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2000YearsOldMan's mecha concepts

Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:47 pm

hey everybody.
Is been a while since I joint this wonderful site. recently, I saw some realy talentful mecha fan's arts here, I am very happy and finally decide to show off some my own concepts. So welcome everyone can give any feedback or comment thanks.

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I believe a good robot is not just has good looking shape, but the most import part I think is be real and useful, so it doesn't to be always certain type looking.
Ok see your all next time.
Cheers.
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Post by Tachyon » Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:13 am

Very interesting work. Thanks for letting us see this.
If you don't like the news then go make some of your own.

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Post by Gpenguin » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:54 am

very nice!
I totally dig the walking tower thing :D

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Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:12 pm

thank guys.
I am working on some new projects right now, soon I post them up.
cheers.
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awesome stuff!

Post by iniaes » Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:09 pm

You are obviousely a talented and imaginative artist, really looking forward to seeing more of your work. :o

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Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:41 pm

thanks iniaes.
Got some more images of my latest 3d mecha concepts.
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some early color sketches of my models.

Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:29 pm

:D
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Post by Ryujin » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:46 am

Isn't the second picture based on a painting of the Tower of Babel? It also reminded me a lot of one of the stories in one of Katsuhiro Otomo's movies (the one with two cities full of cannon).

The shiny one with the twin shoulder-mounted turbines is quite the beauty; has an art deco feel to it. I presume it's related to the first one in your most recent post?

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my graduation demo reel

Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:12 pm

hey guys!
I just graduated, and now I am looking for any kind jobs on 3d modeling/animation and concept design. please contact me if anyone know any information. thanks.
my demo reel site: www.ericguoart.com
my email address: ilonspirit@yahoo.com
got robots in my reel. :)
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Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:09 pm

:D
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Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:10 pm

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a SD MS from the gundam

Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:12 pm

It is a keychain MS. :) Image
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Post by Falk » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:21 am

Mmh, nice looking keychain, though the things in the back may broke in the pocket :wink:

May I suggest something ?
Looking at most of your pictures, it looks like you don't chamfer the edges that much. You should IMHO, so the edges catch the light.
Well I'm a "chamfered-edge whore" personnally, I think I do it even when it's not that usefull, and if I ever have a boss I'll quickly get kicked out for spending to much time on the edges and being out of shedule :wink: .
Well more seriously it looks like you model a lot of things with edited primitives and boolean operations and things like that, while I avoid this as much as I can, I use NURMS (for non-uniform-whatever-whatever-surface), with a meshsmooth on top of it, even for relatively mechanical objects.
Of course the meshsmooth, as the name implies, smoothes the object, and you have to chamfer (double, or triple) the edges to control the edges' smoothing, but I think you know about that as the keychain head seems to be done this way.

Anyway, even if it's a mechanical part, I would always (except for pretty far objects) chamfer (double, or better : triple) the edges.
What I don't like about unchamfered edges is that it's a "perfect edge at mollecular scale". In reality you never have such edges, except for an Xacto blade :wink: that's why I always chamfer, I keep a relatively sharp edge, but it catches light softly.

Even though this means a hell of a mess of polygons, I prefere tripling over doubling cuz' I can keep a better control of edges.
With double edges, the way meshsmooth works, the surface adjacent to the edge will always be affected a bit by the meshsmooth, and may result in "slightly floppy" highlights. With tripled edges, the adjacent surfaces are "protected" from the meshsmooth effect.
If you use max (7 or 8), the "extrude edge" option is great, with no extrusion height but an extrusion base width, you triple the edge in just a few seconds (though you'll have to edit the vertex by hand, cuz' it'll create some ugly polygons, and you only want quads).
Sure it may be longer than modified primitives, but at least you have total control of the mesh, while with primitives, once you've "booleaned" something, you can't really come back. That's why I do almost everything with NURMS/edit poly.
The tipled edge works perfectly also with regular smooth, even with a treshold pushed to 180.

About the picture with a robot ready to smash a city to pieces, do you know the manga Blame! ?
If you like cities and "rough drawings" (I mean rough as spontaneous), you'll like this manga, and may find a lot on inspiration. I like the feel of this one (I like cities, magnificient as well as weird, messy), though I prefere when it's abit more rigorous (I mean in a more realistic way than "caricatural" way^^)

I like the Babel thing too, make me think of Howl's moving castle (not that I liked the movie that much, a bit boring compared to the AMAIZING Totoro), the concept is cool, could fit well in a weird world.
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Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:52 pm

thanks Falk for all your comments.
Yes I use the 3ds max 7, for the modeling.
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a smoother render of zaku keychain.

Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:11 am

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