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This topic contains 23 replies, has 15 voices, and was last updated by  boadle 12 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #4152

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Just watched Episode III today, and came back and slapped on the orginal trilogy. While I was watching them I did a model of R2D2.
    One of my favourite characters in the series, so glad I finally got around to modelling the little blighter. Will have to do an animation with him next.

  • #21397

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    really nice work!! i love the texturing.

  • #21398

    maniacrobot
    Participant

    Excellent Dave, truly you are the mace windu of modelling! :D

  • #21399

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Cheers for the kind words. I have actually slightly changed the texture for R2’s ‘dome’. It wasn’t quite metallic enough, so I have changed the texture a bit to remedy this.
    I am in the middle of rendering a small 250 frame animation of him so I will post that up when its done sometime tomorrow as it will take 14 hours to render.

  • #21400

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    thats awesome, hopefully once we start gettin some promo animations for our dare project done, we can get them posted up here. whats the poly count on the little tin can??

  • #21401

    Ronny
    Participant

    Fantastic work, Dave! The model is pretty much perfect, stuff in a background to put the icing on the cake.

    Well done! Never stop being amazed by your work. Keep it up. :)

    Considered making C3P0? Could animate a scrap between the two!

  • #21403

    Sofa
    Participant

    Nice model, nice textures look forward to seeing it animated :)

    Sofa

    http://www.phookaentertainment.com

  • #21415

    Idora
    Participant

    very nice work, Dave

  • #21421

    Aaron
    Participant

    Great job man, thats spot on.
    :D

  • #21422

    gizmo
    Participant

    Just watched Episode III today, and came back and slapped on the orginal trilogy. While I was watching them I did a model of R2D2. [/quote:29539a861a]
    So in the space of ~7hours you did that?

    *subscribes to Noopticals newsletter*

    :D

  • #21424

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Cheers guys. The poly count is 64,000.
    I started it about an hour before I started watching the films, so about 8 hours to model and texture it. Spent about another hour or two tweaking the rendering.
    The animation is *still* rendering, been going for 10 hours so far and another 9+ left. For about 10 seconds of animation……….why do I torture myself like this…. :p

    Here is a frame from the animation, just to show the new, more metallic dome texture.

  • #21427

    peter_b
    Participant

    kick ass model there..

    saw the new movie last night, very good indeed. nice and dark!

  • #21428

    beans_w
    Participant

    excellent. texture work is great!!

  • #21429

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Can we have Jar Jar next?

  • #21434

    Pete
    Participant

    No Skyclad, no. Great work Noopt looks lovely

  • #21435

    omen
    Participant

    So Noopt, when are you applying for a position at Lucas Arts?

  • #21439

    Idora
    Participant

    is that why you might miss tonight’s shindig, Dave? waiting for the render to finish…

  • #21444

    Nooptical
    Participant

    …STILL rendering…..the time is going up rather than down….also I noticed some weird effect the glow was causing. There were these white spots appearing all over the render, and I only noticed it at frame 146. So had to open them all up in photoshop and manually remove them……

    Tony, one thing I would never do is sacrifice pints for rendering! :p
    Hopefully I will be able to make it in……

  • #21490

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Simple animation of R2. Had to cut it down quite a lot to keep the movie size down, but also because the render time was excessive with indirect illumination etc. There are some sound effects in there too, so turn on your speakers. :)
    4.5 megs. Bink Video.

    http://www.franticgames.com/portfolio/davemcg/r2d2.rar

  • #21492

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Nice work on the animation Dave. like the sound effects too

  • #21496

    Ronny
    Participant

    Very cool, Dave!

    I’ve been doing a bit of animation myself lately. Getting the file size down while still viewable is an art in itself.

    How did you get the sound effects?

    Well done. 8)

  • #21497

    peter_b
    Participant

    looking good alright.

  • #21501

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Ronny, I got the sound effects from “A New Hope” dvd. It was an art in itself to get some clean effects without C3PO prattling on in the background….. :p

  • #21579

    boadle
    Participant

    Wonderful Dave. You’ve really captured the character of R2, in such a short animation.

    Well done. You truly are the maestro.

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