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May 19, 2005 at 7:54 pm #4152
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.
May 19, 2005 at 8:33 pm #21397
really nice work!! i love the texturing.
May 19, 2005 at 9:00 pm #21398
Excellent Dave, truly you are the mace windu of modelling! :D
May 19, 2005 at 10:20 pm #21399
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.
May 19, 2005 at 10:32 pm #21400
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??
May 19, 2005 at 10:41 pm #21401
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!
May 20, 2005 at 12:17 am #21403
May 20, 2005 at 9:24 am #21415
very nice work, Dave
May 20, 2005 at 9:58 am #21421
Great job man, thats spot on.
May 20, 2005 at 9:58 am #21422
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?
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May 20, 2005 at 10:22 am #21424
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.
May 20, 2005 at 10:33 am #21427
kick ass model there..
saw the new movie last night, very good indeed. nice and dark!
May 20, 2005 at 10:43 am #21428
excellent. texture work is great!!
May 20, 2005 at 10:49 am #21429
Can we have Jar Jar next?
May 20, 2005 at 12:14 pm #21434
No Skyclad, no. Great work Noopt looks lovely
May 20, 2005 at 12:46 pm #21435
So Noopt, when are you applying for a position at Lucas Arts?
May 20, 2005 at 1:07 pm #21439
is that why you might miss tonight’s shindig, Dave? waiting for the render to finish…
May 20, 2005 at 2:58 pm #21444
…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……
May 23, 2005 at 11:03 pm #21490
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.
May 23, 2005 at 11:25 pm #21492
Nice work on the animation Dave. like the sound effects too
May 24, 2005 at 9:44 am #21496
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)
May 24, 2005 at 9:57 am #21497
looking good alright.
May 24, 2005 at 11:22 am #21501
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
May 26, 2005 at 2:45 pm #21579
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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