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  • #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.

  • #21397


    really nice work!! i love the texturing.

  • #21398


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

  • #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.

  • #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??

  • #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!

  • #21403


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



  • #21415


    very nice work, Dave

  • #21421


    Great job man, thats spot on.

  • #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?

    *subscribes to Noopticals newsletter*


  • #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.

  • #21427


    kick ass model there..

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

  • #21428


    excellent. texture work is great!!

  • #21429


    Can we have Jar Jar next?

  • #21434


    No Skyclad, no. Great work Noopt looks lovely

  • #21435


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

  • #21439


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

  • #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……

  • #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.


  • #21492


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

  • #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)

  • #21497


    looking good alright.

  • #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

  • #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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