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Riff_Masteroff
05-24-2010, 03:42 AM
Well, these nurnies are that because they are photos. That is, photos taken from the AndrewsAFB (Maryland, US) air show on May 15th.

My comment, to myself and now to the LW community, is: Do the nurnies/greebles/detail in gaming models or otherwise that I have seen, approach the reality to be had elsewheres?

The zip file allows one to zoom in on the 'deep' mechanism for wing folding of a fifteen year old aircraft.

Nangleator
05-24-2010, 07:07 AM
That first picture is so fake. The canopy needs a break in the specular highlight. Rookie mistake.

(I love the EA-6B Prowler.)

Matt
05-24-2010, 07:11 AM
That first picture is so fake. The canopy needs a break in the specular highlight. Rookie mistake.

(I love the EA-6B Prowler.)

Huh? It's a photo!

Nangleator
05-24-2010, 07:19 AM
Humor mode on.

colkai
05-24-2010, 07:23 AM
lack of smiley threw Matt I think :)

SBowie
05-24-2010, 07:36 AM
Heheheh - gotcha! :)

Matt
05-24-2010, 07:40 AM
Humor mode on.

One post too late it seems :p

Nangleator
05-24-2010, 07:42 AM
Could easily be a million polys just inside the wing. That's a lot of little pipes. Hydraulic lines, I guess. Seems like too many, but maybe it's redundancy.

KurtF
05-24-2010, 10:36 AM
Plus joints to allow the wings to fold.

Riff_Masteroff
05-24-2010, 01:06 PM
Do the nurnies/greebles/detail in gaming models or otherwise that I have seen, approach the reality to be had elsewheres?


Ok, I zoomed in on the "photo real nurnies" myself. No doubt LightWave is capable of 3d'ing this, but have we (in other situations)?

littlewaves
05-24-2010, 01:12 PM
do you reckon all that stuff actually does anything for the plane or did the designer just see star wars and think all the greebles on the falcon looked really cool?

probiner
05-24-2010, 01:57 PM
do you reckon all that stuff actually does anything for the plane or did the designer just see star wars and think all the greebles on the falcon looked really cool?

Now you are talking of yourself :D

Riff_Masteroff
05-24-2010, 02:10 PM
Arguably the P-51 Mustang is one of the most modeled airplanes in the 3d world. I continue to believe that the scene & model provided in the LW5.5 content is one of the best (see URL).

http://www.newtek.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79295&d=1258256676

But, how close to reality does our work get? Sometimes very close (watches and stuff), sometimes not so on-the-money. At what point, if any, do we add a disclaimer: "not quite cutting the mustard"

Nangleator
05-24-2010, 02:22 PM
We are aided inestimably by screen resolutions and by directorial decisions of camera moves.

Advertising artists like myself are aided by our clients' wishes for their products to appear perfect and uncluttered.

How'd you like to model this (http://www.bo.ismn.cnr.it/archivio/strumentazione/1/omicron01_web.jpg) product?

Riff_Masteroff
05-24-2010, 02:27 PM
tnx, Nangleator . . . that is the very disclaimer I was seeking.

shrox
05-24-2010, 02:37 PM
It's just polys and time...

Erwin Zwart
05-25-2010, 01:01 AM
If you call Gruman (?) and get me the STEP out of Catia, Pro-E or SolidWorks, I render it for you ;)
That is how this normally works for me.

cresshead
05-25-2010, 01:36 AM
A portion of the inside of the Tardis, right. ;)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2717/4277463312_5b65587959_o.jpg


i'd like to model her "nurnies" :D

http://www.radiotimes.com/content/features/galleries/doctor-who-exclusive-look-inside-the-new-tardis/06/mainImage.jpg

gordonrobb
05-25-2010, 02:02 AM
Join in? Shivers.

Anyway, I think that if I was going for super high detail, and close up camera work, what would limit it is references.