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Bones_3DFC
10-28-2003, 12:15 PM
This is loosely based on a Tester's Brand, Die cast model.
I was in a funk about modeling vehicles so my wife bought me a
$9, hobby-model of a '32 Ford Truck Hot Rod. It of course came
in pieces - allowing me to model it as separate parts of a whole
and thus, breaking the funk.
Looking at it now - I should bump Map the license plate :)
and other possible details.
For the most part, a completed piece:
http://www.3dfightclub.com/~bones/uploads/images/truckrosity.jpg

oxyg3n
10-28-2003, 03:55 PM
I think that you have nice model there. I dont know if you are trying to just make it look like the testers model or the real thing but I would add some texture to it to and dirty it up so that it doesnt look so perfect. I think that the following things can be improved upon also:

You can add glass to the headlights, windshield and windows.

Maybe you could add more detail to the tires for example treads on the bottom of them and maybe some text on the side of them.

The wheels, and headlights could also be made to look like chrome and the steering wheel looks like a plastic part from the model. But again, I am not sure if you are trying to make it look like the model if you are, you did a good job. Keep us posted on your progress.

timsvw
10-29-2003, 06:11 PM
Hey bones nice model. I also see you are not to far from me. I live in Fond du Lac, Wi.

renderingfarmer
10-29-2003, 06:19 PM
uuugh. I love the truck, very classy. you wrote it's based on a real model, I saw (forgot where) someone who did a really cool trick with bump maps and specularity maps or something giving the impression of a real-world pain job, ie darker blotches, thicker/thinner areas. It really added to the final render.
But please change the License Plate font. Comic Sans MS sucks!

Bones_3DFC
10-29-2003, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by timsvw
Hey bones nice model. I also see you are not to far from me. I live in Fond du Lac, Wi.
Finally! Someone close to me!
New User Group! New User Group!
First meeting in Milwaukee or Fon Du Lac? :)

timsvw
10-29-2003, 09:16 PM
I heard some where that there was a user group in Milwaukee but I have not been able to find out any info on it.

Bones_3DFC
10-30-2003, 06:21 AM
Hi -
I didn't mean to neglect my critique.
Thanks for looking, you guys.
This model could go in many different directions.

I guess it feels complete to me because:
it needed to be fairly simple - it needed to fit a friend's
requirements - he wanted simple animations from several of us
and the concentration was to be on the model - not to go
overboard with textures, lights, etc.
He has paragraphs on his intent for his college-level project.
But I won't bore you, further.

Anyway - I needed to animate 20 seconds of this truck and I did
not want to tie up my computer in doing so - herein lies any evidence
of laziness :)

Thank you for commenting! It's good to get feedback!