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themaxx
12-17-2003, 11:10 PM
needs paint.

http://rocketsheep.com/temp/bigwheel_18_800.jpg

mgreenway
12-18-2003, 01:01 AM
Nicely done.
and just in time for christmas.

starbase1
12-18-2003, 05:57 AM
I really like those seams on the plastic, wierd how the flaws make it look real!

I think I can see some obvious polys on the wheel rim though...

Nick

aliens
12-18-2003, 06:00 AM
ie looks so real! awesome with a blue/red/yellow paint :D

cg-freak
12-18-2003, 03:52 PM
Great man, looks superreal already, ppplease colour it and give it a nice radiosity render for christmas...:)

riki
12-18-2003, 05:16 PM
Looks great, saw it on CG channel this morning. Can you post some wires.

hrgiger
12-18-2003, 06:16 PM
Awesome modeling. Very nicely done. Slap some color on that thing and do a nice hdri rendering.

LWRhino
12-18-2003, 09:20 PM
awesome awesome awesome !!!

looks great iŽam wating for the finished one.

bye, Holger

themaxx
12-18-2003, 09:46 PM
thanks so much for the kind remarks!

here are a couple of wireframes:

http://rocketsheep.com/temp/bigwheel_wire_subpatch.jpg

http://rocketsheep.com/temp/bigwheel_wire_wheel02.jpg

riki
12-18-2003, 10:13 PM
Thanks, really clean mesh btw.

Just looking at the original image I could tell you'd done a great job.

ptaverner
12-19-2003, 09:18 AM
That looks really nice.
Never had one as a child.... always wanted one!

Peter

adrian
12-20-2003, 12:22 PM
That's fantastic modelling - can't wait to see it textured.

I agree about the subtle creases/dents in the model which really make it stand out.

Did you use images as reference or just do it off the cuff so to speak?

Could you please tell me your lighting/rendering settings to get that nice clean render? Did you use radiosity?

Adrian.

HowardM
12-20-2003, 01:28 PM
that freaking rocks!
now make a green machine!
anyone remember those?!
:)
Here is the new one, cant find the old 80s one! (http://www.huffybikes.com/products/greenmachine_details.html)damn kids and technology! I want one of the new ones! :)

themaxx
12-20-2003, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by adrian
Did you use images as reference or just do it off the cuff so to speak?
It's loosely based on images I found online.

Originally posted by adrian
Could you please tell me your lighting/rendering settings to get that nice clean render? Did you use radiosity?
Yep. Here's how I set up the render:
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Create a dome with the polys facing inward. (I include a ground plane in this object for convenience, but give it a separate surface.)
On the dome surface, set diffuse to 0 and luminosity to 100%.
In layout, bring up the properties dialog on the dome and turn off "self shadow" and "cast shadow".
Place your object inside the dome.
Turn radiosity on. (monte carlo, 4 x 12 works pretty well)
Since radiosity is going to illuminate the scene, the other lighting needs to be cut way back. In this scene I set ambient to 5% (I do this anyway, radiosity or not), and I set the global light intensity to 40% to cut the other lights in the scene down.
Hit F9 and go get a sandwich. ;)
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starbase1
12-22-2003, 05:50 AM
I also like to use half a sky dome, (otherwise as you describe). This gives a bit more directionality to the lighting, but keeps shadows very soft.

Nick

Pensart
12-23-2003, 11:53 AM
very impressive, i like it

Turner
01-16-2004, 08:32 AM
Really nice stuff!

Are the pedal cranks long enough?

And where's my handbrake?!?!

(For the record, yes, of course I remember the Green Machine... perfect high-back seat for rear-end protection in demolition derbies...)

Andrew

muzzy
01-17-2004, 02:19 AM
good modelling.