View Full Version : X-Wing

12-07-2004, 09:51 AM
Yes I know the Star Wars thing has been done way to many times, but I couldn't resist, with the recent release of the trilogy on DVD I gave in to the tempatation. I worked on this probably for about a week off and on, I still haven't textured it but texturing really isn't my thing so I may just leave it like this.

12-07-2004, 09:58 AM
excellent modeling,
i wish you posted a front and a side view aswell

Scott Gammans
12-07-2004, 12:58 PM
Nice stuff... now post some other views!

It's too bad that texturing isn't "your thing" because that's a beauty of a model. If you're not going to texture her, maybe you should release your mesh into the wild for someone else to have a crack at it!

12-07-2004, 01:34 PM
Yes, it's been done many times ... but what is wrong with that ??? ;-)

Star Wars has been and will be a source of inspiration for many decades in the future. This magical world won't die. I'm 37 and still have fun to see et re-see the movies and i remember those 3 3/4 inches action figures i received for christmas when i was younger !!!

Your model is detailed and really great to look at. Please, do the texturing !!! For us, SW lovers...


12-07-2004, 01:57 PM
Well I must say I'm very impressed with your modelling :)

I remember my attempt at an X-Wing, infact its still my wallpaper and this one puts it to shame (not difficult sadly), but work like this helps me to realise how much I've to learn and keeps that motivation alive because I know it can be done *points* see there it is :)

If you have the time I would like to hear how you went about adding the detail to the mesh, i.e. stencil, seperate unattached objects layed in place etc.

Excellent work, like others I'd like to see some other angles and perhaps a wireframe :)

Take Care


12-07-2004, 02:45 PM
Can i see wireframe plz

12-07-2004, 06:26 PM
:D Excellent model, lets see some other views and wires....


12-08-2004, 07:50 AM
I have toagree with everyone else - great model, please texture, more views!

12-08-2004, 12:52 PM
Ditto everything that has been said. SW can't ever be done too many times!!!

Excellent model - but why oh why only show us the arse end of the ship??!!! Let's see some different angles pl-eeaasssee!!

For a week's work that's a very good job. How many polys in total?

I really think you should have a go at texturing this - even if it's only to make it look like a plastic kit.

Nice render as well BTW.


12-08-2004, 06:38 PM
Okay here is a front view. Wireframes coming shortly. The modeling was pretty simple actually, alot of booleans, and most of the detail was just layering pieces on top of each other. I don't remember off the top of my head what the poly count was, I think about 125,000, but I could be wrong. I was pretty liberal on that point, I didn't really bother about keeping the poly count down as I orignally didn't intend on using this for any animations or anything, but now kind of wish I would have tried to keep it a little lower.

12-09-2004, 11:27 AM
Top wireframe

12-09-2004, 11:28 AM
Rear wireframe

12-09-2004, 11:30 AM
side wireframe

12-09-2004, 12:27 PM
How did you go about modelling the front part of the body (the long bit) - as although it looks deceptively easy, it's not an exact shape is it (I mean the shape is different at the front than at the back).

Another thing you could model is a stand....


12-09-2004, 01:18 PM
Howza 'bout a seat for that silly little droid thingy,
what-ever the heck his name was?! :rolleyes:

12-09-2004, 01:37 PM
Yeah after I finished it I realized I forgot to put a place for RTD2, I have been so busy with finishing projects at school up that I haven't had a chance to go and fix it. I just box modeled the main hull of the ship, There are more sides on the rear of the hull then on the front, I think. trying to recall........ that I merged some points accomplish that.

12-09-2004, 03:21 PM
Good modelling ..... it would be a crime not to texture it!

12-09-2004, 06:49 PM
R2D2 is the name you're alluding to.


12-09-2004, 10:18 PM
Artoo D2
Ssuweet model anywho...

12-09-2004, 10:39 PM
Well Done,So Cool. :eek:

12-10-2004, 08:18 AM
What Simon sez. So texure it, that's an order! ;)

FYI - here's where you will find all the help you need. A four-part series on texturing in LW, written by Leigh van der Byl ("Texture Goddess"). Download them all, and maybe even buy her book and all will be revealed!!

Go down to where it reads SURFACING BASICS:

Here's a link to her book too (it's also LW-specific):

Hope this helps,