BattleField 2142 - L-5 Riesig

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by blaar, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. blaar

    blaar Member

    Thanks alot. I got it. Will start to re-work it (again :( ) but at least I know that it will be correct this time.

    This is what I had up untill now :

    As you can see the texture for the top is no where near in a good fit.

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  2. AoM

    AoM New Member

    Ooh, this is what I get for not paying any attention to PC games. That is gorgeous. If you do it in 1:33, I'd definitely be looking to shrink it a bit to use for some other projects. I'm jealous of the talent so many people here have.
  3. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Bumping this to see if there's been any more progress....
  4. blaar

    blaar Member

    I finally started working on the L5 again. I lost just about all my work but maybe that was a good thing. A lot of the parts did not look right but I think this time round it looks way better and should be quite easy to build. I am using the box method I learned to build mechs from shiftdel and the rest of the community.

    Constructing should be easy and hopefully all parts will fit. So basically build a lot of small boxes and glue them together. :)

    I am going to try and make my own texture for this and I know it will not look good but I figured since I started the whole model from scratch and only using the in game model as reference I should try and make this my own. I will share the OBJ file if anyone ever wants to map the in game texture.

    So here is the blank completed model. Next I must first import into pepa since I know pepa have issues with models from SU (corrupted faces etc) and redo any errors. After that I will try my hand at texturing and after that the unfolding and then the beta build. So still a long way off and I don't have allot of time so this is still loooooooooooooooong to its due date.

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  5. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    very nice looking model.
  6. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    It does look good. Keep working and post when you can. We'll be waiting.
  7. blaar

    blaar Member

    The model is done and I imported the blank into pepakura to check for errors and all is fine. So now into the next hurdle.

    How and where does one start to create a texture. I want to try and use a camo scheme but if I apply the texture in SU it doesn't match up with the corners and doesn't flow into each other and one can clearly see a pattern mis match.

    I was wondering if any one can help. I can supply a OBJ or MSQ file and then maybe can map the camo for me and save the model. But then I will also need a UV map to see where what part is going to fit. I will not need all the exact parts but mainly the bigger areas on the UV. Any help please.

    I am a total noob and what I know about mapping is what I have read the past hour or so in google.
  8. shiftdel

    shiftdel Member

    Hey, Blaar, send me the MQO file and I will texture it for you...
  9. blaar

    blaar Member

    Thanks shiftdel. I have been in a mental craze and finally figured out how to make it look ok with most of the camo matching up. I am applying the tex in sketchup by using the project method and seems to work good. Only problem is I still need to add some details to the camo. But thanks again for your help.

    So, how are you models comming along ?

    Oh, and maybe any one can offer some help. I see that after even scaling the model up to about 22cm in hight the gatling gun parts is going to be very very very small. In fact so small it will not be buildable by the average joe. Any ideas on how I can maybe add in some alternative part for those less in skill like myself.

    I am attaching a screenshot of pepa showing two of the parts on a A4 paper. As you can see it is tiny. I printed it and yep. It is small. Even those barrels are so small one can hardly see the fold/score lines.

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  10. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

    I cannot wait to see and build the end result of this mech!
  11. blaar

    blaar Member

    OK. Finally mapped the base camo texture I made. Think it came out ok'sh. Best I can do with my limited skills. Now I just have to add some details and decals and do the unfold work. :)

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  12. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

  13. blaar

    blaar Member

    Half way done with adding some detail to the main texture.

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  14. blaar

    blaar Member

    Have been hard at work since I am redoing the model from scratch. Just about all the dimentions was wrong and the model did not even look close to the ingame model. I forgot about the ingame model I recieved from another member a while back and rendered some views and have been using those for ref. Must say I am very happy so far and glad I decided on redoing the model.

    The bottom torso or hip area has alot of more detail giving a much better look. The gun ontop is also much bigger in the game than the one I had. Looks better now.

    Need to do the legs and feet then restart the texturing.

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  15. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

    Well right or wrong, if this thing were real, I'd hate to meet it in a dark alley!!
    Looking great blarr.
  16. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    I'm excited about this, I'm an avid 2142 player myself, and the walker has always been one of my favorites. However, I'm more of the reviver guy than a vehicle person :)
  17. blaar

    blaar Member

    Finally done making the model. It has been slow going with me having to little time. Now onto making the texture.

    This is the 3rd time I modeled the L5 from scratch and I think I am now happy with the looks and dimentions. It looks pretty close to the ingame model I think.

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  18. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    Heh. I'd hate to meet this thing in broad daylight. :eek:
    Keep on truckin' Blaar!
  19. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    looks pretty good! ive logged many an hour in one of these, and racked up quite an extensive kill list with it;)
  20. Daikhovalin

    Daikhovalin New Member

    Perhaps you could do a couple of simple cylinders with a texture of the multiple barrels on it?

    I for one would like the high-detail, not-for-the-fumble-fingered version. May be a bit easier to build if each barrel were about the size of a coffe stirring straw and the builder rolled them instead of trying to fold them.

    I'm looking forward to this one. It'll go nicely with the rest of my army of paper mechs.

    Thanks for all of your efforts.

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