Star Wars: The Force Awakens: X-Wing 3D build for Free.

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by DJStratoArt, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Merry Christmas! :) I know this is too complicated to be turned into a paper card model, but if anyone would like to have the 3D model of it, I offer it freely.

    I just finished my Phase 3 build of this new ship in Cinema 4D. I've exported it as a .OBJ and a .C4D file for free for anyone interested in it. If anyone here would like to take it and extrapolate the front, back, side, top and bottom views from their own 3D program, feel free to. I was trying to build it as a simple 3D model to be converted to a card model at first, but I got carried away with the details. I'll begin my phase 4 and 5 of the model soon, this will be the cockpit interior, landing gear, and extra details and finally, textures.

    The wings are animated too, but only for those who have Cinema 4D.

    You can see my progress of my build on Flickr:

    Here are the links to the files:

    .OBJ format:
    no textures or animation.

    .C4D format:
    basic textures, wings are animated.

    I'm not sure how to upload to the file section, it seems it's too large to upload here, but feel free to put it in resources if you'd like. (the R2-D2 and a small amount of greeble pieces are from - noted within the .zip file. But all the rest, I scratch-built.

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    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
  2. Marman

    Marman Member

    The detail of this is awesome. This is ready for toy making.
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  3. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Thanks! or 3D printer! Perhaps someone can take it and at least let it be of use to help make plans for a model, that's kind of what I'm hoping. ;)
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  4. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    Thanks for this early X-mas gift!
  5. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Very nice build...
    Now let's see who turns this x wing into paper first :)
  6. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Very, very cool - waiting for a paper model..........- merry Christmas to all.
    By the way: Fans of Star Trek are "Trekies" what are Fans of Star Wars "Warsies?"
  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I think they are called "Warslers" in Germany ... :fight:
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  8. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    DJS", that is superb!! I am at a loss of words!! I thought I saw that in an old picture I had though? :)

    Never seen it.jpg
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  9. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    haha, cool! Well, I hope someone can use the dimensions and all and see if they can create simpler shapes from it for a paper card model, if so, I'd build it in a heart beat. I just got crazy with the details. I was all set to release it freely, then someone had given me an image of the back of the thing and I had to revamp it. Obviously it isn't 100% accurate, but like you said, with the very limited photos of the thing, I think I got it fairly close. It was hard as heck to figure out how the wings operated, some of it is just pure imagination on my part.
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  10. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I just noticed something... Can it be that the wings fold up / down differently? I may be wrong but I think they split in the middle, the engines remain in one piece... However, please do not change your model because it reflects superbly the MCQuarrie X-Wing. :)
  11. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Not according to the teaser trailer:

    They split along the horizontal like the older X-Wings, but they also split along the vertical.

    I took a screenshot and increased the contrast as well as removed any color so I could see how they split.

  12. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Someone had created this help, though in reality, the top wedge-like box goes along with the top engine.


    Also, the new X-Wing is based off of Ralph McQuarrie's art, but with the added vertical split to the wing.

    Also, there are already 3D printed models of the new X-wing made by Shapeways:


    And over at DeeplyObsessed: he also correctly interpreted the wing split:

  13. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

  14. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Just remember, that there are no fan blades in the engines. The engines, according to official Star Wars tech. are fusion engines, not air breathing engines.

    Even the older X-Wing engines - they weren't air breathing inlets, as a fusion engine don't need to breath air like our traditional air compression-to-thrust jet engines do.

  15. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    WOW! Great info - the vertical folding got me! :)

    (And thank Godness you haven't seen one of the biggest facepalms of the year..! ;) :D )
  16. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    No problem! I'll tell you it took me a while to figure out how it split, and then I tried it and it worked well. Then I saw the Shapeways models to confirm my ideas, and then I saw that blog. Personally, I love the next generation X-Wing - it still retains the X-Wing, still retains the nose section except it's a tad shorter. It still retains the droid socket, and though you don't see an R2 unit in the "Force for Change" video with JJ Abrams standing next to the full size X-Wing: -

    you DO see a droid in a leaked photo:
  17. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Here are all the reference photos or screenshots
    that I've been able to find on the next generation TFA X-Wing


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  18. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    The wings splitting are nonsensical, and the engine splitting is just nonsense, in the "Star Trek" tradition!! Looks neat, but there is a reason Bi planes or X wing shaped aircraft aren't made, and wings in space are useless, except for mounting weapons too. Your Render is excellent. It would be easy to make a model from it. You did not over complicate it, which shows your prowess at you understanding of CAD. I personally wish they did the split wing tips. Oh well, it should be lots of fun anyways. Thanks for the Renders. There are so many of these ships made out of paper, I can't justify making another. :)
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  19. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    It's really about what looks cool, that's all it is, just pure artistic fantasy. But that's what makes Star Wars cool. That's why it's more fantasy than sci-fi like Star Trek is. There doesn't need to be really any rhyme or reason. Star Wars is a willful suspension of disbelief. In reality, there's no reason to split the wings like that and put lasers on wingtips far apart from the craft's center (that's a giant gap of fire), but that's obviously not what Star Wars is about. It just looks COOL! hehe
  20. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I only say: Hey, you can hear sound in Space! ;)

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