Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fuck You, MS Paint

My old arch nemesis, screwing me over like always.
Many an apology for the not so great quality of the following renders. They are of course an update of my TAFE tank, in which I originally rendered to .BMP. I decided to upload them to my Facebook art file (as you do) only to find that Facebook doesn't accept bitmaps. After laughing me arse off for a little while, I decided to convert them to jpeg. I could of done it better in Photoshop but since I'm lazy, I decided to just do a save as in MS Paint.
Notice how I went save as instead of just save? Yeah, that's suppose to create an entirely new file. MS Paint decided just to overwrite my BMP's instead and just leave me with the crappy compressed jpeg's. They went from about 1.37mb's to 40kp's.
So fuck you MS Paint, and while I'm at it, fuck you Vista. I'm sure you had something to do with it you slippery gypsie.

Anyways, here are the renders themselves. The modelling is pretty much done (bar some tweaking) and the texturing will begin soon.
It's 81,401 polygons just in case anyone cares.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I’m Blue da ba dee da ba dow...

You might be wondering where updates are on my current 3D project. It would appear that I haven't worked on it one bit since I posted about it unfortunately, every bit of my 3D happy time is currently going into my current TAFE project instead.
This is a high poly tank, which I'm about 60 or 70% done with modelling. I thought I mind as well post the development of it here while the record room goes into a temporary limbo.

da front

da back
The bits I need to work on include most of the turret, and the back bit that's just a flat face right now plus some other bits and bobs. Obviously it's not going to be blue as the texturing is pretty much the second part of the 3D unit. All class time is modelling now and I have about three weeks until I need to hand it in fully modelled. From there the class will all be texturing and lighting.

For those of you who know nothing about tanks (which was me before this assignment), this particular tank is a M47 Patton. Read more about it here if you're interested.
Here is what it looks like in the real world:

Sunday, September 4, 2011

So Much To Post, So Little Productiveness

Is productiveness even a word? Apparently according to Google it is, I guess you do learn something new everyday.
The point is that I have so many different things to post about on here, but I don't. I dunno why, I'm not lazy, honest. I really can't figure it out, maybe just the pure amount to blog about is overwhelming? Who knows, but lets take it one baby step at a time shall we?

I took the following set of pictures while on a fairly recent family holiday to France. If you want to read more about that, look here and here (the second post is my favourite!). Anyway's, one of the towns I stayed in was called Pontlevoy, which is in the middle of the country. Of course like everything in France, its quite old. All over the town they had these one hundred and something year old photographs posted on the walls in the locations they were originally taken.
I have taken my own picture of those, and then tried to match them with their present day counterparts. There was some guesswork sometimes as I couldn't usually look at the older picture and the present day scene at the same time, but I feel as if I did an okay job. Plus I had had a few 1664's at the time (hic!), so there is that to consider also. France sure does have some good grog.

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