Finally! Modeling is finished. Everything has been updated significantly, from the head blade to the tail. Where the old model involved ~2500 vertices the new one has closer to 10,000.
Several parts received a complete overhaul. You'll notice the cannons are now more reasonably sized, and that the right-side cannon is now a laser-gatling gun. I decided that the old cannons just looked ridiculous, so I started by downsizing them. The gatling was then added because I felt that only one long-range cannon was needed and that it would increase the Genoblade's mid-range capabilities.
The shoulder rockets are now less noticeable as they're integrated right into the shoulder armor. (The old ones, while more visible, just looked atrocious) I also dec…Read more >
Making progress. Slowly. For Genoblade 2.0 I'm starting with a fresh model (ok, fresh import, same model courtesy DGMM on the Google warehouse), this time in the newer version of Blender (looking back I don't know how anyone ever used 2.49), since the old model had some issues after importing; I couldn't move or edit any of the pieces without them glitching and bad things happening. The problem turned out to be trying to import the SketchUp groups, after removing them everything is working great.
I also had to clean up the rather messy import and consolidate ~1000 objects into useful pieces, shaving 170,000 vertices off in the process (that's a lot).
With that out of the way, I want to now redo all of the pieces I modeled into higher-quality …Read more >
So as I've been working on Genoblade, I decided to check on the dimensions of Genosaurer as we've been talking about verifying them... Here's the result:
The orange box is the 23m x 11.7m dimensions given.
Granted, this is the HMM model, not the original, and TT could've easily just made them up without measuring anything. But it's something interesting to note... the height isn't even close to what's given.Read more >
Whoa. Haven't been around in a while, but I like what I see. Liger Zero really caught me off guard...
Anyway, I'm back, and as soon as I figure out what still needs updating / finish staring at the changes / eat lunch... I'll get back to editing. Feels good to be back.
In the meantime, I've been (slowly) working on updates to the Genoblade model, y'all will see them... eventually.
Zoid On!Read more >
I gave you all a little preview by posting the pictures on my user page... but I don't know if anyone has seen them.
So here it is, Genoblade. I've been working on this 3D model for a while now (it's a hobby of mine), after finding the base Genosaurer here, courtesy of DGMM. I exported it from Google SketchUp to Blender, which I used for the modeling. First the tail blade, then the head blade, the backpack, the back blades, the rocket pods, then finally the blades on the forearms. GIMP was used to create the poster... I think it came out pretty well. Comments / criticism is appreciated!Read more >