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Postby Tzan » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:11 pm

I made it in Lightwave 9.2
Its not a high rez model, just 1250 polys. So you may see some facets.

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Postby Bonn-o-Tron » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:15 pm

You sir, are a winner.
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Postby Blitzen » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:33 pm

Do a backflip!

That is seriously COOL.
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Postby piltogg » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:05 pm

slick 8) good job!
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Postby Tzan » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:14 am

Thanks guys!

Its not 100% exact, I know there are still a few spots that are off a bit, even though I measured them 10 times. Its not easy to measure to fractions of a millimeter :)
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Postby kidko » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:23 am

It's better than I could do (minus my lack of Lightwave skill...).

Looks good. The head is really clean, and the only thing that sticks out, to me, are the hands... the insides of them don't seem very smooth.

By the by, what do you plan to use it for, other than bragging rights for your Lightwave mastership?
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Postby Tzan » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:43 am

Yeah I spotted those lines on the hand too, not sure what happened there. I have some non-planar polys in the arm, so I'll be giving everything another look. I just wanted to post what I had so far.

The head has 24 segments and the hand only 12, should have probably done a few more, although the arm has 12 and will look ok once I fix a few polys.

I have a Lightwave job comming up soon and I havent even touched it since March 06, so I need some practice and this seemed like a good idea. I might make a MiniMe out of it. :)

I was also thinking about using my new found minifig lore to design a similar style minifig that doesn't break patents.
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Postby G2 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:58 pm

Hey Tzan, is there any plans on animating your minifig in Lightwave ?
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Postby Tzan » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:10 pm

I have thought about it. I've never rigged and animated anything before, but this looks simple enough to experiment with. We'll see, it wont happen anytime soon though.
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Postby G2 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:33 pm

There are some (at least one) 3D Lego animation samples at YouTube. Go have a look, if you need some inspiration.

Have a look at this one: Nice Pants
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Postby King of Brix » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:05 pm

Very nice. Only thing I'd suggest, is that the head seems a bit tall and skinny to me... Might want to edit that by a little bit... And I absolutely must learn how to do this.
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Postby Tzan » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:29 pm

Thats a bit of an optical illusion, I noticed that too and had to double check. The head is 10mm wide and 8.5mm tall, not counting the stud or neck.
I was debating droping it down to 8mm.

Hold a minifig in your hand at a 45 degree angle(ish).

But yeah it looks wrong, but isn't.

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Postby Leonardo812 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:28 pm

Nice model. I'm making one right now. Yes, Lego guys are some of the easiest characters to animate.
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Postby Pvt Expendable » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:43 pm

Wow thats one kicking model!!!!!!


Say I have no idea what lightwave is,.. so is this for animation or making stat cards?
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Postby Tzan » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:48 pm

Thanks guys

Lightwave is made by Newtek. B5, Star Trek, 300 and lots of other movies/tv shows use it for CG animation.

http://www.newtek.com/
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