A Speed Vehicle - Small but fast

Hey People,

Once again I found myself doing a little project…
I’m thinking of a Vehicle That is made for speed and for rough terrains.
As well for the city streets.

I got inspired when I saw a Mice we use for erasing our writing mistakes:
http://www.pirs.si/file.php?id=10008473&width=200&height=200

And I modeled this in 30 min:
http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/269/31087062uf1.jpg
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/9503/93509088sc8.jpg
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/1073/82590687do0.jpg
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/8903/42816966cs8.jpg
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/8272/95595177yd9.jpg
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/5601/76870888fe6.jpg
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/112/24405977wz9.jpg

For now it looks ok, but I’m going to add some details to make it even better…
My plans for it are maybe an animation (movie) or just a great picture.
I hope you like it…
And fell free to comment any good/bad things…

Fort Ash

i like it alot :smiley: …lol i ,ove ure inspiration haa…really nice only thing i would say do the jets move to keep up the back or does it stay up by itself?

Hey,

i like it alot …lol i ,ove ure inspiration haa…really nice only thing i would say do the jets move to keep up the back or does it stay up by itself?

Certainly the Jets move (rotate) to define the position of the back. When the Vehicle isn’t moving the jets are touching the ground. Basically the Vehicle is supported by them. When the Vehicle starts the Jets propel the Vehicle forward, with that also propelling the back into the air. But the rest is done by the force of centrifuge, which keeps the back in the air.
The back is then adjusted by the jets and by the little rockets on the back of the Vehicle.

I’ll explain it further in my next post with some pics, hopefully today.
Till then…

Fort Ash

I see…very interesting :stuck_out_tongue: …cant wait to see more

Hey,

I’ve done the modeling part and it looks so much better!
Here are the pictures.
http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/5817/76947859ac2.jpg
http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/6651/76548420gr4.jpg
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4792/44591020zq8.jpg
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/3430/45262872ee6.jpg
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8976/58635144sw7.jpg
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/636/87844993ti1.jpg
http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/4926/68160350fq1.jpg
http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/1238/56804014jj2.jpg
http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/3605/29839813px9.jpg

And here are all the parts I have added/modified:
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7991/10yi0.jpg

And for me it looks great…
I hope you like it.
Please take a good look at the pictures and tell me if you would change anything…

Next on my list is explaining to you how the Vehicle works, and then coloring it…

Fort Ash

were might the “pilot” sit?
VERY nice btw

Hey,

were might the “pilot” sit?
VERY nice btw

Yeah about the pilot… The original idea was drawn down onto a pice of paper (while we had math in school). Here it is:

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/1609/vehicle2ys8.jpg

As you see the Pilot should sit in the middle of the Vehicle.
But now I am thinking more of a computer guided machine, maybe for making deliveries, braking the land speed world record …

And I’m thinking to also let go of the idea of this Vehicle being small but rather make it the size of a bus…

And thats not the end of my problems…
My problem is that I like the gray images + AO, better than colored/textured ones…
So because I like the gray so much I can’t think of a color for my Vehicle.
And usually I do things really fast If I have an idea, but I’m out of ideas right now:no:.

Nevertheless I did some colors testing:
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6783/1btx6.jpg
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/999/2bvc3.jpg
http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8614/3bfh0.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9424/4bgw2.jpg

Please comment of what you think…
I’m really going for the idea of a brand new Vehicle, so no dirt and no rust on it…

Till then I’m going to do some more testing.

Fort Ash

The big circular thing at the rear (and the jets at close inspection) show edge artefact as they don’t look perfectly curved. Maybe a few more verts there won’t hurt, especially when you have a lot of detailed geometry in there.

Hey,

The big circular thing at the rear (and the jets at close inspection) show edge artefact as they don’t look perfectly curved. Maybe a few more verts there won’t hurt, especially when you have a lot of detailed geometry in there.

I don’t know what exactly are you referring to…
Could you please explain It further…

Fort Ash

About the brand new thingy - most brand new cars have a single color paintjob all over them, so that shouldn’t be your problem.
About the pilot’s seat - Star wars, anybody? :smiley:

Hey,

About the brand new thingy - most brand new cars have a single color paintjob all over them, so that shouldn’t be your problem.
About the pilot’s seat - Star wars, anybody?

Yeah, after some testing I decided just to go with the current color (all the others turned pink:o), but I added some bumps to distort the reflection a little.

Here are the renders for you to compare:
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6783/1btx6.jpg
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/812/5bgb5.jpg

So as you see not a big difference but still its progress.
So, with that I finish the modeling and coloring on the Vehicle,
and I can now focus on the background.

Fort Ash

it is the corners that are there when you create a circle with not enough vertices. the edge needs to be a smooth curve and not have visible edges.

Hey,

Ok, now I understand but the problem is if I would consider fixing that, it would result in me having to make everything new…

I’m going to consider that…

Fort Ash

looks good, but DEWD! for the good of humanity, change that sky color to something other than the default corn blue :smiley:

Quick question… how does the pilot see whats ahead of him? Cameras or something? heh… umm… disregard the question I see now that you changed your plan. I like it, but MORE DETAILS!! =P I’m sure they’re coming. keep it up.

Hey,

Quick question… how does the pilot see whats ahead of him? Cameras or something? heh… umm… disregard the question I see now that you changed your plan. I like it, but MORE DETAILS!! =P I’m sure they’re coming. keep it up.

Uhh… Well since I have little time today and nothing else to do I’m going to explain how the Vehicle works.

In my next post of curse.

Fort Ash

Hey,

Here are some explanations… I apologize, but I didn’t really consider how the Vehicle works so I really can’t explain it well:spin:.

Here are the Images:
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3783/97232240mc7.png
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8356/76957545zw1.png
http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/3783/57108247yj8.png
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/1170/59166412yg0.png

If you would like to know anything else please ask right away:yes:.

Fort Ash

Hey Guys,

I’ve been focusing on how the background (the whole image actually) is going to look like.
So, I decided to make an image with this Vehicle on the road…
So lately I’ve been focusing on the Road Blocks( or a fence… or what ever would you like to call it…) Here is the rendered image of it:
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6896/rb1vh9.jpg

Don’t get fooled by the image as in the end, a lot of these ( joined together ) are going to make the fence of the road…

Fell free to comment any good/bad things…

Fort Ash