I’ve been playing a lot of MW4M so was dying to create my own mech, one that could fit into the universe, so most of my sttling cues are from there. If I had a scanner I’d post the sketch, but I don’t so here is an early WIP, form is fixed but details, remaining artifacts and textures need to be done. If I get the time I might do a v. short animation of it annihilating a mad cat.
Cool, have you posted it? I’d love to see.
The rotation in the arms are is supposed to be from the tip to the gun mount, however I don’t require much more than a distance correction swivel from that. The mech is a more aggressive design, something of the same ilk as a Shadowcat or Uziel, both of which have minimal gun movement.
Maybe some bulking up of the swivel gear is needed, make it more obvious.
Yeah, though it is just a variation on the texture map, maybe I should make it more prominent, however I feel the problem is more due to mipmapping. The lack of detail mainly occurs on high angle faces.
nice work so far, but the bend in the arms looks kind of… fake- it doesn’t seem to serve a purpose… the texture you have on there right now is ok, but would someone honestly leave one of these beasts outside that long? they wouldn’t be able to move they’d be so rusty… so maybe clean up the texture a little bit, and possibly make the mech a little more “functional”
Bump is not B/W but a, calc alpha, play with contrast, jobbie, I know: hardly accurate, however it will do for now, once I finish modelling I will play with it rest assured.
They do it with battle ships, why not mechs?? Armour ~ 100mm thick, what is a bit of rust compared with that??
(OK I must admit laziness: I tried to map battle worn paintwork, however the shape is rather complex and I gave up from shear mental exhaustion. Maybe I’ll try once the mesh is finallised (time and arsedness permitting))
A pattern that doesn’t necessarily need to meet at joins is much easier.
As for functionallity, from the description of the Atlas, a large part of a Mech’s functionality in the field is the ability to inspire fear. That is the reason the arms form a Raven/Rook’s wing silhouete.
Anyway I agree the arms need more work and that is the next item on my (long) list of improvements.
Stay posted for more updates (hopefully) soon.
Thanks for your thoughts, they will be in mind believe me.
I think it just has too much rust… I mean, if you look at tanks and battleships and all that kind of stuff… you notice they have rust in only certain spots… this looks like it was left out in the rain for… hundreds of years, just saying you might want to make it rusty rather in the joints, and ventilation points… and tone it down just a little…
as for the bends in the arms… they looks almost like plastic… they just don’t seem right right now… maybe you could like run suspension cables, or put some kind of mobility in the joints… they just looks stiff and round…