here is an image of the first item i finished.
lol, i started with the hydrant because i yet don’t know how the machine itself will look like. I guess i have overdone the detail for that stupid hydrant but who cares =p.
for the main part i’ve used a cylinder some extrusens and the face cut tool. the bolts are also made out of simple cylinders with two facecuts to make the edges.
everything is subsurfaced what gives the model nice edges for free (without beveling). Damn i really love subsurfaces!
think it was a clever idea. a bit better modelling, plus OSA should do the trick.
it has a lot of potential for an animation, too.
lol, a lot of better modelling is needed
SpindleRift: the idea of the projector is nice. but i think i’ll stick to the monitor or maybe not. damn i cant decide =p
the gyro device, well i guess i understand what you mean but i cant imagine the thing as a machine.
a new idea is to put the band with the dog on an hydraulic device so it can simulate raising and earthquakes to the poor dogy =]
about the style, i will make it some kind of “realistic” (at least i’ll try it). i want the machine to look possible in the mechanical way but with the first look you should know that it is somthing totally stupid/insane.