My first Post at elsiun !!!

(BaDbOyHeRe) #1

Here are 5 pictures of a Mechanical Mosquito I have been working on the last 3 weekends. Saw a contest for this but on the weekend before expiring. Darn the luck :-? . Anyway, it sounded like a good challenge so I decided to create this. It is complete with armature. I must admit that I need alot of help with lighting and such. Please let me know what you think of it. Must have feedback !!! Blender Free at last :smiley:

(Alltaken) #2

quite nice.

there is omthing funny about it but i just can’t put my finger on it!!!

are you using environment maps for the reflections.
perhaps adding another of the actual environment over the top of the previous or as a new one.

and shadows on the ground always makes it look like its flying.
i’d personally not have any shadows on the pieces of the bug as shinny things have little colour of their own.

good first post.

(BaDbOyHeRe) #3

Your absolutly right. For now there are no envmaps, just a couple of images to represent them later on. I will have that completed in the final. There isn’t any scene built for the mapping. I plan on building 3 mile island with these mosquitos sucking out energy. Also another member told me about the vertices showing and to use subsurf on it. I will indeed. I had to decimate alot of parts today just to be able to join the objects without crashing. I guess I need to improve on my polycounts when modeling. Thanks :wink: