Thompson 1928 lowpoly game model
3D , Projects / February 21, 2014

3D preview In pursuit of getting better in 3ds max lowpoly modelling and UV mapping I paid  for Digital Tutors membership and tried one of many their tutorials on this subject. When I saw tutorial Build a tommy gun for use in game  by Maciej Jura I knew I must try it. I must say, that Maciej did very good job with explaing simple and also advanced stuff. It’s complete guide to make game-ready weapon from scratch complete with textures. It suitable for beginners, so I skipped some parts and did some parts by myself, differently from Maciej. But result was unbelievable. I never thought I am capable of something like this. Well it’s not 100% perfect, it has it’s flaws in normal map, but I am pretty satified with result. See for yourself.   One thing I thought I finally learn from this tutorial was how to avoid seams when creating textures, Unfortunetaly, this tutorial doesn’t explain nor do seamless texturing. Download model here: [wpdm_file id=4]

Modelling Skoda fabia mk1 in 3dsMAX
3D , Projects / January 13, 2014

In the middle of exam season I remembered, that I haven’t finished my Skoda Fabia. And because I had so much learning for exams, naturally I had to finish it now. Modelling was pretty easy, except headlights, which I screw up every time. I used polygonal modelling as always (I am afraid of NURBS and other things which has anything in common with splines). And studio render. Studio render whould be final for this model, but this time I wanted to take it step further. So I started building this little scene. And render with materials But the scene looked bit empty, even on reflection you can see, there is not much to reflect. So I added some details to the scene. Now this looks much better, so with this setup I have made final render in vray with standard settings: GI on Primary bounces: Irradiance map (medium quality) Secondary bounces: Brute force AO on HDRI for environment and ambient lightning Depth of field on Displacement edge length 4 pixels Resolution 720p Get it on