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Postby Sarah Huntrods on Mon Jan 28, 2002 1:38 am

That was all drawn by hand and then coloured in photoshop (well psp6 actually, but close enough).
Heh, I've polished my boots so many times in the army, I didn't even have to look at them to draw them.
Actually I've been experimenting with 3D modelling, but I'm not yet familiar enough with it to be able to come up with anything fast enough to be useful. I'm hoping to get good enough at it to be able to either come up with models for drawing reference (which would have been nice for that gun because I was having some perspective problems with the thing), or to try to integrate the 3D right into the comic.
Maybe by the summer...but for now, It's just faster to draw.
I suppose for something like the gun I could build a rough model in 3D just to get the perspective right and just use it for reference. Oh well, next time...<P>Actually, come to think of it, making a quick and dirty 3D model is probably easier than drafting a 3 view orthographic on paper and trying to derive perspective views just by staring at the thing...
Now I just need to scrounge up some money to buy a good 3D program. I hate having to travel 1.5 hours to get to school just to use their stuff.<p>[This message has been edited by Sarah Huntrods (edited 01-28-2002).]
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Postby Cannonshop on Mon Jan 28, 2002 3:43 am

Of course, Sarah, you could just build a model in "realspace", with PVC pipe and old toys...
Not only quicker, and, cheaper, but, you could then either sell it at a Con, or, auction it off online...<P>------------------
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Postby Sarah Huntrods on Mon Jan 28, 2002 8:21 am

Yeah, but it's actually more difficult drawing from life than it is working with mathematical drafting and perspective systems. Well...for mechanical stuff anyway.
I prefer drawing "organics" from life, but it's quicker now for me to just go on intuition...in other words, if it looks right, go with it.<P>Actually that gives me another idea...there must be some way to derive a perspective drawing from an orthographic using mathematics. In lieu of not having a right handy 3D program that can do that, I'm going to look into it and figure out how to do it the old fashioned way.<p>[This message has been edited by Sarah Huntrods (edited 01-28-2002).]
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Postby POnju on Mon Jan 28, 2002 8:50 am

pretty cool! How do you draw all that stuff - is that actually 3D models or is it just photoshop?<P>cool gun! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Sforzie on Mon Jan 28, 2002 9:51 am

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Postby Sarah Huntrods on Tue Jan 29, 2002 4:11 am

I find with 3D programs you really do get what you pay for. I've tried too many cheap or free crappy ones. Now I'm going for something big and expensive. I can't afford Lightwave right now, but Cinema 4D doesn't look too bad and I just found out I can get it for really cheap (in comparison) with student discount. I'm going for it!
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Postby Justinpie on Tue Jan 29, 2002 11:07 am

What about Milkshape 3D? It's free for 30 days and like 20 bucks after that.
People use it to design penal-implant kinda weapons for Max Payne, Half-Life, Quake, etc, and imports exports to all the other big 3d programs. S'cool. <A HREF="http://www.milkshape3d.com/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.milkshape3d.com/</A>
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Postby Rask on Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:28 am

Don't forget that Maya is coming out with a student's version that's free for non-commercial use. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif">
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Postby Sarah Huntrods on Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:24 am

I'll believe that when I see it. In the mean time, I've just ordered C4D for two reasons. It's only $200-$300 student price, compared to its list price of $1500, and it's what I'm using at school so I'm already somewhat familiar with it. It's the kind of nicely intuitive program that you can learn all the basics of it just by fiddling with it for a while. I like that.
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