Shawn Driscoll's Computer Graphics Blog

Object modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, etc.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sidewalk surfing

Pouring more concrete. I goofed some on this. The sidewalk is lower than the ground plane. I guess I can drag the entire building, foundation, and sidewalk up some (as a group) after this model is imported into Vue.

Strike two! I just noticed the curb is too high. 15" at least. Watch your step there. Maybe no one will notice and I can start on the next block up the street? Some neighbors around here are going to be mad about this. Oh, well. Job security.

ADDED APR-30-2011: Ok. I shrunk the sidewalk by one-half. No more tripping over the curb.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

And to think I actually wanted to work there?

Trying a different glass material. Added a couple floors in the building. Hard to see them though. But real buildings don't reveal their floors all that great either.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Charlemagne in modo

A modo render of Apple_UK's free Charlemagne Poser model. The Earth was rendered in Vue Infinite. The stars are from the Glitterato plugin. Postwork done in Paint Shop Pro.

It was a trick getting Poser 6 to even work with this Poser Pro 2010 ship model so I could import it into modo 401 for texturing and rendering.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The golden age of rapid transit

What alternate future is this? Actually, it's the past. Our 1972 to be exact.

Just trying out a theme.

ADDED APR-21-2011: It seems the Department Of Homeland Security now has an interest in this vehicle.

ADDED APR-26-2011: Now Goodrich Corporation is sniffing around. They own what little left there is of Rohr.

What they need to do is fly out to Pueblo. The Holy Grail is what they'll find there.

Better late (fourty years) than never

I forgot I had made these. Side and top views of the Rohr Aerotrain.

I want to redo them using the commercial Rohr paint job from the '70s, instead of the current U.S. Federal DOT colors it still has out in some desert somewhere.

One last one for the road.