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    Default New WIP 38' Tank

    I've been idle for a while and got the itch to use Blender again so went hunting for a new project.

    Started this last night...



    If you use Blender... you really need to *keep* using it to keep your skill level up... stuff is easy to forget.
    Last edited by pwillard; 09-23-2022 at 10:10 AM. Reason: spelling
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    Nice! Glad you're getting back into it.
    -Tom

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    It used to take me weeks to get this far. This is about 5 hours or so. So yeah, still fun.

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    Another WIP Shot

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    Very nice.
    I hope, the Community can understand my posts.

    Michael

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    That is a good looking model Pete.

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    Oh yeah! Very nice.
    -Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwillard View Post
    It used to take me weeks to get this far. This is about 5 hours or so. So yeah, still fun.

    5 hours??? That looks excellent

    Would probably take me 5 years to get half as far

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    Well, the primary point of my post was 1) if you keep at it, it gets easier 2) Making 3d stuff is a learned/practiced skill and not an innate talent. Also, you don't focus on where you are weak and let it get you down. You can work on getting better at your own pace. I know that my wheels and trucks were always sub-par, so I use Erick Cantu's bogie models (available for download at Elvas Tower).

    Note: I'm rightfully embarrassed by some of the models I've made in the past and actually uploaded but if you look at it as progressing from "complete novice" to Apprentice and then on to Journeyman status... you can see it all with a positive attitude.

    With Blender being free and actually so much better than TSM, 3D Crafter(Canvas), and even GMAX (all of which are now essentially abandonware), we really should be seeing more people giving Blender a try. Yeah, like everything, it has a learning curve... and it's like a 747 cockpit but if you remind yourself 'you will only use 25% of Blender's features for game assets' you can do ok.
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    and step 2...

    Here it is in-game.

    No weathering... so not much contrast at this point... but ORTS isn't complaining. (yet)

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