Thursday, March 17, 2011


so here is the "final" in quotations because its obviously not finished but the deadline was this past sunday, so this is as far as I was able to get it with all the problems I've been having with my computer, and with the displacement maps.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In Soviet Russia, tank models YOU!

So it's been awhile, I've just been lazy posting new stuffs up but I've been doing some R&D at home (mostly rigging and workflow stuff).  I'm pretty sure you guys noticed already that I'm a bit of a military weapons nerd, and I'm not sure why I haven't done this already, but I've decided to model a tank.  I'm planning to fake a lot of detail using normal / displacement maps so I'm thinking of keeping the model somewhat medium weight.  Though my biggest challenge is figuring out a good way to rig those tank threads - I figure it needs to be a sort of "rubber band" style setup but I have no idea at this point.  Anyhoo, if anybody cares, this is a real tank, a Russian T54/55, some references here: