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ChrRambow
07-15-2004, 04:46 PM
Hi,

great idea for a challenge. A lot to learn from.

ok heres mine approach so far. I am using Cinema 4D and Dynamics.
A trebuchet with a laaarge spring connected to the ground.
A lil bit Jules Verne like ;)

http://www.art-3d.com/images/challenge/trebuchet/trebuchet.jpg

and two animationtests:

http://www.art-3d.com/images/challenge/trebuchet/trebuchet_test.mov

http://www.art-3d.com/images/challenge/trebuchet/trebuchet_test_2.mov

cheers,
Christian

veanova
07-15-2004, 04:49 PM
Haha! Awesome concept.. but that isn't really a trebuchet, is it? It's more like a spring-powered catapult :) I'm not an expert on siege weapons or anything, but I though the term "trebuchet" applied to siege weapons that relied on a system of weights to increase their range.. might be wrong though ;)

ChaosCommand
07-15-2004, 06:16 PM
hehe... it is simple... but it looks cool

truism
07-15-2004, 07:56 PM
KoRn_ART

before you start into your current model too much, you should REALLY look into what a trebuchet really is. What you currently have is a catapult/onager. Trebuchets have a free-floating weighted arm supported on the top of the structure that "flings" (like if you were to use your arm and a sling), as opposed to a basket that "lobs", like you currently have. The only source of a trebuchet's energy is gravity -- no springs are involved.

Best of luck in the contest!

WhiteRabbitObj
07-15-2004, 08:30 PM
KoRn_ART

before you start into your current model too much, you should REALLY look into what a trebuchet really is. What you currently have is a catapult/onager. Trebuchets have a free-floating weighted arm supported on the top of the structure that "flings" (like if you were to use your arm and a sling), as opposed to a basket that "lobs", like you currently have. The only source of a trebuchet's energy is gravity -- no springs are involved.

Best of luck in the contest!

Was about to say the same thing. This unfortunately isn't a trebuchet. So, do it for yourself if you want but it breaks the rules. I don't know if there will be any sort of judging but having a catapult like you have now would certainly disqualify you. Nice design for the catapult though.

ChrRambow
07-15-2004, 08:40 PM
oh :argh: thanks for the reminder ... i will start a new one then. :banghead:

cheers,
chris

ChrRambow
07-15-2004, 10:43 PM
ok here is a test of a real trebuchet. :)

http://www.art-3d.com/images/challenge/trebuchet/chr_trebuchet_01.mov

ChrRambow
07-16-2004, 04:52 PM
one update:

http://www.art-3d.com/images/challenge/trebuchet/cowflow.jpg

and the movies.

function test:

http://www.art-3d.com/images/challenge/trebuchet/chr_trebuchet_02.mov

and the cow throw in action :buttrock:

http://www.art-3d.com/images/challenge/trebuchet/chr_trebuchet_03.mov

cheers,
chris

opus13
07-16-2004, 04:56 PM
you, sir, are scary.

in a good way.

wildekyote
07-17-2004, 03:46 AM
Thats hysterical! :) Even better is to see the cow when it lands.

ChrRambow
07-17-2004, 12:04 PM
;) thanks guys .... the cows love it ... really

I will post a landing cow later .... need to replace this with a more cartoony model.

westiemad
07-17-2004, 04:34 PM
ahahahahahahahahahah, i like it, can u make it splat tho? That is awesome.

ThirdEye
07-29-2004, 12:48 AM
Well done Christian, love the cow :D

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