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Natess44
02-20-2003, 06:59 PM
Well since the forum is slowing down a little and most of the people that really know how to use A:M are here, How does this look? http://www.geocities.com/natess44/radio3.jpg

I still have some modeling to do and I'm not too pleased with the scratches in the center.

gra4mac
02-20-2003, 07:16 PM
Yahoo won't let me veiw your page. Why don't you upload it here?

Cheers, Graham

Natess44
02-20-2003, 07:28 PM
Well I can't post it here, too big but I put it on angelfire those that can't see it on geocities will surely be able to see it on angelfire :)
http://www.angelfire.com/bc3/natess44/radio.html

gra4mac
02-20-2003, 07:39 PM
Hay.That looks like the one that was stolen from my car. :) Looks good. How did you model the philips screws? The scratches on the dial cover look too even.

Cheers, Graham

PJC
02-20-2003, 07:52 PM
I think it's a very solid model, although I don't think I'd put it in my car ;) Was it modeled after a real-life brand?

Is the black texture a bitmap? The left front seems to have a visible seem of some sort, but it could be my eyes.

Good modeling job!

WHeres it gonna go?

- pjc

Natess44
02-20-2003, 07:58 PM
Thanks. The screws are really simple,(I was going to cheap out and make them with booleans but it didn't work:)) they are 4 point circles connected with hooks and cp's to a 16 point t(little t) shaped that was extruded. That's about it. Here's a picture:
http://www.angelfire.com/bc3/natess44/screw.jpg

Natess44
02-20-2003, 08:02 PM
The black isn't a texture map it's a procedual texture with a bump map over it. As for the seem, it was a bias not adjusted properly :) This is just a practice model it's not going anywhere yet.
It was modeled after a real radio(old one at that).

Dearmad
02-21-2003, 05:13 AM
That's pretty good. Only crit I'd have is that the reflection on the *side* of the metal buttons is a little too clean or maybe just too much. Try a drop-off maybe or just flat out lower the %.

Also, you DO have some lights behind your panel there, right? Or somelighting solution for backlighting it at night right? ;)

Natess44
02-21-2003, 06:12 AM
I've only been playing with A:M for a year so I'm not too sure how to use the reflectivity fall off or even what it does(I guess I'll play with it:)). As for lights, I haven't got that far but I've thought about it. Thanks for the reply and thanks for those that have replied so far, it's been helpful.

Natess44
02-27-2003, 08:40 PM
Well I've added the dials, the case but I have a probelm. The front part of my model is composed of mostly of booleans to make a nice and smooth surface. I also have a trasparent boolean in the front of my model for the plastic on the radio but when I render I get the booleans that are behind the transparent boolean showing through(look at the picture below). I even have those booleans on a different bone(parent and child, the parent is not connected to any other bone). I have tried to fix the problem by using patches that aren't booleans but it doesn't work and I've also tried them as booleans as well. I still have few more things to do but here it is: http://www.angelfire.com/bc3/natess44/radionew.jpg

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