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11 November 2003, 02:54 PM
Hi everyone.

Now I'm 30hours awake and I just finished some renderings of a space taxi that I modeled and textured the last 2 days.
(Additional modeling & texturing: Johannes Gross).
It is part of a 2 1/2 days project we are working on right now. In the 4th term (at the German Film School) we have to create a space scene in 2 1/2 days. (Designing, modeling, texturing, animation, rendering and compositing). We are almost finished. Just preparing the scene for rendering. Hope to be able to post the animation soon.

11 November 2003, 04:11 PM
Good stuff. I like the colors and the model design. Keep it coming along, I would love to see the finnished animation.

11 November 2003, 04:57 PM
very nice model....I'm looking forward to the animation

11 November 2003, 05:08 PM
Good design ! This is very different from all the stuff ever made ! This is very well textured !

11 November 2003, 05:11 PM

Cool design! The front looks a little "chopped off" in the top-view. Also it looks quite small for a taxi...

I like the texturing! The shading should be more metallic, but I don't know what you intendet it to look like.

Overall a nice piece!:cool:

Corn Dog
11 November 2003, 05:18 PM
Looks good but how many people can fit in there? I'm thinking one, so is it an automated taxi?

11 November 2003, 12:11 AM
Thnx for your replies!

Well the taxi may appear smaller than it is. You have to know that the small glass dome on the left side of the main big glass dome is the cockpit. The big one is for the passangers. The gate which is placed behind the left wing is the entrance for the passangers. So there is plenty of space for the passangers:)

11 November 2003, 01:35 AM
Very nice. I particularly like the fold-down wings and the swiveling cabin door. It gives a really unusual look to the model without making it incomprehensible. The weathing is excellent, but personally I would've put just a tad bit more chipped paint on the wingtips and leading edges. Purely a matter of personal preference, though.

11 November 2003, 01:46 AM
That is one mean assignment they give you. Hope it works out good. Just one thing where is the seats for all these people do they all stand?

11 November 2003, 01:54 AM
Thats an awesome design. I cant wait to see this thing zippin around some futuristic city. It realy does look like a personal craft though. I don't know how you can make it just look bigger.

11 November 2003, 01:41 PM
Thnx Guys!

There should be seats inside but we hadn't enought time to model the interrior of the taxi cause I had only 2days to model and texture the vehicle. So in our space scene the reflection of the glass will hide the interrior:)

I hope that you are not dissapointed when this taxi will not zip around a futuristic city. As I sad we had only two and a half days for the complete scene. The taxi will launch from a huge mother ship and fly towards the camera. The scene is rendering since yesterday (I hope).

11 November 2003, 04:10 PM
hey goro!
sieht wirklich sehr gut aus! Allerdings muss ich auch bissale Kritik verteilen ;) Ich finde dass diese Säule auf der Taxi steht, nicht ganz zum Gesamteindruck passt, zumindest nicht von der Form, da das Taxi allgemein sehr aerodynamisch und "smooth" aussieht und die Säule zu eckig dafür ist.
Aber ansonsten wirklich :buttrock:

11 November 2003, 10:10 PM
Great work, I like the design and textures alot...Only thing i think of when i look at it is that the wings could use another articulation...Perhaps about 2/3rds up from the base of the wing...I think that would make it look a bit cooler with the wings in the "up" position...Anyways, Take it or leave it, nice work either way...

11 November 2003, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by Goro
In the 4th term (at the German Film School) we have to create a space scene in 2 1/2 days.[/IMG]

No shit, that is hella cool - might get a mate to do something similar here.

I think you guys have done extremely well in that short time frame. I like most of the design although the taxi sign should be more elaborated. That back bit that holds it up also seems a little blank (the scratches should extend there) and unneccessarily big. still, this is freaking awesome; I love that supersized screw.

Can't wait to see the animation!

11 November 2003, 04:48 AM
good job.
However, the taxi just has 1 seat.
Maybe it need no driver ;)

11 November 2003, 07:46 AM
Nice Concept. You shoud try to render the thing in some particlular environment.

11 November 2003, 01:16 PM
The environment is still rendering.

11 November 2003, 03:05 PM
Wires pleaseeeeeeeee :scream:

11 November 2003, 05:05 PM
Hi Guruabyss

here are the wires

11 November 2003, 09:02 PM
Very cool!

I like the design, very original.. reminds me a bit of Fifth Element... stylish! :D

Good job. ;)

11 November 2003, 07:21 PM
Thnx yade. I actually thought about the fith element when I was texturing the taxi:)

11 November 2003, 10:28 AM
Nice texturing! Can't wait to see the animation!

11 November 2003, 07:37 PM
Since our semester left the building you're THE GUY!! :wip:

If you had all the time in the world you could always do better.
But not in two and 1/2 days at Film School!!! :bowdown:

You can't compare this to the shit we produced with Richter.
[I hope you'll never find our stuff on the server...]

What about skipping TWO semesters?

11 November 2003, 10:38 PM
Thnx! I apreciate your words!
I saw your project one year ago. I can remember that I couldn't believe that you guys did that in that short time. I think it was really good.
I wish I could go down 2terms so that I have more time to improve my skills....

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