View Full Version : Spider TAnk done

10 October 2005, 11:49 AM
this is a tank idesigned ages ago, kind of inspired by a few of the military Patlabors, but with a little Ghibli style added on.

its 8000 polys with 5X 512* maps, wicth could be better but as i said it was done a while ago.

the idea was that it would be a lage vehicla for a first person shooter which would be contolled in the same way as normal play, so it had to be able to turn on the spot and travel in all directions, so you get the spherical magnetic wheels at the end of each wheel.

C&C welcome

10 October 2005, 02:06 AM
Its a cool design, but the texture doesn't do it justice at all. However as you said, it was a while ago and im sure you know that anyway.

10 October 2005, 02:07 AM
Flippin sweet. Love the concept. I would make the texture have more contrast, but that is just a personal preference. Got any animations of it deploying?

10 October 2005, 12:35 PM
got a little anim of it firing, it aint that good though, and i havnt figured out a way of animating the spherical wheels in a way that looks vaguely real.

about the textures, think i might give them another go at some point. i reakon i could make it look better for less space, and will stick it all together on a 1024* map.

10 October 2005, 12:41 PM
Ah cool I see what you mean Shepeiro.

heheh there are a lot of idea's in there That I had for my tank, the Painted mouth (I have no room to fit that one on mine)
Also the spherical wheels where a thought for me as well. but I went with pointy tracks because that would fit a little better with my model.

I love the onorthodox design of the whole thing..
I know what you mean about the textures.. mine will probably feature a "ow crap it needs to be done for school so I can get a grade but it doesn't look that great" texture at first.

But I wanna make a better one for myself.

I think the texture work on your model is pretty good.. I personally suck at photoshop so that's gonna be fun

still the design is awesome.

10 October 2005, 12:44 PM
yeah ive sucked at ps for along time too, then i got a Tablet and wow it made alot of diffence, not just cos its a better tool, but it makes pixel pushing fun and instictive, get one if you havent already.

10 October 2005, 01:26 PM
jeah I have an A4 trust puppy sitting here in front of me.
I haven't been able to fiddel with it due to lack of time, but the inital photshop impressions are indeed very positive with it

10 October 2005, 03:03 PM
For the wheels, I would look at the car that the main character drives in the movie I-Robot.

10 October 2005, 07:32 PM
I have to echo what the others have posted. The design is great! the texture however...

I'd suggest you go in, add some more detail and dirty it up a bit since right now it just looks kinda plain, almost toy-like.

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