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11 November 2006, 03:46 AM
So I started this model, thinking I was ready to tackle a 3d project in Maya. If I understand it correctly, I'm at 4k poly's...guess I'll be starting over....

11 November 2006, 02:18 PM
Dont worry about starting over. You will get better with every iteration. First step I suggest you take (if you havent) is to gather a bunch of images of the pistol you are wanting to model. If you cant find any, you can always "print screen" it from the movie.

Did a quick search on Google and found this. Hope it helps.

11 November 2006, 05:07 PM
Can't help you much on the modelling, but on refs i noticed that parts of this gun is a Vector cp1.

more refs:

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ref 3 (

think its info you should know.

11 November 2006, 09:11 PM
Hey thanks for that!. I did have quite pieces of pictoral reference including the resin copy shown above, I didnt know about the vector. I also noticed it had elements of a wheel lock as well. I made the intial mistake of breaking it down into seperate pieces, to many in fact. Which probably explains my high count. I do also want to add an animation or two which shows the slide in action and possibly a firing sequence. But in the meantime, I'll go back and rework it from less polygons...Thanks again.

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