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  03 March 2014
Spider_Mech

Just started working on my first attempt at a mech. Here's what I've got so far.


Last edited by carloniw : 03 March 2014 at 01:57 AM.
 
  03 March 2014
fun

The leg is looking good.

I am in the process of doing a spidery mech as well. One thing that helped me was to look for reference images of spiders to get segment lengths, posture, and general massing.

Keep it up, cant ever have to many mechs
 
  03 March 2014
Here's a bit of an update. I started to design somewhat of an environment for the mech.
 
  03 March 2014
looking good bro
any chance we can see your reference images ?
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  03 March 2014
Hey man,

It would probably help to get a mech a little more hashed out before working on the environment you hope to place it in.

Can you share a little more about your project?
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  03 March 2014
I have a really wide library of different references thanks to a site called nothingbutmech, but here are a few that I've been using.






I plan on rendering this out using the Arnold render engine with some volumetric scattering. Not sure how that will go yet since I've never used Arnold before.. lol But since I have a good grasp on Mental ray and V ray I'm hoping to pick it up quickly.
 
  04 April 2014
Haven't been able to work on this too much lately but I managed to finish the leg and got it rigged!
-Enjoy

 
  04 April 2014
It's looking interesting already.

I'm starting to plan to do my first mech too.. so I'm very interested on seeing what other artists are doing on this theme.

Looking forward for more!
Keep the good job carloniw!
 
  04 April 2014
like your project. i am curious about your progress on the mech.
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  04 April 2014
So I haven't been able to work on this in quite some time so I thought it might be time to give an update. Here's a bit of an idea of what I'm planning for the body of the mech

 
  04 April 2014
Looking interesting!

About the leg: you are using shock absorbers but what you want to use is hydraulic cylinders, like the one below..

Keep up the great job!

 
  04 April 2014
Thought I might do a test to see how it's looking all put together.
Found a few issues with rigging the leg. not sure if I want to use 2 ik's to control each leg or if I want to use one Ik for the main part of the leg and then use a script on the rotation of the other. Off to test!


Last edited by carloniw : 04 April 2014 at 09:52 PM.
 
  05 May 2014
So I've finally started to really get some work done on this and I feel it coming all together! Soon going on to the texturing/rendering phase. Looking forward to doing my first real scene using Arnold!



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  05 May 2014
Good luck carloniw!

I want to see this project in full colors!
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