Vehicle : Autocopter

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Old 03 March 2004   #1
Vehicle : Autocopter

This is a project for work, it is a GPS guided mini helicopter (which can also be RC). Notice the camera on the front for size reference. I'm about to start animating, but would like crits before i do so. I probably should have put it in WIP, but I just cant think of anything else to do with it. Modeled and rendered in MAX 5.1 with VRAY. I'm going for realism so any comments about the environment, autocopter, etc. would be appreciated.

(animation link posted at bottom of page)

Last edited by Z1K0B4 : 04 April 2004 at 07:12 PM.
Old 03 March 2004   #2
Well Well Well, this is what i would say if i didn't like it...
But i do, its wicked ? where did you get the idea from ??

Nice work man, maybe have some wires going from the camrea that would look wicked.


P.S Im copying your idea
Old 03 March 2004   #3

its not my idea, these are commerialy available. I'm glad you like it though. I'm doing some animations with it for work, and am trying to fine tune the realism.
Old 03 March 2004   #4
cool please post some closeups.
tweak your renderer for better result with the ground texture.
Old 03 March 2004   #5

heres a better view with detail, no textures. i'll render some CU's when i get a chance.
Maniac, I agree with the asphault texture, still working on that one.
Old 03 March 2004   #6
You need a tail rotor (or something with the same effect) to counter the force created by the main rotor, otherwise the plane would revolve around the main rotor axis in the opposite direction of the main rotor.

I am not an engineer nor am I a native English speaker, I hope you understand what I mean.


Oops, sorry, I now notice there is a tail rotor. However, the part to which the tail rotor is attached seem so small...

Last edited by freeDNA : 03 March 2004 at 05:24 PM.
Old 03 March 2004   #7
freeDNA: there is a tail rotor, though it may be hard to see from this angle, it is on the other side of the autocopter (see non shaded view, its easier to see there) The autocopter's main rotor turns Clockwise.

I appreciate the comments. Any more?

(I'm particularly interested in crits on lighting, textures, background, etc.)
Old 04 April 2004   #8

heres a short clip from the finished animation, made some small changes to the asphault, and atmosphere.
Old 06 June 2004   #9
Very good.. Anwsone details! Ilike it!
Chopper's fan?
So am I!
Good work!
Believe you can, believe you can't ... Either way you're right.
Old 01 January 2006   #10
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