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Old 06 June 2014   #16
It does look better. The colours look more realistic and it all fits together. The heat blur from the exhausts is a nice touch.
 
Old 07 July 2014   #17
Quote: Telemachus

It does look better. The colours look more realistic and it all fits together. The heat blur from the exhausts is a nice touch.

Cheers mate, I'm glad you think so. I think the heat distortion is key for selling the model as part of the environment. I just gotta figure out a way to make it work for animation.

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Just saw this got WIP of the week, I'm, really stoked about that.. first time up on the top row here Thanks to whoever was responsible for that.

I recently have submitted one of the latest renders in the gallery, check it out here: http://tewicks.cgsociety.org/art/he...stic-3d-1196944

Update time, here's one of the clay renders I am working on.

Full resolution: http://i.imgur.com/xa0gY9r.jpg

 
Old 07 July 2014   #18
Hi Tewicks,

as I said in another place, congrats, your hard job paids ! Very nicely done.
 
Old 07 July 2014   #19
Hey man, it really does show the hard work you've put into this. I love it.
But if you don't mind me asking, what camera settings have you used for this shot?
 
Old 07 July 2014   #20
Another Header! Wow, excellent job!!
 
Old 07 July 2014   #21
Wow congrats to the Wip of the Week header!
Looks all amazing as usual. Hard to tell which of the color variations I like more. The beige one has a nice desert feel but the other one feels a tiny bit more realistic.

Cheers
Andre
 
Old 07 July 2014   #22
Congrats on the plug man
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Old 07 July 2014   #23
Incredible work,

I worked at Bell Helicopter as an airframe design engineer on the AH-1Z and I'm really impressed with the accuracy of the model and the quality of the renders. Any plans for a UH-1Y? I would love to see a render of the two sister ships sitting side by side.

Cheers,

-K
 
Old 07 July 2014   #24
I showed this to my friend who flew AH-64s during Iraq and Afghanistan but he's also certified to fly AH-1Zs. His exact quote, "Ooo Wee that is a beautiful bird."

Then I asked him if he could tell it was CG (not real) and he did the classic double-take, "It isn't?" Then he started pointing out all the different parts, turbine, rocket pods, "and he's even got the right decals and the wavy air from the engines."

I'd say you've got a winner.
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Old 07 July 2014   #25
Congratulations on wip of the week, well deserved fella.
 
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