SciFi Fighter Model (WIP) (Critique and Help Appreciated!)

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  12 December 2017
SciFi Fighter Model (WIP) (Critique and Help Appreciated!)

Hey all,

I've already been working on this project for a bit, so the geometry is almost finished, I just need to add in some landing skids, hard points for missiles, and potentially some fuel tanks on the wing tips. Here's what I've got so far:












I recently switched to Maya 2018, and it's been annoying in some ways. I'd love to hear critique, feedback, etc!

Last edited by deltaKshatriya : 04 April 2018 at 05:40 PM.
 
  01 January 2018
Small update: I added some fuel tanks and missiles. I'm going to begin texturing so this is the final geometry for the model:









 
  01 January 2018
It looks like those engines in the back are blowing hot gases straight onto the rear wings.
 
  01 January 2018
Originally Posted by ZeT3D: It looks like those engines in the back are blowing hot gases straight onto the rear wings.
Hmm, maybe they should be elevated a bit more. I was aiming for something a bit like the A-10 Warthog. I'll definitely modify that.

Any other feedback? Every comment is appreciated!
 
  01 January 2018
Are you going for technical or just artistic? I'd say you've got a nice model, and the details look great too, artistically.

Technically, this machine wouldn't fly, but who cares about that? I mean, those X-wing fighters in Star Wars had WINGS. In space. They had wings in space. Your ship has the center of lift way too far forward of the center of mass, so it would just flip a bunch really. But it looks good.

Sweet modeling though. Unwrap it and slap some base textures on it.
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  01 January 2018
Originally Posted by InfernalDarkness: Are you going for technical or just artistic? I'd say you've got a nice model, and the details look great too, artistically.

Technically, this machine wouldn't fly, but who cares about that? I mean, those X-wing fighters in Star Wars had WINGS. In space. They had wings in space. Your ship has the center of lift way too far forward of the center of mass, so it would just flip a bunch really. But it looks good.

Sweet modeling though. Unwrap it and slap some base textures on it.
Primarily I was looking artistically. I figured this machine won't fly, but it's not as much of a priority for me, since this is more of a sci-fi/fantasy piece than anything else. Artistically is what I wanted to mainly ensure.

Thanks for your feedback though! I really appreciate it! I will post renders of my initial texturing soon!
 
  01 January 2018
Alright, so I've been testing different shaders, and I'm having a hard time deciding what approach to take. Here's some test renders I did:















I'm mostly unsure whether to take a painted metal approach (http://www.flyinginthespirit.cuttys...er_Michigan.jpg), a more specular metallic approach (http://www.pwencycl.kgbudge.com/ima...__side_full.jpg) or something like this:https://img1.cgtrader.com/items/239...3ds-fbx-dxf.jpg

Any ideas guys?
 
  01 January 2018
Another crack at texturing:



 
  02 February 2018
Right, so I haven't been around for a while. Well, texturing each and every piece has been taking a while, so here's some progress on that:






I settled on a custom texture I built, and I still need to fix some UVs on this model. It's gonna take a while. Sigh. Back to work.
 
  02 February 2018
I just finished a big chunk of base texturing:









 
  03 March 2018
Done some more texturing and I've also changed up the lighting set up of the scene. I'm not sure if this is the best way to light my model, so I'd love to hear feedback on this:



The 1080p pic had a bit of an error for some odd reason, so the smaller one is a bit more representative.
 
  03 March 2018
Some more updates on texturing and lighting:




The majority of the base textures are finished, now I just need to apply things to dirty it up a little (grunge, etc.)

Love to hear some feedback!
 
  03 March 2018
So I changed up the lighting a bit, and here's what I got:





Does this lighting seem a bit better than my previous set ups?
 
  03 March 2018
Right, so I've made some more minor updates that I thought I'd share:



 
  04 April 2018
I made a ton of new updates. I really would appreciate more feedback now actually, cause I still feel like I'm missing something, but I'm not sure what. Here's the pics:



 
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