Grand Space Opera 3D Entry: Stephen Bates


#1

Stephen Bates has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.


#2

A quick sketch and colour for my concept of a group of abductees rebelling from slavery on another planet and winning freedom.


#3

HA! QUirky and funny. Kinda cool I like it.


#4

Refinement…
Its going to be set on a volcanic moon with crystals.
the idea is that the slaves have rebelled against the masters forcing them to mine the crystals…
It gives me a chance to use caustic renders with the crystals and use particle effects for the volcano


#5

a few Ideas for the weapons and joints I’m going to use


#6

This is a quick model I threw togeather so I could see how it would rig and skin.
The Aim and Pin constraints for the pistons were a B(&( but I eventually found a Tutorial on www.3dbuzz.com that pointed me in the right direction.

For anyone else who wants to find out how

Piston tutorial

  1. create a cylinder
  2. move its rotation point towards the outer end where you want it to pivot
  3. repeat step 1 & 2
  4. create a locator, move it to the pivot of cylinder 1
  5. create a locator, move it to the pivot of cylinder 2
  6. select locator 1, Shift select cylinder 1
  7. in the Animation menu select Constrain->Point
  8. select locator 2, Shift select cylinder 2
  9. in the Animation menu select Constrain->Point
  10. select locator 1, Shift select cylinder 2
  11. in the Animation menu select Constrain->Aim
  12. select locator 2, Shift select cylinder 1
  13. in the Animation menu select Constrain->Aim

Now where ever you move the locator both cylinders will be aligned… and if you give the locator a parent you can simulate a piston driven device


#7

Ok this was esier than I thaught it was going to be… I just created a 5 sided cylinder scaled it, grabbed its middle vert to create a point and duplicated and Booled to my hearts content :slight_smile:


#8

Interesting idea.
Are you going for more of a dramatic scene or a more humorous scene? Right now it looks like a dramatic scene, but I think a more humorous scene might a bit more “unique” (your call, though)


#9

Im thinking of adding a cow in the back ground :slight_smile:

As for the humor Ill probably arrange some in the background battle, when your dealing with the abduction theory how can you not :smiley:


#10

Hi Stephen.
He he, This is the first comic scene in the contest Ive founded. Am I right? Its a comic one? As for the cow, indeed this is a funny idea.
Good luck! :thumbsup:
I`ll be back. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


#11

Its going to be comic … I just need to decide if its going to be the human or the cow thats giving an alien the anal probe


#12

He he …poor aliens. :bounce:
Your`re coool mate! :thumbsup:
Keep it going!


#13

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