Monday, November 29, 2010

Skyward Sword Celebration Project - WIP 07

Just finished the head of the screw I'll be using everywhere on the console pieces!

On the left is my first try, with a structure similar to those of the 3D Magnemite; on the right is the final version, which is much nicer :D

Planning your topology ahead of time really helps.

Took about as long to make both, but I took a bit more time to think about the topology I needed before actually starting on the second cap, which really made a difference.  I usually do a 50/50 of topology planning and topology improvisation/tweaking.
That corner on the inside of the bit-head was kinda tough though - I ended up incorporating it's sharpening edge-loops into it's structure instead of them being easily removable and editable.

The final one (on the right) isn't 100% circular, but once I get to the actual thread-section I'll fix that up :D

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Skyward Sword Celebration Project - WIP 06

Adding in some overlooked details to the expansion slot... :D

Still a few left in other spots (screws, insets, etc.) but I'm not sure how easy they'll be to add in.
Screws are fun to do though, I made some once for my 3D Magnemite so I'm very curious to try again with my improved modelling skills :D

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Skyward Sword Celebration Project - WIP 05

some progress on the Television for the scene:

still the base mesh, but it's supposed to be a ~20 year-old 13" Emerson :)  it's picture quality is still super-good, thankfully.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010