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Siege Mecha WIP III by MikeDoscher Siege Mecha WIP III by MikeDoscher
I decided to take the original model and push it a bit further. The background isn't quite there yet, and there's a great deal to do in Photoshop yet (markings, smoke and light effects, etc.) but I thought I'd show it at this point to give a clearer picture of the process. The muzzle flashes are just alpha-mapped and self-illuminated textures. I really don't care for particles in 3ds Max at all- I can see why that sort of work is done in post production instead so much of the time.

The gun is a smart gun/MG42/Oerlikon lovechild, yes. ;)
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SP00KZER Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
"Let's rock!!!"

this is amazing e.e
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:iconkpqj:
kpqj Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
This looks great! His gun is a thing of beauty. :D
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Evarcha Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I thought I would rifle through your work and see what treasures I may have missed, this is one of them! Love the lighting and effects, the design also is really nice.
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calebcleveland Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I like how you made a couple of the joints at unusual points in the robot's "anatomy", and decided to give the gun unusually-placed handles and ammo. Really good stuff - inspiring!
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LockeLockeRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
That is great work so far. I can't wait to see what you do for the final results!
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RV-TIDE Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This looks pretty good so far. Keep going.
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dragonjaw Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
The best way to summarize this is: BAMF.
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Crashmgn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
looks awesome
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DXBigD Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The model looks great, but it could use some texturing, maybe just vertex painting with some lighter color for the worn-out corners.

I would say that since it's an image you could just paint the particle effects in Photoshop or use a 2D particle program.

Personally I love 3D particle systems but it takes too long to render even simple effects in Max while I can easily see them in real-time in the Unreal Engine 3, like so [link]
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I'm just not crazy about particles in Max. Speed, sorting issues, etc. The texture details with go in with Photoshop in this case.
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catch878 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I'm not sure if you want critiquing, but it seems like the ammo cartridge on the gun he is holding is too small for the size of the bullets, based on the size of the casings. It seems like you would only get 20 to 30 rounds to fit in the cartridge.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Critques are always welcome. :) It's a short, fat cartridge modeled after the 30mm MK108. Low cyclic rate and designed for short bursts rather than sustained fire. Think auto grenade launcher. Yeah, thirty odd rounds sounds about right.
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airgee Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Sweet ! I ll have mine in black !
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:iconqv51:
qv51 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
What program did you use to model/render this ???
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
3ds Max 2008, using the Mental Ray renderer that comes with it.
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Apotheosi Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet mech
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Talon22 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
this unit looks epic in battle, I love it!
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Trekkie5000 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, the big head and small "eye" make it misleading and look like it's not looking where it's firing. Very awesome.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
This mech design sequence just gets better and better! Nice to see a 2-handed weapon grip on a mech for once.. makes for a more unique and dynamic pose.

His proportions are starting to reveal a particular ';personality', imo. Kinda like a reverse-leg primate or sumpthin.
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Candy-Janney Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
this is great!!!
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MystalurDimensh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
WooHoo! I wouldn't like to mess with this thing :P I'd rather control it and destruct everything that's moving xD
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:iconka1000:
ka1000 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Student General Artist
great pose!
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Cool Mech, I Think i will make the papercraft of it when my project is finished.^_^
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aeues Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
So how much do I need to pay you to make a 3D mecha for me. Cool! :D
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, but I'm afraid I'm not taking commissions right now.
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:iconaeues:
aeues Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
name you price. :)
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marcnail Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
sexy. needs more dirt and grime though. try more scratches,dents and such. Looks way to clean right now.

:)
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh yes, definitely. Most of that will be added in Photoshop.
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l0r3nz0m1r4nd4 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
i love how the guns are pointed in the same direction
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kheng Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool model man, looking good
Yea, the muzzle flashes look abit weird atm tho :)
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I'm debating whether or not to do them purely in post production so I have finer control.
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kheng Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i never found a good way of doing volumetric effects (though i seen some nice ones with plugins)
Best bet would be to do post imo. Saves hours of rendering too
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kheng Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great to see you are getting a hold of the 3d stuff btw :)
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I guess it wouldn't qualify as a mobile suit so much as a walking tank, there's no limb integration.
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's firing awfully large-caliber rounds... I'm gonna take a guess and say 20mm Hispano?
Is it a drone, or a mobile suit?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
The casings are modeled after the the 30mm MK108, but the cyclic rate is a little high for that. Oh well, artistic license...

It's piloted (not that there are any real indications of this from the outside).
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, okay. That was my second guess.
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CatalanoMedia Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, but the gun looks like it has no weight at all. I think it's the wrist to our right.


Use these images for ref.
note that with the over hand grip, the wrist is either curved down or straight.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
I think you're right, but I'll need to increase the length of the upper arm so that the new pose doesn't foul the firing arc of the chin turret.
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CatalanoMedia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck man.
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ttvortex Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great design! I love the tiny head, nose turret and the utility vehicle style look... Beautiful!
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KowBasher Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
I agree, particles in max are a pain the ass. For post-production try out Combustion, nice truly wicked stuff in there.

Otherwise I am loving the detail in the model. Keep up the great work!
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DRS2406 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Couldn´t it just be a non-nazi MG3 instead?
Bah.Sorry for whining around.It´s a great design, Mike.
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well, we can always pretend it's an MG74 as well, overflowing with NATO-ey goodness.
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DRS2406 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Aaaahh.That feels better..Yeah, sorry I´m a bit too touchy perhaps..
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, you are so awesome.
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solarkid Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Sexy. Keep it goin. I've already thrown my 2 cents in the fire.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Filmographer
This looks pretty slick so far. Though it's a WIP I kinda dig the grainy sepia tone look your render has. Def dig the MG42 mutant weapon as well as the sturdy looking beast holding it :)
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indecisivecharacter Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Try some variants with the muzzle flashes, it's too easy to tell that it's all the same shape and texture. Overall the lighting and stuff looks good, maybe there should be a low light source from the back right with a dark blue to make the shadows pop better.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
That's a good idea, thanks.
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