Modeling Contest 16 - TANKS

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Work in progress...

Although it's far from being anywhere near finished, the basic design is already there; 4 legs and a big sci-fi energy cannon.

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<B really nice :D
 
The cannon somehow doesn't quite fit the body of the tank though =/ (One being rather detailed, and the other rather... crude)
It needs something on the front of it. At the moment, it is very block-ish.

True, true. Probably going to add some shield type stuff or other kind of details there. We'll see how it'll turn out...
 
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The mesh for the most part is done. Though, I am deciding if I want more turrets.

EDIT: 2000 polies btw.
 

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Great looking WIPs from everyone so far.

kitabatake, the UV wrap needs a little work but interesting texture choice
very spikey tank chilla killa, imagine ramming into THAT thing :p
Good wip debode, it looks like a simple texture but sometimes simpler is better. i cant wait to see more progress
very creative concept mr.bob, a 3 legged tank. the legs do seem a bit underpowered at the moment, but im sure it will come out great. looks complex though.
 
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So far i think Kitabatake & Mr. Bob have the best ones. Well see who wins tho, we may never know

PS: Bob, the small gun barrels below the main gun looks kewl, hehe.
 
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Mister Bob, I love it. It's awesome. Really. But 2000 polygons is far too much for a game like wc3. It would simply clash with the lowpoly models. It'd look awesome in a game like UT 3 :D

Kitabatake, Looks very nice and wc3-ish. Only the mappin's a bit messy and I don't like the front :p

Anyway, here's an early wip.
 

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i shall try to clarify in terms of pictures

Structure
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this is your typical tank, a weapon turret on the top and a chassis(the main body), the mode of movement at the bottom. as you can see, it hugs the ground very low.
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This is also a tank, although it may lack a turret. it is still very much a ground based combat vehicle.
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this, for the sake of this contest, is also a tank. it has a weapon turret on the top and a chassis. as you can see, with both of them, the bulk of the vehicle is at the lower part, making them stable. 4 leg is stable
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this is NOT a tank, it is a walker. it is classified as a walker, mainly, because it walks
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This is not a tank. it is fourlegged and stable but it does not hug the ground
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this, for the sake of this contest, is a mech. it has an identifiable head, torso and arm structure. It is not a tank

Armour
i like to keep it simple. the Grenade test. if it can be knocked off by a grenade, its not a tank. a bicycle is not a tank, a quad is not a tank, a jeep is not a tank. tank is a hunk of metal that will laugh at things like a grenade and small arms fire. if you want a tank that can shrug off a nuke, go ahead. if you want a light tank with very light armour, that can maybe survive a grenade, go ahead. just dont make a golf buggy with guns

Weapon
as said before, any weapons are allowed

whats about a floating tank? i try to make a modern one without wheels...
 
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I couldn't help myself. I had to make a render of the mesh with aluminum material. There are two videos. One is big, the other is small...don't ask me why I gave you both...because I have no idea. D:

Sadly, the texture will probably kill this model's quality.
 

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Oh, I forgot to mention - things on the back are mines, things on the side are explosive barrels. I really don't like the barrels, I only really put them in because the sides were really bare and I wanted an additional weapon. Any suggestions on how to replace\improve them would be appreciated.

And it's all completely made from scratch, not a single part is from Warcraft. And the polycount is actually lower than in my previous W.I.P, I removed 3\4 of the rocket mesh, and left only the head - this reduced the polycount by about 300. (772 was the polycount in my previous W.I.P, it is currently 636)
 
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I couldn't help myself. I had to make a render of the mesh with aluminum material. There are two videos. One is big, the other is small...don't ask me why I gave you both...because I have no idea. D:

Neat, though I kinda think that 2k polies is too much for a tank, as those units will properly appear more then once in most maps. As said they are the front line defense..

Btw: What is the other video you put in there? Floating blackish flat squares?
 
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Debode: I don't like the barrels too =p
But I think Bare sides will be cool, never knows

Edit: A small update:
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This looks very cool actually, but... I don't see any wheels\treads? Do they exist and I just can't see them or you didn't yet added them?

Anyways, the gun looks a little strange in my opinion. I don't really know why, it just looks strange. :/
 
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