A&P My brother made this.

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    This is an intentional cross-post, but that's because I originally posted it in the videogame forum, not thinking that it probably makes more sense in the art forum.

    Anyway, I got a call from him tonight coincidentally asking me about what California's like because he's looking at art schools out there, so I figured I'd solicit as many suggestions as I can get, to help him apply to the right schools.

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    He made both the wireframe and the textures overlaid on it. I think he's found his calling.

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  2. free_notes

    free_notes New Member

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    tell him to get a better renderer. check out vray or maxwell.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    He's using Milkshape right now, because it's only $40 and he's still in high school. A better renderer would look nicer, yeah, but the underlying work would be the same.

    I have an old copy of 3DS Max from work that I'm going to give him, but it might be so old it's of no use to him.
     
  4. free_notes

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    creating the model is only half the battle. representation it is an entirely new task and requires a new set of skills and tools.

    great work for a high-schooler, though. i can't say i did anything like this when i was his age, especially if he's doing it on his own.

    also, context matters. the tron-look is cool for a little while, but tell him to try dropping it into a scene and work with different lighting conditions.

    http://www.maxwellrender.com/
    if you go to 'download' there is a 'demo' that he can try. if you can get your hands on a copy of photoshop, rendering textures, lighting, etc is limitless (there should be a link to CS4 somewhere in OTAP if you're not against piracy).
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    He loads his creations into The Sims 2. It's actually fully animated, with exhaust and turning wheels and steering, and he's modified the character animation so it sits properly in the thing. Can't see that in MilkShape though.

    He has an account on ModTheSims2, if you're interested to see what else he's done.
     
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    pedals go further up

    your knees are almost directly above the front tires in those things
     
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    haha looks good. I was learning HTML in HS and thought I was ahead of the game
     
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    + 4 exhaust pipes. :squint:


    Looks like he's a game designer in the making :bigthumb:
     
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    not bad for a high-schooler.
    send him to a reputable 3D design school
     
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    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    SCAD, Ringling school of art and design (i went here for a year, hated life but got so much foundation)
     
  13. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    What does he really want to do? Design the cars? Create the cars in 3D? Make the cars move? Make them look good? There are a ton of different things you can do and depending on that there are certain schools that are better or worse.

    But really like turbodude has suggested as long as you have a good foundation you'll be fine. I do 3D for my day job and it's a blast. :)
     
  14. Twiztid

    Twiztid What the FUCK is a samoflange?

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    I started in on doing 3D stuff with 3DSMax awhile ago and really wish I would have stuck with it. But now I'm into doing Web design stuff so it's still fun.

    But just as a supplement to a good school, have your brother check out thegnomonworkshop.com and CG Academy (saw it on torrents once). Amazing video tutorials on modeling and also some great reads on design theory and all that.
     
  15. Atheist

    Atheist oh, hi OT Supporter

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    Mechanical Engineering & Technology is a fair major for this type of work. While in my undergrad I had several MET friends and they did a lot of very practical work, a lot of which was parametric modeling.

    If he wants to do the art stuff, cool beans, but if he wants to do the engineering stuff he should check out MET.
     
  16. barto

    barto you and your...third dimension

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    those arent even renders, they are viewport screen shots..
     
  17. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I'll let him know, thanks. That does make sense.
     
  18. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    The original has four exhaust pipes too. :dunno:
     
  19. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Good question. I'll pass on the suggestion so he can think about it.
     
  20. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I think he wants to do the art stuff, but ya know, I'm concerned about whether he'll be able to afford his lifestyle that way. He grew up with a lawyer for a father.
     
  21. barto

    barto you and your...third dimension

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    im not sure how old he is or how much he is looking to make but if he gets a degree hed be able to get a pretty decent job (if hes good enough of course) probably with benefits too. it looks to me like he might be interested in game art
     

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