View Full Version : Concept Pistol
10-21-2004, 05:57 AM
I posted this a day or two before the old boards died so here it goes again. I hope you like it, suggestions are encouraged /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
You did a really good job with the execution of the model from concept to finished product. I really like the design of this pistol that had sex with a shotgun. Can you post some wire-shots for us to check out?
10-22-2004, 08:23 AM
Ya sure, here is a wire shot.
10-22-2004, 11:24 AM
Well pistols who's loader that hinge on the front bottom, rather then on the more recognised side loaders have been made. The reason they havent been more prolific is due to their tendancy to break at the hinge over time. Very cool style in a game though.
If this is for a game I'd fix up those n-gons. This is something I learned when I was modelling the environmental stuff (the purple alien world). Anyway, looks great otherwise.
10-24-2004, 02:44 PM
there seems to be alot of wasted polys. some of that detail could have been put into the texture very easily.
the concept looks really nice, the texture could use some work on the color aspect, its all shaded with black and white, and its making it look really washed out and fake. try using a bit of color in your shadows and highlights.
10-24-2004, 05:46 PM
uhh... what details do you think should have been textured, poop? The compensator? I like it how it is - there's no point in relying on texture to accomplish that sort of thing if you have the polycount to legitimately model it.
Very cool design, BackSlash, I dig it. I'd try smoothing out the geometry on the trigger/hand guard a bit. Some parts are narrower than others and the peak curve is a bit too obviously angular compared to the rest of its length.
10-24-2004, 07:54 PM
You've heard this before: what about bringing in the wood grain from the concept to the texture. Also, the end of the barrel metal looks different than the rest of the weapon, a bit bright, and lacking the edge detail of the rest.
10-24-2004, 08:34 PM
and i said this in the other thread but ill say it again too since it hasnt changed at all since then: you should use some smaller brushes for your highlights/shadows because the look really blured right now and i think the shadows are way too dark too going totally black in some spots tho that might be your lighting... also painting some specular on the oposite of where you have your highlights to give the apperance of multiple light sources would probally look good too
edit: heres a quick dodge/burn paintover i did to show you some of the things im talking about, that shadow at the end of the barrel is also really weird o_O... the wood probally looks too shiney now but i hope you get what im talking about with smaller brushes to fake specular, that is of course unless you have a specular map then everything i said is moot(except the shadow stuff)...
10-25-2004, 04:41 PM
Ok guys, great suggestions, I really like the idea of adding some colours to it. I see what you mean earthquake and I will make some changes. As far as making the wood grains from the concept; I am not so hot at wood in photoshop, anyone got any good techniques? As for the odd shadow at the barrel, its not a shadow its just burt for the smoke of the shots. Sorry earthquake I never saw what you put in the other thread since the forums went down.
10-25-2004, 06:54 PM
Really cool! I don't know why, but it reminds me of an old steampunkish revolver. That or some type of futuristic revolver. Cool.
10-25-2004, 09:56 PM
The render with the gun broken open makes the hinge look quite weak, like the gun might easily break there.
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