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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2013, 06:36:35 PM »
OOOOH!  I have time to actually work on this.  (only because I have to work tonight and I can't sleep right now :P )  That means I can get more of the few pieces done on the body I need to finish.



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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2013, 12:35:39 AM »
She's adorable, Bill.
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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2013, 06:49:52 PM »
Thank you all for the comments.  It means a lot.  I wonder if I'm going overboard with the detail?





That's just one more thing off my list of stuff I needed to make. :cheers:

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2013, 11:31:45 AM »

Very cool!

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2013, 06:22:02 PM »
Now we can see what we're doing on the conductors side of the train. :clap:





I believe that takes care of the big parts of the mesh on the out side of the locomotive.  Still have some smaller things to make though.

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2013, 11:48:36 PM »
I was wrong.  Now I have all the big parts of the mesh for the outside of the locomotive done.



It sure helps having access to the real thing.

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2013, 08:25:04 PM »
Texture work coming along nicely.  Had to make my own fonts.



The number on the side of the cab is wrong for the time period of this paint scheme but I like it better than what it had. (actually I was to lazy to make the right one)
 :banhammer:  The numbers in the number box will be made better when I get the ARN done.

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2013, 07:44:54 AM »
Looks pretty cool Bill, Are those meant to be Canvas Awnings above the side windows on the cab ?. I have another project that had these canvas awnings above the cab windows and i don't think i have seen anyone else attempt this yet. Great work Anyway Bill keep at it mate.
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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #53 on: May 24, 2013, 01:38:29 PM »
Looking Mahvelous!   lol  When it comes time to record sounds Bill let me know, I will ship you our recording device and you can use that if you want.  It does an amazing job and I think you will like it.  The details on this are great, can't wait to run this little gem!

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2013, 07:59:16 PM »
Thanks for the comments.  It's so hard to NOT model all the stuff I want to.  If I did it would be well over 200,000 polys. LoL

Yes Mick those are suppose to be canvas.  I have 2 more projects I'm working on that need them too. ;)

I'll have to take you up on that offer Mike.  I haven't been to keen on the audio recording abilities of my camera.  I don't think it would do the model justice.  But if those engine sounds for the RS1 are any indication I can't wait. :onfire:  How is it for canceling out background wind noise?  About 60% of the time we have 15 to 35 mph winds around the Museum.

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #55 on: May 28, 2013, 11:56:07 AM »
Bill it's awesome!!  You could probably record in 40mph winds without getting any of it.  It has a great limiter on it as well, but I also have a "fur sock" that fits over the end to further protect it from any wind noise.  Depending on circumstances I can also ship out our 30ft mic boom.  You can basically attach the mic to the end of the boom in case you want to get sounds directly from above.  The boom is also equipped with a shock mount so you won't pick up any noise from the boom itself.  I have used this setup many times while filming reality TV shows and other projects, but we recently converted it so that it will handle this stand alone mic vs. my shotgun mic that attached directly to the camera.  This setup allows you to be completely mobile and not tethered to another person or piece of equipment. 

That or we come to California and record them for you..... muhahahahhahah!!

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2013, 02:45:11 PM »
That or we come to California and record them for you..... muhahahahhahah!!

Now that would be awesome.  I know I wouldn't mind since I know almost nothing about recording sound and I'm only a mediocre photographer.  Sounds like all that would be needed is to get away from the buildings to eliminate the sound reverberating off the buildings which is not a problem.  Right now I'm working on correcting some mapping issues I encountered while baking the exterior.  Once I'm done with that I have a little interior detail I need to attend to then I can export for the first in game operable version.  Hopefully that will happen within the next couple weeks.

  Not that it would make a difference but this year is the 100th anniversary of the Sacramento Northern and we're planning special rides and displays at the museum for through the summer to commemorate it.  Things are still in the planning stage so I don't know all the if, and and whatfores other than I have a display train I'll need to put together some point soon.

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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2013, 06:25:04 PM »
Most exterior body mapping issues are attended to.  Don't forget.  It's all in the details. :D









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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2013, 02:49:09 PM »
I just about have the interior for the main mesh done and mapped.  This is just what you'll see from the exterior view.  The actual interior view will be much more detailed. :smirk:





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Re: GE 44 Tonner
« Reply #59 on: June 30, 2013, 10:42:09 AM »
Thats looking amazing Bill!
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