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Hardwares of Conflict 01C by grid-gunner Hardwares of Conflict 01C by grid-gunner
Unit Name: Mithra-S Type I
Nickname: Kangaroo
Manufacturer: ARCA-Systems
Configuration: Light/Scout & Long Range/Field Artillery
Extra Equipment: 1x Double Barrelled Super Cannon and Balancer System.
Basic Equipment: 2x Vulcan, 2x Smoothbore Gun, Various Flares & Chaffs, ElectroMag Reactive Armor, 2x FastBoost Pack
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm rather fascinated by the shadow for some reason. At first I suspected you lay the model down, reclined, and intersected it wit a flat plane then erased everything until an outline remained. However, then I considered that you exported a 2D view of it, doctored it up with your favorite digital drawing program, then imported it back to SU and applied the image as a texture on the floor.

In any event, reversing the polarity makes the detail stand out more.

I presume if you turned off the lines, then details were lost? You might try turning off the lines, and going with two or three different shades of blue. I refer to this as man-handling the textures, it helps to emphasize the details. What you do is apply the lightest shade of blue to all "front" faces for instance. A mid-tone shade could be used on the bevels, while the "sides" get the darker shade of blue (likewise for white and gray).

Man-handling the textures thus, allows the crisp edges of the details to stand out while you turn off the linework which makes it seem more realistic without using a rendering program.
It helps if the hues of blue (or whatever color) are similar so it's the same hue, but a darker shade. That all depends on the intensity of the shadows you use too.
...Just a suggestion.

Very nice detail work or what I call techno-babble. I won't harp on the logistics of some points as it seems others have discussed this already.
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:icongrid-gunner:
Mann-of-LaMancha, how do you do? For the shadow, if I remember correctly, it was just a simple procedure in Sketchup & or Photoshop.

I just turned on shadows in Sketchup and made a flat ground to it stand on top. I think the shadow was put on separate layer in Photoshop. But this was awhile ago so, I might be wrong...

BTW, thank you for comment.
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is always a "simple procedure" when you know HOW to do something. ;)

Cheers!
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:iconangryspacecrab:
vestigial T-Rex arms
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:iconskill-point:
Skill-Point Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
maybe its cause I'm lazy but, I wouldn't be able to draw that even if my life depended on it.
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:iconaxonn5:
GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE HOW U DID THE ARTILLERY ON TOP OF IT!!! ITS AWSOME!!! LOVE IT! 5/5
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:iconhugeanticpeanut:
this is simply awsome m8, Great work! I'm so jealous ofyour skill!
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:iconmonkeydanceguy:
MonkeydanceGuy Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did this with SketchUp?! Kudos to you, this is insanely awesome, brilliantly detailed.
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:icongrid-gunner:
Thanks Monkeydancedude! ;)
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:icondisc0-spotswood:
dude this is like
wow... *droool*
so awsome
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