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    Sketchup Mech Concept

    Hello Sketchup users!

    After stumbling upon the MassiveBlack/Google clip on Youtube not too long ago, it has inspired me to learn Sketchup. Here are my results.

    Also I find Sketchup a very interesting and nifty ap especially for people like me who have no background in 3D modelling. I'm still learning Sketchup and working on another model at the moment.

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    A Wanzer! Yay! My favourite type of robots And it reminds me of first Front Mission games (for SNES). Very nice model and presentation. Can't wait for your next models.

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    Damn! That's great. Good job

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    a tutorial pleaaaaaaaaaaaase!

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    Yeah, it's partly inspired by Wanzers. I'm glad someone else has played a Front Mission game. Thanks tonic and thirdeye.

    As for a tutorial...I think Youtube has helped my alot. I can post some Youtube clips that I found very helpful if it's ok to post links. I used a few helpful plugins aswell.


    Here is a wip of my next model:

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    yeah that would be great to post your links.
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    Here are some clips that help me get some of the shapes that I needed.


    *Eraser Tool (not only for erasing):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX5oeKa7x7s


    *Inferencing (for making accurate shapes):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDvwHon6-zY


    *Scale Tool (used to mirror objects):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbbuqskh0wo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsuI3tjP0g0


    *Follow Me Tool:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOxrFN7JbiQ

    *Offset Tool:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIsE6...eature=related

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    Nice details. I do have one critique for you though, this could be a side effect of how you took the screen shots but it looks like some of the mechs are terribly unbalanced, like they are falling over backwards.

    I hope to see more!

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    I remembered I had a link to artist's blog, who was probably behind the Front Mission mech design - http://mechanic.blog25.fc2.com/ . Have fun! And keep in mind there are various styles of robots, including ugly Gundam-like robots. But you can find there cool Wanzers as well

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    Wow. Now that's a fierce mecha.

    No one would have thought it was created with Sketchup.

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    Nice work! Can we see the model with a white background?

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    Chirp Chirp: Thanks for the critique. I really need to work on proportions for this guy. I may work on a different version and try to tone-down some of the crazy/odd angled shapes.

    Tonic: Thanks for that link! That guys a master! I like all kinda mechs and his GunHazard drawings are great!

    Parka: Thanks! Yeah SU can do some great things!

    LoneWolf: Thanks. For a more white bg: here

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    Now that you asked about SketchyPhysics, I think you will definitely need it for adjusting poses - I mean, you could set angles or rotation of arms, legs, torso and more in fly Looking at your robots, I think you shouldn't have any problems - basically you would have to add servos, adjust their rotation angles and join them together with robot body parts.

    Very cool designs on deviantart by the way - I think you should post them there

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    Great job, can't wait to see more of your next model.

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    MAN IT'S CRAZY!! That's the shot of inspiration I needed. I made a mech concept too but is too lame if you compare it with yours

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    thanks for the youtuble links. you show me that sweet concepts can be created purely in sketchup. keep posting, very nice work.

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