this is just amazing! i admire how you get all these little details done so it looks like this machines, spacecrafts actually really might work. what is the thought process behind that? do you exactly know what parts will belong to this or this position or do you make it step per step and add stuff, afterwards, that arent on the sketch? really imaginative and still looks so functional and real.
"It's a time machine, Napoleon. We bought it online."
Its a really impressive design, looks very functional and well thought out. I like the honeycomb parts.
For me sketchup is a real pain in the butt so I usually use maya for my modelling but you've obviously figured it out more than most.
Qikalain- thank you. When I start a design I like to gather a lot of ref images and even do some reading about something similar. I love making my designs seem as plausible as possible.
So mix that with years of designing, experience is one of the best tools in your arsenal. My design style is fluid, a sketch may seem great but when you get into the final design you might find other things that look and work better for that particular project. Hope that helps
wilkerson- thanks man. SketchUp is pretty powerful once you've figured it out. And I'm still learning new things all the time.
Thanks diamandis. The scratchier lines are actually a sketchup style. I draw some details on top just to create ideas for further modeling. Yes you probably did, I am still on Penciljack. It's a great community, you should join again.
Looks good with great detail in the joints and mechanics. Looks like you put a lot of thought into it? My only feedback is that it feels a bit unbalanced. As though it would fall over backwards if it wasn't holding the gun.