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    QUestion on Mech References:)

    Does anyone have any good links to mechanical references on the web?.....specifically mechanical joints?....or anything mechanically cool looking?
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    PolyKarbon has a mecha tutorial here.

    Hope it helps
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    studio mica

    THE best mecha tutorials on the net, imo.

    SYM Aerospace

    Has a really good tutorial on concept art in general, and some sweet picutres!
    Don't just practice. Also Practice the right things, the right way.

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    thanks guys....much appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!

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    i find any site that says "this is how you be creative" to be horirble.


    oh...and i hate anime.

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    IF your talkign about studio mica, i only refred to the mech tutorials. and for somethign liek that it helps to have help :p.

    You gotta admit SVM has some awsome concepts!
    Don't just practice. Also Practice the right things, the right way.

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    :)

    Davi:...you don't like anime?......a lot of work out there has anime influence.......sometimes very subtle......I don't like anime sometimes because their stories and writers suck......but I do respect the amount of talent and hard work put into some anime but not all.

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    and, not to be rude or anything, but what does you not liking anime have to do with mecha refrences?:confused:
    Don't just practice. Also Practice the right things, the right way.

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    well, as for fictional mecha, there are two "religions":
    one is japanese mecha. good designs in my opinion are the ikaruga designs (spaceships though... but the design philosophy rocks) or shirows distinct mecha style.

    th eother is the battletech kind of stuff. there is more of that out there besides battletech but i don't know any names or things... so battletech would be the other part to research for.

    other than that... prometheus posted some great ref photos of some caterpillar like thing some time ago.
    talking about cat... brand names like caterpillar and others could be helpful to get some info on mechanic devices.

    also, a google search for images of those car factories with robotic arms could bring some good results.

    don't forget putting a hell of a lot of YOU in your mech stuff, not just reference

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