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My virtual Speccy

Post by station » Thu May 24, 2007 6:51 pm

Just thought I'd post these here, I did them using 3D Studio Max. I've started work on a few others (NES, C64, CPC and Amiga).
I'd love to do them quicker, just work and woman doesn't allow that. :(

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Post by merman » Thu May 24, 2007 6:54 pm

That's really well done, particularly the polystyrene textures...
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Post by FatTrucker » Thu May 24, 2007 7:00 pm

Very, very impressive.
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Post by Emperor Fossil » Thu May 24, 2007 7:18 pm

Love the diffused reflection of the rainbow stripe on the polystyrene.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri May 25, 2007 1:22 am

Yes, that's good work with the surfaces, very representative of the real deal, you seem to have got the plastics about right and the rubber keys look suitably soft.

Its been a while since I saw one in the flesh, but the keys look to be sitting a little too high from the surface of the keyboard for my liking.
I'm also not sure about the thickness of the bands of colour in the rainbow stripe. I reckon that should be a smidgeon narrower. That additional thickness you've got knocks out the positioning of it a little as well, it doesn't quite intersect the keys where it should.
That would be my only criticism at first glance, though that may just be because I'm used to a worn out old model.

I'm assuming the last image is an earlier test render, as its lost the Spectrum text below Sinclair.
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Post by SirClive » Fri May 25, 2007 2:32 am

Beautiful.

I would like to see a nice animation next. Pretty please.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Fri May 25, 2007 2:48 am

Very nice, I agree with Ant about the hight of the keys and the thickness of the colour bands but stunning pics.. Well done

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Post by ZX Beccy » Fri May 25, 2007 3:05 am

WOW!! :shock:

That is GEORGOUS!!!!!
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri May 25, 2007 3:51 am

It is an interesting proposition, this little project. I've done some modelling in the past myself, and you could be on to something with this.

Out of curiosity, given the availability of snaps of the insides of these things and their relative simplicity, have you considered fully modelling the internals too? You could create some very impressive explosive diagram animations.

I really need to sort out my laptop and get Cinema 4D up and running on it again...
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Post by Opa-Opa » Fri May 25, 2007 3:54 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
I really need to sort out my laptop and get Cinema 4D up and running on it again...
And then make some fantasic pic's for me to use in WGTV by any chance...? Just a thought ;)

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Post by yethboth » Fri May 25, 2007 4:32 am

COOL!!! :D :D :D

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Post by Lindopski » Fri May 25, 2007 4:56 am

really good modelling that mate.
I appreciate the hard work , my dissertation is being done in Lightwave3D and my models aint that good.
well done.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri May 25, 2007 6:50 am

love the reflection off the gold pin on the plug
I think the ZX Power Supply is a bit too red though
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri May 25, 2007 7:21 am

I was going to say that I liked the fact you'd even put some dust across the surface, as the shiny metal always attracts it so they're never perfectly smooth.

Then I realised my monitor is dirty :oops:
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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri May 25, 2007 7:36 am

We're not being had here are we?
It definately is a 3D model?
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