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My virtual Speccy

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 6:51 pm
by station
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. :(

Who can forget this sight on Christmas morning!
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Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 6:54 pm
by merman
That's really well done, particularly the polystyrene textures...

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 7:00 pm
by FatTrucker
Very, very impressive.

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 7:18 pm
by Emperor Fossil
Love the diffused reflection of the rainbow stripe on the polystyrene.

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:22 am
by Antiriad2097
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.

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 2:32 am
by SirClive
Beautiful.

I would like to see a nice animation next. Pretty please.

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 2:48 am
by Opa-Opa
Very nice, I agree with Ant about the hight of the keys and the thickness of the colour bands but stunning pics.. Well done

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:05 am
by ZX Beccy
WOW!! :shock:

That is GEORGOUS!!!!!

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:51 am
by Antiriad2097
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...

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:54 am
by Opa-Opa
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 ;)

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 4:32 am
by yethboth
COOL!!! :D :D :D

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 4:56 am
by Lindopski
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.

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 6:50 am
by paranoid marvin
love the reflection off the gold pin on the plug
I think the ZX Power Supply is a bit too red though

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:21 am
by Antiriad2097
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:

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:36 am
by paranoid marvin
We're not being had here are we?
It definately is a 3D model?