Modular SciFi Building this Time. Last week someone posted a picture of theses buildings designed by an Italian designer by the name of Nume over at Ebbles web site. I liked the look, so I thought I would give them a try. They will be stack-able like plastic cups the way some of my other buildings do for better storage. Here is a test build. One side of the roof will be all solar panels and I like the little sky lights on the originals. It's about 6inches (15cm) wide which I think will work well when clustered together. So anyone interested in this guy?
Sometimes I use gimp to make textures, but I usually get them from cgtextures.com and just use gimp to change them. The large tan wall area started out as a very small white stucco wall section and the solar panel was only 1/8th the size it is now and lighter in color. Gimp is really made to modify pictures more than making something from scratch.
I'm not planning on any other versions. I'm hoping I can scale them to get about 8 slightly different sizes so they nest inside each other. Each one would be about 1.5 percent difference in size. I may do a greenhouse version as the 9th unit?
Well I have my ink cartridge back in and two test builds done. It all looks well. Next I need to figure out how much to reduce and enlarge the units to get them to stack inside each other. I want to do one or two with a really large door too.
I have a suggestion for the bottom flap, the "ground" tab-
I have seen here and there that for wide walls that may tend to bow or warp, if you have a tab like this you can make two horizontal score lines and fold it into a long triangular rail inside the model, then glue that itself to the wall. The Rio Draco buildings do this, to pretty good effect.
I don't know how much this might mess up your nesting idea, but it might add a bit more stability than just the flap resting on the ground.
Well I think I can have the first pdf ready by later tonight or tomorrow. I do have a few things to get done this weekend though. The triangle idea is a good simple way to solve that problem. I'll have to keep that in mind for future projects. I did do something a bit similar with my Moon Hopper's spine. A small triangle tube is surprisingly strong. On this type of building it wouldn't be practical, as I would have to make each unit about 10% smaller or more than the last to nest inside each other. Right now there is a 2% difference and they still look OK next to each other. The smallest is about 12% smaller than the largest.
You are a true master of what you do! Can I call you the Picaso of Papercraft? My favorite is still the hovertank pictures you did with TOPO'S YELLOWJACKET! Sheer magic!
Ok... the triangle tab, great idea! I will steal ... um, I mean "use" it in the future (just like I did SoloSpirit's combination of magnets and paperclips that allow moveable and interchangable turrets on models)!
Ok. I think I have addressed every item mentioned in this thread... bar one. Where can I get a copy of that hover car? That is freakin' awesome!
Game Designer, BETA Tester, Model Designer, Figure Designer... HEY! It's what I do...
Post by Vermin King on Jul 25, 2011 5:42:16 GMT -9
I just think these have to be the most useful structures I've seen in a long time. I think they fit extremely well in desert scenarios, but I put some trees and things around, and the color balances for forest also. I wish my computer would handle an additional program, but it can't, but sometime down the road, I plan on doing an Arctic White version to be used in Arctic and Lunar scenarios.
Talk about transportable scenery that looks phenomenal and sets a mood for gameplay ...
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9