Saturday, December 31, 2011

Making of Daigo Otaki

Modifing human figure with SU workflow.

- Start with the basic mesh from Make Human. Delete as much as possibile unuseful geometry before starting. starting model (half model) was 2.51 Mb with 24923 faces. 
- Apply a basic skin texture/color. 
- Create intersection planes. Organize them as groups or components, erasing them will be much easier). 
- Intersect planes with human model. For a better result scale 10x the model to avoid 1 squared mm. Sketchup bug. 
- Paint result with pro per color/textures. Substitute head with a better low poly version. The head model has been downloaded from 
- Erase unuseful faces/lines and redraw them to smoothly connect the new head ("Frankenstein" method). 
- Smooth surface with the Erase Tool +CTRL 
- Apply textures
- Create collar extruding and scaling half circle.
- Use Fredo6's "Tools on surface" plugin to draw collar design.
- Simplyfing boot: Create cutting planes to eliminate fingers.
- Simplify new geometry and apply a "extrude and scale" method to recreate front part of boot.
- Scarf was made generating a profile and scaling and rotating it in different ways.
- Connect all profiles using Fredo6's "Curviloft" plugin.
Final model: 2.23 Mb and 24950 Faces
Modelling time: 4.25 hr.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

3x1 XMas discount

3d model for Christmas holidays would be Gordian.
Gordian Warrior (闘士ゴーディアン) was aired first time in Japan in 1979 to 1981 (73 episodes).

The concept: "The pilot Daigo Otaki controls a small almost human-sized robot container named Protteser. Each time Protteser is in trouble, he jumps into the next biggest robot container named Delinger.
Then finally the largest container is Garbin." (Source: Wikipedia)

Work is still in progress.
More images will be soon available at my Picasa web Album.
Modelling time: 11 hr.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Waldaster's ship and fighter (1975)

Models for Animesoft Tekkaman's Game are ready.

Waldaster's Fighter
Modelling Time: 7,20 Hr.

Waldaster' Ship
Modelling Time: 2.00 Hr.
Both models are modelled with Sketchup 8.0

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Waldaster's Fighters

The old school's back.

Pencils and rubber are still needed in the digital era. 
I've prepared a custom blueprint of the fighter, catching the best "structure" from a bunch of  screens captures.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Anime Soft Tekkaman's Game

Few days ago I've started a collaboration with Chris from Anime Soft for modelling Valdaster's ships for the  new game he's developing.

Check out the Anime Soft website and try the free games of Hokuto No Ken and Grendizer.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hottoke Saucer (1980)

From the Japanese Anime "Muteking Dashing Warrior".

Modelled with Google Sketchup 8.0
Modelling Time 2:50 hr.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tachikoma (タチコマ) - 2002

Tachikoma mechs from the anime  "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" 

Model Available at Turbosquid.

Modelled with Google Sketchup 8.0
Total modelling time: 17.34 hr.
Tachikoma Blue Ver. : 15.24 hr.
Tachikoma Yellow Ver.: 2.09 hr.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Message from space (1978)

From the Japanese tv Serie the Main vessel with both stand alone spaceships:
Modelling Time: 18.42 Hr

Comet Fire
Modelling Time: 3.5 Hr

Galaxy Runner
Modelling Time: 6.28 Hr.

All models made with Google Sketchup 8.0

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time Cargo & Time Gaikotts

From the Yattodetaman's anime: Time Cargo

Model Available at Turbosquid.

and Time Gaikotts

Modelling time: 4:30 hr.
All models made with Google Sketchup

Model Available at Turbosquid.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Yattodetaman's King Star (1981)

"Open up, secrets and mysteries, to see new paths, King Star only you can save us!!"

Modeled with Google Sketchup 8.0
Total modelling time for the 3 models: 16:28 Hours

Friday, July 15, 2011

Yattodetaman's Sagittarius (1981)

 From the Yattodetaman (Calendar Man) Anime serie: Sagittarius.
Modelled With Google Sketchup 8.1
Modelling time: 5,31 Hours

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Waiting SOC Gx-60...

God Sigma has landed to Blog.

Model available at Sketchfab.

Modelled with Google Sketchup 8.1
Modelling time so far : 34,20 Hours.
Neptune and Earthquake are on the way

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Time Namagochi

 From Calendar Men (ヤットデタマン - Yattodetaman - 1981-82) Serie the "Time Nagamochi".

Modelling Time: 1:33 h.

Modelled with Google Sketchup 8

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yatterman (1977-79)

This is the original version of the Yattacan Machine

2008 version will be shortly finished

The Yatterman Secret Base WIP, textures are still preliminary

Models made with Google Sketchup 8.0
Model Available at Turbosquid.

Monday, January 3, 2011

On a marché sur la Lune (1954)

An hommage from my childhood, the "Moon Rocket" from Tintin's comics created by Hergé.

This is a fast model (50 min. approx.) and most of the time has been spent to chamfer the hull plates.

Modelled with Google Sketchup 8.0
Filesize: 233 Kb
Model Available at Turbosquid.