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Endersothergame
2009-01-02T10:43:51Z

You have made a monster in me.  I have been at work since 8am, but have done nothing because of you.  This is what I have done, its so much fun!!

 

I am also including the project file so you can play with it, if you have software installed to read it.  I just have to find somewhere to host it.  As the files section here will not allow me to host it here.

Ah rapidshare to the rescue, I think.

http://rapidshare.com/files/179055280/Stank_w_turret.skp

 

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Der Meister
2009-01-02T14:29:09Z

what program is that in?

Endersothergame
2009-01-02T14:42:46Z

Google's Sketchup,  The intended use I think is for their 3D buildings, as found used in Google Earth, but its very easy to go ahead and do what ever you want with it.  I heard about it from Tanka12345, and decided to start playing with it.  Above picture is the result of maybe four hours of play/learning.

 

as found here

tanka12345
2009-01-02T15:21:16Z

[Y] Nice model! Is it a spaceship type thing?

Endersothergame
2009-01-02T15:36:32Z

Its tank design (adaption if you will) for use with a role playing game my friends and I are playing right now. Moreover it is a very entertaining way to waste time.

tanka12345
2009-01-02T16:24:03Z

It beats working anyday! What if your boss sees you doing SketchUp? [;)]

Endersothergame
2009-01-02T16:40:24Z

Its unlikely due to the nature of my work.

 

But if he were to find me wasting time I am sure there would be hell to pay.  Either way my work for the week is done so I am in good position.

tanka12345
2009-01-02T16:43:05Z

You should add colour to your tank, and make some more. Then you can show your Boss your amazing SketchUp skills and get a promotion! [;)]

Endersothergame
2009-01-02T18:36:51Z

 

 

Colour or not this new pass time is not going to get me, a maintenance guy any kind of promotion as I see it.

 

BUT:  Here's more work on that same tank.

 

 

tanka12345
2009-01-02T18:38:37Z

Oh, is it Computer Maintenance? Wheres the updated tank?

Endersothergame
2009-01-02T18:45:53Z

There linked in pictures, dunno why they didn't show before.

My job doesn't have me using computers at all.  I do alot of different things but computers have little to do with it.

tanka12345
2009-01-02T18:48:48Z

Nice pics. You're alot better than me considering your time using SketchUp. My PGU (Portable Graphics Unit) model took me days, and it mainly uses rectangles/squares, which are alot easier (IMO) than your cylinders and irregular shapes. Great Work, Keep it up! [:)]

Der Meister
2009-01-03T02:23:38Z

have you ever uesd Gmax???

tanka12345
2009-01-03T02:48:26Z

Me? If you're asking me I haven't.

Endersothergame
2009-01-03T11:05:36Z

Der Meister wrote:

have you ever uesd Gmax???

No Sir, as a matter of fact the only 3D work I have ever done was some autocad way back in highschool drafting (being 27 yrs old that feels like a seperate life ago).

But I find it this sort of thing interesting, more over I want to find a way to animate it.  As shown I made it a posable model.   I have been working on it some more, soon the main gun will be able to elevate or depress, and the auto cannon on the side willl have a pivot locaion for its hard point as well.

However I would truely love to be able to watch it fly around somewhere, instead of just imagining it.