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WIP: Other SciFi > Characters & Craft

Matrix APU (2)
Another excellent version except this one is being done in MAX originally.

You can follow the thread at our brother-site SCIFI-MESHES

Authors:
  1. Wayne Jones (jedilaw) (Author)
Update 1

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Recent events have blessed (or cursed) me with more free time than usual. As such, I've started actually working through the Matrix APU tutorial videos I bought from 3D Palace a while back.

So far, the foot is complete, and I'm moving on to the lower leg soon. No ETA on completion, as this is one mother-huge complicated beastie.
Update 2

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The leg is now finsihed.
Update 3

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Proportions corrected a bit. Engine block and shoulder mounts done now.
Update 4

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The shoulders are such a big hit, I had to rush out the sequel: upper arms!
Update 5

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Bang bang
Update 6

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Well, it turns out the arms were way the hell out of scale. I checked the CG model shots on WhatistheMatrix.com , and stills from the film. I think (hope) that that particular issue has been corrected. Getting close now, just the control systems to model...
Update 7

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As for the APU, all that's left, modeling-wise, is the control yoke. That is, unless I decide to go beyond the tuts and add the zillions of other wires and crap that the movie model had.
Update 8

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Oy, UV unwrapping...sucks. Majorly. What a pain. Thanks, Ozylot, that's pretty much in line with what I'm using for references, namely the shots from the matrix website showing the APU that they used on set. I've been stealing colors directly from those shots, and from Revolutions itself to get my color scheme down. This is the latest version, testing mostly the color scheme (this particular texture has some tiling issues).
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