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Work In Progress - Pitlifter - Complete!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:47 pm
by Rob Lang
The Pitlifter is the name I've given to something I've not really had a name for. The Pitlifter performs the job of taking people and goods from the surface up to orbit and back. The Pitlifter is not light jump capable and is massive. The cylinders are where the crates go and people/vehicles go in 'the blade' at the front. The rest are grav plates (at the back) and engines. The grav plate fans are designed to slide together when docked in a Mex city.

Here's the WIP image. I've started work on the surfacing of the front bit, need to do some more image maps and might break the bump map up a bit.

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Re: Work In Progress - Pitlifter

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:35 am
by misterecho
The Clydesdale horse of the far future. Very nice indeed.

Re: Work In Progress - Pitlifter

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:10 am
by Rob Lang
I like the Pitpony analogy. Do you take a Cydesdale horse on your commute to Uni? ;)

Re: Work In Progress - Pitlifter

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:10 am
by misterecho
You openly mock my poverty sir?

{slaps gauntlet across cheek}

I challenge you to a duel sir, i demand satisfaction!

Re: Work In Progress - Pitlifter - Complete!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:53 am
by Rob Lang
And here is the completed model. The purple inner is growing on me but might end up dark metal when I render for the equipment index. Click for a biggy.

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Re: Work In Progress - Pitlifter - Complete!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:57 pm
by misterecho
She's very pretty!

She must be brand new off the production line! I imagine the rest of her sister fleet are rusty old buckets, working hard all day, unloved, exploited and under appreciated. :(

Re: Work In Progress - Pitlifter - Complete!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:10 am
by Rob Lang
You raise an interesting point. The renders I do for the equipment index are objects as they are 'new'. As if you were looking at a catalogue as a buyer. When I put them into the scene, I dirty the models over, make them rusty, dusty and filthy. I'm going to add in the background that a colony's Pitlifters can be used as a indicator to how proud the colony is. If the Pitlifters are clean and in a good state of repair then the colony is proud. If the colony is struggling then the Pitlifters won't be in a good state of repair.

Re: Work In Progress - Pitlifter - Complete!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:04 am
by misterecho
i like the idea of a catalogue. do you get free delivery?

Re: Work In Progress - Pitlifter

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:43 pm
by Kinslayer
Rob Lang wrote:I like the Pitpony analogy. Do you take a Cydesdale horse on your commute to Uni? ;)

To paraphrase Lewis Black, "If it weren't for my pitlifter, I wouldn't have finished that year in college."

Re: Work In Progress - Pitlifter - Complete!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:36 am
by Rob Lang
Nice!