Chopper 3D Model WIP - Lifesize - Star Wars Rebels

Studio 49

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I’ve been working on some 3D modelling for my Industrial Design portfolio and thought Chopper would be a great excuse to do some CAD with detailed internals. So here I am starting another droid WIP thread! :)

After two evenings of modelling he’s starting to take shape, so I figured I’d share some WIP renders. I know that there's existing files out there, but I enjoy doing this sort of stuff from scratch. There's also plenty of accuracy tweaks I need to make, so don't mind any of the geometry that's inaccurate. Next up is the body, feet and dome arms.

I've been doing a screen recoding time-lapse of the entire 3D modelling process from start to finish. I figured It would make for a cool video on how I've made my Chopper model, so when the CAD work is done I'll post a video up :)

If you'd like to see other stuff I've designed/made I'm in the process of making myself a website for my design portfolio:
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Studio 49

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I’m certainly thinking about it mate!!

But it wouldn’t be until a long while down the line, I still have to finish R2 for now haha
(Along with the tonne of other projects I have going!)

But I am going to design an Aluminium frame in the model so when I do make Chopper down the line I get a frame cut with the spare 3mm Aluminium I have left. And then I’d plan to clad it with 3D printer parts.

Well that’s the plan anyway haha
 

Halliwax

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I’m certainly thinking about it mate!!

But it wouldn’t be until a long while down the line, I still have to finish R2 for now haha
(Along with the tonne of other projects I have going!)

But I am going to design an Aluminium frame in the model so when I do make Chopper down the line I get a frame cut with the spare 3mm Aluminium I have left. And then I’d plan to clad it with 3D printer parts.

Well that’s the plan anyway haha
Wow!!! I am pretty sure you’ll be the first aluminum chopper frame!

Please keep me updated with this, chopper is a favorite of mine
 

Studio 49

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Wow!!! I am pretty sure you’ll be the first aluminum chopper frame!

Please keep me updated with this, chopper is a favorite of mine
Of course! I may be a while until I can build him, but there's nothing to stop be designing it all!
 

Studio 49

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I'm excited to say my Chopper 3D model is pretty much finished!

Still needs a couple extra greebles and and accuracy tweaks but it’s finished enough for now.
I modelled him from scratch in Autodesk Inventor using screenshots and other production reference images. Then I rendered it all in Keyshot today.
At some point I’ll design an Aluminium frame and 3D print it all, but that’s for after R2 is all done and dusted.

I did also do a time-lapse screen recording of the whole modelling process, so once I've finished editing that I'll be sure to post it up here
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Studio 49

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Since usually people only see finished 3D models or WIP renders, so I thought it could be cool to document the entire modelling process. I took 12 hours of design/modelling footage and cut it into a 12 minute time-lapse screen recording showing what happens behind the scenes.
I know most will find it boring since it’s 12 minutes, so if anything it’s cool to have a personal record the project :)

 

Halliwax

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Since usually people only see finished 3D models or WIP renders, so I thought it could be cool to document the entire modelling process. I took 12 hours of design/modelling footage and cut it into a 12 minute time-lapse screen recording showing what happens behind the scenes.
I know most will find it boring since it’s 12 minutes, so if anything it’s cool to have a personal record the project :)

Awesome! Gives me something to watch tonight!
 
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