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    Default Rebuilding an Abandonment in 3D

    When I’m not behind a camera I am behind a desk at work. I have a 3d modeling and animation job which pays the bills. I model a lot of really cool high resolution stuff but its all classified military stuff. I have nothing to show for the past 3 years and no portfolio… This has inspired me to start a little side project. I am going to mix a career and a hobby to create a high resolution 3d model of one of my favorite abandonments. Should turn out pretty cool if I don’t crash my computer first... a great portfolio piece.

    I am going to keep this post updated with progress for those of you that may be interested in seeing it take shape. I won’t say what the location is but it shouldn’t be long before it obvious.

    All modeling work will be done with NURBS surfaces in Rhino3D. Final rendering will be done in 3D Studio Max 8.

    And it begins!

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    So whats the first person to guess the location get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    So whats the first person to guess the location get?
    Choked to death by a manvil!

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    I was hoping you would do something like this! This is going to be an awesome thing to see develope. Good luck and I can't wait to see when it's all finished.

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    Dan, this is truely an amazing skill you have. It looks so real, and it hasn't even been textured yet.

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    Lookin good

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    A little progress.


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    a little further down the tower...


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    thats awesome Dan, i used to do some of that in CAD, it wasnt that good though. I wanted to get into designing stuff but decided against it, maybe later in life i'll get around to that.

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    another update.


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    Wow! That's looking better and better. ABout how much time have you invested in this so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Wow! That's looking better and better. ABout how much time have you invested in this so far?
    Hmm.. no idea, maybe 10+ hours. 1-2 hours at a time here and there.

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    Dam! Your better at it than I could ever be. I think it would have taken me three hundred hours to get where your at now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Dam! Your better at it than I could ever be. I think it would have taken me three hundred hours to get where your at now.
    Well I do practice 40 hours a week

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    Finally made it down to the roof, still more detail to add tho.


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    Some accuracy checks... Not bad at all!

    You will notice some detail in my model that is not in my photo like some of the rails and windows. These are things I saw in historic photos that have since dissapeared.




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