I suppose this would be the part where the untested newbie comes in with another batch of reference photos to save the day, but... er... 'fraid I can't really find anything new, at least from a top-down perspective. The only ones I've found are of the unmodified T-84, which is a far cry from the Oplot in... quite a number of respects.
Still, the model looks great so far, Stalker! It's pretty... for a multiple-ton killing machine.
*Insert jokes about similarities between tanks and relationships here*
"Pretty" in a "Merciless steel monster fed upon fire and fury, bringing hot, molten death upon the foes of whomever-the-heck-is-going-to-use-the-blasted-thing" sorta way, mind, but... yes! Pretty.
That's the problem with the supply corps, always thinking with their- er- well, not with their brains. But... lower.
I thought I had found a promising blueprint, but closer inspection revealed that it was actually a Chinese copy of the T-64 that someone had marked as an Oplot... how someone could make that sort of mistake is beyond me, but, needless to say, it was pretty blatant.
I'll keep looking, of course, but no promises.
Haha that's a very specific kind of pretty (Pretty Woman would have a completely new meaning!).
Anyways, cheers for having a look for some reference images, don't worry too much if you don't find anything. I get so confused with all the Eastern Tanks so I'd have probably made the same mistake as you lol!
Hey, now! "Fire-breathing and wrathful" are very nice qualities!
Well... in dragons and such, they are! Though... "By a dragon's standard of beauty, assuming one could ask a nonexistent creature such a question without being eaten or killed outright, those are very pretty tanks" doesn't flow very well, does it?
Hm... perhaps "pretty" wasn't the right word...
I blame the naming convention. If you're calling all of your armor "T-something-or-other", things are bound to get confusing. T-64A, T-80UM1, T-55AM...
Though, I suppose we're no better here in the US, as we just stick an M in front of EVERYTHING. M1151, M998, M1A1, (Which, entertainingly enough, can be the designation for six-or-seven radically different things, depending on the era) and so on.
Anyways, to avoid diluting my original point any further, I'll just keep an eye out. If I get lucky and find something that ISN'T a cross-section of the Queen Mary, or the like, I'll let you know.
It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it...
Last edited by VyMajoris; Jul 30 2011 at 12:00.
sorry if this isn't the right place to ask but:
Originally Posted by VyMajoris
isn't it necessary to stay in the blue lines in order to get your UVW correct?
Yes, but I'm just unwrapping it. After I get everything nice and square I'll pack it inside the blue line thingy.
Originally Posted by sarge4267
Yes, and no. For example, pack everything into the square area where you want the texture to be, texture it, and then move the laid out parts to the corresponding area anywhere outside of the texture area, and it will still work. Not normal to do, but just being technical here.
Originally Posted by sarge4267
and why would you move it outside the area?
Originally Posted by Abs
anyway thanks for the info!