Author Topic: Brazilian S-2E Tracker  (Read 4536 times)

Offline Cliffy B

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Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:02:35 PM »


Yeah, they flew them... ;)


Thought I'd try out something different for this profile.  After talking to Logan for awhile I decided to try my hand at making some 3D profiles.  So what do you think?  Its no where near Logan's photo realistic, "I can smell the AVGAS" profiles but I think it turned it fairly well.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 12:05:34 PM by Cliffy B »
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 01:09:58 PM »


"That's good. You have taken your first step into a larger world."

Seriously, though, that looks great, Mike!  It's a lot better than my first, second, or third stabs at the craft!  Are you going to do Traders, too, or just Trackers?  My grandpa was on a Trader on the USS Ranger during its on its first few cruises.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 04:17:07 PM »
Great work!
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline JP Vieira

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Re: Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 04:55:28 PM »
Great work!
and for a first try an amazing one!
Welcome aboard this GB :)
Hope to see more from you

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Re: Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 11:47:58 PM »
Success!  :)
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Re: Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 03:38:37 AM »
Your Tracker's awesome, Cliffy! It could grace the pages of any S-2E reference with pride!

Well done!

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Offline JP Vieira

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Re: Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 05:45:02 AM »
Very good job.
Welcome a new profiler :)

Offline Rafael

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Re: Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 01:20:51 AM »
Mike, you turned into a very gifted Padawan!!
Precioso!!!

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Re: Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 09:16:21 AM »
Really good!  :)

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 07:37:43 AM »
OK guys, I've modified/corrected my Tracker.  Realized the prop was entirely the wrong shape, the designation was wrong, the pilot's window was flat instead of rounded (thanks Logan!), the cast shadows were reflecting the type of surface they were on, and my cylinders weren't showing reflected light on the bottom edge.  All issues have been dealt with, enjoy!



Any and all comments, thoughts, ideas, etc... are appreciated as always.

-Mike
« Last Edit: April 16, 2012, 08:05:31 AM by Cliffy B »
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Brazilian S-2E Tracker
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012, 11:16:22 AM »
Looks good, Mike!  Only major lighting/shading issue I see is that you're still bending light and showing shadows curving around the bottom of cylinders.  Also, be careful about the reflected light on the bottom of the aircraft.  That really only happens when there's something to reflect off of, like a cloud or tarmac.

The windows look great!  They really show off the shape of the window.

Cheers,

Logan