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SCARAB AU-A5 Illustration High-Res by MrJumpManV4 SCARAB AU-A5 Illustration High-Res by MrJumpManV4
The first ALICE military variant.
favorites and construction criticism is always appreciated!

This was an independent project (aside from some helpful criticisms) made with google sketchup, adobe illustrator and a little photoshop.
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zoomzoom Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
looks complex, but hard to see any details on the front due to the style of render you chose to go with. Why such a dark image?
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suitandarmour Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Is this using any plugins or just standard sketchup that is free download. I just recently got sketchup but am hopeless at using it. My 2d is ok but I want to expand into a 3d program.
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zoomzoom Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
try Zbrush... if you have good 2D skills u can use them well in 3D
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suitandarmour Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Zbrush would be my preferred option and I am still weighting up wether I should move to 3d, thanks.
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use plugins, if you're interested in getting into 3d design then i wouldn't recommend sketchup unless you just want something to get a grasp for 3d modelling. Sketchup is actually not too bad for starting out. It would be worth your time to get into 3ds max (or maya) since it's free for students (If you're not a student you may be able to find a workaround to get the student version somewhere). The problem with sketchup is that it's only really useful for architecture and to an extent static models like this which require quite a few years of experience. Sketchup does have advantages, mainly that it's super fast and relatively easy to learn (especially when compared to 3ds max) but after a few years it becomes obvious what the limitations are.

Anyways if you do choose to go with sketchup here's a list of the plugins that i use, you can find most of these on the Sketchucation.com forum

Twlight Renderer ($100 and not on sketchucation, cheapest renderer I found for what it has)
Round corner by fredo
Artisan for sketchup ($50 and not on sketchucation)
Fredo6_fredoscale
Fredo_JointPushPull
Curviloft by Fredo
vertex tools for sketchup ($20 i think and not on sketchucation)
Fur Tools, (not exceedingly useful for me)

One of the most useful things I've found in terms of educational value for sketchup is this list of shortkeys, if you memorize these and at least basically understand them you should be able to go lightning fast.
www.sketchup-ur-space.com/2013…

If you're really interested in getting into 3d modelling don't stay with sketchup for too long unless you only want to use it for architecture. I've been using mostly only sketchup for 8 years or so and i haven't even been able to animate something until recently. If you're messing around or wanting to get a good grasp for 3d then like i said before sketchup is a good place to start.

oh and don't buy sketchup pro, it's not really worth it.

Let me know if you have any specific questions about sketchup.
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suitandarmour Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thanks for the info. 3ds Max looks great along with Zbrush which I'd rather since I think it's easier to use. I will continue to consider it.

Great models you have anyway.
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zbrush is good too but if i'm not mistaken it's mostly only for making static sculptures, I'd imagine it works great in conjunction with Zbrush.
Good luck!
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TheP4GAN Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the whole thing, especially the blueprint!
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks =D
that's pretty much my favorite part too.
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grid-gunner Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Nice! It has great details & aesthetics! ^^
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