Model REQUEST: Fire truck / Fire Engine model

Discussion in 'Request Area' started by Werewolf, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    This is something I would like for a project I'm doing but it's not essential. Thought I'd put the idea out there in case someone wanted to make one.

    One thing that may be an issue of sorts is the team coloring. Most fire engines are red, with airport "crash tenders" being other colors. Whoever makes this could do a blue version, but it might look odd. That said, there is a blue Ambulance in game already.

    Anyway, here are some reference pictures:
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    Airport "Crash tender" version:
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  2. FGD5

    aa FGD5

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    I've made a start on one

    firetruck1.png

    It's not based on any one in particular, it's a mish mash of the reference images you posted.
    I'll update you as I go along with it.
     
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  3. FGD5

    aa FGD5

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    Nee Naw Nee Naw
    Marking sharps hurts my eyes.

    firetruck2.png firetruck3.png
     
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  4. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    haha damn, those are both really good- keep it up!
     
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  5. YOYOYO

    aa YOYOYO l666: Member of the Sacred Duck

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    Go FG! back at it again with the nice lookin' models!
    I've always wanted to start modeling with a fire truck, so someday I might try too. The third picture looks dope.
     
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  6. G.bo

    G.bo L4: Comfortable Member

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    Pffff, who needs models when you can just use brushes*

    *That was sarcasm, btw: I appreciate models and model makers a ton for their work, and trying to make those details with brushes would not only create optimization issues, but also would look worse and increase the size of the file a ton. Props to you, FG!
     
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  7. FGD5

    aa FGD5

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    Nothing like a Sunday spent unwrapping. I'll be giving it a paint over tomorrow then hopefully it should be ready for a compile!

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  8. Empyre

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    A blue fire engine just looks wrong. I have seen yellow fire engines, and I know that there is a BLU shade of yellow in the official palette, so how about that for the BLU team instead of blue? Other than the blue color, this looks awesome! Good work!
     
  9. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    Blue Fire Trucks are a thing:

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  10. YOYOYO

    aa YOYOYO l666: Member of the Sacred Duck

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    For some reason, I actually enjoy the inclusion of the green hose. It goes well with both skins.
     
  11. Kobolite

    aa Kobolite doing nothing interesting most of the time

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  12. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    .... Isn't that called green?

    But seriously, I love the work done so far!
     
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  13. Empyre

    Empyre L6: Sharp Member

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    I stand corrected.
     
  14. FGD5

    aa FGD5

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    After doing a few compiles, I've found that the model looks really bad in game. I'm going to put this one on the shelf for the minute since I don't want to release something I'm not happy with. Sorry guys.
     
  15. MaccyF

    aa MaccyF Notoriously Unreliable

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    bad in what way? post some screenshots and we might be able to help

    the model itself looks great to me, so i'm guessing the issues are more with the texture or material parameters than anything else
     
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  16. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    Please do post what you have done so far.

    And I agree with @MaccyF . How is it bad? Can you elaborate on that please?
     
  17. YOYOYO

    aa YOYOYO l666: Member of the Sacred Duck

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    Show Screenshots ingame maybe, then show some configurations and compiles.
     
  18. FGD5

    aa FGD5

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    Sorry if that last post came off a bit whiney.
    I haven't textured the wheels and lights yet, but I just feel like somethings off with it.
    Maybe its too sharp on the wheels? And the metal trim texture looks weird, maybe I need to redo the UV map on it and dedicate more space.
    Any suggestions?
    badengine1.png badengine2.png badengine3.png
     
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  19. MegapiemanPHD

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    It seems a bit sharp color wise over all which makes it too cartoony for TF2. There's a TF2 color pallet thing somewhere online that you could use to get the correct or similar color values and see if that helps.
     
  20. YOYOYO

    aa YOYOYO l666: Member of the Sacred Duck

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    tbh, I don't think it sticks out in TF2 in general, I think the firetruck just doesn't match that certain map. Though you should still give it a less sharp texture to fit those certain map.