Some more eye candy for the 3D Guru's

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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    [​IMG]
    I'm not done yet [​IMG]
    This is such a blast..
     
  2. Owen Bartley

    Owen Bartley Second Unit

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    Great guggamugga. What are you trying to do, give me a stroke? [​IMG] OK, I give up, it would take me forever to model my Tempest that accurately. But I will work on the box a little more. I think our other posts got moved (since they had nothing to do with the original thread I can see why) but I'll put up the last inage I had just in case... (oh, ignore my ugly blue cone 'speaker'):b
    [​IMG]
    And http://www.geocities.com/needfiles1/subinternals.jpg in case the image doesn't link (as usual)
     
  3. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    I take it you like it? [​IMG]
    I can't get your picture to load!
     
  4. Andrew Walbert

    Andrew Walbert Stunt Coordinator

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    You'll have to cut+paste the link into the address bar of your browser. Geocities has some cleverly obnoxious code to prevent people from using links like that, so you have to trick the server.
     
  5. Brett DiMichele

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    Andrew,

    Yep I forgot how anal Geocities is about linking to thier
    hosted images.


    Owen,

    Aww come on man.. You took a rectangle primitive and skinned
    it with an image of a plate amp! No way, you have to sit
    there and model the whole thing in 3D no skinning allowed!

    LOL Looks great though!
     
  6. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Owen,
    Are you ready to drool? Got a towel handy? Got it? Ready?
    TADA!
    [​IMG]
    Whoz y0 Daddy! [​IMG]
     
  7. Looks sweet[​IMG]
    but in the driver with a cone facing up, it looks like the metal ring that the 12 spokes connect to on the rubber gasket side, is about 2" thick [​IMG]
    ..and what is the levitating ring in the up facing cone?
     
  8. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Anthony,
    Can I see some of your 3D work? [​IMG]
    Everybody is a Critic!
    There is no "levitating" ring on the cone, what you see
    is a reflection, the cone is shiny and I need to adjust the
    material to more of a matte finish, if I wanted to make it
    look like a spun machined finish I would have to draw a
    custom Bump Map (which I can easily do)
    As for the ring is a bit thick I agree, I need to slim it
    down some and also if you noticed there aren't 12 spokes
    only 8 [​IMG] I didn't say it was an "exact" copy of an AV12
    just a close facsimilie.. [​IMG]
    Heh
    Thanks for the compliments though, they are apppreciated!
     
  9. Brian Bunge

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    Now if he'll just build the damn box...[​IMG]
     
  10. Owen Bartley

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    Wow. Brett, that looks amazing. Clearly I wasn't expecting this level of competition. lol [​IMG]
    And I knew I couldn't sneak that mapped amp past you, but it gave me a decent idea of what things are supposed to look like. I have another one about half finished that gets a little more detail into the driver (still pretty crude, but the Tempoest just isn't as pretty as the AV12). I'll try to crack off some more work on that and the amp this week, or else it won't get done becaue I start my new job on the 6th and then my modelling (and a lot of other things) get shoved to the back seat.
    Once again, nice work!!
     
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  12. Jack Gilvey

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    Purty pics. I'm even more impressed by actual projects. [​IMG]
     
  13. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Honestly,
    The "real" thing is easier than doing it in 3D Modeling [​IMG]
    Cutting a box out ain't very complicated!
    You will see the real thing in a few weeks I have to wait
    till the holidays are over because a friend of mine is
    letting me use his table saw so I can dado the internal
    walls for the internal braces. And I don't want to bother
    him right now...
     
  14. Jack Gilvey

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  15. Brett DiMichele

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    Jack,
    I have done on the order of maybe 30 car audio boxes some
    of which were extremely complex. Cutting the box isn't hard
    and I know anyone that has done it will agree. The hard
    part is "fininishing" the box..
    And that's where I am a rookie! I have no veneering experiance
    no lamination experiance whatso ever..
    But I can fudge my way through anything [​IMG]
    I wish I had pictures of the car audio boxes I have built
    in the past, especially the dual 12" box I built for my
    buds Nissan Hardbody pickup, the box only had a front and
    sides, the bottom and back were the actual cab, that took
    tremendous amounts of time to cut (Nissan's floor was anything
    but flat) and it took loads of dynamat [​IMG]
    But it was one of the shallowest boxes for that type of
    truck out there with more than enough air space. [​IMG]
    I honestly am very impatient, I can't wait to get this
    box done, finished and into operation. But like I said I have
    to wait till the holidays are over.
    Here is the box in my daily driver.. 3.0 Cubic Foot Sealed
    3/4" thick with a 1/4" Lexan Window, carpeted with auto
    carpet and all seams were hand sewn.. And the drivers are
    2 Rockford Fosgate Series 1's circa 1990 (yep been in it
    that long..)
    [​IMG]
    I even made a little "Rockford Fosgate" gold plaque for on
    the box I used to have acess to a mechanical transposer
    for making custom plaques and signs.
     
  16. Owen Bartley

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    I'm getting SO impatient. I've been waiting for months to build this thing, and started planning it in the summer. Unfortunately, since I had just finished university I didn't have the means to go about it. Now that I've finally found a pretty good job I'm going to jump right into it (ok ok, right after I pay off my credit card). But I will definetely tale a lot of pics of the whole process, even if its just to prove to you guys that I can build something that looks prettier than my renderings! [​IMG]
    Hey, nice box Brett. I've been thinking about doing a plaque for my sub too, but only if I can come up with a fitting name (that isn't super-cheesy).
     
  17. Jack Gilvey

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    Cool, I love car boxes. I'll have to try carpeting and a little window on a sub someday. [​IMG]
     
  18. Brett DiMichele

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    I also have red ilumination inside the box.. Not neon though
    when I built this box, you couldn't get short neon tubes
    nor where they cheap (this box is OLD) it's been in and
    out of 5 cars [​IMG]
    I used 2 red tractor trailer 12V marker lights on the
    underside lip of the box and power them off the remote turn
    on. Cheap man's Neon...
    It is amazing how well these old Series1's work.. Honestly
    if you look at thier construction and look at a Shiva they
    are built almost identical, I wish I still had the T/S
    params for these, I am curious what they are compared to a
    Shiva but I lost the documentation years ago and RF doesn't
    have info on thier site for anything this old.
    Anyway...
    I can't wait to get my box done Wahhhhh!!!! I can't wait to
    have REAL CLEAN bass!
     
  19. Owen Bartley

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  20. Brett DiMichele

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    Owen,

    That's looking GREAT! Nice job on the amp!
     

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