40% Pitts Challenger (Bulldog)

uncle twist

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Can`t wait to see your next set of pics. I`ve been working on logo graphics, (cleaning them up). I`ve got the "picture" of the Bulldog and the PPG graphics done, currently working on the "airflow performance "graphic" Not sure if you`ve checked your PM`s, put you`ve got some new ones from me... ;) ;)
 
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asj5547

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Thanks for the explanation of rendering, I have never tried to render in Max (paint the model) I do that in Photoshop after I export the model out of Max.
Question, is there an advantage to render in Max (export a colored model) what should I do for best results ?
 

uncle twist

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Well, here ya go UT. I added my White Rose tail gear I modeled several years ago. I love the way it turned out, but I hate setting the physics on it.
Ha, I was wondering if you had looked at that, since I posted about it. It looks fantastic, it amazed then, AND, still does today. I think you modeled it specifically for the 33% Pitts. (don`t recall) best of all,I believe you modeled it after the actual wheel that`s on the Pitts. If not, I believe it`s real close to the real deal...??? kind of hard to tell, looking at available pics.
 

abaser

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Those look real slick.
Thanks. I’m surprised though at the render times I’m getting. I can remember getting a render that looks half this good to take 30+minutes to complete. These are averaging around 5-10 on an outdated gaming laptop.
 

abaser

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Ha, I was wondering if you had looked at that, since I posted about it. It looks fantastic, it amazed then, AND, still does today. I think you modeled it specifically for the 33% Pitts. (don`t recall) best of all,I believe you modeled it after the actual wheel that`s on the Pitts. If not, I believe it`s real close to the real deal...??? kind of hard to tell, looking at available pics.
The original model was created for someone that supposedly built their own model but wanted me to do the gear and wheels. The guy claimed to be a professional modeler but was having issues on it. Looking back I can see I was probably conned into modeling something for a stolen model. He talked a good talk about freelance opportunities then just kind of vanished when I was done. I believe the model is on the swaps somewhere though.
 

Boof69

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Thanks. I’m surprised though at the render times I’m getting. I can remember getting a render that looks half this good to take 30+minutes to complete. These are averaging around 5-10 on an outdated gaming laptop.
Yeah they have made some real leaps in the last 5 years.
 

abaser

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Not, much to show, but I managed to get the flying wires roughed in. By no means are these finished or correctly placed, but it's about the best I can do while running on around 20 hours sleep in the past 9 days.
 

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uncle twist

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Not, much to show, but I managed to get the flying wires roughed in. By no means are these finished or correctly placed, but it's about the best I can do while running on around 20 hours sleep in the past 9 days.
WOW Andy, they look absolutely FANTASTIC, I really like the turnbuckles, nice touch/nice job..!!! Thanks for the update. I`ve been working on the graphics/logos, they`re coming along nicely, but still lots to go, hardest are yet to come, I`ve been having to brush up (pun intended. :) ) on my Gimp skills..... MOST important, get some sleep (when you can) and take care of matters on the home front first, we`ll be watching...;);) :D
 

technoid

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Very nice work Andy they look great. It's funny I added the wires on my plane today too and was going to post a picture but they're not as nice as your's so I'll post my picture this afternoon after we get back from the Doctor, another trip to Dallas to see a specialist.
 

abaser

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Spent a little more time on the render scene last night. Probably won't be seeing too many of these though. This is the initial setup and there's still a ton of work to do on the lighting to remove the noise, and I plan on getting the outside of the hanger to be more natural, but you get the gist.
 

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