NON-VOXEL RETRO (e)ROBOTS

I’ve been busy working in some cheesy retro looking robots, using Cinema 4D.

I still prefer the ones I did with MagicaVoxel, but as a videographer I really need to improve my C4D skills. So I decided to model some modular bots in the simples way i could, and then learning how to rig the legs and arms.

I need dozens of hours of practice before i get to grips with it, but at least I can render some of the models and they don’t look utterly ugly.

VOXEL TRAINS – ISOMETRIC RENDERER

I keep doing voxel trains. This time, military trains. By no means realistic.
One of the videogames that blowed my mind looong time ago was one called Transartica, about a giant train crossing a frozen earth and battling other convoys.

I’ve been coming back to the idea of war trains regularly.

Magicavoxel has now a really neat isometric renderer, that provides these really lovely models:

RAILROAD_01.iso
plain rail road
RAILROAD_ARMOURED_01.iso
Armored gunwagon
RAILROAD_ARMOURED_TROOPS_01.iso
Barracks with searchlight
RAILROAD_CARGO_01.iso
Cargo car.
RAILROAD_CHASSIS_01.iso
The basic chassis I’ve used for the rest of the carriages
RAILROAD_COMMS_01.iso
I’m quite sure there’s never been a radar on a train platform
RAILROAD_LOCOMOTIVE_01.iso
Diesel locomotive. Quite sovietic, huh?

And this is how an assembled convoy looks. I wish I knew how to code a wartrain game, now.

Some of the wagons and locomotives for display
Some of the wagons and locomotives for display

Remember that you can do even beter things just playing with MagicaVoxel and give its author some love:

https://ephtracy.github.io/
https://twitter.com/ephtracy

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VOXEL TRAIN

For some reason, this week I’m only thinking of trains. I’m drawing trains, I’m modelling them in proper 3d and the I realized I just wanted a cute voxel train.

The head image is the model rendered in Blender3d, by the way.

AS always, I guess I’ll make a few more carriages, maybe a station, and then I’ll move on.

A robo-train s something that excites me, for some reason. I’m pretty sure I’ll do one.

RAILROAD_01_LOCO RAILROAD_03_TANKRAILROAD_02_PASS RAILROAD_00

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VOXEL MEN – SPEED CHARACTER BUILDING

While I’m trying to build some backgrounds as apartments, furniture, props, streets… for characters, I’ve also made some simple masculine characters, trying to make them as varied as I possibly can with so few detail.

Fun stuff!

Here’s 12 people, rendered with the cute little “export 2D” button. I’ll do some dogs and cats and pack everything in a .zip so anyone can tweak them.

MEN 12 MEN 11 MEN 10 MEN 09 MEN 08 MEN 07 MEN 06 MEN 05 MEN 04 MEN 01 MEN 02 MEN 03

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VOXEL WOMEN – SPEED CHARACTER BUILDING

I’ve been doing some human characters between projects and  trying to find the way to represent visually appealing people. By now, I’ve got some different women.

It’s really fun and speedy, once you get the basic shape.  I’ve tried to make them taller, shorter, with different skin colours and hairstyles. The real challenge is to give them as much personality as possible with a single voxel here and there.

Now I need some glasses, accesories and shoes. I used MagicaVoxel’s render engine, and it just looks great. But also, using Blender 3D for rendering is a delight.

WOMAN 11 WOMAN 10 WOMAN 09 WOMAN 08 WOMAN 07 WOMAN 06 WOMAN 05 WOMAN 04 WOMAN 03 WOMAN 02 WOMAN 01

The last girl in black and red is a portrait of my girlfriend. You’ll recognize her inmediately, if you stumble upon her.

I learnt that the great Ephtracy changed the site for the Magicavoxel project to:
http://ephtracy.github.io/

 

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SOME INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS

Magica Voxel has a really nice export feature. When used, you can use your designs in Blender 3D or your 3d soft of choice, to compose bigger scenes. I did a quick group of industrial warehouses, refineries and generic factories to try it

FACTORY yellow FACTORY silos 02 FACTORY silo 01 FACTORY green FACTORY grey FACTORY blueCONTAINER YARD

If you scale the models to 0.05, they fit perfectly into your blender 3d grid, and then it’s easy to just pile the model pieces together, and also control camera settings, render quality, etc.

Factory Composition

I guess I’ll mix the giant robots, soon or later. And it really needs some colorful blocks resembling cars and vehicles. But, who cares?

 

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