Hey, thanks for checking it out. I will definitely try painting at some point. As for adding color on the 3D model and rendering, I don't think I will do much, but I could if people are interested in seeing it.
I think that once I am able to finish detailing the ACU model I will probably try to model a photorealistic GC.
Latest screenshot of the ACU detailing.
Quite enjoyable to see that progress! Are you aware that you can export and edit models from the game? They're not as HQ as your current version, but it may help with the baseline.
@Jip I was not aware, thanks for mentioning that. Like I said, I am very new to FAF, but I will see if I can figure it out.
Done with the details on the armor and external plating. The body details are generally less specific and don't seem to be consistent, so I may just apply effects to see if I can find something that most accurately imitates the look. Debating if I want to try and print this beast, or mess around with the rest of the details before printing.
In other news, I messed around a bit trying to export the models from the game, but have not figured it out yet. If anyone has words of wisdom on getting those, I would appreciate it.
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@ELCroisidh There is some general information here:
All the assets are stored in the gamedata folder, that resides in the installation folder. Inside are .scd files that stands for Supreme Commander Data. These are just renamed zip files: change the extension to .zip and unpack them. The relevant SCD file would be units.scd.
Supreme Commander Data
I'm not that knowledgeable about the Blender plugin - it may be this:
But I think there is a more recent version - @MadMax can you shed some light on this?
That Blender plugin does work, but only for Blender 2.7. I'm unaware of an updated version
no thier is a Blender 2.8 version of the pugin
@Jip Interesting, clearly I still have much to learn. Regardless, thank you and all for the info. Someday I may figure it out.
For now I am going to continue to detail this Aeon Com before attempting another print. I did just get some new filament and paint in today, but I have a few other current projects to get through.
Finally located the game data files, plugin worked like a charm, thank you @Rowey.
All in all I'd say I was pretty close.... Interesting some details in the upper arms that I never picked up on.
@ELCroisidh great job dude! you made it from the skratch! if you need me to extract game files, do not hesitate to ask!
wow! just wow!
I love it so much!
Can the cannons rotate on the summit? Could you edit the model so they could? (Make the cannons separate pieces then attach them after printing)
yes they can rotate
That summit is pretty awesome. Looks like you had to do several of the turrets and radar towers as separate pieces? Either way, nice job getting them all straight, and nice job on the model in general.
Do you use vapor baths in your post processing? I haven't tried it, but I was considering trying it for smoothing.
Everyone's on about that summit, but what about that Fatboy!
And the only real question is: can the summit float?
@ELCroisidh thanks! yeah the body was cut in 4 pieces, guns and small objects printed separately, its pla plastic so i use DHM for post processing
@Jip i think yes, as its not a solid object, just 10% infill
wow! what size is that? I'm impressed that it's stands straight