I am very new to FAF, and also somewhat new to printing, but I enjoy both. I have not tried to paint anything yet, but suspect I will soon.
I found a few models available online, but I prefer to make my own. As you may be able to tell, I am quite amateur in the 3D modeling hobby, but I thought the people here may enjoy a time lapse of creating this model. (I have never tried video hosting before, so hopefully this works correctly). I have since begun adding some detail that is only only rendered in skins, I am planning to continue work on the model for photo-realism. Hopefully at the end of the current semester I will have time to make more videos of that detailing and will post progress photos here if people enjoy. Let me know what you think!
Aeon ACU Blender Timelapse Video
@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.
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.
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.
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.
@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.