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Antonov 225-B (3D Model And Rendering)  
User currently offlinesurface From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8574 times:

Hi,

I am so fascinated by the An-225, can spend hours looking at pictures and watching videos of landing, taking off and flying. There is something so majestic in that super structure, the shapes, the unusual stance. I don't even know exactly what it is and perhaps trying not too hard to find out, so the magic never disappears.

So, some time ago decided to actually sit down and make a 3D model of something that recalls the 225, but to make it somehow different. More like a modernized version of it. Then made few renderings, just shapes, not much details. Thought it came interesting and so was thinking maybe there somewhere another nutcase like me who likes the 225 and chances are it is right here on this site. Thought of posting few shots, maybe someone will get a kick  

Just not to confuse it with the original one, I called it 225-B..... here it is:

Antonov 225-B rendering (rear perspective)


Antonov 225-B rendering (front perspective)


cheers!

peter

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User currently offlinesteffenbn From Denmark, joined Apr 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8572 times:

Is this a Gmax rendering? - if so PLEASE make this an fs aircraft! it looks very nice!

Quoting surface (Thread starter):
I am so fascinated by the An-225, can spend hours looking at pictures and watching videos of landing, taking off and flying. There is something so majestic in that super structure, the shapes, the unusual stance. I don't even know exactly what it is and perhaps trying not too hard to find out, so the magic never disappears.

As I have it with the 777! Can you create a future 777 for me? or tell me how to?

-Steffen Nielsen



A330, A319, 737,738,752,763,763ER,764ER,777-200LR
User currently offlinesurface From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8561 times:

Hi Steffen,

Unfortunately it is not a Gmax model. I used a NURBS modeler to make it. But if you have Gmax, we can perhaps do couple of experiments and see if I can export is some common format that Gmax can import. Then you have to do the translation (if possible at all) and do the texturing, etc. if you tell me what format you can import, perhaps we can give it a try.

The 777 is already so slick and nice. I am afraid that doing anything to the 777 will make it unrecognizable. The Antonov at least has 6 engines and the pointing down wings, plus the double rudder, so it is easier to mess with all the shapes and still someone could recognize it.

To think of it, if we get too slick and clean on the 777, then it will become a 787, no?   but this is interesting, so let's see what we can do. I will try to mess with it and see what happens. Will post when I have something for you.....

p


User currently offlinesteffenbn From Denmark, joined Apr 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8531 times:

Quoting surface (Reply 2):
But if you have Gmax, we can perhaps do couple of experiments and see if I can export is some common format that Gmax can import.

I have Gmax - as it is free, but i'm kind a noob in modelling 3D objects, looking forward to your next post.

-Steffen Nielsen



A330, A319, 737,738,752,763,763ER,764ER,777-200LR
User currently offlinesurface From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8502 times:

Here is the 777 you asked for..... it is based on the 300, same dimensions/proportions. it is kind of hard to make something that really tells you this is a 777 while at the same time being something "different". But this is an attempt. Basically is an ordinary 300 with pointier and smoother front (like 787) and with some winglets even if they may want to go with a similar to the 787 wing one day when the 777 is due for refresh. and then the rudder is little bit curvier to give it little bit of a touch, while keeping the very back pinched from both sides as a typical 777.

Let's see whether you like it   I personally think the real 777 is so gorgeous as it is and should remain untouched. but it is fun playing with shapes and see where it leads to.











peter


User currently offlineFabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8498 times:

Hey! Not bad on the 225"M"   I basically only have one comment - the nose is hideous (if I may). If you would care to make the cockpit just a tad bit prominent... the curvature is too big up the top for it to be realistically placed like this.


The light at the end of tunnel turn out to be a lighted sing saying NO EXIT
User currently offlinesurface From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8491 times:

Ah, yes, there are so many impossible things on this plane!  

I actually made several models, just to see how things look. So, on some of them the cockpit was in a more ordinary position and more in line with what "could work". but then it was too ordinary and I moved it on the higher portion of the curve...... it was interesting to see how would this very unique plane would look like with just one rudder. I mean, the Buran program is long gone, so the 225-B may not need to carry anything on its back. Here is that version, and of course the plane looks completely different (but you may like where the cockpit is)  


User currently offlinesurface From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8486 times:

Hey Steffen,

I think good news. Just got a copy of Gmax and managed to import my model in. The only way was using DXF format (something I can export into as well). The quality was bad at first, so had to bump the level of accuracy and the file got heavy, but it is working and it looks really fine and smooth, very detailed!

Here is a screen shot n how it looks in Gmax:





The Gmax file is almost 10 MB thought. It gets down to 3 Mb when zipped. So, give me an email address and I will gladly ship to you then you can open it up in your Gmax and play with it and see what you can do.

Cheers.

peter


User currently offlinesteffenbn From Denmark, joined Apr 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8485 times:

Quoting surface (Reply 4):
Here is the 777 you asked for.....

Woow, that was quick! But i can see what you mean - It does resemble the 787 a lot, but still amazing though! 
Quoting surface (Reply 4):
Let's see whether you like it

Is this enough answer:   

Quoting surface (Reply 4):
and with some winglets even if they may want to go with a similar to the 787 wing one day when the 777 is due for refresh

Personally i like the raked wingtips better than winglets/sharklets!

Quoting surface (Reply 7):
The quality was bad at first, so had to bump the level of accuracy and the file got heavy, but it is working and it looks really fine and smooth, very detailed!

Can't wait to see it in action!

Quoting surface (Reply 7):
So, give me an email address and I will gladly ship to you then you can open it up in your Gmax and play with it and see what you can do.

I sure don't hope that the shipping cost is expensive    I have send you a PM!

Btw: Can you do the same with the AN-225B?

-Steffen Nielsen



A330, A319, 737,738,752,763,763ER,764ER,777-200LR
User currently offlinesurface From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8480 times:

Steffen, got your message and just sent the file. Let me know if for some reason you are not receiving it, so we can find other ways. Yeah, shipping is cheaper and faster than typing  

peter


User currently offlinesteffenbn From Denmark, joined Apr 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8429 times:

I'm looking into it right know - just have some problems with my Gmax!   

-Steffen Nielsen



A330, A319, 737,738,752,763,763ER,764ER,777-200LR
User currently offlinesurface From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8372 times:

Steffen, how's everything going? Still troubles? Hope not!

I got some time today and made some modification to the 773, so threw away the winglets and made the nose little bit closer to the actual model. And then gave it some colors you may appreciate  

Once you resolve you Gmax problems, let me know and I will email you this one. Here couple of shots:






p.


User currently offlinesteffenbn From Denmark, joined Apr 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8304 times:

Quoting surface (Reply 11):
Steffen, how's everything going? Still troubles? Hope not!

Yeah, i still have trouble with the Gmax thing! But i'm trying very hard to figure it out!

Quoting surface (Reply 11):
Once you resolve you Gmax problems, let me know and I will email you this one. Here couple of shots:

I will send you an email when it's working.

-Steffen Nielsen



A330, A319, 737,738,752,763,763ER,764ER,777-200LR
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8122 times:

surface,

Very nice model! It looks so easy to create the model when looking at those screenshots, but I am sure it takes a lot of time.. what exactly is the program called that you use?


User currently offlinesurface From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8053 times:

Hi Pacific,

There are many programs that could be used to make these models. It is not very complex as there is not much accuracy and the level of details is minimal, close to none. These particular models were made in something called Studio Tools, even if everyone in the industry knows it as Alias (it used to be from a company called AliasWavefront). Now all owned by Autodesk. It is one of the surface modelers used in the car industry. I personally find it very fast and efficient, even if others would argue that it is difficult to learn/use and not the best tool to skin a cat. It is all personal preferences. My goal with these models is to make something very quick as I do not have much time. This fits the bill  

I hope Steffen will manage to make the model fly via Gmax. It will be cool to see this thing moving, not just static shots. If you or anyone else wishes to get one of these models and make it fly in a sim, just sent me an email with you email and I will gladly send you a mesh to play with. I am working on another couple of "invented" planes. Will upload soon!

Cheers!

p.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7956 times:

Quoting surface (Reply 14):

Thank you for the explanation!   I think I'll try to download the program.


User currently offlinesteffenbn From Denmark, joined Apr 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7920 times:

Quoting surface (Reply 14):
I hope Steffen will manage to make the model fly via Gmax. It will be cool to see this thing moving, not just static shots. If you or anyone else wishes to get one of these models and make it fly in a sim, just sent me an email with you email and I will gladly send you a mesh to play with. I am working on another couple of "invented" planes. Will upload soon!

Still gettin' some Vertex Errors - Just cant seem to fix it, I have tried everything that I could find on the web about it!

-Steffen Nielsen



A330, A319, 737,738,752,763,763ER,764ER,777-200LR
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