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Published: December 2, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 popoff
:bulletgreen: About Modeling :bulletgreen:
Model is created using Rhinoceros 3.3 . Everything is free 3D handsketch - not based on a blueprints .
Concept of this model is created also from me - it`s hybrid between Caterpillar and Bobcat .
In mechanical point of view - everything is properly of course .
When I was approx. on 30-33% I try to increase the quality of the displayed mesh ... that was to hard for my 3.2GHz Pentium 4 , after some calculations my laptop just switch off ...
I loose all unsaved data - but that was smaller problem , i loose the only background reference image and all displayed mesh ... rebuilding of the display mesh even with lowest parameters was slow and hard ...
To restore the position , the scale factor and rotation angle of reference was impossible - so this hand sketch becomes more free ...
For modelig i use polysurfaces , i try meshes but Rhino generate some non symetrical surfaces even when source curves are mirrored , it was necessary to sketch some extra section for details result of "sweep" operations .
Converting model from surfaces to polysufrace and using of fillets make those model 232 Mb , clear stuff 200 Mb in 3dm format ( full - not saved small ) .

:bulletgreen: About Export / Mesh Optimization :bulletgreen:
... on my laptop ( the only equipment i got for a moment ) I cannot execute some cool rendering ...
I please `dangeruss for 3D support - he`s very talent 3D designer and just amazing in materials / composing in vechicle scenes ... he`s also 3DstudioMAX user , like me .
I was surprised when he accepted ( thanks Russ :thanks: ) . Russ becomes very serious person also , so he make first import of the model in MAX using PowerTranslator ( powerless translator ) .
Just like he said : "... import was hard and painful ..." , result was discouraging - wrong surfaces directions , hard edges , wrong normals ... just amazing .
I cannot please somebody loosing time for rendering such a mesh ( Russ less ) . I please Russ to give me 2-3 days to try manual export - problematical parts are converted to meshes and exported using Rhino only .
Russ optimize smooth parts and replace wrong exported details for testing scene on up .

I wanna also thanks to Bobi ( from 3D Bulgaria ) for Rhino export advices ( a lot of options there - combinations much more - full madhouse :crazy: )

thanks and respect :thanks: :icondangeruss: :thanks:

... well that`s it ... enjoy the testing pic on up ...

:bulletgreen: wireframe view
:bulletgreen: ( something like ) concept
:bulletgreen: first export

buy the model :
:bulletgreen: CAT 01 273$ Rhino 3 format

:bulletgreen: CAT 01 on 3DBG
:bulletgreen: CAT 01 on CGtalk
:bulletgreen: CAT 01 on 3Dcenter
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:bulletgreen: CAT 01 on Graphilla
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:bulletgreen: CAT 01 on SMCars

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pixelbudahProfessional Digital Artist
your work is amazing
John-Allgood's avatar
Absolutely amazing, dude. Nice job, though i'm impressed more by the model than the rendering. I just don't have the patience. Really, really well done
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naistina mnogo qka rabota,pozdravi ot BG-to :D
Shdw's avatar
really sick work :thumbsup:
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myksterHobbyist General Artist
cool render man! =)
bdk14's avatar
very nice 3d render :D
zmoodel's avatar
Awesome modelling. I always wanted to learn nurbs, is it much harder then working with AutoCAD ?
Isn't it possible to export rhino surfaces to max without converting them to polys ?
popoff's avatar
NURBS in Rhino are different than the same way of modeling in 3DstudioMAX , in Rhino there is Booleans ( like in AutoCAD ) - but there is a lot of problems with solid modeling and export of those objects :tears: ... there is no way to export surfaces to 3DstudioMAX without converting to polygons ...

... thanx for :+fav: ...
khorask's avatar
Looks great, lovely modeling as usual...
I dont like the yellow glow on the tires... sorta looks like a big yellow lights shinning on the whole lot...

great work none the less
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DoctorSharky Traditional Artist
Strahoten si sus tehnichni modeli. Az sum pove4e cartoon no obojavam rabotata ti. +fav
popoff's avatar
... благодаря за добрите думи приятелю - аз съм инжинер по образование и тех 3Дто ми е любимо ... в аниме характерите си по напред от мен - признавам :eyepopping: ... благодаря и за :+fav: ... от колега 3Д мятател , той има по голяма стойност ...
Sam-Hall's avatar
That's a sweet, sweet modelling job. Can't wait to see it once it's textured.
I tried using Rhino a long time ago but I lacked the patience and brainpower needed to master it.
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JazzLizardProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome job on the model and the render!
It's been great seeing this step-by-step creation!
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jorgehpzProfessional Digital Artist
fuck! great modeling
suckup's avatar
suckupProfessional General Artist
that's so :+fav:!
midkay's avatar
midkay Filmographer
Sorry to hear about the problems you had creating it, the end result looks worth it though.. beautiful, crisp, clean, and very detailed model! :D :+fav:
popoff's avatar
... some hours ago i sent last parts to Russ , final version`ll be better ... thanx for support and :+fav: ... glad i don`t put this model directly into my 3D archive without any rendering ...
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midkay Filmographer
Oooh, can't wait to see it :)
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ultimatebadass Digital Artist
Damn that is a really nice model! Excelent work on all those details!
AerosolFun's avatar
Incredible modeling
taibu's avatar
oooh, you made it :D, i read you comment, its realy hard work, what you make :) amaysing!
0STRAHD0's avatar
Wow thats an amazing model, very well done. I drove 1 of the Bobcats for 2 years, there too much fun to operate.
popoff's avatar
... model , export and everything can be much much better - but I have very very hard hardware problems ... :tears: ... however thanx for :+fav: ...
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magic-monkey Digital Artist
Very cool clean looking model.
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