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Blood Asp for MechWarrior 4 by Walter-NEST Blood Asp for MechWarrior 4 by Walter-NEST
Big thanks for the DD, it made me really happy :D

Blood Asp mech from Battletech model which I made for who are modifying MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries by adding new mechs and features. The obsolete engine of the game require it to be very low-poly with only 3,000 triangles.

The texture of mech is alpha-blended with a player-selected camouflage. It was hard to get the weathering and details so that they stand out on both dark and bright camos. It has the somewhat cartoonishly crisp look to match the other mechs in the game.

Unfortunately the game engine doesn't support reflections and other effects, so the model will look a bit more plain ingame

Animated walk cycle

WIP of looped animation (click for bigger size)
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MASCH-ART Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
top work:)
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My personal favorite. :love:
WarDrumsOfTime Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Very nice, I came across this while looking for the Blood Asp model from MechAssault. It was my favourite way back when.
BLaaR75 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Still wanting to have this standing on my shelve of paper models :)
AuntJemima46 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
This is way better than the in game model. That piece of shit is so disappointing. This is outstanding, well done!
JerryYeh712 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mechwarrior means instantly pressing the favorite button :headbang:

And of course you did a great job as well, piz keep it up!
LordKiraTheConquerer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do want.... Do very want.... T_T The blood asp in the mektek mekpak sucked, but this is amazing....
SKuKnowIt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
very impressive!
LIAMODEARME Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
What a beast, I love the GIFs too, some how they make me laugh lol XD
ninjaGHOSTcat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i am speechless
Demented-Chicken-Guy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic sauce. I luv that game
aditdragon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
what program did you use
and what did you do to get this great skill as pro3d maker dude, because I want to be "just like you". BTW, I prefer MW3 than MW4.
Walter-NEST Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I use 3ds max and it took years of practice until I became as experienced as I am now.
madnessassault Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
whats with the left leg? Looks like a mad weak point.
Walter-NEST Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Both legs are same.
aresye Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Nice job! Always a fan of mechwarrior, and your renders are very good. I have an idea that may interest you, and I'll send you a note about it in a few days.
GoukaRyuujin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you accually implementing this into a mod of some sort for the game? or are you just rendering a model?
StephenHuda Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!!!
WXIVAN Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Filmographer
I'd really be interested in how you made the walk cycle. I am researching it so as to make the cougar I bought from VP walk in animation. Any advice would be a great help to me. Thanks.
chrysato13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
omfg this is literally my favorite game franchise EVAR!!!!! so badass my dad got me playing the first game on his gateway way back in the day very nice work sir =)
dTranquility Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Awesome! Isn't the mounted weapon is longer than that? (I think) XP
massvgorilla Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
v cool
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
is mech warrior 4 for x-box?
Walter-NEST Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I believe it was only for PC. If you want mechs on x-box, you can check out MechAssault and MechAssault 2 which are set in same universe.
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i have both mechassult 1&2 and beat both. but after i beat the 2nd one it glitched and it didn't do it right so the game says i still haven't beaten it yet.
zabiyaka Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Is that model the same as in MW4 Merc Free Release ? I mean in MW4 MFR it looks different... totally square-shaped. Your chassis is marvellous =] =] =]
Walter-NEST Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I have agreement with the devs doing Mercs free release that in the next version, they are gonna replace the current boxy model with this one I made.
TALGA Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Rene-Jansen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Great work, the looped animation is really awesome to.
Morcalivan7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is there really a point to camouflaging a walking building that fires shiny lasers? :p
Walter-NEST Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps not, but this is what game developers decided - not me.
Omigir Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I rocked so many matches in that thing. You did an awesome job with her.
BloodWolfGurl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks totally badass, does it have any omni slots? :D
skirtchaser87 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I dont get it why did you choose to make the legs asymmetrical?
Walter-NEST Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What do you mean? The legs are symmetrical, she just has one leg lifted from ground.
skirtchaser87 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I suppose you're right, in the rear view the left leg looks completely different then the other (to me at least).
lucaclaretti Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
wow! gorgeous!
MrTBSC Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
to bad he doesn´t look sooo good when i play the game
but here he looks pretty well ... i also woder that most of the models have such cartonish textures
that was better on mw 3 even if the grafics there wasn´t that good ...
Corsair114 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
The one currently in the game is not the one featured here. This one will, in time, replace the one currently found in Mercenaries... if I understood correctly.
MrTBSC Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
hmmm ok ... do they update the textures of the old mechs too?
Corsair114 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Not to my knowledge, but I have seen a few updated mechs kicked around the MekTek art forums. A new Timber Wolf was floating about, but I don't believe the model ever got finished.
ONEHELLCAT Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Just wondering, for the walk cycle, did you lock the leg between the foot and the lower leg? Looking at the mini, it has a three bone leg like the Uziel.
xyzseaman Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
The Great Father Kerensky approves of this! :)
K41-Test-Subject Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
wow looks like a WH40k tau battlesuit good job btw!
Black-Blooded-Bat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Do you have the 3D version (I mean *.3ds or sth)...
joshpurple Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome :w00t: ! Very cool, -dig how you did the texture & detail work!
The animation work looks excellent too :D !
MrParaduo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Impressive! I've never done digital Vg art, so I've got to admit I'm impressed with your skill here! Well done!

With improving it, I'd try to give it a more personal touch or signature item. Something that makes it less of a generic mech-warrior, and more of a Walter-NEST Ragnarok! It is a practical design, I will grant it that, and very realistic in concept too! So I can't really push you down for that.

In conclusion: Give it moar style! Besides that, it's excellently worked! :nod:

P.S: Sorry it took so long for me to get to this, I was having some problems with staying on task with my critiquing. Thanks for waiting! :worship:
Walter-NEST Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I was making the model based on existing concept - larger deviation from it was out of question.
MrParaduo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, I see. Still very good piece of work! You've out done me in that regard. :nod:
arikodi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! Awesome work.
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