OlBlue Presents; The Imperial Knight 3D Tutorial for 3ds Max
Everyone loves Mechs! As a kid I loved nothing more than coming up with awesome designs for mech robots that I would imagine in my favorite films and TV shows. Now as an old, grizzled artist with over 20 years experience in the industry, I make high detail mechs and teach thousands of students professionally in my spare time.
Mechs are the best possible way to learn how to make complex hard surface models in a fun and relaxing way! Want to make a tank? If you know how to make a mech’s foot, you can make one easily! Want to know about complex curved surfaces? Mech Armour! Procedural animation and rigging? Mechs have that in SPADES!
I have designed and built robots using 3ds Max and invented several major development pipelines that you can learn and use right now, plus I am always happy to chat about Mech design, tips, ideas and advice!
So, over 20 hours of material, and more. You should just dig right in and give it a try today, what have you got to lose? You even get a FULL 12+ hour tutorial showing you how to make OPTIMUS PRIME as a FREE bonus!
MAKE A MECH! Become a KILLER hard surface artist.
Hello! It's time for you to learn a bit more about the project and also start digging in yourself! Don't worry, all you need is a copy of 3ds Max which you can get for free from https://students.autodesk.com - just register even if you are classed as learning at home and you can use it for three years.
Getting Started On The Toe
Ok so it's time to get started on this massive and complex model. As per usual with a Mech, I start at the toe which allows me to work out scale, detail levels and also begin the build from the bottom up, which is massively important for working out the complex mechanical systems that make it look like it works.
Build the Foot!
With the toe done, it's time for us to start working on the Mech properly. A good foot means that our mech will look imposing, and it is doubly important to make sure that all the procedural parts are set up correctly! Let's Go! There's homework soon!
Time to make LEGS!
The Mech Upper Legs!
The Leg Armour (Or Armor)
Rigging And Posing The Legs
The Pelvis and Torso
Detailing the Torso and Armour
To Arms! Our Mech Needs Arms!
ADDITIONAL CONTENT : RAILGUN SET
These four files will need to be downloaded in FULL before you can run winrar to de-archive the gun tutorial section which is a FREE addon for this set. You can get Winrar from www.rarlabs.com for free.