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"Modeling History in 3D" Squadron 2010 Eagle Quest Presentation

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Scale modelers have the skill sets, talent, enthusiasm and patience to become 3D modelers. Learn how a scale modeler uses 3D modeling to enhance and add more fun to his hobby.

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"Modeling History in 3D" Squadron 2010 Eagle Quest Presentation

  1. 1. 1:72 Scale Model 3D Model MODELING Finished 3D Model RENDERING RESEARCH TEXTURE MAP Eagle Quest XIX 2010 Modeling History in 3D
  2. 2. Avid modeler / enthusiast Scale and 3D models … published! www.shortfuse3d.com Presenter, Konley Kelley
  3. 3. <ul><li>Scale modelers have the skill sets, talent, enthusiasm and patience to become 3D modelers. </li></ul>Konley Kelley
  4. 4. This is the preso agenda… <ul><li>3D is all around us </li></ul><ul><li>My background and early work </li></ul><ul><li>How it is done </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texture-mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My gallery “Inspiration” </li></ul><ul><li>How to get started </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  5. 5. Are you ready? <ul><li>Put on your 3D glasses now! </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3D in movies…cool! … just kidding
  7. 7. 3D in movies Can you name the movies? Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Digital Domain, WETA Digital
  8. 8. Pixar Can you name the movies?
  9. 9. John Lasseter Pixar founder / Director of TOY STORY … he signed this poster for me on the back of a limo
  10. 10. ...definitely seeing this in 3D!
  11. 11. TV … tell Coca Cola Polar Bears story Can you name the TV shows and commercials? Ally McBeal’s “Dancing Baby”
  12. 12. Games Can you name the games?
  13. 13. How games used to look… … Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  14. 14. Myst Created by two brothers, Robyn and Rand Miller Top selling PC game from 1993 – 2002 Inspiration for the TV show LOST 3D made with Strata 3D
  15. 15. My Background and Early Work
  16. 16. American Film Institute … my 3D model of AFI
  17. 17. “ Hollyweird” Volunteer/seat filler Katie, me, Moses and Mickey
  18. 18. P-38 Lightning … one of my first models at AFI (1996)
  19. 19. Dogfight 1:32 Monogram P-38 Lightning
  20. 20. Dogfight animation
  21. 21. The Alamo in 3D … made this while living in LA (1996)
  22. 22. The Alamo / renders
  23. 23. The Line in the Sand What did the Daughters of the Republic of Texas think of my 3D Alamo? Caretakers of the Alamo.
  24. 24. Planetoids
  25. 25. SciFi Movie
  26. 26. Wanted: 3D artist … showers and beds (1997)
  27. 27. Teaching 3D Caligari Truespace (1998)
  28. 28. 3D Model Kit Who was the Red Baron’s greatest adversary? A dusty Revell 1:28 Fokker Dr.1
  29. 29. WWI Flying Ace & his Sopwith Camel
  30. 30. How is it done? “ Spirit of St. Louis”
  31. 31. Strata 3D Interface – 3 views
  32. 32. Rendering options
  33. 33. Raytracing
  34. 34. Animation path and timeline
  35. 35. Lucky Lindy animation
  36. 36. Lucky Lindy at the controls … done with Photoshop later 
  37. 37. Research PBY Catalina
  38. 38. Scale model and reference books … .use the Internet for research!
  39. 39. “Enemy Carriers!” ...Lt. “Howie” Ady’s PBY “Strawberry 5”
  40. 40. “ Backgrounds, backgrounds and backgrounds” … real stuff shot from airliners
  41. 41. Backgrounds Photos … clouds found on the Internet
  42. 42. Backgrounds Vista Pro / Eastern Front … .with 1:35 Russian T-34
  43. 43. Backgrounds Vista Pro / Photoshop
  44. 44. Backgrounds Bryce / Pacific
  45. 45. Backgrounds Bryce / Atlantic
  46. 46. Backgrounds Vista Pro / Aspen … .uses topographical maps
  47. 47. 3D Background w/scale model
  48. 48. “Build the model” USS Fletcher DD-445
  49. 49. You can use scale model instructions as a guide
  50. 50. How to make a 5” gun
  51. 51. 5” gun parts – exploded view
  52. 52. Extrude - turret
  53. 53. Lathe - gun
  54. 54. Paint/texture-map the parts
  55. 55. Fletcher parts and subassemblies … cloning objects
  56. 56. “Fletcher at sea”
  57. 57. Fletcher at “Doolittle Raid” … .Internet research story
  58. 58. Fletcher at “Battle of Midway”
  59. 59. “Using pre-made models” Viewpoint Datalabs
  60. 60. Star Wars .dxf files X-Wing Wireframe
  61. 61. Star Wars X-Wing Rendered
  62. 62. Star Wars … I customized the Tie Fighter
  63. 63. Star Trek
  64. 64. Uh..oh..red shirt crewman … before I ever heard of Photoshop
  65. 65. “Silent Hunter” Viewpoint Datalabs Revell 1:125 U-99
  66. 66. U-boat on surface … in Bryce Atlantic
  67. 67. “Hunting the hunter” … with 1:48 Monogram TBM Avenger
  68. 68. “Texture-mapping” P-40
  69. 69. Basics of Texture-mapping
  70. 70. Flying Tiger Texture-map
  71. 71. P-40 naked and clothed
  72. 72. “Tigers on the Prowl”
  73. 73. 3D People PT-109
  74. 74. PT-109 in tub
  75. 75. PT-109 model Monogram 1:72 PT-109
  76. 76. PT-109 crew … .Konley Kelley at Lt. John F. Kennedy
  77. 77. PT-109 crew on deck
  78. 78. PT-109 Stern
  79. 79. “D-Day”
  80. 80. “ Curahee!” 101 st Airborne over Normandy 1:72 C-47
  81. 81. “Rendezvous with Destiny” … transparency example (C-47 seen through parachute)
  82. 82. I want to make a King Tiger in 3D from scratch… After seeing the “how to” what do you think? 1:35 King Tiger “Battle of the Bulge”
  83. 83. My Gallery “Inspiration”
  84. 84. “ USS Lexington Museum by the Bay” 3D USS Lexington
  85. 85. USS Lexington meets “Bazooka” … .take pictures / visual library of ship
  86. 86. Lexington 3D images … .Tomcats and Phantoms…accuracy Revell model kit
  87. 87. Real or 3D?
  88. 88. F-14 Tomcat …” Jolly Rogers”
  89. 89. Battleship Texas Another Scout trip…so did I make a 3D Battleship Texas?
  90. 90. Battlecar Texas … Pinewood Derby car with 1:350 Banner USS Arizona parts
  91. 91. Operation Desert Storm
  92. 92. Abrams in Action … combine your 3D models in action!
  93. 93. Abrams in Action … used real Abrams blast for 3D model diorama Abrams Scale Model
  94. 94. Apache Helicopter My Apache scale model met with an accident
  95. 95. Abrams shoots!
  96. 96. Bent-wing Birds
  97. 97. F4U Corsair … combined with Zero I made a long time ago
  98. 98. Corsair victory
  99. 99. “ Snake” Stuka – my favorite model … .which one is 3D and which one is a scale model?
  100. 100. Stuka texture-map … use decal sheets to make texture maps – SCAN BEFORE PUTTING ON MODEL
  101. 101. Stuka 3D model Ju87 Stuka
  102. 102. Stuka animated
  103. 103. Sahara M3 Lee Tank
  104. 104. “Sahara” 1943 film starring Humphrey Bogart So let’s build a scale model tank!
  105. 105. No…this isn’t Bogey’s tank! My wife built this. She calls it “Beverly Hills Tank.”
  106. 106. M3 Lee Tank Scale Model Sgt. Joe Gunn reporting for duty!
  107. 107. M3 Tank (reference/make parts) Real thing Scale model 3D model
  108. 108. 3D M3 Lee tank naked and clothed
  109. 109. M3 Lee Tank in action
  110. 110. M3 Lee Tank in action “ Lulubelle” on the battlefield
  111. 111. Sink the Bismarck! … telling a story in scale and 3D
  112. 112. Bismarck Pool Trials 1:350 Tamiya DKM Bismarck
  113. 113. Bismarck Parts
  114. 114. Bismarck Bow
  115. 115. Bismarck Stern
  116. 116. Bismarck Guns Battle of the Denmark Strait May 22, 1941
  117. 117. Bismarck in Action … .with Prinz Eugen in the firing in the distance
  118. 118. Bismarck found by PBY RAF PBY spots the Bismarck … .pose looks an awful lot like the other 3D PBY (smile)
  119. 119. HMS Ark Royal launches Swordfish Mixing scales - 1:600 Airfix HMS Ark Royal and 1:48 Tamiya Fairey Swordfish
  120. 120. Bismarck under attack (from what?
  121. 121. Swordfish in the kitchen … oops…masking tape
  122. 122. Swordfish minus kitchen … use Photoshop to isolate the Swordfish/torpedo
  123. 123. Swordfish attack the Bismarck … appeared in FineScale Modeler, Dec. ’05 *Bismarck was 50,000 tons, Swordfish was 7,700 lbs.
  124. 124. Tirpitz Bismarck’s sister ship
  125. 125. Tirpitz fires!
  126. 126. Tirpitz tests
  127. 127. Jet in a Weekend ME262
  128. 128. ME262 3D views Under wing panel from an ME262 at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, Texas German Ace Heinz Bar’s “Red 13”
  129. 129. ME262 in Action … with 3D B-17G Flying Fortresses
  130. 130. “Nose Art” B-24J Liberator
  131. 131. Roy Grinnell, Artist of the Aces B-24J Liberator “Tall, Torrid and Texas” - inspiration for this project
  132. 132. “ Tall, Torrid and Texas” Nose Art … thanks google image search
  133. 133. “ Tall, Torrid and Texas” Texture-Map Texture map / Wireframe / Rendered model
  134. 134. B24 and ME262 Scale Models 1:48 Monogram ME262 1:72 Academy B-24J Liberator
  135. 135. B-24 Liberator in Action 3 rd Place, 2010 DeSoto Art League Art Show Photography/Digital Media category
  136. 136. “B24 vs. ME262”
  137. 137. “Whitney Field” 3D Airfield and Flight Museum
  138. 138. “The Story of Whitney Field” … parked at Lucy Airport
  139. 139. Texan at Whitney Field … parked at Whitney Field
  140. 140. Whitney Field interface
  141. 141. P-40 Landing
  142. 142. Tower and Hanger One
  143. 143. Tower One and P-40
  144. 144. P-40
  145. 145. Jeep and tents
  146. 146. Lulubelle guarding latrine … not on my website
  147. 147. B-25 Mitchell
  148. 148. Administration Building
  149. 149. Admin Building and Compound
  150. 150. C-47
  151. 151. Dodge Ambulance … Easter Egg
  152. 152. Whitney and the Ammo Dump
  153. 153. Hanger Two What is in Hanger Two?
  154. 154. Whitney Field Flight Museum
  155. 155. Virtual Flight Museum … Internet interface “ Twilight Zone metaphor”
  156. 156. F4U Corsair
  157. 157. Ju87 Stuka
  158. 158. F14A Tomcat
  159. 159. F4F Wildcat
  160. 160. PBY Catalina
  161. 161. Spirit of St. Louis
  162. 162. M3 Lee Tank … just like the Cavanaugh Flight Museum
  163. 163. To Helicopters
  164. 164. 3D Helicopters … redirects to sections on my website
  165. 165. To Art Gallery … grab a Coke!
  166. 166. Whitney Field Art Gallery … another way to redirect visitors to other parts of my website – and a way to e-mail me
  167. 167. Rafe and Danny play chicken
  168. 168. M*A*S*H in 3D
  169. 169. M*A*S*H 11 years, 251 episodes, 14 Emmy’s Original cast Final cast
  170. 170. M*A*S*H Research Fox Ranch Camp Set Exteriors Malibu State Park, CA *Not South Korea
  171. 171. M*A*S*H Scale Models 1:35 Academy Bell UH1 Helicopter 1:35 Italieri Dodge Ambulance
  172. 172. M*A*S*H Camp Layout … MASH Camp Layout found on the Internet
  173. 173. M*A*S*H Camp Layout in 3D
  174. 174. M*A*S*H in 3D
  175. 175. M*A*S*H Signpost … 3D signpost created using texture maps pulled from image of actual MASH signpost on display at the Smithsonian
  176. 176. M*A*S*H
  177. 177. 3D Modeling – Getting Started <ul><li>Pivot Stick Figure Animation (B) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easiest animation program out there </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Sketch-Up (B) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make models of houses, simple objects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3D Plus (B) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turns text into 3D / instant animations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anim8or (B-I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Character animator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Art of Illusion (I-A) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3D modeling and animation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3D Canvas (I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3D modeling and animation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blender (I-A) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most popular open-source 3D software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3D Canvas (B) </li></ul><ul><li>Xara 3D (B-I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make logos / animated titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe Dimension (B) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turns Illustrator art into 3D objects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Amorphium (B) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like working with lumps of clay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poser (B-I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3D figure modeler </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Caligari Truespace (I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renderer similar to Pixar’s Renderman </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strata 3D (I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I like this one  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pixels (I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renderer similar to Pixar’s Renderman </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corel Bryce 3D (I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape modeler </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Newtek Lightwave (A) </li></ul><ul><li>Softimage XSI (A) </li></ul><ul><li>Maya 3D (A) </li></ul><ul><li>3D Max (A) </li></ul><ul><li>Houdini (A) </li></ul><ul><li>Cinema 3D (A) </li></ul>Software for purchase “ Freeware” Beginner – B Intermediate – I Advanced - A
  178. 178. Where to get training <ul><li>Community Colleges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RLC’s Interactive Simulation and Game Technology Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Art Institute of Dallas </li></ul><ul><li>ITT Technical Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Universities / UTD / SMU Guild Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Use freeware / self-paced training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet resources, textbooks, journeyed.com, eBay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online training / Ed2Go </li></ul><ul><li>Internship at a design shop / game company </li></ul><ul><li>***CAD/3D for Architecture / Engineering </li></ul>Keep sculpting, painting, storytelling, studying history, watching movies and, of course, scale modeling! It all ties together.
  179. 179. SFP Posters for sale Most posters shipped to you for around $25.00
  180. 180. Thank you for coming / Q&A <ul><li>Come get a SFP Business Card </li></ul><ul><li>Go to my website to see the presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>Konley Kelley </li></ul><ul><li>Short Fuse Productions </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Web www.shortfuse3d.com </li></ul>Go to the M*A*S*H camp on my website and look for Radar’s Teddy Join my Facebook Group “ Modeling History in Digital Diorama”

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