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borderlands style tank train by abbrivi8 borderlands style tank train by abbrivi8
this is a 3d model i have done for my uni work. modeled in 3ds max, textured in Photoshop. then rendered in mental ray with post processing in Photoshop again.

It started off as an off road train in the design stage but it sort of escalated and got cannons. Ive always been thinking rage/borderlands but as my model developed i decided to go more with borderlands. so i textured it with loads of toon lines in the texture itself.

total of 16,130 tris. for my project my tri limit is roughly 10k but only counts 1 wheel so im pushing it a bit with 10.5k tris so i will have to cut down on my charicter a bit.

edit, i did a character to go with it, if you like this you should check it out - [link]
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werner720 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
add some gattling guns missile launchers anything else you could think of then it is borderlands
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Ultima-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Way cool ;D
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks dude!
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mochr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
nice:)
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks. thanks for the fave aswell!
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QuackJAG Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Very awesome! I could easily see this thing being in a Borderlands game!

You should send Randy Pitchford an email. ;)
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks man. haha i would like to see the response. Just posted my character i made with it. Is it as good though? [link]
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QuackJAG Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Yeah man! It still looks very Borderlands-ness! My only... uh, note? Yeah! My only note is that your character appears to be more of an NPC, if it was in the game. The main characters always seem to have a... hmm, style? Unique look to their own personality? Uh, not sure which words I want to use here.

How do English? But anyway man, solid work! Either way, you really have captured the look and feel of Borderlands! Hope my feedback helps!
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yeah i understand what you mean. yeah valid point. he is a bit boring lol
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:iconquackjag:
QuackJAG Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
No, I wouldn't say that! Thinking about it, I noticed that all he really needs is some color!

They were pretty huge on that in the second one.
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i haven't actually played them, probably should pick them up at some point
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QuackJAG Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You should, mate! For not playing them, you've still done very well with your images!
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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lycan-rising Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
very cool
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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valkopiru Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
nice work but doesn't really look anything that would take over 16k tris, unless you haven't baked it down to a low poly
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
my highpoly assets are much higher than 16k tris. maybe i need to work on optimization then.
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CharlieRenwick Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Sweet work, man! The toon lines look great; I've been trying to learn to make maya shaders do the same thing, but it sure is fiddly.

Can't wait to see more of this model!
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha thanks. yeah this is a toon line on the mesh and then toon lines painted into the texture
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Gryphon-Shifter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Are you a DigiPen student?
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no. never heard of it. am at teesside uni, uk
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Gryphon-Shifter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, 'cause that's pretty much our exact final project for our 3DS class.
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Monkeytailz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Cool, I like design ~`
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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Waterbear Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sup Man,

lots of time, the tri counts are really important. I know you can get it down to under the limit and not lost any detail. Just make sure you keep the silhouette.

Might want to fix the plow so it looks more real. The texturing could be a little more subtle too. Looks like you might have used some overlays? They are a bit too strong mostly on the pistons and plow.


looking good other wise.
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks man. yeah i did a standard texture, then used loads of filters on it with overlays with low opacity and bits rubbed out then drawn over the top.

whats wrong with the plow in your opinion? i can try fix it if i have time.
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Waterbear Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The plow wouldn't really work correctly now. It needs a top that curls over or the stuff he was plowing would just end up crashing into the hood/windshield.

[link]

Good luck!
-Sarah
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
if you look at cattel catchers from old western steam trains they dont do that.
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mspoopykitty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
i want this in the game NOW
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:iconabbrivi8:
abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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waba27 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Gearbox hire this guy!
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha thanks
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IrresponsibleBrony Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Noice
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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BaconKai Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice!!
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abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks kai
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ManiakMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's impressive, I actually thought it might have been a screenshot for the next dlc or something, well done ^^
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:iconabbrivi8:
abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks man.
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ManiakMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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Lauratedlow Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Looks really cool :)
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:iconabbrivi8:
abbrivi8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks
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Lauratedlow Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Oh and congrats on being on the front page of r/gaming ;)
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