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Native Lineup- Female by BlueBlankey
Native Lineup- Female
...and now for something completely different.

A kind of stereotypical lineup of females from the different factions in ""my world"". I chose a time period I thought was 'the most exciting' for comparing/contrasting the different types of critters. (just calling them 'natives' for now, also the titles of the factions are simply descriptive)
If I can figure out a way to efficiently do 2d art, I could maybe attempt the large amount of other concepts- but yeeeeea I'm much more used to 3d if you haven't already guessed.

More backstory:
The 'regals' are the most technologically advanced group. They live in a type of utopia where they think they have free will but really don't. The majority of them are physically altered, and all are under a form of mind control, keeping them happy and satisfied with their livelihoods. In this time period, they're preoccupied with preventing biosynthetic automations from taking their power stations. (description on that- fav.me/d9293ur )

The 'liberators' are a coalition of groups that don't like the idea of mind control. Many are escaped regals that found they prefer freedom over stability. They also think the regals are abusing their power, so they actively assist the automations by sabotaging the regal's defenses. So they're not technically at war with each other, but tensions are high. The liberators often have more technical expertise than other non-regal natives, so they often make a living by manufacturing and/or stealing heavy equipment.

The 'mediators' are the natives that don't really want mind control, but also don't want to fight it. They attempt to stay on the 'good side' of everyone, and usually are. They are very industrious with farms and refineries, and many of them amass great wealth. They are generally submissive but can defend themselves in rare situations.

The 'tribals' are the groups of natives that don't really want to participate in the furor of massive advancement. They tend to be very hospitable and live spiritually/religiously. Although they don't actively make new technologies, they utilize what they can, so their quality of life really isn't much less than the other factions. They are usually nomadic and trade often with the mediators and liberators.
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Folding Geocannon- Test Render by BlueBlankey
Folding Geocannon- Test Render
Description on what this is: fav.me/d9293ur

Believe it or not this is fully realtime. Unreal 4 is a magnificent thing Nod Running around on this is a really immersive experience, but I maaaay stick with just pre-rendering for now.
Also this version is incredibly texturemap inefficient, so it's not the final look I'm settling with. It kinda looks decent enough as-is though =P (Razz) 
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Folding Geocannon WIP by BlueBlankey
Folding Geocannon WIP
A work-in-progress model in Sketchup of a giant folding cannon and its surrounding mining complex.
Backstory plus some supporting backstories:

In this universe "plasma" contains information as well as power. A race of sentient double-thumbed cat like creatures (we'll call them "natives") were artificially placed on the planet, which happens to be a giant construct that runs off plasma. After some time they figured out how to tap into the planet's power supply, and built 'energy wells' to mine it. With plasma being brought to the surface, information started being "stored" into the landscape.
Eventually the free plasma amassed into high enough quantities to spawn bio-mechanical automations. Information imprinted by animals, plants, and the natives themselves culminated into hulking monsters made of raw material; doomed to wander about looking for more plasma to survive. At first they were small and docile enough to be more of a curiosity than a threat, with the natives not expecting them to become much more than that.
That is, until the natives built a single gigantic construct at the north pole that freely emitted plasma to aid with space travel. The automations then became truly massive, and a major threat to the energy wells they had built. The automations formed at the south pole and started moving their way north. To protect their wells, the natives converted them into enormous "geocannons".

This particular cannon was in an east-west valley, facing south. It wasn't in a direct path of the automations, but if enough plasma was used it would attract them. The cannon was built partially underground and with a large bunker, which it could fold into to hide from the larger constructs. The cannon itself was a limited swivel, high-arcing howitzer that fired 4m wide shells that contained molten material. It was capable of short barrages of rapid firing, but was usually only fired once or twice at a time to avoid attracting unwanted attention.

Soooo yes this a WIP, right now I'm struggling with making it efficient enough to handle texturing. I'm thinking about procedural maps, instanced decals, etc but for now I'm just optimizing it for normal UVs. (and believe me that's a mind numbing thing to do) but we'll see where this goes :)
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I'm going to start documenting my progress with that procedural 'game' idea I have going on. I'd love some feedback about it, since I always want to talk about it even though there's no one here to talk to.
Yes that's a good thing, now that my parents and all the kids went on vacation for a few weeks, I have no one to bother me. No excuse not to be productive :)
Also will work on "my world" things, but that's secondary. Time for some real progress!
  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: A7X- Strength of the World
  • Drinking: Monster ultra red
SketchupDump #1 by BlueBlankey
SketchupDump #1
Just one big massive drop off of past and a few unfinished models. But don't worry, there are more.

#1: Unfinished base for a large spider mech. -It's in limbo until I can figure out if procedural generation can help the process or not. (you can imagine how much clicking is involved)
#2: A handheld energy weapon, designed for mid-long range targets. -Made for test scenes
#3: A floating industrial building of some sort. -Made for a friend awhile back. It's the only one here that doesn't belong to the same universe.
#4: A rapid response military jet with an interchangeable weapon system. -Made to be an adversary for #6.
#5: fav.me/d7awbv2
#6: fav.me/d912tgk
#7: The sentient race of creatures that are the focal point to this universe. -I change their structure to be more realistic every so often, so for the 4th iteration I tried using sketchup for more control. Nopenopenope waaay too tedious, but I did get some good experience with free form modeling out of it.
#8: A huge cannon under construction. I refer to the huge guns that the creatures build as "geocannons" fav.me/d5t8jco -It's a prototype model for a much more elaborate one that's in the works
#9: A messy background city for fav.me/d82djgu
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I'm going to start documenting my progress with that procedural 'game' idea I have going on. I'd love some feedback about it, since I always want to talk about it even though there's no one here to talk to.
Yes that's a good thing, now that my parents and all the kids went on vacation for a few weeks, I have no one to bother me. No excuse not to be productive :)
Also will work on "my world" things, but that's secondary. Time for some real progress!
  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: A7X- Strength of the World
  • Drinking: Monster ultra red

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ShadowLinkster Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx for Wacthing! ;P
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the watch! :)
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DCkiq Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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LyDynasty Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :la: :cake:
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DKoran Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Happy early birthday :D
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TacoGuy12 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Waiting for some more projects! FOREVER WAITING 
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Cronos2218 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Have you ever considered basing a story around some of your works? or writing a story and illustrating it? Just a thought man. Hope you release something new soon!
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi and thanks for the +WATCH :D
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dragonkan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if i gave you the file for this [link] , would you like to use it for our collabe/trade/whatever it ends up as
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BlueBlankey Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Whatever you want to use is fine with me. This one would totally work- just give a general description (like how it works, what color laser it is) and I'll make a high resolution version with the file.
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