This is also the original.
The cockpit for the M40 X pro Asteroid Class Explorer.
Another concept for SPACE 3102: ACE's Void. It's just a rough sketch to get the general idea of the cockpit but I hope to make it in 3d soon.
Made some changes to my website, I added my blog page to the main navigation menu you see under the header image. I also made a new page called Tutorials, if you are interested you can have a look there and learn some useful things about the Gimp or my 3d program.
I also worked on this little scene:
I also made this logo:
A year of modeling, modding and more...
I suppose it was around this time last year that I started creating 3d art. As you might or might not know, the reason I started modeling was because I was modding a game called Star Wars: The Battle of Endor, it's a simple 3d spaceshooter based upon the battle of Endor in Star Wars. This was a bit longer ago than a year, I think probably a year and 2-3 months.
During this time I frequency exchanged emails with Tom Yee, the creator of the Invasion of Cardassia mod for BoE and sort of my mentor in modding. He showed me the essentials of making a successful mod. I had one big problem though, I was a total NOOB at everything.
I remember having a look at different 3d programs, all seemed impossible to learn and I put the idea of making my own models aside. It wasn't until these 2-3 months had passed and I had gotten nowhere because of the lack of models that I opened up trueSpace again and made my first model.
The strange thing is... I don't remember how I found my 3d program. It has been my tool and work-area for the past year and sometime while modeling, I must have forgotten how I came across this great program. I also think that during this time, the development of trueSpace was not entirely discontinued yet.
I was making a Battlestar Galactica themed mod, naturally, it was way to advanced for me, even with an engine as simple as BoE. It was after I failed at that I started looking at what I could do with my 3d program and I came up with some strange mod with some really weird models.
My second try at making my own mod was better and still my favorite, I named it "The M40 X pro ACE Game", actually I believe the original name was "Asteroid Explorer Fighter Game" but I had to make an even longer name off course...
The M40 X pro ACE game later got replaced by SPACE 3102, ACEs Void which is one of the games I'm developing now.
For this game I made some of my first "good" models.
Here are some images from that time:
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So there I went from making mods to being a modeler.
Since then I've been trying to improve my skills in 3d modeling and make more interesting models. I also started another game with someone from the Bruneras forums (Battle of Endor and Battle of Yavin related forums). He and I started on the game Battle of the Coral Sea, he however left the team early in development thus making me leader of my first game production.
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Then the summer began and I didn't do much modeling. However, after the summer I picked it up again and I suppose I can sum up everything from then to now with these images:
So there you go, a year of modding and modeling. I could go on forever except that no one will probably read it on ModdDB anyway, with an exception of jjawinte, iQew and possibly my good friend KiwiWarrior who seems to have a certain crisis at the moment because I changed my ModDB name...
Anyway, that's all from me. Enjoy the rest of your morning, day or evening.
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My name is Tymen, an illustrator originally from the Netherlands.
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