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Hover Tank - "Float" by eRe4s3r Hover Tank - "Float" by eRe4s3r
258000 Polygons and 3 days later - my little hover tank is done.

Comments, favs, critics all welcome ;p

Please press Download to view it in "proper" full view ;)

On final reminiscence, maybe the post editing strategy turned out to be a really bad idea... but now its too late ;) The tank is centered and balanced (even though it doesn't look like it!, perspective be damned!)

Future will maybe or maybe not hold unwrapping for some parts, decals and textures and fire effects (Night scene!?)
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Timotei-Robotics Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Artist
what a beautiful war machine.... :)
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Quesocito Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice!
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AleksandarN Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love this work and i used here : [link] but if not for use i will take down thank you very much :))
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wrath9 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Nice concept, holds some potential for improvement if you desire to branch out with this style.
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BAmante63 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
impressive.
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reshiram98 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You know I will pay you 1 tenth of the money I earn.......... ;)
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eRe4s3r Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Hah go right ahead ;)
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reshiram98 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Borrow for my Game, The Begginnig of the End. I need a hover tank for the year 2218 :)
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:iconvopo:
vopo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
The engines look great! And the detail is amazing, great work!
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:iconmystdream:
mystdream Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah this is what makes the dogs see the future. aces.
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Mr-Steel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
.... this is so amazingly well designed and creative, it should have been in C&C 3. you should get a job in a game company doing art work for games, i highly recommended it.
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Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome model and texture.
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sielimek Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Really nice
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Chavito34 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
well... about your render technique... nothing to say... only "wonderful!!!"

About the design... despite I like the idea (very much!!!) I would tell you that theses legs looks a little bit weak... I would suggest you add some armour plates here and there to make it looks more solid
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eRe4s3r Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Well i revised the design ;P [link]

No longer floating though but lots more armor... ;P
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dmaland Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent! Looks like a good skirmisher.
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taintedutopia Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
GAH.

Soooo fawkin' awesome. You've outdone yourself this time.
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eRe4s3r Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Thanks ;) I think you will like upcoming rev 2 of this a lot more too ;) Then its no longer floating but more tank ;)
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mystenes Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Amazing work! As always it's nice to look at Your ideas
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eRe4s3r Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Thank you ;)
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Garsondee Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Another solid model for your portfolio - I'd love to see how this would move as I can imagine it would be very nimble!
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eRe4s3r Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Thanks ;) Well i am in the process of "de-nimblifying" the whole thing, no longer floating, but more armor and general more "tank" ;) Think its a solid model but i can make a kickass rendering and cool tank from this still, and so far its just not there yet.

For some reason i really feel like revising this whole thing, not drastically but still a lot.
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shkyo30 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Very detailed modeling! And very nice result! Beautiful vehicle!
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Simply awesome.
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: ;)
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ACXtreme Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
looks cool
you always know how to use shades of the same color nicely
I more or less fail at that heh :p
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eRe4s3r Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Not really ;) You have no idea how cruel a experience it is to even DECIDE on a basic color balance (is not like these kind of previews render fast). The next revision will be much less "brown" , i really hate that i stepped into that color range as i wanted to have a high-contrast "sky" blueish hue with white specular at first. So rev2 of this will have a much more interesting color and shader setting....

Hopefully it will still look good then, often happens to me that i start with it looking really good but then somehow get lost in the process and end up with "meh" (like this image here)
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ACXtreme Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
often happens to me that i start with it looking really good but then somehow get lost in the process and end up with "meh"

-oh man I know that.. and then people say the WiP looked ALOT better :D haha
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TheUnlikedOne Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The modeling on this is really nice and the textures work really well, I just can't help to think how much better this would look with tank tracks (or a tank track shaped hover system) underneath. Just seems wrong that the hover part is so much larger than the actual hull itself. Makes it a bit silly and impractical.
Anyways love the detail you put into these models, really nice work.
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eRe4s3r Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Yeah those large rings really do make it look kinda clunky... well its a simple procedure to just plop some wheeled track design underneath, actually... i might do that.
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TheUnlikedOne Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet
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eRe4s3r Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
And turns out i just did that, though its a tracked design [link] ;)
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Blueliger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Remind me of the tank mini game on PS home Salt Shooter
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jaryth000 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Thats pretty fucking sexy. Lighting effects are beautifully well done.
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defense2 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Looks sweet, the what program did you use? and how did you get the glowing particle effect?


Well it looks impressive, but can it take a hit from another tank and not simply fall out of the sky? That is the problem with jointed mechanical units... they can not do knife fight battles, only range battles against those with knives... short range knives.
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eRe4s3r Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
I use Cinema 4D + Photoshop , the glow is primarily done in c4d (volume light + noise) and enhanced in photoshop ever so slightly (very slightly ^^)

As for the rest, thats true ;) though, it can obviously also retract those arms and lay *very* low for hull down moves ;)

Though the question is whether the absolute superior mobility and speed wouldn't balance it out in the end. And also, when i googled "hover tank" (you can too ,p) i only saw extremely boring "skirts" with tank - i wanted to do something freshly unique, though for a future version i will definitely add a smarter armor concept to my vehicles... as it stands when a hit gets beyond the "shield" on any of the engine rings its going down very quickly indeed ;P not to mention that its got exposed wiring and no backup sensors! ;)
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