1. Join Date
    Aug 2009
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    72
    #1

    My telescope

    Hi, guys. This is my telescope, or should I say my Astronomy club's telescope. It is a Meade LXD75 Schmidt Newtonian 10" telescope (you can look for it on Internet) with over 6 years of use and a bunch of good memories of observing nights. I modeled it because there are very few telescopes in forums and 3D model online stores, and most of all because I had it just right by me, so I could measure every piece and notice every subtle texture detail.

    I modeled it using 3ds Max and rendered it using V-Ray. Model is all polys using NURMS subdivision + smoothing groups (instead of turbosmooth) to keep it lowpoly. Stickers, logos, setting circles and other specific maps were vector drawn using Corel Draw and exported as bitmaps. Eyepiece rubber grip texture is a displacement map.

    I positioned it in a fashionable way and made several takes, including a huge 10k x 10k one. I also made a 50 sec animation.

    Here's the lowres image and some cropped squares from the large one.

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    You can find the hires image here and the animation here

    I hope you like it.
  2. Join Date
    Aug 2012
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    426
    #2

    Nice, detailed modeling, but this image belongs to 3d gallery, not visualization gallery, so I will move it there. Good work on modeling, though. It would be great to see this model in more natural lighting - like in some interior or evening exterior.
  3. Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    72
    #3

    Thank you, both for your kind words and for moving my misplaced post, dr_After. Won't happen again. I'll try an arch viz scene with it soon, as you sugested.
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