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Ordanicu last won the day on May 10 2019

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  1. Hello hello! It turns out life has its ways to interfere with personal works and portfolio pieces. That's fine, I'll just swap personal with professional and continue pursuing my goals! It's a great moment to share this first-ever professional project with you all and I'm looking forward for many more! You can check it out on artstation for many more renders and videos! https://www.artstation.com/artwork/48VDX2
  2. Hi everyone! It's a pleasure to finally make this update! AK47 Type 3 is a personal project and at the same time a benchmark that I've set for myself to beat in the following works! Check it out on artstation: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ba2ERv
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    Sig Sauer P365 XL

    Hello guys and gals, it's been a long while since I brought something new around here! I'm more of a lurker that likes to come in from time to time and share the unexpected (spoiler: not maps) This is a project that I've made after a long burnout period (a deserved forced break might I say). Sig Sauer P365 XL is a pistol with a design that I love so modeling it was nothing but a pleasure and a fun learning experience. While definitely not your average CSGO viewmodel in terms of polycount, I really wanted to push my limits and model a weapon that is industry standard for VR. Sitting at just over 17k tris, I can't wait to compare it to the new Half-Life: Alyx guns and see if I could've went higher or lower I hope you like this alien post that has nothing to do with mapping! You can find the project on my artstation profile where I show a lot more angles and renders https://www.artstation.com/artwork/v1vBZA Hope to see you again with new projects to share!
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    M4A1 Rifle

    Hello everyone! I always wanted to model the famous M4 rifle and I finally did it. It's an awesome gun present (with various alterations) in all FPS games I know of and it's there for a good reason. It has a beautiful design that stands up to the test of time. Despite its age it never lacks that tactical modern look that we all know and love. This project is made using Blender, Substance Painter, Marmoset Toolbag, Rizom UV and Photoshop. I hope you like my take on this awesome rifle that rules all FPS games next to the AK. You can find the detailed post on my artstaion profile along other projects that might interest you. Until next time, stay creative and keep improving! Cheers ! https://www.artstation.com/artwork/gJW5vG https://www.artstation.com/ordanicu
  5. Hi everyone! After a rather long break I got back into it and remade a MAC-10 created last year. I noticed improvements in the way I work and I managed to squeeze in extra detail at little to no increase in polycount. The biggest poly eater is the spring in the back (1.5k tris) for which I made sure it does not affect the texture in the surrounding area so it can be removed without leaving any marks behind. The model has 13.1k tris (mac+silencer+ 4 rounds in the mag) or 11.6k if the spring is not being used. I was surprised to see the texture holding up so well in CSGO. Until now I never tried using a 4k in-game texture on the guns but being pressed by time I just went for it just so I don't delay the publishing by one more day. Big thanks to the creator of de_ruby! https://www.mapcore.org/profile/17049-catfood/ It's an awesome looking map with great textures and art scattered all throughout the level. A really cool map for screenshots because of the unique design and the great textures.
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    [CSGO] de_ruby

    It's a visually pleasing map
  7. I updated the scene by adjusting the camera angle and position of the props. Another rather big change is the addition of color to the scene. Gone is the black on black theme that had no point of interest. Now there is more contrast and the pistols stand out form the background. Lighting also got a big improvement, shadows now better representing the position of the props.
  8. With the pistol done and out of the way, I made a case for it and shortly after that, a 50 round ammo box that fits in just nicely next to the pistol and the mag. In order to keep the level of detail up there, I made custom alpha masks and textures for both the case and the ammo box. If I learned anything from participating in this contest is the fact that scenes are extremely hard to light properly. I have a lot of respect for those that specialize in Level Design, it must be really hard to light a scene and make it feel alive. I hope you enjoyed reading through and I'm looking forward to hear what you guys think I could improve in my workflow and especially how I could improve the final scene. All the best, David
  9. Hello, for those that do not know me, I'm David, a self-taught Weapons & Hard Surface 3D Artist. In this post I will share with you the steps I had to follow in order to make this scene for my entry in the Hum3D weapons challenge. I still consider this piece a work in progress and I plan on updating the entry once I come up with a better lighting setup. Everything that composes the final shot is modeled from scratch in Blender 2.79b, textured in Substance Painter and rendered in Marmoset Toolbag. Marmoset Toolbag was also used to bake the AO and Normal maps because it does a better job than Substance Painter (Marmoset is super intuitive and it gives you a lot of control over the baking process). I started with the most time consuming piece: the pistol. Initially I wanted to make the SIG Sauer P226 but later on I decided to switch to the P228 variant since the P226 grip resembles the wood in the way the material needs to be textured. Wood is nice but texturing wood is a struggle for me and for many other artists. A flat piece of wood might look good but when complex shapes come into play, only a few people can come up with a realistic texture. Excepting for the switch to the P228 model, the modeling phase did not consist of any challenges. Here you can see the lowpoly and highpoly models. When it comes to the UV unwrap, I had a few mirrored pieces. The faces you see missing are being mirrored from the other side. Overall, the pistol has a small amount of mirrored parts and I believe I could get away with 0 mirrored parts if I wouldn’t focus so much on showing the internal pieces. Unwrapped to use 1 single texture set at 2K resolution. For the highpoly model I added more detail to the base model, separated some pieces (more visible in the top down view) and subdivided the mesh for a clean and smooth look. For the front of the grip, rear of the grip and trigger guard I used floaters to add the details. Here is the low poly model with the Normal and AO maps applied. 5.1k polygons I am super pleased with the baked maps. The lack of detail in the mesh is not visible at all when the Normal and the AO maps are applied. From left to right: Highpoly, Lowpoly, Lowpoly+Wireframe. Moving on to textures. As you might have seen already, the focus on my models is the realism and the game ready aspect. Shortly after the P228 model was done, I jumped straight into Substance Painter and did a rough texture pass, matching the look and the colors as good as possible with the real life counterpart. A solid week of detailing and watching reference videos and pictures came after this. I think it was worth every single hour. I definitely improved a lot by doing this. I like to duplicate my model and mirror the duplicated piece in different positions. In this way I can look around the model and see the separate pieces as well as the final model. The SIG Sauer P228 is my best weapon model to date and I took my time to learn as much as possible during the making of it. In total, I spent over 2 and a half weeks only on the pistol, texturing taking me over half of that time. This is the top down view I was talking about when I said I separated the high poly slide model. In order to add the separated metal piece in here I modeled it separately and it really adds that little extra realism.
  10. Hello everyone! I'm David, a self-taught 3D Artist passionate about games and game art; specializing in Weapons and Hard Surface modeling. With every project I aim to up the challenge and improve my skills. You can find my work on Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/ordanicu Latest work: SIG Sauer P228
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