Buses Mercedes-Benz O 404 DD double deck coach

seppdemba

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Oct 25, 2016
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Hello,

as most of you may have seen in the workbench thread, I started creating a new coach model from scratch beside my Routemaster development.
I chose the Mercedes-Benz O 404 DD prototype coach as I like it pretty much.
The original vehicle has been built in 1992 by Drögmöller and would have been the first double deck coach by Mercedes-Benz. Due to the merge of Mercedes-Benz Buses and Kässbohrer Setra, a double deck coach by Mercedes wasn't needed any longer, so the prototype stayed as a unique specimen.

In this Thread I'll show the progress of the development and I will also ask questions, if they'll occur.

Those of you who haven't seen the last pic in the workbench thread can have a glimpse at the following one:
O404DD_07.jpg


Feel free to ask questions and do criticism.

Cheers, Matthias
 
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Road-hog123

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mmm... wireframe. ;) Looking good. :)
What's the software you're using to model this?
 

seppdemba

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Oct 25, 2016
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That's anim8or. I use it for modeling the structure as I'm familiar with it since my vBus times. For mapping I'll use blender, which is better to use in this case as anim8or.
Except the wheels, which are from another model, nothing is textured yet.
 
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Paul.G

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Sep 24, 2016
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Always a welcome sight to see buses being made for OMSI. Look forward to seeing this progress :cool: Keep up the great work :D
 
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Castlemilk37

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What's anim8or like to use? I was wondering how to model stuff and blender seems incomprehensible to me, my only 3d modelling experience is N5 graphics with inventor.
 

iDan98

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Wow, I'm impressed with how much progress you're making with this! It already looks good enough to use as a static prop in depots as it is, I can't wait for this to be a fully driveable coach. :)
 
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whistlehead

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Ah there we go, I was waiting for the screenshot which finally made the model pop. Nice work :)