Buses Mercedes-Benz O405N

TEEJ

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Jun 24, 2017
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If you are stuck for sounds & tuning i would highly suggest you try a mod by Omsi Bus Sound Garage. They made a mod for the O405 by Julian as well as the 3Gen & they are quite spot on in sounds & tuning to what videos ive seen of the UK O405s.

Sounds will be recorded with an O405N in preservation, I'm on good terms with the private owner. Fingers crossed, that will be the bus used for sounds.
 
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TEEJ

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Jun 24, 2017
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Well... as I'm sure you can see from the images below I ended up having to start again from scratch. Mostly due to the reason that the previous O405N just wasn't accurate enough, I was finding it difficult to correct certain areas simply down to how un-fixable they were. So back in September a few days after the post above a decided to delete everything and start again. However, work got in the way. For those who are interested, I'm 6 months into my first year of running a company full-time, so naturally, I've found myself having less time to work on the bus.

The screencaps below are of the new model I started from scratch last week. In my opinion, from a realism perspective, it's the most accurate version I've done yet. I suppose it's all part of the process, I'm hoping to dedicate an evening or two a week to work on the bus, as I'm so keen to see it in OMSI.

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Wareing

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Oct 24, 2016
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Very nice. How long will it be until it is finished?
big red banner at the top of the page, you might find it interesting to read it.

edit (shouldve added this earlier, ooops..):

also @TEEJ I'm loving the effort and detail you're going into with this project and i'll look forward to its release (whenever that is) and I think everyone here will love to add it to their collection of UK buses in OMSI :D
 
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TEEJ

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Jun 24, 2017
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Some small progress since Monday. I also had a play around with Cycles in Blender to make the render a bit brighter.

I'm also dropping one my reference images below. My girlfriend noticed the front bumper from the previous post was too flat, which is why it now looks more accurate. If you notice anything exterior body-wise that isn't accurate please let me know below this post.
Take into consideration the perspective of the image is different from the render.

Cheers!!

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ALX400 Trident

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Jun 17, 2017
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Have you thought about how you'd record the engine sound for this? I think theres about 3 of these left with 1 being a none runner, other than that this project will be a dream come true
 

LT586

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Oct 25, 2016
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Id say record engine and cab noises once it’s complete and in game, don’t jump the gun and leave a half finished model. Looks great so far.
 
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streamr_yt

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Apr 5, 2018
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Well, I almost forgot this thread existed.

Since the last update, lots has changed with the bus.

The exterior body is almost complete with just the rear to be completed. My main focus now is getting the interior built.

Enjoy the screenshots!

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Wow, I can see you've been working hard! This has to be one of my favourite projects currently out there, Can't wait to see more progress in the future! :)
 
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BritishRail60062

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Jan 10, 2017
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Great to see an old Merc like this coming along nicely. I think Ulsterbus had some of these as well before they were scrapped in 2012-ish. As a mark of nostalgia, would it be possible to do an Ulsterbus livery on this add-on as well as the West Midlands theme?

Keep up the great work mate.
 
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Sydney_Buses_CB60

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Excellent work there, looking good! Reminds me of our old O405s down here in Sydney that got retired back in late 2015. Here's a photo of mine of one of our preserved ones...

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It'll be good to have something similar to Sydney's old O405s in OMSI in the future and I'm looking forward to seeing future progress on the project - and also, what you said back on page 1 of the thread in regards to keep trying really made me persevere with my Aussie bus project too, so thanks for the motivation to keep going 🙂
 
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TEEJ

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Jun 24, 2017
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So since the last update, my time has mainly been spent on perfecting the details.

The exterior modelling of the body is now complete, along with the main parts of the interior which now only require seats, bars and trim pieces. These will be done at a later stage.

A huge part now is texturing, the texturing is being redone both correctly and more accurately from 'the ground up', I feel a tad stuck currently as I need to revisit 1707 in order to get those textures.

Thanks to some guidance from @BlueOrange I'm starting to transfer things into the game successfully, it's nice to know the game accepts all my hard work 😅

Looking towards the future;

Sound - As @LT586 said they'll be sorted at the end, I've got quite a few years of experience recording and editing audio so the only guidance I'll need is the scripting side of it.

Cab- The cab will be done once the sounds have been sourced, plus I need to get some more reference images, which will probably be sourced sometime after April.

Enjoy!


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So since the last update, my time has mainly been spent on perfecting the details.

The exterior modelling of the body is now complete, along with the main parts of the interior which now only require seats, bars and trim pieces. These will be done at a later stage.

A huge part now is texturing, the texturing is being redone both correctly and more accurately from 'the ground up', I feel a tad stuck currently as I need to revisit 1707 in order to get those textures.

Thanks to some guidance from @BlueOrange I'm starting to transfer things into the game successfully, it's nice to know the game accepts all my hard work 😅

Looking towards the future;

Sound - As @LT586 said they'll be sorted at the end, I've got quite a few years of experience recording and editing audio so the only guidance I'll need is the scripting side of it.

Cab- The cab will be done once the sounds have been sourced, plus I need to get some more reference images, which will probably be sourced sometime after April.

Enjoy!


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Great work, lovely to see it actually in-game! :D
One question: Once the outside model is complete, do you think you will release the repaint template before the bus' release, so that when the bus does release everyone who made repaints for it can test those out right away? Thanks in advance! :)
 
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streamr_yt

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So since the last update, my time has mainly been spent on perfecting the details.

The exterior modelling of the body is now complete, along with the main parts of the interior which now only require seats, bars and trim pieces. These will be done at a later stage.

A huge part now is texturing, the texturing is being redone both correctly and more accurately from 'the ground up', I feel a tad stuck currently as I need to revisit 1707 in order to get those textures.

Thanks to some guidance from @BlueOrange I'm starting to transfer things into the game successfully, it's nice to know the game accepts all my hard work 😅

Looking towards the future;

Sound - As @LT586 said they'll be sorted at the end, I've got quite a few years of experience recording and editing audio so the only guidance I'll need is the scripting side of it.

Cab- The cab will be done once the sounds have been sourced, plus I need to get some more reference images, which will probably be sourced sometime after April.

Enjoy!


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Stunning Work! :)
 

BritishRail60062

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Jan 10, 2017
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I think I can see an Ulsterbus livery coming from me for this one when the time comes.

Well done on the work so far!
 
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TEEJ

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Jun 24, 2017
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Great work, lovely to see it actually in-game! :D
One question: Once the outside model is complete, do you think you will release the repaint template before the bus' release, so that when the bus does release everyone who made repaints for it can test those out right away? Thanks in advance! :)
Perhaps, I haven't really thought about it to be honest. I suppose we'll have to wait and see!