What's on your workbench?

TEEJ

Well-Known Member
Jun 24, 2017
30
One week on and my second attempt at an ELC Omnidekka is looking like this.
Tell me now if I'm doing it all wrong - it took a while to work out how to get this far!
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First and foremost, great start!

You're using the 'Mirror' Modifier which is a good sign. If you're struggling I would suggest following Blender Guru's beginner tutorial series on YouTube, it'll go through all the basics of Blender and you can follow along while watching.

Be familiar with the Bevel tool (CRTL B > Roller on your Mouse ) as well as smoothing faces/edges etc.

Reference images are key, blueprints are even better. With the project, I'm working I made the Front, Rear and Body out of separate cubes then connected them together at a later stage - some may disagree with this, but it worked well for me.

Finally, keep at it. Nobody is born with these skills, skills are learnt and developed over time. Took me about 10 attempts over many months, before I felt ready to build a bus 'release worthy', and I'm still learning and developing every day!

Best of Luck.
 

LeylandNationalStagecoach

Renowned and Fusioned Member
Jun 28, 2018
984
Favourite Truck
Peterbilt
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tr673

I'm a Scania
Apr 19, 2017
208
Wanted to experiment with something yesterday, within an hour inside blender this was the result, nothing perfect.
Perhaps this could be my next venture after the O405N.

Would anyone like to see a VanHool Alizee T8/ B10M in OMSI one day?

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well, that's far more than I could ever manage in an hour - it looks fantastic!
The more buses/coaches the merrier I guess, especially the older 80s/90s ones as most bus mods are recent vehicles.
 

LeylandNationalStagecoach

Renowned and Fusioned Member
Jun 28, 2018
984
Favourite Truck
Peterbilt
Wanted to experiment with something yesterday, within an hour inside blender this was the result, nothing perfect.
Perhaps this could be my next venture after the O405N.

Would anyone like to see a VanHool Alizee T8/ B10M in OMSI one day?

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*raises hand all the way to the moon, before loudly saying:*
"YES!!"


Not Finished but still in progress. New South Shields Bus/Metro Hub 2019

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Looks amazing, love the buses too!
That's the CMB Leyland Fleetline, with some custom repaints, right?
If so, I'd love it if you'd release them, they look amazing!! :D
 

Panasonic44

Active Member
May 2, 2016
104
*raises hand all the way to the moon, before loudly saying:*
"YES!!"




Looks amazing, love the buses too!
That's the CMB Leyland Fleetline, with some custom repaints, right?
If so, I'd love it if you'd release them, they look amazing!! :D
Thanks it wasn't easy to create esp bus stand layout. They are indeed CMB leyland Fleet, the repaints came with it (Not mine). I did create repaints for for bus long time ago but didn't release them.

If you have not got bus google Find Classic-London-Buses-for-OMSI2 facebook and somewhere on their.
 
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tr673

I'm a Scania
Apr 19, 2017
208
Got bored of the back and decided to try out making the front of this thing.
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Be familiar with the Bevel tool (CRTL B > Roller on your Mouse ) as well as smoothing faces/edges etc
I've done some looking at ways of smoothing out edges as in the pic above it is clear that it is all made up of tiny squares. Not totally figured it out yet.

Below in OMSI I've got one which is basically as above (but without the shaped bumper) next to one which was smoothed in Blender and looked okay. Once it made it into OMSI the small amounts of smoothing had somehow turned massive and screwed up most of the detailing.
With OMSI's lighting effects being what they are, it's kind of hard to tell what has actually been modelled in 3d so far.
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On a side note - how would creating a curved windscreen work? I don't want there to be noticeably awkward angles or lines in the reflection when looking out from the F1/cab view.
Also I bet you didn't think you'd be seeing that rubbish red Optare Vecta again!
 

georgeloxton02

I am making a Plaxton Premiere!
Apr 20, 2018
595
Got bored of the back and decided to try out making the front of this thing.
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I've done some looking at ways of smoothing out edges as in the pic above it is clear that it is all made up of tiny squares. Not totally figured it out yet.

Below in OMSI I've got one which is basically as above (but without the shaped bumper) next to one which was smoothed in Blender and looked okay. Once it made it into OMSI the small amounts of smoothing had somehow turned massive and screwed up most of the detailing.
With OMSI's lighting effects being what they are, it's kind of hard to tell what has actually been modelled in 3d so far.
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On a side note - how would creating a curved windscreen work? I don't want there to be noticeably awkward angles or lines in the reflection when looking out from the F1/cab view.
Also I bet you didn't think you'd be seeing that rubbish red Optare Vecta again!
I would recommend adding the smooth function then adding the edge split modifier