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Old 2019-02-11, 23:50
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Lightbulb LBA1 Catamaran: Scale Model

Hello everybody,

while working on "lba world" (https://github.com/solarix95/lbaworld) I play around a lot with "blender". This gave me an idea....

... so this is how to build your own lba1 catamaran scale model:

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Ingredients:
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- Blender
- LBA1 BODY.HQR
- Balsa wood
- Aluminum tube
- Cutter, epoxy resin


Build steps:
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  1. Extend "blender" with the addons "blender-lba" (https://github.com/vegard/blender-lba) and "Export Paper Model" (https://blenderartists.org/t/export-paper-model/476597)
  2. In blender: Load Model #49 from body.hqr and export it as a paper model.
  3. Play around with different sizes. Build a small paper prototype (my wife: "WTF are u doing? Why?!?")
  4. Glue balsa and the 2d paper printout together
  5. Cut out all "polygons"
  6. Glue it again on a new 2d printout and cut out the shape in one piece.
  7. Fold up the paper/balsa model. Fill edges with epoxy. You can make it stronger by filling the model with "building foam". If you don't fill it with foam: better don't let your 3yrs old son play with it.
  8. Stick all pieces together using aluminum tubes.
  9. Color your new catamaran
  10. Buy your wife something nice. Maybe she will sew a sail for your new catamaran then (I'm still working on that task).

Cheers,
solarix


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Old 2019-02-11, 23:53
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... next steps..

... and the rest of the gallery:


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... color it.. done
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Old 2019-02-12, 08:38
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THAT IS SO NICE !!!!
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Old 2019-02-12, 13:38
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Oh my Sendell, that is so impressive! So in theory you could recreate the whole LBA universe with this method, right? As long as it is made of polygons...

Really nice to see people still showing their love for the game and working in custom projects like this.

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Old 2019-02-12, 20:57
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wow! That's so cool ^^
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Old 2019-02-12, 22:10
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Thanks!

Yes, SpaceGuitarist, in theory you could recreate the whole LBA universe. Of course there are some challenges:
  • Polygon "thickness" (1mm) doesn't exist in a virtual world. That makes it hard to create convex shapes.
  • Hovering parts
  • Spheres (LBA1-Vehicles don't have "wheels", only "spheres")
But you're right.. I love the 3D-Model of Joe the Elf. On paper it looks ... makeable:
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Having a real LBA1-dinofly would also be very nice..but for now I have to work on my software project again
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Old 2019-02-13, 03:50
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Joe the elf is a good idea, I like that character.
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Old 2019-02-13, 14:36
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There is an origami dino-fly somewhere... let me see.


Here you go ^^
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Old 2019-02-13, 20:43
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Awesome... nice work!
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Old 2019-02-16, 10:59
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Impressive work, both on the catamaran model and the github project. Low Poly to Paper Render looks fantastic, what a nice idea.

Will look closer your progress on the project and waiting for more models here !
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Old 2019-02-16, 11:22
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Thanks everybody!


On the github, I'm working on "Engine"-Stuff (Tools, Lba-Data-Backend, Configuration, SceneGraph, Menu-Rendering). Lot of work, but I'm still going to create a playable 3D-game..



Low-Poly-Paper/Wood-Rendering: let's see whats next
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Wow, that is real neat. I knew those limited polygons were going to come in handy someday!
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