A Day in the Life of a Voxel

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Mig Eater

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Created: Wednesday July 29, 2009 - 6:13
Updated: Sunday October 11, 2009 - 8:40
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Summary: A day in the life of a voxel.
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This isn't exactly a tutorial or guide but just some snapshots I took while I was making a vxl to show how I would normally put one together. I thought it might help a few ppl & also explain how I can make them so quickly (this one took over three hours but I had a few breaks). The voxel I'm going to be making is of a Soviet Ilyushin Il-28 "Beagle" attack plane for D-day.

Here is a list of references I'll used while I'm making the vxl:
Wiki page
FAS
Air Vector

A list of the programs I'll be using:
Will's Voxel Editor
VXLSE II
VXLSE III
Photoshop 7

The first thing I would do is convert a diagram of the plane into voxel format to use as a template. This process is complicated so I wont go into details here & just skip to the finished product.

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Next step is to create a grid of the fuselage using the template as a ruff guide. I use the pink colour BTW as it stands out more, so I can see what I'm doing. I wont apply the actual colours until the shape of the plane is done.

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Using the grid I just full in the gaps in-between the grid…

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Until the whole fuselage is done.

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