Friday, April 20, 2012

First images of the F-35B Pre-Alpha and of the F-35A Release Candidate


VERY PRELIMINARY image of the F-35B model - textures are WIP



...and this is the F-35A "Release Candidate" model




Despite of what I wrote in the previous post, I made some other modifications (hopefully enhancements) to the F-35A model, the most important being that I switched to a "modeled" afterburner effect. Some people may not like it, but its rendering is more consistent through different video cards and drivers - the major drawback is that it increases the virtual "size" of the visual model, so that default views are slightly farther away. I also refined some aspects of the main textures and I am quite happy with it.

...so I've finally switched to the F-35B. Above is the very first image, texturing needs a lot of work but looks promising, and the many areas of the model need some work. But, so far, I think it does not look bad IMHO.


4 comments:

Orion said...

Looking good!

pYn said...

Not that this is really important... but do you think you would consider modelling the AIM-9X onto the plane or is that something you've had to deal with before. By they way, great work, Dino! It looks great!

Desktopsimmer said...

Looks great. I can't wait for when that are available to the public.

Anonymous said...

Awesome does the f35b will perform short take off and verical landings!?