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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Apache Helicopter - modifications

In the last post I mentioned that it's fairly easy to modify the basics and create variations once you have the core shape down. 

So as requested by some here is a modification tutorial bringing the Apache more in line with the helicopter used in the HeliAttack3 screengrab at the top of the last post. 

Instead of the usual start with a simple shape I take the helicopter from the last tutorial.

Note:
You can download it for free at the bottom of the post.




Note:
Keep the guns and missiles separated when exporting your art. Add them as separate objects attached the the base shape in your game engine to allow flexible use (e.g. firing and rotation for aiming). 



Here are the two helicopters side by side in the scaled down size.


I hope this shed some light on how quickly you can reuse and modify vector elements and create new assets for you game or illustration needs from existing images.

16 comments:

  1. This is such an awesome tutorial! I love the helicopter too! It would be nice to see an animal animation tutorial sometime. A cheetah perhaps whenever you have the time!

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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    1. Thanks... and as much as I love the idea of a cheetah tutorial, it would be a very advanced tutorial.

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    2. Best not to be a cheetah and take the easy route!

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  2. very nice! thx.

    i would love a tutorial on backgrounds, maybe with parallax scrolling if possible.

    so glad this blog is being updated again, its amazing!

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  3. nice tut, I'm already learning to bring out my creative side with these all these tuts you have.

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  4. Excellent tutorial, once again Chris.. good work

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  5. Great Work, I appreciate. Thanks for sharing. The most difficult part in gaming is making animations :P

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  6. Nice helicopter, thanks for your shared svg file. Can I use it in my mobile game for free?

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    1. Yes... you can... good luck with the game...

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    2. These are awesome, thanks for letting us use them in our own games. Without your tutorials I think I would of given up on my game ages ago.

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  7. can you make a tutorial on how to make jet fighters? I am a game programmger having a hard time making art for a mobile game :(

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  8. Me and my brother used to play heli attack all the time! Cool that you do the art. Do you have a top view helicopter? Could you do a tutorial?

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  9. I love these more advanced bigger drawings. They are much more fun and I learn so much more. Thanks so much for the tutorials! looking forward to more! I can finally make my own good game art.

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  10. Can you please demonstrate as to how to get the rotating effect for the rotor blades?

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  11. Well done! Thanks a lot.
    (But where is the download?)

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    1. No download for this... yet... :) I will put it up in the next few days... the base model is downloadable via the 1st helicopter post.

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