BlackHawk Helicopter

Date: 02/11/2008 | Category: 3D

Another one of my aviation oriented models; the Sikorsky UH-60 BlackHawk helicopter. This is a medium polygon model, suitable for games, visualizations and even Pre-Rendered sequences. At the time I created the model, it was the most challenging yet, involving alot of hard manmade surfaces, with smooth, aerodynamic shapes. Unlike standard fine art (drawing, painting, sculpture) a perfect shape is actually the easiest to create in 3D. The more difficult objects are smooth hard surfaces, like vehicles, machinery, aircraft, and especially the human figure.

For some hands-on training on hard surface modeling techniques, check out this 90 minute video tutorial by aussie artist Grant Warwick. He goes through several types of modeling techniques, covering the steps necessary for various hard surface shapes.