SpartaLazor

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    • The Old Squad

      1 year ago

      SpartaLazor

      Another one of my countless Halo renders. Seriously. I need a life. This is gettin' a bit on the old side, to be honest.


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      This one features Spartan Fireteam Flare, a group of characters from my old machinima idea that got literally no where thanks to my inability to do things well. 


      The characters are (by color):
      Red and White: Adrian Wilkshire
      Gray and Yellow: Lucas "Tank" Portman
      Purple and Light Blue: Emily Rose
      Blue and White: Phillip Walker


      Truth is, it was really nice to work on something like this - these characters mean a lot to me, even if no one else in the world knows who they are or what they've been through. I once commented about possibly making a webcomic/graphic novel thing with these renders - and I think I might do that with these guys. Heck of a lot easier than a machinima.


      I don't think anyone really reads these anymore, but still sometimes it's nice to just put something out there.

    • My Time with the Blues and Reds.

      1 year ago

      SpartaLazor

      So today was a little weird. Those simulation troopers that I've been staying with just decided to up and attack a UNSC supply depot. They asked if I wanted to come along. I have nothing against the UNSC, but sometimes blowing stuff up can be fun. So I went with them.


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      That's me and Buckey and Surge being all stealthy and stuff as we get ready to take out the UNSC guys. It was actually pretty cool. I felt super-badass, sneaking around and planting bombs and stuff. Then we set them off.


      As far as I can tell, most of UNSC soldiers were wiped out by the initial blasts. Those that survived were taking out by the Blues and Reds shortly afterward. Buckey's pretty good with a knife. And then Temple landed.


      He's such a drama queen though. Flying in all dramatic-like, and then landing all dramatic-like, and then walking out all dramatic-like.


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      When he got blood all over his armor, he took his helmet off and dropped it to the ground. A calling card of sorts. But lemme say this - he's not exactly a handsome fellow. To the rest of the group, this was probably a normal occurrence. But I felt out of place. So I just kinda broke off from the Blues and Reds and did my own thing. They left without me, but I didn't care.


      After that, the crime scene was pretty active. Bomb squad, soldiers, investigators, and reporters all flocked to the scene. I was questioned and detained at the site for while. One ballsy reporter managed to sneak onto the scene do get the exclusive or something. I tried to stay out of her way for the most part, but sadly I appeared on Interstellar Daily within hours of the incident.


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      Yup. There's me. Scratching my arse. And it's seen by billions of people around the galaxy. Flippin' great. Mom would be proud.


      Whelp. Now I'm left in a big city with no place to go. I keep hearing about some raves and conventions held out in some place called Blood Gulch Canyon. I think I might go check it out. It's been a while since I've had a little fun. Maybe I'll meet a nice girl, too.

    • I did another thing.

      1 year ago

      SpartaLazor

      I guess Surge isn't the only Sarge double out there.


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    • Newest Renders and Potential Idea

      2 years ago

      SpartaLazor

      So it's been a while since I've actually posted anything here. I've mostly just been doing dumb stuff here and there but I still have time to do cool stuff. Like this:


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      Everyone's favorite generic, unnamed Federal Army of Chorus Soldier. And of course, it wouldn't be right to not have a New Republic dude as well:


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      They're kinda big images. I really don't know why.


      And this kinda makes me think a little bit. For some time now, I've been making these still image renders, mainly because I can't animate to save my life. But perhaps I could make good use out of these renders in the form of a graphic novel-ish or comic strip thingy, if anyone things that would be a good idea. I'm pretty much rambling to myself here.

    • Small Render Dump

      2 years ago

      SpartaLazor

      I got bored, so I did some things.

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      Just messing around with some new Halo 5 armor models. I was also feeling a little nostalgic.


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      Okay, this one was actually one I did months ago, which is why the quality doesn't really match up to some of my later stuffs. I'm glad I got to use the sword model that was made just for me (by @Stormknight, if I recall correctly).


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      And this one... I like this one. I found this nice little program, MakeHuman, a while back, that allows you to... well, make humans. The best part is that they can come with a rig, which saves a lot of time. Anyway, I had this idea for a character, and it's nice to see him on paper. Or screen, whatever.


      Well. Yeah. That's all she wrote.

    • Big Ass Spaceship

      3 years ago

      SpartaLazor

      We had to do a final project for Astronomy class, and our teacher was pretty open with what we could do. He said that it had to relate to Astronomy in some way, shape, or form, but it could be anything.


      So I cranked out this:


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      Took a couple of days to make, and over an hour to render (I really ramped up the quality on this one) but in the end, it was worth it.

    • Back to the Roots...

      3 years ago

      SpartaLazor

      So, after seeing that RT is going back to their roots in the Season 14 preview not too long ago, I decided that I would go back to the start with my Halo renderings.


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      A little slapdash and half-assed, but I think it actually turned out pretty good.


      Oh yeah, I also made this:


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      But that's of less significance...

    • ClassyCorgi asked SpartaLazor a question

      Would you be willing to share a download link to the 3D Spartan models you have?

      Answered: May 9, 2016

      Why is this always what people want from me?

      http://www.405th.com/file-archive.php?categoryid=2


      You can find all the Halo models that you want here. Look for the OBJ Files.

    • 3D Rendering...

      3 years ago

      SpartaLazor

      Fuck that shit. Seriously. This single frame took nearly two hours to render. And that's just a single frame. I'm not really looking forward to finding out how long an actually animated scene would take.


      That hair took way too long. And it doesn't even look good.

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    • How Caboose Got a Student in Trouble

      3 years ago

      SpartaLazor

      Whelp, it's been a while since I've posted anything here. I'll probably be more active once Red vs Blue Season 14 starts up. But something kinda funny happened not that long ago, so I thought I'd share it.


      One day, we were in school, and the fire alarm goes off. We do a fire drill every month, so no one really thought much about it. We all got up and followed our normal exit plan. My friend and I weren't actually in our class, since we'd been asked by a teacher to move some books to another room. The teacher just told us to go on out, and not to really worry about the exit plan. After all, we're seniors and we've done our fair share of fire drills.


      So we did something that we've pretty much always wanted to do during a fire drill; we ran down the hall, screaming in our best Caboose impersonation "Not my fault! Tucker did it!" The fact that my friend was wearing one of his Caboose shirts kinda helped with the situation.


      But what we didn't know was that there was no fire drill scheduled for that day. Someone had pulled the alarm as a bit of a joke, apparently. The headmaster was pissed. He'd already called the fire department. And apparently, some kid named Tucker was the prime suspect, for some obvious reasons.


      But the best part was, it actually was the Tucker kid who did it. And the only reason that anyone suspected him was because someone heard my friend and I making our Caboose quotes. So Caboose helped bring a prankster to justice.


      And I realized just how much of a life I need as I wrote this.

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      4 years ago

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  • Questions answered by SpartaLazor

    Why is this always what people want from me?

    http://www.405th.com/file-archive.php?categoryid=2


    You can find all the Halo models that you want here. Look for the OBJ Files.

    It depends on which software you're using. If you're using Blender and the internal render, then there's an option in the Materials tab named "Face Textures" and "Face Textures Alpha." Check both of those for the Decals material, and then make sure that "Alpha" is checked in the Influence section of the Textures tab. It should work, so long as there is no background on the decal texture.

    But as for the Cycles Render in Blender, I have absolutely no idea. That's something that I myself haven't even figured out yet. I'm still working on it.

    Well, I didn't find it. I made it. I have all of the Spartan models (can be found in the File Archive here: http://www.405th.com/ ) Then I did the textures, rigged it and posed it in Blender, and then rendered the image. It's a little more complicated than it sounds, though.