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Vintage B/D Power Drill (Project Breakdown)

A production breakdown of a two-handed vintage Black and Decker power drill circa 1930 game prop. Possible customization into a weapon for future assets.
Current Stage: Primary Drill complete and Weapon Customization beginning. Considering it as a separate project however.

This is a high quality game asset modeled with built up wearing and leakage for a dystopic environment and possible first person player application.

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This began with a reference collection of the asset and desired story details (Mod Dystopic Gauss). The block out was made up to a medium resolution asset before modeling to a high resolution version seen below for baking Normals and Ambient Occlusions.

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Half way through modeling, I realized I needed much more reference and that this asset is very asymmetrical. I developed new techniques for effective booleans, modeling in pieces, markings of manufacture, and floating normal decals application.

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This is the game resolution model with Ambient Occlusion and Normal Maps applied. I realized just how sensitive my geometry could be if not triangulated or named when baking. I still had to paint out errors in Photoshop and I learned some new tools.

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The final step was utilizing the baked maps in Substance Painter to create procedural details along edges and cavities. I had think outside of the box to apply certain details and I crafted stencils from reference images in Photoshop to apply panel fonts.