Class 37 Cab

Rail Simulator brings full and high detail 3D cabs to Train Simulation (though by no means the first to do so). Instead of using 2D images you can now create detailed 3D cabs with fully animated controls, here's the place to learn how.

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
RSderek
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 4760
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:19 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Class 37 Cab

Post by RSderek »

Ok, been a bit quiet in here for awhile so I thought I'd kick off a new thread to track process on the 37 Cab.
Currently I have nothing except a low poly shell.
I want this;



I'll probably do the basics first and get the windows and doors in the correct place, followed by the controls and dials so they can be set up before I finish.

regards

Derek
To contact me email support@railsimulator.com, not here.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
http://dereksiddle.blogspot.com/
User avatar
phat2003uk
SWTVR Assistant Manager
Posts: 7447
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2002 5:52 pm

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by phat2003uk »

Can't wait to see how this progresses.
User avatar
TheTazman
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 4886
Joined: Thu Dec 25, 2003 4:55 pm
Location: Wales

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by TheTazman »

Hi Derek

Thats a nice picture. Will you be going for similar textured in the model to make it look like its been well used?

Will there be a night cab please with dash board illumination for night driving?
A computer that's more than adequate to run TS
User avatar
iceman2117
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 3287
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:45 pm
Location: Western Germany

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by iceman2117 »

looks very good Derek.
Yes a nightcab with blue iluminatet Instruments :D
Ok, thats is not real..
waiting..

greets ice
User avatar
exshunter
Well Established Forum Member
Posts: 518
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2002 12:00 am
Location: Nr Bridgwater, but Bristol born.
Contact:

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by exshunter »

Hi Derek,i have a request if it's not too cheeky! can you make the Cab so the Drivers view out of the front includes seeing part of the nose of the 37? I always thought the Trainz cabview looked to flat and unrealistic without this present. I am sooo looking forward to the release :D
User avatar
RSderek
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 4760
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:19 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by RSderek »

Requests are not cheeky, I'll see what I can do.

regards

Derek
To contact me email support@railsimulator.com, not here.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
http://dereksiddle.blogspot.com/
User avatar
exshunter
Well Established Forum Member
Posts: 518
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2002 12:00 am
Location: Nr Bridgwater, but Bristol born.
Contact:

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by exshunter »

Thanks for replying Derek, you're a star!! :D
User avatar
Blackpatch
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 1464
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:41 pm
Location: East Midlands

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by Blackpatch »

Was the driver doing his homework or was it a modeller getting a visual scale? (Ruler).

BP :D
User avatar
RSderek
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 4760
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:19 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by RSderek »

Hi, when I go and photograph a cab I take a tape measure and a ruler.
I take measurements of key dimensions and move the ruler around to give a good sense of proportions.
You normally don't have time to measure everything in the cab but if you get the dials and handles right then the rest can be 'judged'

I also take a movie of the cab because no matter how many pics you take there is always something you forget to get images of.

regards

Derek
Last edited by RSderek on Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
To contact me email support@railsimulator.com, not here.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
http://dereksiddle.blogspot.com/
User avatar
TheTazman
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 4886
Joined: Thu Dec 25, 2003 4:55 pm
Location: Wales

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by TheTazman »

One is observing a considerable change in Mr Siddles Avatar?!?!?!
RSderek wrote:Hi, when I go and photograph a cab I take a tape measure and a ruler.
I take measurements of key dimensions and move the ruler around to give a good sense of proportions.
You normally don't have time to measure everything in the cab but if you get the dials and handles right then the rest and 'judged'

I also take a movie of the cab because no matter how many pics you take there is always something you forget to get images of.

regards

Derek
A computer that's more than adequate to run TS
User avatar
Acorncomputer
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 10625
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:37 pm
Location: Horley, Surrey, (in a cupboard under the stairs)

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by Acorncomputer »

Hi

A tape measure is a very good idea. I have a lot of photos to turn into signs and small models but have no reference to work out what size they actually are. Silly me.
A note book, tape measure and a new head are on my Christmas list.
Geoff Potter
Now working on my Bluebell Railway route for TS2021
User avatar
TheTazman
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 4886
Joined: Thu Dec 25, 2003 4:55 pm
Location: Wales

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by TheTazman »

Additional... dont forget a pen/pencil!
Acorncomputer wrote:Hi

A tape measure is a very good idea. I have a lot of photos to turn into signs and small models but have no reference to work out what size they actually are. Silly me.
A note book, tape measure and a new head are on my Christmas list.
User avatar
RSderek
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 4760
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:19 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by RSderek »

Ok, late last night I made a start.
:) not much I agree but hopefully I'll make progress quickly.



A couple of curves had me stumpted for awhile, I may go back and adjust, but for now i have my shell will keep you posted.

regards

Derek
To contact me email support@railsimulator.com, not here.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
http://dereksiddle.blogspot.com/
User avatar
charlie99
Very Active Forum Member
Posts: 1206
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:01 pm
Location: Earth

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by charlie99 »

Looking good!
Regards
Charlie
User avatar
phat2003uk
SWTVR Assistant Manager
Posts: 7447
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2002 5:52 pm

Re: Class 37 Cab

Post by phat2003uk »

Looking good, a nice start there.
Locked

Return to “[RS] Cab View Creation”