Thursday, November 19, 2015

HYENA Angled Fore-grip

Finished this polymer angled fore-grip for the HYENA SBR. I'm pretty happy with the design overall. Wanted something simple and functional. This was rendered in Keyshot 6 which I recently upgraded to from Keyshot 5. I got the pro version with all the new features so I'm looking forward to seeing what I can come up with. Needless to say there is now a lot to learn to get the most out of it especially with the new material graph!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

HYENA AR-15 SBR Bolt Carrier Assembly Update

After looking again at some videos on the inner workings of an AR-15 I decided to make some slight tweaks to the HYENA AR-15 SBR bolt carrier assembly. I also created a new charging handle which I think is more refined and definitely more accurate...

I think the next time I make an AR-15 I will start from the bolt carrier assembly outwards as it seems this is where the gun derives its distinctive look.

Monday, November 16, 2015

HYENA SBR Bolt Carrier Assembly

Finished the bolt carrier assembly for the HYENA SBR. When I first started making this firearm I had only imagined it as a concept piece. However as I started working on my game I decided to use this model to make a functional FPS version and TPS (third person shooter) version into a real-time asset with animated parts. Unfortunately I have integrated the previous bolt carrier into the actual upper receiver and not as a separate mesh so it would not be able to animate at all.

Having this new bolt carrier makes it possible to "hollow out" the upper receiver using Dyanmesh subtraction and having this new bolt carrier as an animatable part eventually. Of course all the parts will have to undergo re-topology, UV and texture mapping and rigging before being able to work in engine.

Friday, November 13, 2015


Did a bit more work on my "HYENA" SBR: added a new handrail and suppressor. I also shortened the barrel quite a bit. I'm liking this version much better. Not sure if the handrail is final yet but its an improvement I feel. Most likely I will make a P-Mag to replace the existing magazine. Still want to add quite a few things to it. I'm still debating the M-203 grenade launcher! lol

FPS Test View

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Here is my progress on the "HYENA" SBR for my game. I'm going to change the handrail and charging handle for sure because I really don't like the ones I made previously. I will most likely shorten the barrel as well.

I'm going to add:
  • A suppressor.
  • Aiming laser light.
  • Angled hand-guard.
  • Magpul flip-up iron sights. 
I'm thinking of adding:
  • An M203 grenade launcher.
  • P-Mag.
  • Sling
  • Flashlight? 

One thing I definitely have to make is a bolt carrier assembly in order to properly animate the gun. Right now its part of the receiver which was a huge oversight on my part. Oh well...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Holographic Sight

Finished this holographic sight for my AR-15. Created all with Zbrush 4R7 Zmodeler brush and dynamesh for details.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MAC 11

ZBrush Dynamesh sculpt - long before the ZModeler days. :)