I created this cannon for Rulers of the Sea. They asked me to create time lapse of this process for their followers. I trimmed some steps out, such as unwrapping the low poly uvw's, to save time. I hope you enjoy my process.
This is a 24 pound Armstrong Pattern Gun, originally designed by John Armstrong (Surveyor General of the British Board of Ordinance) in 1725 (after which it received many small modifications). This type of gun was the standard of the British Navy in much of the 18th century, and is even found today on the USS Constitution.
Final model is approximately 24,00 tris.
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