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R-TYPE: R-9 Arrowhead renders by Pixel511 R-TYPE: R-9 Arrowhead renders by Pixel511
This is a collection of renders of my finished model of the R-9 Arrowhead spaceship from Irem's classic shooter, R-TYPE. I didn't want to clutter or spam deviantART with multiple images so I decided to shove them all into one image.

I originally chose the R-9 for an assessment task requiring a vehicle modelled in 3d. It was my first time modelling something from scratch without using any tutorials. After submitting a rushed version of the ship by itself, I wanted to redo the texture and model the Force and Bits. I got rather lazy and spent most of my mid-year break working on it on and off.

My R-9 Arrowhead model and textures are based on many reference images I gathered from the internet. These included images of models from R-Type Tactics, Shooting Game Historia and R-Type Final wallpapers. Every depiction varied slightly. From these, I selected the shape and details I preferred or had the patience to recreate. I may later add more detail, such as weathering. To be honest, I prefer the current nice, shiny and clean look.

The entire model consists of 10643 triangles in total. The ship is 3864 triangles, the Force sphere is 1984, each of its four parts are 764 each, and the Bits are 868 each. I got a bit lazy here and there, and lost track of how much time it took me to model and texture everything. The modelling was done in Autodesk Maya and the texturing in Adobe Photoshop.

Here is an updated version of the model and texture composed upon a space backdrop: [link]

A work-in-progress image can be seen here: [link]

Full showreel: [link]
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MushyRoomyy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
This was the ship I use. It's powerful. I like the design. Thank you for uploading.
wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a splendid and comprehensive version of my all time favorite space fighter!!!!
You have really set the bar for r-9 renders with this masterpiece!
An impressive piece of work and a given favourite!
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VaelDragon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesomeness =D
Pixel511 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
carpenocturne Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
This is one of the best models I've seen!
Pixel511 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :D
Passer-in-the-Storm Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work.
Pixel511 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!! Always glad that someone out there feels that way about my work :)
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