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“Police Call Box” type structure - new plain blue box released .pp2
Posted: 27 April 2013 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]
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grin  Found some schematics and having some fun. Will be a little “artistic license” employed.

Aiming for a .cr2 with mats. Rigging in D/S3 so it should work in most if not all of the staging programs.
Mats will be created for D/S3, 4.0 and 4.5 “hopefully”.
Not making metadata!


“non-commercial use only”

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wow! Got permission, thank you BBC! grin

Click here for the full updated package.

New release of just a basic blue box for people to texture ... will accept “as is” several of the Tardis templates released by others on the ‘Net.
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Posted: 27 April 2013 02:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Duly noted.  Who would use that kind of a phone booth, though?
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Posted: 27 April 2013 02:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Apart from Doctor Who, maybe Superman needs the extra room to manage to pull on his underpants over his trousers?

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Posted: 27 April 2013 02:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Eustace Scrubb - 27 April 2013 02:04 PM

Who would use that kind of a phone booth, though?  wink

Yes.  tongue wink

Although…  <spoilers for new episode redacted>

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Posted: 27 April 2013 06:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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JimmyC_2009 - 27 April 2013 02:21 PM

 

Apart from Doctor Who, maybe Superman needs the extra room to manage to pull on his underpants over his trousers?

Not my work:
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm50/Norgarth/super-Who_zps6a6af319.jpg

So, is this model going to have a detailed interior? LOL

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Posted: 27 April 2013 09:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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robkelk - 27 April 2013 06:06 PM
JimmyC_2009 - 27 April 2013 02:21 PM

 

Apart from Doctor Who, maybe Superman needs the extra room to manage to pull on his underpants over his trousers?

Not my work:
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm50/Norgarth/super-Who_zps6a6af319.jpg

So, is this model going to have a detailed interior? LOL

LOL LOL LOL ROFLMAO!!!!! LOL LOL LOL

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Posted: 27 April 2013 09:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Well, let’s see ... that would sure be something eh. An interior larger than the booth. Actually I do have idea but not sure how to pull it off. So, time will tell wink

In the meanwhile, the top sign is made, the booth walls hopefully set in order, base is made ... some nice uvmapping so you can have this thing spinning down out of the sky and see the base too. Left to do is the roof and lamp ... and oh yes, a little something for the interior wink

On the front I plan to make both doors to open “in”, and the little sign door to rotate ‘out’ ... now, in order to rig this, that means a lot of parts get the same name so hopefully most of the rest of the booth has only a bone or two.

 

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Posted: 28 April 2013 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I was wanting to use an image that I have to ask permis for, so while waiting for a reply ... here are a few links for the adventurous when done shopping for a few minutes wink

http://cyberdrone.deviantart.com/art/Cubee-TARDIS-168347350  Lots of “paperart” models here

https://img1.minebook.me/gallery/50892_tardis.jpg  wood panel texture
http://www.desktopaper.com/incredible-tardis-iphone/  ditto

http://jackyparp-parppardon.blogspot.ca/2012/02/doctor-who-tardis-blue-box-of-delight.html

http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/Tardis-doctor-who-1011296_1024_768.jpg

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/4000000/tardis-console-tardis-4029221-1024-768.jpg

http://wallpoper.com/images/00/29/14/45/tardis-doctor_00291445.jpg

http://lizquilty.com/2011/09/21/diy-paper-or-card-3d-tardis-printable/

http://www.sqgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Printable-tardis-3d-color.png

http://urstu.deviantart.com/art/TARDIS-Door-Box-162537300 

http://urstu.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-Tardis-Keys-196001932

http://mikelynchcartoons.blogspot.ca/2010/11/doctor-who-history-of-tardis.html

And of course there are several Tardis 3D models in the Google warehouse.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/richard.bradley3/html/model_tardis.html

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/richard.bradley3/html/tardis_plans.html

http://sqgeek.com/2012/09/se-creer-son-petit-monde-doctor-who/

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Posted: 28 April 2013 07:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Got the roof done.

Next will be renaming some of those mat zones and .obj groups.

Then the fun starts grin Rigging.

So far passing “testing” in D/S3 and 4.0. [means the mesh isn’t blacking out on me]

Oh yes, made a management decision, no making light bulbs! It has the outside casing which will have its own Shading Domain. Somehow if it’s lit “shining light all around”, putting a bulb inside didn’t make much sense.

 

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Posted: 28 April 2013 08:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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It’s looking good, Catherine. Were you going to put a pay telephone in it? This is one thing that I could have used for a long time, so thank you from me for making it. (not only in the 3D world, but in R.L., too)

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Posted: 29 April 2013 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Well .... what I was planning to put in it required something called permission which appears to have been answered via a form response ... so “no huge insides for Tardis” ... so for the adventurous, my brilliant idea was to create either a ‘skybox’ or an ‘inside/out’ sphere and put a nice photo image of the interior which of course could be enlarged as one opens the doors and goes inside the Tardis [with a pose to close view of the Tardis itself while inside it.]

As my request concerning the Tardis itself appears to have been overlooked or ignored ... does anybody know of any official fanart stance of the BBC’s concerning fanart? While they definitely didn’t design nor make the original police call boxes, I did find an off-hand comment indicating that they allegedly have trademarked the police phone call box ... which is rather puzzling if true, but anyway ... [possibly one should not watch The Tudors while modeling the Tardis big surprise ]

It was while looking for the phone that I thought was what would go in that little free phone box that I discovered all the available, mostly free Tardis stuff “some of which” I listed in a post above. Didn’t find a specific phone for it ... but rather a nifty collection of tools and keys. Given the weight of this model, I’d recommend using a texture image unless actually required one of those rather curious instruments.

I have some other phone booths in mind for modeling too ... so just in case this one falls through ... some kind of a phone booth is planned for release. The booths around here tend to be of glass, some with swinging doors, some with a folding door. They’re neat. Used in many programs from Get Smart to The Matrix. As far as I know, not a copyrightable item, let alone trademark?!

[but to note, sometimes strange things do get trademarked, like one certain tree in one certain field and woe betide the traveler that takes its photo]

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Posted: 29 April 2013 03:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I don’t think they can trademark it as it was a government design, and used by the British Police forces, and possible that it will come back into use, they are talking about it, although maybe not quite the same style.

I can actually remember them still in use.

AS you are not actually calling it a Tardis, you should be OK.  I can possibly even tell you some places where one of the original boxes is still there, although not in use.

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Posted: 29 April 2013 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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chohole - 29 April 2013 03:02 PM

I don’t think they can trademark it as it was a government design, and used by the British Police forces, and possible that it will come back into use, they are talking about it, although maybe not quite the same style.

I can actually remember them still in use.

AS you are not actually calling it a Tardis, you should be OK.  I can possibly even tell you some places where one of the original boxes is still there, although not in use.

I hope you’re right! I found another ‘contact us at’ email form so giving that one more shot.

Sure, would love know of/see one of the original boxes. Do you know if there really is supposed to be a phone inside the little box like a hotline to the police? Or was that little door just a Tardis thing?

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Posted: 29 April 2013 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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They actually had a phone inside. It was a direct line to the local Police Station. Anyone could open the little door and make an emergency call the the Police. Inside the actual box was only accessible by the Police, and it was somewhere they could get it out of severe weathjer whilst on patrol, or to shelter to have a quick cuppa whilst on a break. They would also stoire foul weather gear in there, so if the local Bobby got got out in a sudden downpour he could duck in there and find a Uniform wet weather coat.

Not sure if this is still true, but this was how it was 2 years ago as regards the ones that still exist.

http://www.policeboxes.co.uk/police-boxes-today.html

And this is what would have been on the door of the compartment that held the telephone

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSvE6DB0SbrfRou86G-ifqK3iquY4gBDY-i5eY3_rBONmY-IATK

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Posted: 29 April 2013 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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chohole - 29 April 2013 03:32 PM

They actually had a phone inside. It was a direct line to the local Police Station. Anyone could open the little door and make an emergency call the the Police. Inside the actual box was only accessible by the Police, and it was somewhere they could get it out of severe weathjer whilst on patrol, or to shelter to have a quick cuppa whilst on a break. They would also stoire foul weather gear in there, so if the local Bobby got got out in a sudden downpour he could duck in there and find a Uniform wet weather coat.

Not sure if this is still true, but this was how it was 2 years ago as regards the ones that still exist.

http://www.policeboxes.co.uk/police-boxes-today.html

Thanks.

I also found this which does indicate that

In the context of a TARDIS, the image of the blue police box is a trademark of the BBC.

hmmm ...

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Posted: 29 April 2013 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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chohole - 29 April 2013 03:32 PM

They actually had a phone inside. It was a direct line to the local Police Station. Anyone could open the little door and make an emergency call the the Police. Inside the actual box was only accessible by the Police, and it was somewhere they could get it out of severe weathjer whilst on patrol, or to shelter to have a quick cuppa whilst on a break. They would also stoire foul weather gear in there, so if the local Bobby got got out in a sudden downpour he could duck in there and find a Uniform wet weather coat.

Not sure if this is still true, but this was how it was 2 years ago as regards the ones that still exist.

http://www.policeboxes.co.uk/police-boxes-today.html

Thanks.

I also found this which does indicate that [quoteIn the context of a TARDIS, the image of the blue police box is a trademark of the BBC.

hmmm ...

Yes only in the context of a Tardis.  So if you don’t call it a tardis, then they cannot argue. Heck only a year ago they were selling some Police boxes off in Scotland, because they saw a way of making some money out of the old boxes that were still on the streets there, Amd as there are some genuine ones still in situ, as well as a couple of replicas how the heck could the BBC even think of copyrighting them   THe copyrigt would be held either by the UK government or by the people who designed them in the first place. (and it probably is held by the latter, as there was more than one design.)  The tardis is actually the London Police Box, as used by the Metroploitan Police, which is the ones I am familiar with from my youth.  They were like mini police stations insaide, and as I said the UK govt is seriously thinking of bringing back something very similar.

BTW we do sometimes see the Tardis itself in various places in Wales. As seen here in Cardiff bay   http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/64115000/jpg/_64115349_tardis.jpg  or here on Caerphilly Castle http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp17/joomooo/Tardis.jpg

 

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