Copperpot Munitions, supplying high quality cartridges since who knows when.
The render to the left is the original output of the scene that I only recently finished. Up late watching viral videos and playing video games one night with some friends I don’t get to spend enough time with, one of them showed interest in seeing what Blender is capable of, as he hasn’t been actively following the newest (earth shattering) updates. So, being on a video game kick, I modeled him some nine millimeter cartridges at about three that morning.
Never one to leave a sleeping model lie, I came back to the file about a month later while cleaning up my main Blender project directory and felt like the scene could be so much more, could be more full bodied and realistic. This lead me to create the Copperpot Munitions LLC box of 9mm cartridges. Then I duplicated a single 9mm round 100 times or so and used the physics engine to drop them into the box and scatter them about the scene.
I’m very happy with the final product, my only regret is that the cartridges could look just a bit grungier in my opinion. To see the texture used for the box art, head over to my portfolio.
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