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[SketchUp] AURARMS R2 Blaster Rifle by MikeAuroralis [SketchUp] AURARMS R2 Blaster Rifle by MikeAuroralis
Few years have passed since AURARMS produced their first prototype blaster rifle, the XR1, and the development of this kind of weapon has seen a significant progress since that. R2 is the latest example of that, as it's a much more sophisticated, reliable and practical weapon, compared to the bulky and extremely complex XR1. In fact, R2 is the first weapon of this kind to enter regular service...and so far, the feedback of the armed forces has been quite positive.

The body of the weapon is constructed using latest composite materials and metal alloys, making the inner weapon mechanism sturdy enough to withstand the extreme conditions produced when forming and firing a blaster bolt, while keeping the weight and volume of the weapon on levels comparable with standard assault rifles. The barrel is reinforced with a material whose composition is strictly classified, which makes it less prone to overheating. However, firing in short bursts or single shots is still recommended as firing several cells on full auto in a short period of time can literally cause the barrel to melt. The rate of fire is also significantly lower than that of a standard firearm, at about 300 RPM. 

The weapon is powered by a combined plasma cell, which means that it contains both the battery and the tank with so called "P-Gas", which is then used to form plasma bolts when enough energy is released into it. The cell has a capacity of 240 PO. PO is a standard measurement of power output of energy weapons, invented by AURARMS. The weapon has adjustable power settings which allow it to fire variously strong shots, from 7.5 PO worth bolts (which don't kill the target, just incapacitate it) all the way up to 24 PO worth shots, which have effects comparable with .50 caliber ammunition, however, their range is much shorter. Depending on power setting, the weapon can fire between 10-32 shots. The cell actually usually runs out of energy sooner than all the P-Gas is depleted, which requires the weapon to be reloaded, however, the cell can be later recharged to make use of the remaining gas inside. The P-gas can also be refilled, however, this process is more complicated than the energy recharging and requires special equipment when performed in field conditions. However, the cells are very light and quite compact when compared to regular magazines so soldiers are usually able to carry enough ammunition with them into the battle. The built-in display under the magazine allows the soldier to check the status of the loaded cell.

The weapon has standard rails for fitting various attachments, from various grips and scopes to micro computers which can provide soldiers with many useful data and confortably display them on a small display attached to the side rail. This particular weapon comes equipped with 4x AIOS sight, also produced by AURARMS, which allows the user to quickly acquire targets using simple illuminated reticle. The color of the reticle can be switched between red and green (blue/yellow version of AIOS sight is also in production). It also has a simple folding grip with adjustable angle.

I had a lot of fun creating this weapon. I learnt to create a bit complex, not so angular shapes so the weapon looks a bit more realistic and modern than ever before. I also rendered it in higher resolution this time. I mostly came up with the design myself, however the overall shape of the weapon was kinda inspired by real-life Steyr AUG A3. (AUG was actually considered a very futuristic-looking weapon when it was first introduced, so it's a good inspiration for a sci-fi weapon :D )

As always, I created the model in SketchUp, created the materials and rendered it in Twilight and did some final touches in GIMP. 

Feel free to post your opinions, feedback is always welcome. :)

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:iconreptorc:
reptorc Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
U MADE THIS IS SKETCHUP ??!!!! i even find it hard to make a cube in that program :D it just doesn't work with you :D 
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MikeAuroralis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, I made it in Sketchup. :D All it requires is patience :D i find Sketchup quite easy to use compared to other 3D editing software, like Blender :P
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reptorc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i find Sketchup a pain i stick with maya :)
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MikeAuroralis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay :D I once got used to SketchUp, i'm gonna keep using it :D and hopefully I'll get even better at it :)
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Luckynaddy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
Man smooth to the touch man this is amazing I love it 👍👍👍😂😂❤️❤️❤️
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MikeAuroralis Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D :)
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Luckynaddy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
anything it was quite lovely the model I loved it❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍😂😂
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oakstudios Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016   Filmographer
Great render. Looks like a physically real object.
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MikeAuroralis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It kinda does :D Twilight is surprisingly capable for a free plugin :D
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Texas-Red-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This would be a good star wars rifle.
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MikeAuroralis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah, the color scheme kinda fits with the weapons that First Order uses :D
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Texas-Red-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah... say i have a plasma rail handgun would you like to see?
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MikeAuroralis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, i can take a look :D but hey, please, don't use comments on other deviants' deviations to "advertise" yours like this ;) people do this for example with videos on Youtube and it's really annoying and unproffesional. :P if you want your deviations to get more viewers, submit them to some groups :D
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Texas-Red-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
sorry ^^;

so how's your day so far?
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MikeAuroralis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty normal I'd say :D

I guess your original intention was to make me check some of your deviations. :P I will do that, but later, when I'm on PC again, because I'm on my phone now and browsing DevART from here isn't that confortable.

Let's just end the discussion now, that's not what comments are intended for I guess :D I'll post feedback on your deviations later if I find some that I like :P
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Texas-Red-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
okay talk to you later.
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ad-referendum Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
... awesome
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MikeAuroralis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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ad-referendum Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
=^.^=
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Shockwave9001 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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MikeAuroralis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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Shockwave9001 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, no problem man.
I'm a sucker for white, futuristic firearms and I'm a fan of the AUG, so a fave is easily decided upon ^^
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MikeAuroralis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, okay :D I really like the way AUG looks too, and the same goes for most "futuristic-looking" weapons out there, like the F2000 :D they are a good inspiration for the kinds of weapons I want to go for :D
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Shockwave9001 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems like we fancy the same kind of style. Keep it up, brother!
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