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ITT Speed modeling requests

edited 2014-09-26 14:40:46 in General
Heart Reader

So for practice I thought I'd take requests so as to what 3D model. I'll decide on a set timeframe later.


 


Rule(s) so far:



  • No fire (small flames okay).

  • No characters doing complicated poses.


 


All images textures taken from a photo are from cgtextures.com unless stated otherwise.


 


So... start!

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  • edited 2017-02-19 22:58:46
    "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"

    hum-de-dum mumble mumble anime-style personification of Venezuela.

  • I smell a new rule appearing.

  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"

    I was in a hurry.

  • “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

    A W.S. Darley & Co. 4-way traffic signal!


  • Maaaaan, I forgot how to make hands.

  • Boba Fett on a bicycle.

  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"

    ^^, ^ Then how about a remake of that scene from Revenge of the Sith, Count Dooku from Anakin's point of view?

  • Alright, I'm done with Gacek's request, you know, the one about making an anime-style personification of Venezuela and absolutely nothing more than that. Ain't that right?


    (Please nobody ever bring that up again, thank you very much.)


    So... Vene-chan is done. Special thanks go to this ZiroRex person whose picture I used as reference and design, and whoever those background homes belong to. The real-life basis for the clothing is from this.





    Maaaan, I only just now noticed that shadow.


    Work time: approximately 14 hours, not counting final renders or last minute details... so that wasn't speedy at all. Oh well, practice makes perfect.


    Next is the street signal of a generic and unimportant model. That should take much less time.


    (Was that photo taken at your home, CA?)

  • “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

    (Heh, I wish. The only traffic signal I own is a modern one. I just searched for "Darley traffic light" on Google Images. :P)

  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"

    ...you own a traffic signal? My, and we thought stealing bus number plates is edgy...


    ^^ I don't remember whether you mentioned which program do you use. Which one it is?

  • Blender. I've been meaning to learn to use Maya and totally haven't >_>

  • edited 2014-02-01 11:45:30
    Heart Reader

    Oh cycles renderer, you're so simple and versatile, but you're too slow and you randomly messed my texture mask.



    Work time: approximately 5:15, not counting the very lengthy render times. I've got the feeling speed modeling is less about being fast and more about resisting the temptation to add bump maps and such, but they look so cooool!


    Rust texture from cgtextures.com, assume all further "real" textures come from there unless stated otherwise.


    Next is Boba Fett on a bycycle, I expect that one to take much longer than the others, though.


    Edit: Slightly improved.

  • edited 2014-02-01 15:25:21

    I think the foreshortening is a tiny bit off...it seems that the light "expands" toward the camera rather "fast" given how big it is.


    Not saying it doesn't look good -- it does!  Just wanted to say something constructive.


    Edit: Now that I look at it again it seems okay.

  • “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

    It's beautiful! Thanks Stormtroper. ^_^

  • ^^ You're right. It didn't look off when it didn't have a background, so I didn't notice that.


    ^ No problem!

  • Somebody should suggest a Star Trek thing in response to the Boba Fett one.

  • "I've come to the conclusion that this is a VERY STUPID IDEA."

    I once recreated an artifact from one of my Dwarf Fortress maps with Blender for a class assignment. Here's the artifact:



    I'd like to see what your take on it would be, for comparison. Feel free to apply whatever artistic license you need, but here's the basic description to work with:



    (If you can't read the text: "This is a marble table. All craftsdwarfship is of the highest quality. This object is adorned with hanging rings of marble and menaces with spikes of marble.")


  •  



    I thought making those baggy clothes would be hell, but it was much easier than it seemed and it was, in fact, very fun to do. On the other hand, the rigging was as annoying as I remembered.


    Also, I hadn't noticed until now, but Boba Fett does have a really cool design. No wonder he's popular.


     


    Work times:


    Boba Fett: 15:15, a good three hours of which were spent on character rigging.


    Bobacycle: 2:55


    Making Boba ride the bicycle (that is, making the rig work): 1:45


    Corridor scene: 1:10, mostly spent on quick test renders.


    Tunnel scene: 2:30, ditto.


    Battle scene: 0:50, ditto.


    Miscellaneous: 1:30 or so.


    Total time: around 26 hours. Might as well change the thread's title.


     


    New rule: No semi-realistic organic characters doing a "complicated" pose.


     



    ^^, ^ Then how about a remake of that scene from Revenge of the Sith, Count Dooku from Anakin's point of view?



    If you don't mind, I'll skip this one, at least for now. I re-learned how to make hands and after all that I kinda feel like making something simpler such as that table.


     


    Notes to self: Remember that auto-normalize exists. Don't apply a mirror modifier on a multiresed mesh. Weight paint can be blurred. Work small

  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"

    I don't mind, that was just a loose suggestion of something Star Wars-related that didn't involve hands. By the way, the Fett is impressive.


    I am not providing further requests in fear of coming up with something like the first one.

  • I thought it was pretty bad, actually, couldn't get the shaders to not look too plastic-like. And you don't have to refrain from requesting stuff, it's just that said request doesn't have to... you know.


    Anyhow, the table is done. I made it like this:



    Also, for some reason I thought the description asked for chains, so that's what I made first before noticing my mistake. I like how those chains turned out so here it is:



    Work time: 1:25 for the chains version, plus around 25 minutes to convert to the rings version.

  • "I've come to the conclusion that this is a VERY STUPID IDEA."

    Cool. You could make any 9x9 chamber into a Legendary Dining Room with that thing. The dorfs shall be pleased.

  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"

    ^ You know what, now making the rest of that Legendary Dining Room might be a fun idea. Engravings of cheese and all that.

  • edited 2014-02-11 17:38:31
    Heart Reader


    Work time: Around 9 hours (not counting the original table).


    They say it's very hard to make food that looks edible, so I was tempted to make a "no food". I'm glad I didn't. Although some stuff didn't turn out well (visible floor seams, the plates look identical, etc.) and I gotta work on some of these textures (for some reason they look better from up close), I'm very pleased with the results.


    I didn't really know what else to put in a Legendary Dining Room, I only played Dwarf Fortress for a while, learned the basic stuff in like a week, built a shitload of farms, rooms and chairs and didn't know what else to do so I stopped. Maybe I should play it again.


    Bread texture (and pretty much everything else about that bread, really) comes from one of Andrew Price's tutorial. Great tutorialist, by the way.


    Notes to self: Don't work small, work on a realistic scale. It's alright to use smaller images for UV mapping if large ones lag.


    Edit: More notes: Don't forget to set all relevant lights to cast shadows, damnit.

  • edited 2014-07-29 08:23:13
    Heart Reader

    Bump.


    Woo, this is my best work so far:



    Work time: 13 hours according to the on-screen timer, plus 4-5 hours worth of crashes and troubleshooting.


    The original is this, so one can tell the skin material didn't turn like it was supposed to, I tried hard to make it look phyrexiany (with a metal-like exoskeleton), to no avail. I learned to used a bunch of headache-saving tricks that I should have started using ages ago, plus a convenient on-screen timer to not have to keep that stuff in mind, and to underestimate actual time spent >.>


    Notes to self:


    Good heavens why had I not used partial preview before.


    Weight Paint can be applied as gradients.


    Dynamic topology increases poly number drastically, make sure it won't crash.

  • Are you still taking requests?

  • Yep.
  • A wizard surrounded by floating plates of spaghetti. Or just something that involves a magic user and pasta.

  • a little muffled

    Whoa that obliterator is sweet.

  • edited 2014-08-05 09:01:37
    Heart Reader



    Work time: 16:49 (is that right?)


    Boy, did this one go awry. After I finished the mesh and as I was trying to get a decent semi-realistic shader to no avail, it occurred to me to do realistic face/hands, a daring idea since I have a hard enough time making stylized characters as it is, anyhow this meant I had to shelf some stuff I had done, and had to adapt someone's face to my mesh. The result wasn't realistic, but it turned out more appealing than what I'd have gotten otherwise. Although it turned out that after putting the hood on even a recoloured default shader would've looked okay.


    Now that I'm seeing the final renders there are also a couple things that need fixing such as pixelated ground, the top end of that spagghetti swirl, fingernails being unnoticeable, etc., but besides that I'm pleased with the result.


    Thanks to this dude for lending his face. And whoever those hands are, probably should've copied down the URL.


    Oh, yeah, one thing, since I'm no longer working on a laptop stuff will turn out better from now on.


    Also, I found this.


    New de-rule: Fires are now ok.


    Note to self:


    Use textures to be projected from as reference for everything, and use multires if sculpting off of it.

  • Spaghetti wizard is glorious.

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