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Strange things that happen after learning 3D.
Posted: 03 February 2013 12:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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About 20 years ago an online friend came to visit. He was deeply into 3D and animation on the Amiga. We were eating pizza with the tv on and he pointed out a gazillion things in every commercial that we would never notice ( I notice a lot of them today, but not like him. ever.). It was both exhilarating and exasperating.

We lost touch many years ago. Hope he’s doing well.

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Posted: 03 February 2013 09:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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...you walk outside on a nice day, look up, and remark, “what a lovely Bryce sky this morning”.

...your boss sees one of your pics on your desktop PC and wonders why you aren’t doing image prep work for the company’s Digital Print department.

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Posted: 03 February 2013 10:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Spit - 03 February 2013 12:47 PM

About 20 years ago an online friend came to visit. He was deeply into 3D and animation on the Amiga. We were eating pizza with the tv on and he pointed out a gazillion things in every commercial that we would never notice ( I notice a lot of them today, but not like him. ever.). It was both exhilarating and exasperating.

We lost touch many years ago. Hope he’s doing well.

I got my first Amiga expressly to do 3D animation!  Unfortunately, never got to do it till Poser 2 came out I was so poor… :(

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Posted: 04 February 2013 02:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Whilst creating textures, I often wander around thinking of how high the displacement and or bump map must be on someone to create the wrinkle effect.  (Note to self… not something to mention to the Father In Law.  Even less of an idea to mention about the Mother In Law.)

Wondering how many polys a piece of clothing has.

Analyzing a skin texture for seams.

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Posted: 04 February 2013 04:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I often find myself posing in a mirror to see how certain body parts move so I can replicate it in Daz.

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Posted: 04 February 2013 09:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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HeraldOfFire - 04 February 2013 04:16 AM

I often find myself posing in a mirror to see how certain body parts move so I can replicate it in Daz.

Hah, sure you are. You just love staring at your own naked body! There’s a name for people like that. Narcissistic I think they call it… LOL

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Posted: 04 February 2013 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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M F M - 02 February 2013 01:51 PM

You walk down the street (any street), and immediately think:

. hmm, I have that hairstyle - but she should have used the left-side morph;

. hmm, I have that outfit - but I would have textured it differently;

. hmm, that building must sure have taken a lot of polys;

. you look at the shadows and wonder why the GI is so high;

. you count the number of bounces in the reflections of the mall windows, thinking about render time;

. you look at the clouds in the sky, thinking “hmm… the lighting is a bit ‘flat’... not very realistic…” (`.`)

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That’s what I do wink
Also, when there is fog, rain or snowy and dark and you see all the lights glowing around you making strange light effects I always think “Ohh, that’s expensive to render”.

 

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Posted: 04 February 2013 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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HeraldOfFire - 04 February 2013 04:16 AM

I often find myself posing in a mirror to see how certain body parts move so I can replicate it in Daz.

That’s actually common among pro animators. They usually have a decent amount of space in their office, and at least a few mirrors.

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Posted: 04 February 2013 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Why do I feel a sudden and almost uncontrolable urge to render an image of a chrome sphere on a checkerboard…


Strange, I never had those urges before I learned 3D

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Posted: 04 February 2013 01:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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HeraldOfFire - 04 February 2013 04:16 AM

I often find myself posing in a mirror to see how certain body parts move so I can replicate it in Daz.

Hah, sure you are. You just love staring at your own naked body! There’s a name for people like that. Narcissistic I think they call it… LOL

Hey, who said anything about naked! Jeans and a T-shirt is all you need to get a good idea of how limbs bend to form poses. Still, if you prefer posing in the buff more power to you I suppose.

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Posted: 05 February 2013 10:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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stormlyght - 03 February 2013 12:10 PM

This thread is to funny tongue wink

I spent my Saturday morning rewatching the LOTR so I could focus on the lighting of the movie. My boys were getting irritated because I would pause the movie frequently to take notes on the lighting techniques I liked.

I use this site to study cinematic lighting:

http://evanerichards.com/archives

(Hit “expand all” and click of a movie title)

 

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Posted: 05 February 2013 08:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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I often find myself looking at objects and figuring out how they break down into basic primitive shapes.  I suspect a lot of 2D artists do this as well.

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Posted: 10 February 2013 04:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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rofl, thanks for all the heads up, folks. I haven’t been outside in two weeks (NASA data manipulations and drawing clouds), when I do, I’ll know what to expect….new wrinkles on bumps and reflections smile

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Posted: 10 February 2013 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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A friend and I were taking a long drive and we hit a small town in the afternoon.


I looked down the street…which was simple, clean, neat and thought “Nice render.  Something missing.  Nothing moving.  No cars.  No people.  That one building that’s boarded up adds a realistic touch….” 

Then realized it was a real place turning into a ghost town…this was during the worst of the economic crash…and this had been a logging town until the jobs dried up and blew away.  Only one of the several grocery stores was still open and there were only two employees in the store. 

I later took a picture of the mountains standing in the middle of the intersection of the main roads in the town. 

The “it looks like a render” was both funny and rather sad.

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Posted: 10 February 2013 10:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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One day you go outside, look around you at the vastness of the world and the universe beyond, and you think to yourself “God may exist in Heaven, but he must have one HELL of a PC to render all of this…”

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