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WillowRaven’s latest model and product requests: I need a custom sword
Posted: 23 May 2012 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]
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*EDIT: It came to my attention that some believe if an item is made according to my specs, that I hold ownership of said product. I state here now, any prop, figure, character, pose, or texture created for me, by request in this forum, whether I pay to have it created or whether it is given freely, the CREATOR of the item retains ownership. I am only ever asking for usage rights. I am an artist myself and rarely sign over ownership rights and I don’t expect anyone else to, either. Feel free to sell or give away anything I ask to be made unless I specifically request otherwise in advance. And trust me, I will charge the author or publisher for those ownership rights on your behalf and make sure you get paid handsomely. Back to the thread ...


Since I am forever asking for some special object or model for the books I illustrate and create covers for, and we are all starting fresh in the forum anyway, I figured I’d create one thread for them all, which would kill several birds with one stone.


One bird: I can have one place to easily find the people that have done for me before or wish to be added to my “I bow to DAZ modelers” list.


Second bird: I can show those samplers what they are helping me to create (showing off the characters &/or settings and then the finalized book cover or illustration) , since so many of them do this for free, although I have always offered to pay.


Third bird: I won’t be filling up the forum with multiple requests just because they are for different projects.


Fourth bird: I have noticed my requests turn into learning ground for many of the co-modelers. I don’t want them to feel they have to go all private if info in being shared for the betterment of other, just because it happens to be for a request I made. So, having a thread that they can discover new techniques in about the stuff I request may be easier to follow if I only have one of them.


Fifth and major bird: I won’t forget where my crap is ... lol.


Hopefully this will work. Maybe someone who knows more about how for forums work can tell me when a fresh thread needs started and how I go about doing that ... lol.


I am so glad the forums are back!


Having said all of that, the projects people were working on for me when the forums went down look great. Luckily, a couple of you already had my email and could continue to work with me while we were on the dark side of the moon.


I’d like to show those now and thank everybody who helped, even if I didn’t get to use your particular version this time around (there tend to be several really cool interpretations to my requests). I do keep them all for future projects, though. I may still have to tweak positioning of the dragonfly, at at the distance it will be, it may not matter. Knowing me, I’ll still do it ... lol.


The pentacle and the dragonfly pendants:

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Posted: 24 May 2012 12:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Awesome! (*_*)... though I would say that, wouldn’t I? wink


I hope our little band find their way back to this thread - DaremoK3, SimplePlanning, WinterFlame, Lyrra, and the spectators too.  The more the merrier, and it’s great to see how everyone interprets the requests differently ^_^.


*sets out a plate of chocolate cookies*

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Posted: 24 May 2012 12:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Five birds?  what kind of birds are they?

I like the dragon fly thing on that gal.

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Posted: 24 May 2012 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Miss Bad Wolf - 24 May 2012 12:30 AM

Five birds?  what kind of birds are they?

I like the dragon fly thing on that gal.

Oh, I only throw stones at the mean ones that are the eyes and ears of the Dark One (for my Jordan fans ... hehe).

The lovely dragonfly was finished by MFM, as was the pentacle. We already had each other’s emails from a previous request, so finishing up wasn’t as hard for us as it would have been for the others that were working together on stuff. I’m not sure if either have been posted anywhere or not. (M?)

I do hope the rest of the party shows up. I found it fascinating watching ya’ll build my toys. Ya’ll have something I just don’t see myself having ... patience ... lol.

 

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Posted: 24 May 2012 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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slightly OT, but I love the draping on her dress and both the cloaks.  Which ones are they?

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Posted: 25 May 2012 03:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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im around just busy and unhappy with the changes

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Posted: 25 May 2012 08:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Shaaelia - 24 May 2012 09:26 PM

slightly OT, but I love the draping on her dress and both the cloaks.  Which ones are they?

Thanks, Shaaelia :D

The cloaks are Optitex’s Controllable Dynamic Cloak: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/clothing-accessories/dynamic-clothing/controllable-dynamic-cloak-for-daz-studio

The dress is the Maiden Fair Dynamic Gown, but I modified the neckline to suit the story’s needs: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/clothing-accessories/dynamic-clothing/maiden-fair-dynamic-gown

BTW, how do I make the urls active now? * never mind, it seems to do it for me :D

 

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Posted: 27 May 2012 12:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Still here as well…


M F M:
That dragonfly turned out freakin/frackin/frelling (please excuse my knockoff-English/Caprican/Luxan) incredible!  I love how Aidana shaded/textured it, and its placement on the model.  Well done to the both of you.


And, these cookies taste kind of funny with my beer.  May I please have some nachos instead?


Love the pendant as well.  Who’s pendant did you end up using Aidana?  And, I thought you were going for smooth stones.  Nevertheless, it looks awesome!


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Posted: 27 May 2012 12:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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DaremoK3 - 27 May 2012 12:34 AM

Still here as well…


M F M:
That dragonfly turned out freakin/frackin/frelling (please excuse my knockoff-English/Caprican/Luxan) incredible!  I love how Aidana shaded/textured it, and its placement on the model.  Well done to the both of you.


And, these cookies taste kind of funny with my beer.  May I please have some nachos instead?


Love the pendant as well.  Who’s pendant did you end up using Aidana?  And, I thought you were going for smooth stones.  Nevertheless, it looks awesome!


Take care all…
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Good to see the gang hanging in there, considering all that’s been happening.


The pendant is MFMs, too. With the site going down when it did, it made it hard for me to communicate with every. MFM and I already had exchanged emails, though when I had some custom weapons made a while back. :D


I’ve fallen in love with shaders, but don’t have one for jemstones yet. I hope the blue ‘wet paint’ doesn’t look too fake :( Luckily, it won’t be a close-up on this cover, so I have time to change up later. :D

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Posted: 30 May 2012 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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DaremoK3 said sometime earlier… - 27 May 3012 12:34 AM

... That dragonfly turned out freakin/frackin/frelling (please excuse my knockoff-English/Caprican/Luxan) incredible!  I love how Aidana shaded/textured it, and its placement on the model.  Well done to the both of you.

<(^_^)... you’re too kind… although she’s wearing it upside down (at least, from how I was thinking when I modelled it ^^).  If I’d known it was going to be worn “tail up”, I would have put the rotation point at the tip of the tail, rather than in the head X).

DaremoK3 returned from the future to say… - 27 May 2012 12:34 AM

And, these cookies taste kind of funny with my beer.  May I please have some nachos instead?

It’s alright, they’ve all gone anyway *looks guilty*... (>.>)... (<.<)... wink


By the way, if anybody else wanted the pendant or the dragonfly and haven’t received it yet (after the schemozzle of the previous forum departure), please send me a PM here and I’ll get a copy to you.  As stated before, they’re very simple PP2s which will require a little MAT work to bring out the shine - so they’re not quite ‘render ready’, but as you can see from Aidana’s render, they don’t turn out too badly with a little polishing wink.


*waiting idly for Aidana’s next challenge/request…*


EDIT: heheh… I do like the possibilities of playing with the quote text in this new forum software… >:-)

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Posted: 07 June 2012 10:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Ok, guys, here is my latest custom item request & the description given by the author. The base I’m using is M4 in DS3.


Let me know if I need to clarify anything with her.


Commander Camdus (who is a wizard - purple fire from his ring which is a diamond set between two serpent heads (serpents are entwined to make the band) with a ruby set in each serpent’s head for an eye.


Make sense to my modelers out there?


As usual, I am willing to negotiate a fee or gift certificate. :D

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Posted: 08 June 2012 03:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I have an idea how to do that (curve modifier basically), but… only _one_ ruby for the eye? does that mean you only see half of each serpent’s head?  (so, instead of the head being ‘flat’ against the surface of the finger, it’s tipped up sideways)?


“... with _a_ ruby set in _each_ serpent’s head for _an_ eye.” as opposed to “two rubies set in each serpent’s head for their eyes” ?

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Posted: 08 June 2012 10:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Maybe she’s thinking only the outer eyes would show.


But for my own aesthetic, and the fact that I’d like to use it for other purposes than barely seen on this posed figure (like maybe for the close-up on the back cover, so I can place the blurb or bio in the ring), lets do both sets of eyes.


Could we make it kind of bulky-manly ... like a class ring or signature ring? So it can be seen on a tiny book cover ... lol.


And ya know ... a complimentary ladies piece for V4 wouldn’t be distasteful, either ... lol. Though hers would be more delicate, naturally. That’s IF it’s not too much trouble ...


I just thought of something… would my metal shaders remove or cover any snake scales? How would I avoid that if it did?


I think I just answered my own question thanks to another thread. Check this out: http://calida3d.com/calidastore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=34 I think it will look nice. :D

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Posted: 08 June 2012 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Yeesh, I can’t model for peanuts >_<... here are some feeble WIP possibilities attached BELOW, because this ADVANCED FORUM SOFTWARE does not allow us to embed images (with ‘click for larger’ type abilities) the same way the PREVIOUS one DID. X(... *can you tell I’m really loving the Progress?...*


The snake head is nowhere near complete yet, because I was more curious about whether the idea for twisted Curves would actually work (which, fortunately, it does look like it’s going to (^_^)>).  The original door sausage is down the bottom, duplicated up to exhibit “A” in the top-right with the heads “sideways” and the tails untwisted.  Exhibit “B” in the middle has the heads “up” and tails twisted slightly, and exhibit “C” in the lower-left has “sideways” heads (therefore one ruby eye each (^_^)h), and the tails twisted gently.


I’m afraid I’m not good enough to make ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ looking rings - you get what you get <(^_^) - although I’m happy to accept advice on proportion and shape if you do want to take the time.


From a “realistic” pov, I guess exhibit B would be able to “clamp” the gem most securely (because the ‘mouth’ of each snake would hold the gem firmly in place), but exhibit C I think might be what the author was trying to get at with that sentence.


Which way/one should I spend time cleaning up? (^/\^)... (you’re going to say something inconvenient like ‘all of them’, aren’t you? X).

 

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Posted: 09 June 2012 01:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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M F M - 08 June 2012 11:39 PM

Yeesh, I can’t model for peanuts >_<... here are some feeble WIP possibilities attached BELOW, because this ADVANCED FORUM SOFTWARE does not allow us to embed images (with ‘click for larger’ type abilities) the same way the PREVIOUS one DID. X(... *can you tell I’m really loving the Progress?...*


Peanuts it is raspberry. No, seriously, as always, I am willing to work out something, because I certainly don’t have the time nor the patience to learn this myself ... lol. I don’t work for free and I certainly never expect any one else to. Although I am eternally grateful to all of you who make freebies for us saps who have no aptitude for this. Realy, if you need something for your time, just PM me :D

The snake head is nowhere near complete yet, because I was more curious about whether the idea for twisted Curves would actually work (which, fortunately, it does look like it’s going to (^_^)>).  The original door sausage is down the bottom, duplicated up to exhibit “A” in the top-right with the heads “sideways” and the tails untwisted.  Exhibit “B” in the middle has the heads “up” and tails twisted slightly, and exhibit “C” in the lower-left has “sideways” heads (therefore one ruby eye each (^_^)h), and the tails twisted gently.


Hey, your further than I’d be ... lol. It’s so cool seeing this from it’s core elements and structure. Sort of like a rudimentary sketch before the live study. :D Totally cool!

I’m afraid I’m not good enough to make ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ looking rings - you get what you get <(^_^) - although I’m happy to accept advice on proportion and shape if you do want to take the time.


Of course, I am happy with what I get, but in my mind, men’s rings are fat and bulky. So if I were drawing this, I’d draw the snake fatter, with a larger, more defined head. Where as with a woman’s ring, this is about the right shape. Just my opinion. You’re the modeler, here. And again, it will be fairly discrete on the cover. It just needs to be there and may be used for promotional needs later where it will more clearly be seen.

From a “realistic” pov, I guess exhibit B would be able to “clamp” the gem most securely (because the ‘mouth’ of each snake would hold the gem firmly in place), but exhibit C I think might be what the author was trying to get at with that sentence.


Hmmm ... I like how C wraps best. It’s smoother, more fluid. I like all of the head directions ... lol. But I read and re-read he description again and noticed the central gem is a diamond, and the rubies go in the eyes. So maybe ... the heads on B would hold the diamond better while allowing us to see the eyes/rubies.

Which way/one should I spend time cleaning up? (^/\^)... (you’re going to say something inconvenient like ‘all of them’, aren’t you? X).


Me? Say something like that? I feel like you don’t even know me! ... Well, now that you mention it ...


No ... for real ... I will be ecstatic with one version. ;P Of course ... IF you really really like all of the designs ... then I can definitely find use for them. :D:D:D


I wonder ... what would it look like if the two heads/mouths were closed, and they sat ‘ear’ to ‘ear ’ (parallel) with just enough room between them to hold the diamond. And then the ‘outer’ eyes would hold tiny rubies. Maybe that’s why the author only mentioned two eyes ...


Thoughts?

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Posted: 09 June 2012 05:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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AidanaWillowRaven - 09 June 2012 01:11 AM
M F M - 08 June 2012 11:39 PM

Yeesh, I can’t model for peanuts >_<... here are some feeble WIP possibilities attached BELOW, because this ADVANCED FORUM SOFTWARE does not allow us to embed images (with ‘click for larger’ type abilities) the same way the PREVIOUS one DID. X(... *can you tell I’m really loving the Progress?...*


Peanuts it is raspberry. No, seriously, as always, I am willing to work out something, because I certainly don’t have the time nor the patience to learn this myself ... lol. I don’t work for free and I certainly never expect any one else to. Although I am eternally grateful to all of you who make freebies for us saps who have no aptitude for this. Realy, if you need something for your time, just PM me :D


Whoops! ... sorry, I was having a rant at the site software in general, not at you Aidana (^_^)n… you didn’t see the previous edit of that message with a gigantic picture (which subsequently got sized down), as well as the multiple items in my cart that weren’t worth a warning that I’d already purchased (fortunately pulling them out just at the last page before payment)... as well as the lack of a link in my inventory (after I’d manually searched for the right page X) to the product that I _had_ bought (because the contents of bundles are STILL not spelled out… X(.

AidanaWillowRaven - 09 June 2012 01:11 AM

I’m afraid I’m not good enough to make ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ looking rings - you get what you get <(^_^) - although I’m happy to accept advice on proportion and shape if you do want to take the time.


Of course, I am happy with what I get, but in my mind, men’s rings are fat and bulky. So if I were drawing this, I’d draw the snake fatter, with a larger, more defined head. Where as with a woman’s ring, this is about the right shape. Just my opinion. You’re the modeler, here. ...


Ok, I’ll keep that in mind (^_^).

AidanaWillowRaven - 09 June 2012 01:11 AM

From a “realistic” pov, I guess exhibit B would be able to “clamp” the gem most securely (because the ‘mouth’ of each snake would hold the gem firmly in place), but exhibit C I think might be what the author was trying to get at with that sentence.


Hmmm ... I like how C wraps best. It’s smoother, more fluid. I like all of the head directions ... lol. But I read and re-read he description again and noticed the central gem is a diamond, and the rubies go in the eyes. So maybe ... the heads on B would hold the diamond better while allowing us to see the eyes/rubies.


Should there be more twists in the “strap” of the ring do you think?  I originally had 4 or 5 90deg twists along the bodies of the snakes, but that made the “strap” look a bit bulky, as well as needing many more segments in the bodies to smooth it out - of course, you normally wouldn’t see that section of the ring when somebody is wearing it, buuuuut… wink.

 

AidanaWillowRaven - 09 June 2012 01:11 AM

I wonder ... what would it look like if the two heads/mouths were closed, and they sat ‘ear’ to ‘ear ’ (parallel) with just enough room between them to hold the diamond. And then the ‘outer’ eyes would hold tiny rubies. Maybe that’s why the author only mentioned two eyes ...


Thoughts?

‘ear’ to ‘ear’ o.O… like… er… this?  (from the modelling point of view, there’s a certain amount of randomness in exactly what orientation the heads end up being in, after I finish twisting the ring “strap” around… so I’m not expressing a preference either way <(^_^)).

 

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