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mcjSuperLathe V0.07 (beta) Spline-based morph and prop creation right there, in Daz Studio
Posted: 15 June 2012 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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it’s a matter of 1 or 2 days i hope before i post version 0.6 which includes the cookie-maker effect
( which was used to make the gear, the heart and the clover pictures )

and the brand new addition, the paperdoll effect, to create paper-thin filled shapes like this gray or grey guitar or gitare
the final name of which is “Cutout”

later that day ...
bad news is, it took longer to fix the triangulation code
good news is, it’s fixed so we’re closer to release of v0.6 smile

note that i use the simplest method called ear clipping
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygon_triangulation
so the faces will contain many sliver-triangles which don’t always look good
but for as flat paperdolls/cutouts/masks they do the job

image 5 shows the last option i add to what will be version 0,6 or 1.0

it should be useful except for the fact that it doesnt respond well to subD’ing

tomorrow you say? yeah maybe, no need to rush huh , yes smile

 

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Posted: 17 June 2012 12:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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v0.6 or 1.0 will create thick cutouts with well behaved texturing,
1 material for the top, one for the bottom and one for the side with no uneven stretching

and isnt it a wonderful thing that the reference image which was used as mcjSuperLathe’s backdrop exactly fits the object produced by it!

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Posted: 17 June 2012 02:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Holy boop dude. o_O


I think I just had a small lathegasm.

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Posted: 17 June 2012 12:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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as is often the case i hope to post version 0.6 today !
( i found out the cutouts cant self-intersect so i cant close that type of cutout ... next version )
Amy as ‘‘the rich maid’’ at The Musée Nissim de Camondo

 

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Posted: 18 June 2012 06:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Isn’t she cute…trying to go incognito.  Hey Amy!!! Get back to cleaning!

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Posted: 18 June 2012 08:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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this reminded me of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4ZAaPYimfM

i mean Amy, remaining dignified even if somewhat funny-looking

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Posted: 18 June 2012 08:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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i didn’t think the thick-cutout feature would be complicated but there was the issues of :

if you draw a curve clockwise or counter-clockwise, the orientation of the texture and of the normals are affected.

Normals: Each face of an object has an imaginary arrow, which indicates that’s inside and what’s outside

if this is not handled properly, some 3Delight shaders will show the object entirely black

but but, it seems i now took care of it

‘soon’ said the piper

 

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Posted: 19 June 2012 04:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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later today June 19th i will definitely post version 0.6
still a Beta / Unfinished version
but it will let you play with the new Cutout and thick-cutout effects

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Posted: 19 June 2012 09:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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News ~ Update ~ News ~ Update ~ News ~ Update ~ News ~ Update ~ News ~ Update ~

well, tis still june 19th , 23h50

so mcjSuperLathe v0.06 was released

https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts2/mcjsuperlathe

but but but, as we speak, the manual is being updated

so keep that in mind

i’m also testing to see if i broke things while adding the “cutout” and “gear” features

it’s the part of the manual i’ll write, right now ! smile

g’nite

pictures will follow smile

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Posted: 20 June 2012 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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thanks so much for all the hard work you put into this. I’m also you have a manual to go with it.  grin

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Posted: 21 June 2012 04:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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News ~ Updates ~ News ~ Updates ~ News ~ Updates ~ News ~ Updates ~ News ~ Updates ~

2012 Jun 21 06:41   v0.06 updates

A version intended for D|S 1 and D|S 2 is now included in the zip archive

the manual for version 0.6 is also downloadable as html+image folder or, (slightly lower quality) PDF file

an important (but not fatal) error was corrected in this morning’s re-release of mcjSuperLathe for DS3/4

 

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Posted: 21 June 2012 05:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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LuluBelle1271 - 20 June 2012 05:19 PM

thanks so much for all the hard work you put into this. I’m also you have a manual to go with it.  grin

welcome / thanks ! smile

i’ll let it rest in that (acceptable) state for a while and try to do slightly funnier summery things, since, it is summer ! smile

( or winter in Australia )

( which is off the coast of France )

( as a serious and old documentary shows )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpa0UGQIol0


gratuitous stray image which looks summery i’d say - happy summer!

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Posted: 24 June 2012 05:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Of things to come


the keen eye will have noticed that once upon a time, d-forms were mentionned

and in mcjSuperLathe v0.6’s manual they are conspicuously absent ( hey i typed conspicuously with no help from the auto-corrector! )

well, in the nearish and vague future i’ll post version 0.7 with d-forms support


one of the motivations behind the bend effect, was to be able to add wrinkles to clothes

because if you modeled clothes, you know that this is one of the corner stones of nice looking clothes

in the image below you can see the bend deformer’s influence being corralled by a d-form

see, see? there’ s real folds, which could not be obtained using displacement maps

( but you could check mcjElevate on my site, if clothes wrinkles interest you )

and so, these are things to come

in the third image you can see i moved the wiggly curve so that it sits on the 0-level

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Posted: 24 June 2012 08:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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Of Things to Come part 2

more D-Form tricks which will be in V0.7

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Posted: 24 June 2012 10:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Couldn’t stay away from this one too long, huh? wink

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