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Posted: 14 July 2013 09:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Okay, so by now it’s probably no secret I’m working on a post-apocalyptic comic as part of a personal project. One of the necessities of having an endworld comic is tinned goods. Anyone who has played Fallout knows that if anything is going to survive past the end of humanity it’s going to be all of the tinned goodies loaded with enough preservatives to last until the next millenium.

So, lacking a can of my own I created one, nicely detailed with a separate material for the label so it can be hidden. And I have the intent of adding it to my growing list of freebies on ShareCG. With that said, one of the things I’m having difficulty finding are detailed label textures. I can take photos of my own cans and use those just fine, but there’s a bit of a catch in that they’re all British and my comic is based in America.

With that said, does anyone have any images of tin labels or knows a good source? Doing a websearch for tin labels netted me about two hundred results full of Campbell’s soup, following on from the popular art piece. And while I’m sure it’s a fine soup, it wouldn’t make much sense if it were the only food source to survive the apocalypse…

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Posted: 14 July 2013 09:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Your probably going to have to create your own brand label. Most PA’s do that. That way to don’t run into any possibilities of copyright violations.

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Posted: 14 July 2013 09:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Frank0314 - 14 July 2013 09:31 AM

Your probably going to have to create your own brand label. Most PA’s do that. That way to don’t run into any possibilities of copyright violations.

In most cases though they’re at least based off existing designs with brand names subtly changed.

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Posted: 14 July 2013 09:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’d try a Google or Bing image search for specific product labels. You might also go to corporate websites for companies like Kraft of General Foods to get images of their logos.

If you have a specific type of product that you’re looking for I’d be glad to give you some US product names to look for and if I have them in my pantry I could get you some pictures of their labels. No promises on that though as we don’t have a lot of canned goods.

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Posted: 14 July 2013 09:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sisca - 14 July 2013 09:52 AM

I’d try a Google or Bing image search for specific product labels. You might also go to corporate websites for companies like Kraft of General Foods to get images of their logos.

If you have a specific type of product that you’re looking for I’d be glad to give you some US product names to look for and if I have them in my pantry I could get you some pictures of their labels. No promises on that though as we don’t have a lot of canned goods.

Would propose that as well, e.g. a google image search for

US “can label”

already gets you at least some examples, probably 75% tuna and soup wink ... but well. Not that high resolution images, but they can probably at least aid with regards to design.

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Posted: 14 July 2013 10:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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HeraldOfFire, while it would be more effort to do, I’d also suggest to make your own. Not only it will prevent trademark violations, but what Fallout would be without a bottle of glowing Nuka-Cola? wink
I mean, your own labels will add some authenticity to your world. Also labels aren’t that hard to create especially if you do a ‘subtle change’ variation. You can use some free stock photos or clipart too.

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Posted: 14 July 2013 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Is this for a model texture or render?... if it’s just for a render check out label on my Zombie Chow can:
http://www.ShareCG.com/v/56135/gallery/11/Poser/Zombie-Chow-Canned-Zombie-food
If you are creating a texture… it’s really not that hard… either pull a label from a can and scan or photograph it… or just create a couple of generic logos, ingredient lists, bar code and nutrition facts… make them on a separate layer in photoshop and create a background base label as the base template, you can mix and match images of food taken from various sources to create assorted types and styles of canned chow.
When I made my Zombie Chow can I realized nobody would every really read the can’s label, but I still went and made it readable because it was more about the laughs, and the promo ad than the model, but in general like in most video game models I think its the 3-4 foot rule… is it going to really be necessary to be viewed closer than that?

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Posted: 14 July 2013 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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It’s actually really quite fun to make up promo imagery, logos and labels. It’s entirely your own and you can specifically make what you need. Not to mention its as high resolution as you want it to be. I’ve seen a few post apocalyptic and lost story films, most tend to remove labels all together or the labels are so worn out that you can’t even work out what is in the can without opening it. Again, they avoid brands because of copyright / trade marks.

Personally, I would make up my own original brands/logos/labels (do my research too) and create 3 types of cans :  labeled and good condition, rusted and worn out label and finally well rusted and no label.

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Posted: 14 July 2013 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Let’s just say that attempts to create my own were less than up to standard. I’m far better at manipulating existing images than I am at creating my own from scratch, which is just one of the many reasons I don’t do this sort of thing professionally. Another reason is that I was rather hoping to quickly get a decent number of ‘supplies’ without needing to spend a great deal of time on manually creating textures for everything. The can itself was less than an hours work.

Still, if it comes to it I will do what I must and consider it a future investment should I need them later on. I do want them at least somewhat detailed since hunting for food will be a key survival aspect.

lordvicore - 14 July 2013 10:36 AM

Is this for a model texture or render?... if it’s just for a render check out label on my Zombie Chow can

I have to admit, that’s pretty funny, though that particular brand probably wouldn’t sell well in this universe due to a lack of zombies, no matter how many mad scientists recommend them.

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Posted: 14 July 2013 11:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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That’s a nice looking can you modeled. I would go with generic labels, since I’m sure all well-intentioned survivalists will have purchased less costly products to save for the important things. Like Spam - you will most likely need spam to survive.

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Posted: 15 July 2013 12:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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...and Trekkie Girrrrl has a Spam can Freebie.

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Posted: 15 July 2013 10:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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There is a sharecg beer can prop that has a pretty good beer label

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Posted: 15 July 2013 10:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Paradigm67 - 15 July 2013 10:18 AM

There is a sharecg beer can prop that has a pretty good beer label

Link?

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There is a sharecg beer can prop that has a pretty good beer label

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http://www.sharecg.com/v/18196/

The texture is in the comments

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Posted: 15 July 2013 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Paradigm67 - 15 July 2013 12:17 PM
Elowan - 15 July 2013 10:26 AM
Paradigm67 - 15 July 2013 10:18 AM

There is a sharecg beer can prop that has a pretty good beer label

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http://www.sharecg.com/v/18196/

The texture is in the comments

TYVM!  Very useful.  Appreciate it muchly (and the beer ain’t bad either.)

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Posted: 15 July 2013 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I love lordvicore’s Zombie Chow, I eat it often, and like the prop too. Anyway here is a label I made with it. I will share if lordvicore does not mind as I used his nutrition label.

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