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Posted: 02 July 2012 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]
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It may sound strange, but I would like to see someone create a set of props of Polyhedral Dice. These are the multifaceted diced used in role-playing games. Considering that there a sizable number of gamers (people who play role-playing games) and people who use rendering programs (Daz and Poser) are the same, it would be a good project for development. Especially for those artist/gamers who are also writers who need original images of dice to include in the books they are writing/selling.

If anyone has any doubts as to what Polyhedral Dice are, a quick search on a search engine will give the answer. 

I know there is at least 1 free product out there (no numbers on them and they do not look that realistic), but I feel there is a niche for a least one vender to sell these as a product.

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Posted: 02 July 2012 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I found this Set http://www.sharecg.com/v/29400/browse/5/3D-Model/Polyhedral-Dice they will need UV mapping I belive and textures but this will import into DS and Poser. The others I found were Carrara only.

EDIT: I see that you have seen this set, just ignore this post.

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Posted: 03 July 2012 12:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Jaderail - 02 July 2012 04:06 PM

I found this Set http://www.sharecg.com/v/29400/browse/5/3D-Model/Polyhedral-Dice they will need UV mapping I belive and textures but this will import into DS and Poser. The others I found were Carrara only.

EDIT: I see that you have seen this set, just ignore this post.

smile Sorry, but yes, that the the set I was referring to. I would not even know where to start when it comes to adding a texture to a mesh. I am a complete novice in this respect.

You mentioned others for Carrara. I have Carrara 5. If they would work in that I would be interested to see them. But TBH, I would seriously be prepared to pay for dice as a professionally made/sold as a prop for Daz/Poser.

Thanks for the post smile

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Posted: 03 July 2012 02:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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*rubs her chin, goes hmmm* Let’s see if I can cook up something…

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Posted: 05 July 2012 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Skiriki - 03 July 2012 02:19 AM

*rubs her chin, goes hmmm* Let’s see if I can cook up something…

Let me know if you can. It would be greatly appreciated. smile

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Posted: 05 July 2012 05:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Sorry I missed a post or two. Here is the link to the Carrara set. Have fun. I’m going to keep an eye on Skiriki I have a few of her items.
http://www.sharecg.com/v/58269/browse/5/3D-Model/Carrara-Role-Playing-dice

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Posted: 05 July 2012 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Sorry, I’ve been distracted by a battle with Wyvern 2.0. wink (Somehow got the idea that reskinning the thing is the way to go. FYI, my attentionspan is that of a gnat. But, I haven’t forgotten this.)

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Posted: 05 July 2012 02:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Skiriki - 05 July 2012 09:11 AM

Sorry, I’ve been distracted by a battle with Wyvern 2.0. wink (Somehow got the idea that reskinning the thing is the way to go. FYI, my attentionspan is that of a gnat. But, I haven’t forgotten this.)

You want my texturing tip? Hint it involves a origanial texture (not UVmap) and layers.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Oh, I was going to go through shader route there, with bump maps for numbers and color for those areas…  I imagine it would look AWESOME with Fisty’s and Marieah’s shaders when they become available. GEMSTONE dice. Literally.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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smile
Beautiful dice. Unfortunately I think they are non-commercial only
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But thanks for the link, greatly appreciated.

Jaderail - 05 July 2012 05:40 AM

Sorry I missed a post or two. Here is the link to the Carrara set. Have fun. I’m going to keep an eye on Skiriki I have a few of her items.
http://www.sharecg.com/v/58269/browse/5/3D-Model/Carrara-Role-Playing-dice[/quot.e]

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Posted: 09 July 2012 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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smile smile smile

Skiriki - 05 July 2012 02:20 PM

Oh, I was going to go through shader route there, with bump maps for numbers and color for those areas…  I imagine it would look AWESOME with Fisty’s and Marieah’s shaders when they become available. GEMSTONE dice. Literally.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I am, btw, slowly working on it. I have all basic die shapes done, save d10, UV mapped etc, and I just have to find enough energy to get off my duff and finish ‘em.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Thank you Skiriki, I’m sure many more users will find a use for a nice set than just us three.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Ah, I’m a RPG nerd, I actually had considered this for a while so… working on 8-sider now.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Skiriki - 09 July 2012 11:22 AM

I am, btw, slowly working on it. I have all basic die shapes done, save d10, UV mapped etc, and I just have to find enough energy to get off my duff and finish ‘em.

Many thanks. I will happily wait. smile

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Posted: 09 July 2012 12:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Jaderail - 09 July 2012 11:33 AM

Thank you Skiriki, I’m sure many more users will find a use for a nice set than just us three.

Agreed. With the sheer volume of images sold in a certain RPG e-book site (not to mention artwork inside books) that use Daz Studio and/or Daz models, I imagine there will be a fair few users out there.  smile

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