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Carrara Challenge #7:  “CARDS FROM AN UNUSUAL DECK”  - Work In Progress (WIP)
Posted: 02 February 2014 11:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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You still may be able to pick up Carrara 7 Pro from the DVD’s of back issues of magazines.. worth a look around..

The challenge looks like an awesome one with some great prizes up for grabs….

Time to get brain into gear and think of something….  wink

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Posted: 03 February 2014 01:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Stezza - 02 February 2014 11:12 PM

You still may be able to pick up Carrara 7 Pro from the DVD’s of back issues of magazines.. worth a look around..

The challenge looks like an awesome one with some great prizes up for grabs….

Time to get brain into gear and think of something….  wink

I found that 3D World Magazine’s July 2010 Toy Story issue had the carrara pro 7 disk. But, I have not had any success with being able to find an old copy.

I’ve even had an idea for a tarot card, though with the learning curve even if I did find a copy I do not think I would be ready for this month’s challenge using the carrara program

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Posted: 03 February 2014 01:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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You can download a demo of 8.1 from download.com

http://download.cnet.com/Carrara-8-Pro/3000-6677_4-10782148.html

that will kick start you off wink

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Posted: 03 February 2014 02:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Stezza - 03 February 2014 01:55 AM

You can download a demo of 8.1 from download.com

http://download.cnet.com/Carrara-8-Pro/3000-6677_4-10782148.html

that will kick start you off wink

yeah, but I make it a habit not to install demos as I do not like it when bad uninstalls create registry issues down the road

when I find it at a price I can manage then that will be the time I am supposed to have it, until then daz studio it is

perhaps I can make a hello goodbye themed unusual card image and submit to the pc challenge

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Posted: 03 February 2014 05:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Looks like I’ll be kicking off the WIPs for this one..

the WiPs and non post render probably aren’t in order..

didn’t have much time for this months challenge

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Posted: 03 February 2014 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Stezza - 03 February 2014 05:04 PM

Looks like I’ll be kicking off the WIPs for this one..

Hey, don’t discount the all-Carrara, new and improved, highly competitive Diomede!  I like what your doing.  I think this challenge will bring out some great approaches.  I bet we see some people experiment with the 3D paint tool.

To make my individual card faces for 2-10, I saved a camera position and the production frame.  I’ve made the suit symbols and a box with spline objects.  To change the card, I just duplicate and arrange the suit symbols within the box, and the card numbers in the corners.  I use a white background.  I render to create the image for the card face, then load it to the card soldiers.

More to come on my plans to make the deck “unusual,” beyond just being soldiers.

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Posted: 03 February 2014 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Here is the beginning of the “unusual deck” - a blimp-galleon with and exploding balloon.  The explosion is done with a modifier.  My plan is to have card people having an air battle in galleon-blimps shooting canons at each other.  Because the card people were made and rigged in Carrara, it should be relatively easy to detach the model from the bones, make a few changes, reattach the skeleton, and people the scene.  Of course, such a scene would not be complete without a little swashbuckling.  The plan is to do everything in Carrara.  Now it is a matter of improving all of the elements. 

You will be in awe when you see how these introductory elements are transformed into the final render. 

Good luck everyone.

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Posted: 03 February 2014 08:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Great stuff so far! I’m looking forward to seeing these finished!

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Posted: 04 February 2014 01:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Interesting techniques, well explained, a good use of Carrara features. I think the final renders will be spectacular!

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Posted: 04 February 2014 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Stezza - 03 February 2014 05:04 PM

Looks like I’ll be kicking off the WIPs for this one..

Diomede64 is right. He started it off on page one wink

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Posted: 04 February 2014 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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yeah..

I’ll have to rephrase it to kicking it off at the correct time wink

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Posted: 04 February 2014 06:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Dartanbeck - 04 February 2014 04:46 PM
Stezza - 03 February 2014 05:04 PM

Looks like I’ll be kicking off the WIPs for this one..

Diomede64 is right. He started it off on page one wink

Stezza has built up lots of good will, and was the first to post in regulation time.

More modifier usage - Every ship deck needs plenty of rope.  Here is a simple technique I am using to rig (in the sea sense, not the 3d sense) the sails and masts.  I duplicated a primitive cylinder twice and set them in a tight triangle.  I used a color gradient to apply a brownish-orange texture.  I then used the twist modifier and the bend modifier to make the cylinders look like a length of rope.

I hope this shows some of the people who feel like they are relative beginners that you don’t have to use complex vertex modeling to get interesting results.  Come on in, the water is fine!  Or, air is fine in this case.

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Posted: 04 February 2014 07:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Stezza - 04 February 2014 05:17 PM

yeah..

I’ll have to rephrase it to kicking it off at the correct time wink

Ahhh…I must learn to read everything! LOL

Anyways… bravo on you both! Off to a great start!

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Posted: 04 February 2014 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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I am just getting back into Carrara for some projects I have in mind. This event looks like fun and a great way to learn some new skills.

Here is my WIP for an unusual card game with some unusual cards. “Never Trust a Dragon”

This is just a screen grab as I am working with lighting and some other things. You can ignore the bottom half of the human… none of that will be visible in the final render so I didn’t waste time posing or clothing it.

The cards and the symbols on them were created in Carrara (there is one basic card shape and then four different “suit” symbols - I am guessing this qualifies as at least two items created in Carrara?) Along those lines, does “point at” qualify as use of a modifier?

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Posted: 04 February 2014 10:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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I’m going to make something based on the Heroclix line of TGC.

Here is a start of the base.  Once I make the characters, I’ll then have to make up the names and card info.  I’m thinking of a couple ways I may use the modifiers. 

Now I can use some of that superhero stuff I have.

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