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Posted: 26 October 2012 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 256 ]
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Just in case any of you folks are interested in playing with new stuff,...

Pycloid “beta” for carrara is available

it’s an enhanced particle system, including fluids..

you can read about it here….

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/10339/

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Posted: 26 October 2012 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 257 ]
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lol, downloaded the zip to my android hours ago, still have not added it to my desktop, got lots of things I need to get off my tablet to use!

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Posted: 26 October 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 258 ]
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HI Wendy smile

LOL .. I just knew you’d have it… smile

It’s quite fun to play with, and nice to watch, ..but some of the settings seem a bit strange, and I don’t see a way to start it emitting before the animation begins. .. early days.

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Posted: 26 October 2012 12:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 259 ]
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busy rendering something lengthy at the moment, I say moment but more like 24hours!! 2hours in.
massive scene complete Moonshine diner with animated skeletons in all the seats and 41lights and the 41st is replicated a hundred times along the neon sign outline
some skeletons are replicated but at least 28 unique figures.
actually rendering surprisingly quick considering (2min per frame)

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Posted: 26 October 2012 04:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 260 ]
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What? You’re not gonna entertain us with one of your “example/intro” animaions, are you, Andy? raspberry

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Posted: 26 October 2012 04:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 261 ]
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I still get a chuckle out of this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AMRd08KOEU

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Posted: 26 October 2012 09:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 262 ]
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Well, the Bridge thing worked and then I just flattened the polys it made. But after I bridged, it made weird lines. I don’t know what they are, but I can’t select them to delete them.

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Posted: 27 October 2012 06:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 263 ]
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I don’t use wings3D but it looks like some edges or vertices have been bridged to the bottom part somewhere.

You could make this part in Carrara’s Spline or vertex modeller.

Also, if you have a vector drawing program, and can export AI or EPS, then you can draw the shape,. and import that into the spline modeller, then give it depth

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Posted: 27 October 2012 06:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 264 ]
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I’m still trying to figure out what all the controls in Pycloid do,. then I’ll make a couple of clips.
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Posted: 27 October 2012 06:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 265 ]
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Oh, c’mon, Andy. You can figure anything out with just a look.  raspberry

What vector program did you use?

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Posted: 28 October 2012 06:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 266 ]
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HI Jacob smile

I use a program called Xara designer pro,. but you could also use Photoshop or (I think) paint-shop pro, and Gimp, since they all have “pen” tools to allow you to draw vector line shapes.and should be able to export as EPS

but… you don’t “need” to do it that way, it’s just a quick way to import the shape.
You can draw directly in the spline modeller in Carrara, and you can refine the shape using the little bezier handles on each vertex.
Once the basic shape is created,. you can adjust the extrusion depth by adjusting the default line on the floor, and you can Add bevels,. or you can convert it into a Vertex model,. instead of a spline,. then edit it further in the vertex modeller.

it’s just a quicker way to get that basic shape, without the struggle.

Another way would be to use a “path Sweep” in the vertex modeller,. you’d make a rectangle, and then a curvy line shape.
You’d select the rectangle,. then click on the Path sweep tool,. and then select the curvy line,. and it’ll make a new shape by extracting the rectangle shape along the curvy line path.

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Posted: 28 October 2012 09:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 267 ]
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I simply can’t find the Pen tool. But i only have PSE7.

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Posted: 28 October 2012 10:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 268 ]
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Changing the shader on the pycloid preset examples seems to break them

LightofHeaven - 05 November 2012 11:05 PM

What’s the best way to make a string tied through a hole?

probably drawing a polyline through it in the assembly room with the spanner icon clicky clicked, then you could extrude a tiny shape along it.
hope you see this, I am avoiding addict status, will mention on Skype.

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Posted: 29 October 2012 05:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 269 ]
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Hi Wendy smile

I also got some errors just loading a couple of the sample files,.. strange.

I was trying to build up particles, filling a glass, and I can see that it’s possible, but it seems to take a long time before they start to build,.. I’m probably doing something wrong.


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I’m not sure if PS elements has the pen tool, but it should be in the main toolbar. ..pic

 

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Posted: 05 November 2012 11:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 270 ]
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What’s the best way to make a string tied through a hole?

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