Art ? From the cheapskate ? You're joking, aren't you ? The only thing you'll find here is cra

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  • HylasHylas Posts: 2,931
    edited January 23

    p. cheeky

    3dcheapskate said:

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    So much great work, as always! Love your Ghost Rider and Conan* in particular

    * Hey, Daddy!

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598
    edited January 24

    Hylas said:

    3dcheapskate said:

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    So much great work, as always! Love your Ghost Rider and Conan* in particular

    * Hey, Daddy!

    Thank you laugh

    P.S. It appears that you've joined the select few whose posts have by chance started a new page on this thread, i.e. Sven Dullah on page 3Novica on page 4, IceDragonArt on page 7, and now Hylas on page 12.
    Now you may have noticed that the final letter is missing from the current thread title "
    Art ? From the cheapskate ? You're joking, aren't you ? The only thing you'll find here is cra" - most people will subconciously add a 'p'.
    But if you click one of the page links (at the top or bottom of each page) and find yourself on a page where the first post is by the cheapkate, e.g. page 2, you'll find that this is not the case...
    So if any of the select few wish to add an alternative ending to the current thread title then you're most welcome - simply edit the post of yours that happened to start a new page. (I used heading 1 and bold for mine).
    Of course, at some unforeseen time the thread title will change again and the title endings will no longer make any sense - but who cares ? This is high art ! Performance art with audience participation ! ...

    ...or perhaps it's just cra...

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598

    Hoist by my own petard ! laugh

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598

    Sven Dullah said:

    Ok, fixed p3, again, *sigh*

    That's my cue to change the title again ! winkdevil

    (Can you tell I'm bored?)

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598
    edited February 9

    Anybody care to guess what I'm playing with / trying to do here ?

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  • Sven DullahSven Dullah Posts: 6,133

    Is that the famous cra?

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598
    edited February 9

    Could be, but I don't play with cra - it's highly combustible and explodes on contact with water. Or was that potassium ? Or maybe I'm thinking of depth charges ? Or ungreased walruses. I digress.

    But that's an interesting idea, it could be rabbit cra, cos that does comes in little round pellets. But I can't imagine why I'd be playing with rabbit cra - it doesn't have much use, apart from filling little brown paper bags*

     

    *my grandfather used to collect it in little brown paper bags when we went for walks in the countryside. One of his favourite jokes would be to ask later  "Would you like a sweet?" while proffering a little brown paper bag...

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  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 5,406

    I say coal for a steam engine.

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598
    edited February 10

    Coal ? Could be that too. I like playing with coal and it tastes good too !

    But no. 

    Another clue (or 2 or 3) ? See the attached pictures...

    Yes, I'm trying to bake my own seamless* gravel textures using Blender 2.79b**. But baking the displacement is turning out to be a problem because it's not the usual baking a high res model to a low res model. What I have is a couple of hundred individual pebble meshes that I dropped into an invisible tray, so it's 3-5 pebbles deep, and I'm baking that to a flat plane via an orthogonal camera. And no matter what I try with the distance and bias settings for the displacement bake I get a wonky bake.

    That's why I took a break and imported the OBJ into Poser, just to see what it looked like.

     

    *Not seamless yet I know, but I know how to do that because I did something similar 9 years ago...

    **Blender 2.8 told me my laptop was too crappy and refused to run. My laptop crashed a few months later, I did a fresh reinstall of Win 10, and Blender 2.9 actually runs on it. But my laptop doesn't like it and starts getting rather hot, so I'm stuck at 2.79b.

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598
    edited February 10

    Worked out the problem baking the displacement - it seems to be a matter of scale. My tray of gravel was about 10 units by 10. I reduced it to about 1x1 and it baked fine. Here's a screenshot to remind me:

    And applying the result to a single face (yes, just 4 vertices) in Poser Firefly (DS 3Delight should work too, but Poser Superfly and DS Iray won't cos they don't do micropolygon displacement):

    That does indeed look rather like coal to me - thanks mainly to the unintentional displacement-step artefacts I think. Here's the Poser shader, should be easy to knock up something similar in DS 3Delight

    I've also attached the baked displacement. It doesn't cover the full dynamic range, so my distance/bias settings for the Blender bake were probably a bit high

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598

    And here's a few Poser Firefly renders, each using a single image into a single PoserSurface input

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598
    edited February 10

    DS 3Delight seems to produce nasty sharp bits if I use a nice big displacement...

    (Must be mini fir-trees between the nano-hobbit micro-hillocks)

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598
    edited February 11

    Ice Islands In Space...

     

    You can walk between the planets on them - but be careful not to slip off !

     

     

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 2,598
    edited March 12

    Well, it seems that nobody's interested in my coal baking or ice islands (I can't say I blame you - I found those rather dull too) so yes, it's time for another piece of the more usual cra from yours truly. 

    For this one I think I like the title...

    Caught...

     

     

    "Hi Lil', Evie said you might be dropping by. Are the lads coming on down too?"

    Evie is of course Evangeline, who anybody who's been paying attention will no doubt recognise (for those who haven't, see below, then put this dunce's cap on and go and stand in the corner facing the wall while the rest of us try to quietly sneak out while stifling our giggles).

     

    Lil' is of course Evie's cousin Liliana Lith, part time exotic dancer at the Six Aces Casino.

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  • Sven DullahSven Dullah Posts: 6,133

    Some nice pieces of cra you've got therewink

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