Carrara Challenge #31 Music For My Eyes

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  • VarselVarsel Posts: 574

    Here is a quick comment on modern pop music. 

    Have to replace Loretta, with a more eye-candy girl. Might have to have a ....... got talent competition.

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  • VarselVarsel Posts: 574

    Here is a quick comment on modern pop music. 

    Have to replace Loretta, with a more eye-candy girl. Might have to have a ....... got talent competition.

  • VarselVarsel Posts: 574
    edited February 2017

    When I'm listening to the radio in my car, and the are playing Top 40's , this is something that often pop up in my brain. wink

    Haven't I heard that tune somewhere before ?

    But the girls always looks pretty.

    Everything here is made by me, except the girl and hair and clothing ....

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  • VarselVarsel Posts: 574

    Here are the necessary setup picture.

    The curtains are a vertex model, that I used SoftBody Physics on. Then with the help of some primitives to colide with, I managed to get this shape.

    This shape was then exported out as an .obj, and then imported back into the picture.

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  • PhilWPhilW Posts: 5,114

    Very cool work!

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 12,555

    Excellent work, Varsel.  I remember that Britney Spears canceled a concert appearance because she sprained her ankle, as if that had anything to do with a music concert.   Can't imagine Aretha Franklin canceling a concert over a sprained ankle.

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 18,108

    You most certainly have a gift, Varsel! Rock on!!!

  • PhilWPhilW Posts: 5,114

    Excellent work, Varsel.  I remember that Britney Spears canceled a concert appearance because she sprained her ankle, as if that had anything to do with a music concert.   Can't imagine Aretha Franklin canceling a concert over a sprained ankle.

    Sprained ankle means she can't dance, no dancing means no distraction from the music - and suddenly a thousand people wonder why they liked her in the first place. No-one goes to see Aretha to watch her dance!

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604
    PhilW said:

    Excellent work, Varsel.  I remember that Britney Spears canceled a concert appearance because she sprained her ankle, as if that had anything to do with a music concert.   Can't imagine Aretha Franklin canceling a concert over a sprained ankle.

    Sprained ankle means she can't dance, no dancing means no distraction from the music - and suddenly a thousand people wonder why they liked her in the first place. No-one goes to see Aretha to watch her dance!

    Meeouw      Glad you said it before I was tempted.   

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,513
    Chohole said:
    PhilW said:

    Excellent work, Varsel.  I remember that Britney Spears canceled a concert appearance because she sprained her ankle, as if that had anything to do with a music concert.   Can't imagine Aretha Franklin canceling a concert over a sprained ankle.

    Sprained ankle means she can't dance, no dancing means no distraction from the music - and suddenly a thousand people wonder why they liked her in the first place. No-one goes to see Aretha to watch her dance!

    Meeouw      Glad you said it before I was tempted.   

    Hahaha!  Absolutely the first thing I thought when I read it.

    I don't think I am going to be able to finish this one (I'm having a hard with my idea which I could execute (although not easily) in studio but I don't know that I am going to be able to do it in Carrara.  But I'm going to try and if it doesn't get finished that's okay.

  • chickenmanchickenman Posts: 1,199
    Chohole said:
    PhilW said:

    Excellent work, Varsel.  I remember that Britney Spears canceled a concert appearance because she sprained her ankle, as if that had anything to do with a music concert.   Can't imagine Aretha Franklin canceling a concert over a sprained ankle.

    Sprained ankle means she can't dance, no dancing means no distraction from the music - and suddenly a thousand people wonder why they liked her in the first place. No-one goes to see Aretha to watch her dance!

    Meeouw      Glad you said it before I was tempted.   

    Hahaha!  Absolutely the first thing I thought when I read it.

    I don't think I am going to be able to finish this one (I'm having a hard with my idea which I could execute (although not easily) in studio but I don't know that I am going to be able to do it in Carrara.  But I'm going to try and if it doesn't get finished that's okay.

    If you need help we can always provide input if you would like or need it.

    That is partly what these challenges are for.

  • wgdjohnwgdjohn Posts: 2,634
    I don't think I am going to be able to finish this one (I'm having a hard with my idea which I could execute (although not easily) in studio but I don't know that I am going to be able to do it in Carrara.  But I'm going to try and if it doesn't get finished that's okay.

    Sonja,  Please let us know what you wish to do... just ask and you will get plenty of help I'm sure.  I don't believe anyone keeps secrets here or in any Carrara thread. cheeky

    BTW:  Did you post a WIP yet?  If so let me know so I can go back a see what you have so far.

  • eyeseeeyesee Posts: 172

    Haven't done much modelling so there's just the setup and result. Listening to music at home.

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,513
    edited February 2017

    Thanks everyone. I know you guys are always willing to help.  I 'm having issues even getting started.  I want to do a wall of arched doors that open onto different worlds- with a person in it where the music is flowing from them into the different doorways becasue music to me has always taken me out of my world and into a different place, and depending on what kind of music I am listening to it will take me to a different place or mood.  I can probably manage the wall and the arched doorways but I'm not sure what to do about the worlds inside the doorways ( I thought maybe putting a plane with different images on behind the doors? Can I use text for the notes?

    And that's as far as I got.  I feel a bit overwhelmed and bit like a deer in the headlights lol.  I should probably break it down into pieces so I don't get so overwhelmed and just do one thing at a time.

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  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 18,108

    Thank everyone. I know you guys are always willing to help.  I 'm having issues even getting started.  I want to do a wall of arched doors that open onto different worlds- with person in it where the music is flowing from into the different doorways becasue music to me has always taken me out of my world and into a different place, and depending on what kind of music I am listening to it will take me to a different place or mood.  I can probably manage the wall and the arched doorways but I'm not sure what to do about the worlds inside the doorways ( I thought maybe putting a plane with different images on behind the doors? Can I use text for the notes?

    And that's as far as I got.  I feel a bit overwhelmed and bit like a deer in the headlights lol.  I should probably break it down into pieces so I don't get so overwhelmed and just do one thing at a time.

    Idea:

    For the different worlds, forget entirely (just for pretend!) about the room and the arches and just make one of the worlds that inspires you, and render it in an upright, portrait-style dimension so it's taller than it is wide

    Repeat for each subsequent world

    In the scene with the arches, create a plane and map one of the world renders to it and fit it behind an arch

    Repeat for each subsequent world

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 18,108

    Thank everyone. I know you guys are always willing to help.  I 'm having issues even getting started.  I want to do a wall of arched doors that open onto different worlds- with person in it where the music is flowing from into the different doorways becasue music to me has always taken me out of my world and into a different place, and depending on what kind of music I am listening to it will take me to a different place or mood.  I can probably manage the wall and the arched doorways but I'm not sure what to do about the worlds inside the doorways ( I thought maybe putting a plane with different images on behind the doors? Can I use text for the notes?

    And that's as far as I got.  I feel a bit overwhelmed and bit like a deer in the headlights lol.  I should probably break it down into pieces so I don't get so overwhelmed and just do one thing at a time.

    Idea:

    For the different worlds, forget entirely (just for pretend!) about the room and the arches and just make one of the worlds that inspires you, and render it in an upright, portrait-style dimension so it's taller than it is wide

    Repeat for each subsequent world

    In the scene with the arches, create a plane and map one of the world renders to it and fit it behind an arch

    Repeat for each subsequent world

    Instead of lighting the planes with the worlds on them, in the tab on the right, at the very top, uncheck "Casts Shadows" and "Recieves Shadows"

    in the shader, put the texture map (render of the world) in the Glow channel and adjust the brightness if needed ;)

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 18,108

    Listening to music at home.

    One of my favorite things to do!

    Suggestions to try and compare to this version:

    • Try lowering the bulb lights slightly so the ceiling holes don't interfere too much. 
    • Set the range of each bulb lower, like 7' - 18' according to taste, and set the range fall-off to 100%
    • maybe even give them a slightly more warm (redish orange) color - just slightly
    • Change the Reflection of the window to 4 or less

    Just some ideas - some food (yum!) for thought?

    Haven't done much modelling so there's just the setup and result.

    No modeling required! ;)

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    started my wipsmiley

    Model a simple room for the birthday song
    never really noticed before how helpful the btw button is
    ? a thing on menu named merge coplanar

    not sure if i should delete, backspace, or model, empty ?
    delete!

    model, add thickness, 6 inches (left the floor without thickness)

    didn't want the windows as thick as the walls.
    doh, turn off snap to grid

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  • wgdjohnwgdjohn Posts: 2,634

    Sonja,  I had much the same, ??similar??, thought as Dart.  For the doors you might consider Doubious Hallway if you have it... no arched dorways tho.  I've played with it an you could put in a different floor and hide, not use, what you don't want.  At first I was thinking having ground on the outside but it could be anything... Space render,  Bubling Fires of Hell, Surface of a planet etc. You might even want to add a porch like you likely have already from Darth Diomede's thread for one that opens onto a render as described by Dart.

    Oh... you really must have a Mountain scene... don't show the ground.... just distant mountains... there are quite a few that come with Carrara.  Don't forget about your DAZ content also... I'm thinking of a circular area, can't remember the product, with pillars... the different scenes outside would be on rotated planes which overlap behind each pillar.  Even if it is too large you can scale it down to fit to your liking.

    Fonts are ok!  I'll probably be using one or more.

    Now get going. :)

  • PhilWPhilW Posts: 5,114

    Haven't done much modelling so there's just the setup and result. Listening to music at home.

    It looks nice, but there is a horizontal line (shadow?) running across her hips, and some other shadows in the background which look too sharp. If you try some soft shadows on your lights, I think it would look that bit better - it might take longer to render though, the usual qulity vs time equation with 3D!

  • eyeseeeyesee Posts: 172

    The line is from the sofa I think, as the lights are behind it. But I'll do some tinkering with some new things I learned about setting up lights and see how it turns out.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,513

    Thank you very much everyone!  I do have that hallway and it doesn't have to be arches.  Although I may still give that a go anyway.  And I may have some scenes already rendered that would fit at least some of my thoughts on whats in the doorways. 

  • VyusurVyusur Posts: 2,149
    edited February 2017

    My first entry «Dancing Fleur»

    The only music for my eyes is dance!

     

    Dancing trio consists of Genesis 2 figures – all with custom morphing modeled in Blender. Dancing costume for G2 female, darbuka and stage props are modeled by me from scratch.

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  • VarselVarsel Posts: 574
    edited February 2017

    This is what you get when you are listening to Radio Rock, when you are making pictures about music for a challenge devil

    They only plays AC/DC, Motorhead, Metalica, Ramstein, Judas Priest and ...............

    The figure is G2, with the Viking costume.

    Rest is me.

    Flames are the fire primitive. 

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  • eyeseeeyesee Posts: 172

    2nd Entry same scene with modified lighting.

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,513

    Okay  I can't even start on this until I figure out how to point Carrara to find my content on my external drive.  Right now, its still pointing to C drive and I need it to point the I drive. Does anyone know how I would do that?

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,513

    Oh, never mind I found it.  Wow, that was wayyyy too easy lol.  It never fails though I ask and then I find it two minutes later.  If I don't ask though, I will spend hours searching lol.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,513
    edited February 2017

    Hallway idea was genius...

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  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 18,108

    Wow, Vyusur! Cool freaking render!!! Yikes! Love the lights a Lot!

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 18,108

    Varsel, that gigantic fire primitive makes for a very cool effect!

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