Carrara Challenge #62 "Clowns and Other Circus Stuff" -

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543

    Stezza said:

    Opt In

    using G1 and clown suit retextured and used Carrara Earth and I modelled the crown hat & phone, and brushes for smoke & fireworks in PSE22

     

    now why does that remind me of Johnny Depp :)

    where do I collect my billion by the way ? ;)

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543
    edited April 24

    spent a while designing the characters , now I have to put them in a scene

     

    the two outside ones are mainly m4 bodies morphed without vraiment - bar the shoes (by Varsel)  and the collar things (cybertenko in the main) - and the round stick on nose - and the mad hatter hat ////

    the bright colours are carrara procedural shaders

    the first image is with a little toon pro 111 (Carrara's native one) 

     

     

     

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543
    edited April 24

    Clowns Sans Frontears/Clowns to The rescue

     

     

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,179
    edited April 25

    Headwax - amazing characters.  time well spent.  so glad to have clowns without frontiers to come to the rescue.  Tremendous.

    Thanks for the comment on my clown model.  Many times, the joy I get from the challenges is the journey and not the final image.  This is one of those times.  I took the next steps.  The clown is now UVMapped and boned.  Hopefully, my next work in progress will be improving on the shaders, which at the moment are flat colors by shading domain.  I think I will try the 3D paint tool for the facial makeup.

     

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  • SyezzaSyezza Posts: 6,895
    edited April 25

    used Comic Life to use the images rendered in Carrara.... laugh

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543

    Diomede said:

    Headwax - amazing characters.  time well spent.  so glad to have clowns without frontiers to come to the rescue.  Tremendous.

    Thanks for the comment on my clown model.  Many times, the joy I get from the challenges is the journey and not the final image.  This is one of those times.  I took the next steps.  The clown is now UVMapped and boned.  Hopefully, my next work in progress will be improving on the shaders, which at the moment are flat colors by shading domain.  I think I will try the 3D paint tool for the facial makeup.

     

     

    thank you Ted, yes the joy is often in the journey rather than the destination ,

    great job on the unvees and boning - looking forward to the face painT

    !

     

     

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543

    Stezza said:

    used Comic Life to use the images rendered in Carrara.... laugh

     

     

    truly scarey Stezza, you know what they say about clowns that play with fire? They end up burning the house down ;)

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543
    edited April 25

    Ode to Z

    When you're down in troubles

    And you need some love and care

    And nothing, nothing is going right

    Close your eyes and think of us

    And soon we will be there

    To brighten up even your darkest night

    Adapted from Carole King ("You've got a friend" 1971)

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  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 33,375

    heartlaugh love them both

  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 5,819

    Stezza - love the Billions one !!!

    Headwax - you are getting plenty of mileage from those clowns, long table is my fave !!!

    Diomede - impressive modelling skills you have !!! Looking forward to where your journey takes you !

    Wendy got time for a not an entry ?

  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 5,819
    edited April 25

    Arms Dealers Incorporated

    WIP

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,179
    edited April 25

    All - loving all these themes, forum regulars.  Carrara will express!

    Stezza - wonderful comic.  Scary clown character.  Energetic comic layout.  Funny.

    Headwax - Carole King adapted equals excellence.  Z placement is cool.  Happens that I am deep in another mark of Z, the 12 chapter Republic serial Zorro Rides Again (1937) starring John Carroll, Duncan Reynaldo and Noah Beeery.  Timeless messages in entertainment.

    Bunyip - Speaking of timeless messages in entertainment, the almighty dollar sign is right up there with Bob Ross's almighty brush.  Love the expressiveness of the pose.

     

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,179
    edited April 25

    Here is my next step, using the 3D paint tool to create the face paint for the clown.  I am so far behind y'all.  But, will continue plodding along.  NOTE - I saved the face paint out as a PNG file but Carrara gave me an unexplained error when I started a new file and loaded the new texture map to the face and lips shader domains.  I was able to work around the problem by loading the png in an image editor and then saving as jpg.  Seems strange that Carrara has trouble loading an image created and saved by Carrara, but the fix was easy enough.

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  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 3,261

    Thanks for the good words, Bunyip and Stezza.

    Stezza said:

    all the titles have been taken already... waow, quick as!

    great image @UnifiedBrain as usual .... I was going to use that title for mine... I still might as it's the clown thing to do..

    Feel free to use that title.  For that matter, we could call this Challenge "Send In The Clowns," and we would all come up with something totally different.

    Looks like this theme is popular, as the thread has erupted with creative clown images.  Sorry for the impersonal "well done everyone," but that is all I have time for at the moment.  Hopefully can do individual comments later.

     

  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 5,819
    edited April 25

    Clownfish

    WIP

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  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 5,819
    edited April 26

    Clownfish Take 2

    WIP

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543

    WendyLuvsCatz said:

    heartlaugh love them both

     

    that's because you have taste and style :) :)

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543

    Bunyip02 said:

    Arms Dealers Incorporated

     

    WIP

    Render

    Thanks for the kind comment .

    Ah the beauty of money - it's like a james bond add!!

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543

    Diomede said:

    Here is my next step, using the 3D paint tool to create the face paint for the clown.  I am so far behind y'all.  But, will continue plodding along.  NOTE - I saved the face paint out as a PNG file but Carrara gave me an unexplained error when I started a new file and loaded the new texture map to the face and lips shader domains.  I was able to work around the problem by loading the png in an image editor and then saving as jpg.  Seems strange that Carrara has trouble loading an image created and saved by Carrara, but the fix was easy enough.

     

    Great job on the face - it's terrific to see Carrara being used ashe was intended. All those hidden corners waiting to be explored

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543

    Bunyip02 said:

    Clownfish

     

    WIP

    Render

     

    nice bit of lateral thinking - would never have thought of that!!

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,543

    Bunyip02 said:

    Clownfish

     

    WIP

    Render

     

    nice bit of lateral thinking - would never have thought of that!!

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,179

    Appreciate the comment, Headwax.  Yes, I am going to try to do an animation with my own figures.  We shall see.

    Bunyip - Great idea for the clownfish. I would never have thought of it, either.  Like how you have the hair floating.

     

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,179
    edited April 27

    I am still inching along.  Here is a second clown model.  Slapstick is often better with at least two performers.  Going for the classic one-thin and one-pudgy performance team, from Laurel and Hardy to Abbott and Costello.  The second clown is modeled from the same base as the first, but not done as a morph.  They are each stand alone figures with their own uvmaps.  I have not boned or done the face paint for the second clown yet.  I will start with the same skeleton as the first and it will be a matter of lengthening and adjusting some bones, but the basics will remain the same.

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  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 5,819

    Diomede said:

    I am still inching along.  Here is a second clown model.  Slapstick is often better with at least two performers.  Going for the classic one-thin and one-pudgy performance team, from Laurel and Hardy to Abbott and Costello.  The second clown is modeled from the same base as the first, but not done as a morph.  They are each stand alone figures with their own uvmaps.  I have not boned or done the face paint for the second clown yet.  I will start with the same skeleton as the first and it will be a matter of lengthening and adjusting some bones, but the basics will remain the same.

    Making progress !!!

  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 3,261

    Bunyip02 said:

    Clownfish

    WIP

     

    Well, you beat me to it. :)  I assume that you checked Daz for clown assets, and this turned up as something that you owned.  That's how i discovered it.  Pretty much nothing else turned up for me, as I apparently haven't collected any clown stuff.  Fortunately, we have Carrara to either make or adjust other stuff to create clown gear.

    Nice render.  I hope to do a clownfish render myself.  Too many ideas, too little time.

  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 3,261
    edited April 27

    Stezza said:

    Used Harpet the clown and G2 with a retextured suit.

    Send in the Clowns

    Odd but striking render.  Harpert has gotta be the best 3D clown product.  So emotive, although you didn't use his face.  Still, killer shoes. :)

    I hope to make a similar looking character using M3 morphs.

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  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 3,261

    Headwax said:

    Ode to Z

     

    Wow, that is a long table! :)  Cool render, and creative clowns.  Those colors really shock the eye.

  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 3,261

    Diomede said:

    Thanks for the comment on my clown model.  Many times, the joy I get from the challenges is the journey and not the final image.  This is one of those times.

    I agree, you do seem to like the journey.  In the early Challenges, these were called WIP's for a reason.  Nowadays, most people just post a final version.

    It is impressive how easily that you can create and bone characters.

    Glad that you continue to post versions, and share your processes.  I change my mind so frequently, that versions would be obsolete almost before I posted them. :)

  • SyezzaSyezza Posts: 6,895
    edited April 28

    I think most people are the only ones who post anything these days .... cool

    which brings me to my next image laugh

    the Draughts Champ

    modelled all the props in the scene apart from the figures.

    You can download the room and table & chairs to see the modelling and how I put it together even the simple lighting setup,.. you can even experiment with it. I didn't include the draught set as I think that's available in the Wacky Modelling thread.

    for the figures I used Harpet from Renderosity and M4 and Dead from I can't remember angel

     

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  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 3,261
    edited April 28

    Harpert looking good!  Wish the render was bigger, as it looks like you portrayed a particular character pretty accurately.

    Had to look up "draughts." :)

     

    Below is a portrait somewhat inspired by Harpert, followed by how it looked before applying the GMIC filters.

     

    After the Big Show

     

    I used M3, the M3 Morphing Hat, and GMIC plugin for Carrara (thank you Philemo).  Painted some textures with PSE beforehand.  No postwork.

     

    How the render looked before applying GMIC

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