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Is CGPeers down? I haven't been able to access it for the last 24 hours or so; just reformatted so I'm reacquiring all my software.

>not backing it up on an external drive

Yeah, I know
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Dude what? What did you do with the setup files?
Btw cgpeers is down.
Also in the future, just google "is <site>.com down", you can see see if any sites are down in downuptime.com
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yea its down, again.

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Trying to port a hair from another game Fallout 4.

Asked several people, to not much avail...so this is the last place I can ask.

Does 3ds have something like a transorm - apply feature like old Nifskope?

This is what happens:
Pic 1: original nif
Pic 2: Nif when exported directly from 3ds, looks like shit (is there a way to fix this?)
Pic 3: Nif when exported from 3ds, but adjusted to not look like shit, has Z level 120 in nifskope; Causes the goddamn mesh to dissapear when I get close

I'm trying to get a workflow going of fixing a REALLY...
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>>529540
And here's the issue I'm having, at least with the 3rd nif with z level 120:
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>>529540

Nif is the main reason I never bothered modding Bethesda games. Worldspace normal maps are also a pain in the ass. For one of the most modded engines the tools are absolutely atrocious.

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So I was getting started in blender, however there is always part of the image that looks completely horrible. In this case it is the rim of the cup. How does everyone else avoid this?
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All about those UVs mang.
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So do i need to make it so that the edge of the cup takes up more space when uv mapping it? Sorry if this is a stupid question i'm pretty new.
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>>528831
You fucked your UVs up for that piece of the cup. Redo those pieces and then come back to us.

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Piece of shit software.

I Need the list of animators who use this shit software so i can kill them one by one.
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> source filmmaker used advanced tools on noob anon
> advanced tools was super effective!
> anon rekt
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Do you have to own source games for this thing to work?
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>>529720
Nope, just steam

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Anyone here familiar with a .cal model file? I do not know what program to use to open in. Google didn't yield any answers. Any guidance would be appreciated.
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>>529157
have you really typed "3dsmax biped pose adjustment file" in google and didn't get any results ?

also why do you think a 2kb file is a model file ?

from : http://help.autodesk.com/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/MAXScript-Help/files/GUID-0BEE71B1-4C68-4419-959F-0BFBA7ED70B6.htm

>A .cal file is used for processing marker files that require the same adjustment.
i doesn't sound like it will contain any mesh data
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>>529157
I highly doubt they would use autodesk format files in a production game, they are probably engine-specific files, i would think, anyways
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>>529157
https://www.google.ca/#q=thief+dark+engine+cal+file
https://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=1671.0
http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90938

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144469
http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131800
http://dromed.whoopdedo.org/dromed/dromed_toolkit
http://thiefmissions.com/lpg/ViewExe.html

You're a dingus, OP.

bin and cal files are object and pose information for models used in the Dark Engine. There exist tools to convert...
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Who here rolls their own textures from photos?

What gear are you using. What tips can you share?

I've made my own textures from interesting surfaces I've spotted in my day to day travels that I captured with my cellphone camera, which is okay for background stuff and other non-important assets but the limitations really show up on primary focus assets. I've bought a DSLR to be able to capture better, higher resolution images but I'm wondering what lenses I should invest in. What's the best focal length for capturing images to use as tiled texture maps?
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>>527162
/p/ can probably give you more help
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>>527168

Yeah but they're more photo art fags and not /3/ art fags. Street/landscape photography is pretty different I would think from photography that focuses solely on producing texture maps.
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>>527171
Yeah but I'm sure you'd be hard pressed to find someone here that doesn't either paint textures, uses free ones or just uses their phone.

I don't know much about cameras but maybe you would want a macro lens if you want to get something very close or detailed. But like I said I'm not really sure

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For cinema4d idiots out there, how the fuck should I make this mountain flow well from one to the other, I get this one frame at the end that's fucked, as well as it not being the EXACT same spot on both mountains? I'm pretty new to 3D animation, so, pointers welcome.
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>>529650
measure camera locations and reposition it according to measurements
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>>529657
thanks m88
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>>529650
I would of modeled the mountains in a loop like a track with an open area for the camera in the middle, making them flow seamless into each other with the geometry then just animated the camera to spin 360 degrees at the center. Should be naturally seamless after that.

But if you couldn't have done that based on what your doing then >>529657 's method should work.

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Hello gods of 3D. I want to know if theres a way to apply my bump map in Marmoset Toolbag?? I searched about it, but theres no metion avout bumps, only normals, albedo(diffuse), displacement, and reflections map....
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>>529385
>gods of 3D
I think the site you're looking for is callled polycount
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>>529385

Show us the map. I think you mean displacement map.

>>529389

Fuck off.
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bump map don't work in the same way

its like a secondary texture that overlay on the original texture, and its an old tech by now

So I've been trying to work my 2d sketching skills into 3d modeling, and I'm in over my fucking head. When I finally found an app that seemed perfect for my skillset (uMake), I found out that it's iPad only and I am not about to go buy an ipad to do what it is I want. Googling things such as 'draw 3d models' and '3d sketching' bring up the same product pages with no actual insight as to how to make the jump from 2d to 3d. I was wondering if /3/ had any sort of wisdom or insight as to the best track I should be following for drawing(via drawing tablet) a 3d model and learning from there.

From my own delving into the subject, CAD seems to be the keyword I'm looking for, but as I said, I'm in over my head, and haven't seen much in the way of clear answers from google.

To be clear, I want to use my DRAWING TABLET to draw the lines I want to exist as a model. This is where my skillset lies, and finding good tutorials on how to do this has been practically impossible with google shoving product pages in my face with every keyword set I try. So I come to the sages for advice
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The closest thing I can think of is going into blender, switching to a side orthographic camera and manually making new vertices by holding down ctrl and clicking
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>>529502

I'm not really sure what you want. People would usually draw something like pic related and move verts based on all the different views (you can also sculpt).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxGjhzV_Qkk

Maybe that video will help you understand. It's done in Blender but the techniques used are basic 3D modeling
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Despite the notion that going from a 2D sketch to a 3D sketch should be simple and you'd think that this would already exist, there are very few solutions out there. Most CAD programs are are based on either creating from polygons, 'Solid Models' or NURBS curves and surfaces, and in a program like Z-Brush, sculpting.

There are good programs like Blender (which is free) but you are not really "sketching"-- instead you are placing points. If you are 'in over your head' already, then Blender may not be a great option because even though it is very powerful and also free, it has a relatively steep learning curve and is not totally straightforward.

From there you have applications like Moment of Inspiration 3D which is great and will let you sketch with a pen tablet, but all you are sketching is NURBS curves, and again it's not really 'sketching'. Rhino will let you do the similar things, and Rhino is very powerful but has a steeper learning curve. Both of these apps are $300 and $500 respectively.

Form there you have ZBrush which is very powerful and fun to use, but it is sculpting instead of sketching. You could download their 'free version' which is called Scupltris and see if you like the experience. ZBrush doesn't have free trials, but is reasonably priced at $800 for a lifetime license.

This brings me back to uMake. While it does run on an iPad and you have said you are not about to go get an iPad, the cost of the iPad Mini 2 is only $269 now and uMake is free to download and use for most of what you would do with it. Even if you upgraded to an iPad Pro 9.7" with Apple Pencil, you'd be right around the same price as a license for Rhino.

Plus, you could take the iPad anywhere with you and sketch anywhere-- you wouldn't be anchored to your laptop/ sketch tablet/ workstation.

My advice would be to ask a friend who has an iPad if they could download uMake and try it out, and go from there.
Hope that helps :)

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Who here CADCAM? It's probably not 100% related to this board, but there's often overlap as models drawn by 3DCG can be imported and used for toolpath creation or whatever.

Any tips for a beginner like me? Should I invest time into the CAD aspect using some other modeling program? So far I've created all my parts in the MasterCAM software itself and not a dedicated modeling program...
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>>526499

What do you want to do? Also MasterCAM is strictly for machining and geometry can be imported from other CAD programs.

regards, mechanical engineer
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>>526848
Not OP, but I would like to also use CAD software to design aerospace propulsion systems and test them out in Research & Development labs. How would I be able to achieve this?
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>>527089
Wait... you have access to r&d labs but not the required knowledge to create the test subject in CAD?

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this thread is dedicated to critique only
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>>521331
looks unfinshied but overall decent
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No one can really critique it without knowing exactly what it is supposed to be, what it is going to be used for and without seeing the topology.

It's lacking in surface details and the edges of the main shape (handle to magazine) look too square, it's width being so uniform makes it look unnatural.
I'm not buying the trigger at all.
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>>521333
>>521343
i don't want you to critique it i just found a 1 year old gun lying in my folder as excuse to start this thread

HI.
A few days ago i installed runescape and it told me to update my video driver, i click the shit and rune dont work. i uninstall il.

Today i open Rhino 5 and notice that the lines are shittier and pixelated.

Dont know what to do. plz help
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might wanna go see a doctor
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>>529477

You didn't say what card Amd or NVidia. Get GeForce experience and it will download the correct driver for you. Don't know what the Amd equivalent is.
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>>529477
>del C:\Windows\System32
Or rollback your driver.

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So /3/, I'm having a weird issue. I'm trying one of my first non-tutorial pieces in blender, but whenever I switch to edit mode, it will only allow me to edit the last object I had selected. As in my picture, I can't mess with the non-pre selected objects at all. I figure I must have hit a weird setting at some point, can anyone help me set it right?
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It might help if you explain step by step what you try to do.

I don't know how familiar you are with Blender, but you can edit only one object at a time. If you select multiple objects before you go into edit mode, you can only edit the last selected object.

Either join the different objects into one, or select only the object you wish to edit.
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>>529313
Well that's odd, I could have sworn going into object mode allowed you to edit all present objects. Thanks for the answer anyway, like I said, I just got done with a tutorial series, so barely familiar at this point.
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>>529314

Nope, you can't do that :-)

If it helps, you should consider objects as a container that can be modified in simple ways separately from the mesh.

It is possible to switch and change meshes between object, and the mesh will take on the deformation/scale/position of the object.

You can also apply those simple changes, resetting location, rotation and scale to 0, transferring that data to the mesh.

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Hey /3/
Ive been studying modeling and Im stuck with this topology.
Its a cross between a cube and a cylinder, but the problem lies where they encounter, I cant manage to make a clean quad topology.

I already applied a quad chamfer on their edges but I dont really know how to go on. As you can see there are too many tension points where the vertex joins, any solution or tips?

Thanks in advance
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lol you just need to delete the line in the middle of the tip and its all quads
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>>529492
I tried that already but it ends up horrible when applying turbosmooth
I need to move that tension point anywhere else, to the sides maybe
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>>529494
lol just push that vertex up so it doesnt pinch down

I've been making models for a couple months now and I've just started modeling cars, but they seem really tough to get. Pic related is a Miata I'm making, it's been a work in progress for over a week and I just want to get it over with it. Anyone have any tips or advice for modeling cars?
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>literally using subdivisions
You're in for a world of hurt.
Cars are designed using T-splines or NURBs.

Try that instead.
Also consider actually modelling the body seam lines. It may make things easier when the car isn't a single piece.
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>>528506
>T-splines or NURBs
Are they easy to work with in blender as opposed to other programs?
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>>528512
HAHA
NO

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The level design and amount of detail in the levels is just fucking insane, from the celing to the floor. They are just riddled with such a variety of good looking assets, some of the best I've seen actually. Did anybody else in here just take a break to inspect everything?

I get that they have a pretty big team, but I still want to appreciate how good everything looks.
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maybe alot of concept art.

also i think the levels are mapped before any artist start making assets
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>>528772
Yeah, I believe this is the case in all video games.

A level designer will start blocking out areas for play-testing and progressively they will add detail as it is made by the artists.
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Doom's level of detail is really inconsistent. In hell in particular, there's only a handful of areas I can think of in any of the hell stages that stand out as anything other than a muddy, Unreal 3 looking cave or catacomb.

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> buying software
wew lad
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Of course not.

They officially state in their EULA that you should not sculpt penises and titties with it since this is against their believes.

Total deal breaker.
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>>527148

How would they know if you used their software?

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Hey guys, pls help. I keep getting this list of errors after I rebuild the lighting in UE4. all of them having something to do with "overlapping UVs"
I don't understand what that means and how to fix it... how are my UVs overlapping? since there is nothing complex on my scene i simple unwraped it all by adding a "uv map" on it setting it to plane, box or cylinar (depending on what the object is) then adjusting the gizmo to fit the texture.

is that wrong?
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Are you using some jenky imported model?
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>>529076
>jenky imported model

what do you mean?

if you're asking if i downloaded my models, its a no. i made them all.
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this is how the models start looking.

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What /is/ zbrush? What is it for? Is it just for sculpting an already created model? I'm a newb, just been working in blender so far, but I'm curious since I see it mentioned a lot.
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you start from a shape (from a library that can be expanded) and shape it like clay into super high detail meshes tham can be exported in a lowerpoly mesh with a normalmap simulating the highpoly verticles

sorry im drunk
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>>529319
>$795
I don't know how long it's going to take for me to not be surprised at production software prices.
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zbrush is solely for high levels sculpting (millions of polygons).

you can sculpt in blender as well, but you need a good grasp of the controls.
however zbrush have a big learning curve

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Why is sketchup so shitty for modelling? I keep receiving models from clients made in this crap and the normals are everywhere except where they need to be.

I'm getting to a point where I might start refusing working with models made in this crap because this happens every fucking time

Is the program to blame or do people messing with it have excessive cromossomes?

Pic related
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>>528137
Looks like someone didn't take care to make sure they were working with the right side faces.

This is very easy to fix in sketchup.

On the toolbars to the right, look for the styles tab. Now go into edit and you will see the different view modes. What you want to do is turn on the view that only shows front face and back faces, then just go through the model and flip the faces the right way.

This isn't a problem with sketchup but a problem with amateurs not being able to le as an such a...
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>>528137
>>528239
heres a pic
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>>528239
Can you explain what the right side faces are for? I accidentally clicked to this board and I use sketchup for my job but it pretains to the program itself just for a model and textures to render a simple 3d structure to show off (like stuff you would see on tv, and in board meetings) never heard of this and ive been trained to use sketchup... So the right faces are what? All facing one direction? Or facing a particular direction like north?

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What do you think of this dank 3D chilean animation?

I think it's kicking rad.
How can I learn to make awesome animations like these?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsaABPylPl0
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>>525768
Lol, I didn't know chileans still had cigarette commercials.
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>>525768
That song gave me cancer.
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>>525768
>Chilean
I'm not going to watch that. They might steal my internet.

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>tfw girl has better 3DCG skills than you
REEEE THE WOMEN ARE TAKING OVER I WANT MY PATRIARCHY BACK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvTvgj69azc
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jesus christ finally. its a sausagefest in where I work. We need much more boobs than this.
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not bad, love to see something made completely from scratch.
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>>522970
Did she model all of that by herself??

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So I'm trying to make my first character model, following a tutorial. But as it's gone on, I've noticed I've got there weird sections where the model itself seems to grow past and obscure the edges and vertices, as opposed to the smooth model shown in the video I''m following. How do I fix that?
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ctrl+a then ctrl+n maybe?
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>>528189
Didn't work, unfortunately.
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thats just what sub div does

waste of a thread.

Hey there! i'm serious about this so dont use the time to blame me for this!

18+!
In interested in making 3d sex novels whit 3d pictures. im asking what program to use? (daz3d, poser) and where i get 3d models of girls, guys and loli's.
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Pretty much just Daz/Poser
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>>529023
and all the models they have, have the made their under parts on them as well?
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>>529024
Some of them have official genitals, others with more "details" can be found too. kickass has loads of anything you'd want if you search for DAZ3D

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Thoughts on the Tubular X's? How to work into a fit?
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wrong board my bad
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>>527541
Lets moddel those Tubular X's!
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Working on a Jordan 1 model atm

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Hey /3/ So I'm new to rigging, and I'm making a giant, cartoon-ish, disgusting foot for a video game.

I'm having trouble figuring out how to make an IK rig for it. I want to have controls to fold the foot inwards from each side, or have each toe's root effect the other toes roots much like on a real foot, but I don't really know how.

Any tips on rigging in general would be appreciated.
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>>529058
feet don't use IK sempai

> have each toe's root effect the other toes roots much like on a real foot

Just animate that
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>>529058

Try a "copy rotation" constraint
Make the daddy toe control bring the other toes up as far as you'd like.
to make toes spread you can make the toes rotate in the opposite direction.

You can always animate the constraint slider if you ever need more freedom for your toe stubbign animations
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If you add more geometry to the toes and the area above (between the ball and toes) you can just use corrective blend shapes to add in the deformation.

Hello, young architect here.
I'm planning to make a series of photogrammetry old churches scans, using Agisoft, then retopo in zbrush (and map extraction) or topogun and place them to Unity3d engine for a virtual experience.
I'm looking for a good 3d scanner, pic related.
Maximum distance is for this one 130 meters which is ok.
BUT! If you have better suggestions or have experience with that kind of hardware, please tell me. Anything helps.
Money is not a problem, but I want to be reasonable, I don't want to go overkill.
Thanks!
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>>528284
You will get better results modelling then yourself
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why not just buy a Drone and fly around it and then use photoscan ?
What are you trying to achieve with the Scanner ?
>>everything can be done with usual Photos
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>>528365

Do think a good drone for exterior photogrammetry and a good canon camera with a tripode for interior is a more logic solution?

We are trying as a architectural/archeological office to do a photogrammetry of a huge number of old churches and monuments in greece, over 3 years. I thought a combination of 3D scanner and a state-of-art drone can speed our workflow up.
Seriously, money is not a problem, time is.

What should i 3d print today
Op will deliver!

https://www.thingiverse.com/
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>>528020
a 3d penis
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>>528020
this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:35798
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I have a 3d printer too.

We could have a thread like: faggots upload their models, we 3d print them in a 1h print

Sounds fun?

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I'm curious to hear some thoughts on this and how much overlap you think there is.

I started out as a modeler/generalist but before I got to a professional level I switched to FX. I've been working in the industry now for a year as a Houdini FX artist at a big studio. FX can be very challenging and that part is fun and great, but I am yearning for more design and creative work vs being the guy making huge technical setups that take weeks and weeks. I would like to also work from home instead of going to a studio for 10 hours every day.

Luckily my modeling...
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If you really want to and have saved up enough money then I'd take that year off and study towards your goal. You're right, as a concept designer, your drawing skills have to go up. Especially those traditional fundamentals are important. If you want my advice, buy both books by Scott Robertson and study them until you feel more comfortable with your drawing and perspective sketching skills. This won't take you the whole year, so make sure to learn about anatomy, too. And pictorial composition. Your Maya skills could be useful for quick environment layouts.

In the end it's all about you, if you feel like you can't see yourself in a future as an FX artist and want to switch gears, then go for it, you don't have anything to lose, every skill you gain will help you.

Realistically, you'd have to put insane hours into that year to be able to compete as a freelancer. I'd advise against that, your health is more important than learning 16 hours a day.

The rest is up to you.
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Just don't shoot yourself in the foot. Begin learning/improving your skills while you are still working at your FX job and then, when you already have a secure foot in the water and you feel it's time, make your move.
Be patient and smart and it should be fine.
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OP here, I am in fact trying to learn on the side in the meantime. I have been drawing consistently for 3 months now after work and on weekends, maybe missed only a couple of days. Ive started with figures though, portraits really interest me so faces first and I think once i can draw a good likeness of a figure with volume and not like a photocopy then ill move into scott robertson and try to do guns, cars, aircrafts and then finally environments before...
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Is it viable for indie dev? Is there anything better at a similar price point?

Also, is 3DCoat a sufficient alternative to ZBrush for broke-ass garage devs?
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>Is there anything better at a similar price point?
cheaper even
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>>528691
Good joke.
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t. Autodesk employee


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