!READ THIS FIRST! Q&A/FAQs--> http://pastebin.com/razBGdu2
This thread is for the posting, sharing, and discussion of anything 3D mlp.
Feel free to ask questions or provide feedback and critique, preferably the useful type.
3DAnon's Ponies: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/6se1gqaq9x81u/Pony
3dAnon's EQG Models
Rainbow Dash: http://www.mediafire.com/download/a8tkrolpyvknnck/RainbowDash_1-1.7z
Sunset Shimmer: http://www.mediafire.com/download/44e7qvx6ymfweoo/SunsetShimmer_1.0.7z
Pinkie Pie: http://www.mediafire.com/download/mydyyrdozfzj2b0/PinkiePie_1-1.7z
Other models (Including nude and Pony) are linked in the pastebin.
SFM/GMOD ADDED (See pastebin)
Awesome As I Want to Be. FINISHED https://youtu.be/SYWU8Fw45Zg
Very High Bitrate HQ/HD Video: http://www.mediafire.com/download/p6gz2n6mxn197ji/HighQualityVideo.zip
>What program do I need?
Well, these models are made with Blender. (Blender.org) SFM ports are on the to-do list. Be patient.
>i-is it really that easy?
>Ok, how does one use Blender?
Look at CGCookie or Blender Guru for the best tutorials.
Tutorials for Beginners:
Download that shit
Make this shit
Then watch and create this shit
Base Pony modelling
Last thread: https://archive.moe/mlp/thread/22543296/
ITT: We're currently making assets for the MLP world. Check the pastebin for everything we have done, and also some general information on the thread.
Current projects in the works:
Anonymous EQG model
Rarity - 3Danon, of course
Twilight's Castle Meeting Room - collab, but mainly 3Danon
3D MLP website - Shpoople
Fleur De Lis base mesh
More bump images
Maxon Cinema 4D conversion
Various animation projects
mk, I dont have much time rn, but once im through these next two weeks I should have much more free time.
I'd have to learn my around the new programs and learn the terminology, but after that I should be good to help with converstions.
If you know any other programs that colleges might give out for free that you need rigged up let me know and I'll look into downloading it.
It doesn't even deserve a reply, guys.
Ideally, you would want Blender and GIMP. They're both free and get the job done. Photoshop would be better, but for simple things, gimp is great.
I heard. Changed it already.
If you can get them perfectly ported into Maya and back, that'd be fantastic. We've been waiting since thread 3 or so for someone to pull that off.waiting
Can someone make something cute? I'm a poor sod that's really down on my luck as of late. Perhaps seeing something made for me might help raise my spirits.
I'm not going to linger so I can't go into details.
email@example.com send me details if you need me to just do bitch work liek that. I've got a custom rig built up for editing work so I'll definitely be able to help with that shit.
Nothing at all. I'll need instructions if you want me to accelerate processes like that.
Consider me green as can be for the time being.
this is my rig. There are none like it and it is mine.
to add, I'll be very good at uninvolved workloads. As I'm swamped with work for the time being and will be for at least 2 weeks.
And I have an internship this summer, so I'm not sure how much I'll be able to do then.
Gaymen :^) well... I used too... Fucking labs.
Yea sure. Just email me me jobs and details and I'll be able to queue them up once I get back to my dorm tomorrow.
Visiting my folks right now.
Looks like I'll be the resident /g/entleman.
yes then can. OpenCL/GL mean anything to you?
He's not wrong about the power, but Its more the time I have that's good.
And wtf program are you using that doesnt respect the Open standards?
Mercury Graphics Engine supports GCN
his rig actually isn't that powerful, its only an i5 and the 2 7950's are generation old upper mid-range cards
he could help with rendering, but his cards are useless(AMD)
no renderers for blender have openCL support, mainly due to driver issues from AMD
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It looks like hell now, but imagine a row of frames needed, frames render being updated, and all that good stuff.
I was looking to use Ae and Maya.
As I was talking about earlier, I may be able to help port rigs into Maya if I get the chance to learn the workings of the program and the workflow required to do so.
not looking to start a circle jerk so I'll just ignore the Nvidia shilling.
Holy fuck man. How can people use something like that?
I'm on Win8.1 BTW. So I guess I'm going to have a lot of fun trying to get Blender not to be a massive pile of dogshit outside of Unix.
dogshit being a relative term
Oh my sweet Jesus.
So, just add name and rig specs to list?
Yea, I use the MGE for PP on Pr. It mostly uses the CPU which is kind of a bitch.
I'll remove the OC to get you guys better quality. I've noticed that it has a tendency to create artifacts in some workloads.
Anyone know of any programs that support QuickSync encoding? Shit's fucking fast with OBS. Looks like Hell, but fucking fast.
No, that was a month back. But yeah, if we are ever rendering a large project, it will most likely be set up this way. Rendering device(s) (GPU or CPU), Name for thread, and then either you take frames from the 'frame pile' or 3Danon allocates some, depending on rendering device power.
Why not use ffmpeg for encoding? It gives you a bunch of codecs and lets you encode image sequences. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend streaming codecs that go more for speed than quality.
Alright, so for the time being, I guess my rig is mostly useful for Adobe and OpenCL/GL workloads.
ffmpeg is slow as fucking ass compared to MGE. And it has less features than the Adobe Media Encoder.
FUCK OFF FREETARD NVIDOIT SHILL.
Havent been to /g/ have you lol
I know man. Dont worry. I live that struggle daily.
this guy gets it.
Wasnt my intention.
If I may speak for the other /g/ peeps, we're talentless hacks waiting for work.
Kinda like the IT department.
Well we'll need any help we can get. Once the project is done and the project files are distributed, we all choose a shot and render it. Best computers choose biggest files, laptops and consoles choose smaller files.
Well the main issue is that Maya and Blender are two very different programs that can accomplish the exact same thing based on how much you know. Why do you want to move the rigs to Maya anyways?
actually, that's a good question. What do we even consider the best FiM song?
Hearts Strong as Horses
Nothing else comes even remotely close
If we get a good set of the basic hair and face shapes down than it should go much smoother.
Especially for something like AtG which had like 8 different bg ponies max.
Giggle at the Ghosties is the only one that comes to mind.
Are you a spy?
actually, wasn't there that one guy who was making a bunch of hair presets for us to make a bunch of different ponies with? or was that for ponyham's models?
3Danon ought to make a guide for making our own ponies
I finally made a mouth on this damn thing that I can live with; though, it's probably still shit.
I made a Braeburned-accurate head/cock if you guys for drawing/reference/printing/modelling purposes
Here's the latter for nsfw reasons:
as do I. I dont see the problem. I have a old ass mid 2010 mbp and its still okay.
Granted I updated the ram and HDD to 8gb and a Scorpio black respectively.
depends on the MBP. some of them are breddy gud for mild content creation.
Well I never it was cause for an issue. On old macbooks you actually can upgrade to an SSD, but on newer ones everything is locked down.
However, I thoroughly enjoy my macbook pro (2013) mainly because of its trackpad. I tried many other laptops before buying *another* macbook pro, and none of them could beat the macbook's trackpad. While you may be like "B-BUT YOU CAN'T CUSTOMIZE IT, WHY WOULD YOU BUY IT JUST FOR A TRACKPAD YOU STUPID APPLEFAG", but my logic is that you will be using that trackpad a metric shitton, and like buying a good matress, it was worth the investment.
>all these appleshills
I've used apple's trackpad and keyboard several times and I really don't understand the appeal. The keyboard keys and the pad "click" are just too hard.
It's more the responsiveness of the trackpad that sells it to me, something about using it in blender and rotating the camera with velocity that just feels natural, whereas with other trackpads it feels more like I'm executing a function instead of a natural feel, as if it's like "Okay so he put two fingers on the thing and moved them up a centimeter, so make the scrollwheel go up.
The answer is yes, but due to it being a static video, it is disorientating. The 3d works though.
Something involving the mane 6, but doesn't NEED the other background ponies in the scene.
But if that can't be done, I'd ask for
something like that towel scene. Fucking unf.
Winter Wrap Up is probably a top choice.
Smile^3 is meh. I wouldn't do it.
Not a ponkafagAnd it focuses on one pony. A mane 6 option would be better.
At the Gala I didn't really favor. I doubt I'm the only one. And it would require the dresses.
That a CMC song. We need a Mane 6 song.
Giggle At the Ghosties; Ponka song again.
Only RD and FS, and you'd need pet models.
Apple family/Ponka song.
>>22602373 >>22602400 >>22602402
RD/PP/CS song, and a fuckload of props.
It's more the fact that it'd be better to have all the mane 6 involved, rather than have it focus on one in particular.
It honestly has nothing to do with her ranking 5th out of the mane 6. Not even kidding.
I had to have this post pointed out to me.
Not only do I have the link in the pastebin already, but I thank you greatly for the sexy cock you have made for us.
Any chance you'll make a short loop video/gif/swf of one of the girls jerkin' or suckin' themselves off?
Gonna post mine as well. It's still broken around the crotch, maybe somebody can take a look at it? At any rate, I think it looks better.
I've also included some extra goodies (which also happen to be broken)
Shit now I sound like I don't know what I'm talking about
I meant just generally losing your contacts to the innards of your head, of it going past your eyeball and such.
it's probably too late
no I don't
What I think is happening is that it isn't lined up exactly which makes it seem blurry
I also tried at a bunch of different distances cause it seemed further away with eyes crossed, what distance would work best do you think?
>do you know how you get your contacts lost behind your retinas
>lost behind your retinas
Whoa, what the fuck? I don't think you meant to say "retinas".
This isn't cross-eyed, it's derp-eyed. For most people it's harder to do (or outright impossible, depending on the size / zoom factor) and the image will not come out of the screen, but will go beyond it (might be good for an aquarium).
Just swap the left image with the right
Well actually he's correct, sort of. The image on the left is from the left camera, and the image on the right is from the right camera. Your right eye should view the right image, and your left should view the left image (obviously). Crossing your eyes gets you a 3d effect, but it's inversed, and both images will be coming out of the screen. Not that I would actually know what happens when you cross your eyes because I can't do it for the life of me, but his logic is sound.
Yeah, I might be only a bio freshman, but even I know that can't happen.
The optic nerve prevents it from going exactly at the back of your eye, but it wouldn't be able to get there in the first place because there are muscles that enable you to move your eye on the side.
Also, I wear contact lenses and there have a concave shape. Unless I rub them off they usually stay on the cornea.
I had to do a double-take, your rig is almost identical to mine, but I have two GTX 770's instead. Same RAM, Noctua Cooler, Sabertooth motherboard, corsair AX750..
>nb4 nobody cares
Just thought it was interesting.
Nothing can get past the conjunctiva, which connects the sclera to the eyelids, unless it gets perforated. But it's a relatively flexible and resilient tissue, so that can't happen with a contact lens.
Math major here.
>admitting you were wrong
This is revolutionary.
What are you, retarded or something? Everyone knows the Ecuador is that thing that circles the middle of the earth.
You know what to do.
Shit, man, you're right. I feel like such a retard right now.
Blender noob here. I need to smooth these edges and I don't want to use a subsurf modifier and the subdivide smooth won't work for it. I could do it manually but I was hoping there's a better way
I mean, I wouldn't be too pissed.
I made the models for my own reference, as well as helping other people with drawing, so I would have preferred some sort of credit if you're going to use my stuff, or at least talk to the person if you're getting paid for my stuff.
Ok, here's what you're gonna want to do. Crank the subdivision to 3. Go into edit mode, and press Ctrl-R, and this should make a loop-cut. make it go down the center line of your mesh. Click RMB, assuming you followed Alimayo arangos's tutorial. Drag it over to either side and get it close enough to where you can have an edge to your liking. Do this again, but on the other side. This will make the edges defined, but not too sharp, or it will be unrealistic. If you deselect it by accident, hover over it and Alt-click it to re-select the whole loop.
I used the creases method but it turned out a little weird.
I think we've had a misunderstanding about what I needed... I want the edges to be sharp like that but I need the selected faces to be smoothed out. Also I have to go so I'll catch you anons later.
first model I've done without a tutorial so reasonably happy with it, apart from some awful topology in the head. need to mess around with the shaders and lights a bit too
Oh, my apologies then. I still get some PTSD from the really early threads where tripfags would come in, say they're going to convert something, and immediately demand respect.
I haven't been in these threads since december dude.
This stereoscopic animation jumps slightly at some points and im not sure why did it end up like that since it was rendered from the same source model. But it's still a properly made stereoscopic animation
That could be a problem. I thought it looked like a lower frame rate as well.
The lack of applied motion blur would explain the why at a low frame rate the animation appears "jumpy". As in area's of motion the model moves too far between frames and appears to teleport to the new area.
You're looking at it the wrong way.
I dont use 3D programs but I'm working for a photography degree along with my engineering one, and I can tell you with authority that nothing is that simple.
give me something to work with. .5 what? cant be 1/2s, as that is fucking /slow/
If there's a way to do it in seconds, a good rule of thumb would be to set the shutter speed to the capture speed. IE if 60Hz then 1/60th of a second shutter speed.
But again, that's a massive over simplification.
I can go into more detail if you want me too. And even record a video on my utubs if need be.
I know man... Its something that Game Devs have been dealing with for years.
They get around the problem by simply upping the frame rate so that our eyes can just do there thing and apply the effect themselves.
I suggest rendering at 60fps minimum for 3D work.
If you could, go a head an re-render the scene with the higher frame rate.
From the Blender Docs: "If Motion Blur is active, even if nothing is moving in the scene, Blender actually 'jitters' the camera a little between an 'intermediate' frame and the next."
This could also be a problem. I guess we could try no motion blur at all.
I'll look into it when I get back to school. As I dont have my rig with me right now.
I'm planning to do some pretty extensive testing with Maya/Blender's rendering systems to see what gives us the best quality.
I'll be damned if a project I'm involved with is anything less than 60Hz. Broadcast standards can go fuck themselves.
I wonder when they'll make some actual virtual reality where world will be transfered directly to brain and what kind of features will come with it. I already imagine some possibilities and these are just the tip on an iceberg. Vitually just anything we can imagine
I don't like that idea. If you can do that, than why go to school? Just download the knowledge. It would ruin the 'career' as we know it. People would also give up on real life, since a virtual life that has more to it is obviously better. See the implications?
First will be implants. Having some chip that would allow me to communiacte with computer wirelessly gives shitload of nice things. You wouldn't need a mouse/kb any more. You would just imagine actions and comuter would do it. Like for example imagining a 3D model which will be generated in minutes instead of days. Same for animating it
We are going straight to our extinction anyway. It's inevitable
Okay so, neural sympatic connections are not something that is remotely useful for the kind of future tech you're describing. What you seem to be talking about relies on the model we currently use for interfacing with computers, which is just downright incompatable with such a direct connection to something as complex as the human brain.
Think of the modern UIs we have as nothing but something to interface our brains and the computers chips. Once you have a connection type that negates the need for that type of UI everything gets thrown out the window. Suddenly, everything becomes about "tricking" the brain into decoding signals that it would normally get from one of the appendages it's built to run.
The kind of "one with the code" mentality is the science fiction representation of something miles more complex.
To sum it up, it wont be us who have to change, it will be the computers, and the way we as Computer Scientists and Engineers go about working that will need to change.
Hope that helps a bit.
It's actually a matter of adapting the technology. While i can't see 0's and 1's, the chip might be advanced enough to decode it in fly and turn it into something, our brain can interpret. But for starters one way transfer will be enough and computers are good enough for such things
Of couse binary architecture will be in museum when this thing will be invented
So I finished RD's key. I went back and manually smoothed it out after all. That plus the edge split modifier works great. I also did the same thing with AJ's key.
I wouldnt be so sure. Quantum has its place, but binary is just too good at general purpose calculations to be dropped anytime soon.
looks good anon. Too bad I have no idea what objectively makes something good vs bad.
Thanks. After I'm done making these I think I'll make high poly versions for you guys to use.
Also here's AJ's.
Binary is too imprecise for some things. It will also eat too much space and computing power
The efficiency of a Turing machine was always a thing to discuss
Do mind that i'm talking about far future, not the nearest decades. Money + our natural resistance to new things always slowed down technology
It looks like a fucking jerryrigged piece of shit tbh.
I've seen people do fucking amazing things with it, but damn it must be like building a house with a stick of butter and a sausage.
We could discuss when science went too far but instead let me just post one of my favourite memes. Gives a good think
In the past few years technology is invading our privacy more and more. I mean, just look at facebook and google, almost any site you go there's facebook and google scripts and I'm pretty sure they store a cookie somewhere with all the info about what you browse. And android? Google maps comes with enabled tracking on android devices, recording every single step you do.
Call me a tinfoil tipper, but the more I see newer technologies, the more 1964 looks real.
All I want is optical/quantum computers mostly because they're super fast and they don't have joule-effect.
Technology does nothing to invade your privacy. Only the people using it.
Educate yourself and a
s stupid as this soundsfight back. Begin using the same tech they use to protect yourself. Encryption is your friend.
100% agreed. Its great. As an ECE student, this shit makes me so excited.
If you're about privacy, quantum data transfer will fit your requirements because by its principles it can't be read by some 3rd party without changing it's structure. Something like observer effect. Govs already have plans on using it for safe data transfers that can't be captured and readed without chaging them
and then it will be made illegal to civilians
This sounds like something you've read from some article and not like you actually know how this shit works. I've heard about this stuff too but I'm not sure you have the whole story
Well, i dont have a laboratory to actually check it by myself but there's lots of scientific researches confirming this. Also observer effect is sort of a principle so it confirms it by its own
Corsair hasn't been making good decisions recently, anyway. Their Vengeance line is pretty lacking in some areas.
The 650D is wonderful, I don't plan on getting rid of mine any time soon. Their cases remain top-tier, generally speaking.
Thank you for the fresh papes based 3dAnon
we /wg/ now?
Fair enough. You understand /mlp/'s situation though right? We're like a village that has to make all of our own shit from scratch save for the inspiration from the show because we're banned from taking our mlp-inspired items and topics from the rest of 4chan.
>mfw they allow yiff but not clop in /b/
And holy fuck I didn't even notice I got trips.