July 27, 2017 2:15am
Starting this so I can keep myself accountable. I want to get better at 3D modeling and I need an external force to keep me going.
Nothing spectacular, but it's something. The first modeling exercise: https://skfb.ly/68ExD
Welcome! You've come to the right place, looking forward to the stuff you'll make 😊
Welcome :) , I second what Laura said :)
Working on a wing concept. Here's a feather from the top-ish side.
Same from the bottom-ish side.
Critiques are welcome.
Here's my wing concept fully modeled in Blender. Critiques are welcome. https://sketchfab.com/models/4376c5793d3941f1a1c1ef9c2989b604
Basic shaders applied to wings. There are 2 different types of black metal-esque shaders. 1 red metal, and 1 red emissive shader. Going to add something, like scratches and scuffing to the metals.
I don't know what that weird artifact is at the top right of the wing. Any help is appreciated.
An interesting and cool concept :) , not sure about the artifact though , hard to say what it is....
Interesting. For "Artifact": There seem to be a couple of objects in the outliner with "visible" turned off, but "render" still on. Maybe one of those.
Thanks! Something in my gut tells me it's either a lighting related thing or maybe some weird geometry thing. Not sure yet, but I'll mess around with things and see what happens.
I'll check it out. Thanks!
I figured out what that darn artifacting was. You can find it here, but basically I had hidden faces where the edges were right on top of each other. Fixed it and everything's alright now. Set me back a bit, but hey, it's a learning process lol.
Kind of hit a wall with the wings, so I'm now working on the boxer rigging exercise.
I, uh, went a tad overboard with the rigging, but I wanted to make sure you could move everything (and possibly expand this into a bigger project). I am familiar with rigging and skinning, just not in Blender.
Aaaaaaaand this, like my sketchbook, has been dead for a while. But, over the next few months I'll be taking part in the Artstation Challenge "Beneath the Waves" and have already done the concept stage. You can find my sketchbook here. Most of the concepts should be on there.
I have chosen the concept below for the Game Character Art (real-time) section. It doesn't look the most impressive, but I'm hoping that the scales refracting light into a rainbow would not only look cool but be possible in a real-time render engine. It's based off the sunbeam snake, not a rainbow snake as I've mistakenly said before. I was confused. Maybe I'll add more jewelry items, like piercings in the tail fin.
Critiques/advice is welcome.
Okay, good grief, I am inconsistent af.
I dropped out of the Artstation contest because I wasn't learning fast enough to be able to put my best foot forward. C'est la vie.
Instead, I made a Melvin with a perky butt https://sketchfab.com/models/b38368d46c4e4afd93de376536f5ef75
Critiques are welcomed.
I can't decide which setup I should go with for a hammered metal look. Both are plausible, I guess it's just how subtle I want it to be.
i'd say first one. the second one looks more like craters. i'd maybe try to break the voronoi texture a bit on the first one too.
Yeah, the first one is more subtle, more like a polished piece than a roughing out one. Might try to smooth out the edges, too. Just a touch too sharp, methinks. Thanks!
Something a little closer to the hammered metal look I want, but I can't seem to find an easy way to soften the really harsh edges, like in the dark part of the eye. I think if I can figure that out, I'll be done! Anybody have any suggestions?