Archive for the Modeling Category

Gas Tank

Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 5:03 pm

Just a quick model and first render in modo 12, a propane tank.



Posted on Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 12:16 am

I couldn’t end the year without a new mesh, a fountain.


Cherry Martini

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 12:44 am

A cherry martini in modo, some things borrowed, some things new.




Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Found this set, not for the first time, but for the first time in the original quadded mesh.  Every other time I found them, they were all triangulated, Max related, third generation modified at best.  The bad news is that it was a single OBJ, which means manually extracting the chairs individually to a new mesh.  I plan on making a sliced and dice group original which can serve up any combination of individual chair, like with the bird chair solo.





Laying some pipe

Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 11:14 am

Playing with a C4D pipe generator.  It takes a little effort to get it over to modo, but not terribly so.pipe

Playing with fire

Posted on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In modo.




Posted on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 5:52 pm

It’s been in the 40’s all day and foggy wet, miserable for the opening of In Like a Lion day.  But the cold is coming to an end.  I see maybe one or two more nights where it hits freezing, but by and large, it’s spring.  The redbuds are in full bloom, as are plum trees and other early bloomers.


I am ready for spring.  I’m tired of cold weather.  I want to put up my winter clothes and forget them for eight months.  I’ve had enough central heat.  I want the doors open, a mild breeze drifting through the house.


Found that TreeSketch died with iOS 8, a big sorrow.  Looking for a suitable tree generating replacement studio.

A cool spell

Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Hasn’t gotten out of the 30’s today.  Grumble grumble.  Myka stayed inside today.  I’m making her a house cat for a while, going into the entertainment business.  Meow.  Lots of mouse flipping and other calorie burners.  Every square inch of the house has been inspected.  Make her tired and sleepy.


I can’t seem to get warm enough.  I’ve held off turning up the thermostat.  I may have to give in.


A good day for sleeping under covers.


Pine needles test in modo, using fur materials.




Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 2:17 pm

A quick and dirty bookshelf.  Start to finish, seven minutes.



More bent stuff

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Tri color braid, normal and stretched, a coil of cable, a spiral ramp, and a stainless steel spring.



Virtual Braiding

Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Here’s some fancy braiding moves in modo.


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Ceramic skillet

Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 9:49 am

Another skillet, this one ceramic.  Oil in the bottom…



Another ceramic pot

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Another one.



Ceramic Pot

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 12:04 am

Giving modern technology equal time.



Cast iron skillet

Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 7:19 pm

A cast iron skillet, with a sheen of oil in the bottom.  modo, of course.



Canisters done

Posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I’m done with modeling the canisters.  The last model of 2014.


I’m ready to let 2015 arrive quietly.  I am partied out.  Food is ready for tomorrow, cornbread, black eyed peas, pastrami and Jarlsberg, and cheesecake.  A shot of Patron Anejo at midnight.  Plenty of quiet fireworks.


Happy new year.



Canister models

Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Almost done with modeling the kitchen canisters in modo 8.  I still need to tweak a few loops to tighten up a few slopes, but it’s just about done.






Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 8:22 pm

My first render in eight weeks.  THANKS, MYKA!


in modo, of course.



Back online, sort of….

Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Internet has been an issue for the last ten days.  Fortunately, today it took a turn for the better, if only slightly.  The good news is that I can  get online most of the day, which is much improved from the couple of hours a night wifi connection.


But this morning, I helped dismantle the front of the greenhouse that got smashed by the fallen soapberry trees.  (Photo in the end of May entry.)  This opened the path of transmission a fair bit, quadrupling the open profile between houses.  But still, the new modem/wifi is too weak.  A switch to a different carrier is in the making.  So I wait and do as I can with a slow service.  And I can always move closer in the yard if I need speed.


Paid storage rent today.    Not broke, but not high rolling either.  Hope to see a check soon to try the iPad app for the bank (photo transfer deposit).  Bank is thin on funds, though.  Other sources holding.


The picarita (still no name) is getting settled in.  She uses the new cat box faithfully.  She is getting used to Annie, who is behaving her manners.  There are many conflicts going on inside her canine brain, but she’s sincerely trying.


Some of the stuff I did while the net was down.







Outfitted bathroom sink

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Added hardware to the MF sink.



Bathroom sink

Posted on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Playing with modo 8.0.1 and MeshFusion.  Made a modern bathroom sink, sans the drain at this point.  Learning curve is going to be the end of me.



Sitting tree 2

Posted on Sunday, March 16th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

The first sitting tree was a little wimpy, and not very shady, so I made another one with more tree.



Sitting tree

Posted on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

A tree with a bent trunk, where one mgt park oneself in the shade for a bit of a rest.



Window shade

Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

In modo.  The texture is from my old serape pack, still in the CG section, #6.




Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Another piece of tableware.  In modo.