Archive for March, 2013

Spring Fling ends now

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 1:01 am

Took two days of heavy napping to sleep off the Fling, but I think I made it through another one.  Still a little stiff and tired, but alive.

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Blistered my pads slightly (I stopped) and blew out my voice (slightly).

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Very good party, a lot of fun, no negatives (except one very loud band).  I smiled a lot.

Springing and flinging

Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Spring Fling begins now.

scratchy cat will help you find your page

Posted on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Hush, or I’ll sic a scratchy cat 404 on you.

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scratchy

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He knows where to find your page.

Rigging in modo

Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 12:13 am

Went to Autodesk’s 123D website and grabbed the robot kit (bashing) for 123D Design, a free bashing studio, where you can assemble pieces together and make modifications.  The export from the website is in STL, which C4D r14 can convert quite nicely, with the aid of Riptide Pro.  I threw a selection of parts (random style selection of 1-5 for the parts).  Head, ear, torso, left upper arm, left lower arm, left hand, same for right side, waist, left upper leg, left lower leg, left foot, same for the right side.

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The purpose for this is a quick rigging exercise.  There are no morphs or bends on a robot, just smooth gears and bearings.  So it will be bare essentials without tagging the mesh with weighting.  Simple, but many pieces to tie together (16 joints).  It needs material zones and texturing too.

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bot

Filling out the libraries

Posted on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Did a major loading to modo 6, filling out the preset libraries.  One area I like are the quick studio environments.

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The glass is an interesting effect.  One of the things I use as a standard for judging a rendering engine is how it deals with glass materials.  Sometimes it gets interesting.  The model originates from a couple of Groboto stock meshes that I hacked on and squeezed together in modo.

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glass

retrostudio

 

Ironstar

Posted on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 12:45 pm

I finally got Ironstar, a scifi hover tank, an obvious hole in my kibarreto collection.

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ironstar