Post a Picture - Something You Created!

If any of you have any artistic inclination and want to look into the latest CG trend of digital sculpting, look no further than Sculptris.

There is a free, stable alpha version and some basic getting started videos on youtube. Its not as feature rich as the market leader Zbrush, but it is much simpler to get into and a lot of fun to use. A lot of people don't care if what they make looks like anything because its a lot like playing with digital silly puddy.

http://www.drpetter.se/project_sculp...

Here is a quick sculpt video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbTpS...

There was a link posted in Edwin's "we're hitched!" thread, but here is a set of pens I made for them:
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dhaelis wrote:
St.Hillary wrote:
Vega wrote:

Someone else here made one at the same time (I'm thinking St. Hillary maybe?).

Nope, but now I'm sure tempted!

I made one a while back too:

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However Vega, I love the shotgun you used in yours!

Yeah, it was me.

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LiquidMantis wrote:

There was a link posted in Edwin's "we're hitched!" thread, but here is a set of pens I made for them:
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Wow. Very nice.

BlackSabre wrote:

Wow. Very nice.

Thanks! For those interested, I took a few in-progress shots too.

I always want to thank Edwin and Clover for asking me to make them for such a special event.

Here are some 1 Stud per Meter scale Lego Star Wars ships. Made these as a gift for my brother.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/helfrich/sets/72157601515340495/

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Pawz wrote:

I'm at the stage right now where I'm just getting into drawing again after a long time, and I wish I could find some books that walked me through the process of going from a rough sketch to the nice glossy illustrative imagery.

Check out the podcast "Big Illustration Party Time." Couple of illustrators/comic book artists discussing stuff like their work process and the ins/outs of working as an illustrator in general. I'm only 6 episodes in, but its pretty good so far.

Oh, and I really dig the illustrations, Rob_Anybody! I wish I had the patience to get my drawings that precise.

I forgot I had a few things laying around in my photobucket acct.

Playing around in Macromedia Freehand:
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Sharpie and whiteout.
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*sniff* I miss Freehand. Illustrator is more refined but Freehand had better workflow and some awesome unique features.

Those custom mini Star Wars Legos are awesome!

LiquidMantis wrote:

There was a link posted in Edwin's "we're hitched!" thread, but here is a set of pens I made for them:

So I'm guessing you love your lathe as I've seen you post a few other pens you've made before. What brand / model do you have and what do you do to polish / finish the pens?

mrtomaytohead wrote:

What brand / model do you have and what do you do to polish / finish the pens?

I have a Jet 1220VS and I'm really happy with it. For pens I use super glue for my finish as it polishes up well and is an extremely durable finish.

I'm still perfecting the technique and trying to reduce the time, but my finish steps are basically:

* turn the blank to shape leaving it just a hair over-sized
* (all sanding done turning on the lathe) use 120 grit paper to remove any tool marks and remove the last ten thous or so to get the blank to final dimensions
* walk the grits down quickly to only remove sanding marks from prior grit, all the way to 600. With each grit, stop and quickly sand by hand along the length of the blank, then wipe it off.
* Start with the first couple micromesh pads to get beginning of polish.
* Fold up a paper towel and drop a few drops of thin CA (superglue) on then wipe across the pen on a slightly slower speed. Wipe until it starts to slightly smoke, showing that the CA is cooking. Repeat this step 10 times or so to build up finish.
* Step back up to 320 grit paper and walk down through the finest micromesh, spending more time with the finer pads to really bring out the luster.

Depending on the pen wood, I might have to use super glue while turning to fill in cracks and build up strength or during sanding to fill any voids in.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
LiquidMantis wrote:

There was a link posted in Edwin's "we're hitched!" thread, but here is a set of pens I made for them:

So I'm guessing you love your lathe as I've seen you post a few other pens you've made before. What brand / model do you have and what do you do to polish / finish the pens?

Those should probably go in the "Random thing you lathe right now" thread, guys.

Here's something I modeled in Lightwave. I then took it into that Sculptris program I mentioned earlier and "carved" armor onto her. (she's not complete... I still have to armor her boots and arms)

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metal oogaba!

The only thing I've recently created is a damage calculator for a game (Infantry online) it looks like this :
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I was gonna make a user guide but I got lazy.Tried to post the guide related image but it didn't work for some reason.

here is the site you can test it in action (expect a slow load it's javascript loading server side files) :

http://niseg.0adz.com/dmgcalc/dmg_ca...

The general idea of this thing is to help people decide their armor/weapon setup and help devs add balance. It outputs a time calculation of energy shield,damage applied . The stats are parsed from the game files directly (CSVs) .It can also calculate ballistics (found the formula in Wikipedia ) .It's fairly limited because it calculate 100% hits (worst case) but it does let the user some control to scale hits and calculate indirect hits.

I made an item reference guide before that but i wrote it in C.

I've been really lazy recently. I told zone devs I'll create a tool to do a diff between the old and new files . They tend to change the zones and not document the changes . I also thought about making new editors because the original ones are fairly hard to use.

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Two of the images I created for the Crackdown 2 graffiti competition. They didn't get chosen

Here are a couple logos I submitted to the Vintage Game Club that weren't chosen:

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And here are a couple images I'd made back when these movies were all coming out:

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Swat's son really loves Futurama, as do both of us. I'm working on this now, it will take me awhile but I hope to do all the posters for his room.

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Here is the original
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So you see, this will take awhile...

It may take a while, but it's completely worth it. It looks great so far. I can't wait to see the final product. You are going to post pictures of the final product, right? Right?!

Very cool. How large will the full one be?

Hard to say, about 12" x 18" roughly, it's a lot of work though...

Update on the armored female:

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The wife made these for Easter, after a friend linked them on her Facebook page. Peepshi are surprisingly tasty!

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Jonman wrote:

The wife made these for Easter, after a friend linked them on her Facebook page. Peepshi are surprisingly tasty!

Wow, first page of This Is Why You're Fat, too. Is that hers, too, or someone else's?

fangblackbone wrote:

Update on the armored female:

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You might want to think about either reducing the depth of the armor or expanding the size of the body in general - at the moment you'd have a very anorexic female if you took her armour off. You did it for the neck piece but haven't carried on through the rest of the model.

Looking good though!

I thought I posted this before but I didn't see it in the 4 pages. It's been a bit further than this but still incomplete for a while. I need to finish it up and put it on my wall.

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it will eventually have three more Mario's: Racoon, Tanuki and Tanuki Statue. So all of Mario 1 -> 3

I think you posted in the Arts & Crafts thread. We have two very similar threads now.

Did this a ways back:

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Belated snowfall postings. I guess it's easy enough to tell which one of us didn't go to art school

Mrs. Tanglebones' Snow Kitten:
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Mrs. Tanglebones' Snow Crab:
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My friend with his wife's Zoidberg:
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My snow gargoyle:
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My friend's Snow-Man:
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What'd you use for the coloring?