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0 comments by Cryrid on Oct 27th, 2011

Man, it keeps getting easier and easier to start a model off with the form you want.

First up is Autodesk's Photofly, which generates a model using a series of photographs.

Even with a cheaper point-and-click camera and less-than-ideal lighting, the result it generated still managed to surprise me. It's a complete mess of triangles of course, much like a scan, so I'm in the process of seeing how well it works when retopologized and cleaned up. Eventually I'll move on to sculpting in more detail, correcting the shape, and cleaning the lighting information out of the texture. So far so good though.

ZBrush: Dynamesh

ZBrush 4 Release 2 has been out for a short while now, and I'm really loving some of the new features. It's now even faster to mash a bunch of basic shapes together to get the overall form you want. This is using the same technique I mentioned a while ago, except without doing any manual retopology. Instead just pop it into zbrush, turn on dynamesh, and smooth out the joints. Before long, you're onto the fun part of sculpting.

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figalot Jun 30 2010, 5:00am says:

you say you work for the natoinal defence would that basicly mean the army, do u make simulatoins like games ?

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Cryrid Jun 30 2010, 12:05pm replied:

3d simulations/'serious games', and other 3d projects for the Canadian Forces, Navy, and RCMP.

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Admiral_Skeybar Jun 3 2010, 6:44pm says:

Thanks for accepting the invite :)

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Shadow_Micha May 26 2010, 10:28am says:

Thanx for adding me to your friendlist

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Cryrid May 24 2010, 3:31pm says:


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Shadow_Micha May 24 2010, 12:49pm says:

Hi can i add you to friendlist?

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J.D.* May 6 2010, 10:40pm says:

Thanks again for actually taking the time to explain and even creating an example. Not many would do that.

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Cryrid May 10 2010, 10:12am replied:

Any time. I find pictures and examples are always more helpful.

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Dreads.maggs Apr 18 2010, 4:02pm says:

Thanks for your add and your support.
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Gen.Kenobi Mar 12 2010, 5:41pm says:

Hey dude...i'm just wondering...do you still modelling for WiC?

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Cryrid Mar 12 2010, 10:08pm replied:

Nope, that particular project ended quite a while ago.

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Gen.Kenobi Mar 13 2010, 10:32am replied:

Ah...just wondering...do you still have the mrbs?

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Cryrid Mar 14 2010, 11:21pm replied:


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