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johnar

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Stumps
« on: September 21, 2013, 10:12:54 am »

 
STUMPS
Get involved and have some fun

  Three people build one creature/character. 1 person does the head, 1 does from the neck down to the waist, and the other does from the waist down...
..but no-one knows what the other parts look like until they all get joined together.

 Stumps2013  progress reports. Check out the pictures throughout this thread. Theres some cool 3D images courtesy of kreator putting them on Verold.com
 #001......Finished. Pics on page 2 and 3
 #002......Finished. Pic on page 4
 #003...... Finished. Pics on page 5
 #004.....Finished. Pics on page 6
 #005......Finished. Pics on page 7
 #006......Finished. Pics on page 8
 #007......Finished. Pics on page 9
 #008    Current..... Page 9.... Have a go
 #009  ....and on. Download a stump today, have a go when you find time, and if you come up with something that maybe you're a little bit proud of,  enter it into any upcoming stumpy creation-fest.
Rules and instructions are in the zip folders, and also further down this page.
These are the 'Stump' zip files.
Download now, why not. ;)

« Last Edit: February 13, 2014, 10:36:03 pm by johnar »
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 12:32:46 pm »

Such an original idea! I would love to take part in something like this. Something out of the ordinary to test your limits and at the same time chances are you'll get a good laugh out of it too.
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 09:27:36 pm »

Nice one KyleSan

 I'll get things together tonite and should be ready to go within 24 hours. (Please wait for stumps to be uploaded before beginning).
 But we can start the 'bagging' process now. (bagsing = choosing your part. Some may remember the word ie: I 'bags' the head. = I choose the head. Silly word, but used by kids a lot. (like me

KyleSan: you were first to reply so you get first choice of which part you would like to make. Do you 'bags' the 'Head', Torso (including arms), legs, or 'feet'. ?
 Any one else who wants to play can bags any other part they want, as long as its not the same as KyleSans choice.
 Will get back within 24 hours and we should be good to go.
 Cool. Hope we get some more players.


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Re: Stumps
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 02:05:33 pm »

Cheers johnar! I "bags" legs! Hope this topic picks up so that more people can become involved.. Looking forward to it!
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 09:34:16 am »

 Sorry took a bit longer than expected.
I've uploaded some 'stump' zip files. Attached to first post.




Theres only a couple of rules.
1) Leave the red bits alone, thats where your stump will be bridged to the next bit.

2) Don't resize the original stump.

 Apart from those two things, anything goes.



 The Head.

 Treat the stump as the neck, and model the head on top.

 The torso.


 The top stump should be treated as the bottom of the neck. Start from there. Arms are not compulsary, but
handy things to have. ;) The bottom stump is not necessary, its just a guide. You can join the bottom of
the torso to it, or you can delete it and just ensure that the bottom of your torso ends in a 12 sided face, so
its easily bridgable to the legs. (the legs actually bridge at the waist, so you only need to model to the
bottom of the waist, and end at a 12 sided face)

The Legs.

 The bottom of the stump should be treated as the bottom of the waist.  Finish off with legs and feet. (or wheels? or rockets? or a snakey thing or............?)

(the above directions are enclosed in the zip folders)

 Good luck with the legs KyleSan. Will give it a day or 2 to see if anybody else is in, i'll bags something then, if theres anything  left over.

 If you can see any improvements to how this works, please let me know. Its been a few years, and i'm not 100% sure that this is how we had it originally.
 The important thing is that 'ANYTHING GOES'. Just leave those red faces alone.
  Well, lets see what happens....

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Re: Stumps
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 11:22:22 am »

ok, i bagsy the head.
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 12:34:46 pm »

 Good one captaindrewi  

 Something i forgot to mention. Will probly 'convert to subdivided' after joining together, so keep that in mind with your bits. Model so it looks good subdivided.  Cool.?

 Oh, and, i bags the torso

 That  leaves only the feet to go....
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 01:55:03 pm »

Thanks Johnar for the effort. Just a couple questions - when we've done our submissions, do we load them up here on the forum? And when do we load them up? Is there going to be a deadline?

Thanks again!
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 03:25:31 pm »

I bags the feet then seeing as there is`nt anything left!
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 09:19:55 am »

Good one kreator.

 Ok guys, thats us. Stumps2013#001 is officially under way

KyleSan Good question(s). I was thinking maybe posting here for download, but seems as this is pretty 'secret squirrel stuff' , how would it be if you guys were to attach your creations to an email and send to me at johnar46@hotmail.com  ?
 I won't look at them till i've finished the torso, and that way no one can be influenced in their own creation by knowing what another part will look like.
 If you guys don't mind emailing me, then we could do it that way, at least until we think of a better alternative. What do you think?
 As far as deadline goes, post a note here when you've done your part, then each of us will know how progress is going. As a general rule, i wouldn't think anyone taking part would need more than a week at the most to be finished, and would imagine that it could possibly happen a lot quicker than that.
 Lets see how it goes.
 Hopefully the email thing will work for now, but if anybody has a prob there, or another suggestion, or any other thoughts,  please let us know
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 10:21:12 am »

all ok by me...
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 04:28:00 pm »

no problem Johnar, most of my anim8or stuff goes to my dropbox, just a thought
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2013, 08:18:15 pm »

Aw nothing left for me ):
Cheers johnar! I "bags" legs!
LOL it sounds like you just murdered someone and your hiding the evidence XD
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2013, 05:12:35 am »

Emailing sounds good. Then one LAST question - what are your plans for the final render? I just want to know if using transmaps are an option. ART renders are limit us in that sense but are beautiful on the other hand. Or will it be one of those turntable type videos? Or good old reliable scanline?

Thanks again johnar for the effort! I'm enjoying this project.

Lol cooldude234!
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Re: Stumps
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2013, 07:19:58 am »

 Alrighty. Cool bananas so far.
So we'll do the email thing this time . cool

(unless)...kreator  .
i checked here to see if we can add attachments to PMs but it doesn't look like we can.
Whats a dropbox?

cooldude234 If theres enough interest for a stumps#002 then get in now if you like. I don't see anything wrong with downloading stumps now and making a start on body parts ready for the next 1. 
Why not?

KyleSan Glad you're enjoying it.
 Rendering is another good question, which i hadn't really thought much about.
  I like the idea of a turntable style vid. (or animated gif), with maybe some still shots taken from the clip.
 I can do that this time round and see how it goes?
   I'm not very experienced at different render settings.... or even texturing really, which is another thing that could be worked out for future stumpses. Maybe,if i do the 'joining' of the character, and the rendering for this one, then someone else could have a turn next time?? (or something like that).
 
As far as texturing goes, last time, each person just textured their own bits, which worked out fine.
 Ideas always welcome.

 Have started the torso, will work on it 2nite, and won't open any emails, (attachments), until i've finished.

Cheers. Sorry for slow reply. Been 'unexpectantly' bzy....
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