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Artwork => Finished Works and Works in Progress => Topic started by: hihosilver on January 26, 2008, 07:05:58 am

Title: Headphones
Post by: hihosilver on January 26, 2008, 07:05:58 am
Modeled this in about 28 min. as a challenge between myself and two other anim8or users at the anim8or.org site.
It looks like I'll be getting second place though  :P
Tell me what you think!
(http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/3563/headphonestj0.jpg) (http://img238.imageshack.us/my.php?image=headphonestj0.jpg)

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1097/headphoneswireby2.jpg) (http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=headphoneswireby2.jpg)
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: thecolclough on January 26, 2008, 07:34:47 pm
28 minutes ?!!  it'd take me hours and hours to do that!  deeply impressed.

btw what's that rendered with?

- colclough
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: hihosilver on January 26, 2008, 08:57:11 pm
Thanks colclough,
The image was rendered in anim8or of course! ;)
It was done with one local light and two infinite lights, all casting monte carlo shadows.
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: kingku on January 27, 2008, 06:39:47 am
It looks great!

$imon's was awesome also. :D

By the way, how exactly did you model the headphones? What technique did you use?
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: hihosilver on January 28, 2008, 02:56:33 am
Thanks :)

I started with each earpiece.  To do that, I used the "sphereinder" plugin which basically makes a pill shape.  I then cut deleted all the vertices except one ring going flat around it.  I filled that figure, and used the shell tool then basically only used extrude and resize a lot.  After that I put in the little hole manually by detaching the face of the headphone, copying that object, then undoing the detachment.  I then pasted the object, resized it and rotated it, then joined the solids and manually used the add-edge tool to attach the two objects (the bridge command didn't work properly.)  To do the headband I basically used the same method except with a sphere, and deleted some points, then shelled.  Then I did some extrusions.

Hope that's what you were looking for ;)
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: kingku on January 28, 2008, 03:00:57 am
Thanks :)

I started with each earpiece.  To do that, I used the "sphereinder" plugin which basically makes a pill shape.  I then cut deleted all the vertices except one ring going flat around it.  I filled that figure, and used the shell tool then basically only used extrude and resize a lot.  After that I put in the little hole manually by detaching the face of the headphone, copying that object, then undoing the detachment.  I then pasted the object, resized it and rotated it, then joined the solids and manually used the add-edge tool to attach the two objects (the bridge command didn't work properly.)  To do the headband I basically used the same method except with a sphere, and deleted some points, then shelled.  Then I did some extrusions.

Hope that's what you were looking for ;)

Yeah thanks!

You make it sound so easy, which it probably is (a bit), it's just that you can think of how to do it, which I can't. I tried to make some headphones similar to yours earlier and they came out as total crap. Thanks for explaining how you modeled it, it has spawned a few ideas from me... :D
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: anim8orblenderman on February 03, 2008, 07:03:28 pm
28 minutes?I haven't used anim8or in a bit as fifty percent of users know as im in blender but awesome!That's a amazing model!See before i came into 3d i thought al you did was take a little brush and paint up a model which i lately realised 3dbrush does though i dunno where to buy it:D
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: hihosilver on February 03, 2008, 11:05:45 pm
No problem kingku ;)  It does take some time to learn different methods, though sometimes you need to improvise like here.

Thanks anim8orblenderman!  I had no idea what I was getting into with 3d, I just knew I'd love it.

As a side note, the render wasn't showing up for me, so I re-uploaded it.  So if there wasn't a fully shadowed render before, it's up now :)
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: GeniusAtWork on February 12, 2008, 04:42:15 am
Well done they look great and you only took 28 minutes!!!!!  8)
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: hihosilver on March 23, 2008, 06:44:46 pm
Since the ART renderer came out, I thought I'd give it a test on an actual full model.
I don't fully like how this came out, I'm going to render this again, as I want the scene a bit brighter and all.  Still, I feel this renderer improves anim8or a TON.
Tell me what you think  ;)

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1255/headphones2no3.jpg) (http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=headphones2no3.jpg)
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: SirBonovox on March 23, 2008, 08:44:13 pm
Great model and render!  The way you reinforced the hard edges looks great!
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: lynn22 on March 23, 2008, 09:50:15 pm
I prefer the first render (gray) it's so life like it could be a photo of the real thing.
Wonderful.
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: hihosilver on March 27, 2008, 01:13:13 am
Thanks SirBonovox
Thanks lynn22, I like the shadows best in the first one.  For some reason with the ART renderer I can't really reproduce the shadows as in that one.  I need to learn to use the new shadow attributes, and get rid of the intense grain.
Here's two more render, tell me what you think!
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/1417/headphones4sb6.jpg) (http://img187.imageshack.us/my.php?image=headphones4sb6.jpg)
(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/6311/headphones3zz6.jpg) (http://img180.imageshack.us/my.php?image=headphones3zz6.jpg)
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: lynn22 on March 27, 2008, 07:42:30 am
I don't know, maybe it's your use of color in the new pics but I still like the first one (gray) best
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: phantom king on March 27, 2008, 08:14:19 am
Awsome!! 28 mins, thats crazzy, 28 mins will only get me a block xD. 10/5 my friend!! ^.^
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: spicy on March 27, 2008, 05:26:55 pm
Hihosilver that is just awesome! 28 mins! Fantastic! How long have you bieng using anim8or? Becuase that is excellent!
Title: Re: Headphones
Post by: hihosilver on March 28, 2008, 12:05:31 am
I see what you mean lynn, I think it may be the shadows.  In the newer renders my shadows are very dark and grainy and I don't like that as much.  I may try to change that, but I'm moving on projects as well.
Thanks phantom king :)