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Author Topic: Looking For A Tutorial..  (Read 3609 times)

Mr Noob

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Looking For A Tutorial..
« on: April 06, 2009, 08:15:02 pm »

Hi

I am new to Anim8tor and I was wondering where I might find a tutorial that shows me how to model asteroids. I am trying to model these to use in a space simulator but I haven't came across any tutorials that show me. If anyone knows of such a tutorial then please post a link here for me.

Ty, M.Noob
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$imon

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Re: Looking For A Tutorial..
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 08:40:51 pm »

(look for tutorial below)

hey Mr Noob (a bit of a pessimistic name maybe? ;) )

An asteroid is generally speaking just a big rock, right? They usually have a bit of a round shape.
The easiest way to recreate this in 3d is to make a sphere and 'randomize' all the points in that sphere so that it looks like a rough surface.

You can use that by using Kubajzz script:
http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=1105.msg10829#msg10829
It deforms a mesh (a sphere probably in this case) in a random matter.

To get a really rough surface, you might want to subdivide the mesh a few times first, then apply kubjazz' script a few times with different settings: a very general deformation, and smaller deformations.

This will get you a rough surface for the stone, then you can maybe add a bumpmap for the smaller rough details.

I hope this might help a little bit.
Good luck with that!
« Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 10:23:12 pm by $imon »
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Mr Noob

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Re: Looking For A Tutorial..
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 09:15:59 pm »

Thanks Alot!

M.Noob
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Re: Looking For A Tutorial..
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009, 09:16:31 pm »

There is also a rock plugin out there for anim8or. Just google it.
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Re: Looking For A Tutorial..
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009, 09:23:52 pm »

Here is it:

$imon

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Re: Looking For A Tutorial..
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 10:17:03 pm »

Well thats possible too of course, but its more fun to model yourself :)

so especially for you, i made a little video tutorial on how to model a asteroid here:


hope that helps ;)
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Re: Looking For A Tutorial..
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 02:44:45 pm »

That's a good tutorial. I've been using Anim8or for years, but have never done any of those things before.
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