Blending while quitting smoking


(Enos Shenk) #1

So ive quit smoking as of 5 days ago. Ive been sitting here blending things, mostly not very well, while my body gets over this. So far this is the only piece that ive actually finished and considered not that bad.

http://www.nerdzland.com/Members/enos/shenkstuff/knives.jpg

My Kershaw pocketknife, the real deal is on the top, and my blend on the bottom (if you cant tell that, i must be really really good)[/img]


(adyus) #2

all I can say is that it’s one of the most realistic renders on this forum! how did u do the textures? procedural?


(Goofster) #3

tip #1: make the curve resolution higher. there are some blocky edges here and there.

tip #2: be sure to tell people the 1st picture is the reference photo :slight_smile:


(BgDM) #4

Nice work. Ditto to what Goofster said in his first point. Definitely fix those areas.

I think he did Goofster :wink:

BgDM


(Friday13) #5

Wow, that texture on the blade makes it look very real.


(Detritus) #6

That´s a good knife! No crits that hasn´t allready been said.
And oh yeah, good luck quitting smoking!


(BaDbOyHeRe) #7

good job, nothing here to add on crits, I have also quit smoking about 2 weeks now. Blending my butt off too.

BaDbOyHeRe


(Enos Shenk) #8

Thanks for the comments. Im still not great on smoothing something with holes drilled in it, like the handle panels with the screw and lanyard holes. I always end up with crazy nasty smoothing, so i smoothed the beveled edges and solided the top.

The blade texture is just a simple fake envmap, some fisheye room picture scottish sent me when i first started blending.


(Timonides) #9

Just a tip, in case you don’t know it…

Go in edit mode and select only the vertices that make up the faces that you want to smooth… Then press the SetSmooth button… resault: Only the selected faces will be smoothed and all the rest will remain solid…

I hope it helps…

Spyros.

p.s.: good luck in quiting smoking… in case you succed, please tell me your secret, cause I really need it… :wink: