I first started using blender about a year before it became open-source, but I never realy got into it until a couple of month’s ago (slow learner :o). I bought some books and a couple of books are still underway and I finally am slightly getting the hang of it.
This is my first real serious project. I started it a couple of weeks ago and worked on it a couple of times. I’m rather satisfied with the result of the modeling. Now I’d like to render it, but I just don’t have a clue of where to start. I red a book and some tutorials on it, but it didn’t help me much. The book was just a bit too the theoretical and the tutorials to simple (for beginners). Could somebody give some (step-by-step) hints on how to texture a carrot?
I like the carrot, it reminds me how much I loathe carrots. Looks like you followed the Pixar looking eye tutorial. I love that tutorial, I used it on the blob in my DP. You have successfully doused my hatred of carrots, well done. You should add lattices to the eyes. EXPRESS THE CARROT.
venar303: Thanx very much for the link. I’ll see what I can do with it. (It could take a while before I post another update on this model. I dont want the texture to be to realistic. It’s supposed to be a cartoony character.
Framedworld and Mr_Morten: I’m not going to animate this character. Thats just a bit out of league for now. I’m gonna concentrate on modeling and texturing for now. I just ordered a book on modeling and hope to learn lots from it.
Dakka Dakka: What are lattices and what do I use them for?
Further: I still don’t get what the use is of a lattice when I don’t animate the character.
How do you like my new render with textures? I’m not entirely satisfied with the current textures, but I don’t know how to get them better. I took two images of carrots and used the clone tool in the Gimp to fill the hole texture which I exported from the UV-editor.
I think you need better lighting as it is a bit dark. Perhaps more towards the level of lighting that Venomgfx uses (google his site). Also, carrots have little wrinkles/indents periodically along the length, again I suggest you google some references or grab a carrot from the fridge. Finally, carrots are a wee bit translucent, so perhaps you could try some SSS?