Shroom Godess WIP


(dickie) #1

http://www.blackeden.org/shroom.htm

She’s gonna be the start of a 20-30
second short that I’m spitting out.

She’s a spattered mix of Blender and Lightwave…
the fourth Image was done in blender.

Any advice or comments or…door prises
would be totally welcome.

cheers,
dickie


(MoreK) #2

:o Oh my… I’m not going to comment your current model, but I’m saying you’re pictures are original and beautiful. That style would make a great illustration to a book or something.

What’s your texture secret, any tips and tricks for us newbies?

  • MoreK -

(Stungun) #3

The textures are very nice and so are your modeling skills, but don’t you think your going a little towards the extreme with the shape of her head/hair?
Just a comment it might be your style, but it is usually better looker if you don’t overdo it too much.
But I like it, good to see some good body modeling skills amongst the Blenderheads

  • Stungun

(dickie) #4

MoreK.
hey dude.
thanks for the positive feeds.
i think it helps an extreme amount to look at
texturing as an extension of painting and nothing more.
if you were drawing your character on paper,
what details would you give her? just go free with it.

one thing that helped quite a bit was unwrapping the figuring and assigning it UVs in what was once LithUnwrap but is now Unwrap 3D. the Unwrap 3D version is only $30 and it unwraps thing a hell of a lot better than Blender. After that it’s just coloring in and out of the lines
you already sculpted with Blender.

layers too. use lots of layers. photoshop/gimp’s layer lighting (ie, hard light, soft light, color burn) add tremendous POW and realism to your painted texture.

Unwrap 3D link:
http://www.unwrap3d.com/
i exported the model as a .DXF from blender,
took it into UW 3D, unwrapped and textured it, exported it as a
.COB (truespace file) took it into truespace then exported it from truespace as a .VRML 2.
if you bought a PUB License, Blender 2.25 reads the UVs 100% accurately…
unfortunately i’ve had weird resaults with 2.23.

lightwave reads the unwrapped data as an .OBJ.


(BgDM) #5

dickie, as always, fabulous work. Just love your texturing!

I might have to agree with Stungun though. That head is just a little too much, IMHO. Sorry :-?

Anyway, keep 'em comin man. Just love to see your stuff!

BgDM


(dickie) #6

oh c’mon!
you guys can’t tell me that
if the Queen of all Fungi walked into your
room and started wiggling her
head-appendage shroom thing with a fat
smile on her face that you wouldn’t just love it. :slight_smile:

she’s got assets man!
oh well, guess you have to be part fungi to understand.

*dickie retreats back into his cavern.

:smiley:


(BgDM) #7

BgDM laughs and then crawls back to his corner and fires up blender.

Gotta model man, just gotta model.


(dickie) #8

I knew it!

You’re part FUNGI too!

BgDM, don’t hide it man, let the power of the FUNGI fill your veins…
yes, the FUNGI is strong in this one.


(BgDM) #9

I have been a closet homofungi for too long. dickie, you have forced me out of the closet. I am now ready to tell everyone, I LOVE FUNGI, AND I AM PROUD OF IT

Anyway :-? .

BgDM


(blengine) #10

hey dickie, wow, that chracter is so creative and original man! great texturing…i think the head is beautiful, especially on the awesome long neck… so whats this short animation gonna be of dickie??
long time no speak to, see ya later :o


(malefico) #11

Dickie, Dickie… I’m strongly convinced that you are mad. Crazy. Nuts. Whatever you wanna call it. And it shows. Worse of all: I like it.

Beautiful thing of yours. Plus I love mushrooms !


(Stungun) #12

i exported the model as a .DXF from blender,
took it into UW 3D, unwrapped and textured it, exported it as a
.COB (truespace file) took it into truespace then exported it from truespace as a .VRML 2.
if you bought a PUB License, Blender 2.25 reads the UVs 100% accurately…
unfortunately i’ve had weird resaults with 2.23.

Wow that seems like a lot of steps - can’t you just export it to a JPG or something from UW 3D?

  • Stungun

(K-Rich) #13

… i had athlete’s foot once… think i got a chance?

K


(S68) #14

Wow,

nice and original, I really liked it

Stefano


(dickie) #15

i know… :frowning: , i suck. BAD DICKIE, BAD!

i’m not gonna lay out the script :slight_smile: not until it’ done anyway, just for that whole intense taking-it-all-in-one-big-breath-factor. but basically here’s what’s going to happen:

-you’ll see her on a cold blue/green stalagmite-esque throne in the middle of a hollowed out cavern turned palace.
-there will be emotive flashes of her face, eyes, etc., a la American Comics.
-the camera will pan and zoom in and out to reveal her loyal subjects,
a swarm of swaying mushrooms with male faces.
-there’s more too but i think i’ll save the rest for the super-short-short.

if you mean just exporting the UV Map 9for painting, etc.) then yeah, you can export it as .TGA… the unwrapped model though, you’ve gotta find a way to take it out of UV Unwrapper and place it back into Blender.
Wings .OBJ support is supposed to be improved in most the recent version… so maybe export it as an .OBJ and then take it into wings and then export it as a .VRML2… i dunno.

i just jimmy-rig whatever i can to make it work. :slight_smile:


(pofo) #16

Awsome work!

i think it helps an extreme amount to look at
texturing as an extension of painting and nothing more.

Too bad for us ‘never could draw a thing’ people :slight_smile:
I’ll stick with the procedurals for now.

  1. pofo

(dickie) #17

i updated some more stuff.
http://blackeden.org/shroom513x1.htm

http://blackeden.org/shroom%20godess%20smile%205-13-02%20copy.jpg
here’s a look at the texture too:
http://blackeden.org/shroom%20tex%20for%20web.jpg


(dickie) #18

http://www.blackeden.org/shroom%205-18%20seduced%20copy.jpg

Another update.