Title : The Red Dragon
Tools Used : Blender 2.48a
Time Spent : 1 hour 10 m
Total Time Spent : 1 hour 10 m
Purpose : To build a red dragon jumping out of a cup, to be used as a logo for the programming language JYTHON (a unification of JAVA and PYTHON)
Nice start, keep working, even if slowly. I started with blender a little time ago too, but then i stoped cause i don’t have the time. Never do that, keep working and posting, the guys around the forum can REALLY help you improve.
While it’s not bad for a logo… meh, 1 hour 10 m is too much for that.
About coloring, you have to make a material if there isn’t one in the F9 pannel (can’t remember name right now, just press F9 in editmode), and then go to the materials pannel (the one with the red sphere icon), then just change the col RGB values, or click the white rectangle of the col value and change it to red).
Also, for the animation you should make the dragon posing like something like a cup (for example, with the tail curved like the tea cup, then standing more like a dragon.
Thanks for your replies. And thank you all for the encouragement I really appreciate it.
I work quite slow cause I have started using Blender few days ago and I am new to the whole this thing .
I have started with box extruding cause I want to get all the details in sculpting . I have been with Zbrush for more than 6 years, I do not like editing vertex by vertex. I use to do it quite a lot when I was using XSI and MAX but I never felt comfortable with it. Sculpting on the other hand really makes me much more productive. Of course using the traditional tools are much easier for building low poly meshes.
I had to redo it , cause had some problem with the wings, too much detail created anomalies on the meshes when was divided in multires. Also I made alot of mistakes which needed correction.
So here is my update. I have finished all the box extruding for building the base mesh. And the second picture is actually the start of scultping , I just use the smooth tool to smooth things out.
@Cyborg Dragon : Thank you . Actually editing the mesh is the least of my problems , I crashed my blender when I reached level 7 with 4.000.000 polgons. So I guess blender is no zbrush. lol.
But yes multiress editing is still very important!
I do not exclude 2.5 as an option , as I saw in another thread people are using it already for multiress editing. I will give a try as well. Download a build , or build from source code.
But as I see it , I might not avoid the use of bump maps for high detail, since blender cannot tolerate high poly counts like Zbrush and XSI. This is my biggest problem. I also do not like the sundivision feature, when I select an area in face mode and press Smooth Subdivision it creates alot of Triangles which I do not like. Convert to quad does not fix this.
In zbrush the only polygon permited is a quad polygon making sure that no seams are created later. Of course quad polygons produce more unecessary polygons when are subdivided.
SubDiv is very powerful also for organic modelling. It’s though like with any tech out there: you need to master it first to get good results. In fact I feel more at home with SubDiv than sculpting especially since I end up with strange deformed stuff all the time.