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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

BALLS. (28/08/13)

After eight hours I have eventually produced something in Blender 3D that  I dare post. I kept saving it as I went along. It was just as well it went belly up dozens of times.

poolballs  BALLS. I really must get out more.

I’m going up onto Rannock Moor tomorrow, then diving down to Kinross on Friday.

Have fun.

27 comments:

  1. Well you've definitely managed more with blender and rendering than I ever have. I never bother with colours and textures as I just need the model for printing. I did try it once, but other than colouring the whole object a single colour I didn't manage to get very far.

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    1. Mark, the biggest or one of the biggest problems is having to render all the colours and textures to see what you've done.
      I just followed a tutorial here...I followed the bits of it I could understand.

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  2. The older I get the more each new learning curve hurts.
    Congrats of managing to produce something. I have never had any success with that type of program.

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    1. John, I'll have to stick with it and try and do one a week.

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  3. So, you've spent eight hours playing with your balls, I'm surprised you haven't gone blind?...What?...Nooo!..I meant from looking at the computer screen for all that time!..what did you thi....?

    8 out of 10 (get it?) for effort and perseverance Adrian, well done.

    Safe travels..[;o)

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    1. Trevor, five out of ten. I only just realised that I forgot to spin the number ten ball on the 'Z' axis a bit and the big square lite could do woth swapping for a round one and moving a bit. I found it a bit complicated.

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  4. Kick in the balls, yea, that hurts!!!!

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  5. Adrian, I think your right ball is better than your left ball. Surprised you didn't choose purple for both of them.

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    1. YP, I knew I should have created three balls. I just got fed up.

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  6. Well done, to have the balls to do it, far to complicated for me.


    peter

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    1. Peter, I have just been following tutorials. The hardest thing is navigating the software.

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  7. Interesting Adrian that only men have so far commented on your balls.

    PS your Yorkshire is showing: it's Rannoch Moor. I'm missing Scotland already and I've only been down in England since Sunday.

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    1. Thanks Graham Rannoch...I knew it didn't look right.

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  8. Adrian, you're out all the time! No house like the rest of us. Ya , I know get out and see people , places and things.

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    1. Red, I've a few weeks of seeing people now. Perhaps that will straighten me out.

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  9. Shouldn't be critical seeming as I wouldn't know where to start but I think it would look better without the light reflection on the balls...perhaps, but it's very clever.

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    1. Douglas, it would look better. Lights can be placed anywhere you like and can be any plane shape, intensity or colour. They are also invisible to the camera.....I think.

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  10. Hi Adrian..."Dear me" men and there balls ...I loved Trevor's comment I think I'll go with that for fear I get in trouble here!! : )))

    I think this hobby of your's is hmmmm...well I guess it is good you are moving on!!
    Have a safe trip!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace, I have always enjoyed simple Giff animations but this is a whole new world.

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  11. Those are nice balls! That's what she said. :)
    Sorry. It's an old joke now but couldn't resist.

    You did great! Blender is hell. The only thing I've encountered that is more difficult is C++.

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    1. David, I just followed a tutorial....I followed the bits I could understand.
      I wish Blender would auto save...it probably does but i've yet to find the command to ask it to.

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    2. Adrian, I have never used it but look under File/User Prefs/File

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    3. Thanks David, I'll have a look. It's virtually a necessity to be able to step back and fast.

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    4. David, I found today that you can open a separate window in the editor that shows real time rendering. I've forgotten how I did it but do know i need a much bigger and better monitor.

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  12. HI Adrian Well I never. You got your balls out and on display. You are great for perservering with this, I could never do it, just too complicated. I have to agree with Douglas,those light patches are distracting but perhaps they need to be there to make it 3D. Drive carefully to yuor next destination.

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    1. Margaret, I spent a day going over both the Wiki tutorials and making notes, the two minute tutorials which you'll find on Blender website are also pretty good. Then I watched a really comples animation tutorial. The speed these folk work at is amazing and gave me the confidence to have a go at the pool balls. It's a beginner job.The light isn't very satisfactory but down to me rather than the software. It doesn't work in real time but a quick render which though it looks very noisy gives one an idea. there is a toggle button between editable and render views.
      If you are interested then give it a whirl....it's all free. You will need a decent processor and a good lump of RAM. There doesn't seem any obvious way of dedicating scratch memory as used to be the case in Photoshop. If I can do it a bit then most folk should be able to manage.

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