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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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Friday, 6 September 2013

BLOODY BLENDER. (06/09/13)

It’s not stopped raining so Miss said I could stay in the classroom and do colouring in. So I did.

peppersplash I coloured and I drew and I coloured some more. I can get blender to render in almost real time but I’ll be blowed if it helps on a ten sample render. I can’t see what I’m doing. This image is a fifteen hundred sample render. The fluid bake for the water took seven minutes. the final render about two Marlboro and a cup of tea. The more I play hopefully the better I’ll get at anticipating the results of my decisions.

At the least the image is just about recognisable and I’m quite pleased with the peppers. There are three light sources on this and a diffuse panel behind the sweet peppers to stop the light reflecting back from the domain box. The water looks more like oil. I can type in viscosity prior to baking the water but when I reduced viscosity it baked into lots of bubbles. If I could remember what I typed in then happen halfway between would suffice. There are wee black dots on the yellow pepper. I was going to remove them in Photoshop but didn’t want anyone to get discouraged. As if anyone else would piss about for ten hours to create this. I have to keep remembering to save. Photoshop has Layers and History to scroll back through. Blender sort of has but I’ve not sussed it yet.

There is much to learn in this world and 3D makes me invent swear words. I am learning a new language.

Tomorrow is looking rainy as well so I’ll go back and alter the camera view, maybe zoom out a bit, pan and shift a bit, turn down the left hand light. Maybe pick another frame and camera view. There are so many variables…too much choice soon becomes no choice at all. My brain aches.

Once again this was copied from a tutorial. For some inexplicable reason mine doesn’t look as good as his. You can see a proper job here TUTOR4U.

It is very complikated….much more harder than spelling and gramar.

Now I know what I did wrong. I did a 30 frame animation but missed out a key frame when I decided to swerve the peppers left and right. Put gibberish into a computer and you get rubbish out. I can sleep now.

Have a great weekend.

26 comments:

  1. Zucking hell that looks like a nightmare to master, but I do like.

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    1. Douglas, it goes belly up about four times an hour. Blender 3D is open source.
      It's hard to work 3D from a plane view but you can pan, rotate and tilt to see what you are doing wrong. Then you start again. It's impossible for me to work in edit mode from anything but a front or top view. the latter I only use for telling where Diffuse panels or light is coming from.
      How the posh folk do it I've no idea. Maybe in a year I will have.

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    2. PS. It goes tits up because I press the wrong button. I am an admirer of Blender. It is the best open source software I've ever come across. The tutorials are better than anything Adobe or Capture 1 have produced.

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  2. Adrian, that seems like a lot of time and effort to go through just to drown a couple of peppers?

    Only joking...that's a superb effort and I admire your stamina for sticking with it!

    Maybe if you change the colour of the water to a rich nutty brown chuck in some cubed beef, chopped onions, diced carrots and a little seasoning and...er?...sorry, I got distracted there for a minute!...[;o)

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  3. Adrian I admire how you can stick with it for so long at one time. At most a couple of hours and I'm done. I guess in my defense I almost never do "fun" stuff like actually creating something. I keep reading and trying to learn how to work with stuff to scale or at least that's what I've been fooling with lately.

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    1. David, you are to blame. I don't do ten hours at a time. I walk the dogs, go to the supermarket. Walk the dogs. Cook dinner. I did miss a shower today. It is hard to work but I'm learning to work it.

      MARK

      Uses it to design 3D print.

      I'm more interested in the visual impact possibilities. I'm a bit of a tart that way. I spent my life as an engineer and now would like to be an artist. This is art...or has the possibility to be so.

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    2. Sorry David a bad link. Try this MARK

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    3. This one works. Mark is a very bright programmer his HTTP comes at the end of his thingy. you'll have to scroll through his posts to find what he prints. They look good. He is far from a dumb cluck and will help if he can.

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    4. Adrian, you can tell me but really I can't separate art from engineering when creating something. I guess if you are Grandma Moses (I'm not disparaging her or her work), you can. But the things I want to do I can't.

      I read Mark's last blog. I'm going back when I have time and look at the rest. No doubt in my mind he knows a lot about scaling things. And a lot of other stuff. You are right. He is certainly no dumb cluck.

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    5. I mean, I read his last blog but I scanned through several of them.

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    6. He has several blogs, one is devoted to programming and for the most part is way beyond me.

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    7. David, if you just want to quickly find my posts on the 3D printing using blender then this link should get you all those posts. There seems to be more than a page worth of posts so if you want to read them in order, skip to the bottom and click the "Older Posts" link.

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    8. Thank you Mark. You have a lot of blogs. I have not seen the one using blender. Will check that out now.

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  4. Trevor, it's the present is 3D animation. I'm much more sedentary than I would wish to be. I can't compete with the young ones but I can explore the tools they use. The 23" monitor is a vast improvement and the inter plane switching is a revelation.

    At the end of the day like HDR it's just arseing about.

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  5. You really have fun taking on challenges. You couldn't live without [putting yourself through agony. What did you do before there was all this software to play with??? Okay, you better not answer this!

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    1. Red, I do enjoy a good play. One day if I'm lucky I'll produce something perfect.
      I used to sail, climb mountains, walk and drive fast cars. I'm too frail for such things now.

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  6. Wow, that's so interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Hi Adrian...I was thinking you might be wondering where I have been, but looking at this post and past post's you are getting all geeky, so surely you wouldn't be interested in the fact I have been not feeling well. LOL

    I have no idea what your doing, but it sounds and looks interesting to play around with when there are no women to play around with!!! ; )

    Grace

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    1. Grace, I'm sorry to hear you've been poorly. I hope you are fully recovered.
      I have very little idea what I'm doing either.

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  8. gelukkig dat je weer kan slapen,anders hadden we echt een probleem.

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    1. Ik heb nog steeds een probleem. Ik sliep maar kon niet opnieuw bewerken vanochtend. Ik zal het opgelost.

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  9. Hi Adrian Well that looks wonderful to me, I could nnot do it nor do I want to. I laughed my leg off at Trevor's comments and if he had not written them, I would have. Keep experimenting and I look forward to seeing more wonders. Have a break over the weekend.

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    1. Margaret, I have trouble learning new things these days. I do try and follow the tutorials then I think I can improve things. No I can't.
      This is a result and I am happy to have got that far. Things will get better but it will be a slow job.

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  10. I assume that your 3D can be used for landscapes. When I was in Ullapool on friday I cam across a large (70x45cm ?) canvas print of this which drew me into it big time. Still life is one thing but if you happen to pop up a mountain some time with the right light that could be good.

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  11. Graham yes it can. Blender 3D is free, give it a whirl. The world is desperate for 3D modelers. From engineering to the arts there is a shortage. Now I've tried it I know why. It is not for complete Muppets.

    This is a beautiful image but I now print glossy. Canvas covers a multitude of sins up. This is still well worth buying. It's a great picture and he had to walk down in the dark.

    Ask Mark about it we use the same software but he produces miniature bits of railways and I generate melting ice, then peppers and fire them into water. Horses for courses but I'm glad I paid extra for arctic cooling and an extra fan. You wouldn't believe how the computer hums and haas.

    I am slowly learning to switch quickly between views. You can use a tool it has and draw then spin. I'll do a glass this week. You will appreciate a computer that can throw a pot. Beggar the glass I'll try for a chamber pot with flowers. I can even fill it with your favourite tipple once used.

    For landscapes you have to generate a displacement map, then use an algorithm I can't remember the name of. I don't do gaming but look at computer generated games. Technically wonderful. Lots of great townscapes and landscapes to be seen in them.
    I'm feeling good at the moment. I wasn't even middling for most of the summer. the best shots are taken looking down.

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