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Any easy way to model this?
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
I am modeling this basket "
I tried 2 methods
Created cylinder in that shape and detached edges(create shape from spline) then tried spacing tool on each edge but the rectangles/squares don't get on the spline well, i meant they goes like this
i know it is possible with spacing tool :D
And second method rotated squares along cylinder, attached and then taper.
So what i wanna know if there would be any script which can place the different size squares randomly on the lines. My pattern is same and repeating while the ref image have random pattern. Is there any simple way doing this thing rather than placing squares manually?
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2/2/2015 9:59:39 AM (last edit: 2/2/2015 9:59:39 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
by the time you find an automated way to do this; you'll have modeled it several times by placing the squares on a bowl stand-in and use scatter to get them to the surface; then move them around till they connect properly.

-Marko Mandaric

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2/2/2015 10:17:43 AM (last edit: 2/2/2015 10:17:43 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
+1 ^^^^

[edit] having said that, displacement maps will work like a dream here.
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2/2/2015 11:08:32 AM (last edit: 2/2/2015 11:09:19 AM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
herfst can u jing?:D i have never tried Displacement for something like this.
I did it ike this manually
. It took me enough time :-s
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2/2/2015 12:45:49 PM (last edit: 2/2/2015 12:45:49 PM)
show user profile  FX
Populate Panels will get you close, not sure about the randomization of scale and rotation...scatter approach may be more configurable.

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2/2/2015 1:02:55 PM (last edit: 2/2/2015 1:11:55 PM)
show user profile  Boing
Why not spherize a cube, edit poly, detach all polys then generate splines from the poly borders. Then just give them rounded corners and a thickness and delete a few and scale a few.
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2/2/2015 1:32:11 PM (last edit: 2/2/2015 1:32:11 PM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Boing that's what i asked for :D if someone would have smart way in his mind. Thanks
Fx nd Bolteon i am gonna use scatter also which i have never used :P Btw where the Populate panel is in 3ds max? :-/
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2/2/2015 1:47:25 PM (last edit: 2/2/2015 1:47:25 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
herfst1 - how would you displace that? like a dream?


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2/2/2015 2:47:14 PM (last edit: 2/2/2015 2:47:34 PM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
What i know about displace modifier/map is for rocks etc.
:D Sometimes a very common method does not get in my mind.
Need to scale and rotate few and that's all
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2/2/2015 3:19:18 PM (last edit: 2/2/2015 3:19:18 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
@ Strat, It's effing simple, just planar unwrap half a sphere, and save out the uv's. Then use photoshop to paint in some vector-rounded white squares on a black background, and use vraydisplacementmod with a water level of 0.001 or so and you're there.

Only thing is... my test results were a bit meh. The borders weren't crisp enough for my liking even after cranking the subdivs to 512 (the max) and using a 4k texture with smartobject layers.

Guess I'll have to watch that vray tutorial again and see what I'm missing.
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2/2/2015 3:19:52 PM (last edit: 2/2/2015 3:20:16 PM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
darn but i am doing it for Real time viz :P so no displacement method would work. But it does make a sense for something like this in Vray :)
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2/2/2015 3:24:27 PM (last edit: 2/2/2015 3:24:27 PM)
show user profile  FX
Make a tapered cylinder with even mesh disribution & populate it with a rectangle shape with rounded corners.
Google populate panels.
On my phone....typing is a beeyatch.
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2/2/2015 10:39:59 PM (last edit: 2/2/2015 10:39:59 PM)
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