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modelling help needed pls
show user profile  rob@dynamic

See above...

I'm modelling this damn light! It's a pain in the ass!

You can see it has a spiral wrapped around each part of the 'cage'

how would i go about this? I have the cage as a spline, but can't for the life of me think how to get the spiral to wrap around each part of it?

Any ideas would be much appreciated.


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12/18/2014 11:54:25 AM (last edit: 12/18/2014 11:54:25 AM)
show user profile  Garp
Make a helix, bend it, duplicate?

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12/18/2014 12:12:47 PM (last edit: 12/18/2014 12:12:47 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Zbrush has micromesh. It's tricky to set up, but once it's done it's a one-click.
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12/18/2014 12:16:36 PM (last edit: 12/18/2014 12:16:36 PM)
show user profile  rob@dynamic
cheers guys, went with the helix, bend, instance... lets see how this bad boy renders...

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12/18/2014 12:30:39 PM (last edit: 12/18/2014 12:30:39 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Looking forward to seeing this!

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12/19/2014 3:14:26 PM (last edit: 12/19/2014 3:14:26 PM)
show user profile  ccampbell
There are probably a million ways to do something like this. Here's my first interpretation. No doubt there's another way but this would take all of about 10 minutes to do the entire object vert and horz. Then use the original sphere to place the crystal's at the center of each face.

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*Add noise mod to get less uniformity.

$Entrepreneur = if((Designer + Engineer)*Programmer){Problem Solver};

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12/23/2014 8:20:05 AM (last edit: 12/23/2014 8:34:07 AM)
show user profile  rob@dynamic
cheers for the input guys.

I modeled it...

it looked the nuts! (Amazing)

Then i came to render it... 7hrs!!! when without it it took 45min!

Ended up photoshoping the above image into the render, and i have to say it looks 10x better than in 3d:-)

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12/23/2014 8:45:42 AM (last edit: 12/23/2014 8:45:42 AM)
show user profile  rob@dynamic
ccampbell: Thanks for the video too mate, even though i've already done it, it was very usefull, will def be using techniques shown in the future.

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12/23/2014 9:01:37 AM (last edit: 12/23/2014 9:01:37 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
ccampbell is the new Garp. That jing was fantastic!

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12/23/2014 9:22:58 AM (last edit: 12/23/2014 9:22:58 AM)
show user profile  khamski
awesome one, ccampbell!

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12/24/2014 11:18:15 AM (last edit: 12/24/2014 11:18:15 AM)
show user profile  ccampbell
Thanks guys I'm flattered. But there will only ever be one garp. Glad you worked it out Rob.

Merry XMas All

$Entrepreneur = if((Designer + Engineer)*Programmer){Problem Solver};

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12/25/2014 10:30:28 PM (last edit: 12/25/2014 10:30:28 PM)
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