Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Modelling

I hope you've all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to 2015. I'd planned on doing some more 3D modelling over the holiday (I wasn't spending it at home and my modelling stuff has all been packed away for the holidays), but this is the sum total of the modelling I achieved; a Hunslet axlebox.
Of course a lack of modelling just means I had a great Christmas with lots to do and friends to see. Unfortunately I'm back at work this week, so I'm not likely to get much more modelling done, but when I do at least I'll have an axlebox around which to build a model!

8 comments:

  1. It looks great. what font did you use? I struggle with fonts throwing false normals and even when I ask it to reduce them and I increase kearning a bit it can still be a problem. The best I've found is BEBA from DaFont. It's a bit boring for me but tends to do as I expect.

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    1. PS. You may not have the same problem as you won't need to use Nodes or bevel the edge of your text to allow a rim light or top softbox to reflect off. It can be a pain for me as I can get strange shadows casting. Raavi or RAVI is another good one but Arial is a devil at times. No one seems to notice in animations but I do and I'm sure it sticks out like a sore thumb to the pros.

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    2. Strangely enough I got away with the standard blender font. I might re-vist that decision in the future, but given how small the lettering will be when printed I'm guessing it won't be very readable regardless of the font.

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    3. The default font is perfect but boring. I love Celtic Garramon. It is of no use to you but is legible and decorative and is fine for me if I boost kearning and if I don't extrude it too much, if I do it's a mess. It works fine as a separate video layer in Photoshop. I'll have to try compositing in Fusion as it is now free and even in the free version offers more than AfterEffects. I am still struggling to get my head round all this posh software. I have the time but whether I have the grey matter time will tell.

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  2. Looks right to me, and I've played with full size Huddy Hunslets.
    It might only be an axlebox, but if the rest of the model is to the same standard then it'll be a winner.

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    1. Thanks Paul, it took quite a while to pin down the exact shape, even with drawings so glad to hear you think it looks right. No guarantee what you'll think of the rest of the model though!

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  3. Yes, what Paul said. I love the look of it, looking forward to what appears above! The blog has been very enjoyable and informative this year, many thanks for all your work putting it in writing for us. Hope you have a great New Year!

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    1. Thanks Iain. Happy New Year to you too!

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