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Engineers Square
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September 25, 2010, 04:26:33 PM
Hi all,
It's been a while since I last posted anything.
I have been looking in on the gallery from time to time and have to say that the quality of the work I have seen has been superb.
Not used TC for a while as I have been teaching myself photography.

Have been messing about with the engineering square for the last couple of days.
The lighting still needs to be played with a little more to get things looking right.
I did try to produce a photo realistic render but the shadows were very harsh and also the render was harsh, as in all edges were very jagged.
Still not figured out a way to stop this happening.

The shadows in this image are better but the shadow that was behind the square in the photo realistic image disappears in this version.

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* September 26, 2010, 04:35:55 AM
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Lighting is a mystery to me still.  On my TV Stand, I modified the "default" light positions to match the light (lamp) positions in the room and that helped a lot.  I still haven't gotten the hang of how to simulate the light coming from a window or patio door and the default settings on ambient don't seem right but finding the right ones has eluded me.  And related to that, for me the shadows I'm producing are too defined or distinct - I think they should have softer edges.  You've been able to address that it seems.

I am impressed by your drawing and particularly by the box.  I am curious about how you were able to have the grain in the pieces of wood to come out perpendicular to each other.

On the square, I think it is coming along well but I was looking at the reflections and don't understand what caused the triangular reflections that seem prominant along the lower edge - even where it is laying on the paper.

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September 26, 2010, 03:12:24 PM
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Looks great Dave. It's nice to see that you are still finding time for TurboCAD.


September 26, 2010, 07:02:33 PM
#3
That's a nice rendering. I really enjoy trying incorporate photography techniques into a rendering. Do you own the real life version of the engineering square? I looks like a nice set.

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September 27, 2010, 09:50:03 AM
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Thanks for the comments guys.

In answer to your questions.
The wood grain was created using two similar wood materials with the grain running in two different directions.

The Square set is a render of my own set, I will draw my combination set at some point too.

To give an idea of scale. It is a three inch square and the paper is A3 size.

I do intend to mix my photography with TC at some time in the future but I have got hooked on macro photography which doesn't really lend itself to TC use.
 
Updated Render.
Box lining suggested by W.D.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2010, 02:47:26 PM by Troubled »

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September 27, 2010, 11:12:18 PM
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Awesome realistic woodgrain and lacquer finish !
Steve

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* September 29, 2010, 11:13:21 AM
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Exquisite!!Dave.The green felt really helps balance things out nicely IMO.Glad see your posting again hope you continue with making more TC  models.

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September 29, 2010, 07:09:45 PM
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Nice work Dave! I like the ground material in this one, and the felt lining looks great. The two slightly curled corners of the paper are more visible too. What was your method for modeling the sheet of paper?

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September 29, 2010, 11:08:41 PM
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The original model was trying to keep with the original square set hence the grey rubber interior.
But I agree that the model looks far better with the green interior.

I used the bend tool to curl the paper edges.
As the bend tool only seems to work from a straight edge I used the 3D slice tool to cut across the paper at an angle. Then I bent the paper a couple of times before realigning with the larger portion of the paper and reconnected it with the 3D add tool.
I hope this answers your question.

 

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* September 30, 2010, 04:04:57 AM
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re: …As the bend tool only seems to work from a straight edge…

You can use a Line object as an edge from which to create your bend. The line has to be on the face where the bend is to occur.

In the case of a sheet of paper, you may want to take a Rectangle, then use "Format / Create Surface / From Profile" on it, then use the Bend tool on that. It's basically a Facet, but the program thinks it's a solid.

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September 30, 2010, 06:54:12 AM
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re: I used the bend tool to curl the paper edges.

Thanks Dave, I was curious. I've only had the need to curl paper one time back in version 9. I think the lofting tool ended up being the way to go back then.

John: Thanks for the tip.

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September 30, 2010, 10:37:34 AM
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No problem Brad, you are most welcome.

Thanks for the tip John I will bear that in mind for future use.

Glad you liked it W.D.

Thanks Steve.

I hope to post something else in the near future.

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