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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-01-17 7:58 pm   Permalink

These are very cool, finkdaddy. Nice concept as well. Keep it up!

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-01-17 10:58 pm   Permalink

I got a name for that first one:

ET-Tiki!

Love the way the glass distorts the mask on the 2nd piece
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-01-18 09:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-01-17 22:58, hewey wrote:

Love the way the glass distorts the mask on the 2nd piece




That's what I was trying to do. I was trying to create glass, and then play with the way light and images distort through it.

Here's a different camera angle in the same room...



You can see how the round glass distorts the stuff behind it. I hate how Shutterfly seems to blur-up everything, but you get the idea.

Thanks for your comments.

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hewey
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Posted: 2005-01-19 02:30 am   Permalink

That stuff is way cool - keep it coming.

One thought I had - what about doing some full-on jungle style scenes. Tiki statues and tables are cool, but you obviously got some talent - why not make some way out stuff?

I am thinking old temple in the jungle by the lava flow with decaying tiki statues, maybe some skeletons of sacrificed virgins, jungle overgrowing everywhere - yeh I know, lots of stuff with lots of detail. I reckon you could pull it off though.

Again, the stuff you have done looks tops.
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-01-19 06:42 am   Permalink

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On 2005-01-19 02:30, hewey wrote:
That stuff is way cool - keep it coming.

One thought I had - what about doing some full-on jungle style scenes. Tiki statues and tables are cool, but you obviously got some talent - why not make some way out stuff?

I am thinking old temple in the jungle by the lava flow with decaying tiki statues, maybe some skeletons of sacrificed virgins, jungle overgrowing everywhere - yeh I know, lots of stuff with lots of detail. I reckon you could pull it off though.

Again, the stuff you have done looks tops.




I suppose I have to give the public what it wants! But boy, you have no idea what you have asked...

A sacrificial temple in the heart of a mysterious jungle, the only light comming from torches and the full moon.

You got it, but it's gonna take a while!


 
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-01-27 1:45 pm   Permalink

This is a work in progress. The scene will change as I render more stuff, but I wanted to show what I have so far.

I'm also open to suggestion for a cool name.



As always, I will email a hi-res pic to anyone who wants one. The detail is WAY better that way.

Thanks


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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-01-27 2:52 pm   Permalink

This one is really looking good too and may be the best yet. Can't wait til it's finished. Of course send me the pix. This one is very mysterious I think.
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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2005-01-27 8:26 pm   Permalink

Lookin' Good!

 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2005-01-27 10:18 pm   Permalink

very cool finkdaddy....your creations are
a nice addition to the tc art exhibits...
looking forward to the finished product!


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-01-27 10:23 pm   Permalink

Finkdaddy, that is lookin' good, especially for a work "in-progress". 3D renderings are fascinating. I did some 3D work for the cover of an engineering magazine about ten years ago. We did it all in AutoCAD 3D wireframe. We'd get it all set up, then start the rendering program, cross our fingers & leave for the evening, then come back in the morning to see if it worked or if the computer crashed sometime during the night.

Things have obviously come a long ways since then. To me it's amazing how quickly you've gotten this complex jungle scene together. I love this media & how you can make a virtual environment, then set up lighting, camera angles, then move stuff around if you don't like the way it looks. I can't wait to see how this scene evolves, and how it's all gonna look when you're done.

BTW, everyone in my office loves the first pic you sent me, which I'm using for wallpaper on my screen. Keep it up, these 3D renderings are great!

Aloha,

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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-01-28 07:53 am   Permalink

Thanks everyone. It means a lot to hear the kind words. If I didn't have all of you, I probably wouldn't have the drive to create anything.

Benzart, you are like the Dad I should have had, and I mean in the very best way possible.

Slacks Ferret, it feels good to hear from a real artist like yourself. I love your work. I would give my left arm for a print of your tikis playing poker!!

Congatiki, always, always a pleasure. Like I told Slacks, it's so cool to have real artists compliment my attempts at art. I hope it wont be too long before I have a Congatiki hanging on my wall.

Aaron's Akua, I sincerely thank you. The above comments all apply to you too. It's still pretty time consuming to do the renderings. I just did what I did so fast because I'm stubborn that way. Who knew that shrunken heads were so hard to render in 3D? Eventually I will get a better computer and a more updated art program, the one I use now is super old. It's so way-cool to hear that people are using these as wallpapers. It makes me smile all day and justifies all the hours spent at the keyboard.

I actualy owe this last one to Hewey for his comments and challenge in his above post. I hope that when this is done, Hewey, that I can send you a hi-res rendering that you will print out or display. Thanks for the support.

Ok, I'm done gushing now. I now return you to your regularly scheduled mai tai.


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-02-10 9:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-01-19 02:30, hewey wrote:

...old temple in the jungle by the lava flow with decaying tiki statues, maybe some skeletons of sacrificed virgins, jungle overgrowing everywhere...




Hey FD, how do you 3-D model a sacrificed virgin skeleton, anyways?
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-02-11 05:57 am   Permalink

I guess I dont quite know how you would tell the difference between a virgin skeleton and a non-virgin skeleton. Maybe it has to do with the placement of the hips?

I have a lot I want to do with this pic yet, but I haven't worked on it in a while because I've had the carving fever again. The new chisels and wood I got for X-mas were screaming to be used.

I will work on this one soon, I just needed a break to get some perspective. My brain got a little numb creating those strange shapes.

I'll post some progress pics of the new carving as soon as I get a little farther.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-02-12 5:19 pm   Permalink

Hey Finky, what program are you using to create this art in again? I looked everywhere because I thought you told us, but I'm blind I gues.
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-02-13 10:24 am   Permalink

I use Corel Dream 3D because that's what I have. It's a few years old now, and probably way obsolete, but it came with Corel Draw as well as Corel Photo Paint, so that's what I use. Free is good and beggers can't be choosers. I'm sure there are plenty of better ones out there. When I get a new computer, probably not for another year at least, I want to invest in a good professional progam, but they are terribly expensive.
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