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This topic contains 20 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Nooptical 12 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #3797

    r_mc_gowan
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    how many 3d modellers post on this site?? I have just started using 3ds max about 2weeks ago, and i can say i havnt had much sleep during them! im pretty much hooked to it right now. anybody have any golden beginner tips ??

  • #17842

    Nooptical
    Participant

    There are a few of us! :)

    Golden tips?
    Do the tutorials that come with Max.
    Download any good tutorials you can find(try 3DTotal ). Or if you have broadband then download the free video turotials at 3DBuzz .
    And just keep plugging away….. :)

  • #17874

    Pete
    Participant

    Press every button r_mc_gowan! Befor recommending stuff to you, are you a hobbyist or are you taking a course somewhere?

  • #17895

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    im both. im studying the ICE course in nwifhe.ive been using loads of tutorials and doing some projects, trying to learn as much as possible in the shortest amount of time! any modellers here want to show me some of their work or give me a relatively “easy” project??:p

  • #17898

    Nooptical
    Participant

    My work is on my website, click the little “WWW” link below my posts. Come to think of it, it needs an update!

    You want a project to do? Something relatively simple……how about a nice black and chrome kettle, like this:

  • #17920

    mal
    Participant

    > im studying the ICE course in nwifhe.ive been using loads of tutorials and doing some projects, trying to learn as much as possible in the shortest amount of time! any modellers here want to show me some of their work or give me a relatively “easy” project??

    You guys are about to start using our 3D car app on the ICE course ( the paperwork is going through at the moment, so hopefully it’ll be finalised soon unless something out of the ordinary happens ).

    If you want to test your 3D texturing / game level creation skills, download the app, read the info, and start exporting your work.

    More info here…
    http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/community/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1017

    Let me know how you get on with it!
    Mal

  • #17929

    beans_w
    Participant

    hi mal. been testing exporter a while ago. didnt know nwifhe are going to be using it thats great. sorry havent got back to you mal been while busy.

    if any of the ones doin the ice course need help on mals thing head round to the phooka office. also you may be able to show us a few things in it!

    :)

  • #17972

    keeganb
    Participant

    < anybody have any golden beginner tips ??>
    Yes get out while you can and get yourself a copy of lightwave 3D! nah I’m kidding its a great piece of software but I think its modeling system is its weakest feature.
    I suggest registring with CGTalk.com cause they have a great forum for max users where if you have any particular problems someone will nodoubt help you out.
    Good Luck!

  • #17973

    mal
    Participant

    > I suggest registring with CGTalk.com cause they have a great forum for max users where if you have any particular problems someone will nodoubt help you out.

    Barry, you should post a few images of your low-poly models to this forum, I checked a few of them out and they look excellent!

    Mal

  • #18005

    keeganb
    Participant

    Thanks for the compliment Mal, I have the link to my homepage in my signature so I thought maybe thats enough for people if their interested. Maybe people might enjoy checking this out Cu Chulainn
    Barry

  • #18008

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Really liking the Chu Chulainn model so far keegan. Reminds me a bit if Solid Snake. It has a really nice style to it. And a great concept too.

    Speaking of Chu Chulainn, it would be great if someone made a film based on him, and they made it really mythical and fantastical!

  • #18011

    keeganb
    Participant

    Thanks Nooptical, I’m working on it right now! Heavy tweaking process going on with it at the moment.

    I agree a film about Cu Chulainn would be so good, no doubt it’ll get made one day. Hollywood constantly try and look for new material all the time so its a good posibility, but then again they’d probably have Vin Diesel play him so that would be not so good!
    Barry

  • #18018

    omen
    Participant

    NO!!! Please god no!!!
    Don’t ever let them do a Cu Chulainn movie!!

    There are very few things left sacred in the world. Let our mythology be untouched by the likes of Hollywood. Anything that would go into a movie would be a bastardised telling of the legends and are much better left the wat things are.

  • #18029

    Nooptical
    Participant

    All “Hollywood” isn’t bad Omen.
    If they got a good script, cast, director and production company behind it, it could be great!

  • #18032

    omen
    Participant
  • #18117

    Pete
    Participant

    I can see it now

    CuChulainn III – Return to Tir na nOg with David Hasselhoff as the Brown Bull Of Cooley

  • #18119

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Look at LOTR…great movie, but what the hell were they doing with Liv bloody Tyler. [/quote:fbd2bf9df2]

    I would think the casting of Liv Tyler is a big issue in the context of the films as a whole? Plus she played the character well, especially considering the fact that her role was somewhat diminished in the film to what it is in the book.
    She did well with what she got.

    She also has the perfect facial features for the role, very elvish looking.

  • #18120

    omen
    Participant

    She had a role that was meaningless in to film as much of what she did didn’t happen in the book and then took 2nd billing in the credits. Every scene she was in she annoyed me.

  • #18125

    Nooptical
    Participant

    To be honest, I’m pretty tired of the “thats differant from the books”, “that didn’t happen in the books”, “why didn’t they put this in the films, its in the books” etc……

    Many people seem to forget that books and films are completely differant. If the films were made the same as the books they would be overly convoluted, long, confusing and anti-climactic.
    These problems don’t affect the books, because books are read over time and are realised in our own imagination. So we have some degree of control over them.

    Films are completely linear, so the film makers needed to really work hard at keeping the film watchable and understandable by the masses whilst also pleasing the fans. A tough balancing act, but they did pull it off. I am a huge fan of the books and I loved the films. I don’t particulary care that Bombadil is not in the film, or that the scouring of the shire is ommited, or that Elrond delivers Anduril to Aragorn instead of Arwen, because I know they would have been pointless and irrelavent to the main plot and the films would may suffered as a result(eg: leaving Arwen finally meeting Aragorn at the end of the film works better in a dramatic sense than if he met her at Dunharrow, and then again at the end).
    I view the books and the films as two differant mediums for telling the same story.

    So Liv Tylers Arwen is protrayed somewhat differantly in the movie, well, so are nearly all the characters, but I don’t think it detracts from the film….it more often than not enhances it. I try not to compare the book and the films, because, as I said I view them as differant mediums which can’t sensibly be overly compared.

    If your issue is simply with Liv Tyler as an actress and how she personally protrays Arwen, then thats your personal opinion, and thats fine. But I can’t agree with you if the problem you have is with her portrayal in the films versus the book, from a directorial and scriptual sense.

  • #18130

    omen
    Participant

    My main issue is that she got 2nd billing in the credits for a minor role.

  • #18133

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Fair enough, that doesn’t really bother me though.

    Her role in the film may have been minor, but her characters role was very important to one of the other main characters, Aragorn, and his main motivation for defeating Sauron.

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