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Zachrias
09-26-2005, 09:38 AM
Hi everyone!

Iv'e just a video tutorial on how i made The one ring! Everything from how to make the ring to the glowing text in Photoshop!

It's a verry easy tutorial, so i think almost everyone can do it!

http://www.snuset.net/esprito/Part1.wmv - 22mb
http://www.snuset.net/esprito/Part2.wmv - 9,5mb
http://sprite.t9.se/stuff/project/inscription.tga It's the text that are on the ring

http://sprite.t9.se/ringu.jpg

Media
09-26-2005, 11:00 AM
Hey! :)

I just downloaded your videotut. There are a few issues i would like to address. First off, you should have a look at renderable splines. The way you make your chain is really one of the hardest ways of making one that i have seen. Second is that you copy each chain joint. This means that there will be hell of alot more geometry data in memory than needed. The correct would be to instance each joint so it max only carries the dataset for one joint. I also wonder why you didnt keep the chain in the renderer when rendering out the text for postcomping so you wouldn't have to mask it out in PS. However this is probably more a personal preference and really only a minor issue.

I think its really great thought that you take the time to make a video tutorial as they are very helpfull and its always something new to learn! :)

M,-

MM_Ghost_3D
10-07-2005, 03:07 AM
Thanks for making this, I'm going to download it right now!

Neejoh
10-08-2005, 03:31 PM
It's looking pretty cool, gonna download it now!

Cgmystic
10-13-2005, 01:14 AM
Very nice tutorials there
Zachrias (http://member.php?u=187703)
Instance of the links and a spline to line them up would be okay.
Yet I worry about the link shapes intersecting.

Zachrias
10-19-2005, 06:34 PM
I see that you don't like that i set out the manually :) But hey! i have a good comp so why not ^^

Anyway! this is just a litte referense HOW you can do it! I prefer that you use the method you are used to!

Cgmystic
10-20-2005, 03:40 AM
I've been looking at the video tutorials again. :)

Will be trying my hand at using Mental Ray for rendering and CS2 to create a similiar version.

Cgmystic
10-29-2005, 09:10 AM
I've now completed a improved version of 'The One Ring. here is a sample

http://www3.telus.net/UnrealLOGIC/Layer2/3ds%20max%20/TheOneRing07C01.jpg

Red-ufo
11-18-2005, 12:10 AM
Here is my version Lord of the Ring Picture of your tutorial, what do you think....Cheers

Cgmystic
11-19-2005, 12:48 AM
Red_ufo
Nice environmental reflection
The inscription on the inside of your ring is flipped on its vertical axis.
I suggest you edit the uvw's for the polygons that are on the inside of the ring.

morphar
11-19-2005, 02:07 PM
hmmm, am getting 404 on the files.

Could author fix or someone upload a mirror?

Would be appreciated =)

shcmack
11-20-2005, 01:19 AM
I didn't see this thread before now, could you please upload a mirror for the tutorial again?


EDIT: There, I had to remove the www's to get it to work! Here! (http://snuset.net/esprito/)

morphar
11-20-2005, 03:26 PM
@jh_

Nice, guess i was too lazy/tired/stupid to try it without the www ;)

Working fine here now aswell, and going at full speed :twisted::twisted:

Cgmystic
02-14-2006, 01:31 AM
Well it has been some time since I posted a update.
A improved version has been posted by editing my earlier post.
Here is the imagehttp://www3.telus.net/U_L/Layer2/3ds%20max%20/TheOneRing07C01.jpg
http://www3.telus.net/UnrealLOGIC/Layer2/3ds%20max%20/TheOneRing07C01.jpg

In addition I've discovered a tutorial by Neil Blevins
This tutorial uses a path defrom for making a chain and it works quite nicely.
Here is the Tutorial Link (http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/tentacles_and_chains/tentacles_and_chains.htm)
Enjoy !

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