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mdunakin
03-24-2006, 02:34 AM
My first attempt, VERY EARLY attempt at making my own jumping cactus.
I finally found one of my clone plugins that I managed to get it to work
the way I wanted and came up with this preliminary example:
http://www.md-arts.com/Vue/JumpingCactusRender_01.jpg

Obviously, this is just a preliminary test and needs work, but the point is made, that
I can see that it will be possible for me to make my own cactii with what I have right now.
Like, for example, the thorns are a little bit tooo thick and need to be made a little skinier.
And I would need to remodel the shape of the thing and make little individual sections and
then use those to make up all my other cactii, as I will be needing lots of varieties to use in Vue.
So, I would have like three or four different sized cactus parts that already have their thorns,
and then just assemble them into what ever shape cactus I want and also I need a few other
cactus parts like prickily pears and then flowers and parts for just laying on the ground.
Jumping cactus always have broken off parts laying all around them on the ground.

I'm working on the details right now to make this all better.

..................md :)
Oh yeah, this was made in LW and rendered in LW as well.
When I get the finals made, then I can do some renderings in Vue :)

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Hunter
03-24-2006, 02:45 AM
Cool! Any Joshua Trees on the horizon? :)

mdunakin
03-24-2006, 03:02 AM
Yep!

As soon as I can find some reasonable fotos to work from.
I have zillions of fotos for these things here, because they
are the most prevelant plant around in my area of the desert.

Right now, I get to experiment with figuring out how to make UV maps for these things.
Once I resolve that issue, then I should be home free the rest of the way.

I was glad I was able to make this cactus have thorns, because
I wasn't wanting to spend any more money then I need to at the moment.
Though, I know I will be anyway soon enough LOL
Just ask WilBellJr. LOL

.......................................md :)

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Wabe
03-24-2006, 08:11 AM
Wow, looks really cool. VERY well done Mark.

Joshua trees i think i have seen at RDNA for Poser once.

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