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09 September 2005, 08:38 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! - 22mb - 9,5mb It's the text that are on the ring

09 September 2005, 10:00 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! :)


10 October 2005, 02:07 AM
Thanks for making this, I'm going to download it right now!

10 October 2005, 02:31 PM
It's looking pretty cool, gonna download it now!

10 October 2005, 12:14 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.

10 October 2005, 05:34 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!

10 October 2005, 02:40 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.

10 October 2005, 08:10 AM
I've now completed a improved version of 'The One Ring. here is a sample

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

11 November 2005, 12:48 AM
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.

11 November 2005, 02:07 PM
hmmm, am getting 404 on the files.

Could author fix or someone upload a mirror?

Would be appreciated =)

11 November 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! (

11 November 2005, 03:26 PM

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:

02 February 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 image

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 (
Enjoy !

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