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04-08-2006, 12:31 AM
Blender Creator is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Shading (Textured and lit): First all around (

04-09-2006, 07:47 AM
Have fun and nice Blending!:)

Blender rocks!

04-22-2006, 05:06 PM

this is the . blend file. read on before looking at it please!

layer 1: Lighting... just testlighting... the real lighting will be totally different
layer 2: dress... just started.. please give comments and critiques!!! i know the parts are kinda unproportional but i want it to be a fairy and not a real person... please tell me if i overdid it.... the static particles are gonna be fur
layer 3: ground testure... it will be filled with stuff so you won't see to much of it soon! grass in the background just as a filler...
layer 4: Big and little tree... started working on those textures already so please give c&c !!! i'm not very good a t texturing...
layer 5: THE HEAD... i am very proud of it! but still c&c on this is always welcome... oh don't worry about the neck i'm gonna shorten it as soon as i have a body!
layer 11: main grass object
layer 20: my try at a body but it totally didn't work!!! so please help me!
all other layers: nothing lol

Thanks so much guys for helping... I'm not a noob anymore but i'm faaaaaaar away from pro!

04-23-2006, 11:07 PM
Okay here some first renders!
The head will probably be changed a little since it doesn'e look "cute" enough and is supposed to be an elven head...
The dress is still in the beginning stage but c&c is of course still welcome!

Here the head

And here the dress

Please give c&c I need feedback... :thumbsup:

04-23-2006, 11:12 PM
Its a good starting point. Although you might want to use to submit these as modelling entries. And more views of the head and wires of course would be nice.

04-24-2006, 11:15 PM (

The sketch is not very detailed but it gives an idea about what is going to happen... She stays in a dieing forest while everyone leaves her and runs to the sunny side...

04-24-2006, 11:17 PM (

The elven head... I still have to work on making it look sad and vulnearable!

04-24-2006, 11:19 PM (

The dress the fairy elve will wear. I will probably still change the colour and texture a little. Proportions are a little of too.

04-30-2006, 04:32 AM (

I have now put the two together added the hair, eyes and started on the body... The skin texture still needs a lot of work... and i might make the hair blonde... well i hope you guys can slowly see where this is going...

04-30-2006, 02:38 PM
This is going really nice! I like the character and design on the clothes, the hair is
looking great too, just fits the clothes!
Anxious to see the final piece!
Good luck!

04-30-2006, 02:56 PM
She looks kind of gothic right now! You should definetly experiment with mh sss shaders for her skin. Also the life of the hair is a bit off, i think it needs to be lower so that the strands are smoother. They are currently faceted.

05-01-2006, 05:19 AM
thx i appreciate the comments! just remember EVERY Comment and Criitique you give me will be considered and to 99% used... so thanks again for the help i will change it asap
btw are you two in the contest too? could i have a link?

05-05-2006, 10:17 PM
Hey!! Coming quite well!

though i still think the proportion of body to head is a bit odd. The head is much to big. :D

Sure u can see (mostly) everybodys challenge Link underneath their posts (signature)


05-11-2006, 12:21 AM (

Well this is the first pic where i put all together... There is still A LOT missing! The girl still needs arms, feet and smaller brests... The water goes down really steep in the background which i have to show more... The background image is just to see the reflection... and much much more... I hope I will finish in time! C&C ALWAYS welcome! It keeps me working!

05-11-2006, 03:28 AM
Smaller breasts? I think they could be less wide. The tree is texture nicely although it blends into the ground which has a similar color tone.

05-11-2006, 08:56 PM
Whoooo... I really like it so far! Great process.:-) :bounce:

I know you are also working with Blender (as my Wenichkeit) and i can give you a bit specific Blender critic yeah...

ok first the waves on the water: if u did this with the Blender internal Wave effekt, try adding another wave starting at a different point so they overlap ... maybe with a difference in height. What looks best is, (because i suspect u dont want to animate it) to use a Displacement map for the waves, such as Musgrave or Stucci, while deactivatong Col and activating nor and displ. (but not too high :argh: )

second, i know myself how difficult it is to work with strands. i would reduce the specular on the grass to an almost minimum, and activate tangent shading with a bit more round value. also u can tell the grass to bend abit so it doesnt look so stiff, by activating a x or z force in the effects buttons.

the tree needs a bumd map, although it probably already has normal map on, it needs a displacement map... the mesh resolution ahs to be high enough to look good in displacement mapping so dont forget to subsurf.

greetz and happy blending flenn :banghead: :cry: ...... :lightbulb

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