XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
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06-18-2003, 01:52 PM
hi. i just found this today on 3dtotal.com -


a fine tutorial, however, i'm finding it rather hard to get past the initial modelling stage. i've re-read each part on the modelling of the first wall. doing the spline, and bevel is fine. but when applying the noise modifier, the mesh turns really ugly around the edges of the wall, in any setting, unlike what we see in the authors example pics. i've also tried moving the modifiers gizmo around, but it makes no diffrence.

i've attached a qiuck example of whats happning here. hopefully someone can tell me whats going on, because otherwise, i wont get any sleep tonight.

This is also a good tutorial for any beginners wanting to try texturing and lighting skills.:cool:

06-18-2003, 02:44 PM
good one ,,,

thanks ninjacore, i am realy get boring of doing mechanical things on max, so i'll try to build up my deseret and my house thair. ;)

06-18-2003, 04:50 PM
sweet !!!!!

i'm definitely gonna jump into this one

i think i might need some help, heh :buttrock:

anyway, sounds good to me

btw man, not to be an annoyance but make your tutorial exercise capitalized please so it fits the scheme of the other ones

if you know what i mean :beer: :beer:


edit: what about the textures, are we going to have to buy the total textures cd ?? or..?

06-18-2003, 05:13 PM
ok. heres what i have. i've been playing around endlessy with the noise modifiers settings to find the best setting. it cant happen. no matter what, there will be poly buldges, becuase were trying to apply noise to what is basically one big ass polygon.

the first pic i'll show is with the noise modifier....

06-18-2003, 05:16 PM
and here it is with a displace modifier.

the stairs have a noise modifier on them, and it seems to look ok.

Textures. i recommend buying the total texture cd's. but if u cant, i can give u the ones i'm using, plus there are plenty to find on the net that would do the job.

06-18-2003, 10:06 PM
ok, heres a quick update. i decide to throw in a few more things to test it. i'm still unhappy becuase i cant get the noise modeifier to do the same as in the tutorial.

its still very much a wip stage for now..

i'm lighting this with a skylight and a directional light.
i'm trying the tutorials way with just a directinal light and 2 omnis, but the results are far from satisfying.

(maybe someone should make a sunlight tutorial thread)

06-18-2003, 11:26 PM
ok ,,, let me try it ninjascore.


06-19-2003, 12:05 AM
hey ninja, could you give me the textures that you used in your work, becouse i dont have the CD's and i want to try it.

06-20-2003, 12:23 PM
ok, the ones for the walls can be found at www.binarybonsai.com in the gallery section.

the ground is from my cd's but its not that great. theres probably better ones on the internet. i'm gonna have a hunt around. the sky is from my cd's too, but u can use one of max's default skys, or even better go to http://www.1000skies.com/fullpanos/index.htm where there is a really good selection.

hope that helps

06-20-2003, 09:07 PM
that's helped alot ninjacore.

i'll post my work after i finished my CCNA exame. wish me luck.


06-26-2003, 02:51 PM
Nice to see ppl talking about my tutorial :)

Ninja, have you read my email about the problems?

06-26-2003, 06:58 PM
wow, hello. speaking to the actual author is kinda cool. no, i havnt read your email, but i would like too.

i havnt done much else with this work lately. i started modelling a skateboard u see!

07-03-2003, 03:31 PM
waaaaaaaw,, thats real cool as ninjacore said ..

Migmax3D, where has you been in middel east. ?

I am form UAE.

07-03-2003, 03:50 PM

Al, im not from the middle east, i just made it thinking about it :)

Im actualy from Portugal. As you see, far away :)

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