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07 July 2010, 08:52 AM
:wip: attention..... haha

well im new to this forum posting thing. So ill kick it off with this lil side project im doing(only at blocking stage). This is for a friend, he wants to get some of his art 3d printed. I said id give it a go. Ive never done anything for 3d print before so still trying to work out how to keep it all one piece while making sure i can attach the main character to something strong enough to support the weight.

My Background... Ive studied for 2 years at Lifeway 3d Animation College in NewZealand. Finished it at the end of last year. Currently working at Sidhe Nz, since March as an environment modeler.

Im trying to better my character modeling skills... flow of topology, how is it going to affect the rigging/skinning. I really want to get better at all of this so if u notice anything let me know what and how i can go about fixing it.

I don't think I've really captured the scared look on the fishes face. any ideas on what i can do to make it look better in this blocking stage?

This is for 3d print and has to eventually become one piece. any hints on how to model the seaweed around the character so that it can hold the weight?

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07 July 2010, 10:46 PM
Firstly, I must apologise for the fact that no-one has replied to your thread yet. Honestly, I think this is due to the fact that your particular project is a little difficult to comment on. You're asking how best to approach the seaweed, but in all honesty I feel that this is something you should just sit and try out for yourself. It's the kind of task that a bit of trial and error will probably solve relatively quickly. Alternatively, instead of using the seaweed to hold him, which may be a bit weak once printed, you may want to consider contact between one of his hands and the sea floor. This would provide a sturdier link.

Sorry I can't be of more help, I simply felt compelled to respond because no-one else had. I am sure you could also get in touch with the printers you're planning on using, who may have some advice for you as well.

08 August 2010, 12:51 PM
You could make him hold his hand on the floor or just like leigh said. that might do the trick.

I think you should also try to get the S curve in the pose, similar to the drawing.

Otherways looks great.

08 August 2010, 09:09 PM
Sweet, i will give it ago, and thanks for the "s" curve comment. Im still trying to get my eyes used to spotting this stuff out. :)

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