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Old 06 June 2013   #1
Modeling the holes for a speaker

Hey guys,
I'm trying to come up with a way to model the holes for the "Pill" speaker by Dr. Dre.
I've seen this kind of stuff done in Zbrush before and I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction on how to tackle this
Here's a link to the speaker itself:,pd.html
Old 06 June 2013   #3
Thanks informerman!!! I've scrolled through the videos and they seem to show exactly what I need to know. I'll post results later if it works out
Old 06 June 2013   #4
So I used the noise maker with an alpha and managed to punch out the holes. However the resulting geo ended up being too dense and messy for what I need it for (I'll be rendering closeups)
Next step is looking into how I can model this the old school way..
Old 06 June 2013   #5
try this
the pink square wireframe below i used instead of the wireframe square box in the video,
i did use thickness, i think i used the zweleder plugin to weld it

Last edited by informerman : 06 June 2013 at 04:45 AM.
Old 06 June 2013   #6
did one on the outer edge of the gear
Old 06 June 2013   #7
Wow. That's quite a cool/useful script right there. I'll keep it for future projects
In the end I went with a transparency map and a displacement map. Takes forever to render but Vray does a decent job at it.
Thanks again for the help!
Old 06 June 2013   #8
thank marcus_civis part of the script and credit to BLESTAR i think i spelled his name right,
he came up with the idea.
i used both people above to make the wireframe script

Last edited by informerman : 06 June 2013 at 01:43 AM.
Old 06 June 2013   #9
some more pic done with the wireframe zscript

Old 06 June 2013   #10
Yeah, I saw the whole tutorial, so it's cool to see how it can be applied to any type of model
I specially like the fact that you can use any shape besides the "standard" wireframe square.
I'm always surprised by the things that you can do with Zbrush these days.
Old 06 June 2013   #11
Wow that's a great script to have. Thanks Informerman.
I like to learn.
Old 06 June 2013   #12
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