Uni Assignment | 3D musical instrument

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  01 January 2005
Uni Assignment | 3D musical instrument

First time posting here, so its cheeky asking for advice so soon, but I thought id try. Assignment at my Uni, to model, and tex a musical instrument. Below is a render of it so far, in the first year we only use Cinema4d CE6 - which is a terible program and is incredibly limited in its features. So ive done by best to fake gi. The model is done, but I could do with some help on the textures.

HDRI isnt an option (c4d ce) but I want the crhome on the harmonica to be realistic as possible. Any advice would be much appreciated.

  01 January 2005
No one commenting or helping?
  01 January 2005
im sure that there must be a way to use hdri even in your software. may be not for lighing itself, but surely for reflections. try to create a big sphere with fliped normals and map the hdri image on it.
good luck
  01 January 2005
why not take other software to try texture?
easier and faster for beginers.
  01 January 2005
Well, we have to use Cinema 4d CE6 in the first year here. We move onto XSI in the 2nd and 3rd year I think.

Anyway, heres my first chrome for it:

You generally cant tell what the reflections are when looking at a harmonica. Anyway, crits/comments welcome.

Not sure, if at all, how I can tackle the engravings on the chrome.

  01 January 2005
Hey Ian
Looking good so far.

im not sure if its technically possible to do this in your version of c4d, but try with a reflective material with glossy/blurred reflections and a textured dome for the environment.

also a good idea would be to model an environment to present your instrument in. will get you higher marks

edit, id suggest using bumpmaps for the engravings

/Pedram .K
http://www.pedramk.com - Available for freelance
  01 January 2005
i mainly deal with xsi. doesn't really know aboud c4d. wish you find some useful help from other experienced pretty soon. good luck
  01 January 2005
Thanks for comments,
I am working on the environment + context next. Not sure what setting it will be in. I'll try the bumpmaps next.

Anyone any ideas where this harmonica could 'be' like surrouding, on what surface etc.

Pedram - Im actually studying at the same institute as you, just a first year though. cia right?


Last edited by IanWharton : 01 January 2005 at 12:36 PM.
  01 January 2005
you lack the reflactions on the chrome i think
though nice modeling
  01 January 2005
hi, i did some search on google and found few images. maybe you will consider them usefull for your materials settings.


hope it helps
it would be nice to create it old with lots of scratches and dirty.
  01 January 2006
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