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  1. Well done lynx, I didn't think of Edgeshader.
  2. Just a bunch of layered dots and grids, then bumpmaped. Much of it got distorted when converted to seamless tile. Wikipedia has a nice snake pattern: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakeskin
  3. Here's my reptile texture. It may or may not work for Dragons.
  4. That's awesome Red. Nice to see it done in PDN and it looks great too.
  5. @MJW's Texture Shader is interesting. Plenty of sliders. I tried to make a star like the one on the right, but failed to get close. I made the one on the right in Gimp using an e-map I made following one of welsh's tuts.
  6. Thanks woodsy and remake.
  7. You could use Red Ochre's "Object Bevel" to achieve this.
  8. I went way off the beaten path with this one, sorry. I went with blue tinted glass on my butterfly shape.
  9. I like Balls to the walls. I had that lettering on the back of my old DragBike. It was very Old-School....
  10. Credit goes to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1z-Rp7nxqA
  11. I was wrong, you sound more like Angus Young. Or maybe it's because I've listened to AC-DC most of the day?
  12. Nice video tutorial welshblue. If your voice was a few octaves higher, I think you would sound like Paul McCarthy.
  13. You're right, it worked well for this 69 Charger I extracted to make an animation.
  14. I too have total respect for the ladies, I learned that from my Mother. Anyway, I think that site uses some type of AI to guess the person from the background. I'm sure that with every photo uploaded, it helps it learn. Kind of like public training for lack of a better description.
  15. Amazing how well remove.bg site works on people. It's a lot faster than doing it manually for sure. I dug up this little cutie and put her in front of my bike. It almost looks like she belongs there.
  16. @TrevorOutlaw I didn't use blender for the screencast, I didn't even know it could do that. I used a 3rd party app called "SimpleScreenRecorder" which runs in Linux. Yes, I'm running "Linux Mint". I've been running Linux for years now and have no plans to ever go back to Windoze, aside from a VM. @welshblue It wasn't the water, it was the very tall glass of wine I had before making the tut. I wish I could go back to being 21 again. I can't really complain though, as I'm still in decent shape for my age.
  17. I made a screencast tutorial on making a chrome chain in blender. Mostly so I don't forget how I did it, but anyone can try it out if they are adventurous. It's relatively simple as blender animations goes. I'm also attaching the chain path svg and the E-map I used to make the chrome reflection. Good luck trying to figure out my thick Boston accent. Chrome Chain Blender Tut Chain_files.zip
  18. Happy Birthday nitenurse79, hope you have a great day.
  19. @welshblue, I agree with you about Blender. I rarely use it, maybe 3 or 4 times per year. Unfortunately I end up wasting much time trying to figure out how to use it. Lot's of trial and error to get what I want. Blender is simply hard, unless you use it everyday which I have no need for. I really should do some tuts for these simple effects, if nothing else, it will help me remember how I did it. I forgot about 3D Object. FYI, G'mic plugin does some decent 3-D images using the sequence filters. Unfortunately you can't use an E-Map reflection texture, you'll need to overlay colors using blending modes.
  20. Here is a desktop wallpaper I made out of it. Almost looks real, I think.
  21. It's a simple single line 1 px chain link shape. I made mine in Gimp, but you can make it in InkScape. You can make it in PDN with shapemaker, draw a 1 px shape and import it into InkSkape to convert to path and export as svg. Import the svg in Blender and add a Curve > Circle. Adjust the size (thickness) of the circle curve to your liking. Duplicate the link and turn it 90 degrees on the X axis. Here is my ChainLink.svg, if you want to experiment. ChainLink.svg.zip
  22. You can make some decent looking chrome chains in an image editor like PDN. Example: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/26665-chrome-effect-chain-links/ I've made a few myself. However you can't compete with a real 3-D program like Blender. I took a chain link shape and converted it into a path. I then imported that path into Blender and extruded it, I then added the chrome reflection using one of my chrome E-maps. The advantage to using Blender is you get to put the links to the proper 90 degrees apart from one another like a real chain. If anyone is interested, I can upload the two links set at 90 degrees apart from one another. You can then use those two links to assemble your chrome chain. My example:
  23. I recommend you try G'mic plugin. It has a wealth of color correction filters you can try.
  24. That looks just like what I've done with video, I assume Apple is automating it. Basically you are blending frames together to blur the moving parts such as water. You should get cleaner results if you mount the phone on a tripod.