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I made these light bulbs in blender, then made the animation in PDN. I'm very happy with the bulb details in the outcome.

 

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Looking good and so realistic :) 

 

P. S. Why don't you open your own Galleria Thread @dipstick :)

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6 hours ago, lynxster4 said:

Looks like a photo!  Well done

 

Thanks Lynx, that's a very high compliment.

 

5 hours ago, Pixey said:

P. S. Why don't you open your own Galleria Thread

 

Thanks Pixey. I don't want to limit myself to just one program, I use a handful of programs at any given time. In truth I sometimes don't remember which program that I used to make the effect.

 

3 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Absolutely superb, (wish I could do something like this).

Any chance of a tutorial?

 

You can and here is the tutorial that I followed (more or less). He used an "Bayonet" socket in his tut. Don't know why, maybe because he's Australian? I had to create my own "Screw-In" socket" on my own, using the "Bolt Factory" AddOn. It worked out well after I edited it to my liking. 

 

P.S. It's a long 2-part tut. He also likes to ramble on, but I think he's a good teacher just the same.

 

 

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18 hours ago, dipstick said:

I made these light bulbs in blender, then made the animation in PDN.

 

An artist is an artist no matter how they come by the end result.  And you're a top one

Excellent work mate.  Very real and very illuminating 😃

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<3 @dipstick!

 

Whatever I am speechless. 

I don't dare ask if you can write a tutorial about it.

Thank you for sharing your result! :cake: :coffee:
 

 

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Thanks welshblue and Seerose. I just installed the latest version of blender (2.8). It is a major overhaul from previous versions. I pretty much have to learn the interface all over. It gave me a chance to make some changes. I added a wood texture for the floor and polished up the metal parts. I then added a soft glow to the lit bulb.

 

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8 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Is Blender easy or easyish to use?

 

I don't think I would use "Blender" and "easy" in the same sentence. Easy is a relative term. I think PDN is an easy program to use for editing photos. I don't think it's much of an exaggeration to say that Blender is about 50 times more difficult to use than PDN. It's not really a fair comparison though. It's not insurmountable either. If a knuckle head like me can do it, than anyone else can too.

 

Here is how I'd rate programs on the difficulty scale from easy to hard:

1) image editors (easy)

2) video editors/compositors (hard)

3) 3-D programs (very hard)  

 

"Blender Guru" has an easier tutorial for beginners on making a doughnut and a coffee cup. I'd recommend you start there.

 

 

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Excellent job my friend

That floor works much better IMO ... and not having the gif dithering shows much better how much of a great job you've.  Those screw thread contacts look freakin' real 😯

 

Nice sentiment in the text.  My wife must be a halogen bulb ... costs more to run 😣

 

Will be back with a rep ...

 

 

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