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Very nice @dipstick!  I like how the red and blue mugs reflect off of one another.

 

Soccer ball looks good, too...it just needs scuffed up a bit!  😁

 

I would say you're doing great with Blender, which I know nothing about.  Keep it up!  :)

 

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Thanks Lynx and Welsh. I'm still very much a novice in Blender, but I'm learning. Now that I'm not working, I have the free time to learn that monster. I'm getting better at modeling, but can't remember all the key-board shortcuts. My PC is about 8 years old now, but it has an i7 with 12GB of RAM. No graphics card thought, so all CPU. Single frames aren't too bad, but that soccer animation had 240 frames @ 1920x1080 and took about 3 hours to render. About 48 sec average per frame.

 

Earlier I made a Ball Peen hammer, today I decided to morph it into a pick ax. I learn things as I tinker.

 

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Geez...the wooden handle looks so real!  And the upper part as well!  :star: :D

 

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1 hour ago, dipstick said:

Here's a glass of wine for you.

 

I just L-O-V-E that!  <3  Thank you, dip!

 

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On 8/29/2019 at 7:46 AM, welshblue said:

Best way I think.  I took my first Husqvarna chainsaw apart to rebuild at 11 ... progressed to trials bikes ... then cars ... then forestry heavy plant.

I still miss the smell of hydraulic fluid and 2T 

 

I agree. I learned 99% of everything I know mechanically by trial and error. I remember the first time I changed a set of points and condenser on a 69 Plymouth with a 383 and dropped the set screw into the distributor at age 16. How embarrassing! Since then, I've totally rebuilt motors and even done very technical things like adjust cam-timing via lobe-center phasing. All of which I learned on my own, never went to school for such things. Give me a dial-indicator, a degree wheel and a rat-tail file and I'm good to go.

 

OK, here is some concrete carving.

 

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Wallpaper time. I'm buying this round, Bon Appetit.

 

* Edit - I didn't like the last image, so I re-did it. I think this one is more photo-realistic, what do you think? Now, I think I should probably try to make a beer mug.

 

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7 hours ago, dipstick said:

Yes I know, not great. Think of it as a work in progress. I need to figure out how to make a foam head on this puppy.

 

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In my experience, a blender-made drink always arrives with a foaming head.

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Much, much better @dipstick:star:   In the old image, the cheese just looked like it was 'floating' and there really wasn't any proper shadowing.

 

The wine glass bases look better, also.  I give a big 'thumbs up'!  👍

 

Beer mug looks good.  As always, when learning something new, practice makes perfect!  :)

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Thanks welsh. I played around with the camera settings to get a shallow DOF. I set the focal length to 50mm and the aperture to 1. I also imported an image and gave it some thickness using the "Solidify" modifier to make it look like a snapshot. I think the beer looks good enough to drink.

 

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9 hours ago, dipstick said:

I think the beer looks good enough to drink

 

I second that!  🍻

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@dipstick The beer and the glass look great but the foam needs more bubbles. It looks like whipped cream :) . You do great thinks with Blender. Out of curiosity,  I went to see a youtube video and I found it so difficult to use. It would take me years to do something. 

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Ok. It's Blender.

I speak of @dipstick images posted here.

As adept as any individual may be at jigging the software to render psuedo-lifelike images - that 'glass' looks acrylic.

If those acrylic wineglasses were glass, they would be top heavy when empty. Not fit for purpose.

 

Lordy! Why here at Paint.net? Isn't there a Blender forum somewhere?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, BoltBait said:

Seeing that image reminds me of the movie The World's Fastest Indian.

 

Yes, I saw and have that movie. It was pretty good.

 

I added a wrist-pin and a recessed dome to it. I was going to add some valve reliefs, but decided against it since my Harley is low compression. Still crappy looking though...

 

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6 hours ago, BoltBait said:

It doesn't look round.  You can see that it is made out of triangles.

 

It's round, but the camera angle gives an optical illusion. The triangles you see are a result of my lack of knowledge about blender. I used the Wrist-pin cylinder to cut the hole into the piston wall and it wrecked the vertices. I don't yet have enough skill to correct that, or to use an alternative method.

 

6 hours ago, welshblue said:

I would recommend the links I pointed to.  That way you get to see the modelling to

 

I checked out one of the pistons. It is very high quality and above my abilities at the moment. If I ever learn this monster, look out though. This one's a little better, I went with a different path.

 

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Hey check it out, I made a Piston and ConRod assembly. Aside from it looking like I used a hacksaw blade to cut out the piston skirt, I think it looks pretty darn good. I didn't even use an image to model from, it was done 100% memory. It took a few tries though....

 

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