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S3D#3:Use Cylinder to do Tree/Wood/Stems.(EASY)

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This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it

EDIT: Use the Anti-Alias option in the Shape3D plugin.

Put a check mark on it, Set to level 3 ~ 4 would be enough.

This will make your "3d" object look much much better!

Use this option for the last step as selecting it will make rendering much slower

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This is my 3rd tut for the Shape3d Plugin.

And this time we will give the "Cylinder" funtion a try :)

Some have asked me about how to make the stem from my Jack O Lantern/Pumpkin.

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This tut will allow you to make Wood, tree trunks, Stems and such.

And aims to let you see how to "skin" the Cylinder.

Ok, Lets start. 800x600 image.

1. Clouds (default setting)

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2. Dents (Stretch tab: Am=6, An=-90. The rest is default setting)

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3. Relief 2~3 times (default setting)

Give different angle a try too see what it can do. Other angles might fit what you need to do more.

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4. Motion blur (A=-90, D=30, C=checked)

After motion blur, you can do one more relief if you feel like.

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5. Shape3d (Settings as in image below)

Note: Make sure "cylinder end---top---Ball" is checked.

Why? Because some time the trunks/stems do not have Clean cuts.

So this gives it a more Natural look. (Trust me :) ) But NOT too much (I used 0.16)

Unless what you want IS a clean cut object.

You can also colorize your object at this step. Many methods can do this, Curves, Color filter, Color tint.....

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6. Adjust :BrightnessContrast: :Colors: :HueSaturation: as needed.

I used :BrightnessContrast:Brightness/Contrast (B=40, C=60)

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7. Distort, Move, Scale and Rotate to your liking and as needed.

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Done!! :)

And we are done with the 3 basic (easy level) shapes for Shape3D with these 3 tuts.

I will be doing some medium tuts later on.

Hope you now have a better understanding for this useful plugin.

Comments & Questions welcome.

Be sure to check out my other shape3d Tutorials.

Shape3D#1: Different image on each sides of a cube.(EASY)--about the "Box" funtion.

Shape3D#2: Easiest way to make realistic eyes.(EASY)--about the "Sphere" funtion.

Shape3D#3: Use Cylinder to do Tree/Wood/Stems.(EASY)--about the "Cylinder" funtion.

Shape3D#4: Easy realistic Flower.(EASY+1)

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Great job, trees aren't perfectly round, but this is very neat.
7. Distort, Move, Scale and Rotate to your liking and as needed.

*Image moved to 1st post*

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aahh!!! ive been waiting so long for this tut! the final image looked soooo good! tnx ash 8) :):lol:

im gonna try this as soon as i get back home. :)

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@aile: You're welcome :)

Have fun!

remember to post you work here when you are done :)

Alright! I made something with this great tutorial, but I won't show it to you until you make a tutorial to make grass.. :P

Do you want my Sabor Tooth tiger to eat you? :lol:

Gradient bars + many layers = grass

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You're quite welcome :)

& Thanks.

1st post edited.

I didn't wanna put the after distort cuz, I think readers should try their own way to distort.

The different things they make might need different distorts.

And the best way is for them to try.

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good tut ASH

edited sorry had wrong image up

made the barrel for flowers first then used the oblique and made the tree from same image. used the lasso and the same forumla dents on clouds and motion blur and resize and copy for all the leaves

forkinthetree-1.png

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Thanks Ash!

There is no reason to be ignorant of how to skin a sphere, cylinder, or a cube using S3D! :lol:

Sphere

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=5958

Cylinder

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=6005

Cube

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=5834&highlight=shapes++cube

Way to go Ash!

Thanks for all your help!

:wink:

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Thanks Ash!

There is no reason to be ignorant of how to skin a sphere, cylinder, or a cube using S3D! :lol:

Sphere

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=5958

Cylinder

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=6005

Cube

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=5834

Way to go Ash!

Thanks for all your help!

:wink:

:) Thanks!

There are quite a bit more settings for shape3d to use texture, I've only cover 1 method for each shape.

Like for spheres, I only made a tut for full sphere map.

With so many controls, S3D does look a bit scary for new comers :?

@oma: I like the barrel and the tree. leaves might need more work. :)

Good job!!

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ASH wrote

"@oma: I like the barrel and the tree. leaves might need more work. "

agree agree agree I think the leaves need a lot of work but I've not had a chance to go look at some trees closely. If the humidity dials down a few notches I just might take a walk to the park. I've never really drawen a tree before other than those stick trunks round lollipop heads.

chow Oma

editwell went for quick walk did quick concept drawing needs much work but there is vast improvment in leaves posted in the pictorium.

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewt ... 6924#66924

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Very nice :)

You will need to ditort it depending on what you need it for.

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Alright... I'm done everything except the froreground picture, which I still need to draw (by hand).I don't feel like sketching right now, because it's 11:26.

11:27.

Edit: I put myself in front of a paper, and... I bite :x

I'll just post the image, but I need someone to draw something for me... Click here for details.

th_3posts2.png

Clickable thumbnail, leads to 800x800 image.

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Nice Tut Ash, once again, I know a lot more about Shape 3D now. But there is something else: [a little off topic] Did you create the saber tooth tiger you have as your avatar? Or did you take an already existing image, and edit it?

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Yes, all my images are made by me and 100% in paint.net.

Check my google page or dA to see the full version

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Yes, all my images are made by me and 100% in paint.net.

Check my google page or dA to see the full version

Oh My Deary Me! That would take me ages to make such an awesome render such as that one. (Saber Toothed Tiger) It is awesome, i give it a 6/5 stars!

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