Ash Posted July 29, 2007 Share Posted July 29, 2007 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 ================================================================== 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. 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) 2. Dents (Stretch tab: Am=6, An=-90. The rest is default setting) 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. 4. Motion blur (A=-90, D=30, C=checked) After motion blur, you can do one more relief if you feel like. 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..... 6. Adjust :Colors: as needed. I used Brightness/Contrast (B=40, C=60) 7. Distort, Move, Scale and Rotate to your liking and as needed. 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) Quote All creations Ash + Paint.NET [ Googlepage | deviantArt | Club PDN | PDN Fan ] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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