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aguba, I just had a quick play with PDN to see if I could make a 3D object...I found that it is the Outline Object making it aliased. So, what I have always done is use Outline Object with the radius set at 1, and then CTRL+F as many times as needed; or, use Drop Shadow and set the x,y to 0,1. And repeat as many times. Personally, I like using Drop Shadow the best because it is not as aliased as the other one. As for my glass works, check out my gallery. :wink:

Edit: I had a quick play with PDN to see if I can see how to conquer the aliasing problem. I got to say no, I haven't. The only thing I can say is to work on 2x or 3x your size before resizing down to final size. I started mine at 1600x1200 canvas before resizing.

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Shiny, I like it :D

Love that silvery look to it, how'd you do that?

About the aliasing, I believe it is due to my use of the Rotate/Zoom tool. I rotate the image to get the perspective I want, and what I think that does is that it builds up the anti-aliasing along certain edges, depending on the angle I set.

Edit: Also new image

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Fantastic work aguba, just amazing,

@ Lance, that is nice. Just slide the Softness to something beyond 240 in Outline Object, this will give you a descent clean edges

This is a Water Drop wallpaper 100 % PDN using Alpha Displacement:

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Yellowman, that IS beautiful!

The first-ever picture by PdN with my new laptop. Though it's some few months old, I thought I'd show it.

It's originally 1920*1080 (resized to 900*something to show it off) and was my background for a long time, and just yesterday I had the urge to find it again, and now it's up once again :P

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Shiny, I like it :D

Love that silvery look to it, how'd you do that?

About the aliasing, I believe it is due to my use of the Rotate/Zoom tool. I rotate the image to get the perspective I want, and what I think that does is that it builds up the anti-aliasing along certain edges, depending on the angle I set.

Edit: Also new image

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Pardon the pun, but this is the da bomb!. I like it.

As for making the shine in my latest post, it was the use of Metallize (you ought to check it out and download it), blending modes (I think I used negation or difference, can't remember anymore), and a bit of blur. Feathering didn't help at all. Perhaps the use of Rotate/Zoom does distort it if we use the setting too far back...it's not a 3D program after all, but we can get by.

@Yellowman...that's a great picture!

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@ Yellowman That is just :shock: Beautiful, amazing, breathtaking ! Maybe a tut on that ? Please ? Pretty please ?

@ EscapistAngel, Wow, I really like that. Very Tech ! Kind of The Matrix looking kind of thing. Great job.

@ Kemaru, Very very nice. Great color (looks much better at full size than the thumb) and you didn't over do the zoom blur ! Great job.

@ Lance, Really nice. Clever but could use some color. I think you are right about the AA in the use of the outline object to get the 3D effect. I have had better luck with motion blur and duplicating the image as much as needed but even then I still have to clean it up a little.

@ Aguba, WOW ! Beautiful stuff ! Makes me want to give it a try. I looked through the guy's gallery that you mentioned and it's pretty impressive, but I think you are on the right track to catch him. Some work on technical issues like the AA and I think you will have it down. Maybe a tut is in order? I agree with Lance, you should look at the metalize plugin, I think you will like it once you play around with it. There is also a new blend modes plugin that you should also check out. Sorry, I'm not at my laptop and do not have it on this computer so I can't remember what the correct name is. Anyways, it does some really cool stuff that you might find helpful. You can also get some great advice from Yellowman, he is one of the best 3D artists on here and has been a huge inspiration to me and maybe my most patient tutor. :lol:

Keep up the great work, glad to have you on the forum !

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@Yellowman: Awesome. Very realistic imo. I vote tutorial.

@Angel: Very "digital". An interesting look.

@Kemaru: My new wallpaper ;)

Thanks for the comments people, I do appreciate them.

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Thank you, thank you :)

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Also, if there's a rule about posting image after image in an umbrella thread, please let me know. I feel like I'm treating this as my own personal gallery.

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Shiny, I like it :D

Love that silvery look to it, how'd you do that?

About the aliasing, I believe it is due to my use of the Rotate/Zoom tool. I rotate the image to get the perspective I want, and what I think that does is that it builds up the anti-aliasing along certain edges, depending on the angle I set.

Edit: Also new image

boomhc.png

Wow, simply amazing! All your 3D art is amazing.

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@ 007Nab, nice ! I bet that really glows on your phone. I took a photo out of the top floor of a really tall building for my new phone wall paper. I'm afraid of heights. :lol:

The entries are all in for the WOTW competition, Exploring The New Frontier. I didn't think it would be fair for me to enter since I won the last one and I thought up the theme for this one, but I did make an image. :lol: This is something that has been rattling around in my head for a long time and I finally got the idea complete. I was thinking who would be the very first company to make a transporter, (like on Star Trek, duh !) and I realized that the logical choice would be an elevator company. Think that one through for a while...... :D

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Hi everyone -- just got a new phone, and made a wallpaper:

Luminescence.jpg

Kinda taking after Kemaru on this one :)

:D It looks really good, the colours are sweet :)

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@wafflePaint, January is very nice clean work and the 3D of the text is very good.

@Heat Stroke, excellent shiny glossy effect, you know what? I was mixing between your user name and your picture :) , a Heat Stroke Title for the image fits very well, I love it.

EDIT: I like your sig as well.

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