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Browsing Archive: January, 2012

Music room completed!!!!!!!!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : wip 
(To see full size, right-click and look for View Image or similar)

After almost a month's work, it is finally finished! I learned quite a bit while doing this project (in Blender as well as leaning on HIM to complete the work HE assigns, even when it takes longer and more than we ever thought we could get through).

When HE asked to me complete the bookshelf by giving the books covers, I was very scared and nervous. That's a lot of books and titles (86 if I remember correctly), not just somethin...
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Almost there! (^v^)

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : wip 
This project has come a long way in the almost month long it has been active! It's hard to think this project started with an inspired idea scribbled down on an exam pad... Thank YOU!

This has been like a combination of everything learned so far. Almost, since not everything is in here. This scene has no rigging in anything for example.

The bookshelf that took so much effort just stands in the room in the background, but that's exactly what it's supposed to do, since if it drew your attention a...
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Top shelf completed!!!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : wip 
Yes!!!!!!!! Finally completed!!!!! The bookshelf is finished!!!! 86 books total!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank YOU!!!Without you I would never have been able to come up with 86 different titles. Yeah, some are series that made it a bit easier, but still!! WOW!! Thank YOU for not letting me be lazy and pushing me to go all out on this project! To YOU be the glory for the design work of every cover, the materials, the skill, everything!!!
Thank YOU!

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Getting to that top shelf! (^^,)

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : wip 
Yes!! We're getting there peoples!!

Yesterday I got to work on the top shelf. Only did a handful of covers, then the weather came rumbling and I had to shut down for the evening (I need to rest too you know, lol). So anyway, yesterday's few, with today's current progress, brings it to 23 covers!!! The green book 3rd from the left doesn't count, because it's not UV'ed yet; still as cubular as ever, LOL.
Here's the current progress:

I like the fact that the order is reversed on the GRADE books. On...
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Bookshelf is progressing!!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : wip 
Super excited that only the last shelf remains on the bookshelf! It's the part that is the hardest, due to volume alone, but HE already gave me many titles to add to the backs and covers. It's just a matter of finish and application! Then the room will be almost complete.

There are still a few things that need to be added, like side tables and 1 plant and a few other things. Here are the shelves completed so far.

So see full resolution, right click and find the closest option to 'View picture'....
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Many adjustments later

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Friday, January 20, 2012, In : wip 
A lot has happened since the last Blog Update!!!!!! The bottom two shelves' books are finished!!

On the thread a user commented that the titles on the spines looked too big. We have a lot of books and I double checked and decided to show him that the smoothing enhances and amplifies rounding. The below shows how the medium book looks like in 3DView with flat shading. As you can see the title sits nice and snug.


Here's the bottom two shelves in close-up:

(all titles a...

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Finally getting to the books.

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, In : wip 
Here is how the books would look UV'ed. These are just the first two and they were modified:

See, the original books didn't have that almost separated spine indent, but I added it, because the smoothing didn't look right on the cube. It was faaaaar to sharp. The lettering was almost what with specularity and one side was completely black and that just does not fly, so here's how the old and new books compare:

Left: New book. Right: Old Cube book

It's interesting and worth mentioning that in cop...

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Music progress 006-007 and a close-up!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : wip 
Progress 006 - Bookshelf added with books and some ornaments.

Obviously the golden spheres are not good enough as ornaments throughout the shelves in such a huge number, so I threw some out and added some abstract birds (that translates as 'looks like something else', lol).

It was also the first real attempt at UV texturing. What it is is what you would use to paint onto a 3D shape. You unwrap your object as if it was made out of fabric so it lays out flat, then you paint over those folds. The ...

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Music room update!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : wip 
Oh, this is a project and a half, lol. This is a partial render of today's work. I am super jazzed about how the guitar came out!! Just see how it looked in the previous post and you'll see the difference, but for the sake of ease, here is how it looked before:


Thank you for all your continued reading and support!! Hope these inspire you to go do something spectacular!!

Thank YOU!!!

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Music room (not a studio, there's a difference, lol)

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : wip 
This is a work in progress. My cousin has a music room in his house, and it's a very long room and I wanted to do a redesign of the space and see how I would like such a room to look like and this was what I believe HE showed me (the start of it at least).

Usually when you have a very long space, you want to divide it up into sections, so the space doesn't seem so overwhelming and it creates two spaces then. Going from 'oh now, what are we gonna do with this huge room' to 'oh cool, open plan'....
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Job opening

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : Job oppurtunities 
There's a job opening at LiquidBox for a web designer.
It's for user interface and basic HTML and CSS coding skills are required.
They offer flexible hours.
If you are interested you can contact LiquidBox directly at:

They would that someone start February, so apply quickly!

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What a week!! (^^,)

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : General 
Finally got to a lot of things this week!! I got to mow the lawn again (it's been raining a bit, keeping me from it for about two weeks) and it was great exercise! That same morning I redid most of the site's organization and I like the way it looks now. It's a lot more organized and making better use of the space. Especially the home page.

Also got to write a musical piece for one of the CA (Cross Allegiance) videos!! Really excited about it being used for the Gospel!!!

This has really been a ...
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Jaw-dropping Blender animations!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : General 
I'm a big fan of Andrew Price, the one HE places in stewardship of Blender Guru. On one of his posts (in the lists category), he added 27 animations he thought was of exceptional quality, showcasing what Blender can truly do. After watching Lighthouse, I just had to share the entire list. Yes, I don't support all of the videos, because I have certain standards as a Christian and there are things that are unacceptable to me, so use this list at your own discretion. I'm sure you'll be able to w...

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"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen." Revelation 22:18-21

"Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar." Proverbs 30:6

King James Version, Public Domain

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Marius Oberholster Hey! I've been doing this full-time since July of 2011. It has been an incredible learning experience, not only learning how Blender works (still learning), but also about Open-Source and the incredible software available. ----------- This Blog will be a way to stay up to date on all things Panther Dynamics as well as some personal stuff as well.

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