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Browsing Archive: June, 2012

Blender Guru Competition Entry - Photo Realism

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, In : Blender Guru Competitions 
What a piece of work!! I really pushed my PC for the max on this one. It was tough to say the least.

For about 3 weeks, I worked on almost this project only (aside from helping my parents out and my brother with their design requests). It was a huge undertaking to model so many things for just one scene, but I learned a lot from Andrew's tutorials and while writing the book on procedural textures (still in progress), HE really showed me a lot of things I could do to get even very complex textu...
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Paul Personal Training!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, In : General 
My brother needed a personal logo for his group on FB.

I usually like to do the designing, but prefer it if the person actually gives me a sketch of what they want me to do and then just transform that into a final product. And that's what we have here.

My brother has very specific ideas about what he wants and so with such clients is essential that they give a proper example of what they want, and that way they can very easily be satisfied with the work.

In this case, he only requested that the...
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New Covers

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, In : wip 
It's been a while since I've shared anything creative here (feels like forever and yet it's only been about two weeks at the most, lol). So I've decided to post the new cover pages of the Snow tutorial and the new Orange in the book.
Hope you like 'em!!



The first one is extremely vague on modeling, because that needs to be the artist's job, but it is quite clear on the texturing, which is what it's about. Both include a FullHD render of the cover pic (without cropping) at the end of the tutoria...
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GOD gave my dad a job!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, In : Teaching and prayer 
This is just so cool!

My dad had just gotten ready to start with the car service thing and was lead (unknowingly to him) to buy the newspapers one more time and apply for whatever he finds there and guess what, within a week he got the job!

So the car service gig is out and he started yesterday. Things are going well so far and we pray it will only get better from here.

Why is this just so cool? Because after more than a year of job searching, applying possibly thousands of times, this last prom...
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Still here and workin'!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, In : wip 
Hey peoples!

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth the last week or so.

As you know it's the new Blender Guru Competition and the theme is Photo Realism (yey). I've been hard at work on my entry and because I don't want to give the idea away of what I'm doing, I haven't posted anything here.

I will say this though:
 - I'm using Blender Render,
 - The image only has techniques in that are in the book already and will be added (except for modeling and lighting, since it's a book about texturi...
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Creating old wood with paint chipping off

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, In : wip 
I've always liked the rustic look. It's very antique-ish, lol. But getting it to look right using procedural textures only is where the challenge comes in.

Last week I posted here about how the wood alone looks and I showed you a scaled Node system, but today I want to show the progress made from that initial look to the finished product now representin' as my personal facebook cover.

Here is where it was last week:


Looked okay, but remember I felt that most of the lines were too uniform.

I worke...

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New business cards!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : General 
Hey peoples!!

Today I can show you my dad's new business cards. I did quite a few designs and here is the one most of us (family and friends), thought he should've chosen and the one he actually did.

Now, before I show you the cards, I want to add that there was no wrong or right choice in this case. I believe HE inspired every one of the 5 or 6 ideas and layouts I did, so all of them qualify. Most of us just liked the other one more, but since he doesn't like black, he went for the whit...
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Bizla's Room

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : Tutorials 
Who is that and where is that?
Bizla is a friend I met on BlenderArtists.org. He's very gifted in Blender and programming and has been hard at work on an OS specifically designed for 3D and rendering fast. Recently, he started a website for tutorials to help the open-source community and he requests tutorials from people and people can volunteer their work their too. That way people help each other out and no one is left in the dark as to what goes where.

The site is here:
http://bizla.weebly.co...
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1st Car

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : General 
Yesterday I modeled a car, the first car I've ever done! It was quite fun, but it had a purpose: it was to go on my dad's business cards. He said for his cards he wanted an old-style car and since I don't know all the rules regarding car designs and what you're allowed to make and what not, I went original and did something from scratch with an old feel to it.

The only references I used were from experience (old cars I've seen) and a place that has an old luxury type car's silhouette as their ...
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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

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