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Mesh hair tutorials

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, January 21, 2016, In : News 
Hey all!

A while ago, I saw a tutorial by a guy named Alimayo Arango on modelling a character. Specifically, the way he modeled hair was of interest to me. This was a two part tutorial, but felt lead to watch the second part first and guess what it started with?! Yes, modelling mesh hair. This has been such a struggle for me, because I always wanted to try and model the hair as tubes, because that is essentially what they look like in 2D animations. I was so excited!! I'm first showing you the...
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Tutorials_Make it your own

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Saturday, May 30, 2015, In : Tutorials 
Hey all!!

I was amazed today! Those of you who follow me online, know about my recent tutorial about using Make Human to make Anime characters in Blender, well, this just thrilled me!

This morning I woke up as usual, and I checked my e-mail shortly after and I saw that Alimayo had posted a new video and the title in the e-mail that was visible was approx.:
"How to make a character look like..." and I was immediately saying to GOD, "No!" (as in amazement "no way, this can't be, this would be sooo...
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SVG to 3D

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, October 9, 2014, In : Tips 
Hey all!

Now what in the world is with that title? Well, it sounds like a conversion of one format to another, and in a sense, you would be correct if that were the initial thought that you get.

Conversion simply means, to me, to change one thing into another, yet still retain most of it's original properties. For example, going from an image sequence to a video.

So, what is SVG then? For those who don't know, it simply means Scalable Vector Graphic, in other words - clip art. Yey.

I'm very glad ...
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Finished eagle! Well, almost

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, In : wip 
Hey all!

Wow! We're really getting quite a few posts this week, hahaha. Okay, so, yesterday I showed you guys a progress on the eagle here and the eagle's materials almost done on the portfolio blog at this post. Now, you get to see it rigged to a useful part (except for the beak):


(made for Cross Allegiance - see more here)

I really like this image, because it was extremely difficult to make, but GOD helped me, but secondly, because it turned out to be a serious image and not cute (which it was...

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Painting sculptural detail

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Sunday, December 29, 2013, In : Quick Blog Tutorial 
Hey all!

I was given the idea for this one, but I wasn't sure if it was going to work. Experience should've eased my mind on this one already. GOD has never shown me anything to write here that didn't work.

HE showed me that you can literally paint in your normal influence and I was like: "Really?! No..." and tried it on Saturday night and sure enough! You can!

Here's a video of what it looks like in action:

(~89 MB, Ogg)

Now, basically, you do exactly what you would, when you want to paint a text...
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Unwrapping a fountain

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Friday, October 4, 2013, In : Quick Blog Tutorial 
Hey all!!

Today is a bit more lengthy, but it's still a very very quick technique; unwrapping a fountain!

This is a very quick example of what you can do with this:


Note: The entire scene is comprised of procedural textures, even the fountain and the water's animation


Now, let's get to it:
> In order to unwrap our little fountain (the water spout that is), we insert an open Cylinder mesh, pres NumPad1 to go to front view and unwrap (U) it to Cylinder projection:


> Clean up your unwrap. Usually, in ...
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Nasa is being very generous

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Saturday, August 24, 2013, In : General 
Hey all!

Today I would like to share a little something I got from one person that got it from another person, that apparently found it on NASA's website. What is this thing? Free 3D models of various spacey stuff!

Obviously, I just really wanted to give this a go and I believe GOD gave me a quick chance to try it and this was the result (after HE had me fix the textures, but more on that later):



Obviously, I
'm no expert on these things and have never seen their bases...

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Polar bear

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Friday, June 28, 2013, In : General 
Hey all!

Been working on some things and so haven't been posting as much as usual. But I know you'll luv this one!

A few weeks ago, I received the idea to make a polar bear, sitting on ice, with his paw in the water, but with a very painterly look. That, I believe, was just to show the image had to be simple.

Anyway, having the idea, I started off for MorgueFile to go get reference and there were some stunning shots!! Remember to always check the licenses of the photo's. Very important.

So I want...
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A bit of what's going on with the book!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, October 18, 2012, In : Tutorials 
Hey all!

I really enjoy seeing views on the website and I particularly enjoy it when I know that what you find here is interesting and educational to you at the same time, so thank you for your support. Feel free to tell your friends about this blog and the upcoming book on procedural textures (^^,)!

Back to the post. Today I started working on the ruin + ivy scene. I want to, through this tutorial show you that you can achieve some extremely complex things you may not even have dreamed possibl...
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Dry toast (^^,)

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : General 
Hey all!!

Today I wanted to make a few pieces of toast to show you what procedural textures are capable of in Cycles, but I got a bit side-tracked with other work, so that is the plan for tomorrow!!

Keep your eyes on this space for some toast (^^,)!!

Have a great night everyone!!
Thank YOU!!!!!!!

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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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Quick tips using the halo lamp

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Tutorials 
When you use the halo lamp in Blender to create some form of beams or solid light, you need to remember that Blender is still growing in it's alpha support and the halo lamp has only two settings when it comes to transparent objects: visible and invisible.

This means that you have to know that the light-beams are not going to shine through a transparent object, only the light itself:



Another thing you need to be careful of is reflective materials. When a halo lamps shines through a transparent ...
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Business Warrior landscape!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : wip 
Hey everyone!

I'm here with some updates on the last post of the Business Warrior project!

I've struggled working on a cloud method HE revealed to me a while back, because it's a very unpredictable way of cloud making, but if you get it right, it can look pretty amazing imo (in my opinion).

Now, before we can start working on the character, we need a place for him to be. So, we need a landscape to fill the background and in this case also foreground. To create or model landscapes is no easy feat...
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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:
Before:


After:


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

Thank YOU!!!

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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

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Proverbs 30:6


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