View Full Version : New Piece: "Cycles"
07-01-2005, 08:10 PM
Well, this one would be prohibitively expensive to produce via rapid prototyping, even at only a tad over 9" in height, but that didn't stop me from at least visualizing it. I see this as being a small bronze, eventually.
07-01-2005, 08:22 PM
Well, since Fritchie canceled out my front page position four minutes after I posted this thread, I'll reposition it so people know it's here. LOL. :D
07-02-2005, 06:03 AM
I'm almost afraid to ask, but... what kind of software do you use to create these works? Truly fantastic. I constructions and oft times my pieces look little like my 2d drawing because when manipulating visual elements I find a "dead" view that needs to be addressed; or a component that just doesn't work with the whole. Somewhat easy to use (if there is such a thing) CAD discussions can be a thread in itself, me thinks...
07-02-2005, 04:21 PM
I've been bouncing back and forth between 3DS MAX, Rhino and a kids' 3D program called Cosmic Blobs, which has a deceptively playful interface that conceals some serious modeling tools. I think Cycles was created entirely in 3DS MAX, though.
Indeed, maybe there should be a forum on this site devoted exclusively to virtual/digital sculpture. I see there are several of us here who are into that and there are still others I know of who don't post here who are also into it.
Here is a render I just finished, which shows the piece more as I intend the finished sculpture to look. I was tweaking a corroded brass texture last night and finally arrived at what I think is a really good patinaed bronzed look. The image size here probably won't do it justice, as I had to reduce the image size to post it, but it's fairly close. I've started rendering all my pieces with this texture, now, and I'm doing them in a 35mm film format, in preparation for shooting slides of them, right off my monitor screen. Then I'll have something to show for entering competitions, seeking representation, etc. If I get any nibbles, I can then tell them the actual sculptures haven't been made yet and maybe they'll advance me the money to do that, if they're truly interested in them. There's always a way.
P.S.: I see the image reduction tends to make it look like it's a grayscale image, but the finish is actually a deep brown with more or less golden brown highlights. I told you the image wouldn't do it justice. You should see it on my 19" monitor!
07-02-2005, 04:38 PM
A little higher resolution this time, but still not full size.
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