Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 13-12-2004, 06:48 AM   #1
neoarcadia
Registered User
 
neoarcadia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Christmas Tree Scene

Hey all, it's been a while again since I last posted.. Just wanted to show ya somethin' pretty simple that I'm working on. I'm going to create a scene where the camera is kind of zoomed up on a few christmas tree branches, where a glass ball ornament is hanging and you'll see a couple christmas tree lights.. I'm feelin' the christmas mood so I've been achin to model a scene. I also thought it would make a great wallpaper . I got the glass ball done as well as the hook, modeled the hook and everything by the one hanging off my tree right now. Nothing special at all, done entirely out of NURBS.

I'm going to start on the branches now. Any suggestions? I was going to model the branches probably in polys and then use paint effects for the little leaves coming off the branches.. And then probably convert those to polys because I'll probably render in Mental Ray (I'm in love with Final Gather and GI ) but thats something to think about later.
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
eat the corn--
neoarcadia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2004, 06:58 AM   #2
mtmckinley
The Maya Mountain
 
mtmckinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 8,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Default

nice job with the modeling.
__________________
-Mike
www.mtmckinley.net
The Maya Toolbelt
mtmckinley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-12-2004, 02:51 AM   #3
Turbo Dan
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 515
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

ill be waiting for updates, looks interesting
__________________
First year 3D Grad
Turbo Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-12-2004, 09:44 PM   #4
ransick
Subscriber
 
ransick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 731
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

gettin' in the mood!
__________________
...
ransick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-12-2004, 10:10 PM   #5
RubberChicken
Subscriber
 
RubberChicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: That place with all those people
Posts: 1,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Nice idea, cant wait to see the final scene
__________________
Watch Space Wars at www.3dden.co.uk now!
__________________________

My pin number is XXXX
RubberChicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-12-2004, 10:13 PM   #6
noanswer42
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sounds good, show us as many updates as you can!
noanswer42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-12-2004, 11:26 PM   #7
neoarcadia
Registered User
 
neoarcadia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks guys-

Yeah I'm tryin to find time to work on it, but this is finals week so time is quite scarse. I'll post an update on the branches I've got made up asap.
__________________
eat the corn--
neoarcadia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2004, 08:25 AM   #8
neoarcadia
Registered User
 
neoarcadia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Alright, finally my finals are over and I have plenty of time to finish this. I quickly made up some limbs for the christmas tree, since itll only be showing several limbs at the most.

My new stump is how I should go about making the needles on the limbs. Modify a current Paint Effects brush to look like one or find some custom made one?.. It's either that or do them individually out of polys as well, which would be "fun".. But if that's the only way I'll get it to look realistic enough, then I'll get to workin on making a bunch of needles. Just wanted to see if you guys had any other ideas, before I tried.

In the meantime, I'm goin to read up more on paint effects, first time using them

Oh, about the attached image, I will smooth out the limbs before I start to place needles on, as well as will be adding many more limbs to the scene. I took quite a bit of time and studied the branches on my actual christmas tree, they are more complex then I thought haha. I can't help it, Im a perfectionist.
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
eat the corn--
neoarcadia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2004, 08:52 AM   #9
RubberChicken
Subscriber
 
RubberChicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: That place with all those people
Posts: 1,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I think you should make the needles out of polys, It will take forever but you will have more control over it and you will get a nicer effect.
__________________
Watch Space Wars at www.3dden.co.uk now!
__________________________

My pin number is XXXX
RubberChicken is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.