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Old 30-10-2004, 03:52 AM   #1
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Here's my first couple of trys at modeling plants. The first try was the orchid, and the second was the bonsai tree. Any comments welcome. Thanks.....
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And the Bonsai Tree....
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Thats damn good be nice to see some vibrant texs on those
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great bonzai tree! how did you make the leaves?
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Old 30-10-2004, 11:09 AM   #5
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That bonzai tree makes me feel like i need to say something but it's so good i can't think of anything to crit.
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Totally brilliant, I too would love to know how you did those leaves. Nice one,

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Old 30-10-2004, 04:20 PM   #7
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Thanks for the feed back everyone. I should clarify about that bonsai tree. I've had more than a few people think that it was all faked with paint effects, but it wasn't. Those are all modeled polys. Same with the tree trunk. No displacement maps or z brush. All modeled, then just enhanced with a bump map. I'd show a wire, but the total mesh is just over a million polys, so it's a little dense. Thanks again for the feedback.
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wow, thats quite a count! Again, good stuff :tup:
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Ok, so I'm a bit slow. Instead of showing the entire mesh, why don't I show a close up of the detail bits. Here is a close up of the leaves as they appear on the tree.
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And a detail wire of the leaves and branches on their own.

Oh yeah, and I know that the triangle modeling method isn't that desirable, except for games, but they all started out as quads, and in their original form, the total poly count was closer to 5 million, so I used reduce poly tool to make my computer hate me a bit less.
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If my comp had 1 million polys in a model, it would literally explode.. how can you handle that many polys? can you actually rotate around and work? How long was the render?
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Yeah, I just built my new machine. I'm running twin 3.06 Xeons with 2 gigs of ram. Backed with a Wild Cat 512 MB video card. If I was still running on my old machine, it would have caught fire also. Renders out in about 10 minutes at 1600 x 1200.
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twin 3.06? so you mean 7.2 gigabytes?
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Actually, 6.12 total gigs, but yeah, she's a beast if I say so myself.
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Originally posted by mclimer
Actually, 6.12 total gigs, but yeah, she's a beast if I say so myself.
i'd like to get my hands on her:p
and show her my special smooth poly operations
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