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 18-04-2007, 05:02 AM #1 lunixninja Registered User   Join Date: Apr 2007 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts ball, colour, shine? Hey, Im trying to make a 3d object for a movie im doing, this will be my first 3d experiment and I choose to do a pokemon theme, I need to make whats called a pokeball (google image if confused). I can make a ball, I just need to know: 1: How to do the line in center and circle thats pushes out 2: How to make top red and bottom white 3: How to make the ball shiny and realistic Thank you so much, as this will be great for my movie making, Thanks as always Lunixninja Last edited by lunixninja : 18-04-2007 at 05:07 AM.
 18-04-2007, 10:54 AM #2 mirek03 Subscriber     Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Australia Posts: 2,752 Thanks: 0 Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts for a start down load the free tuts, the names of them will help you get what you need quickly, they are about 10 minutes each and you will be a million miles ahead and will understand the answers that are given to you, maya is a language as much as an app. cheers and good luck, if you get no joy, I'll help you or one of us will but get those tuts into you. some of the answer goes like this.., 'depends if you use nurbs or polygons'.., with me there?? __________________ take it easy and life will be easy
 19-04-2007, 01:40 PM #3 NeoStrider Registered User     Join Date: Jun 2004 Location: Cleveland, Ohio (USA) Posts: 1,541 Thanks: 0 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts before trying to tackle something as potentially complex as this, i'd have to suggest that your 'middle gray line' is independent geometry. the top half, the gray, and the middle should be all shaded differently, but that's just my opinion. __________________ Accept no substitutions.
 19-04-2007, 02:03 PM #4 mirek03 Subscriber     Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Australia Posts: 2,752 Thanks: 0 Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts we're not getting a response to work with, unless linuxninja is watching the free vids?? __________________ take it easy and life will be easy
02-05-2007, 06:14 AM   #5
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How to make a pokeball

Hi i'm Tammy, a newbie here. I found an easy way for you to make a pokeball, and I wrote a whole tutorial about it for you.

The zip file has my tutorial in it, so extract it and you can read it to get a feel for how I made a pokeball. Enjoy the tutorial.

-Tammy
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 pokeball tutorial by tammy.zip (101.6 KB, 72 views)

 04-05-2007, 01:33 AM #6 kinddoggofwar Registered User     Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: New Jersey Posts: 354 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts I actually created a pokeball when I first started like 1 month ago :/, was going to make a pokemon massacre for shock value purposes but never got around to learning how to rig the &%\$# characters. Anyway, heres a pic, yes i know there horrible and i still ask myself how I created a Bad pokeball but somehow i did. there pretty cartoony lookin! but as for your questions if using polygons i suggest scale in the middle faces of the sphere and extrude them inward to get the middle line, and your best bet would be just be to make a small thin cylinder for the middle circle. You can use Ramp shaders (by going to Window-rendering editor-hypershade- click Phong - go to its color settings, pick Ramp and adjust the color there if using 8.5 or 8.0) and set the color there. Also the Phong will give you the shininess you need. But Im guessing tammy had that in her post. This is the pokeball I created 1 month ago, its unrealistic so im sure youll blow this one away disgustingly... __________________ Yay, not a freshman anymore! Last edited by kinddoggofwar : 04-05-2007 at 01:52 AM.

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