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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    edited September 2022 #542
    Tinkering around with Blender and Importing my Sketchup models

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    The last image is of the Personnel Drop Pods, each one can carry 12 people to the surface.
    SCE2Aux wrote: »
    ... Supply Ship render has a starfield background plate that a bit is brighter than the darkest shadows on the model, which I feel detracts from the realism a bit... I'd love to see more of that supply ship!

    Agreed, darkened up the starfield.
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    A couple more

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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann673 Posts: 1,323Member
    These are awesome ,look like old fashioned model shots.
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    Working on the frame texture

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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    Close up

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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    More work on the Material..
    Currently trying to construct an edge detection module group that detects inside and outside edges separately and works well in both EEVEE and CYCLES. I am very close.

    My tests from both EEVEE (3sec render) and CYCLES (30 min render) with procedural edge wear.

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    Initial verdict..
    Best overall look - Cycles

    Best handling of AO - EEVEE

    Eevee was able to recognize that when there were objects next to each other to not include AO, I have not found a way to remove AO like that in Cycles yet, any thoughts appreciated.

    I have seen several ways to detect edges in Blender but this way seems to be quite effective.
    If anyone is interested in the node tree, let me know.


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  • wibblewibble1220 Weimar, GermanyPosts: 545Member
    Starrigger wrote: »
    If anyone is interested in the node tree, let me know.

    I'm very much interested.
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    edited September 2022 #549
    Using Blender 3.2

    AO needs to be set for this to work in Eevee render mode

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    Edges Group
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    Inputs and Outputs:

    Inputs
    • Radius is the size of the edge wear 0 to 100 0 = no wear 100 = widest wear
    • Noise is the amount of noise you want to add to the edges
    • Grad(ient) Outside is the amount of blending applied to the outside edges - 0 is the most blended (no edge wear) 10 is the sharpest edge wear
    • Grad(ient) Inside is the amount of blending applied to the inside edges - 0 is the most blended (no edge wear) 10 is the sharpest edge wear
    • Surf(ace) Noise is a tool to add additional random wear to a mesh. It's not needed but I felt it was nice to wrap all of it up

    Outputs
    • Outside Mask for outside edges
    • Inside + Outside Mask that has both edge types - perhaps for screw and bolt threads that has similar wear
    • Inside Mask for Inside edges
    • Noise Mask for allover random surface wear

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    Tree (part II)
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    Entire Tree
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    Parts list (Nodes):
    • Noise Texture (1)
    • Musgrave Texture (1)
    • Math (4) set to Multiply
    • Ambient Occlusion (2)
    • ColorRamp (1)
    • Invert (3)
    • Mix (1)

    Here it is hooked up:
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    Producing these two without modifying when I switch over to Eevee from Cycles

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    Eevee viewport:
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  • wibblewibble1220 Weimar, GermanyPosts: 545Member
    Thank you for sharing.
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    wibble wrote: »
    Thank you for sharing.

    You are very welcome.
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    Reconfiguring the Hauler, a little more usable then the original.

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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann673 Posts: 1,323Member
    "Okay, okay, gimme a hand, I need you to lift me up to the door."

    Otherwise looks solid, nice to see you around.
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  • publiusrpubliusr551 Posts: 1,749Member
    I see this in the same world as THE BLACK HOLE
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    That would be interesting publiusr...

    Blue, I'm surprised you cant jump that high..

    Does this help? The bottom section drops down another 2 - 3 feet.

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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann673 Posts: 1,323Member
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    Okay, that ladder works well. I like how there's two levels of it as well.
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    Some new stuff... Still playing with importing into Blender

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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    Tinkering with another Sketchup model, moved to Blender

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  • rojrenrojren2400 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,991Member
    Nice design. I like the layering.
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804462 Posts: 11,127Member
    Starrigger wrote: »
    Tinkering with another Sketchup model, moved to Blender

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    That's awesome. I love the design and the materials.
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    Thanks, guys, I'm glad you enjoyed the images.

    I am making progress with my attempts at UV and Materials here is some more stuff

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  • HelotHelot391 Posts: 164Member
    Blender envy, sigh. Have to agree with other comments, I would be convinced these are studio model shots.
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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann673 Posts: 1,323Member
    Blenvy.

    They all look fantastic! Missed this thread, man.
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    Thanks again guys.

    Another ancient ship brought out of the vault...

    Put the little hopper ship in the landing bay for scale...

    Blue, you and I need to sit down and write out the story for these ships...

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  • publiusrpubliusr551 Posts: 1,749Member
    That is lovely
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    Thank you publiusr...

    For anyone interested in a good listen..

    https://www.audiobooks.com/promotions/promotedBook/695300/starrigger?fbclid=IwAR0RbCcqBZNCQnrKH5uPppvAB_Zbo0u4MyVP6LyRbeJ8evuzOyyt3nUs4Ms

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    This is the first book in the trilogy from which my user name and avatar are from...
    I do not, however think this "cover" comes close in excitement and originality to the original one done by James Gurney

    https://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2010/06/starrigger.html

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    Some guy named John Berkey did the sequel cover for Red Limit Freeway (I had not known this, or maybe I did, and somehow forgot...)

    With James again doing the third.. Paradox Alley

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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann673 Posts: 1,323Member
    "Is this a giant starfish?"
    "No, it's Patrick!"

    LOVE the long cargo things, you can carry a whole city in one of those things. Makes colonization a heck of a lot easier. Drop the cities with Starfish One, drop the people with Starfish Two.
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    "Is this a giant starfish?"
    "No, it's Patrick!"

    LOVE the long cargo things, you can carry a whole city in one of those things. Makes colonization a heck of a lot easier. Drop the cities with Starfish One, drop the people with Starfish Two.

    Dying here... =)

    It's the SS "Pa'T Rick" From the movie "Poseidon Adventure MMDXXX" Starring Robert Schwamm und Sandy Wangen

    Maybe I should make two that looks like salt and pepper shakers... then we could just sprinkle stuff around the planet from orbit..
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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann673 Posts: 1,323Member
    I believe the Daleks have a copyright claim on anything that looks like a pepper shaker in space.
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    I believe the Daleks have a copyright claim on anything that looks like a pepper shaker in space.

    Maan... All the good stuff is already taken!
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  • StarriggerStarrigger476 Posts: 702Member
    The mining ship, Home of the "Moles". Every time I moved it I found another view I liked...

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