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#1 2016-09-21 09:32:30

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Hello All !
I see here great 3d blender workers (users), I tried to make a "dark-crystal" with gimp and I find it "poor" or "weak" (sorry for my English) May be this dark-crystal will be better if done with blender... If someone is interesting in ... big thanks
What do you think ? (It will be nice with the bunsen flame inside (i got ideas but I'm blunderer not blenderer lol :
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#2 2016-09-21 10:26:30

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

@ragamatrix

It is much easier to make good-looking "crystals" with Blender, rather than GIMP!


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#3 2016-09-21 10:30:11

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Shape is not working, maybe it needs to be hexagon or something? Quicky: https://scrot.moe/image/U9yY

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#4 2016-09-21 10:41:52

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

damo wrote:

@ragamatrix

It is much easier to make good-looking "crystals" with Blender, rather than GIMP!

Yes... I never tried blender and I really don't know how it works, I need time to learn it ops monkey

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#5 2016-09-21 14:22:53

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Got me playing now
diamonds2.th.png
Probably very far from any realistic shading, but it is quite obvious that you need a lil more complex geometry (and postprocessing) to get something half-usefull/realistic. Nodes here.

edit: & the 3440x1440 version. (Again all postprocessing in Blender).

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#6 2016-09-21 14:37:42

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

You called it "diamonds" but that's more like Rhodolite Garnets, Chrome Tourmalines and Tanzanites - just to get away from the rubys, emeralds and sapphires that most would think about.

In a word:  beautiful!  I like it!


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#7 2016-09-21 14:42:32

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How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Yeah, the correct naming would probably be: icospheres beveled twice smile.

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#8 2016-09-21 14:43:59

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

brontosaurusrex wrote:

Got me playing now
https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2016/09/21/diamonds2.th.png
Probably very far from any realistic shading, but it is quite obvious that you need a lil more complex geometry (and postprocessing) to get something half-usefull/realistic. Nodes here.

Wow, You play well...
My first try with blender... Heu... ops big_smile  The idea is to make something precious in the dark way... A little bit like crunchbang wink May be the geologic name is "Schorl Tourmaline" I didn't succes to keep the transparency effect... I must learn...

1474468976.png

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#9 2016-09-21 14:53:00

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

^ Hey guys, we should be putting these experiments into their own thread. This one is supposed to be for finished wallpapers wink


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#10 2016-09-21 14:59:57

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Perhaps split the diamonds part into new thread named "Diamonds Icospheres beveled twice are 4evah"?

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#11 2016-09-21 15:48:21

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

damo wrote:

^ Hey guys, we should be putting these experiments into their own thread. This one is supposed to be for finished wallpapers wink

But may be this "Dark-Crystal" could become also a transparent .png icon creation... ? Just tell me were the topic will be moved wink

ok sorry for that useless question...

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#12 2016-09-21 15:51:49

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

It is already moved!

I look forward to your finished image in the Wallpapers thread smile  ...and don't forget to submit it to our DeviantArt group wink


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#13 2016-09-22 12:36:47

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Hi I've founded a little transparency, I learnt a bit more about blender (in a slow rate)1474547789.png
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#14 2016-09-22 13:01:30

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Transparency is not an easy subject to start learning Blender with! Good luck wink

If you register on Blend Swap for free downloads of .blend files, there are lots of crystal blends there to deconstruct and play with.


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#15 2016-09-22 13:23:16

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Thanks  cool I'll check it later, I'd like to create a sort of sci-fi pic which in the desert there is a big crystal a bit buried in the sand... What a story ! I know... I'm crazy...

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#16 2016-09-22 13:38:18

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

ragamatrix wrote:

Thanks  cool I'll check it later, I'd like to create a sort of sci-fi pic which in the desert there is a big crystal a bit buried in the sand... What a story ! I know... I'm crazy...

Not so crazy..... nice tutorial here: The Magic Mineral


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#17 2016-09-22 14:28:26

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

^Thank-you damo, great advice ! Now I know what to do ... when I'll get more time wink

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#18 2016-09-27 13:48:50

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Hi again... Ok I've founded an artist wo make really "incredibles" things with crystals.. I wanted to share it with you:
Justin Maller

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#19 2016-09-27 16:56:04

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^ Nice link - thanks smile


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#20 2016-10-06 08:23:28

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Hi; I'm learning blender really slowly but I wanted to share you a weird picture I have modified with a strange "bubble" floating on mars, I don't know who is the author of the original one but I really like it and thank to him.
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#21 2016-10-06 14:56:38

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Re: How to draw "crystals" with Blender etc?

Do a reverse image search, using eg TinEye.


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