SKYLAB CHAT

Discussion in 'Freebie Chat' started by skylab, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    About Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip...who transformed failure into success :)





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  2. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    Interview with Charles Schulz. I never had the privilege of meeting Mr. Schulz, but I did have the opportunity of seeing some of his original strips on display at a youth retreat.






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  3. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    And finally, a brief glimpse of Snoopy and his typewriter from the Peanuts 3D movie :)




    Have a good morning all :)


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  4. Charles West

    Charles West Adventurous

    Good Morning ... Thanks for the vids Sky ... inspired once again to have fun with emotigirl.
     

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  5. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    Glad you liked the Schulz videos :) I've been searching through my old scene files for anything using Emotiguy, and I think I've found a couple of things. I'll take a look at them after I've had my afternoon nap, so I'll have fresh eyes. Right now the eyes aren't so fresh...haha.

    I did a couch potato years ago using Emotiguy, which was a texture and scaling instructions. I located the scene files this morning, so maybe it would work for an animation. Here's the link:

    COUCH POTATO

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  6. Charles West

    Charles West Adventurous

    Thanks Sky ... its not too bad on my munion morph
     

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  7. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    Yeah, that works fine for a couch potato :) I figured that you could use the texture on something you already had. I've been working with the scene file this evening, and I'm thinking about switching the table to the other side and having a point light in the lamp. I wanted to experiment with the lights before trying an animation. Emotiguy can tend to be shadowy, so I wanted to have his face lit up some. We'll see if something works tomorrow.
    Have a good evening everyone :)

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  8. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    Here you go, Emotiguy Couch Potato...revised and animated :)

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  9. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

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  10. Terre

    Terre Dances with Bees

    Fun stuff. :)
     
  11. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    This Shelby Cobra freebie seems to be MIA these days. I think it was even posted briefly on Rendo for sale, but is no longer available there. So if anyone runs across it, please share the link with us. It was a great model with incredibly detailed rigging. Here it is with new mats, and also an animation of Slon driving the original :)

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  12. Charles West

    Charles West Adventurous

    Yea Sky I create a file to reverse the settings in studio on textures so the minimum is a plus number and max is a minus number. I found that great using a b/w copy of your map, hence the bumps on my render... I found sometimes that Emotiguy/girl appear better with a bit of exadurated texture in a render... for the potato the reverse setting on the b/w copy and setting it to skin not plastic seemed the best. One trick on the guy girl is to make the maps for the girl... they will work on the guy as well but not the reverse.

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  13. Terre

    Terre Dances with Bees

    Good evening. :)
     
  14. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    Hey Terre :) Heard that another old friend ended up in the hospital this week, so I've kept myself busy with 3D while waiting by the phone and email. She returned home fine today after having a rough week. During the wait I've been adding to my website a lot of old animations and renders that, despite their flaws, were still good for a laugh, and I'm trying to date some of them also. I couldn't help but laugh at this one...when I was experimenting with making Reipus walk with Slon riding along, after Wayii had just released her Reipus textures...haha. I wish I had taken time to get the lighting better on this, and I hope to locate the scene file so that those changes can be made. Anyway, here's the original attempt, done in August 2014, four years ago :)

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  15. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    Another challenging animation in March of 2013 was Slon's basketball free throw...getting that ball to go through the hoop was not easy, and the only successful attempt was shooting with a very high arc :)

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  16. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    The very first animations that I tried were presets of Slon dancing done in DAZ Studio using aniMate. This was in February of 2012, before Slon had Wayii's blue texture applied. The animations were done during a Slon appreciation thread. I was still a novice at most everything, but I wanted to hang around the creative folks in order to learn, so I became the comic relief in between freebie posts. That was six years ago. And it was out of that experience of seeing animation at work through presets that I became interested in creating original stuff using Poser, since all the experienced content creators were using Poser at the time. And Wayii, out of kindness, wanted to include me in the freebie creators, and when I responded that I couldn't make anything, it was her suggestion that I create poses. That's when I made the transition to Poser in order to learn how to create poses for distribution. Since then, there have been a ga-zillion poses created...haha...but it all started with the aniMate dancing Slon. I'll post one here, and if anyone is interested in strolling down memory lane, the others are posted on this page on my website :)

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  17. skylab

    skylab Dances with Bees

    Here's Slon with Reipus, now with a surreal environment :)

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  18. Charles West

    Charles West Adventurous

    Wonderful renders Sky. A good start on the day to see the fun renders.
     
  19. Terre

    Terre Dances with Bees

    I remember some of those.. Makes for a pleasant sight after getting sad news at work today.
    I'm glad to hear your friend is doing better.
    (Just part of life. Another elderly customer, a very nice lady, is now gone.)
     
  20. Charles West

    Charles West Adventurous

    I found myself at the age when you meet an old friend from school days and spend at least 10 minutes of conversation is about who you heard had passed. Then you begin to have a catch up conversation. I wonder who will talk of me when I am gone but that is life.
     

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