Funny. Actually i find SketchUp so far from any CAD or technical design software that i find it frustrating. I fight for months with the 3DMax version i had in my office to align textures to sides of a mesh... using scripts and any sort of things that i, as a programmer, can sort out....
now we don't have 3DMax anymore and just doing some simple UVW mapping in sketchup is a real pain.
I find Sketchup very intuitive to use, but as I have no other knowledge of 3D programs, I have no habits to unlearn. The first thing I learned with it is "don't fight the program", it works with inference, you have to adjust to it.
I am trying to use it make some 3D shapes, but I'll print them to draw the details and then I'll color in Photoshop.
I am more used to use Sketchup in my illustrations, but shapes for 3D models are easier, because they have to be kept to a minimum (imho, if you can paint a detail, you don't need to model it.
Looks good to me, I put together a layout tool for chunky dungeons and Castleworks Ultimate from WWG. To make snapping easier layout a grid of 1 inch squares say 30x30 inchs then create your master elements and rest them around the side and copy and paste them when you want one. then grab a lower corner and it'll naturally "grab" to the grid...
might have a picy:
not sure if your interested but here's the base grid:
Post by BilliamBabble Inked Adventures on Mar 16, 2011 11:06:59 GMT -9
Thanks guys, there's quite a bit here for me to chew over.
I think I must me just too impatient to learn exactly how to use a piece of software, I always go in demanding a specific result rather than playing about, I was assuming my problem was with CAD concepts, but like Parduz says, it works differently, so I'm guessing it's about "not fighting the program" - which I definitely do, Bhoritz. After my break-up with Paint Shop Pro 8, GIMP just didn't understand my needs, but slowly we worked it through.
Ooh - fold-up nets in Flattery - this could come in very useful!
Excellent pic, Sirrob. It looks so much easier than scrolling through a whole menu of models. More like Lego! There's so many amazing pre-made dungeon models out there.
Actually that base might really help me out, thanks for that.
I think I need to be locked in a log cabin for a month with no distractions a broadband connection and pile of microwave meals, and then I'll crack it.
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9