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Posted on 16/10/13 7:20:58 PM
Deborah Morley
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Making a teacup
Well I'm still a long way off with lighting, materials, shine etc, but at least I have managed to line up the cup, the handle and the saucer. Now how on earth do you make a spoon?



Posted on 17/10/13 10:22:22 AM
Deborah Morley
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Another try and a few questions.
Is the default for Materials no material, which is why I couldn't get shine and reflection?
Does it make any difference if I merge the handle with the main cup?
When I added a material, new colour, shine and reflection; I selected all the material layers as in Front inflation, Front bevel etc and then applied it to all of them. As I made the shapes by bending at 360degress are there some 'faces' I should have ignored?
Good fun this.



Posted on 18/10/13 10:38:59 AM
Steve Caplin
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Re: Making a teacup
Excellent work! To answer your questions:

1. The default is a plain, plastic material. You do need to add reflections and shine if you want it. The easiest way is probably to choose a preset, and then modify that if you need to.

2. Yes, you should merge the handle with the cup - and the cup with the saucer. Only when objects are merged do they become part of the same 3D scene.

When they're part of the same scene you can make one produce reflections in another, and cast shadows on it; you can also rotate and manipulate the whole scene as one.

Merging 3D objects isn't the same as merging regular layers. You can still manipulate each object independently after they have been merged.

3. In this case, it looks like you've only used the Front Inflation material. But it does no harm to apply the same material to all faces of the object!

Yes, it is good fun, isn't it.

Posted on 18/10/13 3:48:32 PM
Deborah Morley
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Re: Making a teacup
Thanks for the answers Steve - now for the next questions!!

I've been trying to make a spoon, no problem with the cup, but when I made the handle I drew it side on to get it to curve properly but then I could never get the two items to join up properly, in the end I made a feature of it, but is there a better way to do this?
I have to say many years ago I made a friend a silver spoon, and i got it made faster than trying to attempt it in ps. Also can't get shine and reflection right. I tried IBL but couldnt see the ball or the texture is this a CC thing?



Posted on 18/10/13 3:57:32 PM
Steve Caplin
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Re: Making a teacup
That's looking really good! I think you've drawn it in just the right way. I'm particularly impressed with the shape of the bowl of the spoon - it's good and hollow. must have been tricky.

I don't know why you're having trouble with the shine... do you want to send me a file and I'll take a look at it?

Posted on 18/10/13 7:05:35 PM
Deborah Morley
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Re: Making a teacup
Thanks for your help Steve, adding an image to IBL lighting made all the difference.



Posted on 19/10/13 09:42:25 AM
Emil
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Re: Making a teacup
Amazing

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