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Re: Fury's 3D CG Art

Posted: 02 Jan 2022, 19:38
by Tuffnut'sChicken
Nice! I like how the whole environment works together like that. It's got a great feel!

Out of curiosity, what does the Subdivision Surface modifier do?

Re: Fury's 3D CG Art

Posted: 02 Jan 2022, 22:41
by Dragonrider's Fury
Tuffnut'sChicken
02 Jan 2022, 19:38
Nice! I like how the whole environment works together like that. It's got a great feel!

Out of curiosity, what does the Subdivision Surface modifier do?
Thanks, Chicken! :D

Uh... how to explain... Basically, you could say it smooths objects by increasing the resolution (I.E. the number of vertices, edges, and faces) and recalculating how the geometry should "flow", if that makes sense. Here's a couple examples:
Cube:
I start with a standard cube, made of six identical square faces joined at right angles

The Subdivision Surface modifier (hereafter referred to by the more common name of "Subsurf"), at one level, subdivides each face into two faces both ways, so there are now four faces for each of the previous faces. This new geometry is then recalculated to flow better, being smoothed and thus becoming a little more spherical.

At two levels of Subsurf, each of the original faces is subdivided into three faces both ways, for a total of nine faces for each original face, recalculated and smoothed as previously.

And so on.

Gear: Like so with this object.
No Subsurf:

One level:

Two levels:

Et cetera.


Make sense?

Re: Fury's 3D CG Art

Posted: 28 Jan 2022, 23:44
by Dragonrider's Fury


Re: Fury's 3D CG Art

Posted: 07 Mar 2022, 17:31
by Dragonrider's Fury
I've been working on a very simple bird model for the past several days, and I believe it is finished! I had to do a quick full render so it could be better-appreciated. :)

Re: Fury's 3D CG Art

Posted: 16 Mar 2022, 23:50
by Dragonrider's Fury
A little tribute to Viggo Grimborn. I wish you could see the Maces and Talons piece better, but I couldn't find a good way to do that. :unsure:


Re: Fury's 3D CG Art

Posted: 17 Mar 2022, 13:20
by Dragonrider's Fury
A couple alternate angles:


Re: Fury's 3D CG Art

Posted: 28 Mar 2022, 22:28
by Dragonrider's Fury


Re: Fury's 3D CG Art

Posted: 15 Apr 2022, 15:37
by Dragonrider's Fury
"Night Fury! Get DOWN!!"
I sometimes find it easy to forget that the Night Fury, despite often acting like a winged kitten, has the reputation of being "the unholy offspring of lightning and death itself" for a reason. This might help to remind me of that. >:(



Re: Fury's 3D CG Art

Posted: 16 Apr 2022, 17:12
by BooksAreLikeDragons
Dragonrider's Fury
28 Mar 2022, 22:28

Wow, it's beautiful, and I love how it looks almost photo-realistic. If Across the Archipelago (which I will continue working on at some point, but I'm just not sure when would be the right time) could have those visuals in the future, that would be incredible! :) (Although that would probably only be possible on a higher-end computer, and I know you want AtA to be playable for everyone, so maybe the player could adjust the graphics in the settings.)

By the way, I was looking at the HTTYD subreddit the other day, and someone posted your art in the Tri-Weekly Toothless Doodle. https://www.reddit.com/r/httyd/comments ... oodle_376/

Re: Fury's 3D CG Art

Posted: 16 Apr 2022, 19:23
by Dragonrider's Fury
BooksAreLikeDragons
16 Apr 2022, 17:12
Dragonrider's Fury
28 Mar 2022, 22:28
~Snip~
Wow, it's beautiful, and I love how it looks almost photo-realistic.
Thank you! I generally try for as much photorealism as possible/practical. :)
BooksAreLikeDragons
16 Apr 2022, 17:12
If Across the Archipelago (which I will continue working on at some point, but I'm just not sure when would be the right time) could have those visuals in the future, that would be incredible! :) (Although that would probably only be possible on a higher-end computer, and I know you want AtA to be playable for everyone, so maybe the player could adjust the graphics in the settings.)
That would surely be nice, but I very highly doubt we'll be able to even come close to that. The BGE's built-in shaders are far too basic (I think... :P ), and I don't know enough to write my own. :/ But "There's no such thing as impossible, only improbable," so I'm not going to completely write off the possibility. ;)

BooksAreLikeDragons
16 Apr 2022, 17:12
By the way, I was looking at the HTTYD subreddit the other day, and someone posted your art in the Tri-Weekly Toothless Doodle. https://www.reddit.com/r/httyd/comments ... oodle_376/
Yup. Since joining the HTTYD Artists Discord, I've given Net a number of my artworks to post for that. :)