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mjroddy
03-22-2003, 01:26 PM
:rolleyes: Ok, bad pun.
But what I'm looking for is the tutorial that I THINK I saw somewhere that showed how to do convincing curtains. I'm going to be doing a stage (VERY simple) and need curtains behind my subject.
I doubt that they'll move, but it would be good practice for me to know how.
I thought about just a simple plane with a fixed point every 10cm or so and then bunching them up, but I didn't want to run MD for every frame. So now I'm thinking on just modeling the fabric, but haven't had any success with decent folds.
Any advice would be most appreciated.

SplineGod
03-22-2003, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by mjroddy
:rolleyes: Ok, bad pun.
But what I'm looking for is the tutorial that I THINK I saw somewhere that showed how to do convincing curtains. I'm going to be doing a stage (VERY simple) and need curtains behind my subject.
I doubt that they'll move, but it would be good practice for me to know how.
I thought about just a simple plane with a fixed point every 10cm or so and then bunching them up, but I didn't want to run MD for every frame. So now I'm thinking on just modeling the fabric, but haven't had any success with decent folds.
Any advice would be most appreciated.
I would build the curtains with splines.

Skonk
03-22-2003, 04:06 PM
MD could get u some pritty accurate folds but i think as larry said it would be easier to just make them, splines are a good idea :)

James..

riki
03-22-2003, 04:29 PM
I've got a tut on this page http://www.suture.net/tutorials/modeling/page02.htm just scroll down to the last entry.

Heimhenge
03-23-2003, 12:12 AM
The American flag tutorial in the manual uses a displacement map with a turbulence filter. Looked pretty good for a simple setup, if you really want the curtains to move. Of course, you'll have to tweak it a bit depending on _how_ you want them to move.

HowardM
03-23-2003, 02:09 PM
look at newteks tutorials, theres a curtain tut already!

trentonia
03-24-2003, 09:07 AM
...and here is the actual link. http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/animation/curtain/index.html

mjroddy
03-24-2003, 10:13 AM
Thanks, folks!
After all the info on this thread I've decided to do a combo of techniques. Largly it will be with riki's, since the majority of what I'm doing will be just my character in front of the curtain. But then I was thinking on add a curtain open in the beginning, since it looks so cool - and we all know that looking cool is what it's all about, right?
Thanks very much for the advice and support.

ivanjs
03-24-2003, 12:45 PM
Or you could draw it in the top view with sketch, extrude it, put some saslite on it for texture and voila! Curtains!!!
John
http://homepage.mac.com/johnselvia/

riki
07-25-2003, 03:12 AM
Hi ivanjs, nice finish to the fabric. There is also a velvet preset which works quite well.

ivanjs
07-25-2003, 05:39 AM
Hey, didn't even know there was a velvet preset. Have to look for that one. Love the Sasquatch lite look, but took a while to render.
John
Gallery: http://homepage.mac.com/johnselvia/

riki
07-25-2003, 06:12 AM
There's also a Velvet shader but I thik I picked that up from somewhere else.

trentonia
07-25-2003, 07:58 AM
Here's another one for you http://www.imadjinn-cgi.com/TUT/curtain_tute/curtain_tute.html

Rich
07-25-2003, 12:58 PM
I used that curtain tut from the newtek site to create a curtain for my new website and I used flicker to export it as a flash file. My website is still wip. Once I finish it I will make it my main page.

Here is the link http://www.imake3d.com/index2.html Like I said it's still wip :) Also you need flash 6 for it to work.

richpr
07-26-2003, 01:45 PM
The free Velvet 6 shader from Happy Digital, go look on Flay (http://www.flay.com)

mjroddy
07-26-2003, 04:00 PM
Went to Flay and did a search for
Lightwave velvet
velvet 6
happy digital
and didn't see the shader you were refering to. What can I do to find it?
Thanks - mjr

riki
07-26-2003, 07:35 PM
Here it is http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=164

mjroddy
07-27-2003, 03:12 PM
Thank you. -mjr

richpr
07-27-2003, 04:29 PM
Alternatively... (from Flay after searching for 'velvet' ;)

Fast Velvet, no options:

http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=882 (http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=882)

Happy Digital Freebie Velvet shader
http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=894

FX Velvet / Second FX Shaders
http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=791
http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1120

TN Velvet (Japanese)
http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=976

and Shades, which was already provided...

riki
07-27-2003, 08:28 PM
Thanks for the links Rich, will check them out.