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Tony3d
02-07-2008, 04:45 AM
I need help making a grass tiki bird hut roof. Any suggestions? This is what I'm talking about. I don't think SAS Lite can do grass that long. Thanks guys and gals.

Tony3d
02-07-2008, 09:31 AM
Got something that looks pretty good. All it needs is some bamboo. Any suggestions?

Tony3d
02-07-2008, 10:26 AM
Anybody know where I can get a model or tutorial on straight bamboo?

JeffrySG
02-07-2008, 01:25 PM
Tony,

I would think that one easy way to do this would be to use a subpatched cylinder (5 or 6 sides should be fine) and put in some extra control loops every time you want some of the 'knuckles' to appear. You can then push them out a bit by the 'knuckles' to create the bumps in the bamboo....

Hope this helps!
Jeff

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4849/bambooskl2.jpg
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7435/picture1oc3.png
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9046/picture2hn5.png

JeffrySG
02-07-2008, 01:26 PM
ps. the roof looks pretty good so far! :)

RollerJesus
02-07-2008, 01:38 PM
that roof does look good. don't think you would need to do the bumps with geometry though. Probably could just make a bump map out of the texture you use.

Giacomo99
02-07-2008, 04:37 PM
That roof looks great! Is that Sasquatch fur or did you model the geometry somehow? Please post details.

Tony3d
02-07-2008, 06:21 PM
That roof looks great! Is that Sasquatch fur or did you model the geometry somehow? Please post details.

I used SAS Lite. I took the knife tool and subdivided the roof in two spots, then used rounder to round the knifed sections. See attached images.

Tony3d
02-07-2008, 06:29 PM
Tony,

I would think that one easy way to do this would be to use a subpatched cylinder (5 or 6 sides should be fine) and put in some extra control loops every time you want some of the 'knuckles' to appear. You can then push them out a bit by the 'knuckles' to create the bumps in the bamboo....

Hope this helps!
Jeff

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4849/bambooskl2.jpg
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7435/picture1oc3.png
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9046/picture2hn5.png

Hi thanks for the input. I have to admit I'm not very versed in subpatches. Can you give me more details how you did that. I assume you used the knife tool to make 3 cuts, then moved points in and out. Is this correct, or way off base?

Giacomo99
02-07-2008, 09:10 PM
I assume you used the knife tool to make 3 cuts, then moved points in and out. Is this correct, or way off base?

It's even easier than that. I'm guessing he made five cuts and then used the "Size" tool on each of the three "inside" rings of points.

If you look for a introductory SubPatch tutorial (sorry, I don't have one easily linked, but there are plenty out there) you will probably be able to pick up the basic methodology in less than an hour.

Tony3d
02-08-2008, 06:39 AM
Made the Bamboo. Thanks for all your help.

JeffrySG
02-08-2008, 08:33 AM
you got it right, Giacomo99... :)

Tony, some of my subpatch videos might help you out a bit in that area... link in my sig...