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Otterman
11-05-2008, 05:46 AM
How on earth should i tackle this....so far ive kicked it off with a tesselated sphere but after that im clueless.

Any advice on how to best tackle this would be greatly appreciated.

3DGFXStudios
11-05-2008, 07:31 AM
Isn't that some sort of adobe illustrator art thing? Maybe you can make a ring with a twist first.

Otterman
11-05-2008, 07:43 AM
Isn't that some sort of adobe illustrator art thing? Maybe you can make a ring with a twist first.

Yeah-some smart alex has designed it and asked me to 3d-ify it! Hum-start off with a ring....then patch in the rest of the sphere...hum...interesting.

Im wrestling with it as i speak...im getting some nice shapes but still nothing close to the 2d visual.

Thanks for the suggestion...il give it a go :)

3DGFXStudios
11-05-2008, 08:26 AM
you can also boolean a twirlyshape out of a ball. i've been playing with it for 30min or so but it is indeed very hard to make something that looks like that. Good luck man!! ;)

3DGFXStudios
11-05-2008, 09:01 AM
Maybe this technique is usable? see attachment

Just stretch it a bit to fit your image a bit better..

Otterman
11-05-2008, 09:50 AM
Wow mr troll im impressed...thats neat..its a million times better than any of my attempts which im far too embarrassed to share.

Havnt got a clue how you managed to get this result-spesh the helix type bevel.

Care to give me a few tips or what tools to play with?

zippitt
11-05-2008, 10:38 AM
I think you can get something similar using a twist and bend.

Otterman
11-05-2008, 10:42 AM
I think you can get something similar using a twist and bend.

Yeah-they are the primary tools ive been playing with.....Im coming out with an infinite number of shapes but the one im actually aiming for...Grr!

Ha-its fun thou

zippitt
11-05-2008, 10:48 AM
Heh, yeah, tricky shape. You know most of the contours are all there, you might just want to try and spline patch it.

3DGFXStudios
11-05-2008, 01:03 PM
I started with a flat plane (just one poly). trippled it. Than I divided the flat plane using julienne2. Then I made a weight map. Then I bend that to a circle en scaled the inner points to 90%. Check the weight on the model. That tels you al lot ;).....

3DGFXStudios
11-05-2008, 01:06 PM
here's the one that I scaled a bit.