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stevenyc
03-23-2009, 05:10 PM
Hey there,

I have a question for the Lightwave experts in this forum. I want to create the flower bud 'strands' in the original image [top] and was wondering if this can be done in FibreFX. I am only interested in the strands. I want to animate them also. Please ignore the bud [sphere] and strand colors. I just threw the sphere in as simple object to grow my strands on. Feel free to laugh! :-).

The first image is what I am working towards. The 2nd and 3rd images are renders of my FibreFX attempts. Firstly, I want to add thickness to the individual fibers without using rail extrude/bones. Secondly, I want the fibers to converge at the center of the bud. I created the strands in Modeler and tried different settings in Layout. I also went through the NewTek tutorials.

Suggestions?

Steve

http://www.slhgraphics.com/original.jpg
Original

http://www.slhgraphics.com/attempt.jpg
Attempt #1

http://www.slhgraphics.com/attempt_2.jpg
Attempt #2

UnCommonGrafx
03-23-2009, 05:17 PM
Tubes and ropes, uved, would be the better bet for this.
FFX would suck at this, taking too long to render and too long to r&d it.

The rope editor would make this a very fun task.

The biggest problem I see is the texturing. Looks like you will need some surface space for that, surface space a tube represents better than ffx strands.

WCameron
03-24-2009, 12:17 PM
Or possibly Protons 'neon tubing' effect..

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32781&highlight=neon



- Will.

stevenyc
03-24-2009, 01:20 PM
I like the tube and ropes idea. I checked out the ropes website but unfortunately there isn't a mac version out yet, so I'll have to hold up on that for now. I don't understand about the texturing and surface space that you mentioned. Can you elaborate?
Tubes and ropes, uved, would be the better bet for this. The biggest problem I see is the texturing. Looks like you will need some surface space for that.

The Neon Tubing effect is interesting. Is that based on NewTek's neon text tutorial?

Or possibly Protons 'neon tubing' effect..