EDIT: Just want to say I got through the whole thing, and found it very helpful. Most of the brushes do what I expect, but the discussion on tessellation was really helpful for me. Now I finally understand what Sculptris is doing...
Last Edit: Jun 1, 2010 13:58:38 GMT 1 by markjoel60
Just wanted to say a Big Thanks for the effort you've put into this 1st Primer. I've come to Sculptris having mainly used CAD/NURBS based programs for making jewellery with. So this Primer is perfect for me & exactly what any newbie needs to get a basic feel for how things work within Sculptris. Looking forward to your 2nd part.
Very nice, i'm about half way through the video atm The only suggestion I have that may improve it is to break it into smaller videos for those just wanting to learn a specific part, like brushes, or tessellation ect
markjoel60 Your welcome. Im especially glad the part on dynamic tessellation was useful to you. I went back and forth on explaining that principle but in the end im glad i did.
colwax Thanks. Im very happy to hear it suits you since it should get new people a running start. I think ill save part 2 for the weekend. Right now its time to chill and perhaps sculpt a little (gasp).
tdachel Your welcome man. Dont worry it will come; i actually look forward more to creating part 2 then i did to part 1. Creating something is always more fun.
wasa Thanks. I did consider that and agree its a bit lengthy. I may split it in two parts making the brushes part 1b. Thats about as far as i would go though since i think dynamic tessellation is a core part of understanding sculptris right there with navigation and brush control. Cant have one without the other. ;D
@edwartart Thanks for commenting on the video It will stay on vimeo because i like that place best for video hosting.
I will add my thanks for a well done video. I have been using Sculptris for a few weeks now, but still picked up a few gold nuggets that I was not aware of before. You are a very patient and thoughtful teacher.
pzzs7f For some reason i read your nick as pizzas7force! Must be easier to remember to retype for my reply. ^_^
Your welcome and part 2 is being worked on.
@smarterthenyoulook Thanks. The word evangelize made me smile. It does feel like that when your enthusiastic about something free doesnt it.
------- I am working on part2 but its alot more challenging then the first. I have picked out a feature of the face. But then what? Do i sculpt it while talking? (this could backfire since i normally grow quiet when sculpting) Do i sculpt it first and then narrate it? How do i deal with showing reference? It makes me scratch my head. The ear i sculpted as part of my 3dcoat primer was relatively comment free. But i cant really do that this time since the whole second part is dedicated to sculpting. Challenging!
I attached a little picture of the base model i will supply with part 2. This will serve as the jump of point for the feature we will be modelling. And no, im not telling what feature it is just yet.
I am working on part2 but its alot more challenging then the first. I have picked out a feature of the face. But then what? Do i sculpt it while talking? (this could backfire since i normally grow quiet when sculpting) Do i sculpt it first and then narrate it? How do i deal with showing reference?
Well, FWIW, I say just voice over. I don't know what you are using for your cam recording, but Camtasia gives you post productions options. You can add a caption if you think something is not apparent.
But I like listening to artists talk while they work -- even if it is sort of random stream of consciousness stuff. You never know when something will strike a chord.
Taron's Organic Modeling DVD cracked me up several times when I was watching him work through something, and he was talking about it. It makes it more watchable for me.
By contrast the Digital Tutors guy puts me to sleep. (At least the few I've watched.) Not trying to put anyone down... but for me, the guy sounds like he is reciting a script, and it is really pedantic. (And it always sounds like he is talking down to me... Maybe it's just me, but I found it annoying -- when it wasn't putting me to sleep...)
Just be yourself, and have fun, would be my advice. Oh, and I love listening to other accents! It always reminds me of how international art really is!
I dont pretend to be a master in anatomy but i do hope this will help you make sense of the nose and, in general, help you on your way with interpreting the reference materials that are available on the web. Dont forget to let me know what you think; im very curious.
And yes; i do know how long it is. What can i say; time flew by.