While i know i cannot force anyone to comment unless they want to do so out of their own free will i must say that i was very curious how part two would be received.
It was the first time i made the main focus of a video the artistic process itself. As any artist does i doubt my skills, especially since im self taught. It was a good personal challenge in that way to expose myself a little bit.
I was hoping to get some feedback which would affirm my decision to face this challenge and grow a little bit, both in confidence and in my choice for topics of video tutorials.
As you can imagine, this wall of silence, despite the video being clearly viewed on vimeo is not doing my confidence any favors. It makes me wonder wether ive somehow blundered or made some other grave mistake i am unaware of.
That said i still think i made a rather nice video with a lot of good information in it. If i didnt believe that i would not have posted it in the first place.
Without anyone commenting (good or bad) that's hard to verify though.
vidiot The little app i use for that is called "showoff".
Post by quirkusmandible on Jun 7, 2010 0:20:01 GMT 1
I bet this took a lot of energy to make. Congratulations, it turned out very good.
Very bold move on your part to do something like this. Before I started recording myself while I sculpt i was not aware of how hard it is to sculpt and not mess up too much. So any time you record yourself sculpting is a pressure, what you've done here is just add up some more on that.
I really like that you've actually made this tutorial as much about seeing as it is about sculpting. Because that's what it's about, you can only sculpt what you can visualize. I believe that more than half of the battle is learning how to see and be able to visualize things with more clarity, rather than knowing a technique (even more so related to 3d because it's so technical - just knowing how an app works won't get you far).
Nice video, recommended to anyone learning how to draw or sculpt!
As for your skills and confidence, keep it up there is no room for you to get down on your self. You sculpt with great confidence!
Im glad you like the approach i took. That was actually the scariest part for me. Showing how i find the shapes while i sculpt. Ofcourse this knowledge also comes from books, sites and tutorials but it somehow still feels like a personal thing to share. Its just my interpretation after all.
"As for your skills and confidence, keep it up there is no room for you to get down on your self. You sculpt with great confidence!"
Thankyou. As much as id like to be able to build up confidence on my own hearing that means alot.
markjoel60 Good point on creating a seperate thread for it. Consider it done. I know i should not be impatient and there are probably good reasons for the comments being slow (like the video being hidden in the thread for part 1). I was just a bit anxious to find out what people were thinking. I hope you will enjoy it when you get time to see it.
Awesome 3dioot, I just noticed part two. I can't get enough of this scupltris info... thanks for taking the time and putting so much effort into teaching and showing others. I just downloaded part two and am looking forward to soaking it all in. I like the look of that model as it sits before you started sculpting it, so I'm sure to enjoy the rest of it.
3dioot - THANK YOU for taking time out of your life so that you may share your knowledge with us. I very much appreciate all your hard work. I have just had time to glance at it - but it looks stellar. This little community is growing and there are so many talented and sharing people here. Thanks again, I have learned much. Ummm, aah...whatcha got planned for part 3? ;D
>>Without anyone commenting (good or bad) that's hard to verify though.<<
3Dioot - don´t expect to much response. I can feel that after (making 3D video tuts myself - usually for Art of Illusion), but as I´m no artist and just love the program, I see that as something like "give back something".
All I can say is, that your video helped me a lot getting a better idea of what -and how it - can be done with Sculptris. Your voice is quite good for this - especially since this is not your mother tongue and even if it was it is pretty hard to model and explain at the same time - not to mention looking for the screen capture software etc....
Maybe cut the tutorials in smaller chunks - people can´t follow to long.
Cheers Vid btw: Thanks - I´ve found the small tool.
quirkusmandible I was a little pressed for time this morning when i replied but i just wanted to add i wholeheartedly agree with your idea's on visualizing and seeing (obviously).
Also to be honest modeling in 3d has become very intuitive the last few years. It has become much easier to focus on the "artistic" side without having to sidestep all the time to deal with technical constraints of the software. Sculptris is in that aspect a real step up. You can experiment without punishment until you get the shapes you want. Its fantastic for learning.
markjoel60 "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 forgot to thank you for that kind advice. It got me unstuck and moving when i had trouble to start recording part2.
tdachel Thankyou. Your very welcome. I would lie if i would say im not toying with idea's for version three. But at the same time i need to hang back now and just relax for a while.
My passion for sculping always comes in spurts. I spend a mad amount of time on it, then grow silent for a while, then spend a mad amount of time on it again. Im trying to get that crazy cycle a little more steady. Both to improve my enjoyment of it and to make certain i steadily improve.
So all in all we'll see. Im certain ill release something again (its too much fun not too; stress or no stress) i just dont know when.
vidiot Actually im quite happy with the response i have gotten so far. Just as long as i know its appreciated and actually useful i can extrapolate more people see it and not everyone replies. Thats part of life. Its just the insecurity that got the better of me for a moment.
Im glad my video was useful to you. Its indeed not my native tongue. Its funny cause i dont seem to be in the "language part" of my brain when i sculpt which makes it worse. I have to chuckle a bit when i hear myself back; sometimes the words your looking for seem so obvious when you hear it back.
I could have made it more compact and i will definately try to keep that in mind for future video's. Im not a real big fan on chopping things into lots of little pieces though if i dont see a logical way to section it up. That may just be me though. ;D
Glad to hear you found the tool. As you can understand i will be expecting a nice video tutorial from you soon.
Ill post a few more tools in the "how to record a video" sticky at the top of this subforum which may interest you so i suggest you take a look there in a few minutes.
First of all, I have to say a big-big thank You. You help Me much. Your first videotutor is awesome.
I waited that the 2nd vidtut would be the paint and bump section tutor. So, it will be good. The 2nd nose modeling video is not bad, but I lost in the jungle of paint, bumps, materials and brushes. So, I look forward a painting tutor. ;o)
Great intro man. Gives a good intro to the various tools. Havent watched your nose yet, but will soon. Ta mate:) Oh and one I miss is how to best sculpt a hand. I find this very diffecult, as each finger gets in the way of sculpting.. well.. each finger.