So after finding the short cuts to delete selections and delete inverted selection I did isolate my horns in ReMake and I did then manage to get them into Sculptris and have been smoothing and pinching and generally finding it really pleasant. Intuitive I think.


Just have to remember that there is a limited number of times you can undo!


 


 


The brush is also cool, I need to see if I can change the shape not just size but the pinching, crease, and smoothing tool have done so much already!


And yes, I am building this as a symmetric piece so it may need care when I print- but I am inflating the base so that should give enough room to put in a foam layer for comfort.

I will still work in sketchup to make my Ahsoka hilts but I need something a bit more powerful than Sculptris or Remake to do what I need to do for all the horns.. I can’t easily find an ability to copy and take out selections in either so what the heck.


Oh sculptris looks brilliant for putting textures on, but my Remakes models are the full scene when all I want is the head. ANd so I can probably use sculptis to make my own fantasy horns, my head cast and put them into blender and assemble in digital space.


I have tried to make my horns in Sketch up. it’s.. well the curve is a bit too complicated otherwise is is pretty easy to make a twisted cone. It’s the very particular curves of this sculpt!


Basically we are having our third severe weather event in just over a month so working on plastic and latex or anything that will be affected by condensation is not a goer today.


I will also work on my Worth beading pattern 🙂 So excited 🙂 All new post about that one too 🙂

I managed to get a one month subscription to Autodesk Remake (not easy with geo-locking and my country not being specified, and then I wasn’t sure where in the app to put my code (hint- cog-> welcome screen.) but so worth it! I’ll do this again later in the year as I have so much clay and now have a good idea of what the scan will capture.


With 186 photos:



vs the 50 before:



So tomorrow I’ll attempt the full 250 in the backyard (currently a bit swampy- thanks big storms) as this is a marked improvement! Also I’ll possibly even be able to take the horns off my head cast and try them in total isolation as well as get my head cast done.


I may also see if I can get my hands photographed 🙂


I am so wishing I was able to get the texture detail to work, it might make the model easier to capture in fact.

I have been using @Autodesk @AutodeskReMake for a while. Just the free version while I practice how to photograph my models. I think I finally cracked it, and it’s almost certainly going to offer great results once I pay for the subscription and can send 250 photos not just 50 😉


 


So my very first test.


I can’t find my photos but basically I started with the head cast a little way from my far workroom corner and took photos with it stationary.


 


Looking at the model put out through different angles:



So here you can see the rest of the room was partially captured but the sculpt is well defined.



Isolating the sculpt and it’s even captured all the clay shavings! Just a few lumps in the horns but otherwise I’m impressed.


However I was not really able to get close enough in all angles around my sculpt to get decent shots of the underside of the horns.


 


So I watched a few more tutorials and a few suggested rotating the object rather than standing up and lying down to get angles otherwise difficult.



This was in the same place as before. The doorhandle looks mildly terrifying…



Still on the same stand and this time against a wall in better light. Well I have bricks!



So I painted the horns pink! And put them on a tall stand to really isolate them. Again the horns disappear and there is a great view of the wall.


 


Okay so obviously this sculpt needs to be static not moved around. I realised the back deck is often protected from harsh sunlight but offers good light bouncing from many surfaces. So to the deck with my pink horns on a spike and finally got this:


  


Lots of background but the horns are easy to isolate.



So finally some of the ridge detail is captured! But still quite lumpy.


 


Each model used the 50 photo limit. I do think with 250 photos I’ll be able to get all the detail needed.


 


So for a sculpt like this, of complexity of line:


Do make sure the model is static. Do not rotate it for different angles, move yourself around instead.


Get it at a height where you can get images from underneath as well as on top and all around (for me this is about knee to waist high)


Get some photos with the full area around you as that will help isolate the model and put it in context.


Get some mid distance images.


 


Once those are done you can get in close. I have to reset where my camera focuses because I got a few where the point was on the deck.


 


But yes. I’m going to set up a few sculpts outside so I can digitise a good number of them. Shae for one, old Maley horns for another. And I’ll melt some clay and pour into some other molds to capture them as well 🙂 I think with one month Subscription I can get a reasonable number captured. Heck I will even capture my Togruta horns for in case I have to move and my molds have to go bye bye. I may have someone who could take them on but I’m not 100% sure.


 

http://www.barnesnz.co.nz/


Henderson Auckland!!!


!!!!!!! I can’t really justify 27kg of the stuff but they have the S foam 130 flex!


http://www.barnesnz.co.nz/polyurethane/s-foam-130-flex-foam-1392


This is what I used for my super squishy and very flexible Togruta headpieces 🙂


It’s a bit tricky when you don’t have a perfect mold that includes headcast but this time I do sort of! This will make the foam fill in the space perfectly 🙂 I can keep my molds!!!


 


Also this is not what I used but could be ideal for paint:


http://www.barnesnz.co.nz/polyurethane/sc92-single-component-coating-1291

Yes, today is dedicated to getting latex in all the molds. Possibly also making latex molds, possibly also getting my last scraps of forex (foamed PVC) and various small costume parts sorted.


But definitely all the latex as I am going to try and get a cast of my Shaak Ti montral as well as Ahsoka 🙂

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Mar. 17th, 2017 09:42 pm
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http://invisiblemoose.tumblr.com/post/86719450287/absolutely-stunning-maleficent-cosplay-d


 




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  • You ROCK! As always.
















      • ADMIN

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      • June 26, 2014




      Thank you 🙂


















    • KRISTIN

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    • June 4, 2014




    This is hands down the best maleficent costume I’ve seen! Wonderful job. I want one 🙂
















      • ADMIN

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      • June 11, 2014




      Thank you 🙂 Super fun to wear, a total pain to make but worthwhile 🙂


















    • CHANELLE

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    • June 25, 2014




    I love this!!!! Is the headpiece available for purchase?
















      • ADMIN

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      • June 26, 2014




      Thank you 🙂 I still have my molds and am thinking of doing a number of casts while I have the product (finally got a large amount of aerosil/cabosil which makes it lay up easily in a curved mold and not run out everywhere!













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Mar. 16th, 2017 03:46 am
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@SWTOR ASHARA IN PRODUCTION!


by admin, January 14, 2015





Believe it or not the extreme sun is not helpful casting latex but this is the base hold everything together layer, next up is the evening and texturising.

The montral molds are in the pink bin. They are all different shades but they do match 🙂




@SWTOR ASHARA TEST WEAR


by admin, January 15, 2015





Love them, will shorten the front ones a bit but the colour just gets darker in pics which is great 🙂



EARS MOSTLY WORKED 🙂


by admin, January 20, 2015


 





I just have always had issues, so I may cast the next set as hollow pieces



I HEAR YOU FACE CAST..


by admin, January 30, 2015





But a distance photo was needed to check over all fin flare. May need a little fixing.

Getting there 🙂


Now to sleep 🙂



LOVE THESE SO MUCH!


by admin, January 25, 2015





We have very directional low light but here, wig sewn around the horns 🙂 they really do stay on just with the wig combs 🙂



madame vastra

Mar. 15th, 2017 02:17 am
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MADAME VASTRA


by admin, January 24, 2015





Sooooo, yep taking the face off so I can mold the back and sides in ultracal and then cast in latex. Then I can slip the cast over my better headcast and sculpt the face, then mold that and cast that in silicone.




MADAME VASTRA BACK


by admin, January 24, 2015





Decided to start the back now, leaving the front and fin until tonight as it really is very soft. Even texturing is a bit tricky. Might have to use the smallest silicone brush.

Hmmm maybe even a skewer.




MADAME VASTRA SCALES


by admin, January 28, 2015





That was much faster than the back 🙂 but the other side is going to be hard to match. Might need some paper and pins 🙂




MADAME VASTRA SIDE TWO


by admin, January 29, 2015





Yep, masking tape to help measure 🙂 The tape is now gone. The lines are balanced but definitely individual on each side 🙂 hoping to get this back half done this week. But I am permanently fatigues and this is making time management difficult.




MADAME VASTRA TWO ROWS


by admin, January 24, 2015


 





This is the sketch, essentially. Trying to make it even before I start to make individual scales. I may have to make a stamp to really make it work.




MALEFICENT EAR 🙂


by admin, January 22, 2015





Should come in handy for a few projects 🙂



MALEFICENT WIG HACKING


by admin, January 24, 2015





So this happened…. I still need to sew the wefts together at the back. But I also have to file down the sides of the horn base- they push my ears out.

Way too hot to wear these but hey. Good practice.

Might glue the horns in place which means… Yep. Gonna have to cast a new set for wearing with the helmet (which has been cut up the middle front but otherwise left intact.)


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