Page 5 of 6

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:05 pm
by Matt Sederberg
Chris Botha wrote:an intersting one.. :tsAppend: and bobs your aunty..

both for me.. the tattoo and the ring!

302613_215916831807767_100001683553250_553912_208679591_n.jpg
step2.jpg
edge.jpg
top.jpg
bottom.jpg


Nice one Chris. Good time to use tsAppend :tsAppend: . This is the type of thing that many beginner users think should be a push-button in T-Splines. I guess it is relatively straightforward but you need to lay out your faces the right way. Good work.

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:58 pm
by Chris Botha
I initially used tspipe for almost everything, simply because it was easier, but you are correct... tsappend used correctly is far more powerful, better control over fine areas..

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:55 pm
by Chris Botha
My next TS project! New body shell in foam for my Drone. will fibreline the shell after. adding some mechanical fitting areas for GoPro HD cam etc.. This job is screaming for TSplines ! :)

the existing outside shell is like so



sketched out a few ideas will model next week.. happily it just just just fits on my cnc..

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:46 pm
by JSantocono
Fun project!

Does the Drone can hold a GoPro camara? (weight)

JuanS

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:30 pm
by Chris Botha
eap, can hold around 110gr.. so need to dump the external fixturing system and add a locating thread instead... quite a fe wof them around but all work on adding more weight to existing frame, I plan to reduce weight of frame, increase strength and leave more room for the 2600MAH (orig = 1000mah) battery AND the Go Pro.. at current its not possible to have both and orioginal battery only = 10 minutes flight time.. so i want to make a construct that i can build a "skeleton" around, fibleglass, carbon fibre the construct and add mounting points..

the AR Drone 2 apparently features GPS tracking too.. I wont buy one tho.. it was hard enough convincing the wife that this was legitimate research...

also you need to be carefull because you can kiss your drone (300 bucks) and camera (300bucks) goodbye quite easily in the wind.. so think extra weight will actualy help handling, less nimble but more stability..

so this doenst happen ;)


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:34 pm
by Chris Botha
xcuse the language.. i was NOT happy... ;)

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:27 pm
by JSantocono
Chris Botha wrote:.. it was hard enough convincing the wife that this was legitimate research...

heheh :lol: It is a very legit research. Top tech stuff.

Chris Botha wrote:also you need to be carefull because you can kiss your drone (300 bucks) and camera (300bucks) goodbye quite easily in the wind.. so think extra weight will actualy help handling, less nimble but more stability..

Yeah, I think that the extra weight will help stability. And will make video much more steady.

lol, it seems that you have always the right tool for each job. "Stuff to take things down of a tree"
Very funny...

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:39 am
by Chris Botha
Chris Botha wrote:some days i like T-Splines, other days I ask myself, "how the hell did i live without it.. "

top.jpg
persp.jpg


here is the wax from that.. the stone grew somewhat since then, from a 50 pointer to a 1.17 d vs2..


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:44 am
by Chris Botha
and this one based on that one... these things are so much faster to develop in T-SPlines..
rinfmarq2.jpg
rinfmarq2.jpg (15.17 KiB) Viewed 268507 times

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:46 am
by Chris Botha
bored....
Capture (Custom).JPG
Capture (Custom).JPG (47.7 KiB) Viewed 268409 times

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:40 am
by Chris Botha
this is kind of advertising, so delete if you need to, but I figure I have given enough here to get away with a teensy bit of promotion.

my wife runsa seperate CAD entity business to mine doing Virtual Inventory, basically send her some pics she models jewelery, renders stills and/or turntables, one of our clients is live at the moment, and some pieces feature Tsplines models, feel free to browse around and if you think you could use something like this contact my wife at

caro@digital-jeweller.com

Regards
Chris


http://www.dreamdiamondstore.com/

Capture.JPG

click around and see the turntable animations etc :)

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:20 pm
by Chris Botha
Matt Sederberg wrote:Here's a recording of the webinar that Chris put on with us last week. Thanks again, Chris!




HA! that webinar has come back to bite me on the bum! The transcript had a bunch of my lunatic fanbase asking ridiculous questions like "Is he the Green Lantern...."

last night quite by coincidence my kids watch the movie and HAD to have a ring.. this recording of that ;)

[BROKEN VIDEO LINK: Re-Uploading this weekend]

lets hope the rumours dont start up again about my super hero secret identity ;)

FYI.. I tried this in Tspline but I am quite obviously not talented enouhg to get it right, i tried from a quadball, extruded the "beams" and tried to insert edges and tighten up the weights.. but .. well .. no go.. some stuff its jsut easier to do the good old way..

BUT..

@Juan.. dont let that stop you proving me wrong!?!?!?!?

:twisted:

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:26 pm
by Chris Botha
No time for renders folks.. stuff moving over my bench too fast now.. busy on a HUGE project with tsplines, cant say more for now, think international level ;)

in the meanwhile i did a tutorial for the new apprentice, here is the compressed version :)


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:18 am
by Nicholas North
Great tutorial, Chris!

Thanks for sharing. :)

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:30 pm
by JSantocono
Nice stuff Chris,
Your kids are lucky that can have a custom Green lantern Ring!
Chris Botha wrote:@Juan.. dont let that stop you proving me wrong!?!?!?!?

lol, I think I can pull it in T-Splines..., but plain Rhino sounds (and looks) much more effective.
I may give it a try...

JuanS

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:52 am
by alkrever
HI Chris: Thanks for the tutorial. Quick question. When you refer to F4 what do you mean? Have you applied a macro to F4? or What? (my fault of course, I must be missing something).

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:55 pm
by Chris Botha
Hi yes, apologies, Matrix assigns world origin 0,0,0 to the F4 key. You can set this in options, under keyboard or use whatever system you have now :)

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:13 am
by Chris Botha
Apologies to all with missing videos, I accidentally deleted one full page of videos (50) form youtube and am not able to restore them :(, I will upload bit by bit as possible, apologies.

this affect all posts since 19 December, once again apologies.


This ring is the completion of one of the video tutorials that got deleted too, I will try find the original file on my HD and repost the tutorial when i have some time.



[edit]
Re uploaded Tsplines Workflow of this


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:15 pm
by Chris Botha
Repost of this, reuploaded video, including new finishing video. Could a moderator please go through the other posts on this page and delete the ones with broken video links :)

Tsplines Crossover Sweep, Complete Workflow.

CAD:

CAM:

BENCH+SET:

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:19 pm
by Chris Botha
Another Reupload of lost videos, apologies for confusion.

CAD

Finished

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:23 pm
by Chris Botha
and a new clip, some Tsplines action about halfway in :)
front.jpg

back.jpg

and cad video.

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:38 pm
by Chris Botha
nice little remodel.. 99% TSPIPE ;)
Capture.JPG

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:46 pm
by jokat
Hi Chris,
I never normally post anywhere, but I really wanted to thank you for your posting habits! You have helped me learn an enormous amount in the last year.. muchos gracias Mr B!
(A year after buying tsplines I've got my little training day on wed.. :roll: )

btw, did you ever get along with blender at all? I'm trying to find a solution to learn to model 'sculpted' forms (like a skull or a proper bumble bee or something - you know, like old fashioned clay models) and it's appealing that it is free..

Thanks again..
Gia.

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:52 am
by Chris Botha
Hi Gia,

Your kind words appreciated :)

Blender is like Zbrush.. powerful, but you need to be "special" to understand its interface.. if you have some money laying around spare I HIGHLY recommend MODO, or if it s budget concern try Silo, Glen Southern has heaps of tutorials for Silo which translate very well for tSplines as well.

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:48 pm
by Chris Botha
Input images from existing crests.

Image
Image

TSAPPENDFACE:
Image

TSTHICKEN:
Image

Almost done:
Image

Finished:
Image

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:12 am
by Matt Sederberg
Nice, thanks for posting Chris. I got a call last evening from someone wanting to make a similar topology - will point him to this.

Matt

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:33 pm
by Chris Botha
no worries, I should use zbrush to do the hair and final trims etc, but this a production model, not a render model, and realisticaly my milling machine cutter wont mill that super fine detail <50um, so some stuff like that i just do by hand in the wax, or in the final piece.

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:21 pm
by Chris Botha
this one done :)


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:02 am
by Chris Botha
been a while, been a bit busy :)

lovely tsplines tspipe undercarriage in this one :)


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:21 am
by JSantocono
Hi Chris, nice design man! as usual.
JuanS

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:06 am
by Chris Botha
platinum slide pendant for a 6.2ct diamond :)
550607_362497373816378_1654114168_n.jpg
550607_362497373816378_1654114168_n.jpg (63.62 KiB) Viewed 265686 times


and this was just for fun :)
thingmajoozit.jpg

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:11 am
by Rehan Sheikh
Chris Botha wrote:platinum slide pendant for a 6.2ct diamond :)
550607_362497373816378_1654114168_n.jpg


and this was just for fun :)
thingmajoozit.jpg

A man who works by hand is called a laborer,
A man who works by hand and by head is called a craftsman,
and
A man who works by his hand, by his head and by his heart is called an artist.
Only those who work by heart can have fun with there tough jobs.

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:27 am
by Chris Botha
Rehan.. Thank you. Kinds words from a distinguished peer are always welcome.

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:38 pm
by Chris Botha
the 6.2ct slide finished up



image as a frame of reference on size.

20120629_140657 (480x640).jpg
20120629_140657 (480x640).jpg (175.7 KiB) Viewed 265513 times

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:52 pm
by Chris Botha
tsPipe knotwork on this Celtic and Ogham wedding band set.


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:27 pm
by Matt Sederberg
Beautiful.

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:16 am
by oliviertij
Hello Juan,Matt, Saskia, Knead, Chris, and the others...

Chris, be honest, how many hours do you sleep by night ?

:shock:

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:50 am
by Chris Botha
:roll:

"I'll sleep when I'm dead."
- Warren Zevon (1947-2003)

untill then the world wants me to figure out more of its secrets, and I embrace that search heartily!

:D

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:44 pm
by Chris Botha
the top and bottom wings and the shank blend are all :tsBridge: and :tsSkin:


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:56 pm
by Chris Botha
easy money ;)

render1.jpg
render1.jpg (32.31 KiB) Viewed 264999 times

cap3.JPG

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:52 am
by Chris Botha
quick clip for my apprentice 8)


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:45 pm
by Chris Botha
and more practice for him.. wonder if he thinks I am a chipmonk ;)


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:18 pm
by Chris Botha
more apprentice videos :)

been a while since i posted, apologies :)


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:57 am
by Chris Botha
and its wax :)


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:41 am
by Chris Botha
Hey all.. not posted in ages, been upskilling on the bench so my CAD has kind of fallen behind, but I am having some time off with a spine operation so im stuck in bed with a laptop.... I got bored.. what can I say?.. wife says I am not allowed to make it tho.. too creepy apparently...

women...

roundabout method. free medical cad as reference, thing kinda winged it from a quadball and arrayed it....

peace out folks :)

Image
Image
Image
Image

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:23 am
by Chris Botha
figured I would throw this in here too. playing at rendering :) quite a few tsplines parts in the video

regards
Chris


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:59 pm
by Chris Botha
more render fun :) Tspline scrossover pipe ring, rendered in 5 view shades, WireFrame, Ghosted, Ice, Shaded and Vray full render.. and cross faded on my macbook.. Can you tell I am bored yet?

Thanks to Juan for helping me out on the viewport size issue ;)


Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:36 am
by Chris Botha


90% tsplines

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:46 pm
by Chris Botha
certainly a bit different.. almost all tsplines..

Re: Chris's Stuff.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:32 am
by JSantocono
Looks great.