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by Sharkyzero
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: SketchUp
Topic: Question about my displacement methodology
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: Question about my displacement methodology

I think that did the trick. It appears the the problem is with my inability to make a proper displacement map in Photoshop now. I much prefer that issue than not seeing anything at all. Thanks, guys.
by Sharkyzero
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: SketchUp
Topic: Question about my displacement methodology
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Question about my displacement methodology

Here's the dilemma; I can't get my textures to "pop out". No matter what I do, the textures do NOT appear to be sticking out of the model, shaping the shadows around the new shapes. I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong; 1. I apply the texture of a roof. 2. I take the same texture into Photo...
by Sharkyzero
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Finished Artwork
Topic: My best renders so far...
Replies: 14
Views: 5702

Re: My best renders so far...

VERY interesting. I didn't even know "straight verticals," as it's known, was even a concept. Thank you for that link.
by Sharkyzero
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Finished Artwork
Topic: My best renders so far...
Replies: 14
Views: 5702

Re: My best renders so far...

Thanks for the help!

Proportion, check. I'll work on that. I seem to have a problem with making rooms that are huge that don't translate at all in a render image.

Voytech, what do you mean by straight verticals?
by Sharkyzero
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Finished Artwork
Topic: My best renders so far...
Replies: 14
Views: 5702

My best renders so far...

So these represent about 5.5 months of self-taught effort in SketchUp in various projects that I've done. I would love any input, critique, etc. that you guys/gals have to offer. I sit here looking at this stuff thinking 'it's never good enough,' 'who would pay for this?', you know where my mind is....
by Sharkyzero
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Indigo Help
Topic: Models start off clean...then devolve. I can't stop it!
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: Models start off clean...then devolve. I can't stop it!

You guys are great. Thank you for the strategies you've put forth. Hearing about other people's struggles helps me feel a great deal less inept. I just need to be more diligent all the way around. It appears one of my main issues is that I need to take bites out of a model more and not treat it as a...
by Sharkyzero
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Indigo Help
Topic: Models start off clean...then devolve. I can't stop it!
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Models start off clean...then devolve. I can't stop it!

Hey all, my conundrum is thus; I start my models off with the full intent of keeping them nice and orderly, clean. They end up at the very end as something horribly splinted together just enough that I can take a render shot and that's about it. Lines don't match up, walls uneven, windows nonfunctio...
by Sharkyzero
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Finished Artwork
Topic: Beach House Patio
Replies: 1
Views: 1906

Beach House Patio

I was looking at some of these other works getting exceptionally green with envy. I figured I'd put up my only piece so far (3 months of practice) that I somewhat like. As if it needs to be said, you guys are brilliant and suggestions/critiques/et cetera are welcomed.
by Sharkyzero
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: SketchUp
Topic: Can somebody explain what this error is?
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

Can somebody explain what this error is?

"A problem occurred with the scene: Scene parsing error: Failed to parse double from ''. (In element 'phong', around line 5, column 9) Indigo version: Indigo Renderer v3.4.18, Windows 64-bit build. No metadata." I then proceeded to delete every single texture from my model, remove any environment ma...
by Sharkyzero
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: Is it possible to manipulate the Stained Glass texture?
Replies: 1
Views: 2291

Is it possible to manipulate the Stained Glass texture?

I've got the idea about how to use it but how does one adjust the colors of the material? Can I open it somewhere and edit the shaping? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
by Sharkyzero
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: I can't get the Stained Glass material to work properly
Replies: 12
Views: 5885

Re: I can't get the Stained Glass material to work properly

One more thing if I may; how does one manipulate the colors of the stained glass?
by Sharkyzero
Thu May 30, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: I can't get the Stained Glass material to work properly
Replies: 12
Views: 5885

Re: I can't get the Stained Glass material to work properly

I...I think I love you. I know we've just met...but these feelings... I don't know if you're a male or a female, but you are "The Man" either way. Thank you very much for taking the time to sort out my situation! It means a lot my friend. I am staring at proper stained glass for the first time and I...
by Sharkyzero
Thu May 30, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: I can't get the Stained Glass material to work properly
Replies: 12
Views: 5885

Re: I can't get the Stained Glass material to work properly

I wonder if I'm rendering properly >_>

I use the bidirectional with MLT when I'm truly trying to get something nice. I don't know why I use this, I just read somewhere when I was a newborn SU user that this was the ideal for interior shots.
by Sharkyzero
Thu May 30, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: I can't get the Stained Glass material to work properly
Replies: 12
Views: 5885

Re: I can't get the Stained Glass material to work properly

I seem to have Indigo Renderer 3.4.18 if that helps at all.
by Sharkyzero
Thu May 30, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: I can't get the Stained Glass material to work properly
Replies: 12
Views: 5885

Re: I can't get the Stained Glass material to work properly

Here you are, good sir. I'll keep fiddling here...but you're making me want to look at the render engine now. I'll be checking the specs to make sure I have the capability software-wise. It's absurdly humorous to me that this glass setup that eludes me is the only thing keeping me from a rendered im...
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