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SG1 by Mark-Tamaro SG1 by Mark-Tamaro
The sculpture was created in Sculpture Genereator 1.
It's a program created by Carlo H. Séquin, UC Berkeley. Here's a link for more info:
www.cs.berkeley.edu/~sequin/SC…
Rendered in Vue6I.
I wanted a sculpture that was simple and elegant for this scene. The hardest part was tweaking the materials to get them realistic as possible. It took a while for me since I'm learning as I go, lol.
Also I used a Dosch extreme Hi-res (6250x3125) HDRI.
I think next time I'll use a much lower resolution HDRI for the lighting and just use a JPG for reflectons and backgroung. My 5yr. old hyperthreaded 3gig P4 with 2gigs RAM took forever to render this simple scene. :P

Anyway Sculpture generator a so fun and easy to use! Maybe I'll post some of the complex shapes soon.
Thanks for viewing. I'd appreciate some serious critiques if your up for it. :)
Also there's a much larger copy of this available in the download. Hope you like it!
Thanks. :)
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:iconironmayden99:
IronMAYden99 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You remember what you told me......Mad skillz.:)
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep I remember.:D
Thanks sweetie.  :hug:
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:iconironmayden99:
IronMAYden99 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!!!
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:iconrelhom:
relhom Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool..:) :wow:
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Richard!:dance:
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:iconmatre:
matre Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Very cool. I often wake up feeling that way.
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.:)
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:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Beautiful texture as well as an interesting manifold
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for commenting. Glad you like it. :)
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:iconmehrdadart:
mehrdadart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009   Digital Artist
It's really realistic and stunning. I like it so much. I have had some effort by that software of Carlo H. Sequin. I had a problem that I did not finally understand if the basic shape that sculpting starts with, is always that simple form or can import new basic forms to start with. Do you know the answer? Is there any other basic shape to start with there in Generator software?
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
There are no other basic shapes to start with.

However if you go to where you have Sculpture Generator installed and navigate to the "bin" folder and then the "demo" folder, you'll find 20 text files that you can open revealing parameters for various sculptures.
Just match the parameters in Sculpture Generator! :)

Also a google search for Sculpture Generator parameters will turn up many more.

As far as I know there is no way to "load" a file into this program.

You can however "export"!

Simply select "export" then name it.
Don't forget to add ".stl" to the file name!!!
This will save the file to the "bin" folder within the program.

I'll be happy to help if you get stuck or have any questions. Don't hesitate to send me a note!

Have some fun! :D
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mehrdadart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks muchly for your complete and useful description. :bow: How can open or convert .stl files? For example MODO doesn't import them (fuck). One of my friends said that he has tried and 3D Studio Max has imported this kind of file. I searched the web to find a nice free convertor but did not succeed. :cries: Any idea?
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Try MeshLab: [link]

It works for me AND it's FREE! :D

I mostly use 3D Object Converter: [link]

It's not free but it's inexpensive and I recently converted slightly over a thousand dxf files into obj in a matter of minutes!
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mehrdadart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009   Digital Artist
WOW. The free one works. :hug: I just tried it. THANK you SO much :hug: :kiss: I hope to catch fine results in Sculpt Generator. :D
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. I'm glad I could help!
Have fun! :clap:
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:iconpatgoltz:
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is awesome! You should make a real one!
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Maybe I will! It would be fun that's for sure.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional
As one who has spent 30 odd years fabricating sculptures in metal with organic shapes like this,I can tell you it would be an arduous fabrication,but entirely lovely...
Most metal sculptors would CAST a shape like this, probably in bronze),which on this scale is OK,but I prefer to fabricate everything,so when I see this shape I think of how I could put it together with pieces of formed sheet (like stainless).
That's why I say,"an arduous task". Worthy for sure ,but many long hours of work...
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This would look fantastic in formed sheet!
I've seen some of your creations. You do some killer work!
Thanks for taking time to comment.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional
I definitely have to learn how to use some of those programs.
I have Modo (and some others)but not enough RAM to run them properly.
They would certainly augment my work...
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Inquisitor-No-7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Haven't heard of this sculpting program before. The results seem to be amazingly good, though! Although, the specs that your PC has, and the time it STILL took to render is something that has put me off completely. I sincerely hope the render time is cos of Vue, and not cos of the mesh created by Sculpture Generator..
btw, since u've seen my 3d work as well, I'd like a bit of help on improving my lighting and environment if possible. Word of caution - my pc is 1.5 Gig RAM with a 2.66 GHz P4.. so most of my work is rendered using Hypershot.. I use V-Ray once in a while, but then it means that to render a brush-metal sphere with a spotlight takes bout 3 hours!! :P Any help would be most appreciated, thanks! :)
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Mostly the long render time was due to the very large, hi-res HDRI I used. It ate up a lot of RAM.

Not sure how much I can help you. I'm a beginner myself. Send me a note though and I'll see what I can do!
I used Hypershot very briefly a few months ago. There are some tut's on youtube and some at their website.
I've never used V-Ray, Maya or 3ds either.
Anyway, send a note and I'll try to help, okay? :)
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Inquisitor-No-7 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
I do all my modelling in Rhino myself, so never used Maya or 3ds either. But you do get a V-Ray plugin for Rhino, so it comes in handy. V-Ray is quite nice that way, being designed to give you good control over the light and environment (by this, I mean atmospheric effects. It's quite good to get metallic finishes for stuff, although if you want superbly realistic glassware and refraction stuff, try Maxwell, which I guess you should be able to find a torrent for it somewhere, since it's damn expensive to buy professionally here in India! :P
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought a Maxwell license on Ebay a few months ago for roughly half price. The guy was an architect and had a studio with several licenses. I haven't really had the time to learn it yet though.
Judging by your modeling you've got Rhino down pretty good!
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Inquisitor-No-7 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Hehehe!! Thanks a lot! But I bet you'll never believe that I cannot do mesh modelling for nuts! I do everything in NURBS (or more accurately, solids), although there are limitations, of course! I have been experimenting with surface modelling, and will put the work soon.. jus hope it comes out good.. :)
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
For real, :D it's really suitable to background. Nicely done.
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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akela9 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Amazing!
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for your kind comment! :)
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SWETQ Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Very nice work, I love the atmosphere!
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Doublecrash Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Now this is an interesting program!

You did a wonderful work with the lighting and teh material.
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :dance:
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Doublecrash Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I took a look at the app. It's really interesting. I didn't even know it existed before seeing your works :handshake:
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You can create some really beautiful shapes with it. It's not too difficult at all! Have some fun with it. Isn't fun the best thing to have anyway? :D :wave: Don't hesitate to send me a note if you get stuck, okay?
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Doublecrash Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Well, thank you, I will. :nod:

And you're right. I'm a 3D hobbyist, so fun is the real important part about it :D
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xxtjxx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great "rusty" feel to the texture =D by the way, have you tried another render engine other than vue?
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks TJ. Yeah, I've played with Maxwell a bit. Just haven't had the time to really get it down well yet. I have several other programs too such as Carrara, Bryce, Mojoworld, Modo, Silo, Xenodream, trueSpace and a few more. For me Vue and Modo were relatively easy to just jump into and get started. But like I said...wish I had more time to spend...
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xxtjxx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man i've never even heard of carrara or mojowrold or modo or silo =P. and yeah, i hearya about the time thing. although for someone with so little time, you seem to have gotten a pretty firm handle on topmod and vue =P!~
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess it's all about quality time then. :D
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tomcec Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Hi, nice render.
I've downloaded Sculpture Generator, but it gives me an error when i try to open it:
Application Initialization failed
can't read ''errorInfo'': no such variable. and it just opens the program as a small grey window with no menus or anything. Im running winXP pro sp2. Does anyone know what wrong?

Thanks
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Thanks! Did you run generator.exe from the bin directory?
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tomcec Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
it's tomcec at hotmail.com by the way.
Thanks
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tomcec Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
yes, done whatever was said. Could you sent me your copy via email, maybe the file they have available got corrupted somehow?
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Tommy. I just downloaded and installled the program with no problems. You may want to download it and try again. Your previous download may have gotten corrupt on the way to your computer for any number of reasons. If your still experiencing difficulties I'll be happy to email it to you. :) Please let me know how it goes.
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tomcec Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
I have and it's still giving me the same problem. Am i doing something wrong or missing any other needed files?
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry. I just tried to send the zip file through gmail but they won't send it for security reasons because it contains an ".exe" file!!! Besides that even zipped up it's 7mbs.
Could you describe exactly the steps you took? and what happened? Maybe I can help you sort this out with a few more details. Just send me a note okay?
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tomcec Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Ok, I download the zip file, extract into a new folder, then go into the bin folder and double click on the .exe file, then it gives me the same error( Application initialization failed - can't read ''errorInfo'': no such variable), i click on ok, and opens the program( small normal window named 'generator' but missing any sort of menus). That's all i can tell you really.
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm. Strange. Your OS is up to date? No spyware or virii? I'll see what I can come up with after some sleep. It's 4 am, lol. We'll get to the bottome of this! Hang in there okay?! :)
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Tommy, I've sent a zip file containing Sculpture Generator to your hotmail addy. Unzip the file to your programs folder then click on generator.exe. It's in the bin directory. You might want to create a shortcut to generator.exe and rename it "Sculture Generator". Place the shortcut on your desktop or in your start menu. Let me know if you still have any problems. Or if it finaly worked. :) I'm glad to help any way I can.
PS all the files you need are in the downloaded zip. But if you poke around the site a little bit and follow some links there are lots of other goodies too!
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