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About DanielCFilho

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    Costa Filho
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  1. Myself, my favourite fossil finding goes for Ivan Sutherland, demonstrating this piece of machine: I can say that I started with 3D in a great deal because of the massive blood, sweat and tears that had to roll just so that we simple peasants could spend our days in this creative haze... that was inspiring for my entrance in the field. All you guys above gave beautiful examples of historic achievements in the gigantic field of computer graphics, but I like to wonder sometimes about all the other geniuses on wich we depend on for developing our craft. You can go back mileniums just to acknowledge again and again that we owe it all to the crazy unique talents of the past. Where would 3D be without Descartes? What about that old tale about Leonardo da Vinci declaring just "inventing the world" after elaborating his perspective laws? What to say about Goethe, who, retired after his completed masterpiece, decided to fiddle around with some color studies and gave us the first color wheel diagram? Go back a while till the greek mathematicians, try showing up in Euclid's workstation... "Hey, Euclid, you're going to the party? I heard there's gonna be girls", and he would say "Sorry, man. But I decided to waste my whole life trying to figure out something that will not have any real practical use till generations from now". Babylonians way before decided the old 360 degrees to segment the circumference and till this day we use a convention of measurement that probably had its roots on astrological mystic purposes. - All being said, Hats off to Douglas Engelbart, Ivan Sutherland, Pierre Bezier and the such, but I love to waste some idle viewport contemplation to remember that we're really just sitting on the lap of the gods...
  2. Must be a good tool that of yours, man. I'll check It out one of these days. Thanks for the help anyways.
  3. I had already found this instruction on other threads here, but the problem is that you have to manualy scale everything. When you make the connect editable you can then use the realign (with equalize island size) and the uvs will be automatically resized maintaining the overall relative proportion. That seems simple, but in a case with a lot of different objects it would take a long time to get all their uvs proportional using your method, and the ultimate result would be just an aproximation.
  4. Really? How can I realign the separate uvs into only one map without making the connect editable?
  5. Hello, guys. After taking the time to watch the magnificent tutorial about Bodypaint from 3dKiwi, I was able to finnaly unwrap a fairly complex model with lots of objects. But the thing is I wanted to arrange the separate uvs in single maps according to materials, i.e, all metal objects in one single map, all plastic objects in another single map and so on. I was able to finish the task after reading some threads here, but I was wondering if I'm missing something. The process I used for each desired map was: 1 - Unwrap each object separately (no problem with that, thanks to 3dKiwi) 2 - Put all the objects under a connect object (disable the welding and set the phong mode as manual) 3 - Make it editable (Current state to object) 4 - Go to the UV Edit layout and use the realign command to arrange the uvs (enabling the equalize island size) 5 - Select each separate object (using the fill selection command in polygon mode) and split one by one into a new object 6 - Then pasting each resulting uv tag to the respective original object The problem I encountered with this proccess was that after splitting the objects (step 5) some resulting uvs couldn't be used on the original objects: 1 - their uv poygons didn't match the respective original model polygons, 2 - In some cases they would indeed match but the uv polygons were disconnected (they looked ok in the map but after using the realign command as a test each uv polygon was separately arranged, meaning they didn't form a single island no more) 3 - In a few cases, both things happened. Whenever that was the case I just used the splitted object from the connect directly in place of the original instead of just pasting the uv tags, cos' with the splitted objects the uvs resulted ok in all cases. But that was a problem, cos' I had to rearrange the axis and correct the phong on each one. As I said, I was able to do it and i like the result very much (It's my first unwrapped model ever), but I got the feeling that this proccess seems like a kludge (I don't know if this is the adequate term... In Brazil we have the word "gambiarra" for things like that, for when a strange and messy improvised measure is used in the lack of a formal solution). So I was wondering if you guys have any tips for solving this matter in another way (without using another software). Thanks. PS: I'll attach some images of the aforementioned model.
  6. After some two years of searching around, I have to admit you're absolutely right, Igor. C4dCafe rules! But it's also rare to find another brazilian around here, and I still haven't found the brazilian comunity for 3d people, so it doesn't hurt to try... As Rodrigo says: A hug!
  7. Fala, Rodrigão! Belo Horizonte material right here... Good to see other brazilian bloke hanging around this parts. As Rectro says, stick around cos' the people in this forum are very friendly and helpful. I've been learning a lot here. - In particular I'd like to ask you if you've ever come across a site like this here in Brazil. If so, let me know. - Best of luck in your endeavours!

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