Producing a spiral lamp post?

Producing a spiral lamp post?

Postby briyeo » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:40 pm

How would you make a spiral lamp post in Crafter? there is a Twist Shape operation but I can't see how to produce a spiral. How would you do it in blender? just basically to give me some idea.
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Re: Producing a spiral lamp post?

Postby AndiS » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:12 pm

Blender has a screw modifier and also a (newer?) screw tool.

I would try the screw modifier first as it looks like a well tested concept. I remember playing with the curve or path modifier long ago, which followed a similar principle. I never played with spirals and screws, tough.
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Re: Producing a spiral lamp post?

Postby briyeo » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:24 pm

This is what I'm looking to produce.


http://www.duncanmodels.co.uk/Lost%20Pi ... 20Lamp.jpg
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Re: Producing a spiral lamp post?

Postby TrabantDeLuxe » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:38 pm

Are you looking for a high poly mesh for baking or a low poly mesh? I personally would do the low poly as a simple cylinder and then bake normals and AO.
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Re: Producing a spiral lamp post?

Postby AndiS » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:20 am

Since you spent too much time with Paul, you will want to try the Screw Tool to create the high-poly version, if only to bake the surface of a low-poly (cylinder) shape.

It does not look too hard, but then again, much of what you read on the net does not look too hard before you try it yourself. :roll:
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Re: Producing a spiral lamp post?

Postby briyeo » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:28 am

I suppose I should be looking at low poly for a lamp post. Baking normals is something I know absolutely nothing about I'm afraid. Baking has only been introduced recently in 3D Crafter and isn't available in the version I am currently using. I think I will continue to use the more simple posts for my lamps.
I don't think I can move over to Blender, I'm too old to learn more stuff. :-)
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Re: Producing a spiral lamp post?

Postby Pauls » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:52 pm

Can you apply bump mapping in Crafter ? - I think that would produce a good solution

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Re: Producing a spiral lamp post?

Postby Pauls » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:55 pm

http://crazybump.com/ does bump and occlusion if you can apply it in crafter ok
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Re: Producing a spiral lamp post?

Postby TrabantDeLuxe » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:05 pm

xNormal would be another candidate, if 3DC exports to OBJ. xNormal will bake high poly into low poly, which is what you want for these type of normal maps.
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