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Name: Claudio Ravenstein (fybs)

Exercise completed: 8: Customized Car.

Date completed: 2. February 2006

Instructor: The handbook

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There's just no end to the amount of talent and creativity in this forum.

 

Nice job guys. Makes me wanna revisit the exercises again :)

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On to Part 2 of TAoAM MODELING TAKES TALENT

 

Completed exercise 8

 

Name: Bob Koonce

 

ExerciseCompleted: Exercise 8

 

Date Completed: 3-12-06

 

 

Instructor: None at this time

 

 

Remarks/Suggestions for Improvement: None at this time

 

 

 

 

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Any comments will be appreciated

 

 

 

Thankx,

 

Bob Koonce B)

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Great job everyone. There sure are some creative cars in this thread.

Keep up the good work

 

Leo B)

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Stephen,

 

Great job. Nice choice in cars. Keep up the good work

 

Leo

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Hi All -

 

Ex. completed.

 

Name: Michael Fortunato

Ex. Compl8eted: ex.8 - Customized Car

Date Completed: 03-24-06

Instructor: Art of A:M

Remarks: Looking like a funky, green batmobile.

 

- Michael

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Michael,

 

Great job. When I first looked at your car, I thought, "when this thing hits 88mph your going to see some serious shit." What the hell is a gigawatt??

 

Keep up the good work

 

Leo

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Name:John Booker

Exercises Completed: Eight

Date Completed: Tuesday March 28, 2006

 

Instructor: none

Remarks/Suggestions for Improvement: [attachmentid=15514]

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Pretty funny scene John. Is the car running the rabbit over, or is the car popping a wheelie over the car.

Good job

 

Leo

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Wow. We've really had some serious customizing going on around here. :)

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Your right Rodney. Lots of talented people coming through these exercises.

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I didn't get very creative with this one. But I will with 9 (I hope)

 

Name : Tyson Oswald

Exercise 8 : Custom Car

Comment/Suggesttion: [none] just read the directions:)

 

 

 

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I like that Dan. Creative use of the exercise. When I did it way back when mine was boring.

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Excellent Dan. Look its Mr. Incredible to save the day. Way to customize the exercise. Keep up the good work.

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Name: Elizabeth S. Borkowski

 

Exercise Completed: Exercise 8

 

Date Completed: 5/23/06

 

Instructor: TAoAM manual, Hash support, and the AM Forums

 

Remarks/Suggestions for Improvement: Work wanted me to learn modeling so I skipped Exercise 6 and 7 for now, will go back to it soon. I keep getting pulled for web projects at work so I hope I don't forget all I learned about animating in the previous exercises. I have also done the flower and I am struggling with the giraffe, but I have to say modifying existing models is a great way to get comfortable with how models are built.

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Work wanted me to learn modeling

 

What a wonderful condition to be in. :)

 

Good job Elizabeth!

Modifying models is definitely a great way to go especially if you have limited time and/or experience.

That perhaps above all else is the lesson of Exercise 8.

 

I'm sure you must have the Extra CD already but if not:

 

Extra CD Volume I (online)

 

There are a lot of cars on there too for those that want to use them in this exercise. :)

 

Here are a few: Land Vehicles

 

Hmmm.... I wonder what a little squash and stretch might do to: Stian's McLaren

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OK! My car's tires are octagonal. Bad ride. Poor mileage. How can I blow them up so they'll be round like everybody else's :(

 

JohnnyB

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OK! My car's tires are octagonal. Bad ride. Poor mileage. How can I blow them up so they'll be round like everybody else's :(

 

JohnnyB

 

You probably have the splines on Peak. Choose your tires and hit o to smooth them out.

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OK! My car's tires are octagonal. Bad ride. Poor mileage. How can I blow them up so they'll be round like everybody else's :(

 

JohnnyB

 

You probably have the splines on Peak. Choose your tires and hit o to smooth them out.

 

Not quite sure how to do that. I selected the tires (rubber) and hit o (lower case O) but nothing happened. I pressed the smooth button and nothing happened. They're still octagonal. <_>

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Please post a screen capture, wireframe preferably, of the problem you're having.

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Please post a screen capture, wireframe preferably, of the problem you're having.

Johnnyb :blink:

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Johnny, is this problem happening when you render out a pic or just in the viewport. If its just in the viewport, then try hitting the page up, page down keys. They are a detail button that alllows you dumb down the detail while working. If its in render, send me your file and I will have a look at it.

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I don't think there is a problem. What you're seeing is Shaded view, which is not the same as Render. The Shaded view is a lo-res, which is why your tires look octagonal. Why don'tyou do a quick render and see ifthat solves it :)

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You guys were right! Right on the money. First I rendered it - round tires! Then I hit the Page Up key and bingo! Round tires. No problem at all (just the problems of a newbie :)

 

And I was going to take it back to the dealership.

 

Thanks a million. Now I'll see if I can turn that thing into a Maserati.

 

JohnnyB

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JohnnyB,

If you are experiencing this 'problem' its a safe bet that others will eventually experience it too.

Your posting... and the related 'fix' showing that resolution in real time can be adjusted via Page Up/Page Down keys will save people a lot of time and frustration as they read through these exercise threads.

 

Thanks!

 

Now on with that custom car! :)

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Glad we could help Johnny. Good luck with the rest of the exercises.

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Name: Bruce Winn

 

Date Completed: July 23, 06

 

Exercises completed: 8

 

Here is exercise 8.

 

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You guys are really pushing these exercises.

 

Bruce,

The added scenery is nice.

The fold in the middle of the car at first made me think this one had been in an accident.

For a car such as that you might want to push the deformation even further. Not that you are going for comedic effect though.

 

John,

What a great display piece

You've sold me on that car already. (Nice wheels!)

Bravo!

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Name: James Glover

 

Exercise Completed: Exercise 8

 

Date Completed: 23 July, 2006

 

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...and James explains why there are so many accidents on the roads.

 

You should sell that one to David Dustin for an intro at his next meeting with the lawyers.

That'd lighten the mood. ;)

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Date Completed: 5 August, 2006

 

Comments: This is what we do to kitties that give us problems with lip synchs.

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Very nice... that is what squash and stretch is all about. :)

 

Love the toon car (appropriate for this excise I must say too) the most.

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Another modified car headed to the used car sales lot?

 

Make sure you 'note to self' to check out animated distortion cages later.

You'll be glad you did.

 

Even if you don't pursue it right now... remember...

 

Animated Distortion

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I am a newbie working on my first "big" project. I am trying to incorporate some a:m into a commercial I am working on. I was actually having the same issue with the square tires on my cars. I did not panic. I came here and within 5 minutes I found my answer. I knew it was something basic that I wasn't doing correctly. I really want to thank you guys!!! Lifesavers!!!!! Back to work!!

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George,

Thats what this whole forum (and the A:M Community) is about.

Helping each other reach our goals.

 

Good luck on your commercial.

You are definitely going to have to tell us more about that! :)

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Name: Shane O'Sullivan

 

Exercise Completed: Exercise 8

 

 

Date Completed: September 2, 2006

 

Instructor: None / Manual and Online Video tutorial

 

Remarks/Suggestions for Improvement:

 

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"It's the car. Chics always dig the guys with the car!"

 

Name: Al Dinelt

Exercise Completed: Exercise 8: Customized Car?

Date Completed: October 1, 2006

Instructor: TAoA:M

 

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Can someone please explain to me how straight edged tires can turn out to be round when rendered?

 

Thanks...

Al

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Hi, Al - I haven't done that exercise yet, but could the straight-edged tyres be due to the 'Page Up' thing (I don't know what it's called)? If you press the Page Up & Page Down keys, then you get more or less detail in real-time rendering, ie. straight lines become rendered as curves if you press Page Up.

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"It's the car. Chics always dig the guys with the car!"

 

Name: Al Dinelt

Exercise Completed: Exercise 8: Customized Car?

Date Completed: October 1, 2006

Instructor: TAoA:M

 

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Can someone please explain to me how straight edged tires can turn out to be round when rendered?

 

Thanks...

Al

 

Yup! Your screen is at a low resolution. Simply load your car and hit page up until the tires are round. (I hassled myself crazy with the same problem. I even uploaded screen shots of my octagonal tires. check it out at the bottom of page 5 and top of page 6. I've found that it really helps to go through the past efforts of everybody on this forum to see the problems they've encountered and the solutions they came up with before even diving into a new exercise. There's a lot of information on those pages.)

 

BTW Cool car!

 

JohnnyB

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Thanks Johnny and Caroline. I will try that when I get home tonight. The funny thing is, is that I did go through the posts as I did not want to duplicate what someone else had done. I looked mainly at the pictures and not at the text. A lesson learned...

 

Another funny thing is that I was told about the Page Up and Page Down in another post when I was asking about how to improve performance in the chor window. Now if I can just put two and two together...

 

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I just tried the Page Up and Page Down. Sure enough, it worked like a charm. I could go all the way from having square tires to nice round ones!

 

Al

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Name: Jim Pappas

 

Exercise Completed: Exercise 8

 

Date Completed: Oct. 5

 

Instructor: AM forums, tutorials

 

Remarks: watch out, he's got a car!

 

-Jim

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Name: Caroline Begbie

Exercise: Exercise 8 - Customized Car

Date Completed: 22nd Oct 2006

 

A:M - taking me places I've never been.

 

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These exercises just keep getting better and better.

Some great thinking going into the setups of these submissions.

 

Keep it up Guys and Gals! :)

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