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Tubular - TopMod by BarberofCivil Tubular - TopMod by BarberofCivil
Inspired by all the TopMod DAs recently, I got around to playing with TopMod again. Found they had a newer version with a better interface.

Modelled in TopMod
Rendered in megaPOV
HDR lighting and environment
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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great model! AOI huh!? Wonder if I can do that in Vue or Modo. Hmmm. Well, anyway. The TopModel is fantastic. Nice work! :)
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Furumaru Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. :D
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gonzalu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey that's a nice mod... I like what you 've done with remeshing and cutting. I am assuming it uses Catmull Rom remesh? Doo Sabin is usually not that straight LOL

Cheers
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BarberofCivil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. All Doo Sabin actually. Maybe I should retry the remeshing with Catmull Rom.
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gonzalu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Really? It looked too symetrical or should I say "linear" than what doo sabin does... I have not gotten deep with Top Mod yet... except for Sputter which was my deepest foray into TopMod (it just takes too damn long once you get complex)

Thanks...
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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I love the purple-blue hues. How'd you do that, aoi?
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BarberofCivil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, aoi. It's the first time I've tried it, and I kind of like it.
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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I like it too. Hope you do some more images with TopMod. I am really liking it myself, and its fun to see what others do with it. :)
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snogglethorpe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
What's aoi (other than the name of the color)?

Er, also what's topmod?

Nice, shiny shiny shiny, btw... :-)
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BarberofCivil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AOI = angle of incidence, the colour is dependent on the angle that the viewing ray hits the surface.

TopMod [link] it's a topological 3D mesh program that is becoming quite popular for making abstract 3D objects. Can be quite CPU intensive as the mesh gets finer, but have a try, it can get addictive.
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snogglethorpe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Wow, TopMod looks really neat, and there's even a Linux version! So that's how people make that kinda cool abstract thing... :-)

[It did crash like 5 times in the space I was playing with it, and I can't rotate or pan because my WM steals those keys, but OTOH it sure seems less ornery than Blender... :-]
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BarberofCivil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have fun with it. I don't know how some people do the things they do without it crashing out. I guess as you get deeper in, you just push the remesh button and come back a few hours later...
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snogglethorpe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Wow, you aren't kidding...

I made a silly little object, applied Loop subdivision a few times and got an object with about 35K polys (almost tiny, in CGI terms). Had to kill most of the other apps on the machine to avoid thrashing. Saved it as a .obj file.

Now I'm trying to load that file on my rather slower home machine (ok, a lot slower... 450Mhz P3), and I've been waiting for 25 minutes so far, just for it to load. I know my computer sucks, but this is ridiculous (even blender is kinda sorta usable on this machine)...
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BarberofCivil Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I find it has troubles re-loading large objects for some reason. Kind of a pain in the butt if you want to save something and do more to it later. Hopefully it's something that is being worked on to be fixed, I should think it is fixable as the some models open up fairly quick in other programs.
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