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Simple UFO Tutorial by e-s-d Simple UFO Tutorial by e-s-d
Nothing fancy, but it could help someone, somewhere, somehow.

This tutorial is written for Cinema 4D, but could easily be adapted for any other 3D app out there.
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shezvar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I LOVE THIS. I AM NEW TO C4D AND I THINK I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THIS WITH EASE. AND THIS IS REALLY NOT FOR AMATEUR COS OF LOCATING TOOLS. THAT'S NOT AN ISSUES FOR ME THOUGH
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rockTheSky Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, you say this is a tutorial that new people to modelling to follow, yet you neglect to explain the basic stuff. I mean, I've used C4D before so I know where the spline tool is, but others might not... since C4D is nicely icon-based a little pic of that would help. The model might be basic but you assume folks know where everything is.
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e-s-d Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The Spline tool is fairly simple to find - there is obviously some assumed knowledge, including how to start the program, how to place a light, how to use object handles, etc.

While I see what you're saying, if they can't work out which is the spline button, they're going to have more problems than following this tutorial!

Cheers for the comment though :)
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DoctorWho3D Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
thank you!
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xKrazeh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
What camera view are you using because when i tried it it completely messed up when i added the lathe nurbs :( please respond as i really need this for a project im working on
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e-s-d Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Right". But if you've created it in another, no worries, just use the Object Axis tool on the spline while it's inside the lathe object and rotate it round until it's correct :)
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CenixNova Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tut!
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ravenesque1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
you know, i thought that searching for a ufo tutorial was a long-shot...

but deviantart has everything.

well done.
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MaxAtGimp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
(Ow, I can't edit my message...)

Well, something happens, but like you see at the screenshot, all copies appear at one point... Instead of in a circle.
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MaxAtGimp Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Sorry, I still don't get it. Maybe because my English is bad xD. :$


Screenshot of my settings:[link]

Screenshot of when I clicked Apply: [link]
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e-s-d Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
try it on Linear with the per-step rotations, see if that does it.
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MaxAtGimp Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
I don't understandthe part of duplicating the light...
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e-s-d Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just select the light, hit "Functions" and pick "Duplicate". Adjust as desired :)
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MaxAtGimp Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
But if I fill in the right settings, and click Apply, nothing happens...
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e-s-d Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at the object pane, you'll find a null named after your object, containing loads of duplicates.

Eg, try "linear" mode, 20 duplicates, duplicate Instances, turn off "per step" and put "360" in the rotation field. That should do it.
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Ingostan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you name a selection?
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e-s-d Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Once you've set the selection, it'll place a little red/orange triangle next to the object's name in the object manager. Click it and it'll open it in the properties pane. You'll find the name there, most likely named "Polygon Selection". Just change it there.
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Ingostan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By the way nice tut ...and an additional question how do you texture a selection seperately if not using split?
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jikcons Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
powerful
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Brukhar Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Featured here: [link]
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e-s-d Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Muchly appreciated! Thanks! :D
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Brukhar Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
you're welcome!
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Mark-Pawl Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional Photographer
really nice tut dude
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Farenheit451 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006   Digital Artist
nniccee one esd.. i love tutts
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Ankhora Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006
W00t! Thi is great, I jut wondered, where to find the Lathe- Function ^.^
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e-s-d Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
See over here: [link]

You'll find the lathe-object creator where the red arrow is. Place the spline inside it, as I've circled, and there ya go.

Thanks for the :+fav: too! :D
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Dbzheir Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
That is a great and simple tutorial, thank you
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Thalass Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006
This is great! Very groovy.
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cinema4d Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006
Nice. except you should probably either do a clay render as the final image, or explain how you got what you got.
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Lazlaar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
very cool - too bad i know nothing about 3d animation :D
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