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06-13-03, 01:12 AM
help me please.. i have a project im working on and i need a book lying flat on the screen pages up, and i need a alpha to create a tool for future use..plus i lack the experience of drawing one by hand.. if you could help that would be really nice of you.
06-13-03, 02:42 AM
Maybe this Marcel Link help you ! (http://www.pixolator.com/zbc-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=008151)
Have happy book making
06-13-03, 02:46 AM
I have a project where I need a book too so I'll gladly help if I can.
Can you describe a bit more what exactly you need? Is the book to have some shape - e.g. a crease at the spine or is it squashed flat. Is it a thick book such that the pages will splay at the ends?
Also, do you need an alpha for skinning or for deforming an existing shape?
It's surprising what can be achieved with the existing alphas - no. 27 has become my friend :)
06-13-03, 03:12 AM
Here's a real quick rough and ready book shape.
It was made with nothing but alpha 27 drawn back to back twice (one pair for each side of the book) on a cube primitive that was then inflated (this would have been much easier if I had got around to making that dark-light-dark gradient alpha I would have found really useful at many times :rolleyes: ). I then grabbed an alpha off this and skinned it.
With a few more alpha deformations it could be quite presentable :)
06-13-03, 03:24 AM
And you can go there (http://www.dafont.com) for crazzy polices ! Multilanguages :cool: (a great site)
See after in Zbrush inside Script "Engraving" for put it in your book !
Are you project to Re-write the Guttemberg's bible? :)
Have happy writing !
06-13-03, 04:39 AM
Hey Dr. J...you might want to try out these links:
Books & Challenge (http://www.pixolator.com/zbc-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=008211)
How to make a book in 3 min (http://www.pixolator.com/zbc-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=009015)
Hope this helps. :)
06-13-03, 04:58 AM
You can now open a bookstore :D
06-13-03, 10:45 AM
wow what a turn out.. thanks so much for all your help.. this is the image im working on.. let me know what you think http://www2.zbrushcentral.com/uploaded_from_zbc/200306/user_image-1055526306joh.jpg
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