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V0RT3X
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Postby V0RT3X; Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:13 pm Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

Vertion wrote:I love this GUI graphics stuff, I forgot how fun it was...
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Are you using https://www.alienskin.com/eyecandy/?
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Vertion
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Postby Vertion; Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:25 pm Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

V0RT3X wrote:Are you using https://www.alienskin.com/eyecandy/?


No. But you are in the ballpark. Hey now, now I know I have something, let me make a few skins and buy a few sandwiches for the family before I give away my trade secrets. Then I will release a video with my droning on and on on how to get the shadows right, but I will do my best to do a Mr. Worrall impression to keep it interesting. Least to say, save your pennies on all the 3D programs, Blender does a great job, combined with a rather large set of freeware photo-realistic renderers, there is no need to spend money... might I also recommend Sculptris for the more organic model fan, as well as Awesome Bump, and countless other freeware utilities The 2D program I am using costs a little more than 100 bucks, so either way I recommend saving your pennies. Also, unless you have a raw GI, use a hemisphere light dome with shadow mapping on.. it's much faster for animations and still gets the job done.

It's easy to do photography for such a stop-motion idea.. you need to keep quite a distance to flatten out the perspective though, and some decent 3-point lighting. Also, given that we are talking about a real GUI, all photography should be given maximum contrast for user visibility, which can be treated by using rim-lighting along with patchwork contrast enhancement (localized levels adjustments) and a fair amount of local histogram equalization to bring out natural detail.
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Postby V0RT3X; Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:50 pm Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

Vertion wrote:
V0RT3X wrote:Are you using https://www.alienskin.com/eyecandy/?


No. But you are in the ballpark. Hey now, now I know I have something, let me make a few skins and buy a few sandwiches for the family before I give away my trade secrets. Then I will release a video with my droning on and on on how to get the shadows right, but I will do my best to do a Mr. Worrall impression to keep it interesting. Least to say, save your pennies on all the 3D programs, Blender does a great job, combined with a rather large set of freeware photo-realistic renderers, there is no need to spend money... might I also recommend Sculptris for the more organic model fan, as well as Awesome Bump, and countless other freeware utilities The 2D program I am using costs a little more than 100 bucks, so either way I recommend saving your pennies. Also, unless you have a raw GI, use a hemisphere light dome with shadow mapping on.. it's much faster for animations and still gets the job done.

It's easy to do photography for such a stop-motion idea.. you need to keep quite a distance to flatten out the perspective though, and some decent 3-point lighting. Also, given that we are talking about a real GUI, all photography should be given maximum contrast for user visibility, which can be treated by using rim-lighting along with patchwork contrast enhancement (localized levels adjustments) and a fair amount of local histogram equalization to bring out natural detail.


No need to give away trade secrets, I was just curious. It would be nice to see a tutorial on GUI design though in the style of Mr. Worrall.

For the photography, it would probably be best to shoot in a raw format so you could grade the footage properly. I doubt it would be too difficult.
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Postby Vertion; Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:07 pm Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

V0RT3X wrote:For the photography, it would probably be best to shoot in a raw format so you could grade the footage properly. I doubt it would be too difficult.


By RAW format, I assume you are referring to Canon RAW formats and the like, I'm a little short on change for a Hasselblad. I keep my shots metered and color calibrated, and of course, in RAW format. I used to have my screen full gamut with high precision calibration in a grey painted room.. with my wacom under my arm.. but I moved on to green vegetables and musical programming... now I've gained a bunch of synthesizers, and more additions to the family.
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Postby sergiofrias; Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:32 pm Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

My 3d skin for Black Rooster vpre-73:

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...want to know how to program great synth sounds,check my video tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/user/sergiofrias25
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Postby braj; Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:23 pm Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

I'm an amateur animator using iClone 7, and do some modelling in Blender, but I'm not great at it. I have been wanting some 3d synths for making music videos, if anyone knows where I could download something nice, please let me know. Free is what my budget can afford for this, it is really only for my own amusement, not for commercial anything. I want to make a virtual band to 'play' my music.
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Postby godly; Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:08 am Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

It may have been asked here, but what's the most simple way to make a 3D of a synth? Any tuts?
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Postby Phil Sonic Academy; Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:46 am Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

I havnt come across any synth specific tutorials.

I found the easiest way in cinema 4d is drawing shapes with spline tool (use spline mask to cut holes) and extruding that. You basically end up with a box that has holes cut out for screens etc.

This is all procedural so if you need to move something you can. I always found pure polygon modelling too restrictive.

Then you add your knobs,screens, decals and end panels or whatever.

Knobs are easy to make... create a cone.. then use cloner to make the features like grip or cut ins or wherever round the cone. See my examples I posted above.

You get a c4d lite with after effects if you have it.
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Postby ssp1; Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:33 pm Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

just joined and saw this thread, i love the renders of some synth plugins.

A few years ago Motu released BPM which was an mpc drum machine style plugin. Everyone was expecting hardware but it was just a plugin. There was no controller because "it would cost too much and wasn't possible" were the answers to many peoples questions.

So i built one...

teaser.jpg


bpm_mockup.jpg


Motu.jpg


still using it after many years
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Postby Bigimpactsound; Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:03 am Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

Awesome topic, this really is the stuff of dreams :)
SparkySpark
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1146 posts since 30 Aug, 2004, from Skövde, Sweden

Postby SparkySpark; Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:00 pm Re: 3D renders of your favorite VST plugin interface!

ssp1 wrote:just joined and saw this thread, i love the renders of some synth plugins.

A few years ago Motu released BPM which was an mpc drum machine style plugin. Everyone was expecting hardware but it was just a plugin. There was no controller because "it would cost too much and wasn't possible" were the answers to many peoples questions.

So i built one...

teaser.jpg


bpm_mockup.jpg


Motu.jpg


still using it after many years


So these are shots of your own hardware project?! Amazing! :o :tu:
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