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Christmas Gift for Wife

Post  BnBGobo99 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:16 pm

Hey all,

My wife is big into crafting (cardmaking and what-not), so I wanted to get her something special this Christmas. We have a pact--she doesn't by electronic for me and I don't buy crafting stuff for her--instead we pick a few items out for ourselves and the other person selects one out of them to get, 'pays', and surprises the other on Christmas. My wife has had a difficult semester, so I wanted to not only get her a larger value but also a custom-made gift certificate.

Let me know what you all think:
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Post  Radialronnie on Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:01 am

Wow, that's great!
Hobby Lobby definitely sounds like the perfect choice for her!

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Post  Dobi on Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:33 am

Great indeed!

I am going to ask 1 thing, though. Did you make all the text stuff by manipulating font objects in Blender? I'm asking because I've had some hard time dealing with badly generated geometry.

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Post  BnBGobo99 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:13 am

The Stampin' Up!, Michael's, and papertrey ink logos are all .jpg files converted into .svg vectors and imported into Blender.

The $365, Hobby Lobby logo, and the text at the bottom are Blender text objects converted into curves. Both the Hobby Lobby and the $365 were duplicated, one duplicate given a bevel and front/back faces turned off, and the other duplicate was inset to make it a little bit smaller than the other.

I did experience pinching and other problems with the text objects, too. By converting them to curves, you can manipulate individual vectors to correct those issues.
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Post  Dobi on Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:05 am

BnBGobo99 wrote:By converting them to curves, you can manipulate individual vectors to correct those issues.

Then I guess I have been doing it wrong for my entire life - so far I've been converting font objects to polygonal objects to fix pinching and that kind of stuff by modifying the face topology! *facepalm smiley needed here, when are we finally going to get one?* Anyway, thanks Smile

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Post  BnBGobo99 on Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:52 pm

I played with making different textures or materials for the gift certificate's objects, but in the end I settled on the un-materialed clay look and printed it out at Walmart.

I also hand-drew a card for her:
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Before committing the design to pen, I sketched it several times in a sketchbook, and then lightly penciled it in on the card.  Here's a shot of my trial runs.
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My wife is a bit of a Run DMC 80's Adidas gangster, so she's wearing her hoodie and adidas pants.  The shape of her character was based on Nihao Kailan's [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] character.  The bunny idea was taken from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].  I steal ideas, I admit it.

Here's me trying to be fancy with the DOF:
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Re: Christmas Gift for Wife

Post  Nixon on Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:59 pm

Absolutely awesome and lovely!!!
Spot on..gotta love the term..guilt free ;D
Your a great guy Bunny! cheers 
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