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Thread: 3D Simulation in ArtRage 3: One Simple Approach

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    3D Simulation in ArtRage 3: One Simple Approach

    While AR is a 2D program, the special lighting features make it possible to simulate some limited 3D effects using the "bump" qualities of glitter, tube paint, and oil brush paint. Glitter manipulated with the palette knife using the blur features is particularly effective helping build some simple 3D-like forms.

    The following simple, 4-step approach can make easy going of the process. There are other approaches, but this is a very simple one. The painting that prompted requests for the tutorial can be seen at : http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ad.php?t=26151 in the gallery forum section, or in my AR3 Paintings thread at post #278 at: http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ad.php?t=24108.

    Hope this proves useful. Give a yell if questions.

    It will be easier to read by selecting the image and blowing it up full screen; likewise the effect is more apparent.
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    Wow, some neat effects there Byron! I like the ink pen and sticker ones particularly.
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    Yeah Byron i like your excellent tutorial because it's short
    and invites me to play with thick paint...
    Thanks for that

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    Dave, Stimpy: thanks bunches.
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    Wow, thanks byroncallas
    Here is a picture I just made using your techique in thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbunyip View Post
    Wow, thanks byroncallas
    Here is a picture I just made using your techique in thanks
    Terrific Redbunyip. Anyone looking at the image will see better what you've done if they stand back several feet from their monitors. Then the beauty of your illusion really comes into focus.
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    Byron, this is great explanation on the 3D effect you have created. Thanks for sharing with us. Those colorful paper wrappers still stays in my mind..

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    Hi Pai. Thanks much.
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    This was like playing with clay Byron!!! You are brilliant!

    Edit: There is a tiny white outline around the image when I remove the stencil... I wasn't quite sure how to get rid of it.. ?
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    Eddie, that's terrific. You've got the simple basics down for sure.

    Those transient little white lines and dots are a bear and I haven't found a fool proof system for handling them. Sometimes I camouflage them in backgrounds. Sometimes I can under paint on a layer below with the local color and make it go away. Sometimes I can get away with a little subtle manipulation with other blender settings and work it out without destroying the image. Sometimes overprinting with the local color using the airbrush will do the trick. Sometimes increasing the pixel count by resizing will solve it, but that might change the texture in the image too, for better or worse. It's a bear that I don't have an exact answer for, but the workarounds above sometimes get me out of a jam. I used most of them on the recent painting that inspired the tutorial. I keep hoping someone else comes along with the "do this" trick that puts it to bed, and I will keep working at it.
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