3d relief carving with Aspire

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3d relief carving with Aspire

Postby rweigand » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:17 pm

I'm looking for how to turn a photo portrait into a realistic 3d relief carving. My efforts are wanting in that, say, darker eyebrows become indented, as do hair roots, and even lips. Can anyone direct me to a good source for steps that give real results? Thanks. Richard
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Re: 3d relief carving with Aspire

Postby TReischl » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:26 pm

All I can say is "good luck". The quest for software that does that can be likened to the search for the Holy Grail.

What does work very well is something like Photo VCarve. But that is not "3D". Nor is it relief carving-like.
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Re: 3d relief carving with Aspire

Postby mezalick » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:17 pm

Finding the Hole Grail would be much easier..LOL
But, as an alternative you may want to look over my PDF on this topic..
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=26185&hilit=santa

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Re: 3d relief carving with Aspire

Postby LittleGreyMan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:22 pm

Michael Mezalick made an excellent tutorial on this topic:

http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=26185&hilit=santa

Not the easiest project if you are a beginner.

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Re: 3d relief carving with Aspire

Postby LittleGreyMan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:25 pm

Er… Not only Michael writes excellent tutorials, but he's obviously faster than me :D
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Re: 3d relief carving with Aspire

Postby rweigand » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:09 pm

Thanks for the replies. I suspected as much from my own searches. The carrot is some of the carvings I've seen on YOutube where it appeared, maybe just hopefully, that such simplicity had been achieved. I'll check out your PDF, Michael, and thank you. Richard
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Re: 3d relief carving with Aspire

Postby RebeccaJ » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:02 am

Hey rweigand,

Modeling a portrait is probably the most challenging thing to model, but it can be done, with lots of practice!
Years ago (way back in Aspire 3) we created a set of tutorials dedicated to modeling George Washington's face - you can watch the set of videos here if you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhlIuhR ... aMGxjhWUjb
Please bear in mind that this was filmed using Aspire 3 - so you will notice the component tree will be different to how it is today - BUT the concepts & techniques behind building up all the parts and how to sculpt your model pretty much remain the same) This is intended for the more advanced/experienced relief modeler, so if you've not touched on any form of modeling then I highly recommend that you go through all of the standard 3D Modeling tutorials first before jumping into portraits. :)
Hope this helps,

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