Digital art

User Testing - finalising my model of an x-ray machine #Blender #EuroPCR

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectSo you may remember that we started this project with an overall plan that follows the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) approach to remodel a 3D likeness of an  x-ray machine that I first modeled a year ago for a presentation at EuroPCR 2016 – the official annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and

How did I make the x-ray machine model?  #Blender

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project(Sorry – this is a repost as my database corrupted and I had to do a restore. Annoying as I had been in a hurry and had not done my normal post-post backup. Lucky I had a copy of the text.) I’m a Blender noob, so let me show how I used my simple skills to make

The model of the monitor is complete  #Blender

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectWell, didn’t this go quickly? The project is almost complete; much faster than expected.  I threw together the medical monitor today. Here it is from a couple of different angles: As you can see it also has a ceiling mount. I have not placed any images on the monitor, but I have created a texture that would easily

Ceiling mount added   #Blender

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectWow! Today was amazing. It’s like suddenly something clicked and I found myself achieving more in less time. The ceiling mount took me about half-an-hour. Admittedly I did spend an additional hour beforehand studying a number of videos regarding bending stuff in Blender. The reason was that I decided to try using a Bend modifier. This is

The control panel for the x-ray     #Blender

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectI shall keep it brief because once again I am up late. I have made a simple control panel in Blender as per the plan. Just a panel with some buttons and a joystick. No great detail as not really needed. Here is how the entire thing is coming together (as rendered in DAZ Studio). As a

Progress with the C-arm mount interface    #Blender

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectHi folks, I have spent so much time on this little component! It’s because I’ve made several versions of the C-arm mount interface, each unsatisfactory, and then started again. And each attempt now takes me about an hour. Wow am I faster or what! So what made me so unhappy? Well, I guess that none of them

Lessons Learnt: Unwrapping and moving textures from #Blender to #DAZStudio

This entry is part 13 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 13 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectThis is another post where I demonstrate my mistakes and the lessons that I learnt. So yes, this post is mostly for noobs like myself who are learning Blender. The topic revolves around “unwrapping” a model, exporting it and then importing it into another application. Think of “Unwrapping” as the process where you peel the skin off

Fixed those few modelling challenges  #Blender

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectSo yesterday at midnight I left you all having reached a point of frustration. Let’s have a look at a picture of the state of my model as exported from Blender and imported into DAZ Studio (my favourite place to render things)” So few textures and strange webs at the pointy end of my benchtop. Then one

Small example of things not working in 3D modeling #Blender

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectHi all, This is for those people out there who find Blender and DAZ Studio too difficult. This is for those of you who watch wonderful tutorials on YouTube, feel intimidated and say to yourself”Darn it, I’ll never be able to do that.” Yes, instead of showing some finished work of wonder, I thought I would share

Let the modelling begin: the patient bench

This entry is part 8 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 8 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectHi folks, Well, the general designs have been made and I have a broad date set (30 June 2017). So the next thing to do is actually start work. I chose to start with the patient bench. There is an excellent reason to do this: basically, I was reasonably happy with my original patient bench and felt

X-ray model design - floor and ceiling mounts

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectJust a quickie post for design purposes in this Blender project. I’ve made very simple designs of the floor and ceiling mounts that these things have. As per the other designs, these are based upon images taken of actual machines that I have found on the internet. There does appear to be a bit of a difference.

C-arm broad design for 3D x-ray model

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectHi all, Below is a diagram where I have deconstructed the various photos and videos of X-Ray machine C-arms into their various components in preparation for my Blender build. Obviously there is a lot of guesswork involved, but it is all I need to go forward with this design. As you will see I have identified six

Control panel design for 3D x-ray model

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectJust a short post today. It’s been a busy day job-hunting without a lot on this being achieved. So I have created my folder of reference photos. As mentioned before, I find Toshiba’s Infinix a wonderfully designed piece of equipment. Obviously this is from a aesthetic perspective because I don’t have the technical knowledge to comment upon

3D x-ray model project - Phase2: Planning

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectContinuing with following a project methodology to create a model of an x-ray machine, I am working on the Planning phase. “The Planning Process Group consists of those processes performed to establish the total scope of the effort, define and refine objectives, and develop the course of action required to attain those objectives.” – A Guide to the

Top level project lifecycle for new x-ray machine model

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project  Some of you may remember that around this time last year I designed a 3D model of an X-ray machine that my brother-in-law used in a presentation at an international conference in Paris. At the time I was really struggling with my eyes and I was very dissatisfied with the outcome, despite the good reception it

Creating a Zebra poster using DAZ Studio and Photoshop

Despite sore eyes, a couple of weeks ago I made a Zebra poster for one of my daughter’s friends. He had expressed great delight at my art works and had a birthday approaching. I asked him what he wanted and he told me that he wanted me to make him a black and white poster of a zebra. As I am having a good-eye day, I thought that I would

Upon the Battlements - attempt 2 refined further

Following excellent feedback I have tried to make the dragon’s textures bumpier. I did this by painting textures by hand on the previous image using Photoshop. Alas I really could not get drool that satisfied me. How have I done? Greg

Upon the Battlements: attempt 2

Hi folks, A big thanks to the people who provided feedback on my digital work “Upon the Battlements”. I have thought deeply about those comments and also about my own feelings on the work. So here is my second attempt :) Notice the mountains and the sky have been changed. (i.e. no more mountains and a clear sky) Feedback appreciated. :) Greg  

New art work: Upon the Battlements

Hi folks, Have to keep today’s post brief as my eyes are aching a bit and have become quite blurry. Probably over worked them on the weekend with the piece of art that I am about to discuss. Last week a good deal came from DAZ where I could buy a model dragon for some ridiculously small amount if I first bought a new product. So I did. Me being

Another new fantasy image

My twelve year old daughter is trying to write her own fantasy novel So she came to me to design some artwork for its cover. “What do you want on the cover?” I asked. “A fairy fighting a demon in front of Sparkle City.” “What does the fairy look like?” She pondered for a while. “Fairy wings, blue clothes and blond hair.” “The demon?” “Um… leathery wings and black clothes.”