About 'Fun With Arrays'!

In this video (objectives)…

  1. More advanced array manipulation

After watching (learning outcomes)…

Be able to use array in a much more creative manner

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Mandala

Tnak you :slight_smile:

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This seemed simple enough and the petals of my flower were easy enough to make. However, trying to get the stamens in the center part of the flower presented a challenge that I could not solve using an array so I made each one that I places as a separate duplicate of the first one. That was time consuming. I probably could have made a particle system but I didn’t try for this challenge.

Here is my challenge flower.

After watching the rest of the lecture, I see I have done my petals a bit different. I started with a cube than went into Edit mode and shaped my petals. The have thickness as opposed to the flat planes shown in the lecture. Mine are a bit jagged due to very few vertices in them. I was disappointed that the lecture did not show stamens being added to the flower center like I thought I saw in the original example but that is okay. I could work on making them an array and fiddling with it. I saw some things that you did in setting up the petals that would probably help me in making an array for the stamens.

Purpleness.

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My two flowers.


I couldn’t find a decent reference for the Ivy (Hedera helix) Flower so I had to take a bit of a license with it.

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great tut, harald aproves your flower :wink:

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to make pollen i added a vornoi texture worked quite well


My First Model From the course

Method

The flowers started out as Bezier curves with Bezier taper and bevel objects. Arrayed as in lecture but with 9-radial-symmetry (I find even-radial-symmetry unnerving).
Plant is Grease-Pencil drawn, adaptive-simplified, converted to Bezier, which is then (in edit-mode) “V->Automatic” to smooth out the curves. I find this workflow quicker than what was outlined in the lecture.
17k triangles for the scene.

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