Kontact-Splash-Woody!

KDE 3.x Splash Screens

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Finally its done...My first attempt at creating something with Blender. I tried creating something representing the many things Kontact would integrate. Hope you all like it.
The first screen shot is the newest one (text made in Gimp)
The second screen shot is with the Text rendered in Blender.
Please tell me if I can do anything to make it better.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

Changed the text and smoothed out some features

First upload

jurlan

15 years ago

Don't have much to say, except: nice work!

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indiscernible

15 years ago

interesting work. you should change "Its" to "It's" in the title of the newspaper though (to fix spelling).

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valerie

15 years ago

Thanks for catching that! I was too busy with Blender to give more attention to what I was doing with Gimp.(and the rest of the text) I'll try to get that right soon.

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sbb

15 years ago

Hey, this is amzing work!
I'm also working with blender(and I know this is hard work ;)) on a kontact splash, but I dodn't know if I'll be finished at the deadline, so I've got some suggetsions for you:
First let the text made with Blender out and use instead GIMP for the text,
because you can add really nice text effects and so on. For tutorials with the GIMP look here:
http://gug.sunsite.dk/?page=tutorials
Second: The newspaper looks very plastic, so try to get the specularity a little bit down and set the hardness value down.
Third suggestion: The texture of the globe is not properly wrapped around and if you're using this splash for some time you'll see this. Try to use UV-mapping or something else to apply the texture properly to the globe.
Fourth and last suggestion :):
The Lamp or I don't know what it is(the blue thing on the upper right corner) Go to the Edit buttons and make it smooth.
That's all.
But for the rest it's really amazing, beautiful made work ! :-)
Keep up the good work.

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valerie

15 years ago

Hi there...
Thanks for your appreciation and more for all the suggestions. As I said earlier I am almost a newbie at Blender so I could not totally make sense of some of your tips. Even then I've tried to smooth out the lamp and the globe. I guess its not the mapping type but the globe-image which is the trouble there. No matter what I do it doesn't come out right. Apart from that I now have a simple Bevel effect for the text. (It now looks carved out of the wood :) ) The newspaper wont budge but I guess its ok. I hope its better than it was before.

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sbb

15 years ago

Hey this is now really good and I like the font, the lamp is also smooth now.
For a newbie, I must say you made amazing work. It is better than the ones of the professionals. Look at mine:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=12250
I must say I'm maybe better than you in Blender but you made better work than me! (Maybe because I hadn't got enough time ;-))
It's nearly the same with yours because I was inspired by this guy:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=12021
Ok now the suggestions:
About the globe : it's very simple to map the texture in this case:
Just load the picture as texture and activate `sphere` as type of the `wrapping around`
Hope you understood what I wanted to say else ask or just mail me.
If you've got a question about blender just ask me :-)

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15 years ago

Changed the text and smoothed out some features

First upload

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