The ring

Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by ElImInAtEr, Jan 16, 2004.

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  1. ElImInAtEr Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 10, 2002
    Anybody knows were to get a model of "the ring" from LOTR????
  2. Dr. Jones Jedi Master

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    Feb 6, 2000
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    Ow Come on...
    You can't even do that? Im ean, even if you're a beginner, if you asked yourself for 20 seconds how you could do it, I'm sure you would find.
    I can understand guys asking for car models but a ring...
    O, here how you can do: creat a torus, scale it up on the Z axis, apply a gold looking material (every package has this kind of preset) and it's done, you've got a ring
  3. ElImInAtEr Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 10, 2002
    Ohh, thank you for telling my how to made the ring, I had no idea that it was so simple. And that think with a torus, what a GREAT idea.........

    Of course I can made the ring that way but to get the right form, texture and the text on it is a little harder and it is alot easier to get on which is already finished.
  4. Lots Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    even that isnt so hard...

    why not just draw a cross section of the ring and then use a lathe tool or something.. then u get the exact shape :p getting lettering is pretty easy just go download the mordor font or something :p and then put it on as a texture ..
  5. William_G_Matthew Jedi Knight

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    Jan 9, 2004
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    I've also found that you can use the tube mesh, set height segments to 0, smoothen a few times, BAM, looks great.

    A friend once game me a link to Dafont. I haven't needed many other font places since.

    You can get some good middle earth-ish fonts by searching "tengwar". You should coma across a pack that will give you elvish writing in like ten forms [including one called 'gandalf'], dwarvish, orc, the 'ringbearer' font [title font], and a mordor font.

    The mordor font is what's on the ring. These have been around since before the movie was even realized online.

    \__Will__/


    Edit: I forgot to add that, because these are pre-movie, there aren't many movie-esque fonts aside from aelfa. I don't think there's a 100% true tolkien movie font anywhere on the internet, but there are middle earth linguistic books and stuff you can buy from book stores. Then you can use a calligraphy pen, write the inscription (which is Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul), scan it in your computer, clean it up, and use it as the mask for a blend material between a gold and a glowing reddish gold.

    Have fun.
  6. d_eisenga Jedi Knight

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    Nov 25, 2001
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    but how does one make it look like the text is engraved in the ring? not with a texture i suppose eh?
  7. degobah1 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 14, 2002
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    make your own here.

    (for Lightwave but these techniques can be applied in other modelers)

    EDIT: and to answer the question above about engraving, bump maps.
  8. d_eisenga Jedi Knight

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    Nov 25, 2001
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    that wont work for close-ups

    EDIT: never mind, it does.
  9. William_G_Matthew Jedi Knight

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    Jan 9, 2004
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    But the lettering isn't engraved on the ring in the movie, only on the ones sold in stores.

    \__Will__/
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