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plait tutorial version 2 by xylomon plait tutorial version 2 by xylomon
i had to resize the original image to fit onto the deviantart site , the original is 3200x12000 , i also included all single images and the final render
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AnthonyRalano Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great method.
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you !
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paulcorfield Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tut. I had a go at this today using a slightly different method and started out with one of the spline shapes. I extruded out the shape, added twist to it and then used the clone tool in grid mode. Then I used twist on the group of clones, then convert to object and then added bend. My ends didn't quite line up and looking at your tut I think I know why. I think it's at stage 3/4 where you use 30 steps and 12 degrees which makes 360. I'll have another go later but here's a link to my basic shape I ended up with. [link]
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if the gap isn't to big you can always use the bridge tool followed by the stitch and sew tool like i did in the first plait tutorial
90 is the magic number when it comes to twist, the only thing you have to do is multiply it by 2,3,4 and so on
when you use the matrix extrude you do the same but also divide the angle by the segments you give it
but you already stated that in your feedback
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paulcorfield Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I made another one and the stitch/sew tool worked pretty good. Started out with the flower shaped spline and set petal count to 4. Did extrude nurb with 30 resolution and 1000 length. Then Cloner set to grid array with a 3x3 grid. Then convert to object, twist and then bend. Finally added to hypernurb and did the stitch/sew.

Render here, you can just see where the joins are. [link]
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks really good !
if you use the bridge tool first and then stitch and sew it should get rid of the joins and smooth everything out
if you have a perfect 360 circle you can just use optimize , if you don't have one you will have to use the former technique
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paulcorfield Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your help Patrick. I got there in the end, I think some of my initial measurements were out as this one joined up perfectly. This time I used the flower spline shape again and set them out in the cloner in radial array instead of grid array. I only cloned three shapes but when I came to the bend stage I went round twice so that it looks like there's twice as many rings. Quick render here [link]

Need to get back into some daily modelling, even if it's just an hour a day, the practice is good.
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure , glad when i can be helpful !
your render looks really great so far and i get your problem , when i made this object [link]
i had to be off by only a fraction of a degree to be able to use optimize and using mirror or symmetry
isn't going to work either because its inverting the twist
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thyho Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
NICE
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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ShippD Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man !
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ShippD Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
you are welcome
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KRYPT06 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
another one ........thanks a lot ;)
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome mate !
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nic022 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Thank to you, you can create a great C4D learning book whit all your tutorials, for sure you will have readers
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much for your kind words !
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much , glad you like it !
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isider Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you !
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isider Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:iconheartsdividerplz:you're very welcome!
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting link , how exactly did you get from a c4d tutorial to porn ?
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ArrayOfStars Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
LOL! Well, you can use C4D to make porn.
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that ( kind of ) gives the soft body dynamics a whole new meaning
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ArrayOfStars Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
True. Thanks for the tuts, I'm working on adapting them to Blender.
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xylomon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
let me know when you are done and i put a link in the description if you want
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