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Violin

Postby not registered yet » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:50 pm

I had to put this in the 3D Warehouse because it's too big (4 Mb) for Sketchucation. Here's the link:
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=60d9463800d7c7dc44c9501442354102

I have had a previous version in the 3DW for several months. I have now added a chin rest to this version, since the absense of that appurtenance seemed to disturb people more than I would have expected, and I was told that because it lacked one it was actually a viola, not a violin. Whatever.

I filled in the f-holes and colored them black, not because I couldn't easily have left them open but because when they were open the inside of the fiddle seemed unnaturally light. Turning on the sun helped by creating shadow inside, but I don't think you're supposed to leave your violin sitting out in the sun. I mention this because the filled-in f-holes were the subject of criticism to the effect that it was somehow easier to do it that way.

-Gully
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Re: Violin

Postby JuanV.Soler » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:51 pm

that´s pretty nice Gully,
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Re: Violin

Postby cadmastr » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:52 pm

That is awesome!!

I used to play the violin when I was in grade school. Yours looks exactly like my old one.

Good job!!
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Re: Violin

Postby Gaieus » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:53 pm

Gully Foyle wrote:...I filled in the f-holes and colored them black, not because I couldn't easily have left them open but because when they were open the inside of the fiddle seemed unnaturally light...

Gully, you could also either paint the back side black or in the style editor set back faces black for that matter.
But I like the filled holes as weel since they fulfill (no pun needed) what they are for. And the violin... And the volute... And I've known it and liked it...
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Re: Violin

Postby alan wood » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:54 pm

Gully
Lovely job. Which programme did you get the wood texture from.
Thanks
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Re: Violin

Postby modelhead » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:56 pm

Gully,

Forgive me for taking this liberty but I couldn’t resist. I come from a long line of violin players. If you went to Cape Breton Island and shouted fiddle, 10 McIsaacs would come out to play.

I noticed something that I thought was very special at least for me. The f- holes are always the part of the fiddle that the maker worries over. It is that cut that can give the instrument its character.

Your cuts in the wood are fantastic…they have that hand cut look and I can see the artist’s hand with so much care and importance attached to the process.

I love this type of work and I appreciate the care it took….thanks for posting.
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Re: Violin

Postby not registered yet » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:58 pm

alan wood wrote:Gully
Lovely job. Which programme did you get the wood texture from.
Thanks
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Alan, it was part of a collection of wood textures called More Wood. I forgot where I got it, and frankly I don't even remember if it was originally called that or I just called it that. I do remember my name, but that doesn't really help because I don't use it here and it's not relevant anyway. The violin is painted with a texture with the catchy name "Maple78."

I converted the collection to SU6 .skm format when SU6 came out. I have attached the entire collection of 45 wood grain textures in .zip form to this post. I hope you find it useful.

-Gully
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Re: Violin

Postby not registered yet » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:59 pm

modelhead wrote:...I love this type of work and I appreciate the care it took….thanks for posting.
Thanks, mh. Our shared appreciation for the worlds of possibility opened up by SU reminds us of why we are here.

-Gully

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Re: Violin

Postby alan wood » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:00 pm

Hi Gully,
Thanks for the reply and the attachment
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Re: Violin

Postby Will03 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:00 pm

I'm curious, did you use the soapskin ruby plugin to make the body of this fine violin?

looks great btw!
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Re: Violin

Postby Krisidious » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:01 pm

that is one beautiful component... what a great job... the neck and crown are just perfect... now use that sound script and have it play in sketchup
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Re: Violin

Postby not registered yet » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:02 pm

krisidious wrote:great job...

Thanks very much.

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Re: Violin

Postby not registered yet » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:04 pm

Will03 wrote:I'm curious, did you use the soapskin ruby plugin to make the body of this fine violin?
Sorry, Will, I almost missed the question.

No, it was pretty much hand-stitched.

Thanks,

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