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Author Topic: Mini tut - Sculpting  (Read 142 times)

Offline TeejayTopic starter

Mini tut - Sculpting
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:27:09 am »
This is an easy exercise using the pencil in sculpt mode
the sculpt mode is found  on the context menu it looks like this and  is dark when active (as in the example)

to make a broken heart

use a 3pt stroke and any clour fill you like
draw out your heart then convert to curves



duplicate the heart and hide the first heart  layer



go to outline mode for this next part .. (found on the context menu)

make sure you have the top layer selected
using the pencil with a 2 pt stroke and the Sculpt mode active

zoom in so you can see the nodes easier

start at the very top middle node
draw a jagged line down and finish on the bottom node



when you have finished your line and release the mouse, you should have your broken half of a heart .


Duplicate the broken heart



to make the other half of the broken heart
unhide the first layer
select the first and second layer
use the subtract


this will give us the opposite heart piece

Then pull away the right or left heart slightly and colour .



 :yeah: :stars:






Offline Grethe

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 06:33:08 am »
Made this using the tear shape…
It is fun to play with when you first understand.... :bday06:

Offline MaryLou

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 02:30:46 pm »
Thank you, Teejay!!!!   I am so anxious to play with this.  Have two more days to finish my newsletter then I can play for the rest of the month - and January is a long month!!

Little tutorials like this will really be helpful, and labeling it as a min  tut is brilliant!  Can always find it. THANKS!!! :stars: :stars:
Find a need and fill it!  . . .

Offline MaryLou

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 03:57:30 pm »
Well, my first attempt did not work.  When doing the sculpting, are you using the Rope Mode or the Window Mode (on the context toolbar)?  Also, when do you leave the wire mode and go back to the draw mode?

I followed everything (or so I thought) but after I did the subtract, I was left with the right side of the heart and somehow, my whole image disappeared.

Okay - I just tried it again.  This time, it seemed to work except when I did the sculpt and the cut, I was left with the right side and not the left.  Even so, I followed the rest of the steps and here's how it looked.  The right side still shows part of the heart.
Find a need and fill it!  . . .

Offline TeejayTopic starter

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 04:28:47 pm »
that extra stroke bits happened to me once then it didnt happen again so i thought it was a fluke

but i think it happens quite a bit .
it flowed really well for me so i didnt anticipate many problems but then linda and rege had trouble with it and now you do too.....lol

and what is worse ... i dont know why its happening...i will investigate more

Offline TeejayTopic starter

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 04:33:16 pm »
oops i was using the rope mode BUT i think  the window mode is better now that i have played with it
i didnt even SEE the window mode untill you just said that..
i went and got caught up playing with it.

Offline MaryLou

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 05:12:23 pm »
Did you know, when you are in the wire frame view, you can toggle back and forth between normal by clicking the wire frame icon again?  It toggles back and forth which is much faster than going from icon to icon to get back and forth.  I discovered it by accident.

My plate is starting to become empty so as soon as I finish this newsletter, I should be pretty much caught up.
Find a need and fill it!  . . .

Offline Shonna

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 06:22:22 pm »
no matter how far i zoom my nodes stay the same size....

Offline MaryLou

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 11:21:21 pm »
Shonna, go to Edit\Preferences and select Tools - change your node size there.
Find a need and fill it!  . . .

Offline Linda R

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 05:59:18 am »
I did this several times and never had any extra bits.  Now, I have extra bits almost every time!

Offline Shonna

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 08:18:24 am »
thanks MaryLou got the size changed on the node finally I can see the nodes...thank you and I finally found the sculpt....

Offline Rege

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 08:26:41 am »
Shonna, you are with the release version, the Sculpt tool is only available in the Beta version.
Windows 10 ; Affinity Designer & Affinity Photo

Offline Shonna

Re: Mini tut - Sculpting
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 09:22:12 am »
oh I know it took me about a minute to figure that out...that's why I came back saying I found.... it but I learned from the tutorial you can create a lot of other stuff with the tool with the heart with a leaf and angel and butterfly or hair.......thanks Teejay for the tutorial as well....


 


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