Tomas, I took a brief look at your tutorial : Super Simple Basic 3D Effects & Shadows - ONE EFFECT
started to follow Very nice Easy instructions. Im a bit hung up on the 4th duplication proceedure that makes it the 3d effect. I duplicated it and now there is 4, i used the top min hand (leaving the second one in the list as the main color unedited. (you did not specify) But from looks of things I figured I was to use the first one to turn lighter shade and smaller. For some weird reason I cant get this 3d effect to look as such. do you have the Tag numbers on Height and width so i know exactly how small to shrink it and what transparency do you suggest . Also why the white dot?
Hi @selia67, thansk for your feedback. I think you could get the 3D effect also without changed object dimensions (only with slightly changed X and Y position). However the more easier and stronger effect is the super simple shadow effect The white dot should just simulate a light spot.
If I’m playing around with someone’s formula and notice that I’ve stumbled into a cool effect I’ll make note of it…
Once you get familar with things, looking at other watches with inspection mode, you can see how they achieve an effect. The biggest thing is not being afraid to playing around with something and see how it works. For a formula, I’ll make a copy and alter the 2nd one and see how things change.
Anyways feel free to ask anything, people will always be willing to help.
thank you for this Tomas. I re-did it , take a look now please and see if im on the right track. For someone thats not used to anything but basic lol…sometimes remember that for a newbie face maker…we have no clue whats going on , such as :
we have 4 layers here and I was’nt sure if i needed shadow on each layer or just the black
Now I was having trouble shrinking the 4th layer because the color is so close I couldnt tell how small I was shrinking it to. SO i changed the pink on that 4th layer to blue so i could see it and then switched it back to lighter pink.
Now to a seasoned face maker…they are used to how much to decrease to and such . See if I managed to get it partially right …haha its at the same link
I want to learn animation …nothing complex…just cute stuff…
I also want to learn to have that object move around the outer edge of the face without showing the second hand. Andrew.dowden posted a link i want to take a look at tomorrow .
But Im willing to learn anything that is fun and geared for a newbie to understand. You guys are soo sweet to help me.
I do want to start making my own designs without using Cell phone wallpaper for backgrounds. I noticed on the tutorial you just taught me, it also had the background appearing to be 3d as well…I might play with that a few hours just to make sure the 3d effect concept has sunk in lol
Thank you so much…I will play with this when i get home tonight. Can you point me in the right direction to finish your 3d tutorial. Id like to finish that first before i move on.
Im speaking of the background 3d part. I played with it a bit last night and wasnt getting it…maybe i was starting in the wrong place. Instructions on just a few rows would help me to understand how you got it to look so awesome…thx