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Colouring the Stone Stack
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- 1. Introduction — 3m
- 2. Adding a Contour Stroke — 3m
- 3. Creating a Slanted Highlight — 3m
- 4. Creating a Golden Surface — 3m
- 5. Creating a 3D Effect — 5m
- 6. Creating 3D Edges — 4m
- 7. Creating the Stone Base — 5m
- 8. Completing the Stone Surface — 5m
- 9. Creating the 3D Stone Block — 4m
- 10. Colouring the Stone Stack — 5m
- 11. Creating the Outline — 4m
- 12. Final Tips — 2m
Hello, everyone, it's Davi here again, and welcome back to my tutorial on Nodes part 10. Last time, we were doing our stone stacks here to create our 3D look. So let go inside, and if you remember from our last video, we only did 10. And I know because I've done this before, it takes 40 of these to really give that height that I want. You can choose any numbers you want, but I think it looks good with 40. But I only did 10. And the reason I did that is because we are going to do it 10 by 10 and putting them inside a composite so we can paint it with a different color. So we get that grey that gets darker and darker in 3D as it goes away and away from the camera.
So first let's copy this stack of 10 copies. And lets copy and paste it 4 times, so we get 40 copies. Let's create a composite in here so we can bring everything together. So let's find a composite on our node library and attach it in here. Then let's attach each of them to the composite so they are all visible. There. Now we still need to connect everything to that same peg, right? Just like we did before. So I'm gonna do this but I'm gonna fast forward it because it takes a long time and you already know how to do this.
There, so everything is connected and it already looks 3D, but we want to have that color that gets darker and darker. And now that we've separated our copies 10 by 10, let's just add some color scales in here on each one of these composites so we can have those colors. So let's find the color scale and attach it on this one and the next one and so on, there. On the first one, let's move the value down to 0.85 and you can see that we already changed the color on this first section here that corresponds to these 10 copies of stacked images.
Now, let's go to the second one and give another value but a little darker, so let's give it 0.65, there. Maybe that's too dark, 0.7, there. Let's keep doing this. And the next one 0.6, the last one is gonna be the darkest one, so 0.45, its gonna be really dark, there. So now we have the effect we want. A really cool thing about Harmony 12 is that now we have the ability to choose on view preview resolution and you have these options used because once you start to use a lot of 3D and a lot of these Nodes, it starts to take a lot from your machine and depending on which computer you have, the render gets a little slow because it's a lot of things to process. If you go here and choose, let's say half of the screen resolution, it's going to preview on a lower resolution, it's not gonna look as good, but it's gonna be way faster to preview.
The last thing I want to do on this video is to prove that black stroke around the 3D part and we know how easy that is because it's just copy group that we already did on the first tutorial, which is this one, the black outline. Let's copy this one, go inside our stone group and here is our stone stack group. Lets paste it in here, connect it and there we go. So I'll see you on the next tutorial.