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Unread 05-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #4951
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bake the the texture,? huh?
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When I want to transfer what ideas i have in my head, to another person, I have found that using a computer to simulate the real world look as closely as possible is a great asset.

In 3D compositing of images, the process of making a 3 dimensional texture and mapping it on to a 2 dimensional surface, where from a normal aspect, the 2D image appears to be 3D is called Baking.

It's very often used in background scenery and saves a lot of computer cycles when rendering a complex scene.

It's nothing like the real 3D texture baking that you do.
I love your designs and the tiles that you bake are fantastic.
Great Job.

If you want a more detailed explaination and example
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7PQGgz1RII
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Unread 05-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #4952
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a few of my recent custom jobs

This a few of the more recent custom jobs I've done.
The first is my first limestone fireplace. It's 6ft wide 12 ft tall and I bulit the hearth from cinder block and floor mud. The 2nd is a white marble tub with a 1x2 in. white marble floor. The 3rd is a white marble with 3x6 subway tile bordered by a white chair rail. It took me 9 days to build. The 4th is the only time I've made recess boxes at floor level (they're actually under the jacuzzi tub). The 5th is my personal shower. I framed it up from scratch even replacing the floor joists to hold the weight
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Unread 05-21-2013, 10:01 PM   #4953
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Finished this one up last week.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 12:17 PM   #4954
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*sigh...*

All such amazing works. I loooovvvee this thread
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Craig,
very nice. I like designs with pebble tile like that!
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Unread 06-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #4956
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For my nephew's bedroom, he loves to fish...
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Unread 06-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #4957
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Craig that looks awesome, I did a similar, though much smaller effect in my bathroom.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 01:50 PM   #4958
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Nice MD, I like that!!
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Unread 06-18-2013, 02:12 PM   #4959
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This is by FAR the craziest one I've done though. I took the scrap pieces from my kitchen...

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...and ended up with this for the 3x5 hallway from the kitchen to the bathroom.

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Took a long time but I ended up with zero waste from my kitchen floor!

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Unread 06-20-2013, 06:57 AM   #4960
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I was told the other day that crazy people are just crazy people. But if you are crazy and have money , you are "eccentric"

Got a call saying I want you to make an abstract mosaic shower for me. I trust your judgement.

That's a nice compliment and a good way for me to go nose first into a project that may be the most complex one to date.

Sketch idea
fill in details
fill some colors
and bake.
The final image is a 3d render and an over exaggerated bump map.

Got the tiles yesterday.
Making the template today.
Tomorrow start Cutting for ....

EVER ....


I will take many pics for updates
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Unread 06-20-2013, 07:24 AM   #4961
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Pete, that looks like an interesting project.

What's the rough size? What is the application (floor, walls, etc)? and what are you going to use to cut it?
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Unread 06-20-2013, 08:08 AM   #4962
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That is simply Fantastic, Pete!!

This should be a FUN project for you.
Hope it is and can't wait to see the pics to come.

Bravo!!
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Unread 06-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #4963
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cut down some 16" slate
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Unread 06-23-2013, 02:24 PM   #4964
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That is very cool, Rod.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #4965
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That design is a flat end 3 wall shower.

So the design will be split into thirds to wrap the shower walls.

I gathered all the tile at a liquidation warehouse for less than $150. for the 65 sf amount I needed.

The colors are variable in relation to the diagram and I am pretty happy with the color array. They are all Floor tiles, from 8x8's to 18x18's

Figuring out how much of each one was a real PITA. But I wrote a script for photoshop that will calculate the area of each color instantly, and I will be using that in my workflow to save some time.

The tiles will be marked and cut one at a time. I will take the largest of each color and cut them to that size with the clinker, then trim them to the final shape with the tile saw.

Unless anyone else has a better way? I am all for suggestions to make this less time consuming, but I have the job estimated at 50 hours + or - 5.

I have 10 hours into it already in the design and development phase + collecting and delivering the tile, installing the waterproof membrane (mapei green) (the name escapes me at the moment.). 50 bucks to have Kinko's blow it up to life size and I transfer the pattern to the walls tomorrow.

the job got bumped in favor of a mud shower and some other little things.

This is a " do it in your free time " project.
So my free time actually has an hourly rate now. lol.
woo hoo
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