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Offline Andrzej Orzecki

Guitar neck
« on: February 18, 2017, 09:14:40 am »
Hello everyone!

Some time ago during watching ''KeyShot Webinar 56: How to Improve Your Render'' i stopped at the scene of guitar neck which was explained, because i was clearly impressed about this picture. The first thing which came to my mind was, how the hell is it made?:) So without thinking to much i downloaded a model from grabcad and i just started doing something. After finishing and exploring this forum more,i found who the author is and his whole project on Behance. And of course before sharing i've ask him that can i do this. Once again thank you Magnus very much for understanding:)
So i have not tried to replicate it in 100%. I was trying to push myself through whole bunch of option involved in that scene.

Of course i will be very grateful for any kind of opinion.




« Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 09:40:04 am by Andrzej Orzecki »

Offline NM-92

Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 10:58:36 am »
Pretty good results ! Is there a bump map on the cords ? I always wondered how this was created.

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Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 01:43:50 pm »
Nice job. I think the first one looks best. A technical detail about guitar strings: the first two strings in a set (the thinnest ones, high E and B) are not wound and will have a smooth metal finish  ;)

Cheers,
Eric

Offline Magnus Skogsfjord

Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 03:14:47 pm »
Nice results man!

Eric is right in the fact that the first two strings are not wound. Other than that, I would probably tone down the wood bump just a tiny tad, and perhaps add a roughness map to it, as it has a slight wax-feeling right now. But hey, very nice effort!

Is there a bump map on the cords ? I always wondered how this was created.
Well, on my effort I modeled the wound strings.

Offline Andrzej Orzecki

Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 12:17:33 am »
Thank you guys! It was really good lesson for me,and big inspiration.

Yes,i was used a screw threads as well as cast iron bump and twisted a little scale,angle and height.

It's a shame that a did such a big mistake. My father was playing guitar almost whole life :) But right now i will remember that,thank you!

I will try to work a little again and apply that changes,thank you Magnus for tips.

Best regards!

Offline Speedster

Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 08:36:29 am »
Nice!  But it appears that the strings are in tangent contact to the frets.  There should be a small gap between them to allow chording.
Bill G

Online bdesign

Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 11:43:34 am »
Nice!  But it appears that the strings are in tangent contact to the frets.  There should be a small gap between them to allow chording.
Bill G
Good eye, Bill! Very keen observation :)

Cheers,
Eric

Offline Speedster

Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 12:19:13 pm »
My ORO (OME) Prototype banjo has really closely set strings, and can be somewhat of a challenge!
Bill G

Offline Robb63

Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 09:43:39 am »
Eric, you must be using a really thick gauge of strings!  :)
I use 10's on my electric guitar, and the three high strings are unwound.

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Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2017, 10:24:26 am »
Looking good.
Seems like the frets could look a bit worn out as well to match the string and 'dots' on the neck (not sure of their name).

(Seems like there's a lot of musicians amongst us :) )

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Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 10:45:01 am »
Eric, you must be using a really thick gauge of strings!  :)
I use 10's on my electric guitar, and the three high strings are unwound.
Whoops! I had forgotten that it's different for electric guitars...I was referencing my acoustic. Drums is my primary instrument :)

Cheers,
Eric

Offline imikej

Re: Guitar neck
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 10:56:36 am »
Really nice perspective!  Here are some thoughts about the surfaces:
1. The first three strings are typically wound
2. The fret dots should be recessed (or even with the rosewood)
3. The neck is usually a high gloss over the rosewood
4. The rosewood could use some contrast before you make it gloss

Hope that is helpful.