De art van het unwrappen – Dutch

Voor een 3d Artist is unwrappen een zegen en een vloek. Een zegen omdat als je het voltooit hebt, je kunt beginnen met het aankleden van je 3d model, maar het is een vloek omdat het een van de saaiste dingen is om te doen als artist.

Eerst zal ik even uitleggen wat de workflow van een 3d artist is. Je zoekt referentie van een object wat je wilt maken. Je maakt een schets en gaat dan het object maken in 3d. We laten de schets nu even zitten.

Daarna unwrappen we het object zodat het bewerkt kan worden in Photoshop.


Eerst dus ga je referentie zoeken, in dit geval deze hierboven.

Daarna ga je in je 3d programma naar keuze de rudimentaire vormen op zetten, in dit geval een paar rechthoeken en een cilinder.


Als je dat hebt gedaan ga je die vormen uitwerken tot je een interessant zwaard hebt. Elke hoek heeft een aantal lijnen nodig om de vervorming van het object te ondersteunen, wij noemn die edges. Vierkanten en driehoeken die in het model zitten, noemen we polygonen. Dat zijn de vlakke vierkantjes in een 3d model. Het model is altijd opgebouwd uit tenminste een driehoek, anders heb je geen vlak.


Wat je bij Unwrappen in principe doet is al die vakjes en driehoekjes recht op een plat oppervlak leggen, zodat je er op kan tekenen.


Hier zie dat het lemmet, de hilt en de guard, het stuk tussen het scherpe metaal en het stuk wat je vast houd, allemaal netjes plat liggen.


Als je dat hebt gedaan, dan ga je dus in photoshop het inkleuren. Hieronder zie je een texture die al klaar is



En zo maak je een zwaard ongeveer. Unwrappen is altijd de nare tussenstap in het creeer proces, maar is nodig om verder te komen.

Ik hoop dat jullie dit interessant vonden.


Bas de Ridder

Improving work performance with Geluidbot

At the moment, we’re working with almost everyone from our team in our office at the Buys Ballot Building. To make it a little bit funnier and cooler to work here, Aran installed a ‘Geluidbot’ (aka Soundbot). This Geluidbot works with Slack and plays short sound snippets (except for X-files, that one is quite long). When you want our server / computer to play a sound snippet, you need to post “play + name of the snippet” to Geluidbot directly or just in a conversation.

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Did you know that..?

  • Zeger-Jans favourite snippet is X-files and he likes to post the request when he’s not in the office?
  • Nyan cat is the least favourite sound snippet of most of the team members, except for Sanne?
  • Slackbot posts the request for “Trololo” at 4.00PM?
  • Geluidbot is completely open source?
  • Aran is the proud father of Geluidbot?

20 facts about ferrets


Did you know that..

  • Ancestors of domestic ferrets were found in Europe, Asia as well as North Africa (and we bet also from Utrecht)
  • Ferrets were domesticated over 2000 years ago
  • The black-footed ferret is native to North America where they are found on the Great north plains
  • Ferrets are mammals and are related to weasels
  • They come from the family called Mustelidae, genus Mustela and species M.putorius (type Furo)
  • Ferrets are carnivores and must eat meat to survive (so Brian and Sanne are definitely not ferrets)
  • Male ferrets are larger than females (we have to measure the team to know if that’s also applicable to Furo)
  • Ferrets like to sleep a lot and spend most of the time in a deep sleep only really waking up as the sun goes down (I think a couple of team members might be ferrets…)
  • Ferrets can measure anything from 14 inches to 24 inches long – that’s including their tails
  • They have unusual mask like face markings and their coats are pale yellow, brown or white
  • White ferrets have red eyes
  • Ferrets weigh anything from 1lb to 5.5lbs (500g to 2.5kg)
  • The natural lifespan of a ferret is anything from 5 to 10 years
  • Their natural habitat are grasslands
  • Ferrets are very social creatures, they’re gregarious and love company
  • Ferrets are very easy to train
  • Working ferrets are trained to drive other animals like rats and rabbits out of their holes
  • A male ferret is called a Hob
  • A female ferret is called a Jill
  • Babies are referred to as Kits

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‘Diergeneeskunde’ visits for Furo

As Furo is an application for Veterinary students to train ‘klinisch redeneren’. In this application, we will show a 3d environment of cowsheds or the veterinary clinic. To know how this will look like and the process, we visited the Veterinary Medicine department. We needed to change into a great green suit with stylish green boots.


And we made the first scenes for our application. What do you think, quite similar, right? All the credits for our artists!

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Working in a group and being effective all comes down to teamwork. Even tough in our
team we believe we are absolutely crushing it so far we just knew we had to get to
know each other better than we do now.

So the idea spawned to organize an activity to bond over as a team, mainly organized by
our awesome coach. The planned activity? Bowling, followed by pizza, or pasta if your name is Brian. :brian:
Even though it was perceived by some as boring, in a couple of minutes it seemed everyone was into it and having a great time! Matthijs won in great fashion, who’d have expected that?

After we were done at the bowling ally, we walked a couple of minutes to Il Pizzo, which had to be good given the 3.1 star rating at google maps. The place was huge and the occupancy rate probably below 50% but we had a great time, decent food and awesome conversations! What more would one want?


Off course the effect of team building is hard to quantify but I’m confident this activity will add to the already great atmosphere
and help us to work better as a team!