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Spalt meets 3D ! ! !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    in case anyone is interested.

    here's my first go around with the current Spalt design.

    just the center plate. i'm modeling one of his existing basses just to get a feel for all the parts.

    i know, i'm a geek...fun though.




  2. nice lighting! make a 90 dome of spotlights @ ~ .05 intensity, then mirror them around the other 3 quadrants..

    fake GI :D as max has no built in radiosity features..

    that aside, what are we looking at? :)
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    thanks...i'll try the faked radiosity.

    these were just quickies. good call about MAX.

    they are centerplates for the Spalt line of basses.

    the real deal:


    a different version assembled:


    i need to redo the sculpted edges, not just standard rounds as i my render.

  4. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Looks cool!

    So, you wanna do a model for my bass?;)

    I wish I knew how to do that. Id love to see my bass in 3D before its done (Ive barely even started).

    Itd also be cool to send some killer pics to friends.

    I guess I better go learn!

  5. slowburnaz

    slowburnaz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    So how ARE those Spalt basses? Are they any good for slapping? From the looks of them, it looks as though either the body of the bass or the neck pickup would get in the way.
  6. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    thanks nick man.

    um, while i normally wouldn't mind modeling your bass, i'm up to my ears at the moment. no weekends off with a new gig at Mitsubishi Digital, designing large screen TV's and all this bass stuff.

    yes, having 3D models makes all the diff. great for troubleshooting designs.

    fun to show off here too.

    if you ever need any help with learning, let me know.

    about your bass, you may want to consider some basic layout first:

    scale length, string width at the nut and bridge, neck pocket design (bolt on, set in, neck through) - for bolt ons - neck angle is critical.

    all this tends to have an effect on the overall appearance of a bass.

    its much more than just body shape.


  7. yeah, 3d rocks.. i modelled my 5'r that i recently finished building. I originally just started w/ the spline for the body, which I printed realsize (template), but I figured it would make a fun modeling excercise.
  8. hey nick, if you interested, email me (address in profile), and I'll put something together for you. I just recently switched platforms/software (from PC with 3dsmax to Mac with Cinema4d) so it'll be a fun little project to start learning C4D..
  9. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I bought a Spalt Matrix and it should be here tomorrow. Will be writing a complete review that will be printed in Bassics Magazine soon!