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Clay Spore!
« on: May 08, 2007, 02:58:37 am »
Ok I am trying to gather up all the clay figures people made of peoples creatures. Post them if you find them or have made new ones.

I am now the proud owner of my very own Hydro's Naucean figurine! ;D







Ok, here they are, the first 6 Clay Creations that i have done!

My Peskitoriantais:


My Burinee:


Krakow Sam, here is your ViS:


Genesis, here is your Yevon:


And also your Ryndalian:

If you dont mind, i made it green because i didnt know what color it acctually was. If it was green, then yah me!

josasa, here is your Forth:

Now if you dont mind, i put yellow dots instead of brown because i ran out of brown. And i also did not know what the purple things were in the back, so i didnt add those.

Enjoy!

And Opera and AW, i didnt have a chance to go to the store today, so tomorrow i will go and make yours! First priority!

I want to be on the list, but I'll probably want to change my example pic once I do something better, if that's ok.

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I'll try to work on an Anubian this week, but it probably won't be until after Wednesday.

Dang, operaghost would beat me to the punch.  Oh well, my Brute ended up a bit... darker.

We'll say that this is one of the first Brutes.  He ended up with a different facial bone structure on account of the roids genetic enhancement, hence the big chin.  The same thing happened to his eyes. (or he has red contacts, you decide)

colored version of my clay Borark:

(the eyes are a bit off, but I suck at using the Gimp and i'm tired of trying)
Ok, time for the next creature.  I would nominate my Gocket, but it's too new and its body structure is too similar to the Borark.

This isn't my first or main idea for an intelligent creature, but I'm going to start with it anyways.  But first, an explanation about my creatures.  All of my drawings suck, or at least they aren't as good as I want them to be.  But I can sculpt a little better than I can draw, so...

This is a Gocket


The Gockets are a generally peaceful and easy going race of skinny, monopod amphibians. Their home planet is dominated by marshes, swamps and bogs. The three spikes attached to the bottom of their heads are sensory organs that use sonar to help a Gocket find its way through the murky waters of their planet.

Like I said, these aren't my main creatures, but if you want, I could go into a little more detail.

By my watch, I made the deadline by 4 minutes.


(try to ignore the green aura around his feet)
« Last Edit: May 08, 2007, 03:11:57 am by Hydromancerx »



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Re: Clay Spore!
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 06:55:23 am »
Cool clay things!

I saw something fimiliar in the second pic...

Now I know what it is, you have the same mouse- and mat Eligecos, exactly the same!
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 07:03:44 am »
all by netherflare:


Ok Necro, hope this is what you were looking for!



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i tried to get them in a certain position, but this type of clay wont let me do it like the others did

Here you go Hydro, your E3 Masterpiece





one question though, how come you didnt make the Naucean there?

haha, i guess ill join that thread then!



here is my sisters Tinae

glad you like it


I have some bad news though, Opera, your creature keeps falling apart! lol. I just used Gorilla glue and put more clay on in the falling pieces and it is now back in the oven with the Kangorans and the Snout.

But i do have the Omic right now. Tell me if the picture is more clear because i did move away a little and zoomed and stuff.



Now i wish it was just the regular colors instead of me painting it, because it would probably have been better. But still hope you like

Ok, here is a Kangoran


I wished i made the arms longer and the back arch more, but if i did, it may have collapsed in the oven


The Snout is finished, but i have to go, so i will upload it later!

YES, so awsome! *drools over  cute little clay Kangorian* I cant wait to get that in the Kangorian Thread. Thanks alot! ;D

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the images are kind of blurry, im sorry, but i am using a differnet camera because the other one is recharging!

Hope you like!

Ok, tried my best for the Quillaran beceause i had to mix regular clay with hardening clay to sort of come out with that color along with baking it



And then the Auyuelcliad



Torpal is ALMOST done. Just have to put a second coat of paint. Should be here tomorrow unless i drop it!

Ok shadowlord, here is a holgasad:

Some of the colors are off because i just didnt have them

And the Kazea:

Because i didnt want to waste the red color, i made them because they are the only ones that i know that are red!


and finaly, my snout!

Ok Xeno, here is your Snout



now if i tried to make it stand on its hands/legs, then it probably would have fallen over in the oven and cooked in a weird position, so i made it lay down on its back with its arms out if that was al right.
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Re: Clay Spore!
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 01:21:54 pm »
haha, good times.

Since there are now more creatures, maybe i should start up again. Though i do owe a few people their creatures that i promised i would have made. And i was suppose to ship a few of them out that i never got to.
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Re: Clay Spore!
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007, 01:24:13 pm »
And you haven't popped into the AoH threads in a while

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Re: Clay Spore!
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007, 01:59:34 pm »
Wow, I didn't know that you had made so many clay versions, Netherflare.  I might start taking requests, too, except that I'm so behind on making my own creatures.
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Re: Clay Spore!
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 09:23:47 am »
There should be a guide on how to make clay sporeling a take pictures of them.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007, 02:13:13 pm »
As long as it is noted that I am the father of introducing clay figurines to the Spore CC. :)

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Re: Clay Spore!
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007, 02:17:50 pm »
Nicely done, dudes. Very detailed :D

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007, 02:54:46 pm »
Thanks, Veraal. 
A guide, Yokto?  Well, it looks like Netherflare and I have different techniques, since she bakes hers and I just reuse the same piece of clay.  I cheat a bit, too, and use some extra internal supports.
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2007, 03:23:25 pm »
Well i guide can inculde both techniques. Also i think there is a need for a photo guide becuse taking photos of small models is hard. If you know a little bit more about photography you can get great results. I know some theory. I could write a basic guide about photography if needed but im not a photographer my self. It would be better if there was someone writing the guild that hade a little more pratical skill.
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2007, 04:24:29 pm »
And internal skeletons are not cheating. I used it and professionals do to. How do you think they keep those posses? The figure isn't entirely scilicon you know.

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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2007, 04:40:02 pm »
Yeah there is nothing like Cheating. I hate those that think that :P
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2007, 06:41:46 pm »
i had to cheat to make the Torpals by using some toothpicks inside the arms and legs. I maked the second half of the requests i got, but the first ones were out of that crayola clay thing that dries up in like 15 minutes.

If ppl really want their creature done, i can do it again. But if they ask now it will be a little delayed because i have finals and EOCT's.
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2007, 07:23:29 pm »
Most of my creatures have a paperclip skeleton, or at least enough of one to hold up their weight.  For example, my first creature, the chirtso.





Taking pictures of the little figures is tricky, but I think mine will be better now that I have a better light source and place to take the pictures than in my dorm room.

Now that I think about it, I already owe a few people some clay creatures.  After I do that, I might take some requests.
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2007, 02:14:18 pm »
Wow, nice stuff! Let us see if I can compete with it... ;)

Some of you might remember these guys, the Chrybdul:


I used (almost) the same techniqe as Inkling, the legs are all wired up. ;D
And sorry for the blurrynes, it really is difficult to take pictures of such small stuff.

Btw, the picture is almost exactly to scale.

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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2007, 02:44:41 pm »
Just think of how hard it was to do it with lego figurines....   :D
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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2007, 04:35:36 pm »
Well i think i have to give some tips on photography. (based on my limitid experiance.)

Now when you take photos you whant to have a focused picture with as larger Depth of field as possible. To achive this you need to have as small aperture as possible. The smaller aperture the larger Depth of field. You do this by configuring the Diaphragm. Now what you lose is light when you do this. Your picture gets darker. But to compenacte you can use lighting. You whant to use some lighing anyway. I surgest that you look up a guide on basic 3 point lighting. You can also incress the exposure. Longer exposure equals more light. Normaly you do not whant to long exposure when your takeing photos as the picture will get fuzzy when things move around. But models are still so you can have very long exposure if you wish. Just make sure you do not move the camera around. Normaly when you put your focus on you model you try to put it on the eyes. But becuse you are all dealing with Alien Creatures you may have to use you own judgment on this. With a little luck you will not have to fiddel to becuse of the incressed Depth of field.

Thats just some small tipes i can give. If it works out please post the result. :)
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2007, 07:08:27 pm »
Wow Neferrhor, that's really good.
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2007, 09:35:07 pm »
Longer exposure equals more light. Normaly you do not whant to long exposure when your takeing photos as the picture will get fuzzy when things move around. But models are still so you can have very long exposure if you wish. Just make sure you do not move the camera around. Normaly when you put your focus on you model you try to put it on the eyes. But becuse you are all dealing with Alien Creatures you may have to use you own judgment on this. With a little luck you will not have to fiddel to becuse of the incressed Depth of field.

Thats just some small tipes i can give. If it works out please post the result. :)
or you could just zoom in

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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2007, 02:44:16 am »
Zooming in will not give you Depth of field result. (Not even to mention how much 3 point lighting can enhance a picture. Something you can not do with just a zoom :P )



Yeah i forgot to say that i really like your clay model Neferrhor. The photography is pretty good to.
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Re: Clay Spore!
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2007, 08:27:34 am »
so i think im going to do Clay requests again. Should i say so in this thread or in my old clay thread?
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2007, 11:17:55 am »
You did say it in this thread. ;)
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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2007, 08:06:10 pm »
haha, well what about my other thread?  ::) ;D
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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2007, 05:12:58 am »
Everyone forgot my clay figurines. :(













Now that we have a thread about creatures made with clay, we need a thread about creatures made with the Spore creature editor. ::)
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Re: Clay Spore!
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2007, 11:12:32 pm »
Awesome! That would be fun to play them on a game board like that.

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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2007, 06:43:18 am »
Awesome! That would be fun to play them on a game board like that.

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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2007, 02:26:29 pm »
I created a gameboard with planets and stuff protruding from it, but it was before I discovered CC, and I used other alien figures  :-\
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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2007, 06:35:57 pm »
Wow, Flisch and Neferrhor, those are really awesome!!  :-*

Too bad my Vexarions are pretty much impossible to make with clay because of their legs  :P (but what do I know; I havent touched clay since the 2nd grade).
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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2007, 07:35:18 pm »
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you can use the spore figurines that you can get from the maxis 3d printer when spore eventually comes out.

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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2007, 10:56:56 pm »
depends on if they going to offer that sevice and what cost. Even if 3D prints have gone down i price a lot lately there still expensive. And EA knows how to milk money.

I hope you wil able to export you model so you can use it in other projects to but that is a other topic.
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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2007, 12:01:23 am »
There go buy your own 3D printer... if your rich. I wonder how much the print cartages cost :P

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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2007, 02:45:40 am »
You can build your own rapid prototyping machine if you think there to expensive. :)
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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2007, 03:15:33 pm »
I hope you wil able to export you model so you can use it in other projects to but that is a other topic.
well if half life 2's model program can rip models from warcraft 3 i don't see why not

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Re: Clay Spore!
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2010, 02:30:05 pm »
Sorry to bump an old topic but I was wondering if anyone else has made their creatures as clay figures since this was originally posted. I would really like to see what you guys have made. Or if you haven't yet make because of this topic.

In addition do the figures posted before still exist or are they globs of clay now?

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« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2010, 02:33:55 pm »
I once made a head of my Sombreron, then I put it back with the rest of the clay.

I would try it again, but I would much rather do it with a molding material intended for an actual statue.

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« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2010, 02:44:16 pm »
I once made a head of my Sombreron, then I put it back with the rest of the clay.

I would try it again, but I would much rather do it with a molding material intended for an actual statue.

Cool! i would have liked to see that.  BTW did the Naucean you made still exist? Or is it a glob of clay again (or even thrown away/lost)?

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« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2010, 03:29:20 pm »
I haven't taken it apart, but I think it has turned into an indistinguishable blob now.

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« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2010, 04:20:51 pm »
Hmm... I think I'll try to make a Bino and Ni'Calls. (Ni'Calls should be easy :P) This thread is cool!
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« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2010, 05:13:47 pm »
I haven't messed around with clay in a long time, I might have to do that again.
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« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2010, 07:24:56 pm »
I would make something if I had some clay.  Sadly, I do not.
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Re: Clay Spore!
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2010, 01:28:41 am »
I haven't messed around with clay in a long time, I might have to do that again.

Well the Kazea you made was awesome! I would love to see new clay sculptures from ya.
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