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This is continue from Part I Tutorial. In this Part II tutorial, you will insert the Rowing Boat.aof file that you created in Part I tutorial, into your model, as shown below.

 

As the boat is too 'clean' in render result, you will add some stain to the boat. You will add water lily to the water as well.

 

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Inserting Rowing Boat.aof into Your Model

 

 

1. In Artlantis Studio 4, open up your model, in my case, Facebook_tutorial.atl. CemTech Fans, you can give me your email in the comment, i send the atl over to you.

 

2. In the Perspective view, adjust the camera to the screen shot below.

 

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3. Drag the Media/Rowing Boat.aof from Catalog Window, and drop at Render Window.

 

Note: Refer to Part I of this Tutorial how to create aof file in Media folder.

 

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Note: The Rowing Boat object is created in the Render Window.

 

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4. Switch to Object Inspector. In the View List, notice that an item called Rowing Boat_1. This is the object you inserted in step 3. Every time you add the boat object, the name will be incremented by 1, Rowing Boat_n and so on.

 

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Note: The Rowing Boat_1 is automatically placed at Object Layer by Artlantis Studio.

 

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Now, select the Rowing Boat_1 in the View List.

 

Note: The Boat in the Render Window has a blue dot blinking. Remember: Blue means Object, to be exact it means selected Object. Same happen in 2D View.

 

Note: Blue dot represents selected object in Render Window.

 

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Note: Blue dot represented selected object in 2D Window.

 

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Inserting 3D Plants Object into Your Model

 

3D Plants Objects (also aof file extension) is a Proprietary Technology by Artlantis. Artlantis and his alliance sells 3D Plants online. 3D Plants Object has certain unique parameters, that normal objects do not have. As far as i know, outsider cannot produce 3D Plants Objects. Some sites like ArtlantisObjects offer free limited 3D Plants objects, such as the water lilies object we are going to use. [Post Comment: Really hope Artlantis can release out the technology, especially the 3D Human, bored to see the man]

 

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It is good practice to put your own aof object, 3d plants object, shaders, free stuffs from websites like ArtlantisObject, Archiradar, under a folder labelled Media. Do not add them into pre-installed folders in the Catalog Window. Any new upgrade or reinstall of Artlantis Studio will clean up your work.

 

I have a Water lillies.aof downloaded from ArtlantisObjects. If you can't find it at ArtlantisObjects webiste, do drop your email in comment, i can send over to you. (for fans only)

 

5. In Catalog Window, drag Water Lilies.aof and drop beside the boat.

 

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6. Switch to Object Inspector. In the View List, select Water Lilies_1 item.

 

Note: The water lilies object is added into 3D Plants Layer, not at Objects Layer where the boat resides.

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Positioning Boat and Water Lilies Objects

 

7. Use 2D Window, Top and Front View to adjust the position of the camera, boat and water lilies as such.

 

Note: Drag the blue dot to position the object.

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Note: or, use coordinates in the Object Inspector to position the object.

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Downloading Stain Texture

 

CGTextures.com provides many excellent textures.

 

8. Download the DecalsLeaking0198_1_S.png from CGTextures.com.

 

Note: Don't copy the below image! It has no transparency and alpha channel on it. So, it cannot work. [Post Comment: Sorry! it can work, but in different setting]

 

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Applying Stain Texture into Shader

 

9. Switch to Shaders Inspector. In the View List, look for the Rowing Boat_1. Follow the instruction in the screenshot to add the stain image on the face.

 

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10. In the Shader Inspector, drag and move the thumbnail to position the stain image. Check the "Use Alpha Channel" checkbox.

 

Note: The alpha channel is an additional channel that can be added to an image. It contains transparency information about the image. CGTextures.com provides this image with alpha channel. You can use Photoshop to add alpha channel.

 

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11. Repeat the steps 9 and 10 to add the same stain image on another face of boat.

 

You can refer my another tutorial about Using Textures from cgtextures.com in Artlantis Part I

 

That's all for this tutorial.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

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