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Marbles by priteeboy Marbles by priteeboy
Now tell me.... Who dosn't like marbles ? they are one of the simplest, yet prettiest toy a child could own and I had more than my fair share when I was a kid.

This is My first submission that is dominately 3D. It was created mostly in Cinema 4D and I was able to create it all in one session ( still took around 5 hours or so ) which is surprisingly quick because I've had only minimal 3D experience before. Most time was spent getting the position of all objects right aswell as creating my own patterns in Photoshop to be used on the marbles and floor.

I was just amazed how realistic they turned out ! hope You like it.

Don't make me lose my marbles by stealing them. Ripping prohibited!
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frayedknot1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Where can I buy marbles like these?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just made them up on the computer :XD: Though maybe try searching for hand-made marbles on eBay or something. Some beautiful ones there, but they aren't cheap :hmm:
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Rockhound8448 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Amazing Job!!!! That seems as if it takes a lot of skill!! simply amazing!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it sorta does. This one is actually pretty basic compared to what I can do now. But at the time I still found it a struggle ^^;
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pyromantic-prince Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice, very nice :D

Love it, great job!!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :bow:
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Relira Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Are these real? If they aren't then it looks REALLY realistic!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, this was an early experiment with 3D art, which still looks pretty good considering my inexperience at the time =p They were based off marbles I really had though 8-)
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ShadowWindTheCat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes,i appear to have lost mine.may i borrow these?lol
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone who borrows e'm seems to lose e'm though :evileye:
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ShadowWindTheCat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but im very careful(not)
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grimmlover1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah gonna go out shopping tomorrow at my antique shop for more
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried starting a collection up again after all these years, this time with beautiful hand-made ones with intricate spirals and glittery effects in them that you never see in machine-made ones sold by the dozen in marble bags ;p. But I decided not to since just one marble like that can cost anywhere between ten dollars to several hundred dollars depending on size, detail and maker :faint: But man some were amazing, if I was rich enough to support such a collection I'd have a whole glass showcase cabinet for them :lol:
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grimmlover1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually my parents are really millionaires so I can have one crafted each day I am leaning how to do it even though I have a damn good job.
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grimmlover1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved the drawing and I have thousands of marbles in my safe. been collecting them forever
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to have thousands, but a few years ago I had to get rid of most of them to reduce the amount of stuff I had. It was sad letting them go after so many years, I ended up keeping a selection of my favourites though :D
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grimmlover1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
acutally I live in a large house in australia and scince australia was well itself, there was not many thing to collect because you parents kept on telling to fill up your room. I got up to the fifth shopping trip and saw a marble that I wanted to havve and started my second obbsesion. I was counting after faving and found that I have more than 19,000. I have many friends that come by here at this time to check on me.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist
My favorite toy! I've still a bunch of marbles somewhere! Digging their shadows on the table, too. :la:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same. Used to have a lot more but moving to a smaller house meant getting rid of many. But I have a few dozen of my selected favourites around.
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Jaykolov Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They look so really, they really are amazing! I love marbles and I most likely always will. I love the patterns you made for them and the table is also really cool looking. It's all so shiny, it makes me want to touch. lol, it also makes me want to go buy some marbles. :la:

"Don't make me lose my marbles by stealing them."
that's really funny. :giggle:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I've always loved the unique patterns found in every marble, you can almost tell how the coloured glass flowed while still molten by looking at their swirls, and the clear ones where the swirls were on the inside I imagined as interesting worlds filled with fun slides or something :XD:
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Jaykolov Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fun slides?, I never thought of that.
That makes me want to go to a park! :'D
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NoobaNoob Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
damn, and i thought it was real until i read the decrip-ah waterver i dun wanna spell
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mora-KBM Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Friggin Awesome Marbles :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D some were inspired by ones I had, though nothing compares to some of the elaborate designs of hand-spun ones I've seen...in pictures :omg:
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mora-KBM Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Your Welcome :D
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lisalj76 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a wide collection of marbles. :)

You did a great job on this picture. :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually considering getting into collecting them again myself. I've seen the most jaw-droppingly awesome designs and patterns in the handmade marble category on Ebay :jawdrop: but ooooh are they expensive :dohtwo:

Thanks for faving too :)
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lisalj76 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I've seen some of those handmade ones get very expensive If your a collector like me, you get obsessed over em. lol

Thanks for the llama. :)
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EllyTheGee Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it seems, that the marbles looks quite real :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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EllyTheGee Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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Zortje Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Cool, I especially like the glass ones with the colorful twirl inside :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The classic "cats eye" types - they were always my favourite as a kid, when I was even littler I thought the coloured part inside was chewing gum and I had to break the marble open to get it :lmao:
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Zortje Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Haha, awesome :D

I sure hope that you didn't try to eat them :O_o:
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nycnanda Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Where i can get those marbels in real?

cuz u know in my country we play with marbels and itz mad fun.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, these are the common types of marbles, I practically have each one of these myself from when I was a kid...unlike those rare designer marbles that I always wanted, some of the patterns were amazing and carefully crafted - it's too bad they don't make them anymore :(
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nycnanda Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
OMG..i wish i could them..

cuz in my country they don't have marbels like these..
they r just so regular and boring..

but i had 2 and bought them for 50 rupess from sum1 but they broke..u can check these boring marbles here..lol

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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I thought they sold these ones everywhere, they're as common as garden weeds here :XD: I suppose you could try buying some online, but then there's the added cost of shipment and handling :(
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nycnanda Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
YEA i'm gonna order them online when i get above 16 cuz i got no credit card..haha


my country wants thoese marbles..with 1 rupee u can get 12 marbles..

BUT the marbles in ur picture..they can be sell like 2 for 30 to 50 rupee
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they cost that much, save them just for display purposes ;) that's even what I did - the ones I considered my "best ones" I never used (just in case they got chipped, scratched, lost or stolen :paranoid:) save the common ones for the game ones :D Good luck getting them! :)
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FoxClaw100 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
SO PRETTY! OMG, they are not real!!?!?!?!? I seriously thought they were real, but the reflection under the marbles makes the table seem of another fabric or somehting, I thought it was wood, but not any wood thus that O_o so then I look at it a lot and noticed that it can't be real, but OMG, it's so real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, looking back now - they actually seem not realistic enough from my point of view :XD: The table was supposed to be polished wood, but I kinda rushed that part in favour of the actual marbles, I remember this being moreso just a test on the day I brought home my first 3D package :aww:
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FoxClaw100 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
okay :XD: but wow, the marbles are so realistic!!! seriously, I couldn't belive they weren't real!!! But to me the wood seems to polished, like if it were crystal or soemthing, I'[m not sure, I don't think I've seen such shiny wood :XD: so polished :XD: awesome.AWESOMENESS!!!!!!
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TheDarkSeme Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
This is really nice.

I tried making cats eye marbles for my 3D scene but simply failed.

Can you tell me how you did it? =D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That depends on what program you use, the one and only one I have and know is Cinema 4D, If your 3D art is done in another program, then I'm afraid I can't help ya there :( Since your page say you use Maya and Mental ray and I've never used those ;p

Thanks for faving though :handshake:
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TheDarkSeme Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I'd still appreciate it if you'd tell me your steps. It's true we use different programs, but all 3D programs have very similar concepts.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, I started with a spline object, it was a bit like a basic flower-shaped 2D line, and then I put a few in a row, tiny ones at the ends, and bigger ones in the middle, they basically formed the "skeleton" of the cat's eye. Then I put them into a "Sweep NURBs" object and it automatically made a path between them, enclosing the cat's-eye shape, the fact that the 2D shapes were flower-shaped rathe rthan round is what caused that rigid effect on them, and slightly turning some of them also gave it that "twisted" effect :D
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TheDarkSeme Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Very interesting and it's quite innovative.
Great work!
Would you post a wireframe of it?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I don't even have the 3D files anymore, this is a couple of years old already :lol:

I wish I can say I came up with that idea through experimenting, but a teacher at a course I did then showed me that idea 8-)
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