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"My Little Ocean"
Added on: Tue Mar 26 2002
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Now let me explain from the beginning how I did make my tank and its very own stand.

I started with the bowl. I used NURBS CV curves to create a shape of the bowl. In order to make the shape round I created a circle to aid me.
By lathing to the curve using NURBS surface I got a pretty good model of the bowl.

Then I created another shape using 'Line' to get a figure of the stand like the way one I sketched for the bowl in my concept.
After that, I changed its pivot position to the origin and the curve was lathed. The whole object was then converted to an 'editable mesh'. There I used soft selection and dragged some of the vectors down wards to obtain my desired shape.

After that I added a normal cylinder at the bottom of the tank holder.


Now comes the water part. I created a shape that coincides with the bowl and lathed it. Then I tried to make the ripple on the surface using space warps.
I tried hard but there were no sufficient segments. I tried to add some noises on the surface but that didn't look nice. So I figured out something easier.

I deleted the upper segments of the water even though the water level will decrease. But that didn't matter. I did this because I was willing to make the rippled surface manually with lathe of course. So I created a line again and lathed it to make the surface.
The line was created in such a way that higher levels of the ripples were gathered at the center and slowly the wave was smoothed at the ends. Then I placed it on the water mesh.

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