by Sandy McCauley | Feb 5, 2009 | Designing, Free Videos, Hot Air Balloons - Designing, Polyarc
I have another GREAT designing challenge to show you today! Thanks to Lynn G who posted a request on the KNK Studio GE Yahoo Group for help with desiging a hot air balloon. Once again, I had to play around for a bit, walk outside and think about it for a bit, and then it hit me that the secret was, once again, in the power of polyarc editing.
Here’s a link to the video:
Designing a Hot Air Balloon
A couple of things I discovered after making the video:
If you’d like to expand the balloon to include two more colors for the complete range of a rainbow, then just make your circle 3.5″ instead of 2.5″ and you can add two more circles/colors: see below.
When I tested 3.5″, it seemed that I needed to tweak the top node more, plus you’ll have two nodes on the left side to delete, rather than just one. But otherwise, it works the same.
You might want to flatten your balloon a bit after creating it. I just shortened the height without changing the width: again see below.
You might not want the circles spaced perfectly at 0.25″ each. To get a more realistic 3D look, try making the outer segments thinner and gradually increasing in size towards the middle. For the sake of time, I didn’t do this, but you can experiment with it yourself after you make your first one.
Once again, Klic-N-Kut Studio comes through for us with flying colors! (Pardon the pun! :P)