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Modeling Video Tutorial [Reviewed]

Discussion in '3D Modeling Tutorials' started by SuPa-, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. SuPa-

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    This Video Tutorial will show you how to make a low poly biped. NOT the head, though, as there is a fine tutorial for that over at WC3C

    The way I model is not necessarily the best way, but it's a way to

    If you see in the video, near the end, that place between the chest and arm is made of 4 triangles that make a point in the center, just delete those and make it into a square like seen below

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  2. Kamikazzee

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    Dear god, that's fast. I don't think it could be considered a tutorial (no sound, very fast-paced and unable to read what you wrote). However, I could consider it a movie of "look at my skills at modelling". Anyways, it's a good job, and turns out nice. Just not what I'd consider a "tutorial".
     
  3. SuPa-

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    Well, it gives a feel of how people might approach modeling in 3ds Max
    And it's not that fast, I fast forwarded it. I doubt anyone would want to watch me making a model for 40 minutes :p
     
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    oh, man...no wonder it takes you so much to make a model. You barely use any keyboard shortcuts. Not even the basic w,e,r for move/rotation/scale. To become really productive, you should assign keyboard shortcuts to everything you need. I barely need the interface anymore, for example. And you should explain at the beginning of the tutorial the kind of tools you use and the shortcuts you assigned to them, also specify what level of skill the tutorial is dedicated to. For example, this would be for intermediate users that are already familiar with max's interface. But the quality of the model you made denotes a beginner skill level...I know you improved greatly since you made this model, and I bet you know now that this one's terrible (just look at that topology and how terrible it is...it's not animatable at all).

    Oh, and the way you applied symmetry also sucks man...Allign the pivot point of your mesh to 0 on the x axis and THEN apply symmetry, so it will be a perfect symmetry...don't eyeball it.
     
  5. SuPa-

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    How do I set the pivot point? And yeah, that model is pretty much /poop
    I should make another video sooner or later, and next time use a plane. I prefer that over the cube
     
  6. mokkil123

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    here you set the pivot, also you can always stop the video
     

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    wrong. That's where you control the position of the transform gizmo. You modify the pivot's position from the Hierarchy tab in the command panel, by activating "Affect Pivot Only". Always remember to reset the transforms after you do that!
     
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    hmm, i think i need to take a look at the glossary list...
     
  9. Ralle

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  10. Pyritie

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    Kinda useful but you need to add more explanation.
     
  11. Lambsauce

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    why am i repyling to an old topic, well for you guys that want to wait all day when media player comes up right click on the bottom of the media player click play then change the play speed to slow -_-'
     
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