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12 December 2003, 12:38 AM
Here's an early start of another model, the "Toco Toucan" still need to make tail feathers, and wings, and of course textures ect.

12 December 2003, 12:40 AM
how in the hell do you wip out so many chars so fast??? lol HOW! lol. Looks cool man :)

12 December 2003, 12:45 AM
lol models like these and the chameleon are really pretty simple shapes (look at the wires)

Plus I'm faster when i don't have to get it to look like someone (caricatures for example)


and thanks!

12 December 2003, 12:58 AM
cool. I need to start making simpe things lol.

12 December 2003, 01:43 AM
as you said simple ( but effective ), nice stuff.


12 December 2003, 04:35 AM
Hey thanks :) Yeah with things like these I prefer to keep the geometry really simple and really kick it up a notch with the textures and expressions. Just like the chameleon I did

Now.. Feathersss

Facial Deluxe
12 December 2003, 07:25 AM
Pi, now tell me, in real life, how many are you ?
Are you some kind of siamese ?
I can't believe you make so many things in so little time, with such quality !
Awesome my friend ! Edge loop master !

12 December 2003, 02:32 PM
and now he wants me to rig wings !!!:banghead:
top model man
rig with wings should be done in the morning :beer:

12 December 2003, 02:40 PM
You are making the rest of us look bad :)

Keep up the great work.

12 December 2003, 03:02 PM
lol thanks :D

T4D rocks so more than ever, I wouldn't get half this stuff out so fast if he wasn't a lighning fast rigger ;)

Thanks again man :beer:

And Proton, I'll show the Frog later today :D

12 December 2003, 04:08 PM
Pi, what techinique to you use when you model? You get nice flows to your models and they are very simple, yet very effective. Any tips are tricks you could share would be awesome! :buttrock:

12 December 2003, 04:15 PM
As usual, I love you work!

You rock.

How you do so much, so quickly is amazing.

Very inspiring!

12 December 2003, 04:18 PM

With the chameleon and toucan, I patch modeled.

Starting with the eyeball, and building the eyesocket around the eyeball.

From there I keep extending out from the eye untill I end up with a closed complete mesh

As for the neatness and polyflow? That's just some carefull planning :)

12 December 2003, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by Pi3141

From there I keep extending out from the eye untill I end up with a closed complete mesh

Do you use the regular Extender tool in LW? Cause everytime I use that stupid tool, you get there weird polygons between the first and last points you selected. :banghead:

edit: i was just playing with this and it seems you have to select the points in ORDER for it to work properly. :blush: duh! wait, im still getting extra polygons if i extend a flat wall or something, you just can't see the extra polygon at first.

Steve Warner
12 December 2003, 04:26 PM
Freaking awesome! That's got to be one of the cleanest meshes I've ever seen. You rock! :buttrock:

12 December 2003, 04:27 PM
Yeah the regular extender that comes with lightwave (is there another ? lol)

That always happens with the extender tool

What you need to do is delete the polygon that appears behind the row that you've extended

12 December 2003, 04:32 PM
ah, ok...thats sorta painful. ;)

And yeah, there is DI's Power Tools extender. I just tried the same thing with DI's Extender tool and it didn't make that extra polygon!! You might wanna try that out. :buttrock:

12 December 2003, 04:35 PM
Thanks steve!

Tornado, yeah it can be painfull depending on how much extending where your doing it, you get used it it I guess :P

12 December 2003, 04:36 PM
Pi, re-read my last post, I think you'll find it interesting. DI rules!

12 December 2003, 04:38 PM
LOL Christophe Desse just told me about that over ICQ also. Cool! thanks guys, I'll be looking into that one, might get these models out even faster now ;)

Facial Deluxe
12 December 2003, 04:55 PM
Yeah go the Di's way ! Defenetly my most usefull set of tool, you gonna love it !

12 December 2003, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Facial Deluxe
Yeah go the Di's way ! Defenetly my most usefull set of tool, you gonna love it !

Yeah, I don't know how I ever lived w/o his create pole and fix pole plugins!! :wip:

12 December 2003, 05:10 PM
Thanks :)

And here's the feathers finished

I know he looks ultra simple, but the textures and poses will bring him to life, once again just like the chameleon

I love working with this style :bounce:

12 December 2003, 05:20 PM
That is one cool toucan!! :cool:

Steve Warner
12 December 2003, 07:37 PM
Oh, man! You must wear out your mouse and keyboard from modeling so quickly!! :arteest: The feathers are just terrific! When do we get to see a render? :love:

Keep up the fantastic work!


12 December 2003, 07:49 PM
I'll show a render when we get some poses down, T4D is a madman working on the rig, and I'm animating that chameleon scene.

When the rig is done I'll do some pre-texture renders, then some more after :)

I also have a frog I started making yesterday too, I'll work on him a little more and upload some screens later :)

As for the speed? LOL, it's all about pre-visualization. When I sit down to model a character / animal whatever, I already know exactly what I want to model and exactly how I'll model it. I sit down, and bang, I start and don't stand up untill it's done. It's fast, effective and efficient :)

90% of the modeling work is done in my head before I even open LW.

Thanks again :beer:

12 December 2003, 08:23 PM
Pi your awesome!!!

(Thats all I have to say about that)...

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