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10 October 2004, 11:29 PM
I've been working on this model for about two days and while it's 'functional' I'm not happy with the current point layout.
I'm practicing here, so feel free to be MEAN.

I wanted a functional face, even on an NPC, but I also want the poly count as low as possible, and yes, I'm a quad junkie. I don't know how else to do this and I've looked at a few examples for a step in another direction.
I just noticed, the ear is a little high. Oops.
Modeled in XSI.

10 October 2004, 05:30 PM
May i suggest that you begin your modelling process with some photo references or some front and side orthographic drawings? you can create a plane and just apply the texture a.k.a. drawing to teh plane and then scale it. I commend you on jumping right into working on a game model though. It's a nice start it is def. something that you can mold.

10 October 2004, 05:45 PM
check out and and and check out the tutorial sections of and for reference photo listings.

All of your proportions are goofy. Mesh flow looks ok but the placement, density, etc of your verts is really bad, too.

10 October 2004, 12:02 AM
Thanks for the critiques! Insofar as my topology is concerned, I'm elated to hear that it 'works'.
Insofar as the proportions go, I'm not extremely concerned simply b ecause I was going for a fast hard hitting NPC.
The ear is off and I'll probably spread the facial features (chisel the chin a bit, etc...) but otherwise, his proportions (believe it or not) are on par with what I intended.

10 October 2004, 12:25 AM
Are you modeling the kid from the late 70's early 80's "mask" movie? the one with the huge face? it looks like him.

10 October 2004, 03:43 AM
Not intentionally...

Just practicing topology layouts with this one.

I have trouble picking anything in particular to model.

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