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08 August 2002, 05:27 PM
Well after i was told about "true" poly modeling i tried this tutorial but my real problem is the initial shape that he says i must get with extrude and bevel, does he mean i make a box select a row of polys extrude rotate etc.? If so how can i get it right i cant get the poly's to expand on the sides without the top expanding which is what he seemed to do.
Any help will be appreciated as I really need to learn to model this "easy" way i hear about.

08 August 2002, 08:07 PM
You select the top poly (your box should be converted to editable poly) extrude or bevel it a bit, then non-uniform scale move and rotate. You can also move vertices or edges in front and side view. I think max 5 will have an extrude manipulator similar to what maya has - so you can rotate and scale as you extrude. Just to get a rough shape of the object. Try using non-uniform scale on a polygon just on one axis in local coordinates - it sounds that this is what you are having difficulty with.

P.S. There is no easy way, there's a less tedious way.

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