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Felipe F. M.
10-26-2004, 04:33 PM
Hi there.

I was wondering if there is an easy way for modelling a volley ball in lightwave. I need to model it and make the texturing also, so I think UV mapping is a good solution for the textures.
But what about the modelling? I can't make it just a sphere with bump maps...

Hope the is an easy solution...


10-26-2004, 04:41 PM
From the looks of it, maybe starting with a cube, subdivide->metaform twice and then subpatch. that will get you pretty close to the basic shape I think.

Felipe F. M.
10-26-2004, 05:06 PM
Yeah, that may make it very close, but without any volume on the individual parts of the ball. If I start smoothshifting it, it starts to get more like a cube...

10-26-2004, 07:03 PM
there are a few good tutorials, its ends up being a tesselated ball. sorry I dont have it, but there is at least one very detailed tute out there.

10-26-2004, 08:02 PM
Check on the newtek forums. There was someone who did a very easy tutorial segment on it. It's a procedure I wouldn't have thought of but it worked great.

10-26-2004, 10:05 PM


10-26-2004, 10:55 PM
Not perfect but itīs a start:

10-27-2004, 08:43 AM
Hi Felipe,
Iīve made a small demogif in which I use C_Bevel (http://www.pictrix.jp/lw/Cbevel/index.html) for the volley ball :)



10-27-2004, 11:20 AM
That's a great little tutorial, gerardo :thumbsup: And thanks for the C_Bevel tip :)


10-27-2004, 02:24 PM
smooth shift and size may also be used in place of that c-bevel tool.

Felipe F. M.
10-27-2004, 04:44 PM
Thanks guys!

I started modelling with a tesselated ball, but it isn't right yet... needs some work...

I'll try as gerardo suggested.

10-28-2004, 01:27 AM
That's a great little tutorial, gerardo :thumbsup: And thanks for the C_Bevel tip :)

Thanks Pipari! :)
Gruvsyco is right (maybe is more easy the way that he say)


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