View Full Version : Muslces/Male Bodies

09 September 2007, 07:13 PM

I've been trying to get the structure of a male humanoid character right, with a lot of help thanks to Airflow and John-S on another forum - they've given me some great advice and references and have made several meshes in practice to get one I think looks good...However I still want to improve it more and more. I've looked at Hwasup's work to see his polygon flow, topology and muscle structure...So I know what my end result should be, it's the bit in between I've had the most trouble with. What I did with my latest was build on top of a low polygon 'base mesh' of my model into a higher poly mesh with sub-d's.

So what I am asking for is what other people do/prefer doing in terms of modelling a male body and any comments towards the improvement of my own work and into something more 'professional'.

This is my current model (Please Ignore the head and horns part, it's being replaced later with something that's hopefully better)

Using Silo 2:


09 September 2007, 04:21 PM
While i'm by no means good at modelling and topology I do have an interest in human anatomy, so perhaps I can still offer some quick pointers:

* In the abdominal area you are sort of missing the obliques and lower abdominals.

* You could lower the insertion of the latissimus dorsi and define the lower back muscles.

* Work a little more on the shape of the middle and lower trapezius.

* Pull the upper insertion point of the biceps more into the arm pit(try and feel the tendon on your own arm to see where it goes).

* Look at how the fibres run, as well as the insertion point towards the shoulder, on the pectorals. I think the insertion in the shoulder should be pulled up and more towards the arm pit.

* The neck muscles could be improved on. Now it looks like you pretty much only have a big trapezius.

I'm sorry I can't offer more acurate descriptions, but I think that if you look at some anatomical references it might become a bit clearer. A have found a good place to look is

I hope that was atleast of some help. Looks like a cool model youre working on. :)

09 September 2007, 08:24 PM
study reference

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