View Full Version : I want to become a modeler ,can you help?

03 March 2009, 11:04 AM
what do i need in order to become a great modeler?

i want to know to model a characters, from human ,creatues, cartoons

what kind of skills do i need to acquire ?

03 March 2009, 12:46 PM
First off, you'll need a modeling program, I recommend Blender for beginners (it's free): Blender Homepage (

Then it's really just a matter of practice, practice, practice. As for skills, all the traditional art skills such as drawing, painting and sculpture will all help you.

Good luck on your journey :).

03 March 2009, 01:33 PM
If you decide to use Blender this is an excellent DVD not only for modelling but also , rigging, texturing and alot more. Highly recomended, but also very cheap, only 27 euros for 6 hours of video tutorials. It will tell you anything you need to know and help you construct a very impressive creature.


Mr. D
03 March 2009, 07:03 PM

First and foremost learn to observe, just sitting there teaching yourself how to take the time to look at something, really look. Why is it the way it is, how is it put together, how does it various parts work together.
One of the reason you always see artist's carrying about that stetch pad, not to draw a subject but to work out your ideals on what you are seeing. So toss in sketchwork here (take a look at the draws of Da Vinci to see what I mean).
Next if possible find a drawing classes available to you, as well as computer modeling classes. Doing it yourself is fine, but if you can more quickly pickup some of the basics is a class or two so much the better.
And as mentioned above find yourself a program and start learning how to use it. At first concentrate mainly on what the program can do (tools, rendering, etc...). You need to learn as much as you can about your tool before leaping in, as that will often lead to fustration as your not going to be able to exploit the program to it's full. You should do what tutorials you can find, but don't think so much on making the same results as the tutorial. Instead try to understand how the program is being used to obtain those result. And mess around with your tools while working on the tutorial to see how results differ.

Good Luck

Mr. D

03 March 2009, 04:59 PM
Actually all the words i got from you are so helpful and this in multiple subjcts really you are a very nice professional person. and hope to meet you someday.

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