Arm pit topo driving me nuts!

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Old 08 August 2008   #1
Arm pit topo driving me nuts!

Does anybody have some advice for how to model this? I keep going around in circles, I feel like I've almost got it but I have not come up with a geometry that allows the tricep to go behind the latissimus. I've been stuck on this for a couple of weeks now. I don't mind adding some polys here if necessary, I am just a bit mystified as to WHERE, to have the lat muscle terminate like in my reference pic. Any advice appreciated.

I have a nice clean loop of polys around the whole shoulder area and I'd not like to disturb that. All quads and I'd like to keep it that way too.
Old 08 August 2008   #2
One more pic from low angle, basically it's no poles all around the bottom of the arm pit.
Old 08 August 2008   #3
I guess this forum is just very quiet :/

I think this is nearly it. I got rid of the shoulder blade detail, it wasn't making the problem any easier. I'll put it back in after I get around this problem
Old 08 August 2008   #4
Hum, regarding animation it gets a bit more complicate since the topology depends on the angle you take as "natural" for starters. (generally 45)

Here's one of my own topologies, maybe it will help you. I have a female one too, but I can't disclose her and it's basically the same structure.
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Old 08 August 2008   #5
Thanks very much for your reply. I agree that 45 degrees down is a good neutral point, that's what I'm aiming at. Can I see another view of your arm pit topo from a low angle? What really has been difficult is the block of muscle of the latissimus, getting it to disappear between the tricep and bicep. Thanks again for your reply, appreciate it!
Old 08 August 2008   #6
You know what, never mind, I think I've got it. Not very much like your topo but I think this will work well. The 3-edge pole on the shoulder muscle cap bugs me a bit but I don't think it will cause a lot of trouble.
Old 10 October 2008   #7
i have the same problem.
trying to work out how it go's
looking at other ppl's wire frames sometimes help.
good luck
Old 10 October 2008   #8
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