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Old 01-31-2013, 04:16 AM   #1
Michi mueller
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Female head (topopogy) wip

hey there,

I'm currently playing around with Autosedk 123D Catch as reference for a female head model. right now I am retopologizing the mesh I got out of 123D and this is waht it looks like at the moment. would be nice if you'd leave a comment especially on the topo.


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Old 01-31-2013, 05:09 PM   #2
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Topo looks good, one of the areas i would rework is the transition between the nostril and nasolabial fold, if you look at the bottom image, you'll notice a finer edgeloop running along the nasolabial fold and it actually runs up all the way to the front of the nose (the top image has another simpler approach).

The other area to tweak is the area between the top lip and nose, also known as the philtrum, if you look closely at the wires below, you can see the "inside" part also has an extra edgeloop modeled in, this gives the mesh a sharper surface.

Also fix the width of the nose near the eyes as well as the neck (sharp pinching means you need to spread those center / side edges apart and the neck looks too thin in general, which you're probably aware of.

Some more topology ideas here:
Old 02-02-2013, 01:53 AM   #3
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Hey Psyk0,

thx for the advise. The mouth area definitely needs some mor attention.
For the nose I think I m gonna try something like the bottom picture. It's kinda what I have or at least was trying to get. Just needs some more resilution ih there I think.
The sharp pinching around the nose and the neck is because I mirrored the geo and didn't bother pushing those verts back in. Thats something I'm gonna do once I'm happy with the rest.
Old 02-02-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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That's a fairly decent base geometry from 123 Catch. It seems to work better than I expected, leaving you with just some tidying up to do.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:18 PM   #5
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Hey Dillster,

I think you missunderstood me there. I used the 123D Catch goe as reference and drew the topo ontop of it. What you get out of 123D Catch is a complete mess. Its useful to get some basic volumes realy quickly but that's about it.
This is what you get from 123D Catch:
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