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  08 August 2013
Hey AJ!

You're absolutely right in your statements, it's best to start with a primitive with some resemblance of the final shape, specially in the case of limbs. I guess I just made a nomenclature confusion in my head - for me, box modeling is anything that starts with a volumetric primitive, be it a box, a cylinder or even a sphere. So there would also be planar modeling with edge extrusion (which should start with a planar primitive), line or spline modeling with a surface modifier (one of the hardest to master IMO), and finally sculpt modeling+retopo.

By no means take me as more experienced than you in any way! There's always new things to learn and that's why I frequent this forum :-)

Cheers!
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  08 August 2013
heres the one im making with graphite modeling . i would like your opinion before i go ahead with it . (ignore the red edges as they wont deform)
 
  08 August 2013
Originally Posted by davius: Hey AJ!

You're absolutely right in your statements, it's best to start with a primitive with some resemblance of the final shape, specially in the case of limbs. I guess I just made a nomenclature confusion in my head - for me, box modeling is anything that starts with a volumetric primitive, be it a box, a cylinder or even a sphere. So there would also be planar modeling with edge extrusion (which should start with a planar primitive), line or spline modeling with a surface modifier (one of the hardest to master IMO), and finally sculpt modeling+retopo.

By no means take me as more experienced than you in any way! There's always new things to learn and that's why I frequent this forum :-)

Cheers!


Thanks Davius, you're a good guy and I've always appreciated your posts.
 
  08 August 2013
Originally Posted by Dralimazing: heres the one im making with graphite modeling . i would like your opinion before i go ahead with it . (ignore the red edges as they wont deform)


Hey Dralimazing, I have some tight deadlines today but I'll take a loot in the afternoon tomorrow. Thanks for your understanding.
 
  08 August 2013
Originally Posted by Diffus3d: Hey Dralimazing, I have some tight deadlines today but I'll take a loot in the afternoon tomorrow. Thanks for your understanding.


no prob
whenever possible check this one out too

Last edited by Dralimazing : 08 August 2013 at 09:24 AM.
 
  08 August 2013
Originally Posted by davius: Hey AJ!

You're absolutely right in your statements, it's best to start with a primitive with some resemblance of the final shape, specially in the case of limbs. I guess I just made a nomenclature confusion in my head - for me, box modeling is anything that starts with a volumetric primitive, be it a box, a cylinder or even a sphere. So there would also be planar modeling with edge extrusion (which should start with a planar primitive), line or spline modeling with a surface modifier (one of the hardest to master IMO), and finally sculpt modeling+retopo.


I agree that you should start with a primitive that has a similar form to what you're trying to model, if you're used to starting our with a primitive. For me though, when I'm making a character, I start with an empty object. I've found it a lot easier to start in areas that require denser topology, and flow the edge loops out from there. For the arms, I start with the tips of the fingers to the hand, to the wrist, and the work my way to the shoulder. The same with the head, I start with creating edge loops from the eyes, ears and mouth. This way, you don't have to worry about joining different vertex counts, and you can greatly reduce the amount of tris and ngons, and you have nice edge loops for rigging.

Last edited by Ian31R : 08 August 2013 at 01:54 PM.
 
  08 August 2013
There is a great video from Blender Cookies wich relates to all polygon based modelling packages. I implemented this topology in my projects, it works very well.

 
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