How do I model these organic forms????

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

Thread Tools Display Modes
  06 June 2012
How do I model these organic forms????

Hey guys,

Please how would you advice me to model these kind of forms effectively. I am currently knowledgeable in 3D studio Max, but i am ready to learn another software if modelling it would be easier.

  06 June 2012
Breakdown your subject in 2 or 3 stages, first the big shape, then the forms and finally details.

Big shape: I see a plane folded on itself, with "ballooned" areas.

Forms: Elongated strips make up the big shape along the edgeloops and edgerings

Details: Trims that hold everything together on each end.

Model the big volume first (and clone it), with enough divisions along the edgeloops and edgerings, you can then delete the polys to create the openings in between each (make sure your divisions are spaced evenly and match the actual object size). That'll take care of the outside shell (horizontal strips), apply a shell modifier and give depth to the outside.

Take the cloned object and delete vertical rows to form the inside. Apply a shell modifier and give depth towards the inside.

The trim can be done in the same manner.

Hope that made sense.
  06 June 2012
I'd say nurbs modelling would do the trick. build your curve profiles first, rebuild the curves and surface them. after that, as Psyk0 said, shell them for depth. for the details, just generate curves from your surface, U and V, and extrude along curves. I hope that makes sense, too
  06 June 2012
Thanks guys . Started working on it. I made the profiles first (The horizontal and Vertical), then used loft... For the thickness of the edges, i used Lattice modifier, but i would try the method Psyk0 proposed.


  06 June 2012
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.