I have to be the worst modeler and I’d really appriciate some help. I model using LightWave and will start in MAYA, once i get the hang of things. It takes me forever to model anything. I draw things out, i rack my brains trying to see whats meant to wor in my head, but nothing…It ends up messy, and looking only a little simular to my sketch. I saw the thread on topology, but it doesnt explain what it is, and i cant find any info on the net.
My questions to you are:
-whats the best way to model something? If you say, “it depends on the model or what you want to do with it”, then how do I know what is the best way for a model, and what are the different ways I can go about doing it? (what I’m interested in modeling is a man, and a cartoon charactor for animation)
- how do you make sure that your mesh looks/stays clean?
- Where can I get any info on modeling? Im more into the theory side of it, not the program and tools side of things.
- Are there any good video tuts? Free and to buy?
- Are there any exercises or maybe something I should learn to get better quicker, at modeling?
Thank you very much for your time, even if ya dont reply,