this thread would answer so many of my questions if only the images were still available (and the same goes for a few other threads)! does anyone know if the pdf/faq was ever made?
in trying to learn 3d modeling (and in particular, subd modeling), and i’m discovering many of the fantastic issues that subd’ers get to wrestle with. say i want to model the robot from Laa-Yosh’s post (2 posts up from here) with all that kind of detail. would you guys say it’s quicker with subd or with nurbs?
i haven’t really used nurbs as i prefer the ‘mouldability’ of subd’s. i have heard that nurbs are tedious to work with and that there are issues at render time - what are the main problems and do you think they are less or more of an issue than tweaking verts to get mechanical/hard edge details to look right on subd models?
also, i’ve bought a few modeling dvds that go into hard surface modeling, but there is very little dedicated to subd DETAILING and the bit that i did see i thought showed very poor technique. can anyone recommend a good (and thorough) dvd (grooves/ports on CURVED surfaces)?