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Author Topic: i got no guts...  (Read 2713 times)

thecolclough

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i got no guts...
« on: March 31, 2008, 10:25:58 am »

hi all
i'm working on a short movie in anim8or, going to be about 6 minutes long, and it has some scenes of a medical nature.  i've already built all the sets and characters, and some of the props, and i've animated more than half of the film, but i still need one more set of models, which is a selection of innards, for a scene in an operating theatre.  i need 5 pieces, including a beating heart, and i'm not really sure how to go about making that sort of stuff.  i usually do geometric stuff...  :P

i was wondering, has anyone else out there modelled internal organs and might be willing to share them, or does anyone know where i might be able to find some, or if not, then is there anyone who's good at modelling organic stuff and would be willing to make them, or offer me some advice on how to do it?

i don't need them to be photorealistic, as the film has a rather stylised, geometric look, but they still need to be organic-ish, and recognisable as body bits rather than abstract reddish-purple blocks / blobs.

i guess it's a bit off-the-beaten-track and all, but if anyone can help on this, it would be much appreciated.  you'd get a mention in the end credits, of course  :)

thanks in advance!

- colclough
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Re: i got no guts...
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 09:16:19 pm »

thecolclough:  Sorry it took so long to get back to you on this.  I had a long detailed post before about edge looping, but I can't find it and I haven't felt the urge to rewrite it.  So I'll give you a summarized version.
Basically, one of the biggest things you need to study for good organic modeling is Edge Loops.
Here's an image giving a good example of edge loops:


Next, for modeling techniques I'd highly advise reading this old forum post.  It's a wonderful discussion on edge looping techniques.

Next, for some in-depth studying on edge loops I'd advise first of all checking out the TONS of useful resources on the subdivision modeling forum, but mostly looking at the sharing techniques section.

Then, here are some more great links to check out about edge looping:
http://www.thehobbitguy.com/tutorials/polymodeling/index.html
http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=93651 (there are multiple pages to look at)
http://e2-productions.com/repository/modules/tutorials/files/A%20Better%20Face%20Tutorial/a_better_face_tutorial.htm
http://e2-productions.com/repository/modules/tutorials/files/Edge%20Loops%20for%20Faces/edge_loops_for_faces.htm

You can easily find many more references to edge looping on the internet by simply googling for edge looping or edge loop tuts.
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Re: i got no guts...
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 09:50:50 pm »

ah.

i've really got my work cut out now, haven't i?!!   ;)

well, thanks for posting that, hihosilver.  it's almost 11pm my time right now and my eyes are starting to hurt from being on the computer too long, but i'll have a better read of the links tomorrow, hopefully :)

- colclough
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