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Title: How can I make a chest for my knight?
Post by: NeonFalcon on January 29, 2010, 02:59:25 pm
   I have been working on a character wich is a knight. im done with everything exept the chest.  Any easy simple tuts? :-\
Title: Re: How can I make a chest for my knight?
Post by: TheRetroZombie on January 29, 2010, 10:46:32 pm
What I normally do for chests of figures is block modeling. Start of with a block and give Shape it alittle. Give the block the size you want it to be. Then give it a divisions. Turn it into a mesh and shape it to look like the chest you want.
Title: Re: How can I make a chest for my knight?
Post by: NeonFalcon on January 30, 2010, 10:02:38 am
Thanks for the instructions.  I know the block mod technique.  But not sure which is the best shape to block model with, a polygon, a ngon, or just a square?  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: How can I make a chest for my knight?
Post by: TheRetroZombie on January 31, 2010, 02:57:36 am
I always use the square. Then give it some divisions so you will be able to shape it by points. Do what you want. Use your imagination :D
Title: Re: How can I make a chest for my knight?
Post by: rellik420 on January 31, 2010, 08:31:02 pm
u can use any modeling technique. its really just a preference. if i were you i would make the armor every which way u can think of. you'll end up with like 10 suits of armor but atleast ull get some practice out of it.

my favorite is point to point modeling. you basically get a basic shape and extrude your edges.
Title: Re: How can I make a chest for my knight?
Post by: MeepII on February 20, 2010, 12:14:27 pm
Or you could do what i used to do. Just get a basic shape, give it loads of divisions and just move the points. It doesn't work, but it looks funny when you've finished.
Title: Re: How can I make a chest for my knight?
Post by: karate5662 on February 20, 2010, 05:09:18 pm
I've started modeling by starting with a single point and using the line tool then filling faces in the desired areas.
Title: Re: How can I make a chest for my knight?
Post by: TheRetroZombie on February 20, 2010, 10:07:10 pm
you mean edge looping?
Title: Re: How can I make a chest for my knight?
Post by: hihosilver on February 21, 2010, 12:49:24 am
Edge looping is not a modeling technique, edge loops are the actual loops (of edges) on your model.  When people talk about edge looping they're talking about the flow of the faces in a subdivision object.
This is a great resource to learn about edge looping (http://www.subdivisionmodeling.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=a3e2c4554767e5e8d21b9504ed607327&f=25).