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Author Topic: box modeling  (Read 3806 times)

GeniusAtWork

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box modeling
« on: May 13, 2008, 09:42:03 pm »

Hi. Im just wondering if it is helpful to use a reference image when box modeling or is it just for drawing splines or edge loops. and also. i a modeling a character at the moment which is like an octopus crossed with a man. so far the names i have for him are octoman or octoglog. anyone got a better name suggestion. :)
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Re: box modeling
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 09:43:29 pm »

It's almost always useful to have a reference images.  Otherwise you wont know what form you want!  It can make things much easier for yourself if you draw up a reference image, even if it is to rough out the general shape of the character.
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Re: box modeling
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 09:49:25 pm »

k thanks. i will have a go at box modeling off a self drawn reference image. ;D
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Re: box modeling
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008, 12:05:42 am »

Mr octagon would be a good name.

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Re: box modeling
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 01:03:52 am »

You Know what...... I just might use that name. ;D
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Re: box modeling
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 02:45:30 am »

octoped, octo-sapien, hominus-octopedius. those are the best i can think of now, and yeah i always use reference images when i box model.
ps. i kinda like octo-sapien myself
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Re: box modeling
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 08:39:15 am »

... modeling a character at the moment which is like an octopus crossed with a man. so far the names i have for him are octoman or octoglog. anyone got a better name suggestion. :)

davy jones.

oh, wait, that's already taken...


darn.  :P

well, i like octo-sapien as a species name, but i'm not sure it'd work as a character's individual name.  how about just Octus?  it's short, but i think it works.  and i guess the pseudo-Latin-iness gives it a bit of class, maybe.  just imo.

anyways, when do we get to see a pic, WIP or otherwise?  :)

- colclough
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Re: box modeling
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 09:33:54 am »

What about Octo... O, wait that one is taken too... ;D


But seriously now. When i model something always do a quick search with google for pictures, just to see how the shapes look like and what kind of details i could add. Its really helpfull to watch closely to some images before,during and after you are modeling.

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Re: box modeling
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 04:28:53 pm »

Hold up Dr.Octagon is a rapper, so Mr.Octagon is semi-taken.