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Old 22-11-2008, 04:37 AM   #1
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This is my first attempt at modeling a car. I know that there are alot of errors around the light and the window, I do not know how to fix it. Does anybody know how? and how does it look for a first attempt?
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Old 22-11-2008, 05:37 AM   #2
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take a screen grab of the wire frame then we might be able to help
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just took a picture of the wireframe its a bit of a mess, maybe i should clean it up a bit
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ok seeing that you might be a noob i would suggest following a tutorial for this car as there are thousands for it
head over to www.3dm3.com its pretty simple and it will give you some simple tips and principles in hard surface modelling
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Originally posted by mklem3
just took a picture of the wireframe its a bit of a mess, maybe i should clean it up a bit
when you take pictures of the wireframe turn on Shading > Wireframe on Shaded in the panel menu, or it becomes hard to see the wires

also, you have a lot of uhhh... naughty (?) vertices....
if at any point in the game you select all vertices hit delete and your find your model collapses on itself then you've done something terribly wrong

if you did that for your model you have in the screen shot you'll probably see your front headlights vanish

basically each vertex has to connect to at least 3 edges... preferably each vertex connects to 4 edges and all faces should have at most 4 edges or it may render funny... although you can get away with faces with lots more edges than 4 provided it's properly planar (lying on the same 3D plane - hope you're familiar with linear algebra somewhat or that probably went right over you :p)


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got the tut link for you

http://www.3dm3.com/tutorials/maya/350z/
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thanks for all the help guys, im on holidays atm so I will be able to do abit of 3D modelling so ill have another go, hopefully it will turn out better
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