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Old 20-08-2010, 12:53 PM   #46
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You should be pleased ben...I like your model a lot!!!!! It reminds me of the 70's (yes Im old) and the toys/creatures you used to be able to buy!!! Or as a design on a t-shirt!!

Yeh I will probably take daves advice and just do the model in Maya and learn the fur/bump maps etc. Im getting really used to UV maps now...I think about it more than before and placement etc.

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you are all really too kind. (not that I mind!! I get disallusioned pretty quick)
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Old 24-08-2010, 01:43 PM   #47
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Ok here we go....yes its crappy (and yes I know it)...I have tried all day...watched a vid (while working..LOL). Ive tried and I cant get this hand the way it should be with 4 million verts. Its driving me f*****g NUTS....NUTS I tell ya!

aaarrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggg I HATE organics aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Try using a lattic on it to get the shape, looking good .....dave
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The only lattice Ive ever used is to grow fruit...but I will give it a go...thanks dave

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Try to keep the edge that cuts the fingers in half (top/bottom) flowing through the thumb too.

This will help out a heck of a lot when UV mapping and texturing.
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Thanks gster...I thought I had bloody done it!!! damn....must have deleted and forgotten it when I re-did the hand.

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Nah its there steve...you had me thinking I was going senile then LOL...hang on I am senile.

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PS I did notice the nail is US...I will have to clean that...somehow..aaarrrrgggghhhhhhhhh:headbang:
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Hi Bullet,

No not that edge, have a look at the image below, the highlighted edge, see how the edge flows round the hand, so if you cut along that edge and flatten it you have a nice even seam with shells that have the top of the hand and the bottom, making it easier to texture and disguise the seam.
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Well Im not senile...BUT how the f**k am I going to fix that...thanks steve...I meant that sincerely mate. F**k I hate it when I do simple things like that..not thinking of UV's..I thought I had that firmly auto reflex by now...oh well...I will have to change the geo some how. Damn I do this all day at work (Surveying wise) I really get annoyed when I do it myself.....thanks again steve.

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That should not be that hard Bullet, detatch the thumb rotate down bend other bits back to place............dave
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Thanks dave...just need a cup of motivation! LOL

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Yup thats what I would do.
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Yeah, Looks good so far. I would reattach the thumb as said. But nice to see you tackling problems head on... if everything went to plan, there would be no need to be creative.
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Oh remember the slide edge tool for making those topology adjustments without buggering up the surface flow after the reattach.

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Ok I got 5 mins to scratch my bum....I snapped a finger off and went into Zbrush. Yes its probably plain..boring and not too good LOL but at least Im having a go I suppose.

Tell me what you think....be savage of course!

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oh and thank you steve x 2 LOL Im trying hard guys...just need less real life work and more fun!
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