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Old 27-02-2007, 06:23 AM   #1
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This is my next project .. and suggestions from where to start .. ?

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Old 27-02-2007, 06:31 AM   #2
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And one more question . How i can make hole without extude a face .. can it be done with curve .. ?




here is my technique of doing that things .. but when i want to make some complicate hole ... or smth like that ...i get stuck with extrude face option ...




So is there another way of doing holes in poly
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Old 28-02-2007, 12:52 AM   #3
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any replays .. ? at least about my question ...
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Old 28-02-2007, 02:29 AM   #4
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you could use boolean but i would stick with extrude face. what exactly is the problem that you are having? Be a bit more specific and you might get more replies mate.

cool idea for a project by the way. this should be fun to do.
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Old 28-02-2007, 01:43 PM   #5
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thats a doozy right there. I cant even figure out how id begin something like that either
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Old 28-02-2007, 01:54 PM   #6
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Think I would build it as if it was upright then use lattices in cirtian areas to deform of to the desired shape then texture using some good bump maps
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Hey pal.

I would not approach this project by doing multiple extrudes. This can cause its own issues.

I would do it like:
  • Create a poly cube to match the bottom most corner (bottom right) and get it to the size you want
  • Use multiple extrudes along the base where the window uprights are and continue along until the end
  • Create the uprights with an extrude until you get the desired height
  • Delete those faces at the top of the uprights, they are not needed
  • Duplicate the geometry to create the 1st floor and again for the 2nd and so on...
  • On the last duplicate delete the upright geometry and use the append polygon tool to fill the gaps left
  • Combine the bottom and first level geometry and merge the interconnecting verts, do this for each floor
  • Once done you should have a complete front face, add any required details and texture

Now do as Steve (Gster) suggested and use a lattice to defrom the building.

Enjoy...
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Here is a MA file to help out what I mean...
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ok 10x all when i model smth from this building i will let ya know
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