Introduction to Maya - Modeling Fundamentals Vol 2
This course will look in the fundamentals of modeling in Maya with an emphasis on creating good topology. It's aimed at people that have some modeling experience in Maya but are having trouble with complex objects.
# 1 30-12-2005 , 12:44 PM
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Hi guys,

can anyone reccommend an excellent video tutorial on how to model low poly female hair?I've completed modeling the skull but am a bit stuck on how to go about modeling the coiffure.

A video tutorial woul be preferable.

Many thanks . Munny

# 2 30-12-2005 , 03:06 PM
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I would say that modeling hairs for VG industry is a bit like constructing a hut for kiddies in the forest. It doens't have to be complex in the structure, while the decoration have to be a lot better.

By that I mean drawing the texture is A LOT MORE important than modeling part. Roughly said, for a simple "coiffure", a simple half bucky-ball, from which you then extrude each face, in a slightly curved extrude with 3-4 segments. Precisely like the mangas. That's the starting point. After a pair of trials, you'll prolly end up with a base shape of 200-500 polys. (Considering PC >< consoles specs).

Then, put all the know-how you got in drawing/pen the texture under 'toshop. There's the tricky step. Also the alpha will then add the transparency at ends.

>> so here are some good links showing how to draw simple hairs. Always think about primitives, a bit reshaped, onto which a good texture's applied. user added image

Modeling : 15 mins to the most.
Drawing texture : 1-2 hour at least for the first trial.

Adobe's tutorial :

Manga's general way of drawing things :

Precisely the type o'shape for VG :

General hair-flow tutorial :

Good tutorials for simple bases :

A bit more pro :

Example of a simple shape way on simplymaya :

Guessing you got good infos in here, get your best pen dude :bandit:

Last edited by Pyrus; 30-12-2005 at 03:31 PM.
# 3 01-01-2006 , 05:26 PM
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Cheers , Pyrus

for the good advice and links.


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