Introduction to Maya - Modeling Fundamentals Vol 1
This course will look at the fundamentals of modeling in Maya with an emphasis on creating good topology. We'll look at what makes a good model in Maya and why objects are modeled in the way they are.
# 1 06-12-2008 , 10:00 AM
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here's my frog. user added image

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# 2 06-12-2008 , 10:47 AM
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fat and mega bumpy! XD

i'm most impressed that you were able to make a picture that big smaller than the upload limit size :p

beautiful textures did you end up painting over the seams in zbrush? :bow:




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# 3 06-12-2008 , 10:58 AM
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thanks chirone - fat and mega bumpy is good!

yeah i used zbrush at the end just to tidy it up and it's a jpeg saved at 9 on quality. user added image

# 4 06-12-2008 , 10:59 AM
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Ahh so gross! Great job though, I particularly like the eyes there.


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# 6 06-12-2008 , 11:15 AM
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nice dude, i love frogs, and you've done them justice here :p

i've always wanted to do a bull frog but never knew where to start, what part did you start with?

# 7 06-12-2008 , 11:42 AM
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thanks acid mate. user added image i started with a couple of low poly spheres that i just got roughly got into the shape of the head and body. extruded out some legs - then i focused on getting the mouth and eyes working. i usually just shape things out very rough first. user added image

# 8 06-12-2008 , 12:59 PM
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Very nice work. user added image
What type of frog is that? Cause to me it looks more like a toad.


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# 9 06-12-2008 , 01:14 PM
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thanks someguy. user added image

i was mainly looking at african bullfrogs pictures.

# 10 06-12-2008 , 04:13 PM
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Hi arran, I like this one much more but hope add some background anyway good job and cheers!user added image

# 11 06-12-2008 , 06:14 PM
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Hey Arran

looks great, perhaps some sss in there will add to it as well, and maybe a little more on the specular for wetness. Other wise absolutely great job!

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# 13 06-12-2008 , 08:25 PM
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Arran, very nice work!! I like it!


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# 14 07-12-2008 , 04:13 AM
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hey - thanks everyone. user added image

lealar - thanks mate - don't think i'll do a background -just wanted a frog on a white plane - matrix style. cheers user added image

jay - yeah, you're right, getting shinyness is tough! - the spec definitely needs more work - i'll give it a tweak. also, he already has sss on him - their skin seems to be pretty opaque on top, though i'm no expert on frogs.... or sss for that matter! user added image

thanks again everyone!

# 15 07-12-2008 , 05:29 AM
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Perhaps brighten your spec maps and also increase the specular weight in the sss shader

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