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 08-10-2003 , 01:43 PM
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What is an efficient model?

Hi guys!!!

I read a lot about efficient model or modeling but no one expalins it well...

Can some one help on this....i think for new guys like me will find helpfull this explanation, cause if u model a simple house and takes 3 hrs to render vs a house modeled by a pro and takes 5 minutes, something is wrong somewhere.....


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# 2 08-10-2003 , 01:52 PM
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Think of it like a puzzle. You want to find the best way to represent what you're building without having too dense a mesh or too little. You also want to build it to be the least amount of hassle when it comes time to animate (if it's going to be animatable) as far as how it's put together. Same goes for things like Lighting and texturing. Discovering the most efficient way of doing something. Achieving the same lighting with 5 lights as opposed to 55 lights. It's a learning process.


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# 3 08-10-2003 , 02:17 PM
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simple!!!

-So first you have o study and analyze what u r going to do...
-Decide what will be the best tool...(poly,nurbs,sub's or all of them)
-start model
-do trial an error (thinking 3 lights instead of 55 etc or going from 55 to 3)

hmmm....practice is my conclusion, right? practice practice and practice.....


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# 4 08-10-2003 , 02:24 PM
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You've got it, bud. user added image


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# 5 08-10-2003 , 02:25 PM
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thanks!! man


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