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Old 17-03-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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hey all,

just thought i would post my second modeling attempt. i was trying kurts dog but gave up. I went to VIP tutorials and found this. I am new to all this. I am trying tie fighter and learning stuff, well not sure if learning or mymicing ...still yet to be determined. Well I will keep ya posted . Hopefully i will finish. Just real slow at it all. Enjoy

C and C always welcome.

Thanks to all of those who have done the simply maya tuts and those who have personally helped me out so far.


i know it is not much but i am happy so far and it is a start. Sad to say it is further than the dog. But the dog will not defeat me
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Old 17-03-2006, 10:32 PM   #2
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Old 17-03-2006, 10:43 PM   #3
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Looks like a good start mmoore5553. Don't get too discouraged. I have started a ton of stupid models that I never finished and I am sure that is true of everyone when they first started. Just keep at it.
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Old 20-03-2006, 10:14 AM   #4
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Thanks arron. My pc crashed cause i was beta software for work but got it back up and here is an update. So far I am happy ran into some problems with split poly tool working sometimes and other times not at all but here you all go. Still working rough shape out. Not sure how to get details going on it yet
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Old 20-03-2006, 10:37 AM   #5
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Nice start mmoore, good on you for backing up your work, I hope your computer is ok now.

You're right to rough out the shape out first. Once you've got that done it'll be more apparent where the detail needs to go and you'll be able to work out more easily how to get it there.

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Old 20-03-2006, 10:57 AM   #6
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Nice progress man

Dont worry about the detail yet, just block the whole form in first and take it from there. Looking forward to seeing this baby flying
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Old 20-03-2006, 11:32 AM   #7
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Thanks Mat and Tick also

I value both your statements. i am a big fan of your work too and also arron love your work.

Yes i been battling with on this model if you do the shape and then go back and put details or put details in first and then move on to the other shapes.

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with what i have done already go ahead and work on details and then add rest of wings or just add the other part of wings and wait til it is all finished and then go back. Thanks for all your help
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Looking good dude. I personally would finish off the basic shape of the model by finishing off the wings and then go and add detail but theres no hard and fast rule to go by its really up to you.
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Doing tutorilas is the best way to learn you schoose a simple and clean one non organic to star, go ahead.
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thanks mmoore5553 - I think everyone has their own way of working - I have seen some car modellers doing it piece by piece - but I would be inclined to do as the others here have said - build the whole basic shape and then go back adding detail. That way you can be sure that all of the parts are working in relation to one another.

I really like your model by the way - good choice. I think this is going to look great when finished.
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Old 20-03-2006, 06:07 PM   #11
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thanks all for your help ..going to work ongetting the basic shape like you all have informed me ...and then post more pics ..going to be slow cause learning as i go ... thanks again..will keep ya posted. The detail part will be hard for me but will keep at it

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The detail is looking fantastic! Keep up the good work! The more you apply your self, the better you will get. Try not to doubt your abilities.
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Just found your WIP, looking good.

Looking forward to seeing the detail come together.
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Old 21-03-2006, 06:05 PM   #14
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no problem TIM , i talked to you long time ago and you encourage me to get started with maya when i was at my end of rope ..so trying to learn ...details ...geeeeeez dont know how to add them ...still watching video's to figure all this stuff out


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Old 21-03-2006, 09:05 PM   #15
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okay need help from you all . i have done this is polys. I am having issues extruding the face on this. i want it to come in and you notice there is alittle trangle that is picked up and messes things up. How do i fix it . I am not sure . I deleted edge and still same thing ... not sure what is going on.
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