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Old 21-06-2007, 12:29 PM   #16
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Thanks gster123,
good advice about keeping in one file in using layers. I'll do that.

I started blocking out the head today using the box modeling technique. Here's what I have so far. I'll try and post lots of updates thought this process that way anyone who has suggestions about anything can let me know.
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Old 21-06-2007, 12:32 PM   #17
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Looks really cool already! That little skull near his waist will add a lot.
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Old 21-06-2007, 02:24 PM   #18
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Started cutting in for facial features. I've decided to add a more prominate nose than just two holes above the upper lip.
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Old 21-06-2007, 05:00 PM   #19
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Old 21-06-2007, 10:46 PM   #20
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Very nice progress Perfecto!
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Old 22-06-2007, 01:03 AM   #21
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Nice going man.

I can see a ngon that youve got in the eye area that might be best off sorting out sooner rarther than later, simply split poly should do the trick.

Looking forward to seeing this develop
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Old 22-06-2007, 03:26 AM   #22
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Thanks THX1138 and gster123!

I didn't see that ngon gster123 until after you mentioned it, thanks.
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Old 22-06-2007, 04:02 AM   #23
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Does anyone know how I can have a copy of my model in subd or smoothed while my original is is base mesh. I want to make changes on my base mesh while seeing instant update on the subd/smoothed copy.

I saw this somewhere a while ago but just don't remember where. I tried duplicating with instance but it doesn't work. If I convert the duplicate to subd, it separates it from the base (changes don't update). If I smooth the duplicate, then it also smooths the base.

I'll reasearch it after I get out of church today in case nobody knows.
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Old 22-06-2007, 06:08 AM   #24
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http://www.colingories.com/

Maya -> Polygons -> CPS

Might be what you're looking for.
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Old 22-06-2007, 07:13 AM   #25
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In the poly's menu set theres a subdiv proxy menu, just click on that and have a look for the crerate sub div proxy or someting like that, should do the job (might have to mess with the axis settings)
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Old 22-06-2007, 08:00 AM   #26
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Thanks guys!
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Old 22-06-2007, 12:00 PM   #27
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nice work so far perfecto
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yeah - good work perfecto - this is looking pretty mean - and i like your concept sketch - this is going to look cool!
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Old 25-06-2007, 08:31 PM   #29
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Just letting everyone know that I should be able to do some more work on this either tonight or this coming weekend. I havn't been able to hardly work on this lately (unfortunately) but as usual, I plan on having a finished model by the deadline one way or another. I still think I have time though to get the model looking the best that my current skills will allow me.
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Old 26-06-2007, 02:43 AM   #30
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nice 2 know u still goin at this perfecto - i was gutted not finishin the last challenge. u still got another month and a bit 2 go so keep goin wen u can.... id like 2 see this finished
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