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xeniac
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Uppsala, Sweden
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 08-13-2001 23:58

I'm new to 3D Studio and 3D modeling. I'm just wondering how people create models. Do they just put together a lot of boxes and cyls, or do they use the lofter? I'm just wondering, because It's kinda hard to get started if you don't know where to start..

Please explain or give me a tutorial link.

/xeniac [ www.madlamb.com ]

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 08-14-2001 03:11

Generally, I'm partial to "box" modeling.

But... it does depend on what you are making and the feel you are going for. For a simple robot, I'm sure you could just boolean/attach/link some transformed primitives together and be happy with that.

Hell, I don't know. Pick something to model and then model it (or do your best). Start simple, though. Try different ways of doing the same thing. Eventually you will develop your own style.

3D Studio Max?
http://www.gfxcentral.com/bobo/ipas/TUT.HTM
http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tut3ds.asp
http://www.loonygames.com/archives/ <-- some real modeling nuggets of joy here, but have to do some digging. other good things, too

Hmmm...

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 08-14-2001 03:35

other good sites to visit include
www.find-3d.com and www.maxfourms.com

and also, I performed these searches on google and altavista
http://www.google.com/search?q=tutorials+for+3D+studio+MAX http://www.altavista.com/sites/search/web?q=%2Btutorials+%2B%223D+Studio%22+OR+%223D+Studio+MAX%22&pg=q&kl=XX




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xeniac
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Uppsala, Sweden
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 08-14-2001 14:25

Thanks, guys! I'll check out the sites...

/xeniac [ www.madlamb.com ]

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 08-15-2001 14:26

Skaarj, been trying to get to http://www.maxforums.com ever since you posted it, but getting 404. I hit Google real quick looking for a domain variation, but no go. Any ideas?

edit: Whoa! Just tried .net and came up with a site in non-English. Is that it? Heh, and it's "backwards"
http://maxforums.net


[This message has been edited by warjournal (edited 08-15-2001).]

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