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Micro-ice

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#111 10 years ago

I know but i think video tutorials give a better description of what you have to do instead of just reading words from a paragraph :Puzzled: and no 1ns told me the modeling software hes using to make darth malak :mad:




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#112 10 years ago

Read the PM I sent you! Bael made a video skinning tutorial. That's how I learnt the ways of the force...




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#113 10 years ago

Knowing Lee, he's Probably using 3DS Max 7, or Maya. Both are well out of the average gamer's price range, with price tags in the thousands of dollars.

Free modelling tools, XSI Mod Tool is as good as it's going to get. Just be sure to actually read the manual; I know kids these days have a habit of assuming the manual can't tell them anything they don't already know.

Echoo7, two things: one, he asked for modelling tutorials, and two, I honestly wouldn't recommend that tutorial to anyone since it doesn't cover the first basics in regard texture creation and manipulation, which is what 'skinning' is (selecting someone else's textures and tweaking a few sliders, is not 'skinning', and if that's the extent of your abilities then you're not a 'skinner').

If you want to learn how to do proper skinning, don't look for "skinning tutorials", look around and learn how to create various textures in your image editor of choice, even if the tutorials are completely unrelated to gaming and/or "skinning" - because once you learn how to actually create textures, applying them to a UVW map is a piece of cake, and once you can do those, you can actually say that you're capable of 'skinning'.


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.



Micro-ice

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#114 10 years ago

Well i guess that would do :)




Echoo7

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#115 10 years ago

Will this guy be released in a pack?




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#116 10 years ago

Knowing Lee, he's Probably using 3DS Max 7, or Maya. Both are well out of the average gamer's price range, with price tags in the thousands of dollars.

Free modelling tools, XSI Mod Tool is as good as it's going to get. Just be sure to actually read the manual; I know kids these days have a habit of assuming the manual can't tell them anything they don't already know.

Also, if you'd rather go with Gmax, Inyri released a video tutorial for that. Look in the Tutorials & Tools thread, pinned to the top of the topics list - no matter what forum you're on, you should always read the stickied threads first. Usually because they're important.

Echoo7, two things: one, he asked for modelling tutorials, and two, I honestly wouldn't recommend that tutorial to anyone since it doesn't cover the first basics in regard texture creation and manipulation, which is what 'skinning' is (selecting someone else's textures and tweaking a few sliders, is not 'skinning', and if that's the extent of your abilities then you're not a 'skinner').

If you want to learn how to do proper skinning, don't look for "skinning tutorials", look around and learn how to create various textures in your image editor of choice, even if the tutorials are completely unrelated to gaming and/or "skinning" - because once you learn how to actually create textures, applying them to a UVW map is a piece of cake, and once you can do those, you can actually say that you're capable of 'skinning'.

And yes, I am being snappy. Because you're giving people advice that's not going to hurt them.


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Micro-ice

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#117 10 years ago

So where can i get this XSI mod tool and what image editor would you recommend :confused:




Micro-ice

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#118 10 years ago
Echoo7;4631778Read the PM I sent you! Bael made a video skinning tutorial. That's how I learnt the ways of the force...

If thats how you learned the force then acording 2 miko your just a padawan learner :lol:




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#119 10 years ago
I-Genesishi Gir_teh_Almighteh, I have a request for you. can you release this model plz it's important for me :( sephwi6.jpg plz release sephiroth :d:d:d answer plz (sorry for my english i'm french :s:s) thanks in advance

That's +1 week to wait for release, for asking, and another week to wait, because you didn't read the thread to KNOW it would be released soon (although soon is now soon + 2 weeks).

@ micro-ice: i always work from scratch. i have base meshes which i made and continue to remake as and when i find i need more out of them, which i use for sculpting, and general shape/form.

i currently work with four primary softwares: 3dstudio max 9. adobe photoshop cs2 (wtb cs4 soon =x). zbrush 3.1, and maya. but that is because those are the softwares available from my studio.

you can get hold of Gmax (free, cut down version of 3dsmax) from turbosquid. it's no longer officially supported by discreet/autodesk. but if you aim to move into professional/semi-pro modeling, then it's always handy to get to know the basic tools.

similarly, XSI mod-tool is available from Softimage, and is a cut down version of XSI. which although is insanely powerful, and usually in the forefront of innovation for 3d modeling/animation packages, has an interface that i just really can't get to grips with.

the tutorials out there aren't rubbish. there are some that will help you learn quicker than others, but for the most part it takes a LOT of time, practice, and patience. you won't be amazing when you start out, my first model looked like a turd (literally). if you want to learn quickly, check out Ben Mathis video tutorials at Ben Mathis - Freelance Artist in particular his [color=red]3dsmax beginners[/color] tutorial. all his other tutorials are based around making things that are fairly complex if you don't already know the tools. while the beginner video, makes a bench, and shows you where all the basic tools are, and what they do.

get cracking son.




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#120 10 years ago
Gir_teh_Almighteh;4631952That's +1 week to wait for release, for asking, and another week to wait, because you didn't read the thread to KNOW it would be released soon (although soon is now soon + 2 weeks).

Gir i love that rule