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Old 06-03-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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Hey

Yesterday I modelled for practise a hard drive cooler of all things on 3D Studio Max, so thought it relevant

I did it mainly for practise on a new modelling technique I've just started using. This is the first model that used it successfully. (Theres 1 error but its probably really fixable)

It started its life as a flat 4 sided polygon which i then subdivided with more cuts/extrusions to create the final model. My other models (for instance, the Creative), used a total waste of polygons, and was hard to work with. This is my new way I'm perfecting

I hope you like:



Wireframe with no smoothing if you want to see it:



Hope it erm...interests you, haha....
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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Thats pretty cool..good work there..
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:58 AM   #3
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Thanks pretty useless I know, but its the only thing I found that I wanted to model at the time, haha.

...You may be thinking... shouldn't this of been on my hard drive?...
Answer is, I had to remove it to make room to give total power to the video card. I'm sure its fine on its own.
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Haha, something like that. It's a good start..do a car next!
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This isn't my first model I have done cars before, though not entirely successfully using my old ways. I will do another as soon as I have time, and I have a feeling it'd come out right this time.

This is simply a new way of modelling which I should have known for ages, yet never noticed how people were using it.
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That looks really good, congrats!
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Old 06-03-2006, 12:04 PM   #7
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Which software do you use?
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Thanks

joxley1990, this is a car using the old method I had:



And my computer I started but never finished:



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wow kage, you got some talent... i tried maya for a few months... didnt really like the whole 3D modeling thing... blender is cool too
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Thanks dude

How can you not like it?

Its all about practise I find.
If you also don't model for a few months, like anything, you get a bit shaken up when you come to start again. Its something you have to try and keep perfecting really to get the best results.

I haven't really tried Blender myself.

I downloaded it but never really got a chance to make anything with it.
I started out with Anim8or

www.anim8or.com - a free modelling package, pretty basic though.
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