Modeling a Sci Fi Dreadnought Character with 3ds Max
Often, creating a hard surface model can be a bit tedious as well as being unfamiliar and intimidating. To create a better workflow, one needs to know and understand the advantages of using as many shortcuts as possible so that one isn’t spending an overly long amount of time creating meshes. A smart workflow can become your best friend as well as something you’ll use throughout your career. Shortcut hotkeys are an integral component of working smart, not hard. Understanding methodologies helps you to understand when best to use shortcuts and how to use them efficiently. There are tools hidden in 3DS Max that help facilitate the speed at which you can model and this course is designed to help you access them. Using such tools as symmetry can help the artist visual how the whole mesh is looking while literally only working on a single half of the model. Swift loop is another extremely handy tool to use to help easily add edge loops into the meshes. By creating custom shortcut hotkeys that the artist designs for themselves is a boon to the workflow in creating a solid design and, ultimately, a proper mesh.
More about the Instructor:
Having 25 years of experience in the video game development/entertainment arenas, Stephen G. Wells is well versed in a variety of programs and production pipelines and strives to work as cleanly and efficiently as possible. Having done pretty much everything, he enjoys getting to share his knowledge and experience in the hopes that he can help students gain a better understanding and appreciation of what 3D computer art (in all its varying forms) has to offer.