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Neon 05-13-2008 04:51 PM

Character modeling question
I know how to model now, since I learn it at school. But if I want to model something for JA, playermodels in this case, do I need to use a meshsmooth, or can I also model with the casual polymodeling and a couple of smoothing groups?
Because most tutorials for low poly character modeling use meshsmooths.


Psyk0Sith 05-13-2008 06:32 PM

I don't care what anyone else says, game art and meshsmooth dont go together. The most important thing to focus on for a real time mesh is the silhouette. It means adding more definition to areas that need it, NOT everywhere.

That's my opinion, it doesnt mean i'm right, but if you end up using meshsmooth keep it to a reasonable polycount ;).

P.S.:Id like to see those tutorials that use meshsmooth for game's commonly used for normal maps but not for the actual game mesh.

Neon 05-15-2008 12:53 PM

It's the tutorial for jeanne d'arc, I can bet you know that one.
But I don't think it's meant for gaming

Psyk0Sith 05-15-2008 07:40 PM

Yeah i know it, i learned a lot from it hehe and no it's not for game art.

Ben Mathis has a great video character tutorial (and a bunch of others)

Highly recommended.

Neon 05-16-2008 08:22 AM

Thank you very much, these are very clear tutorials.

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