Splines by their very nature are 2D shapes by default. Thanks to 3ds Max's powerful modeling toolset we can convert these 2D shapes into usable polygon objects via their rendering tab. We can then use these polygon objects as a base to create more complex shapes.
- [Narrator] With the over the shoulder path…for our breastplate created and in place,…we may be wondering how we're going to turn this…into an actual polygon surface.…Well, there are a number of approaches…that we could take in 3ds Max.…For example, we could use either…the Luft or sweep tools in order to create…the exact shape that we want here.…We could also create a few more splines,…and then use the cross-section…and surface modifiers in order to…interpolate between the splines,…and so create a surface from them.…
However, because I know that we…are going to be using crease sets…along with an OpenSubdiv modifier,…so as to get the exact kind of…smoothing and edge creasing that we want,…I'm just going to take the simplest approach here…and use the available options for the spline object…that we have already created.…First of all then, let's click to select our spline,…and then come over to the modifier stack…in the command panel.…Now, at this moment in time, because we're using…an edit spline modifier to create the shape that we want,…
- Modeling with splines
- Creating a working grid
- Duplicating and welding components
- Extruding complex shapes from components
- Building shapes with primitives
- Applying subdivision creasing
- Box modeling
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1. Modeling with splines
2. Creating Complex Shapes from Components
3. Building with Primitives
4. Modeling with Edge Cuts
5. Box Modeling
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