Surveying different modeling methods


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Surveying different modeling methods

Before we go too deep into modeling in 3ds Max, I'd like to spend a moment talking about the different types of models and why you would choose one technique or modality over another. In this scene, you'll see three pieces of furniture. Each was modeled using a different technique. On the left is a polygon model, and you'll see it's made out of all straight lines and it's very boxy and very rectilinear. In the middle you'll see a curve-based model. Let me zoom in a little bit on that with Ctrl+Alt+Middle mouse button, and then move with just the middle mouse button, so we can see that a little bit more closely.

This is a curve-based model and specifically it's actually using two different types of curves. It's using a standard Spline curve for the top of this cocktail table. It's using something called NURBS for the base. These are both curve-based modeling techniques. On the right, we middle mouse, move over there, and Alt+Middle mouse to orbit a little bi...

Surveying different modeling methods
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Surveying different modeling methods provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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