Getting stuck in

03/19/2013

 
As this is my first time modelling on my own without guidance, it's been really tough for me to get started. However, I decided to finally get stuck in and give it a shot, especially as I have a rough idea of what I want to achieve from my design sketches. 
When I first started, I tried to be efficient and extrude in each of the divisions of the polygon cube to make the parts of the body. This however, is nothing like I wanted and it looks silly. It's difficult to adjust the parts and I decided to start again.
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The first attempt, playing around with ideas and polygons. Disliked this as it's not what I was going for.
I tried again, this time modelling each of the bits of the body separately. At the moment, I've modelled a basic head, a single antenna and the first part of the body. I've been using polygon cubes, adding divisions and adjusting their shape by moving and scaling the CVs around. 
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Making the head.
For the antenna, I used a Nurbs curve. Using the CV Curve tool I created a curve and attached it to a Nurbs circle. I then extruded it, scaled and moved it to sit on the head. I then converted it to a polygon and began adding a bit of detail to it to make it more interesting. I selected some of the faces and extruded without the "keep faces on" option and pulled them out. I adjusted the tip to make it more pointed too. 
The next bit I modelled is the first part of the body. I created another polygon cube and like I did for the head, adjusted and scaled the the CVs and added more resolution with the Insert Edge Loop Tool to make it more square and less organic. 
 


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