Help With 3D Modeling?

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Help With 3D Modeling?

Post by catfighter » Thu May 28, 2015 6:14 am

Is somebody knowledgeable about ship model design willing to spend a little while tutoring an absolute beginner while leaving tips and tricks for everybody to see?

I got interested in modeling ships for mods, so I looked around and found that Wings 3D seemed to be a popular program. I gave it a spin and the the extent of my knowledge now encompasses the immensely dangerous and grueling task known as...creating a cube :mrgreen: . So yeah. Can a Wings expert tell me what the [longStringOfCussWords] I do next? Or can someone recommend another program and give me a few pointers to get me past the immensely dangerous and grueling task mentioned above?
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Re: Help With 3D Modeling?

Post by RPC » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:16 am

Have you read through my tutorial? http://forums.kronosaur.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5695
It doesn't cover actually making the model itself but everything after (except textures).

As for making a model, you should right click on your object and choose between object/facing/edge/point. I usually find extruding faces to be the best when I just want to make a random surface. I still have a LOT of school left so it would be best to direct you to IRC. I'll suggest *weaver or Wolfy to ask about general modeling. I don't know anybody that uses Wings off the top of my head though.
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Re: Help With 3D Modeling?

Post by catfighter » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:49 am

Wow, thanks! The 3D Graphics tutorial is awesome! My main question was answered with the magic word "extrude" so I think I'm set. :)
Behold my avatar, one of the few ships to be drawn out pixel by pixel in the dreaded... Microsoft Paint!

Day 31: "I have successfully completed my time reversal experiment! Muahahaha!!!"
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