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A cartoon bird

Postby Markku » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:05 am

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A cartoon bird from primitives etc. Curvy 3.1.

Very clean mesh, going to other apps for detailing.
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Postby Simon » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:07 pm

Thats a good character. I love making toons in Curvy :)
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Postby Thurnok » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:38 pm

This looks so simplistic, yet so very cool. How long did it take to actually make? I ask because I'm a "non-artist, wanna be makin' characters for game development" kinda guy. :)
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Postby Markku » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:16 pm

Probably this is not your thing then. :D

It's very fast to do, probably 15-20 mins if you know waht to do; however, polycount is not very low. The more details you have the bigger polycount. For games, I think you need to retopo, if you consider this way of modeling.

I have done something to game models and I feel that poly modeling is the way to go there; also, careful UV mapping is a must with low poly models.

For low poly game modeling Blender is very good; Wings3D and Milkshape 3D are good options too. Curvy is more of an artistic tool.
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Postby Thurnok » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:35 pm

I see your point.

However, I also saw how easy it was to use Curvy for making some cool creations when playing with the demo. So I figured it is probably a great tool for the process of experimentation and generating ideas for a "what to make". Even if I have to then use another tool to make a final product, or refine some basic building blocks from a Curvy creation, I think it will help my workflow.

This is probably even more "true" to a non-artist like myself, as trying to actually make something start to finish in some of the other products was a pretty daunting task when I originally looked into it.

Some of the things listed in this gallery here have given me some cool ideas already. I will definitely look at those products you listed as well, especially for helping out final creation of entities and such for game development.
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Postby Markku » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:32 pm

With commercial game engines nowadays, anything is possible. I just wanted to warn you about problems I've already seen. :D

And yes, Curvy is a good tool in experiments; I use it for sketching forms all the time. With retopo tools, those forms can be used anywhere.
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Postby Simon » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:33 pm

I like using Curvy to make models that I render out as sprites for 2D games, and backgrounds too.
Here's my last one a cartoony sci-fi game.

"Lo-poly" for games seems to include tens of thousands of triangles, compared to "hi-poly" multi-million triangle models. A lot of people seem to create a complex model first, then swap it into other software to make a simpler shell to use in-game, either by re-topology or by simply building up a new mesh around the hipoly.
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