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    Is this a decent model that could be animated?

    My art teacher is a 3D modeler and he uses Maya and always brags about it. I showed him my Lightwave model and he said that it wasn't good and that i wouldn't be able to animate it down the road. The best thing would be just to start over. It took me a YEAR to even get to this point with this thing. I'm more lost than R kelly around grown women. Is my model that bad? Really?

    I'm not done with the model at all, but i just need some insight from the pros who works in LIGHTWAVE and not some other package to help me. Thanks guys.











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    Nope... nothing particularly wrong with that. Id suggest that there may be a more efficient shoulder topology that you could employ, you may well get some less than perfect results in the underarm region there... but otherwise, and for the most part, its perfectly usable.
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    Maybe you should ask your teacher what he specifically thinks is wrong with it other then your choice of software apps.

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    A good teacher would say what is wrong... if not it's just smugness.

    RH and Splinegod know a lot about rigging . The only thing I think looks a bit odd is the femur and groin area. Maybe the quadriceps modeling and not enough subdivision under buttocks?

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    Looks like me..

    Where did you get mine photo as reference?

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    I think you have very good modeling instincts. If you rig it and it animates to your liking, tell your teacher to pound sand.

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    Change the color of mesh, load it in Maya , choose different camera angle, make new screen grabs (with Maya's green wires ) and then ask him "what about this one, is it better than old one....." and then let us know what he said .
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    The proportions are great - if you can get proportions right then all else is just experience and study.

    I just don't understand a teacher who needs to brag about the software they use, or who needs to put students down...words fail me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    Change the color of mesh, load it in Maya , choose different camera angle, make new screen grabs (with Maya's green wires ) and then ask him "what about this one, is it better than old one....." and then let us know what he said .
    Brilliant.

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    Can't believe a "teacher" would even say something like that. Not much of a teacher...

    Sigh....

    Looks good to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    Change the color of mesh, load it in Maya , choose different camera angle, make new screen grabs (with Maya's green wires ) and then ask him "what about this one, is it better than old one....." and then let us know what he said .
    Lol, thanks Lewis for giving me my late night chuckle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobyman View Post
    My art teacher is a 3D modeler and he uses Maya and always brags about it. I showed him my Lightwave model and he said that it wasn't good and that i wouldn't be able to animate it down the road.
    That's some pretty crap 'instruction'. Without specifics it's pointless.

    Your model is superior to any mesh I've ever made, so feel good about your accomplishment. Listen to Splinegod and RH.
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    I FEEL THE LOVE! GOD BLESS LIGHTWAVE FOR EVER! Seriously, thanks guys for the support and encouragement. I know i have a long ways to go with 3D. My art teacher saw this thread as i showed it to him and read it. All of a sudden he was just kidding with me and was giving tough love. He did a complete 360 on me. He was seroius as all Hell when he pretty much said that i sucked in front 15 other students. But now when a commun that knows more than he does steps in he's nice, docile and only giving "Tough Love".

    Better be careful with what i say. Wouldn't want to get an F and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RebelHill View Post
    Nope... nothing particularly wrong with that. Id suggest that there may be a more efficient shoulder topology that you could employ, you may well get some less than perfect results in the underarm region there... but otherwise, and for the most part, its perfectly usable.
    Thanks for the insight. Do i need to add more geometry to the shoulder?

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