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|Product Name:||Hexagon Sword : A Strategic Modeling Masterclass|
|Published Artist(s):||Digital Art Live|
Weve seen this scenario play out all too often. There are lots of props out there, but what if the concept you have in mind calls for a specific prop in a specific style that you cant seem to find?
You think to yourself Hexagon is free, and if its good enough for artists like DZFire, Protozon and FirstBastion, maybe I should take a look? You find some YouTube videos on how to use Hexagon and the basics of modeling a 3D object and youre ready to start. But halfway through your project, you realize that youve modeled yourself into a corner and dont know how to escape!
In this tutorial set well go over a strategic approach to modeling from conception to creating a usable prop.
Well walk through planning your modeling project from setting up reference images, to dividing the mesh into segments, to surface planning and then UV mapping.
Well identify common areas where new modelers make mistakes and how to resolve them.
Well also go over importing your object into DAZ Studio, parenting the prop (a sword) to your figures hand.
Total running time of tutorial : 4 hours and 18 minutes
About the Presenter : Karl Knarr
Whilst Karl's formal training is in computer programming, he has been learning and sharing tutorials on DAZ Studio since 2014. You can read more about Karl's digital artist journey and his tutorials at https://karl3d.wordpress.com/ As Ive gotten back into modeling some of my own 3D content, I realized how it has given me more freedom of expression. A lot of my renders lately are of the roleplaying characters for my girlfriend and I to create snapshots of stories were co-writing. We tend to have very specific ideas about the look of our characters and the things they might own; so being able to create things myself has allowed me to reach my goals for my images without having to be limited by the content that others have created.“ About Digital Art Live
We've been connecting, educating and inspiring digital artists in our weekly live webinars since 2013. Look out for our community live workshops at the Digital Art Live website and our tutorial products in the DAZ 3D store.
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