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6

Low Poly Modeling

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Of the various 3D modeling techniques, low-poly modeling is the one that is perhaps most widely used in game production. Low-poly modeling poses a challenge to the modeler because models in a scene must not exceed a specific maximum polygon count. An environment for a video game with too many polygons can overburden the game engine, making gameplay unacceptably slow. This lesson covers techniques for properly building a game environment.

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

•  Identify types of surfaces in 3ds Max 8

•  Navigate the various mesh sub-object levels

•  Understand mesh sub-object modeling ...

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