image Modeling quickly and intelligently requires good reference images and a little ingenuity.



MODELS ARE the main building blocks of scenes. When creating a model, it’s important to model just enough detail to make a good rendering. It’s easy to get bogged down in small details that take a long time to model and won’t even be noticeable in the final rendering.

Mapping, the process of putting textures on a model, is akin to modeling. In this chapter you’ll learn simple mapping techniques that can reduce modeling time to minutes instead of ...

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