26. Rotate the view so that you can see underneath the chin.
Starting at the center of the model, select the vertex right
where the neck meets the jaw and also the vertex directly
beneath it, and move them slightly forward on the Z-axis. Do
the same with the next two vertices to the right, and then
again with the next set of vertices to the right. Adjust the ver
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tices so that they have a slight arc beginning at the center of
the model.
27. Selecting the next two vertices to the right, scale them on the
Z-axis so that the top vertex is directly above the one below it,
then move them back on the Z-axis.
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28. Select the next vertex over to the right where the neck meets
the jawline and move it slightly back on the Z-axis and up on
the Y-axis. Skip the vertex directly below and select the next
two. Move them forward on the Z-axis.
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Figure 5-25
29. Adjust the vertices on the front of the neck so that they follow
a curve toward the center of the model. That’s about it for the
neck area for now.
30. Next, we will clean up the edge flow near the cheek of our
model. Although we have consistent quad-based edge loops,
sometimes it is necessary to redirect their flow. Using the
Split Polygon tool, start at the end of the edge on the side of
the mouth and continue around to the back of the head.
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Figure 5-26
Figure 5-27
31. Now draw an edge that begins at the corner of the triangle on
the cheek and continue down around the front of the chin.
32. Select the angled edge on the side of the cheek and delete it.
We have now redirected the flow of our edge loops.
33. Let’s add another loop that begins just above the eyebrow and
circles down the front of the chin.
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Figure 5-28
Figure 5-29
34. Use the Split Polygon tool to create an edge loop that begins at
the center of the head between the eyes and wraps around the
outside of the eye and then back around over the bridge of the
nose. I often refer to this as the “Lone Ranger mask.”
35. Go back and collapse the two angled edges near the bridge of
the nose.
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