The Breasts
Now we need to go in and define the chest. We have intentionally
waited to the end of the fleshing out phase to tackle this area. The
breasts tend to be a difficult area to nail down. All too often we see
the comic book approach to breasts. You know… the kind that defy
gravity. To the dismay of some, we are going to lean toward a more
natural and realistic approach for our model with a touch of artistic
license. The important factor to achieving a natural look to the
breasts is to remember that they overlap the rib cage. Unless the
breasts are very small or surgically enhanced, like anything else
they are affected by gravity.
1. Beginning with the base model, select the vertices under the
arm near the pectorals and move them up on the Y-axis.
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Figure 9-61
2. Select the nine faces on the chest as indicated in Figure 9-62.
3. Select Edit Mesh | Extrude p [v7: Edit Polygons | Extrude
Face p]. When the option box opens, set Offset to 2.0. Hit the
Apply button and then the Extrude Face button to close the
dialog. You should have two inset extrusions.
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Figure 9-63
Figure 9-62
4. Switch to the Sculpt Geometry tool and use the Smooth opera
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tion to round out the spacing of the faces.
5. Select the vertices on the interior edge loops of the breast
(see Figure 9-65). Select Create | Sets4Quick Select Sets
p. When the dialog opens, enter breast as the name of the
set.
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Figure 9-64
Figure 9-65
6. Switch to the Sculpt Geometry tool again and use it to bulge
out the breast. Be sure to create a smooth transition between
the upper part of the chest and the breast itself. You don’t
need to add a smooth node at this point.
7. Select Edit | Quick Select Sets4breast. Rotate the
selected vertices on the Y-axis and then move them slightly to
the right.
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Figure 9-66
Figure 9-67
8. Use the Insert Edge Loop tool to add another edge loop
around the breast.
9. Select the four vertices under the breast and move them up on
the Y-axis. You may need to move them back slightly on the
Z-axis as well.
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Figure 9-68
Figure 9-69

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