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Poly-Modeling with 3ds Max by Todd Daniele

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Chapter 7

Preparation

In this chapter we are going to cover preparation for a big project: reference collection, resources for reference, setting up blueprints, image manipulation, and applications that aid in the process. I am also going to touch on setting up a job/directory template, something that makes things go a bit smoother when you are working on projects that will have other artists accessing your files.

Let's start with the last item I mentioned, the job/directory template. Whether working with others in a studio, working remotely, or working on a personal project, having an organized hierarchy of folders will prove to be one of the most valuable steps you can take. Establishing good work habits just makes the process go smoother ...

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