Glen Southern's Minotaur: Box Modeling Series
Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part I
Description:
Review of reference images and basic framing of the minotaur's body, starting with a cube. (12:21)

Core Commands and Tools:
     Create Cube
          Menu: Create > Cube
          Hotkey: Alt + C
     Set Object Axis
          Menu: Selection > Set Object Axis
     Instance Mirror
          Menu: Modify > Mirroring > Instance Mirror Toggle
          Hotkey: Shift + I
     Extrude
          Menu: Modify > Extrude
          Hotkey: Z
     Local Move Tool
          Menu: Modify > Local Move
          Hotkey: Ctrl + W
     Exit a Tool
          Hotkey: Esc
     Split Loop
          Menu: Modify > Split Loop
          Hotkey: Shift + X
     Tweak
          Select element, then hold down Ctrl + LMB for free-form tweaks

Notes:
Reference Image Files (.jpg files)
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Silo Files:
     Character at the end of Part I

Watch First:
Getting Started
Chair Tutorial
Guerrilla CG series

Watch Next:
Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part II
Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part III
Glen Southern's Minotaur: Box Modeling Series (Advanced)
Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part I
Glen begins with a review of reference images and the basic framing of the body.
(12:21 / 14.8 MB)
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Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part II
Silhouette definition using Tweak and additional loops. Hands are also added.
(22:22 / 36.8 MB)
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Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part III
Glen refines the model, adding muscle definition and additional gemotery in the legs, arms, and torso.
(38:32 / 71.6 MB)
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Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part IV
Head, horns, and facial definition of the Minotaur character.
(40:30 / 37.9 MB)
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Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part V
The series continues with body definition of the chest, neck and torso.
(13:49 / 30.8 MB)
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Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part VI
Glen works on arm, hand, and finger definition of the Minotaur.
(30:06 / 68.6 MB)
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Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part VII
In this video, Glen covers the minotaur's leg and hoof definition.
(16:41 / 35.6 MB)
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Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part VIII
Glen completes the basic geometry with changes to the hoof, polygon cleanup and tweaking.
(37:18 / 78.8 MB)
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Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part IX
Glen works on body detailing including the addition of wrinkles, a belly button, and muscle definition.
(25:10 / 76.0 MB)
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Glen Southern's Minotaur - Part X
Additional detail: improving edge flows and polygon counts on nose, ears, legs, and other areas.
(42:21 / 120.0 MB)
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