Glen Southern's Alien: Point-by-Point Modeling Series
Setting Up Reference Images - Part I
Description:
Covers setting up viewport windows and images. (6:36)

Core Commands and Tools:
     Show/Hide Buttons
          Menu: Display > Show Buttons
          Hotkey: Shift + Space
     Selecting Viewport Layout
          Menu: Display > Viewport Layout
          Hotkeys:
              Ctrl + Left (horizontal split)
              Ctrl + Right (vertical split)
              Right (3-view layout, right)
              Left (3-view layout, left)
              Down (4-view layout)
     Shifting Between Viewports
          Menu: Display > Viewport Camera
          Hotkeys:
              1 (Perspective)
              2 (Front)
              3 (Bottom)
              4 (Left)
              5 (Top)
              6 (Right)
              7 (Back)
     Set Viewport Images
          Select the appropriate view, then...
          Menu: Display > Set Viewport Image > Select the File (Tutorial Files available for download below)
     Select/Modify Viewport Image
          Menu: Display > Select Viewport Images
     Scale Viewport Image
          Click on the image, then use the Scale Manipulator (E key).
          Select and move the center handle.

Notes:
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Alien Reference Images (click to download)

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Getting Started
Guerrilla CG series
Glen Southern Fundamentals

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Glen Southern's Point-by-Point Modeling - Part II

Glen Southern's Alien: Point-by-Point Modeling Series (Advanced)
Glen Southern's Alien - Part I
Setting Up Reference Images: covers setting up viewport windows and images.
(6:36 / 6.4 MB)
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Glen Southern's Alien - Part II
Placing the Eye: creating an eye for the Alien, as well as materials and view modes.
(6:11 / 7.5 MB)
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Glen Southern's Alien - Part III
Around the Eye: Polygon tool, Extrude and more as Glen builds out from the eye.
(19:11 / 20.3 MB)
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Glen Southern's Alien - Part IV
The Cheek: Extruding out from the eye for the cheek and side of the head. (12:11 / 12.6 MB)
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Glen Southern's Alien - Part V
Top and Back of the Head: Creating the forehead, back, side of the head.
(23:00 / 24.8 MB)
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Glen Southern's Alien - Part VI
The Nose: The nose and front of the face are created then joined in.
(20:30 / 22.9 MB)
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Glen Southern's Alien - Part VII
The Mouth and Chin: Created piece by piece and joined in.
(26:24 / 23.7 MB)
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Glen Southern's Alien - Part VIII
The Neck: The neck, top of the shoulders, and bottom of the bust.
(24:02 / 23.8 MB)
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Glen Southern's Alien - Part IX
Final Touches: Glen adds finishing touches to the head.
(14:27 / 20.4 MB)
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