Glen Southern's Alien: Point-by-Point Modeling Series
Around the Eye - Part III
Description:
Glen demonstrates the Polygon tool, extrude and other tools as he starts building out from the eye. (19:11)

Core Commands and Tools:
     Single View/Multi-View Toggle
          Menu: From Multi-View, click on the single view you want, then hit the Spacebar.
          Hotkey: Spacebar
     Polygon Tool
          Menu: Create > Polygon Tool
     Material Editor
          Menu: Editors/Options > Material Editor
          Hotkey: Ctrl + Alt + M
     Extrude
          Menu: Modify > Extrude
          Hotkey: Z
     Tweak
          Hotkey: Select element, hold down Ctrl and LMB for free-form tweaks.
     Ghosted Shade
          Menu: Display > Object Display Mode > Ghosted Shade Mode
          Right-Click Menu: Right Click > Display > Object Display Mode > Ghosted Shade Mode
          Also: select from the Scene Editor
     Shifting Between Viewports
          Menu: Display > Viewport Camera
          Hotkeys:
              1 (Perspective)
              2 (Front)
              3 (Bottom)
              4 (Left)
              5 (Top)
              6 (Right)
              7 (Back)
     Surface Tool
          Menu: Create > Surface Tool
          Hotkey: Shift + P
     Merge
          Menu: Modify > Merge
          Hotkey: Ctrl + M
     Select Loop
          Menu: Selection > Select Loop
          Hotkey: Alt + E
     Split Loop
          Menu: Modify > Split Loop
          Hotkey: Shift + X
     Subdivision
          Menu: Subdivision > Subdive and Unsubdivide
          Hotkey: C (subdivide), V (unsubdivide)

Notes:
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Alien Reference Images (click to download)
Silo Files:
     Model at the beginning of Part III
     Model at the end of Part III

Watch First:
Getting Started
Guerrilla CG series
Glen Southern Fundamentals
Glen Southern's Point-by-Point Modeling - Part II

Watch Next:
Southern's Point-by-Point Modeling - Part IV
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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