Glen Southern's Alien: Point-by-Point Modeling Series
The Neck - Part VIII
Description:
The neck and top of the shoulders are created as well as the bottom of the bust. (24:02)

Core Commands and Tools:
     Soft Selection
          Menu: Selection > Soft Selection
          Hotkey: Alt + Shift + S
     Tweak
          Select an element, then hold down Ctrl + LMB for free-form tweaks.
     Extrude
          Menu: Modify > Extrude
          Hotkey: Z
     Merge
          Menu: Modify > Merge
          Hotkey: Ctrl + M
     Shifting Between Viewports
          Menu: Display > Viewport Camera
          Hotkeys:
              1 (Perspective)
              2 (Front)
              3 (Bottom)
              4 (Left)
              5 (Top)
              6 (Right)
              7 (Back)
     Append Polygon
          Menu: Modify > Append > Append Polygon
          Hotkey: P
     Select Loop
          Menu: Selection > Select Loop
          Hotkey: Alt + E
     Split Loop
          Menu: Modify > Split Loop
          Hotkey: Shift + X
     Cut (Connect)
          Menu: Modify > Cut
          Hotkey: X
     Smooth
          Menu: Modify > Smooth
          Hotkey: (Glen has this set up as "Ctrl + Alt + Scroll Wheel")

Notes:
Go To Related Silo Forum Archive Link
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Alien Reference Images (click to download)
Silo Files:
     Model at the beginning of Part VIII
     Model at the end of Part VIII

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

Watch Next:
Glen Southern's Point-by-Point Modeling - Part IX
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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