Glen Southern's Alien: Point-by-Point Modeling Series
Final Touches - Part IX
Description:
Glen adds finishing touches in the neck and the top of the head. (14:27)

Core Commands and Tools:
     Fill Hole
          Menu: Modify > Fill Hole
          Hotkey: Shift + F
     Numerical Editor
          Menu: Editors/Options > Numerical Editor
          Hotkey: Ctrl + Alt + N
     Set Object Axis
          Menu: Selection > Set Object Axis
     Manipulator Edit Mode
          Menu: Selection > Manipulator Edit Mode
          Hotkey: M
     Instance Mirror
          Menu: Modify > Mirroring > Instance Mirror Toggle
          Hotkey: Shift + I
     Show/Hide Buttons
          Menu: Display > Show Buttons
          Hotkey: Shift + Space
     Soft Selection
          Menu: Selection > Soft Selection
          Hotkey: Alt + Shift + S
     Soft Selection Falloff
          Menu: Selection > Soft Selection > Opt
          Adjust via scroll wheel or options menu
     Smooth
          Menu: Modify > Smooth
          Hotkey: (Glen has this set up as "Ctrl + Alt + Scroll Wheel")
     Split Loop
          Menu: Modify > Split Loop
          Hotkey: Shift + X
     Smooth Shade
          Menu: Display > Object Display Mode > Smooth Shade Mode
          Right-Click Menu: Right Click > Display > Object Display Mode > Smooth Shade Mode
          Also: select from the Scene Editor
     Hide Wire Frame
          Menu: Display > Object Display Mode > Hide Wire Frame
          Right-Click Menu: Right Click > Display > Object Display Mode > Hide Wire Frame

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

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

Watch Next:
Glen Southern Minotaur Series
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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