Hi guys, It’s a week I’ve been trying with no success to model the decoration of a cornthian capital of a column.
I’ve taken as example the image you can see in the attachment.
The issues I have:
1-The spiral decoration: I’ve tried the following solutions:
1.a: Extra Curves --> add spiral --> Bevel another curve with the profile. Results so and so, the resutling mash had tons of polys making it hard to model.
1.b: Extruded cube shaped as spiral (continuos extrusion, conform outer and inner loop with loop tools circle). Results extremely low poly, better control in adding details but really low low poly look, even after sub surf (tried to bevel, did not work for some reasons.
2-The foliage like decoration: I’ve just tried once, starting from a closed mirrored curve. The result was ok in the basic blocking shape, but the inner topology was a disaster filled with triangles, not cutable.
Have you got some advice to help me, please? I’ve searched youtube for a lot of tutorials, but there’s not a lot about capital.