Hi, I am still new to modeling and am struggling to comprehend some basic concepts. I want to make a machine like character, but am having problems getting hard angles and nice shapes. Originally I am trying to make the character out of a single cube that I extrude and knife to create additional vertices, however it looks very ugly. The edges and detail look terrible, there are many ngons the shading is just horrible.
Take a look at this model, not mine obviously, but with a model like this, is it a single mesh or is it a bunch of smaller objects joined together?