Hello, as you can see I’m new to 3d moddeling and everything, but I am absolutely loving it (except for rigging, oh lord) And this is my first project all by myself with no tutorial and such. How it is going? I have no idea how to make eyes tbh
Ok, little tip. Never apply Subsurf. Generally, there is never any need too, because you are left with too many verts. I believe you can add a decimate modifier, and the set it to un-subdiv and it will reverse it.
Id suggest cleaning that middle section up a little. Couple of things you could do. Select those middle verts, you can delete them and then bridge the 2 remaining edge loops. Or you can delete everything to one side of the middle verts (so left with half a model) and then add a mirror modifier. You should try to avoid tri’s aswell.
It uses the old blender, but the workflow is the same
One important thing though, the old blender doesn’t support ngons (faces with more than 4 edges), so it automatically solved topology problems for you. New blender doesn’t do that, so be sure all faces have only 3 or 4 edges, not more
Diving in the deep end, although fun, isn’t always the best way to go about things. Best advice I can give at the moment is not to end this project, put it on hold for a week or 2. In the mean time, look at some tutorials which show you some of the very basics of blender, in regards to topology, geometry, edge loops, UV’s etc…I always recommend tutorials from Blender Guru, because I always found them helpful when I was a noob (still am, but…). Then when you come back to this in 2 weeks time, you won’t recognise it at-all. You can look at it with completely fresh eyes, and see what you were doing wrong.
Although saying that, you’re already off to a way better start than I was. I couldn’t even work out how to move things in the viewport, and rage quit lol.
I agree for the tute, you look like me when I started… I just rushed into modeling without following any tutorial, but believe me they help a lot! (For the eyes, they simply look like they are rotated differently. To clear the rotation, try Alt+R on the two eyeballs and then try to rotate them again).