hey guys, thanx for all your comments =)
Bellorum - Yeah, certainly is a bit of a bug. If I was going to continue modelling this head it would be an issue, and well noted, so thanx =)
upgrdman - Just hit the Wire button like normal and render out the model with subsurf on for that smooth look. I think that shows the edge loop example better than a hard non-subsurfed box poly look (and about school, I feel your pain, I’m going back in two weeks for Year 9 :-?)
three-dee - I wanted the mesh to have a very smooth look, cuz thats the way I thought of my edge modelling while constructing it =)
Yes, I do have quite a few issues with my head modelling lol, and I’ll remember them next time I create a head ! =) But no, I only made this as my first experiment into edge looping, and I really can’t be bothered to finish it lol (like most of my things sigh), but if I keep going the way I am, I should be creating a character soon Also, about the right part of the eye, I noted that in my original post =) I tried making a quad at a very weird angle lol, but they eyebrow part I will need to work on
kos - thanx, next project I’ll keep an eye on the mouth area
sector0 - I’m at my dad’s work right now and doing maintenance on his comps, but once I get home I’ll post some of my edge looping shots…
Anyway, I’ll just write something to keep you enticed till I get home… What I did was I got a reference face image, and actually drew the mesh over it to begin with, and after 3-4 quick tries and noticing too many polies here or there etc, I had it… Then I went into Blender, and made it exactly as the example image I created, but as a note, it doesn’t always work perfectly cuz sometimes you get a vert in a very weird angled area, or don’t have enough verts to preserve the general structure. With the new Edge Cut tools (I don’t use Select too much =)) it’s really easy to get the detail needed into those areas. So, just as a note, I modelled hand by hand until when I started fixing up some of the low detailed areas, which I then used Knife.
BTW, I love the hobbit guys tute, his ogre RULES! =) And also, Bay Raitt’s Gollum gave me LOTS of inspiration, as I got a book for Christmas with a pic of Gollum’s perfectly edge looped face
(and are you joking about long winded, I’ve seen posts 10 times as long with 5% as much sense =) and welcome to Elysiun btw lol, great community, just get into it!)
Anyway, as I said, when I get back home I’ll post some more details on my edge loop construction.
Thanx everyone, happy blending