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Beginner Tips?
02-24-2017, 02:52 PM
Post: #1
Beginner Tips?
I apologize in advance if this is a redundant post. I am a visual/UI designer with a focus on logos and print work. I am looking to leverage Wings as a new toolset, are there any tips and or resources that i should look into?
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02-25-2017, 04:11 AM
Post: #2
RE: Beginner Tips?
Lincoln, welcome to our community.

We don't have a proper thread related to beginners stuff - something to do. Smile

One important thing to remember: Wings3d talks to you by the Information Line - the bottom one.

Unfortunately we don't have somebody working on Windows3D's documentation, so it was just started. Sad
I can recommend the Dictionary of the Wings3D help by tkbd that works like a huge online reference card. Very usuful.

In Interface & Usage you can find pinned:
- Collection of Tutorials
- TOPOLOGY
and the post Beginner Wings3D Tutorials by oort

The are also some others I listed in the Wings3D fanpage at Facebook answering Lorembolo Bolo:
Quote:We can find a lot of videos at YouTube, but most of them aren't more than basic. We have to prospect them:
- You can find some on Wings3D Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/wings3dchannel
- "Dinosaur With a Robot Eye" has two good tutos about swords: https://www.youtube.com/playlist...-
- "Julio Sanchez" has a sequence of good tutos too (in Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-s3xx4eVvY
- "ArrowTips" has a sequence for Urban Modelisation (in French): https://www.youtube.com/playlist...
- "Age of Armour" has the best UV tuto I've seen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrV_YFnOGzU
- Maybe you can find some of my videos useful too Smile: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...CF5437AC31

Image/description tutos:
- YODA tutorial by Ken Brilliant: http://www.brilliant-creations.com/yodatutp1.htm
- Peter Chovanev tutorials: http://www.wings3d.com.br/peterchov/index.html
- PuzzledPaul tutorials: http://www.wings3d.com.br/paulthepuzzles/aardvarks.html

other
- http://mentalarcade.com/games/wings3d.html
The PuzzledPaul's tutorials are a classic and I recommend to take a look on it.

Wings3D had its UI changed recently, but most of its operations are still the same, so if you want to spend some time watching a video talking about it I can point only this two:
- Basic Wings 3D 1.4.1 Tutorial Series, Part 1: Understanding the Interface
- Wings 3d Tutorial - Beginners, How to Get Started in NEW version 1.5.4

Any doubt about the Wings3D use can be asked to the community (if you don't find a existent answer) in the Interface & Usage session.

Good look. Smile

My Wings3D Collection at G+
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04-04-2017, 10:12 AM
Post: #3
RE: Beginner Tips?
One tip would be , don't use the smooth command till the end of the modeling process, add edges, polygons...

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05-10-2017, 12:57 AM
Post: #4
RE: Beginner Tips?
puzzledPaul gets a total recommendation from me too, that's how I learned all the years back.

(04-04-2017 10:12 AM)adh3d Wrote:  One tip would be , don't use the smooth command till the end of the modeling process, add edges, polygons...

that's what shift+tab is for Smile
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06-24-2017, 08:53 AM
Post: #5
RE: Beginner Tips?
Yes I know, but I mean that try to model his mesh always as low as he can.

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