i have some tricks for 3d animations and modelers

December 9, 2006 6:51am CST
3D models require great skill, attention and patience from their creators. The following tips can save you a lot of time and help you move your creation in the right direction. Go pre–made – Check out 3D model services and look for pre–made models you can use in your project. Generally, downloading these models will save you time and cash. Use substitutions – Use mapping to substitute detailed mesh on objects that aren’t the main focus. Keep it simple – The more complex the model, the easier it is to bog down your system and cause trouble later on. Organize your folder – Keeping your files organized will make them easier to find and back up. Save often and backup – Save your work in multiple files, on multiple disks or a flash drive. You never know when you will accidentally delete something, end up with a corrupted file, loose power or worse. Think final output – Depending on the medium in which you use your model, whether it is web, video or a still—keep it in mind. Different mediums require different qualities of models. Lower quality mediums can save rendering time and possibly composition time. Name objects – Name your object as you go. It’s easy to get caught up in the creation process and lose copies of your files.
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