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Chapter 6. Formats > Other Modeling Possibilities

Other Modeling Possibilities

Despite the tremendous range of models that can be created with polygonal, NURBS, and subdivision surface modeling, some models (or parts of models) are better handled with other methods. In fact, these methods are not modeling methods in the conventional sense of producing 3D geometry that exists in the scenes alongside the conventional models. Instead, these models are normally fully revealed only by rendering processes. Because we plan to use them for some specific items in a scene, we mention these processes (and the models for which they are planned) briefly here.

Paint Effects

The trees planted in the sidewalk could be modeled using subdivision surfaces, NURBS, or polygons, but the Paint Effects feature in Maya presents an attractive alternative. The particular details aren't critical, so we can iterate our way toward a pleasing model. The speed of making vegetation with Paint Effects will probably far outweigh the time and effort needed to arrive at the final models. Besides, Paint Effects trees look pretty good. And now Maya 5 can also output these as polygonal geometry if needed.


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