This set of lessons throws you in the deep end, putting at your fingertips a richly detailed distillation of every single tool you need to model clothing for your favorite Poser and D|S characters without a lot of techno-babble or endless empty lessons! I don't think I've ever found such a concise, easy to understand set of modeling lessons as these -- not in any textbook or internet tutorial, even the video ones! And what a great introduction to Modo!! All you need after this tutorial is a post-it attached to the keyboard with the keyboard shortcuts written on it, and off you go!
I sure hope LadyLittleFox writes more tutorials, especially on UV unwrapping and rigging in Poser!!!
"As a modeler that is transitioning from Wings3D to Modo, this couldn't have come at a better time. This is 100+ pages of pure knowledge and entertainment. Nothing stuffy here, it's like having Littlefox in the office with you showing you how it's done. As an experienced modeler myself, I learned quite a bit, and my move to Modo will be an easy one with this brilliant jump start! I recommend this for the beginner, the intermediate, and the experts. Everyone has something to learn from this!"
"You have made Modo understandable with your clear, concise instructions. I didn't want to learn how to make a track shoe or a garage, for Pete's sake! LOL"
As a Novice Modeler, all i can say is i wish all Tutorials were like this one!
Very easy to follow, and the best part is ,that its not a video and has Screenshots for each step! Upon opening Modo for the very first time i was able to create a dress from a cube! No quick starter for me! Simply Amazing LLF!
I have wasted money on books that have made a better sleeping aid then they did at teaching me something. Pace is important! You have to keep the reader interested. A good tutorial is like a good fiction novel. You don't want to put it down! I think you nailed it! Every page I learn something new. That keeps me involved!
This is an amazing book - it doesn't get tiresome, Littlefox explains things in a very straight-forward and FUN way! I felt like she was by my side, pulling pranks and making jokes about the whole process. The images and text are very helpful, and you don't need Modo, you only need to know the basic tools of any "classic-style" 3d modeller. It was simple to translate everything for my tool of choice, Cinema4d. I'm not a new modeller, yet still this tutorial has offered me many simpler ways to make things I'd take longer to make, and I can see how it'll be even better for new modellers!
I have tried to work through quite a few tutorials and find the Modeling with Littlefox the best written tutorial of any. It's written step by step with screen shots that help tremendously to make it truly easy to follow.
She shows you every tool used and which shortcut keys to use in every step and that is something that many tutorials don't include. Her modeling tutorial doesn't leave me wondering what is to be done next and leave me scratching my head trying to figure out how they did the technique to achieve the results shown in the tutorial.
I hope she will do many more tutorials and I look forward to learning from her. She's an exceptional instructor.
As someone who has poked and prodded things with random tools and managed to model... a stick and stared at other tutorials with little but confusion (I saw how THEY did it but had little clue how I could). I approached this tutorial with a combination of bright Christmas morning hope and a little bit of nervous trepidation. What I got was nothing like I was expecting, it was so much better and answered the most fundamental question I had: how do you approach modeling to start with? This is a true modeling tutorial, it is not a tutorial about making a dress, though that is what you make. She truly teaches how to model, not in the sense of 'use this for that and here's a nifty trick'. It is step by step, but it is the fabric (pardon the pun) in which those steps are taken that was, for a modeler like me (That is a rank unskilled poke-it-until-it-mangles newbie) utterly priceless. Not only does she take you through the steps of modeling she takes you through the thought processes as well. She doesn't bog you down with detailed theory, but neither does she leave you in the dark as to why you're poking this and tweaking that and putting things together the way you are. I have read through many tutorials and watched many videos this is the only one I have read where I came away confident that I understood modeling itself and could repeat the concepts on a different article rather than just make the same thing over and over again by rote.
Clear; concise; easy to follow; well-illustrated - this is a tutorial different to any other I have seen, written by someone with a track record of producing quality Poser content, and intended to help others who want to make their own clothing models for Poser. The quality of practical experience that Littlefox is sharing is invaluable and inspiring - I have learned a lot about the basics of modelling, and more importantly, it has given me the confidence to take the first steps in making my own models! I eagerly await the next tutorial in this series ...