Modeling with Littlefox Collection 1

Modeling with Littlefox Collection 1
Created by : LittleFox
SKU: LF-128
Released: 02-17-2012
Poser Version: Poser 8+
Daz Studio: Daz Studio 3 or higher
Zip Files 4 Zip Files (18.1M, 21.1M, 14.4M and 15.6M)
Requires: Modo, PDF Reader and Figure Setup Tools or CCT
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'How do you do that?'
'Where can I learn how to do that?'
'Can you teach me?'

I see these emails pretty often and I try to help where I can but teaching the fundamentals of modeling in a new program to a total newbie is a bit more than a one email job.   So I've created this series to help jump start people into content creation.

This release is the collections of the first 3 E-books of the series at discounted price for those who missed out on the first two books on sale and want the whole series in one go.

With the first eBook, I walk you through making a model completely from scratch.

The second took you step by step through UVmapping and Grouping and Materials.

The third sees you through changing a mesh into conforming clothing (rigging).

Let's cover what will be in this eBook so you'll know if it is for you!






In this product, you'll find a great many things that set it apart from other tutorials on the market.

  I don't assume you know how to create!
If you come into this only knowing that you to learn how to make clothing, you're in the right place.  I'll be offering explanations with each step that hopefully will make sense to everyone. Newbies especially!

I don't focus on tools, I focus on getting the project going.
In these tutorials, we get you through the entire creation of a working piece of clothing, from mesh creation, through UVmapping, and well into rigging!  We'll go step by step focusing on what you NEED to know in order to make your own conforming dress from square one.

I do teach tools and technique in ACTION, not in theory.
No Encyclopedia of tools! 
No tool by tool dissection of what every dial does! 
As with the first tutorial, I'm going to be teaching you the tools you'll actually use and how to use them without spending time on every single dial, switch, tool in the tool box.

I do teach you by doing an actual PRODUCT QUALITY DRESS!!!
We creating a dress,  not just a eh, it'll work as a dress if you squint and use your imagination...
NO, I mean a DRESS! 
One of my dresses. 
No teapots, no crummy dinosaurs, no cheap sheath dresses with no details.  A dress that I would more than willingly put my name on and make into a product, but instead I'm going to teach you how to make it.

I do go STEP-by-STEP!  Every single one of them!
If we use a tool, it's right there what I used and how to get at it.
Not every tool in the book, just the ones you need.  And I'm not going to skip steps and just assume you can keep up.   Nope, we're going start to finish, every step I do is illustrated and explained so that you can do it yourself!

THIS TUTORIAL CONTAINS BOTH THE DAZ STUDIO AND POSER METHODS OF CREATING RIGGING FOR CONFORMING CLOTHING!

The resulting figure will function in both Poser and DS as I will be teaching you LEGACY rigging, not weight mapping.




Testimonials!

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!!!

- nightsong

"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!"

- Traveler


"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"

- WildDesigns

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!

-SickenlySweete

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!

- Tate

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!

-AfroditeOhki

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.

- arti

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.

-anbermoore

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 ...

- Cassion


O MG, Reg, I really liked the Modeling Tut and I just completed the UV Mapping Tutorial.
It is amazing! I hate UV mapping with a passion, but your tutorial has made thing sooooo much easier for me to understand and follow. I mostly worked with non-organic things in school when we were learning UV mapping so anything not uniform has always frustrated me very easily. It never really occured to me to look at it like you have explained it and I am actually almost to the point of enjoying doing it ;-) You are a life saver!
I owe you cookies or something for this :-) You're the best.

- Kittystavern

I'm coming to Modo after 3DSMax and, I have to tell you, I am NO LONGER afraid of unwrapping my models! I know I probably just had such a hard time in 3DSMax because I didn't understand how to properly use the tools, but that didn't make it any less frustrating. Having this tutorial and Modo's easy-to-understand interface has made unwrapping light-years easier!! I just want to hug LLF a thousand times over for making it so that the most grueling, unrewarding, daunting aspect I EVER found in modeling is around 99% less scary than it used to be! That last 1% is just me wondering about how crazy of a mesh I can handle now, muahahaha!!! If -I- can unwrap my models -- anyone can!

- nightsong



  • 103 Pages of pure Littlefox on Modeling
  •   75 Pages of pure Littlefox on UVmapping
  • 206 Pages of pure Littlefox on D|S Rigging
  • 175 Pages of pure Littlefox on Poser Rigging
  • Step by step instruction every step of the way
  • Tips, tricks and techniques
  • Full color illustrations of steps and tools
  • Friendly, humorous and easy to read style to encourage and motivate!
  • NO CRAPPY DEMO PROJECTS!  We're doing a dress!   A nice one!
  • Finished CR2 of the Dress shown INCLUDED!!!
  • OBJ file from first two tutorials included to work from.
  • BONUS!!! Pose from Addy (Thank you hon!) for testing your work.

 

Modeling Tutorial:

This product teaches in MODO.  

You do not however have to know Modo to use this eBook.  I introduce you to everything you need to know in the software as we go.  So if you've had the program for a while, but haven't gotten past the learning curve, we'll get you past it!

Most of the techniques I use can be used in any modeling software (except perhaps Rhino), however it will require that you know your software in order to translate the tools I use into your own program's version.

If you are a beginner to modeling entirely, I recommend picking up a copy of the demo version of Modo and practicing on it until you figure out what each tool is and how the technique works.    I know Modo is a huge expense that you likely cannot afford at this point and I do recommend many less expensive options once you know what's going on.  Work with the Demo first to figure out how you model, then once you're stable on the technique,  you can figure out how to use other tools to do the same thing.

For students and teachers, Modo has an Academic version that is on par with Silo on pricing and has a way of upgrading later to a full version.  Check out Luxology.com for details.

UVMapping Tutorial:

This product teaches in MODO and UVLayout.  

You do not however have to know Modo or UVLayout to use this eBook.  I introduce you to everything you need to know in the software as we go.  So if you've had the program for a while, but haven't gotten past the learning curve, we'll get you past it!

Unfortunately, unlike modeling, each software program can be a bit different in how it does things.  The core strategies I teach and many of the tips I give will work for any system, however a great deal of this tutorial may be difficult to apply in a generic way to other programs.

Rigging Tutorial:

This product teaches Legacy (Sphere Zone) Style Rigging in DAZ STUDIO and POSER.

To use the D|S Portion of this tutorial it is necessary that you own one of the following:
1) D|S3 and the Figure Setup Tools (preferably the Figure Setup Bundle)
2) D|S4 Advanced and the Content Creation Toolkit (CCT)
3) D|S4 Pro

Any one of these options is fine, however D|S does not come with Rigging capability EXCEPT in the Pro version of D|S4.  All other versions you must purchase an Add-on in order to create your own rigging.

Poser users are recommended to have Poser 8 or above purely for stability reasons.  Versions below Poser 7 Pro are capable of following the tutorial, however it will be more difficult.

*This product only covers the modeling, uvmapping and rigging aspects of content creation in Poser and D|S.  It does not delve into morphing or texturing, nor does it address rigging using weight mapping.
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