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 model.
Now it would be nice if you had the bare basics of
what I'm talking about in the form of Polygons and Edges and Meshs, but
beyond that... if you don't know how to use ANY modeling software, that's
fine. I'm starting everyone from square one, so don't be intimidated!
I don't focus on tools, I focus on getting the project going.
The tutorial starts off with a brief 'Hi' followed by a
quick talk on the layout of the user interface, how to use the view port and
how to select things. I'm not going to be teaching you here what every
tool does, just where to find things later when they're being
I do teach tools and technique in ACTION, not in theory.
We go straight into ACTUAL MODELING!
Not what every dial does and why.
Wow, unique concept huh?
Well, if you've ever picked up a book with the intention of learning how to
model you know that it actually is quite a unique concept. Most how to
model books are set up like an encyclopedia of modeling tools with 'let's
practice' projects spiced throughout that are about as useful as a trap door on
a canoe. By the time you get through the first couple of chapters
you've given up the cause as hopeless and gone on about your life. (Yes, I hate
those books too!)
I do teach you by doing an actual PRODUCT QUALITY DRESS!!!
We start off modeling 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
And if you get sick and tired of me telling you that you hit 'B' to do a bevel
here and you find yourself skipping ahead because I'm stating the obvious, then
GOOD! That means you've learned it! I've accomplished my mission and you're
soaring on your own!
For the rest of us, there is nothing more annoying than a tutorial that dumps
the tools in your lap and says have fun. We'll have a tiny bit of that in the
sculpting section, but that's it. Everything else, I promise, no flying
solo till you're ready!
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
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!
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
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
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.
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 ...