Ingmar Franz (duerer)

3 answers · asked · Lesson: Blocking Out Major Forms · Course: Sculpting the Wrangler Game Character

Building the base mesh using the Skin Modifier

So this is my first attempt for a base mesh. I wanted to try the Skin-Modifier-method myself in order to get a better feeling for this approach:


The other two methods I know of is to:

1) use a set of (different) mesh primitives for building a rough shape and merge them together with the Bool-Tool-Add-On  (part of default Blender distribution but has to be activated in the preferences)

2) use one mesh primitive and bring it into shape with the sculpting brushes



PS: When uploading images, I always have to abort the first upload try because it doesn't finish. Only the second upload try is successfull.


  • crew

    Your basemesh looks great! It's going to work well for accomplishing the sculpture.

    And you're right about those other basemesh methods. I use all 3 depending on the situation.

    PS: When uploading images, I always have to abort the first upload try because it doesn't finish. Only the second upload try is successful.

    I've experienced this issue too. I will rope in our webdev nphaskins so he's aware.

  • I really like your course; Kent, because it divides this at first sight for a non-professional intimidating project into "digestable tasks" as you express it yourself in this course. Now, I'm confident to accomplish this project myself. I also think, that it's a good training for modeling with just one reference image, let's say  a character from a painting. This is certainly way more difficult because you need to fill the gaps of information that your image doesn't reveal by experience. But this is the challenge that I've set to myself for the future.

    PS: uploading images, marking notifications as read and liking works for me after updating the page with F5. I've already sent this to your team via Help. It's maybe an issue with Firefox (I'm using version 75.0 under Windows 10). I've also  made the experience on other websites with saving where only the second try succeeds.