If everyone has been following
along then his or her creature should look something like fig
1. The details might be a little hard to see, but you should
have completed the eyes, and at least started the back spikes.
As you can see I started the back spikes, however I didnt
finish them due to time constraints.
Now as promised, we will move on
to modeling the mouth and teeth. The first step to make the
process easier will be to select the polygons that make up the
mouth area and cut them and copy them to another layer. We then
select them and smooth shift them inward and then down. This
will create the lips and bottom of the mouth. Now go into a
fresh layer and load the mouth as the background layer.
We will now create the gums and teeth. We will start off by
making a box and smooth shifting the top into the general shape
of the tooth itself. See fig 2. Then we will delete the polys
on either side of the gum and copy and paste several next to
each other. After merging points, this will create a row of
teeth and gums. We will make about four and then copy and past
those as needed to fill the mouth.
You will still have to go in and push and pull some points as
need, such as the fang teeth and possibly the molars. For a
look at what should be completed thus far see fig 4.
Once this is completed then cut
and past the two layers back into the main layer and merge points.
Viola! You have just created the teeth for the bottom of the
mouth. Repeat for the top of the mouth, and wherever else it
might be necessary.
As you have probably noticed the
lessons are getting shorter and shorter, with fewer pictures
to guide you along. This is because I expect you to have a good
grasp of MetaNurbs and to feel very comfortable with experimenting
on you own. You should also take the initiative and do things
on your own like smooth shifting a throat for our cute little
friend. After all he has to have someplace to put all those
people he eats (For you anal-retentive types I do know that
dinosaurs became extinct millions of years previous to people,
however, this isnt a real dinosaur so it doesnt
matter). In the next lesson we will go into one of my favorite
subjects and start surfacing our little critter.