Simplifying complex shapes
Artists have long used the technique of reducing complex shapes to simpler, more basic figures. This simplification, whether in drawing or sculpture, allows for a better understanding of proportions, space, and the relationships between parts. From novice artists, to progress and unite simple objects to create something more complex and understand its function, composition or form. To experts who use it to carry out an organized process in phases, where they first define the primary, secondary, and tertiary volumes to finally focus on the details. This is how both simple and highly elaborate models are achieved, starting from a solid structural foundation.
Character modeling with basic shapes
Blocksurfaces helps model all kinds of characters, as simple or as complex as you want. The basis will always be basic shapes, and with Blocksurfaces you will have the tools to make all kinds of characters with just a few elemental forms. Whether you are a beginner, it will help you create a more solid character by focusing on the main volumes. As an expert you will have tools to give free rein to your imagination by simply combining a few types of basic objects. With a few modifications of these objects, either by scaling them or slight sculpting touches or editing the mesh a bit, Blocksurfaces will help you connect those parts to make more complex shapes. And joining them will make it much easier and faster to achieve any character you can imagine.
Characters created with Blocksurfaces and basic shapes
In the images you can see character examples created with Blocksurfaces and how by breaking down their shapes into simple objects you can achieve characters like these. You will see that a torso is spheres related to each other with slight modifications. So each part - arms, legs, head - will be formed by slightly modified basic objects in the same way. Then the add-on helps relate everything and manage its behavior. Finally, with practice and a few modified objects, you can design your own original characters, even with musculature, and pose them easily without the need for rigging.
Do you want to see how it works? Visit the add-on's website for more information.
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