1: MODELING THE HEART
is the second heart that I have made with Lightwave. I was not very happy
with the geometry of the first attempt. I began by printing out screen
shots of the first heart. I then sketched on top of them to show how I
should improve the geometry. I based these changes on illustrations in
several medical books.
I was happy with the sketches I scanned them and then loaded them into
Modeler as backdrops.
thought carefully about how detailed the geometry should be. I wanted
to make a heart with as few polygons as I could. Using the templates as
a guide I began making the main shapes.
3 AND 4
image shows the basic shapes that I made. Most of them began as simple
tubes. At this point I did not worry too much how I would connect them.
I began joining the shapes. I began by connecting the pulmonary artery
to the heart body by selecting four points at a time and creating connecting
added the back pieces and deleted polygons that would overlap the heart
body. I then added geometry a polygon at a time to connect the parts.
finished model in sub patch mode.