Blender 3D: Noob to Pro/Modeling a Human Character - Modeling

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Blocking the Figure[edit]

As with many models done in box modeling, let's start with a cube. The model is symmetrical so let's make use of it. Add a loop running vertically at the middle and delete the vertices on the left, leaving you with only half of the cube. Now add a mirror modifier.

Initial box

Now add a loop running horizontally and fashion out the torso.

Forming the torso

Add a vertical loop on the torso so that we will have more geometry to work on.

Adding more geometry

Extrude the head and the legs. Add loops around the head and the bottom of the legs and extrude out the head and feet.

Extrude head and legs
The model at another view

Now add a loop around the torso and extrude out the arms. This is all for blocking

Extruding out the arms
From another view

Detailing and Finishing[edit]

Add a loop that goes through the torso and the arms and another at the sides. This geometry will enable us to round and shape the figure.

Adding more geometry and rounding the figure

Extrude out to form a rough hand. Add an extra loop around the hand and extrude out the thumb.

Extruding the hand and thumb

Add more loops around the arm, thumb and hand. Work out this additional geometry to shape the parts.

Shaping the hand

Add this loop to add more geometry on the legs and to the torso.

Adding geometry

And then shape.


Add more loops on the leg and shape out the form.

Forming the legs

Now time to shape the foot add more geometry and shape out the foot.

Initial form of the foot
Final form of the foot

Now take a look at your model. Adjust the form until satisfied. Work finished.

Doing finishing touches