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Nintendo Wii in 3D Studio Max
show user profile  13199906
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4/21/2008 9:21:54 AM (last edit: 4/22/2008 5:38:42 AM)
show user profile  tuna
Considering the Wii is basically a rectangle, you could just make a box and call it a day.

Good luck with your degree, it sounds like a valuable use of resources and time!
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4/21/2008 9:24:43 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 9:24:43 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
"Good luck with your degree, it sounds like a valuable use of resources and time!"


My Turbosquid Area

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4/21/2008 9:26:09 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 9:26:09 AM)
show user profile  npcph
this has you stuck?????
No offense meant, but if your taking classes in 3d, something like this should be simple. You may not be getting your moneys worth if your having trouble with this.

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4/21/2008 9:33:37 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 9:33:37 AM)
show user profile  Dejitarujin
I agree; due to the Wii's shape, no matter how far you go in detailing it, it's still basic stuff.

Any decent 3D class should be teaching you how to model in general, and how to pick the tools you need yourself. You simply are not going to find tutorials on modelling every single object in the world.
Specialty: Non-organic modelling and effects.
Setup: 3D Studio 2010 with finalRender.
Rig: No, no I can't.
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4/21/2008 9:47:58 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 9:47:58 AM)
show user profile  Dylock
ok here goes:
just to start you off this is an idea of the process;
Tut ref image:
without scribbles :
1) create a box roughly looking the size of the wii plus stand thing -convert to edit poly
2 select the front 2 edges and back 2 and click connect use slide to get the right height for stand - 3) select the poly you have just made at the bottom and extrude the amount you wish
4) select the edges shown and use the chamfer tool for an appropriate look.
5)cut the shape of the buttons using the "cut" tool in the edge section of edit poly ,now in select polygon, select the buttons and use bevel (personal choice) to create the look you desire for the buttons.
6)now use the slice plane tool in the edge section - you may have to rotate it 90 degrees so use the snaps angle button (the magnet with the < and arrows) then position the yellow square to create the appropriate lines, click slice , select the line which represent the crease and click extrude (make sure you click the little black box) the use this for the effect required.
7) in the same way you used to create the buttons create a whole for the disk drive - and create to extra lines off the the center of the top edges of the disk drive polygon. now the the vertices that are in the center of the top edge drag them slightly upwards .now in edit poly select the space you have created for the disk drive and extrude the amount you wish.
Any questions feel free to ask

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4/21/2008 3:51:31 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 3:51:31 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Where is number 1 on your image?
Teh most confusing and non-user-friendly tut ever :P

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4/21/2008 4:34:59 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 4:34:59 PM)
show user profile  Dylock
my first tut, I didn't think there was much point labeling box. Thought that was pretty self explaining.

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4/21/2008 4:36:25 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 4:36:25 PM)
show user profile  Dejitarujin
"Teh most confusing and non-user-friendly tut ever :P"

I don't know, that was a very simple and straightforward method. I would do things in a different and more complex manner (though I'll be damned if it wouldn't be more accurate ;)

And, hey, you got a tutorial - on something that normally wouldn't need it. I'd personally have several questions for your Uni professor, like, "Why wasn't this taught on the second day?"
Specialty: Non-organic modelling and effects.
Setup: 3D Studio 2010 with finalRender.
Rig: No, no I can't.
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4/21/2008 4:47:49 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 4:47:49 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
wowt, no number one ??!
are you actually trying to confuse us ?

melting ur brainz!
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4/21/2008 6:56:41 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 6:56:56 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Now now people, lets not make haste to pay for a ride on the assumption boat here, that island might have a toll free bridge.

We don't know what course he/she is doing, we know nothing of the project itself. For all we know, this student could just be looking to go that extra mile for a piece of work, and include some unexpected materials.

I'm opting to help out a fellow student here.

"Hi...... I just wanted to find out if anyone knew how to model a Nintendo Wii in 3D Studio Max"

Yes, I know how. Hope that helps.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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4/21/2008 11:52:55 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 11:52:55 PM)
show user profile  Pim4
his first an donly reply
poor boy doesn't dare come back
there is -at least- one at turbosquid. it's quite good and affordable.

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4/22/2008 12:03:39 AM (last edit: 4/22/2008 12:03:39 AM)
show user profile  Dejitarujin
Technically, if he just wanted to go the extra mile for another class, he wouldn't "need" it. And if he weren't in a 3D course, I doubt he'd spontaneously attempt to make it himself; he'd come here and ask for a model. Or, more likely, just a render of a model.

Instead, it's more logical that he does need to make this himself as an assignment... and apparently hasn't been doing his "homework." Or, his teacher sucks. Or, he's paid too much attention to the precise actions he's been taught, and not on the methods (as an analogy, too much focus on the numbers, instead of the equations).

Actually, now that I think about it, I've never had a good art teacher...
Specialty: Non-organic modelling and effects.
Setup: 3D Studio 2010 with finalRender.
Rig: No, no I can't.
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4/22/2008 12:28:16 AM (last edit: 4/22/2008 12:28:16 AM)
show user profile  Dave
I sense that you didn't quite 'get' my post Dejitarujin. The initial 2 sentences were to lead the original poster on, and the final 3 lines were me mocking him/her.

That's how I roll.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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4/22/2008 12:39:07 AM (last edit: 4/22/2008 12:39:07 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
You're stuck on what ? Booting the computer, because I don't see any images ?

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4/22/2008 1:45:31 AM (last edit: 4/22/2008 1:45:31 AM)
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