Hi! Welcome to our first polymodeling tutorial. This is a beginner tutorial, but is good have read the previous basic tutorials to complete this.
Ok, come on! Let's model a volley ball and starting from a box!
Create a box 100x100x100 and 3x3x3 segments:
now let's convert our box to editable poly, you know, right click ‘convert to…'
Let's go to the left viewport and the polygon sub-object level. In this viewport we have to select the columns of polygons and detach it in elements, the order is from left to right (3 elements):
Now, from the Front viewport repeat this process in the order shown in the image:
and finally, in the Top viewport we repeat the previous step:
we need a more dense mesh if we wish transform it in a sphere so apply it a Mesh Smooth modifier with 2 iteration levels:
Now a little surprise. Again in the modify list, select ‘spherify':
voilá! If everything is right this modifier transforms the box in a sphere. Let's convert this ball to editable poly again. :-)
if you select the “element” sub-object level you can see how this mesh has the same elements as the original box, only that they're spherified:
in ‘element' level, select the complete mesh, now go to ‘polygon':
let's apply a bevel, if you're working with the same values as me, with 0,25 and -0,25 is enough for the bevel values:
and the result:
Now the ball has no quality enough, so let's add a Mesh Smooth modifier with 1 iteration:
To complete the model, you can create a new sphere into the ball to dissimulate the seams, also you can model a valve for the ball… the result after apply a texture:
As you see, is very easy. Hope it has been funny for you!! :-)
Continue training with your own models!!