In this series of 3ds Max tutorials, we will discuss tips and techniques for creating low-polygon game characters used in MMO-style games. We'll start off by discussing how to set up our scene in 3ds Max in a way that will help us work more effectively while creating our low-polygon character. Then we'll jump right into modeling the torso and continue building the base body, all the while paying close attention to our polygon count limit. Once the base body is complete, we'll begin modeling the armor pieces for our character. Finally, once everything is complete, we'll learn optimization techniques and make any final modifications to the model. Software required: 3ds Max 2012.
Joshua is a devoted games author at Pluralsight. For years Joshua was a key author behind Digital-Tutors' (now a Pluralsight company) popular game engine training. As a kid, he had a passion for playing video games, which eventually developed into a fascination with the process of game creation. The question of "How'd they do that?" led Joshua on a quest to learn to make these games himself. Ever since then, Joshua has devoted his life to creating games, as well as teaching others to build their own fantastic video games.