Just first let me say that this is one of my favorite threads, I get really excited and ispired when I see some of the models that are posted. Some great artists.
here is my problem. I hve abloulutly no idea how to go about modelling ram horns. You know the spirally type? I tried just using a cone and applyin a 3x3x3 lattice to it and twisting and pulling, but it would just toaltally collapse on itself and looked really bad. Ive seen some sweet nurbs ram horns on this board, really smooth and fluid.
If any of you guys knew of any good tutorials or perhaps would share a bit of your knowledge concerning how to make sweet looking ram horns, it would be much appriciated. (low-poly or high)
also how would one go about uvmapping such a complex shape? I know ther are plenty of tutorials out there to uv map heads and space ships, but nothing as complex as a spiral shaped horn.
I guess i could use some sort of procedual tex. but i want it to have "rings" going down the horn, like a real ram.
if any of you pros has any input please help a noob out.