So Hexagon it is...
Ok a couple of things:
1) I'm trying to learn modeling. I've watched a series on what everything is and does but for me nothing really sinks in until I actually do it so I prefer project based learning if possible. Watching and understanding is by far different than doing and executing for me.
2) I'm sure Hexagon will work fine for what I want to do which is mainly buildings, rooms, bathrooms, furniture, etc. Clothes would be nice eventually but it's not remotely near the top of this list if it is even on the list at all. But I have found several clothing tutorials which I like.
3) I know there are lots of programs out there for modeling but I have access to Hexagon and Silo. I'd rather exhaust the possibilities with these rather than trying to go for the "best" programs (which I can't afford anyway) and get no where which is what I have been doing for a year now. I can't say this last year has been wasted. My goal was to learn Studio as much as I can and I think I'm doing a good job of that.
Ok with that said. Really a perfect project for me would be to model an apartment or something like that with furniture, fixtures, etc. And I have actually seen 2. One is a freebie on Youtube and another is paid but looks like in Euros so not sure about that one. The problem is that they are both in 3ds Max so I'm not sure if I could "transfer" the knowledge over. With other programs like programming for instance, I can definitely transfer between the two without knowing either one. I can figure everything out. With this modeling stuff, I'm just scared plain and simple. I get intimidated because it is "art" and I've always been told that I'm no good at it. But I know I can do this if I can get some good basic tutorials and some courage lol.
Even with the simple stuff (simple to me) like creating a wall, I get hung up on. I mean a wall is a wall right? Take a box and flatten it? I'm not sure if that is the way but I get also caught up in scale. It is real world scale or is the scale different for characters such as V4/M4/Genesis, etc. How do I know how big to make it? I get lost in all of that because I don't know the answers yet.
For my studio projects, I buy a lot of places like rooms, houses, apartments, showers, pools, bedrooms, buildings, etc. These are the things I like. But yesterday I was working with a bedroom and turning it into a bedroom/office type thing and along one wall was two windows that I wanted to get rid of. I'm sure there are easy ways to do this. I was thinking surely I could just make a wall and change out the textures. I tried that approach and it didn't work lol.
Anyway thanks for listening. I'm looking out for tuts. I do have one for a bed. It doesn't get into scaling much other than eyeballing it with V4. And I do have a few for clothes but my head just isn't into it.
I know there are a lot of tuts out there and I have looked at quite a few listings but just not finding something of interest. I know the whole purpose of the tut is to learn the program but having something that'd interest me would do wonders with the attention span and the intimidation.