In this blog I will be talking about spline modeling as it is a modeling technique which I have implemented in my workflow this trimester. This technique differs from the subdivision or box modeling in the way that it is created from Editable Spline shapes.
Splines are part of NURBS modeling, which stands for Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines and a NURBS curve is defined by degree, control points, knots, and an evaluation rule (“What is a “Spline” and Why is it Important”, 2017). Modeling with splines is very useful for hard surface modeling which is why I chose this method for modeling the tower.
After creating a simple spline, for example a curve, it can be extruded and other modifiers can be applied to it such as bend ect. It can later be converted into Editable Poly. This modeling method is very flexible and quite simple to move and I will be using this method more in the future
What is a “Spline” and Why is it Important. (2017). Lifewire. Retrieved 22 August 2017, from https://www.lifewire.com/definitions-of-spline-2177