The goal of this tutorial is to create a simple yet elegant Chess set in a clean and efficient way. Throughout the series you will learn to use many different modeling methods and techniques, and also see which ones would be the quickest for different modeling situations, so that you will be able to create the scene in as little time as possible.
In the first part of this tutorial, the modeling and texturing process is covered in detail, starting with the creation of a proxy model inside of 3DS max. During this stage we will block out the tower structure using simple geometry and then go through the process of adding resolution and detail, creating an aged weathered look. We’ll make use of some simple poly modeling techniques as well as Max’s paint deformation tools to create the desired effect.