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volume 1, issue 38

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Thinking Outside the Box:
The Good, The Not-So-Bad, and the Really Ugly

By Maul Steed, Darth Modeler

 

16. Miss Kansas
Pose: Okay
Proportions: Very Cool
Texture Potential: Very Cool
Animation Potential: Cool
Overall Use of Triangles: Cool

Comments: Miss Kansas has a very nice body with a very good distribution of triangles. My only problem with her is her mid-stride pose and face. Her pose should have been more creative and sexy with the spirit of the competition in mind. Her face seems dour to me and even with a texture I think that dourness would come through. Still a nice job.

 

30. Miss New Jersey

Pose: Very Cool
Proportions: Very Cool
Texture Potential: Okay
Animation Potential: Cool
Overall Use of Triangles: Cool

Comments: Her upper torso and pose really sells me on this model. Nice large, proportionate breasts and great hair and face. But, WHAT in vertexís name is going on with those legs? Iím clueless!

53. Miss Puerto Rico

Pose: Okay
Proportions: Very Cool
Texture Potential: Very Cool
Animation Potential: Cool
Overall Use of Triangles: Very Cool

Comments: A better pose would have put this model closer to the top of my list. Overall she has the best distribution of faces and the hair is artfully done. Iíd be willing to bet that whoever did her is a pro or paid amateur. The consideration for a texture and easy conversion to an animatible model is exemplary. She should have had a better pose, though. Looks like she isnít completely balanced.

04. Miss Arkansas

Pose: Cool
Proportions: Cool
Texture Potential: Very Cool
Animation Potential: Cool
Overall Use of Triangles: Cool

Comments: I love Anime and fighting games. This chick could show up in either respect. Her breasts seem like they have about 18 faces that belong in the legs, though. I also dig this model because itís one of the few with modeled cloth. A high degree of difficulty was accepted when the modeler made this one. I bet he works for someplace like Square or something. ĎZat you Tommy?

63. Miss Ontario

Pose: Very Cool
Proportions: Cool
Texture Potential: Very Cool
Animation Potential: Cool
Overall Use of Triangles: Very Cool

Comments: This Canuck goddess really is an Aphrodite. Her pose is well done with an art class sense of weight. Her hair may be a little too polygonal but otherwise a lot of attention was paid to her texture compatibility. Her legs are her only weak-point. The calves are too thick, the knee a little too high (thigh is longer than shin) and her ankles protrude too much. The neck has an extra segment in it too, but overall I thought this model easily stood out from the rest.

 

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Credits: Thinking Outside the Box logo illustrated and is © 1999 Dan Zalkus. Thinking Outside the Box is © 1999 Paul Steed. All other content is © 1999 loonyboi productions. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited, so don't even try it. We've got really big guns, and we're ripped, baby.