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making the geometry (3ds max)
  001::preparing for modeling
  002::creating materials
  003::adding materials to the scene
  004::modifying the display properties
  005::layers and freezing
  006::starting the head
  007::converting to editable poly
  008::halving the cylinder
  009::symmetrical modeling set-up
  010::initial sculpting
  011::the slice plane tool
  012::vertex welding
  013::finishing the first pass
  014::adding an eye
  015::the extrude tool
  016::making the headband
  017::creating the skull
  018::attaching geometry
  019::continued detail work
  020::adding the feathers
  021::final touches and moving on
  022::starting the torso
  023::roughing out the torso
  024::adding the arms
  025::waist-ful extrusions
  026::go make a leg
  027::freeing up some polys
  028::making a pendant
  029::half to whole
uv mapping (3ds max)
  031::the unwrap uvw modifier
  032::intro to pelt mapping
  033::making seams
  034::enter the pelt
  035::the pelt stretcher
  036::the uv editor
  037::keep on stretchin'
  038::now relax
  039::finishing the uv map
  040::prep for export
  041::breaking apart
  042::exporting obj
enter zbrush (zbrush)
  043::welcome to zbrush
  044::setting up
  045::menu docking
  046::making polygroups
  047::hiding polygroups
  048::saving your work
  049::creasing edges
  050::subdividing the mesh
  051::sculpting in zbrush
  052::finishing the skull
  053::creating a normal map
  054::exporting the normal map
  055::making a bump map
  056::exporting the bump map
texturing (photoshop)
  057::on to photoshop
  058::combining the bump maps
  059::detailing the bump map
  060::the specular map
  061::the alpha map
  062::the diffuse map
rigging (3ds max)
  063::setting up biped
  064::adding physique
  065::adjusting physique
  066::range of motion
animation (3ds max)
  067::animation prep
  068::the initial pose
  069::making a run cycle
rendering (3ds max)
  070::setting the scene
  071::adjusting the lighting
  072::the grand finale