Top Low Poly Modeling Tutorials

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Top Low Poly Modeling Tutorials

Low Poly was a technique originally used for making 3D models and scenes for video games, due to its render speed, which was achieved thanks to low polygonal resolution.

Low poly scenes are very easy to create compared with architectural visualization, photorealistic renders or any animation techniques. You don’t need a lot of experience modeling or understanding cameras and materials. One of the coolest tools to use for this purpose is Cinema 4D.

Objects that are said to be low poly often appear blocky and lacking in detail while still maintaining the basic shape of what they’re meant to represent. With computer graphics getting more powerful it is possible to render sharp and pleasing low poly graphics which resulted in these being used as an aesthetic rather than as an optimization technique. They are often used by indie developers due to being faster and cheaper to create.

Low poly graphics may be used to achieve a certain retro style conceptually similar to pixel art orienting on ‘classic’ video games.

We have collected a few cool tutorials for low poly modeling:

  1. Low Poly Floating Island Tutorial by Tiedie

The video shows how to make a low poly floating island with mountains, trees, clouds and more within cinema 4d and photoshop

2. How to Model & Animate a Low Poly Tree by MOBOX GRAPHICS

In this CINEMA4D motion graphic tutorial, author is taking a look at how to design a low poly tree in Cinema4D. In addition to designing and modeling a low poly tree, he is animating it to give more life to the 3D model. 3D modeling tutorials for Cinema4D, but this is a great beginners tutorial / guide on Cinema4D for new users.

3. C4D TUTORIAL | Low Poly Apartment & Shop (Beginner) by Twistereli


This tutorial covers many basic techniques to get you started creating interesting scenes that are easy to make.

4. Low poly house model for beginners and simple texture in maya by NiptoonHouse

You can find a lot of cool low poly models on FlatPyramid if you want to find a motivation or ideas for low poly model creation.