I'm very new to the 3D modeling/CGI world and I'm just beginning to take my first steps to learning how to make my own models, scenes, etc. My question is how do modelers make their models? Do they model every little detail (clothes, jewelry, accessories, surface "deformities", etc.) on the model itself or do they construct separate models and piece them together like a puzzle onto the original model?
Any and all responses are greatly appreciated and thank you in advance! :)