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By Cheryl Cabrera

Become aware of the thoughts and strategies required to rig enticing CG personality versions with Maya during this targeted e-book and DVD package deal. the lovely colour pictures exhibit simply what you could in attaining, and the precise step by step tutorials exhibit precisely easy methods to in achieving them. each strategy and tip is subsidized up with useful tutorials, utilizing the versions, scholar paintings and educational resources at the better half DVD to provide a crash direction during this very important ability. With Cheryl Cabrera you are going to research about:Designing your first Biped personality; growing your first Biped personality - Modeling fundamentals, Biped personality Facial Expressions, Texturing fundamentals; Skeleton setup for a Biped personality Joint Placement; keep watch over Rig setup for a Biped personality - IK and FK; Wrapping up the setup; Skinning your personality * Use uncomplicated NURBS and polygon modeling in Maya for larger flexibility on your workflow * Create keep an eye on rig setups for a biped personality - either IK and FK * positioned your new talents to paintings with the versions and educational resources at the loose DVD!

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Do they have an apple shaped torso? Is it round? Is it square? What shape is their face? Do they have big ears? How about a tail? Are they male or female? Do they have any physical abnormalities? ). 5. How does your character earn a living? What is their trade or career? Are they a student? Are they a criminal? 2: Create Character Model Sheets Materials Needed: pencil 8 1⁄2" ϫ 11" paper or smaller, but no smaller than 5" ϫ 7" black and blue markers or pen and ink access to a photocopier access to a scanner Adobe Photoshop or other image editing software.

This is necessary in order to rotate in the next step. Layer Ͼ Duplicate Layer … b. Go to [Edit Ͼ Free Transform] or press (ctrl ϩ t) on the keyboard and rotate the image so that the guidelines are perfectly horizontal across the image. If your image was placed straight on the scanner, and your drawing was not crooked, this will not be necessary. Edit Ͼ Free Transform. 21 22 C h a p te r O n e c. Go to [Image Ͼ Adjustments Ͼ Levels] or press (ctrl ϩ l) on the keyboard slide by click dragging the white triangle shape to the left to set the highlights of the image and remove any dark areas.

B. In the channels box, rescale the plane according to your image dimensions from Photoshop. My image is 586 pixels ϫ 1647 pixels. 86, the ScaleZ value. 47, the ScaleY value. c. Go to [Window Ͼ Rendering Editors Ͼ Hypershade]. In the hypershade, go to [Create Ͼ Materials Ͼ Lambert]. MMB click and drag the newly created lambert material onto your NURBS plane, front_reference_plane. d. Double-click on the newly created lambert material. Rename the material side_reference_lambert. e. Click on the checkered box to the right of Color, and then click on File listed under 2D Textures.

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