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Modeling a Character in Maya

Course Summary

Demonstrates how to create professional, realistic 3D characters from scratch in Maya 2011.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files
    1. The Interface and Tools Used Most in Character Modeling
       Navigation and views
       Using Smooth Preview
       Using the Extrude tool
       Using the power of Soft Select
       Adding new detail to an existing model
       Using the Sculpt Geometry tool
       Working symmetrically
       Setting up the image planes in Maya
    2. Character Modeling Theory and General Skills
       Proper edge flow
       Attaching separately modeled body parts
       Managing your scene
    3. Modeling the Head
       Beginning the basic facial structure
       Making the head and neck
       Refining the mouth
       Forming the eyes
       Building the nose
       Crafting the ears
       Making the teeth and gums
       Modeling the tongue and eyebrow
    4. Modeling the Body
       Modeling the upper torso
       Working from the waist down to the feet
       Constructing the palm and thumb
       Making fingers and finishing the hand
       Applying artistic principles to the body
    5. Modeling the Hair
       Drawing the NURBS curves for hair
       Sculpting the polygonal hair clumps
    6. Modeling the Clothes
       Modeling the pants
       Creating the shirt
       Making the shoes
    7. Refining the Model
       Creases and hard edges
       Cleaning up problem areas
       Putting on the finishing touches
       Adapting one model for many characters
       Recap and further recommendations

Course Fee:
USD 25

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4 - 5 hours / week

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