An Essential Introduction to Maya Character Rigging by Cheryl Cabrera

By Cheryl Cabrera

Notice the suggestions and strategies required to rig enticing CG personality types with Maya during this distinct publication and DVD package deal. the beautiful colour photos convey simply what you could in achieving, and the distinctive step by step tutorials exhibit precisely the way to in attaining them. each process and tip is sponsored up with functional tutorials, utilizing the types, pupil paintings and educational resources at the significant other DVD to provide a crash path during this very important ability. With Cheryl Cabrera you will study about:Designing your first Biped personality; developing your first Biped personality - Modeling fundamentals, Biped personality Facial Expressions, Texturing fundamentals; Skeleton setup for a Biped personality Joint Placement; keep an eye on Rig setup for a Biped personality - IK and FK; Wrapping up the setup; Skinning your personality * Use basic NURBS and polygon modeling in Maya for larger flexibility on your workflow * Create keep watch over rig setups for a biped personality - either IK and FK * placed your new abilities to paintings with the versions and educational resources at the unfastened DVD!

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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. Image Ͼ Adjustments Ͼ Levels. d. Choose the paintbrush tool by pressing (b) on the keyboard. Erase any stray marks if necessary. Clean up your image using a white paintbrush. D e s i gn i n g Yo u r Fi r s t B i p e d C h a r a c te r e. Choose the crop tool by pressing (c) on the keyboard.

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. 1. Draw front or side of character.

Draw lines for the neck, connecting the head to the shoulders. Draw lines for the torso, then lines for the legs, consider if you want the legs to be bent or straight. Redefine the shape of the face if necessary. 2. Redraw horizontal guidelines. Once the front or side drawing is complete, redefine the horizontal guidelines to indicate the positions of the top of the head, the eyes, the chin, the top of the shoulder, the top of the pelvis, the top of the thighs, knees, and the feet to ensure that they line up in the other views.

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