Download An Essential Introduction to Maya Character Rigging with DVD by Cheryl Cabrera PDF

By Cheryl Cabrera

Cheryl Cabrera
Discover the innovations and strategies required to rig attractive CG personality types with Maya during this specific booklet. the lovely colour photos express simply what you could in achieving, and the unique step by step tutorials exhibit precisely tips to in achieving them.

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Large hands can be a huge problem and quickly die if the animator leaves them in a single position for too many frames. Much attention is drawn to the hands because they serve a needed purpose, and we use them for so much of what we do, including expressing what we say. Therefore, an animator must keep them alive when animating. Begin by figuring out how many heads high your character will be. The length of the arms, legs, and torso will need to be considered because different challenges occur with different sizes.

The arms and hands are 3 1⁄2 heads long. The hand alone should be 3⁄4 of a head long, about the size of the face. Make sure the character is drawn in the T stance, arms parallel to ground, palms facing down, feet should be facing forward and hip distance apart, space between legs and feet, head forward. Redefine the shape of the face if necessary. Sketched character front and side drawings. c. Beginning with the SIDE view: The side view should be drawn so that your character is facing to the left of your computer screen.

Since I drew half a T-pose, I created a T-pose in Photoshop by duplicating and flipping the drawing horizontally. T-pose created in Photoshop. 4: Bring Your Drawings into Maya When bringing an image into Maya, I recommend the use of a NURBS plane and a file texture that is mapped onto that plane. I do not recommend the use of Maya’s image plane, which is an option for the camera. The reason for this is that it is difficult to reposition camera image planes, which may be necessary during the modeling process.

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