Chapter 7Character Modeling Part I

In games, characters are cleverly designed and created to achieve the best look with the least amount of mesh detail to keep the polygon count low. Drawing on this knowledge, the film industry has taken many game-modeling techniques and modified them for film, creating low-poly efficient models and then adding detail (or polygons) when needed. With that in mind, this chapter and the next introduce you to character modeling, using the Editable Poly toolset to create a cute alien suitable for character animation. The alien character used in this book was designed by Andrew Montemayor, a graduate of the Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, who specializes in storyboarding, character design, and background ...

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