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Digital Character Animation 3 by George Maestri

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Chapter One. Basics of Character Design

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This book is about creating characters and bringing them to life. Character creation includes a number of technical tasks, such as modeling, texturing, and rigging, all of which will be covered later. Before you start building a character, however, you’ll need to design it.

Design is about making choices, both artistic and technical. It means getting to know your character’s personality and then making choices that communicate this personality visually. When designing, you need to make decisions about size, shape, color, texture, clothing, and many other attributes. There is also a technical aspect to character ...

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