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Getting Started in 3D with Maya by Adam Watkins

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Appendix A: PreparingCharacter Style Sheets

 

Character style sheets are the front and side drawings of a character. These hand drawings can be an invaluable resource for a modeler as they provide an important visual template upon which to build polygons. However, they can also be a terrible hindrance if they are not properly done and prepared.

In this appendix we will be looking quickly at how to prepare character style sheets so that they become the effective tool they need to be. Whether you drafted the style sheet yourself or inherited it from another character’s designer, a bit of time in Photoshop will ensure assets that speed and inform the modeling process.

Before we get too far into Photoshop, a few general notes about drawing style ...

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