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Inside LightWave v9 by Dan Ablan

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Chapter 10. Character Modeling

Character modeling is an art form like no other. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, there’s no way you could have missed the slew of movies fraught with animated 3D characters. Characters in these movies range from talking automobiles, to goofy animals, to comedic rodents. There’s a trend to create simple yet charismatic 3D creatures these days, and why should you not be in on the fun? This chapter will show you how to create a fun little character with a lot of personality. You’ll learn how simple shapes can be used quite effectively to develop a character while making it easy to animate at the same time.

Types of Characters

Character modeling can be considered a broad term. You see, characters ...

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