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Courses

WInter session

session Starts: Jan 18th, 2021 / Registration DEADLINE: Jan 4th, 2021

Modeling: Introduction Character Modeling

Eryn Katz

Sr. Character Modeler, Blue Sky Studios

Length of Workshop: 12 weeks. Once a week.
Days: Fridays starting January 22nd, 2021
Time:
7pm- 10pm pacific time 
Tuition: $1,900 (Includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee)
Prerequisite: none

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Introduction to Character Modeling:

This course will guide the student through the process of translating a design into a sculpted model, then adapting that model to a production version that is able to be rigged and animated.

The goal of Introduction to Character Modeling To create a character model that is both appealing and production friendly for rigging and animation.

CURRICULUM:

  • Character creation workflows (Maya only/Zbrush & Maya)

  • Establishing basic structure, proportion and basic topology of the character mesh

  • Using anatomic reference in sculpting

  • Artistic finesse in areas such as hands/feet/eyes/teeth and hair

  • Posing model to match art and refining appeal

  • Neutralizing and symmetrizing the model

  • Topology design and edge loop construction basics

  • Adding correct detail to body topology

  • Refining face topology for production (lids, lashes, brows, mouth and teeth)

  • Creating clothing and accessories to be rigged with the character

  • How to incorporate feedback and notes

  • Finalizing model in preparation for rigging, testing squash & stretch face expressions

PREREQUISITE:

-General familiarity with Maya interface and basic modeling tools, as well as the outliner and ability to use image planes.
-Familiarity with / access to Zbrush is a plus, but not required.