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Winter 2022: 3D Character Program / Advanced Production Modeling
TERM DATES: Jan 2, 2022 - Mar 19, 2022
LEVEL: Advanced 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Intermediate Modeling ZBrush Intro, Introduction to 3D Modeling, Introduction to Rigging
1. Advanced Production Modeling
Advanced Production Modeling students learn how to create a portfolio-level character model. Students are guided through the process from selecting an approved stylized character design and using Maya's polygon modeling tools to create a character model with proper topology and edge flow that could be rigged and used in an animation production. Students learn professional techniques for modeling an entire character in a default and hero pose, searching for appeal as well as technical integrity. Through iterations and direction from the instructor, the students refine the shapes for maximum likeness to the design, appeal and usability. Concepts such as normals, UV texture projections, and smoothing are discussed. Students can use their ZBrush knowledge from the ZBrush class and work in conjunction with Maya, or model from scratch in Maya, depending on their preference.
- Character design selection
- Body blocking and modeling
- Hands and feet
- Head Modeling
- Neutralizing and posing Characters
- Clothing and prop modeling
- Rendering turntables
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Monday 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Craig Robert Dowsett
United States
Craig Dowsett is a Dreamworks Animation Modeler with years of experience in animation, games, and VFX. Projects he has worked on include Boss Baby 2, Black Panther, God of War 4, Destiny, How To Train Your Dragon 2, ParaNorman and others.. Craig was nominated for a Visual Ef...
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