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Pluralsight video course: Creating a character in 3ds Max
Characters are a critical part of any movie or games pipeline and are a really popular area of study for artists. Character creation can be a tricky thing to pick up, and modelling will be your first step before adding flair with posing and textures later on. In this easy-to-follow guide from Joshua, he talks about some of the specific challenges facing artists as they build characters in 3ds Max.
You’ll learn concepts like facial topology, working from reference, and keeping a clean scene. The course also covers common modelling techniques from polygon box and edge modeling, to working with splines. By the end of this six-hour course, you’ll have the knowledge and experience you need to begin creating your own custom CG characters.
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Download extra images, art and step-by-step tutorials for this issue's reader showcase projects.
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Tutorial: Master powerful portraits in ZBrush
Michaela Hybelova gives tips on speeding up your workflow when creating an expressive and powerful character in ZBrush
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Tutorial: Make floating bubbles with Houdini 16
Artists from SideFX share how to make a bubble using Houdini 16 Solid Objects tools
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Tutorial: Create a sci-fi samurai
Oskars Dzenis explains his pipeline for creating a sci-fi samurai character
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Tutorial: Craft a plant in flower using cinema 4d
Cinema 4d's versatile hair system does more than just locks. Joseph Herman shares how it can be used to make a plant.
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Speed sculpt characters in Blender
Yanal Sosak shares his process for creating playful character concepts in Blender, and at speed
Artist Q&A: CG art problems solved
This month our team of artists explain how to control variable hair length using cinema4d, how to enhance your 3d renders, check your zbrush models in real-time engine and create a car paint material. Download the video tips and files to follow these tutorials.
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