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Creating Digital Humans 2: Definition and Detailing

by Justin Marshall

Learn organic modeling techniques and a production workflow to creating clean topology, adding muscle definition, and strategically adding detail to create a realistic human from reference. Disclaimer: Some photographic reference contains nudity and is intended for mature audiences. Software required: Maya 8.5 or higher.

What you'll learn

Learn organic modeling techniques and a production workflow to creating clean topology, adding muscle definition, and strategically adding detail to create a realistic human from reference. Contains over 5 hours of project-based training for artists learning the technical and artistic processes of creating digital doubles for use in Film and Games. Popular highlights include: Polygon Modeling; Subdivisional Modeling; Anatomical Structure; Anatomy Concepts; Creating Believable Likeness; Refining Edge Flow; Strategic use of Small Detail; Hair Construction using Curves; Sculpting Geometry; Muscle Definition; Matching Facial Features; Adding Key Characteristics; Localizing Detail; Detailing Hands and Feet; Adding Wrinkles to Skin; Adding Asymmetrical Details; Matching Photographic Reference; Creating Eyeball Geometry; Solving Common Geometry Concerns; Optimizing Geometry for Texturing. Disclaimer: Some photographic reference contains nudity and is intended for mature audiences. Software required: Maya 8.5 or higher.

About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist.

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