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Creating Digital Humans 3: UV and Texture Mapping

by Justin Marshall

Learn a production workflow to UV layout and texture mapping and time-saving techniques to create realistic humans from reference. Disclaimer: Some photographic reference contains nudity and is intended for mature audiences. Software required: Maya 8.5 and up

What you'll learn

Learn a production workflow to UV layout and texture mapping and time-saving techniques to create realistic humans from reference. Contains over 6 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: Resolution Considerations; Using UVLayout from Headus; UV Layout in Maya; UV Snapshot; Reference Images as Texture Base; Blending Multiple Images; Warping Textures to Fit UV Layout; Color Correcting Texture Sections; Blending Seams; Blending Between Multiple Maps; Texturing NURBS Surfaces; Adding Realism to Hair with Transparency Maps; Creating Procedural Eyes; Creating Eyelashes with Transparency; Troubleshooting UV Seams; Moving Details with Photoshop Tools. Disclaimer: Some photographic reference contains nudity and is intended for mature audiences. Software required: Maya 8.5 and up

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. As an author, Justin enjoys collaborating with fellow authors, especially on project... more

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