Modeling an Articulated Character for 3D Printing with Maya

In this course, we are going to model and prepare a fully articulated polygonal character that can be 3D printed using sites like Shapeways.com. Software required: Maya 2016, AccuTrans.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 19, 2016
Duration
1h 36m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 19, 2016
Duration
1h 36m
Description

In this course, we are going to model and prepare a fully articulated polygonal character that can be 3D printed using sites like Shapeways.com. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course will include learning how to model a simple character that can be 3D printed in plastic, creating a hollow interior in order to reduce printing costs and using third party software in order to convert the object files to the appropriate format. Finally, we'll cover how to upload the files onto Shapeways. By the end of the training, you will be able to design and create a fully articulated character that can be used for both toy creation and prototyping. Software required: Maya 2016, AccuTrans.

About the author
About the author

Alex Rude is a freelance artist working in Game Development.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Alex Rude. I am a game developer who has been working as a freelance artist for the past four years. I've worked as a concept artist, 3D modeler, and lead artist on several indie game projects including Montezumaina and Deadsteel, and I'm currently working on a game called Venture Forth by ArcByte Worlds. In this course, we are going to model and prepare a fully-articulated polygonal character that can be 3D printed using sites like shapeways. com. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course will include learning how to model a simple character that can be 3D printed in plastic, creating a hollow interior in order to reduce printing costs, using third-party software in order to convert the object files to the appropriate format, and finally, how to upload the files onto shapeways. com. By the end of the training, you will be able to design and create a fully-articulated character that can be used for both toy creation and prototyping. I'm excited to share these tips and techniques with you, so let's get started with the first lesson.