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.
What you'll learn
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.
Table of contents
- Setting up the Work Space 10m
- Blocking out the Head and Neck Using Simple Polygons 10m
- Creating a Hollow Interior for the Head 8m
- Blocking out the Arm Using Simple Polygons 12m
- Creating a Hollow Interior for the Arm 12m
- Blocking out the Lower Body Using Simple Polygons 12m
- Finishing up the Lower Body with Booleans 11m
- Building the Torso with Simple Polygons 12m
- Uploading the Finished Character to Shapeways Website 8m