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Modeling a Female Character for Animation in Maya

by Gene Arvan

In this Maya tutorial, we will look at using polygon modeling techniques to complete a female character. Software required: Maya 2012.

What you'll learn

In this Maya tutorial, we will look at using polygon modeling techniques to complete a female character. Throughout these lessons we will cover the foundations of modeling a high resolution female that will deform properly when animated. Along the way we will learn how we can avoid many common beginner mistakes and develop a workflow that is efficient and effective. We will also learn a lot of basic and advanced female anatomy, and how to capture high resolution realism with simple geometry. By the end of this course, you will have a great foundation for building your own female characters for film, broadcast, and video games. Software required: Maya 2012.

About the author

Gene Arvan has been working professionally as a 3d Artist since 2005. He graduated from Otis College of Art and Design with a BA in Digital Media, and has worked at studios such as Superfad, Imaginary Forces, Buck, and National Television. He has worked on many commercials and TV branding campaigns for clients like ESPN, Target, Scion, BMW, MLB, and the Grammys.

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