Home > Video Training > M & P > Low Poly Character Study - Tribal Warrior
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Low Poly Character Study - Tribal Warrior
Key Features
In this tutorial we model and texture a low poly character with a set poly limit of 3500 triangles. It's a good project for beginners who are new to organic modeling in Maya.

We start off by blocking out shapes with NURBS for the low resolution base mesh before converting to polygons and adding detail.

Extra geometry is added in the joint areas to make the character suitable for rigging, and when we have our final model complete we adjust topology and reduce the poly count to stay within our limit before triangulating the mesh.

We then lay out UV's and cover some useful techniques for how to deal with tricky areas in the geometry like the pointy ears on this character and how to prevent distortion and stretching of our textures.

  • Low Poly Modeling in Maya
  • Booleans
  • Organic Sculpting
  • Character UV Layout
  • Texture Painting & Photoshop Tools
  • 3D Paint Tool

The final UV map is brought into Photoshop for texture painting of the kilt and skin and we add little details like freckles. We also work with Maya's 3D paint tool to finalize our low poly character.
  • Length: 5 Hours 13 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Software: Maya 8.5, Photoshop
  • Format: DiVX
  • Points Cost: 11
  • Price: $19.95
Lesson Breakdown
  • Lesson 1: Image Planes & Head Blocking
  • Lesson 2: Body & Boots Blocking
  • Lesson 3: Hand Blocking & Connecting Parts
  • Lesson 4: Face & Ear Blocking
  • Lesson 5: Skirt Blocking & Shaping
  • Lesson 6: Head UV Layout
  • Lesson 7: Body UV Layout
  • Lesson 8: 3D Paint Tool & Skin Textures
  • Lesson 9: Refining Skin Textures
  • Lesson 10: Hair & Eye Textures
  • Lesson 11: Skirt Textures
Welcome to SimplyMaya, you will need to login before you can download
Individual Lesson Download
Low Poly Character Study - Tribal Warrior
Credits
Length
Size
Download Lesson Pack 0
0
0 Mins
1 MB
Download Lesson Pack 1
1
21 Mins
49 MB
Download Lesson Pack 2
1
26 Mins
66 MB
Download Lesson Pack 3
1
28 Mins
70 MB
Download Lesson Pack 4
1
30 Mins
75 MB
Download Lesson Pack 5
1
34 Mins
86 MB
Download Lesson Pack 6
1
26 Mins
65 MB
Download Lesson Pack 7
1
26 Mins
65 MB
Download Lesson Pack 8
1
34 Mins
83 MB
Download Lesson Pack 9
1
30 Mins
73 MB
Download Lesson Pack 10
1
30 Mins
73 MB
Download Lesson Pack 11
1
28 Mins
70 MB
Totals:
11 / 11
5 H 13 M
776 MB
A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

A Selection of our Bestselling Tutorials
Tutorials by Category
Other Resources on SimplyMaya
 
 
Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya