Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
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!

Old 27-01-2007, 05:14 AM   #1
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default Character modeling for animation

Hello all,
It has been a while scince i have attemted to make a human. I have been working on this for a day or two so far and i am hoping to finish it in a week or so. I want it to be fully animatable with face movment and such. I am trying to make it as close to the references as possible and i think it is alright so far.
If there is anything overly wrong with it atm please tell
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 05:15 AM   #2
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

...
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 05:16 AM   #3
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

....
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 05:17 AM   #4
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

smoothed
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 05:20 AM   #5
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

refs
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 05:52 AM   #6
arran
Registered User
 
arran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

The main things which jump out at me at the moment - is that the forehead is too shallow - she almost doesn't have a forehead and the back of the neck where it meets the head is way too low - the back of the skull sweeps in to meet the neck slightly lower than the ear hole.

The eyes also look a bit high - they should be level with the top of the ear.
__________________
arran3D

arran3D blog
arran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 06:33 AM   #7
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

hi,
thanks for the help. The head was looking odd but i couldnt figure it out. with the eyes, i think they are at the right level with the ears cause they match the references.us i'll check it again though.
cheers
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 07:02 AM   #8
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

this a bit better, still heaps to go on the face.
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 07:03 AM   #9
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

...
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 07:43 AM   #10
DJbLAZER
Registered User
 
DJbLAZER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 1,318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally posted by Some Guy
hi,
thanks for the help. The head was looking odd but i couldnt figure it out. with the eyes, i think they are at the right level with the ears cause they match the references.us i'll check it again though.
cheers
Some tips for you: Those photos was taken with a camera and has perspective in them. You orthogonal views in Maya doesn't. So there will be some distorted data, especially the ears usually doesn't match that good. So don't stare yourself blind on the left and sideview, also look on your model in 3D to see of it looks good everywhere.
DJbLAZER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2007, 03:16 PM   #11
marlonjohn
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,937
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

wow thats really nice some guy and especially in 2 days... cant wait to see this model full riged an animated keep up the good work man,

if you look closely at the model one which you created it looks really similar to the ref pictures. i think you pulled it off quiet well,

marlon
marlonjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-01-2007, 06:14 PM   #12
starjsjswars
Subscriber
 
starjsjswars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: IL
Posts: 1,052
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Ewww i didnt look that close.
__________________
A great mod for Jedi academy www.moviebattles.com

Computer Rig-

64-bit vista
23.5 inch LCD + a 19 inch
Q6600 intell qaud
4 gigs of ddr2 ram
8800GTS 512 video card @700mhz
starjsjswars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-01-2007, 09:34 PM   #13
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Thanks for the comments,
Starjsjswars, i chose to use these references cause i was sick of trying to make the prettiest girl in the world type of model and wanted to do somthing a little more 'real' looking (That and there were only four references i could find and most of them were really bad quality)

I dont have work for the rest of the week so i will probably get the modeling and a start on texturing. I am starting work on the legs now and will update later on today.
Cheers
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-01-2007, 04:21 AM   #14
marlonjohn
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,937
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

haha Starjsjswars... i didnt mean look closely at the body and that... but the general shape of the head. the parts which looked similar were like the eyes, jaw line, cheek bone etc they look really similar
marlonjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-01-2007, 05:10 AM   #15
Some Guy
Subscriber
 
Some Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 1,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Update on the legs
Attached Thumbnails
 
__________________
"If Less is more then think how much more more would be..."


Winner June 2009 Spaceship Challenge
Some Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Character animation-Finished work maheshsubbiah Finished Work 7 05-12-2010 05:04 AM

Thread Tools





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.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.