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Old 09-10-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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I was just curious to know if there are any good text books or training DVD's on how to create 3D characters in Maya? I've seen many online tutorials that cover the basics. There are even in depth DVD's teaching how to create a super detailed head, however, I've not seen anything on how to create a detailed human body! Can anybody suggest anything?


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Old 09-10-2007, 12:28 PM   #2
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There's craploads of books on Amazon. My favorite is the hypermodeling one, but then I lost it on the monorail...:headbang: But you can always google search for maya books or something like that.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll go look now!


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Yes the hypereal series is good, I have all the dvds (includes rigging for body and facial animation. for that but the book is just as good Im sure


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The freedom of teach DVD is about as good as it gets for realistic human anatomy modeling. I have it...it's fast-paced but super-detailed. Was done in Maya 7, IIRC.

http://s25520.gridserver.com/product..._human_anatomy
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Hey Nitro

yeah thats awsome I have that too, forgot about that one - Doh! And if I recall its actually Maya 6, which shows that you dont need the latest gear to produce the coolest work either

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That's the truth. You should see how short my modeling shelf actually is.
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wings 3d still pwns maya for fast poly modelling imo, and thats ancient.

dont use shelfs, hotboxes ftw
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