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Creature Vol 1 - Modeling Quadrupeds

This tutorial shows you how to make a creature model in Maya, based on a concept sketch. We look at reference material to create a model with realistic anatomy that has weight to it. Topology is important, as the base mesh we take out of Maya is later brought to ZBrush for detailing. After following this project you'll be able to create your own quadrupeds in similar style, such as rhinos and elephants.

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Lesson breakdown

Below you can find a breakdown for each individual lesson in this course

  • Lesson Pack 01 1. Blocking out body
  • Lesson Pack 01 2. Looking at skeleton reference and blocking continues
  • Lesson Pack 01 3. Blocking body continues
  • Lesson Pack 01 4. Blocking out the head and legs
  • Lesson Pack 02 5. Creating an eyesocket and detailing head
  • Lesson Pack 02 6. Detailing the head and neck area
  • Lesson Pack 02 7. Detailing the head and neck area continues
  • Lesson Pack 03 8. Creating teeth and sockets
  • Lesson Pack 03 9. Creating a tearduct and a tongue
  • Lesson Pack 03 10. Modeling the stomach area
  • Lesson Pack 04 11. Strengthening the back leg
  • Lesson Pack 04 12. Modeling the front leg
  • Lesson Pack 04 13. Adding toes
  • Lesson Pack 05 14. Joining the head and the body
  • Lesson Pack 05 15. Tweaking the mesh
  • Lesson Pack 05 16. Creating the eye and finishing touches

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