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Digital humans the art of the digital double

In this course, we look at the processes used in the film and tv industry to create reusable character models. If you have ever wanted to know how digital doubles are created in the movie industry, then this course will give you an insight into how it's done.

This particular tutorial is specifically aimed at the more experienced Maya user and assumes you have a good grounding of the software and its tools and will show you how to create a clean, well topologised character model and uvs for an optimum workflow.

This course is created by Jason Edwards, who has been a modeler in the VFX industry for many years now. Jay has worked on some of the biggest films over the last 10 years. You can find his IMDB here.

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Lesson breakdown

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

  • Lesson Pack 01 0. Introduction
  • Lesson Pack 01 1. Modeling the eye and mouth area with the quad draw tool
  • Lesson Pack 01 2. Continuing on the face muscles and joining geometry
  • Lesson Pack 01 3. Modeling the ear
  • Lesson Pack 02 4. Eyelid topology
  • Lesson Pack 02 5. Modeling upper body
  • Lesson Pack 02 6. Creating the leg and knee area
  • Lesson Pack 03 7. Making the shoulder, elbow, and arm
  • Lesson Pack 03 8. Modeling feet and creating UV's for toes
  • Lesson Pack 03 9. Joining geometry on the foot
  • Lesson Pack 04 10. Modeling the hand
  • Lesson Pack 04 11. Techniques for speedy UV layout
  • Lesson Pack 05 12. Clean up and character model in production pipeline
  • Lesson Pack 05 13. Finalizing UV sets and creating a render- and an animation mesh

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