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Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

In this tutorial we create a robot in Maya. He has both organic components and hard surface elements in his design. This will allow us to show different modeling principles. We also take rigging and animation into consideration during the modeling process. Often in modeling tutorials you're left with something that looks good, but is then difficult to take forward into the animation process. We worked hard to avoid this. At the end of this project you'll have the skills to create your own characters of similar style in Maya.

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Lesson breakdown

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

  • Lesson Pack 01 0. Intro Video
  • Lesson Pack 01 1. Blocking out the head
  • Lesson Pack 01 2. Making ears and antennas
  • Lesson Pack 01 3. Finishing the head and making the eyes
  • Lesson Pack 02 4. Modeling the torso
  • Lesson Pack 02 5. Detailing the torso and creating the arm
  • Lesson Pack 02 6. Finishing the arm and modeling the neck
  • Lesson Pack 03 7. Adding nuts and bolts
  • Lesson Pack 03 8. Modeling the pelvis
  • Lesson Pack 03 9. Continuing on the pelvis and creating the hip joint
  • Lesson Pack 04 10. Modeling the leg
  • Lesson Pack 04 11. Detailing the knee joint and adding bolts
  • Lesson Pack 04 12. Detailing the lower leg
  • Lesson Pack 05 13. Creating the finger claws
  • Lesson Pack 05 14. Connecting hand to finger claws and hydrolics
  • Lesson Pack 05 15. Creating a harness for the jet pack
  • Lesson Pack 06 16. Modeling the jet pack
  • Lesson Pack 06 17. Modeling the foot
  • Lesson Pack 06 18. Grouping and parenting geometry

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