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25-01-2015, 06:17 PM   #1
Chel3
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Workflow of Character Building
I wanted to know the "right"? way/order to model, cloth, rig, animate a character.

i.e. Is it: Model character, make cloths/hair (and attach?), facial joints/blend shapes, textures, rigging/bind skin, paint weights, etc. I want to make sure I follow the right sequence to avoid deformations and also for efficiency.

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04-02-2015, 09:59 PM   #2
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Hello Chel3, I'm no pro by any means but I just recently watched a tutorial video from Autodesk and the instructor talks about the general "workflow" of character building.

Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWldS1Jzq0U&t=2m5s

Although it is not a step-by-step tutorial, the instructor addresses some of the concerns you have throughout the video. Hope this helps.
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28-02-2015, 08:21 PM   #3
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Quote:
Hello Chel3, I'm no pro by any means but I just recently watched a tutorial video from Autodesk and the instructor talks about the general "workflow" of character building.

Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWldS1Jzq0U&t=2m5s

Although it is not a step-by-step tutorial, the instructor addresses some of the concerns you have throughout the video. Hope this helps.
Hi Orv510, I appreciate the video link, it has some good stuff in it. However, it didn't have any of the info I was looking for in modeling a character, rigging it and animating. I find most tutorials show the first part, but leave you hanging cause they assume you know the next obvious step. It's only obvious after you've done it. lol
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03-03-2015, 06:44 AM   #4
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Hello Chel3, I'm no pro by any means but I just recently watched a tutorial video from Autodesk and the instructor talks about the general "workflow" of character building.????
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12-03-2015, 04:19 PM   #5
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Hello Chel3, I'm no pro by any means but I just recently watched a tutorial video from Autodesk and the instructor talks about the general "workflow" of character building.????
Huh - What?
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03-04-2015, 01:48 PM   #6
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HI,

a friend has asked me for some help in building a render farm of about 3 to 5 units to cater to 5 work stations.. Can anyone help me pls? any suggestions?

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05-04-2015, 09:21 PM   #7
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First model, then uv's, then textures, then cloth modelled and turned into ncloth, then hair with nurbs curves converted to hair, then rig and lastly animate
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05-04-2015, 09:22 PM   #8
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Oh, and you can do the blend shapes before the rig
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