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Summer 2024: 3D Character Program / Advanced Production Modeling
TERM DATES: Jun 30, 2024 - Sep 14, 2024
LEVEL: Advanced 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Intermediate Modeling ZBrush Intro, Introduction to 3D Modeling, Introduction to Rigging
1. Advanced Production Modeling
Advanced Production Modeling students learn how to create a portfolio-level character model. Students are guided through the process from selecting an approved stylized character design and using Maya's polygon modeling tools to create a character model with proper topology and edge flow that could be rigged and used in an animation production. Students learn professional techniques for modeling an entire character in a default and hero pose, searching for appeal as well as technical integrity. Through iterations and direction from the instructor, the students refine the shapes for maximum likeness to the design, appeal and usability. Concepts such as normals, UV texture projections, and smoothing are discussed. Students can use their ZBrush knowledge from the ZBrush class and work in conjunction with Maya, or model from scratch in Maya, depending on their preference.
- Character design selection
- Body blocking and modeling
- Hands and feet
- Head Modeling
- Neutralizing and posing Characters
- Clothing and prop modeling
- Rendering turntables
critique time *
class time
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Yung-Lo Chang
United States
Yung-Lo Chang has been working in animation industry as a modeler for more then 15 years. His credits with Dreamworks Animation include "Boss Baby Family Business", "Trolls: World Tour", "How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World", "Trolls", "Madagascar 3", and " Mr. Peabody ...
Nina Tarasova
United Kingdom
Nina is a Character Artist with experience in the animation and game industry. She is a former Animschool graduate. Nina landed her first gig right after graduation on a high budget TV show for Disney+ and worked on several main characters for the show. After that she sta...
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