Saturday, 31 December 2011

Maya: Cartoon Character Body Rigging Part 1 and 2 (Feet, Legs and Spine)

Before moving on to my Narrative characters' rigging I am going to use the Cartoon Character like a sort of guinea pig to see how it works on him. So far I had a few problems with him but at least I will know how to correct them if I face the same ones with Tracy and The Mother.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Narrative: Tracy's Skinning Progress V1 (Head and Body)

This is what I've got from Tracy up till now. The file has been incredibly slow whenever I smooth her some reason but I am hoping to fix this issue before the file corrupts :S

Yep, she looks terrified :D

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Narrative: Mother Skinning Progress V1

So this is the Skinning of the Mother I've got up till now. There are a few tweaks that need to be done (including the shoes) but overall I think she's looking ok. I had problems with making her arm look less ragdoll-like, basically because of the geometry in the folds. I am also in the progress of skinning Tracy but she seems a bit easier to handle.

Maya: Cartoon Character Skinning Part 5 and 6 (Shoes and Head)

Skinning is so much more straightforward to me and I get the chance to skin my narrative characters alongside with this guy. I am in the process of skinning both the Mother and the kid at the moment and will update my progress soon.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Maya: Cartoon Character Skinning Part 3 and 4: Shirt/Hands and Trousers

It took me a good while to understand skinning. I was about to give up on the tutorial when I decided to keep doing it until I get the hang of it and it worked. I first thought it was complicated math but I know it's more simple than that. I am so relieved I finally understood it :)

Maya: Animating an Action-Part 2 (Inbetweens)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Narrative: Character UV Mapping

I hope the uvs works well and are not as stretched. I left out the hair, the scarves and the shoes as they will be plain block colours (it should be easier since their design is a bit complicated). Dom can now texture them easier.

Narrative: Models ready for UV Mapping!

It's been a while but I think i am now ready to Uv map, skin and rig! :)

Monday, 12 December 2011

Mother Modelling Progress (Head)

So I did a few changes to the face with Alan's help and tried to follow the hair design as much as possible. I think I should do more changes to the hair to make it look more 70's in a way.

Narrative: Mother Modelling Progress (Body)

It took me a while to make the fold on her shirt work sensibly but I think it is believable now. I added some buttons for detail (detail always makes things more believable) and I still need to work on the trousers. But progress is progress.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Narrative: Tracy's Modelling Progress

So this is what I've got up till now and she's nearly finished. All that's left is the hands and some tweaking on the hair Dom suggested to make it more stylised. The mother will be quite similar to her so it would be sensible to use Tracy's head and tweak it to make it look more mature. After all mothers and daughters look alike.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Narrative: Tracy's Modelling- Head Complete!

And her cute little face is done! The hair was a bit of a struggle but she's here now and that's what counts :D