Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Paint Deform, part of Modeling a Character in 3ds Max.
Paint Deform is a powerful character modeling tool that can make modifications…to your models quickly and smoothly.…You'll want to use this to make artistic organic changes to your models, because…it behaves in a very intuitive artist-friendly way.…It differs from stand-alone sculpting programs like Zbrush or Mudbox in…one major way, in that it doesn't subdivide your mesh in order to create fine details.…It only works with the mesh that you give it.…If the mesh isn't dense enough to create fine detail, Paint Deform will not be able to do it.…
So we have got our exercise file open here.…Let's just click on Hank's body.…To use paint deform, we will go up to the FreeFrom menu and then click Paint Deform.…There are lots of options to choose from, but basically they all deform the…surface of models in a sculptural way.…The brushes are fairly straightforward, as their names indicate.…However, there is a few special ways that they can be used for character…modeling that I will go over with you.…Before I get into any of the specific brushes, there are some settings common to…
- Extruding edges and faces
- Working symmetrically
- Setting up the image planes
- Creating the basic facial structure and features
- Modeling and fleshing out the body
- Creating the hair with extruded NURBS curves
- Modeling clothes
- Putting on finishing touches
- Understanding UVW maps and seams
- Dealing with UVW maps across multiple objects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of Character Modeling Tools and Skills
2. Modeling the Head
3. Modeling the Body
4. Modeling the Hair
5. Modeling the Clothes
6. Finishing the Model
7. UV Mapping
Refining the UVW layout7m 1s
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