Join Chris Reilly for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know before watching this course, part of Game Character Creation in Maya.
Okay, let's talk about what you need to know before watching this course.…First of all, the techniques we use in this course aren't specific to the…versions of software that we use.…So I will be using Maya 2011, Photoshop CS5, and Unity 3.…But the techniques we cover should work in other versions of those software packages.…You need to have intermediate to advanced Maya skills to use the techniques…covered in this course, so you should know things like polygon modeling,…texturing, and rigging and animation.…You should also have basic to intermediate digital image editingskills in…Photoshop or an equivalent image editing program.…
Experience with the Unity game engine is a plus, but it's not required.…We will cover a little bit of the basic interface of Unity plus some techniques…used in importing game characters and animating through scripts.…Keep in mind though that Unity is a very complex program and there is a lot of…stuff that we won't have time to cover in this course.…If you don't have that much experience with Maya, check out some of the other…
- Optimizing, extruding, and sculpting geometry
- Modeling a character's head and body
- UV-mapping the head and body
- Mirroring and texturing
- Setting up the skeleton
- Rigging the head and body
- Skin binding & weight painting
- Controlling animation with scripts in Unity
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of Maya Modeling Tools
2. Insect Character Creation: Modeling the Body
3. Insect Character Creation: Texturing
4. Insect Character Creation: Rigging and Animating
5. Importing into Unity
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