Working from the waist down to the feet


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Working from the waist down to the feet

The hips of our character is another area that requires special attention. I'm going to zoom-in on this half formed character, and see what the hips are doing, and why there is something so special about them. You can see that the edge flow pattern from the crotch up to the hip is going in this diagonal direction. This is important because when characters move their hips around, very often a crease forms in the diagonal right here. If your edge flow isn't following that diagonal and the character bends, a crease is not going to form in a nice diagonal shape.

It's going to be kid of crunched up. It's not quite going to form right. It's going to look bad in animation. So what you want to do is figure out how your character is going to move. If it's a realistic person or if it's sort of realistic, it's probably going to bend in the same way. If it's a really extremely toony character like Gumby, then it is kind of open to interpretation how that's going t...

Working from the waist down to the feet
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Working from the waist down to the feet provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Ryan Kittleson as part of the Modeling a Character in Maya

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3D + Animation
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