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Modeling a Female Character for Animation in Maya
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Released May 1, 2012
  • Maya
    Maya 2012
  • 3h 30m
  • 121,967 views
  • Project Files Included
Gene Arvan

Guest Tutor

Gene Arvan
In this Maya tutorial we will look at using polygon modeling techniques to complete a female character. Throughout these lessons we will cover the foundations of modeling a high resolution female that will deform properly when animated. Along the way we will learn how we can avoid many common beginner mistakes and develop a workflow that is efficient and effective. We will also learn a lot of basic and advanced female anatomy, and how to capture high resolution realism with simple geometry. By the end of this course you will have a great foundation for building your own female characters for film, broadcast and video games.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:27
Starting the body with a cube
2

Starting the body with a cube

 
07:21
Continuing to block out the body
3

Continuing to block out the body

 
09:28
Adding more detail to the hips
4

Adding more detail to the hips

 
05:33
Shaping the legs
5

Shaping the legs

 
11:00
Blocking out the breasts
6

Blocking out the breasts

 
03:52
Shaping the breasts
7

Shaping the breasts

 
09:14
Adding more detail to the midsection
8

Adding more detail to the midsection

 
07:29
Finishing the midsection
9

Finishing the midsection

 
09:44
Starting the head with a cube
10

Starting the head with a cube

 
06:18
Continuing to block out the head
11

Continuing to block out the head

 
06:02
Finishing the blocked out head shape
12

Finishing the blocked out head shape

 
07:01
Building the eye
13

Building the eye

 
08:54
Adding a tear duct to the eye
14

Adding a tear duct to the eye

 
04:00
Reshaping the cheekbone
15

Reshaping the cheekbone

 
03:15
Creating the lips
16

Creating the lips

 
08:35
Building the nose
17

Building the nose

 
09:45
Modeling the neck and jaw
18

Modeling the neck and jaw

 
05:57
Building eyebrows
19

Building eyebrows

 
06:39
Making eyelashes
20

Making eyelashes

 
05:08
Adjusting facial features
21

Adjusting facial features

 
01:56
Building and attaching an ear
22

Building and attaching an ear

 
11:18
Fixing face topology
23

Fixing face topology

 
02:30
Blocking out a hand
24

Blocking out a hand

 
07:40
Adjusting the palm and thumb
25

Adjusting the palm and thumb

 
08:42
Model the index finger
26

Model the index finger

 
03:41
Create the other fingers
27

Create the other fingers

 
05:40
Finalizing the hand
28

Finalizing the hand

 
01:46
Blocking out a foot
29

Blocking out a foot

 
05:47
Begin modeling the toes
30

Begin modeling the toes

 
05:57
Finishing the toes
31

Finishing the toes

 
07:57
Finalizing the foot
32

Finalizing the foot

 
11:02
Finishing the female
33

Finishing the female

 
02:00