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Body language : advanced 3D character rigging

Author: Eric M Allen; Kelly Murdock
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Wiley Pub., ©2008.
Series: Serious skills.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Simple rigging will work for minor characters, but limitations of a simple rig can stop animators in their tracks if they need functionality that isn't there. Whether you're a professional Character TD or just like to create 3D characters, this detailed guide reveals the techniques you need to create sophisticated 3D character rigs that range from basic to breathtaking." "Packed with step-by-step instructions and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric M Allen; Kelly Murdock
ISBN: 9780470173879 0470173874
OCLC Number: 212410107
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 395 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: The vehicle to get you there : applications and approaches --
Getting to know you : Maya's interface --
Rigging that's right : rigging concepts you need to know --
Torso rigging techniques --
Creating contrapposto : perfecting pelvis rigging --
Arms of mass deformation : real and unreal arm creation --
Getting a leg up on the competition : understanding legs and feet --
Hands that grab your attention : hand rigging techniques --
A head above the rest : controlling the head and neck --
What are you looking at? : realistic eyes --
Show your teeth : creating the mouth and jaw --
Can't you see what I'm saying? : logical viseme creation --
Control that face of yours : working with expressions and facial user interfaces --
Deforming and organizing your rig --
Mel scripting : an introduction --
UV mapping and UVlayout --
Maya muscle --
The skinny on skinning : effective surface attachment --
Implementing a character pipeline : pipeline in a box.
Series Title: Serious skills.
Responsibility: Eric Allen and Kelly L. Murdock ; with contributing authors, Jared Fong and Adam G. Sidwell.
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Whether you're a professional Character TD or just like to create 3D characters, this detailed guide reveals the techniques you need to create sophisticated 3D character rigs that range from basic to  Read more...

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