So for these three weeks we had to create a character, texture it, rig and skin it. I chose to model Lyol to help get my film moving along. He turned out okay but I can obviously tweak the skinning here and there to work nicely with the rig. Also my CG artist buddy Aled is going to help my with the face and re-texturing him :)
At the beginning of Adv. Tech, we were given a class exercise to model our how head/face. was a challenge but pretty fun as well.
So final model of my character is below!
Then we had to texture a teapot for another class exercise. This was rather tricky to get my head around the UVW Unwrap but with some guidance I got to semi-understanding! Also in this video is a final turnaround of my model textured.
Then we had to rig the character. Possibly the hardest thing in the world, even if you're spoon fed the techniques, but got my head around the majority of it and got a little derformation test up and running.
After all the creating, texturing, rigging and skinning I finally got to put my character into action. It was such a good feeling having created this being from a merely cube in 3dsmax to this and I'm now able to animate it was my utmost pride and joy. Even if it wasn't so easy to animate with and still needed tweaking with the enveloping I finally have an animate-able character. Rigging by the way, was a guilty pleasure. :P