Hi there I decided to make some tutorials and post some information on Blender and in particular using blender and iclone. I started using Avatar toolkit and since I have a specific project that I wanted to have a specific look I had to start making characters. I figured after the 4th character I could probably share some info. I originally made them with a couple of people in mind who are friends of mine who are also trying to learn the same thing and they were finding gaps in information in certain areas soo I decided to fill in the gaps for them LOL
So anyhow here is the tutorial.
Some things to be aware of. Its basically a primer on things you do to get to the end its long in some areas and I try to cover all the processes but there are still holes in the series.
I intend to go back and fill in the holes after I take a break (tutorials are quite hard to make I find).
I also create a skeleton for him to fit the G5 constraints and then decide (for no apparent reason to modify it.. but the reason is in the future I intend to add a few lessons on the end on how to make a non conventional character out of this guy and some custom animations) so ignore the fact that i put in extra head and tail bones and then never use them. They will come into play one day in the future. The other thing is I also make face bones but dont hook them up in the exchange. This is my personal habit I tend to put stuff in 'just in case' but the shape keys I make cover all the expression I intend to use in the present.
Anyhow I hope it helps.
here is the guy this tutorial is making
Here is Lesson 1
The rest I will just add as links
Lesson 2 - Block out our Banana - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mFRplJnsVU
Lesson 3 -Sculpt the Hands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afs39_WI8lc
Lesson 4 - Sculpt the Feet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDrz4-H7iCw
Lesson 5 -F inish the Model - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os_BOWELGgk
Lesson 6 - Retopology - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO2fFJM9ZeA
Lesson 7 -Teeth and Gums - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol3RPgir5q4
Lesson 8 - UV map & Texture him - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw31uxHq4qg
Lesson 9 - Rigging - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tvzXClb2d8
Lesson 10 - Viseme`s- expressions - export to iclone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoFtXC_E45k
Lesson 11 - Put it all Together - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxecSZv12M4
Lesson 12 - A matter of Eyeballs (I re- rig my eyeballs which were not quite right) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mW0OirAjRI
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