Sunday, September 18, 2011

Character Design

As I attempt to drawn a character, it is hard to envision how we will go from simple drawings to actual 3D characters! A glass, okay. Even a bowl with little spheres in it. But those are symmetrical and people are not. I decided to look up character design of one of my favorite movies, Toy Story, to see how the pros go about doing it.

It is strange watching Buzz and Woody, characters that I have grown up with and seem almost real to me, being created and transformed in computer form. Goes to show how powerful 3D animated characters can be! I love at the end of the video when the designer acts out how he wants Woody to look while trying to catch his balance. I think it will be very helpful to watch the movements and expressions of real people while designing a character on Maya.

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