Making your Character on Maya

Alright, Time to see what you guys can do with your new found skills!

Just let me eat my breakfast (gets veggie patty ready) and then we will be on our way!

Okay, so first in Maya, click on Create, and then any of the curve options if you want your character to be not one particular shape. My character, Davie, I made using only curves for the head and body, two spheres for eyes, a taurus for his halo, and three cones for the ghost-like ending to his body. It will be best if you add Snap Key to the curve, but it’s optional. OKAY! So, first, make the head of your character. It can be anything you want it to be. HOWEVER: make sure you take into account that we will be using Revolve, making your model 3D. So make sure you don’t make a star out of one curve. Try something simple, like a cone or a sphere. When the curve is done,hit enter and BAM; your head is made! CLICK REVOLVE(it’s under surfaces). Next, your character needs eyes. Give him/her as many spheres as you want for the eyes, and re-scale them to any size you want too.

After that, make the body out of either curves, objects, or a mix of both(I did the mix for Davie).Of course you guys remembered to click Revolve every curve when you hit enter, right? Do the same thing for hands and feet.

Finally, you need to parent the body with the appendages and eyes. So, hold Shift, and click all the objects. Now go under Edit, and click Parent. Now every part of your creation is connected. CONGRATS! YOUR VERY OWN LITTLE ANIMATION BABY! Next time I’ll teach you about Jointing things.

If you have any questions, email me at balgowr1@tcnj.edu

Have a great day guys!

Davie

btw, this is Davie if you don’t know who I’m talking about

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~ by shadowdroid677 on March 15, 2013.

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