Learn how to create character models in Blender by joining CG Cookie Citizen.
Character modeling is a coveted specialty that takes a lot of patience, a lot of skill, and no small amount of work. But character modeling is also a lot of fun and very satisfying once you become comfortable with the techniques and workflows needed to bring your designs to life.
I would be lying if I said there was a single workflow for every character. Every model you do will be done in a slightly different way. In fact, nearly every character artist will approach models with their own outlook and workflow. The goal is to development a workflow that allows you, the artist, to create the required design in an effective and efficient manner.
What you’ll learn
Through this course I will be taking you through a variety of techniques and workflows in order to create our pilot character. Among other things, you will learn how to create basemeshes, find ways to model and sculpt a variety of forms, and discover the different sculpting brushes and systems. You will also learn how to retopologize various surfaces to create clean topology, how to quickly rig and weight paint the character, and finally you’ll see how to pose the character for a more dynamic form.