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06 June 2004, 09:02 PM
Hello CGTalkers.

I am trying to learn MAYA, this is the first character I am modeling in order to achieve that, and obviously the first time I am posting ever.
I couldn´t help creating a history for him though, so I am planning on going all the way, meaning animation too.
I would like to have some coments and/or critics so I can improve it..

Thank you so much.

06 June 2004, 02:07 PM
The line his lips make goes straight across. He might look more natural if you changed it a little (most people's lips make a very slight 'w' or 'm' shape from the front.

He looks a little surprised to me. I'm not really sure how to fix this without losing any character. You could try curving the upper eyelid a little less, lowering it, or raising the ball in the socket. Like I said though, it will probably be tricky to change it and not mess up the model's look.
One last little nitpick: the wrinkles on his nose seem a tiny bit sharp.
This is coming along very well. I can't wait to see it textured.

06 June 2004, 07:50 PM
Well, I agree about the nose wrinkles. They should be more rounded and smaller. In fact, you might be better off getting rid of them from the model and later adding them in as a bump-map.

To get rid of the surprised look, try lowering his brow ridge and bringing it forward slightly. Just don't go overboard and give him an angry look.

By the way, what kind of character is he? He reminds me of gollum or some sort of halfling.

Nice for your first MAYA model! Post the animation when you're done.

06 June 2004, 10:57 PM
Hi, here I have an update, based on your coments.

SlashTen > Thankyou so much, you helped me to see things that I was skiping, great tips.

Jumbo_Spaceman > You are right too, specialy about the wrinkles on the nose.

Well, I am having to much trouble trying to fix the wrinkles, cause I accidentaly deleted the low version, I guess is my lack of xperience with MAYA, I aslo rigged and skinned it, before even do any UV map, texture or so.
Ah, and he is supposed to be one kind of a goblin. sort of...

Thank you so much.!

I tried to kill the surprised look, but I har to do more changes in order to acomplish that... I guess I am going to resolve that once I am configuring the expresions...

Ainda năo sei o que e.!!

Thank you.!!

07 July 2004, 05:12 PM
hey ...he looks very good...

keep it up...
see ya!!

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