View Full Version : The head/body maker

10 October 2002, 11:01 AM
Do you think the head and body modeler in xsi 3 is going to far for premade modeling?

10 October 2002, 03:09 AM
For people that are not great human modelers like myself (im more of a cartoony type modeler) I would say that that premade character sets in XSI are a great addtion to the software so im all for it.

10 October 2002, 02:26 PM
lol i cant cartoon model good at all( never really tryed tooooo much though)

10 October 2002, 02:52 PM
I would say it's great. Mostly for doing background characters though. You'll get a decent model and the built in setup is also good enough for making cycles and have them in the background.

Mainly I think all these built in features has a good potential for the background work. I wouldn't use it for closeup or even as a base for a new character that has a 'main role' in the animation.

just my $0.02

best regards

.stefan andersson

10 October 2002, 07:11 PM
I think unfortunately since many won't modify them enough, it will "justify" a lot of poser type reels. I can already hear the interviewers and fellow cgi artists canned questions. I think they will accept use of the great xsi ready rigs, as tools for automating SOME TDs tasks would be more artistically acceptable, but will condemn Obvious use of the ready models except as mentioned for BG.

If they included tools to maintian or reapply the clusters by bbox area or proximity rather than specific topology then one could use them as starter models to modify and still keep some of the modifier tools etc. Therefore the models based on ready models would not have to look like or deform the same way as a result of all having the same topology.

Also I think the safety of loop-quad-grid like models is good for textures but the Grid-like look makes all models look like plastic and deform like plastic IMHO. I buy the muscle loop theory for the mouth but not the quad grid applied to the rest of the body, by working with more dyanmic placement one can use less geometry more accurately placed and have auto surface deforms with just bone articulation and far less deforming ops.

Modelling Applicants:
"Please send in your .emdl for topology comparison script" ;)

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