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01 January 2009, 11:43 AM
So I made a model for an animation i'm working on, it's just a base male model..afterwards I zbrushed it. got the detail in and all that normal mapped it.
Still need to do clothing/armour in it..but i was looking into rigging.

Well this is for my final assignment on school...and never really got into animation before..
So I did weeks of research on the whole rigging process.
I also looked at some plugins (puppetshow etc)
My question is how do I deal with this the best...i tried using bones..but when I use the skin modifier etc and move a bone the body gets all I need a muscle system i guess

Also about facial animation in the same it best to bone a whole face or to use the morphe modifier..

01 January 2009, 12:44 PM
you don't need a muscle plugin, you need to paint the weights of your skin properly, muscle systems add giggle and secondary motion but if your skinning sucks, you won't be able to fix that with the muscles...
for the facial, i'd say morpher, is more straight forward and easier ( for me, at least... )
good luck!

01 January 2009, 02:38 PM
sweet thanks.

I will try to get it to work properly with weight painting.
about the I need to seperate the head from the body to make it work better or not seeing as the morpher is applied to the whole body mesh..

01 January 2009, 04:33 PM
some people prefer to separate it, some others prefer not to, so i guess is really up to you...if you are not gonna see the cut ( hidden under the clothes or whatever ) you may want to separate it?

01 January 2009, 04:40 PM
I highly recommend that you get this dvd form Paul Neal

01 January 2009, 04:49 PM
Thanks I will go with the flow haha..
Got some good starting lines I'll probally post when it's done or WIP it

01 January 2009, 09:11 PM
I agree with abahena, the rigging tutorial from is really good as well.

Good luck!

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