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07 July 2011, 04:02 PM
I'm taking my steps to animating a character but I'm dubious when it comes to skinning a high-res polygon model.

So, here's what I have so far:
I have a low res model, skinned to my rig for lighter handling in the viewport when I'm animating, and have a high res model with its visibility driven with a slider when its time to render.

But how should I skin the high-res model? should I just bind it to the same rig setup? or should I use a displacement map instead?

I use Maya for animating and Zbrush for the high-res models

07 July 2011, 04:12 AM
Use the joints bound to Lores Geo to bind the HiRes Geo. Copy the skin weights of the LoRes Geo to your HiRes Geo.

07 July 2011, 08:05 AM
What software are you working in? If you're working in Max you could use the SkinWrap modifier to 'skin' the hi-res geometry to the lores

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