some character topology questions

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  02 February 2013
some character topology questions

I am rebuilding a character from a 3ds max class in maya because he had a lot of triangles and his arms did not twist very well.

First, I want to update his facial topology so that he can do some talking. I have watched some classes on digital-tutors and have the book "Stop Staring" so I tried to follow some of those techniques. But, most of the references are not for a character with a snout, so I am wondering if any of you have experience with it and could give some advice. Here is what I have for now. It has only quads, but there are some 5 and 6-pointed vertices.

And for his arms, I saw a youtube video explaining that when the hand is facing down for the modeling pose, you should "pre-twist" the forearm because the hand down is actually towards one extreme of the twist, so I would like to know if this is correct:

Thank you
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  02 February 2013
I think it's best to learn from example. Take notice how edges loop around the nose/mouth area.

If you also want to animate the eyes, then look up facial topology in general.
  02 February 2013
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