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|90* arms with legs close together (almost parallel)||4||33.33%|
|90* arms with legs apart (roughly shoulder width or more)||3||25.00%|
|45* arms with legs close together||2||16.67%|
|45* arms with legs apart||3||25.00%|
|other combination (or different for some specific shots)||0||0%|
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|08 August 2002|
3D Artist / Lead Character Modeller, computer games
It usually depends on the range of movement the character will need, eg. if they're never gonna raise their arms above the head the angles will be significantly lower than if you'll be doing some crazy yoga animations.
In general though, Arms about 60' from the waist, elbows at 45-90 (you can usually get these to work well with any reasonable angle). Legs about 30' forward, and maybe 20 outwards, knees about 30 (but similar to elbows, it doesn't really matter).
This is for game characters that don't need excessive movement, ie. they don't need to sit down, or hold the splits or anything.
Generally I don't like 90' angle bends as they're harder to tweak for other angles.
Just have a play until you find angles that hold the shape you want for 90% of the time.
3D Artist ~ Lead Character Modeller (Computer Games)
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