Today, with the growth of technology, gamers expect engaging and realistic characters in their three dimensional, animated gaming environments. With software like Maya and 3DS Max that help to create of all kinds of imaginary creatures, gamers surely are rightful to games that really set the imagination on fire.
Character Modeling Skills and tasks
Although applications like Maya and 3DS Max offer excellent tools for creation of 3D modelling and the creation of 3D characters, there are a number of skills that every expert modeler needs. We, as character modelers, have these essential skills:
- Drawing skills
- The skills to convert art into manageable forms and structures
Creating a character, whether it is for a PC game or a movie, needs imagination. Character modeler needs to be able to see the character in its environment, to know what it is thinking and feeling, and then he/she needs to be able to translate those thoughts and feelings into art which can be animated.
Characters, whether they are for fiction, film or game, seem realistic in the case of their ability to possess both good and bad characteristics. A well-rounded fictional character reminds us of our humanity, our good and bad characteristics and a true artist is able to portray these characteristics through their characters.
3D Character Modeller
3D character modeller should have a clear image of what your character intend to say, how it reacts to the environments, and what its strengths and weaknesses are, in this case 3d character modeler have the magic ingredients necessary to create and develop characters that are realistic, even the pink and purple dinosaur kind.
Drawing Skills for Character Modelling
Good drawing skills are crucial for creating good 3D character models. Depending on the types of characters you intend to create, the character modeler needs drawing human anatomy or animal anatomy skills. Understanding anatomy and how bones and muscles move are essential skills which help character modeler to create realistic animation movements for your characters.