Chapter 6, Part II

Chapter 6, Character Creation

Part II, The Rest of the Body

I’m about to give you the greatest advice you can receive in CG: cheat.

Yep, that’s Roland, he’ll tell you things as they are.

This part was devoted to putting the rest of the character together. He was creepy enough with those half-shut eyelids, let alone being just a floating head. Anyway, wow, this went way better than it did the first time around. I remember struggling with PEF to put together the “vest that becomes a shirt”, struggling with the mirror modifier to get the pants done, and because of those two bad experiences I remember deciding to just bring out a couple of bricks to go as shoes. Heck, in comparison, check out the shoes I came up with this time:

I'm gonna Shift-D hundreds of these and sell them on e-bay. What's that, cube skin?

It really pays off to do some experimenting on the side to really master the tools. Don’t just do what the author tells you to do. Go out and explore, that’s how you get the experience. Then again, Roland does tell you to go out on your own, so… just do what he says. Does that make sense?

So in the end of it all, look who’s ready to get his hair unshaved (*hint hint*):



This post is part of a series on the book Blender Foundations.
You can find the base post of the series here.

Next post on the series: Chapter 6 (Character Creation), Part III
Previous post on the series: Chapter 6 (Character Creation), Part I


4 responses to “Chapter 6, Part II

  1. Moonwolf12 March 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    That looks like a dress shoe! Did you use a cloth modifer or did you deform it my hand to fit the body?

  2. Fax March 9, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Nop, no body there :) I did what the author told me to do: cheat ;) If everything but the face and hands will be covered by clothes, there’s no point in modeling the body.

    Now that you mention it, I just noticed I forgot to extrude the neck into a beginning-of-a-torso… If you look closely you’ll see what I mean. Oops!

    • Moonwolf12 March 9, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Haha yeah, and I’m guessing that it wouldn’t be too hard to make a body molding the clothing a little more..
      Oh, and I put your book on hold at the library, your posts have inspired me that much!

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