Croc: Maya Blocking

Walkthroughs: Croc

In This Class You’ll Access…
* Croc Concept Art by the very talented James Castillo .

This page shows how Croc was blocked in Maya. This is the preparation stage before sculpting in ZBrush.

Learn how to match to difficult reference, techniques for keeping models appealing and lump-free, and workflows that’ll have you build your characters fast.
 

Watch The Page Overview

 
The blocking stage contributes towards your final sculpt by helping you to

– match your reference with 3qtr image planes
– explore proportions with an “easy to modify” workflow
– keep it simple, focus on the primary forms without getting lost in details
– rough your forms quickly
– use the tools that create simple appealing shapes

This workflow will focus your attention on “the whole” rather than on details, and this will help you create your characters with appeal and speed.

Running Time: 1:02 hrs
Software: Maya 2016-18
Instructor: Andrew Silke

Class Time: 1:02 hrs

1. Model Timelapse With Commentary (14 mins)

1.1 – Page Overview (3:01 mins)
1.2 – Croc Block Timelapse (4:32 mins)
1.3 – Croc Sculpt Timelapse (5:04 mins)
1.4 – Comparing Meshes (1:46 mins)

2. Three Quarter Image Reference (16 mins)

2.1 – 3qtr Image Plane Info (3:57 mins)
2.2 – Camera Setup (3:31 mins)
2.3 – Create Image Plane (3:13 mins)
2.4 – Image Plane Keys (2:47 mins)
2.5 – Tweak Adjust Cam (3:04 mins)

3. Planning The Model Block (7:05 mins)

3.1 – Block Planning (3:21 mins)
3.2 – Secondary Tertiary Forms (3:44 mins)

4. Maya Blocking (8:37 mins)

4.1 – Block Introduction (2:08 mins)
4.2 – Block Cleanly (2:55 mins)
4.3 – Block Mirror (1:21 mins)
4.4 – Intersecting Objects (54 sec)
4.5 – Block The Whole (1:19 mins)

5. Maya Sculpting (5:07 mins)

5.1 – Sculpt Grab Move (2:25 mins)
5.2 – Sculpt Wax/Pinch (2:42 mins)

6. Sending To ZBrush (9:20 mins)

6.1 – GoZ Setup (1:23 mins)
6.2 – Combine/Check (2:02 mins)
6.3 – ZBrush Scale (1:37 mins)
6.4 – Send To ZBrush (2:12 mins)
6.5 – Send To Maya (2:06 mins)

7. Student Before/After (1:37 mins)

7.1 – Student Before/After (1:37 mins)

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