Character Design for Production

Character Design for Production

Ever wanted to create your own 3D characters but didn’t know where to start?

Creating characters in 3D can be a scary undertaking. There’s a lot to learn, such as when should I sculpt a character and when should I hand model it? Is it cheating to use a pre-made rig? What format should I export a final animation in? And that’s without even thinking about the character itself!

If you get any of these steps wrong, it could mean starting your project all over again, leading to a lot of wasted time and a huge drop in creativity. If you’re working in a team, things get even more complicated.
Most tutorials only cover one part of the animation pipeline. They teach you how to sculpt a character, but not how to rig it. Or they teach you how to animate a walk cycle, but not how to fix the rig on your own characters.

This tutorial series will help you understand all of the steps in character creation. With over 30 hours of video we’ll cover everything you need to make professional cartoon characters in Blender. From modeling a character, all the way through your first animation.

In it we’ll cover:

  • Modelling
  • Sculpting
  • Retopoogy
  • UV unwrapping
  • Texturing painting
  • Materials
  • Rigging
  • Skin weight painting
  • Animation and
  • Rendering out a final video – where I’ll share my best output settings that I’ve been using for years that give the best combination of quality and file size

By the end of this tutorials series, you’ll have your own version of the Suzanne character, professionally rigged and ready for further animation.

Now it needs to be said, this is NOT a beginners course. With over 30 hours to get through there’s little time for hand-holding. So we won’t be spending a great deal of time covering Blender’s interface or keyboard shortcuts. You’re going to need to have the basics down before tackling this tutorial series. But if you’ve created a few donuts, swords or treasure chests and you’re looking for your next challenge, this series is for you.

Extra Material:

  • In this download you’ll get:
  • 30+ hours of video tutorials guiding you through the character creation process
  • The original Suzanne sketches to model from
  • A final, finished version of the Suzanne rig, ready to animate
  • All the textures and Photoshop files
  • The completed Blender files for all chapters, so you can pick up at any point during the tutorial
  • My personal email address where you can ask any follow up questions

Reviews

Average rating: 3.50 out of 5 stars
2 reviews
5 stars
4 stars
1
3 stars
1
2 stars
1 star
  • It is ok course!

    I give 4 stars because I want to see a english translation on the screen. The course is not bad. It is a good course. A little unclear the movie of this course but is good explanation. Some key tabs must to be seeing on the screen to have a good underestand but is a good course! Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

    Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

    • Thanks heaps Chifan. I’m glad you’re enjoying the course and all your critiques are perfectly fair. Unfortunately I didn’t know about the ‘screencasts’ addon when I created these videos. But I have one now, so any future courses will definitely use it ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

      Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Not Bad

    Giving it 3 start because the videos are low quality some text are hard to read unless if you know blender well that wouldn’t be a big issue

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

    Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

    • Hi Hesham. Unfortunately not much I can do about the audio at this point, but I might be able to help with the text, at least a little. I had to lower the quality to stay within FlippedNormals file size limits. I’d be happy to give you a code to download the videos off my Gumroad page. Shoot me an email if you’re interested.

      1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

      Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

      Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

      • Hi Jamie thanks for replying the audio is fine and clear the only issue was the video is quality was a bit less than someone would expect.
        your explanation is great and i actually got your course instead of grant abbitt course.
        thanks a lot and look for more content from you.

        1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

        Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

        Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

        • Thanks Hesham. Somewhat impressed you chose my course over Grant Abbitt’s. His videos are always good, although usually directed more at beginners.

          There should be an email you can contact me on with your download. If not, let me know here and we’ll work something out. But again – more than happy to provide you a free link to the higher quality videos.

          At present I don’t have another course in the works, but I’ve got a bunch of free tutorials on YouTube if you haven’t found them already:
          http://www.youtube.com/jamiedunbar

          1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

          Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

          Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

          • i already sent an email to the one you shared on your website
            Titled: Character design course.
            thanks again for replying

            1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

            Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • You must log in and be a buyer of this product to submit a review.

    Comments are closed.