Frank [123D Creature Bust]

I had some free time today to play around with 123D Creature from Autodesk. It’s a free app available on iOS devices and PC (so far) for sculpting 3D creature models and painting them in a manor not unlike the professional sculpting tool Mudbox. This is my first attempt at using the app. I have to say I really enjoy it. It performs well on my iPad 3, and really grabs you while you’re working, taking your mind off other things.

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Undead Gunslinger – Mixamo Walk Cycle

I had a chance to play with Mixamo’s cloud service, which includes an auto-rigger, and animation clips. I uploaded my Undead Gunslinger base mesh. After only a few short minutes, and what was essentially a push button solution, he lives! Brains! Here’s a short video clip of him on the Mixamo website.



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Undead Gunslinger • Base Mesh

I spent the weekend building most of the base mesh of my latest 3D model, Undead Gunslinger, based on the model sheet I drew. I used Maya 2012. I’ve never really used Maya, so it has been a real learning experience. (I’m originally a 3D Studio Max guy.)I have been recording the entire process. As I am able to, I’ll edit all the hours of footage (about 20 hours) down to something more reasonable, add voice over and post it all on Youtube.

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