5 Things That Make a Great Character Model

Dikko breaks down the top 5 things that make a great character model suitable for animation.

Of course, there are lots of things to look out for when defining what makes a great character model. It’s more than just visual appeal, and it’s a lot more than only five things. A new start to what will be an in-depth dive series that looks into modeling for animation and more, Richard “Dikko!” Shilling lists his top 5 things that make a great character model.

Starting with Modeling for Animation. 

“This video will give you my hot tips on what I think makes for a great animation model!” Shilling says about the first episode. “Modeling for animation requires more than just creating a character in 3d.”

“It’s as much a technical art as it is a creative art, so these general tips will put the artist in the right mindset as they begin to dive into the process of modeling a character for animation.”

Shilling uses Blender for the series but does mention that a lot of the concepts are software agnostic. Episode two will detail how to create an animated character from scratch.

About Richard Shilling.

Richard “Dikko!” Shilling is an independent artist and 3D generalist based in Melbourne, Australia. www.dikko.art.

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