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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: OkamiCage on March 20, 2013, 06:46:13 pm

Title: Head Building and Other Character Creation Help
Post by: OkamiCage on March 20, 2013, 06:46:13 pm
How do I make a good head? And, I don't mean ones from little kid cartoons. I mean a REALLY good Anime Character. I really need the help, please and thank you.  8) XD
Title: Re: Head Building and Other Character Creation Help
Post by: cooldude234 on March 20, 2013, 08:18:16 pm
It really depends on what you want.
The best way to do it though, is study the real proportions of the human head first, then simplify and exaggerate it to your desire.

From what you have stated that's the best advice I can give. Maybe give a more detailed question?
Title: Re: Head Building and Other Character Creation Help
Post by: dwalcott on March 25, 2013, 06:10:17 am
http://m.
&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvvRbuFaz-qk

Hope this helps...
Title: Re: Head Building and Other Character Creation Help
Post by: cooldude234 on March 25, 2013, 11:49:10 pm
http://m.
&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvvRbuFaz-qk

Hope this helps...
I don't think that's what the poster is asking.
And, I don't mean ones from little kid cartoons
Title: Re: Head Building and Other Character Creation Help
Post by: wacky blend on March 28, 2013, 02:28:34 pm
I suggest you look into a program I use called "Make Human" from makehuman.org these models can be saved as obj and imported to Anim8or. Remove the unwanted body and make the eyes about 2.5 times bigger, small to no nose and tiny mouth for anime features.

You could try this example, should you want to do it from scratch.


Title: Re: Head Building and Other Character Creation Help
Post by: johnar on March 30, 2013, 07:21:58 am
Wacky blend. Nice link  ;D.
 OkamiCage .That link is a good start. I'm still using characters built from that tut before it became a video.
 (my avatar for example). I found, when building from scratch, that starting with a sphere was a good simple way of getting pretty decent results. Using premade models is ok if you're happy doing that, but theres nothing quite like making your own from the beginning.
 Nice.  :)
Title: Re: Head Building and Other Character Creation Help
Post by: cooldude234 on March 30, 2013, 07:40:24 pm
Yea but the original poster(op) was asking for a good anime character. Not one
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from little kid cartoons.
So they are looking for a good character, which could mean anything, but they state not ones from kids cartoons. Which still leaves the question very vague. I still think the op is asking for something more realistic than that of a kids cartoon.
Anime = animation in Japanese = Japanese animation
so the op is asking for non kid-like Japanese animation not cartoons.
Maybe something more traditional like
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium/japanese-beauty-leo-gordon.jpg (http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium/japanese-beauty-leo-gordon.jpg)