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Sculpting a Primitive Head Shape
Sculpting a complete Planar Head
Smoothing the Planar Head
Stylising the Head Sculpt
Timelapse: Sculpting Rain's Head
Timelapse: Vertex Painting
Timelapse: Sculpting Hair
Timelapse: Head Design Variations
Timelapse: Finishing Rain's Head Design
Creating a Primitive Body
Sculpting the Planar Torso
Sculpting the Planar Arms & Legs
Sculpting the Planar Hands & Feet
Smoothing & Stylising the Body
Creating Clothing Basemeshes
Update: Optimal Clothing Basemesh
Modelling additional Basemeshes
Stretching vs Compression
Sculpting Wrinkles & Folds
Polishing the Surfaces
Finishing the additional Elements
Timelapse: Sculpting Rains Body
Timelapse: Rains Autumn Outfit
Timelapse: Adjusting Proportions and the Outfit
Timelapse: Rains Summer Outfit
Timelapse: Sculpting Rains final Outfit
Fast & rough Retopology for the Head
Modelling the inner Head & transferring Details
Adding the teeth, gums & tongue
Basic Expression Shapekeys
Sculpting an Expression
Breakdown: Expression Guide Part 1
Breakdown: Expression Guide Part 2
Breakdown: Design Adjustments
Breakdown: Adding extra Appeal
Creating & Guiding Topology
Planning the Facial Retopology
Facial Retopology - Edge Flow & Articulation
Update: Strategic 2-Poles
Facial Retopology - Patches & Poles
Facial Retopology - Creases & Tweaking
Timelapse: Head Retopology
Timelapse: Body Retopology
Timelapse: Inner Body & Transfering Volume
Timelapse: Head Objects & Tweaking
Timelapse: Hair Retopology
Timelapse: Shirt & Pants Retopology Pt.1
Timelapse: Shirt & Pants Retopology Pt.2
Timelapse: Shoe modeling & additional Tweaking
Timelapse: Scarf Retopology & Finishing Touches
Timelapse: Sculpting Snow's Head
Timelapse: Sculpting Snow's Body
Timelapse: Polishing Snow
Timelapse: Sculpting Snow's Outfit
Timelapse: Remeshing & Adjusting Snow
Timelapse: Snow's Expression Tests
Timelapse: Posing Snow
Live: Facial Retopology
Live: Head Retopology
Live: Hair Retopology
Live: Upper Body Retopology
Live: Body Retopology
Live: Retopo tweaks & outfit
Live: Outfit Retopology
Live: Retopology Finale
Live: Body UV Mapping
Live: Outfit UV Mapping
Live: UV Mapping Finale
Live: Base Colors & Preparations
Live: Tiles & Procedural Detail
Live: Height Map Painting
Live: Detail Extraction & Stitches
Youtube Version: Stylized Character Workflow in Blender 2.81
Preventing/Fixing Boolean Errors
File 1: Head Sculpting Lessons
File 2: Body Sculpting Lessons
File 3: Topology Examples
File 4: Facial Topology & Planning
Topology Guides - Killing/Directing Loops
Topology Guides - Poles & Edge Flow
Topology Guides - Stretching & Pinching
Topology Guides - Hiding Stretching
Topology Guides - Strategic 2-Poles
Topology Guides - Hard-Modeling Creases
Facial Topology - Edge Flow
Facial Topology - Landmarks
Facial Topology - Articulation
Facial Topology - Patches & Poles
Facial Topology - Creases
Facial Topology - Deformations
Body Topology - Seperate Limbs
Body Topology - Joint Loops
Body Topology - Finishing Touches
1 - Head Exploration
1 - Head Polish
2 - Body Iterations
2 - Outfit Variations
3 - Expression Tests
4 - Retopology
4 - UV unwrapping
5 - Turntable Renders
6 - Pose Exploration
6 - Pose Polishing
1 - Concept Drawings
2 - Head Sculpting
3 - Full Body Sculpting
4 - Outfit Sculpting
5 - Expression Tests
6 - Pose test
7 - Retopo (Face)
8 - Retopo (Head)
9 - Hair Retopology
10 - Body Retopology
11 - Outfit Retopology
12 - Turntable Tests
Rain - File 1: Head Sculpting
Rain - File 2: Body & Outfit Sculpting
Rain - File 3: Expression Tests
Rain - File 4: Retopology & UV mapping
Rain - File 5: Shading & Texturing
Rain - File 6: Posing
Rain - File 7: Lighting & Composition
Snow - File 1: Concept
Snow - File 2: Sculpting
Snow - File 3: Testing
Snow - File 4: Retopology
Snow - File 5: UVs & Shading
Snow - File 6: Rendering & Compositing
Rain - Final Render
Rain - Turnaround
Rain - Turnaround (Clay)
Rain - Turnaround (Wire)
Rain - Turntables
Snow - Final Render
Snow - Turnaround
Snow - Turnaround (Clay)
Snow - Turnaround (Wire)
Snow - Turntables
Rain & Snow - Final Render
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4: Clean Retopology
5th March 2020
This is the first of 3 videos on retopologizing the face in practice. In this first lesson it's all about laying out the most important loops for the edge flow, and articulation areas.
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3rd May 2020 - 20:46
The mirrored topology doesn't match the object
4th May 2020 - 10:17
*@Moncy Yohannan* Your retopology object could be rotated or moved a bit or your sculpt is not symmetrical. Apply all transforms with Ctrl + A on the retopology object and check if it's still happening.
8th May 2020 - 14:05
*@Julien Kaspar* thanks a for replying actually it is fixed now, the problem is that I forget to add mirror object "empty" so it was not symetrized
8th May 2020 - 14:10
*@Julien Kaspar* actually i got my final output, feeling so proud thanks for the tutorials :)
10th October 2021 - 19:14
I'm lost and I could use some help.. At first, I sculpted the face as in section 2 and connected it with the whole body. After that, in section 3, I created a new face with shrink-wrap based on the existing face. On that new object, I made all the shape keys for facial expressions and also made some corrections for the base model as you mentioned with the shape keys adjustments. (For me, I had to correct the eyes a little more). One thing to note is that Multires cannot be applied if you have shape keys.
On this lesson, are you topologizing based on the shrinkwrap object you created in section 3?
Also, why didn't we retopology the face before bothering with the facial expressions? Why sculpt -> shrinkwrap -> make expressions -> retopology and not simply sculpt -> retopology -> make expressions?
I'll be waiting for a response until I move on!
12th October 2021 - 10:46
@Stylianos Andreolas Thanks for following the videos so closely! To clarify some things:
To give some production examples: For the open movie Spring I created a set of expression tests but they didn't end up being used. The style was in the end much different than the tests I've sculpted and as a result I created a retopology that didn't support all the expressions we had in the film. Smiles lacked folds around the eyes and it caused issues to create an appealing, genuine smile.
For Sprite Fright on the other hand I made many more expression sculpts and this informed some key features we needed for the retopology and the style of the animation.
12th October 2021 - 10:55
@Julien Kaspar Thanks for your quick response! It was very helpful.
1st October 2020 - 08:00
In the tutorial you are completing the loop around the mouth and your faces perfectly match up and sort of snap together. Mine isn't doing this. Any idea why not?
1st October 2020 - 10:17
*@spencerprice10* You have to enable the "Clipping" option in the mirror modifier.
1st October 2020 - 20:27
*@Julien Kaspar* Thanks you're the best!
26th November 2020 - 14:02
Regarding the Shrinkwrap modifier, the option copy and apply is no longer available. It is also not really clear to me why the modifier should be applied.
26th November 2020 - 15:07
@Davide Prati In the latest version the modifiers got updated a lot in the user interface. You can now drag & drop them freely. "Copy" also got renamed to Duplicate and you can find those options in the dropdown menu next to the visibility toggles.
Since shortcuts also now work I can recommend to duplicate the modfiier via Shift + D and then apply it with Ctrl + A.
The reason why modifiers need to be applied is because no modifier is causing actual changes to the mesh. They are effects that are added on top in a non-destructive way. Because there can be a big difference between the shrinkwrap modifier preview and the actual mesh you can get unforeseeable results when modeling & sculpting the mesh. Applying the modifier prevents that.
Hopefully at some point Blender will introduce a live shrinkwrapping method that applies itself automatically but until then the modifiers are the way to go,
27th November 2020 - 17:05
Thanks Julien for your reply. I see, it make sense to apply the shrinkwrap modifier from time to time then.