January 27, 2005

Author: John Balestrieri

This is another test to see whether or not it is possible to quickly model, pose and render an expressive 3d character for children’s books illustration.

I have used a low resolution mesh to speed modeling and ti make the silhouette more decisive. The shading material also works with the low resolution mesh to loosely model the surface. Finally, an outline was rendered with the image to make the edges clearer.

Model rigged with "Cactus Dan's CD IK Tools":http://www.cactus3d.com/Plugins.html. Colorized in PhotoShop.

5 Hours to research, sketch & model. Cinema 4D.