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Computer Animation Complete by Steve Worley, Nicholas Woolridge, Martin Wicke, Mark R. Wilkins, Jason Sharpe, Hanspeter Pfister, Ken Perlin, Darwyn Peachey, Mark V. Pauly, F. Kenton Musgrave, Matthias Müller, Alberto Menache, Richard Keiser, Charles John Lumsden, Chris Kazmier, Markus Gross, David Gould, David S. Ebert, Rick Parent

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Chapter 14. Setting Up Your Character

Alberto Menache

Setting up a digital character involves two main steps: mechanical setup and deformation setup. I’m not talking about modeling or lighting, but about motion setup, which is the action of making a character controllable or poseable. Mechanical setup involves creating the skeleton that will drive ...

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