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“Dumber” July 11 secs club

Posted on July 23, 2011  2 Comments
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I was supposed to attend the Paris Sketchcrawl today but the rainy weather put me off.

Instead I played around with the Morpheus rig as it allows for easy customisations so no two rigs look the same and many people recommended it to me.

The customisation options are pretty insane and surprisingly the character stays very appealing but I must say that I am not too happy about the facial rig which I am finding very limiting. The lips don’t give much freedom especially the bottom one and the geometry collapses on itself too often when hitting asymmetrical extreme poses. It is possible to tweak the blend shapes but I don’t really have time for that. The nose and ears controls are really cool though, I have never had that before.

Does anyone know where the head squash and stretch is? I just can’t find it!

Here is the blocking for this month 11 seconds club. I don’t intend to spend too much time on this piece as I just want to test Morpheus but let’s see where I am tomorrow evening.

I have gone a bit further and did a quick blocking + pass but I am not liking the mouth rig at all. Instead of thinking “what do I want to do?” I am finding myself pondering “what can the rig handle?”. Too bad it is a really cool rig, I will probably use it for background characters or physical test but not for close-ups anymore.

and Final!


2 Responses to ““Dumber” July 11 secs club”

  1. Yung on July 24th, 2011 02:12

    nice Olivier!

  2. Olivier Ladeuix on July 24th, 2011 02:23

    thanks Yung! Sorry for yesterday :-(

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