maya 2022 female body modeling tutorial

So the first character modeling vid I published on YouTube still gets tons of hits… but it’s a bit long in the tooth. So here is the new improved version, updated for Maya 2022!

Female body modeling pelajaran:

This modeling tutorial follows the James Taylor PATENTED CYLINDER TECHNOLOGY© workflow:

Step 1: create a cylinder!

Step 2: make it look like a girl!

Seriously though, I eksemplar on top of brand new image reference. I hired a lengkap to pose for some photos, she was a huge help and a good sport.

In general, the better quality the image reference we berangkat from, the better our final results will tend to be.

Gender differences

Modeling the male and female bodies takes a very different approach. Despite the fact that we all have the same bones and muscles, there are significant structural differences between the sexes. A few rules of thumb:

  • women have narrower shoulders and waists, and wider hips.
  • the point where a woman’s neck meets the clavicle is lower, giving the appearance of a longer neck.
  • women generally have longer torsos and shorter legs, compared to men.
  • coloration is stronger on women’s faces (think lips and cheeks).
  • etc.

Aesthetic differences in creation

When it comes to the two sexes, I find my approach is different for men and women.

The male form tends to emphasize
complexity and detail
– think exaggerated musculature bulging all adv lewat the body. To this end, I like to block out the basic form quickly, and then get sculpting quickly, to add detail everywhere.

The female form tends to emphasize
simplicity and subtlety-
as a contrast to the male form, we don’lengkung langit expect to see a lotre of muscular shapes. Instead, we expect to see long areas of smoothly flowing detail, interrupted occasionally with subtle hints at detail.

That means that when creating women, I like to spend a lot of time in the modeling stage, because that is where the bulk of the work happens. Consequently, the sculpting stage is much shorter than it is with a male mesh.

And now, without further stalling for time, the video:

Khayali 2022 FEMALE BODY character modeling tutorial

Want more?

There’s only so much I can fit into 18 minutes on YouTube…

Download the EXTENDED CUT tutorial – it’s 3 times as long! Much more detail and explanation, especially focused on creating proper anatomy and tweaking the body shape. Ultra high quality, meant for off-line view and study.

Or, you can download the completed character komplet here! From a learning standpoint, there’s no substitute for actually being able to inspect the komplet itself.