So You Wanna Make Games?? | Episode 3: Character Art -

So You Wanna Make Games?? | Episode 3: Character Art

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In this video, you’ll get an overview of the character modeling workflow and learn about some of the character artists’ key considerations throughout the modeling process. We’ll also introduce the art of texturing—from hand-painting to using shaders—which is often part of a character artist’s role in addition to modeling.

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  1. this isn't really describing character art so much as a 3d character model. Characters don't always have to be 3d. Also you should have talked a bit about how a character is originated. Starting with the fact that the concept art (which you didn't actually describe last video) is used to present different versions of a particular character or item or world/background in order for your director (or lead developer or whatever), to choose from. So your character starts with your description, and how it looks, before ever getting to the 3d model stage. I do understand that this is supposed to be an overview and not an in-depth tutorial on making games, but regardless of how many people say this series is great, it doesn't really offer much in the way of information. I guess if it inspires people to get into game art, then it's probably done it's job, it's just, I'm watching these videos to get something a little more substantive.


  3. Love this series!! You guys really know what's in beginners' mind…orz

  4. is there anything that goes more in-depth for becoming a inspiring character artist


  6. Omg the art for this video and the jokes are realy funny 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. Great explanation! Being a character artist is always my dream. Still working on it!

  8. Thank you for this high quality insight of this topic! ♥

  9. so cool you guys and doing these… not only breaking down the process but give us more about the artist behind the scenes

  10. thank you so so much for this! I want to become game character and game asset artist.You did better explain than my university.Thank you a ton!

  11. Who needs school when there are great videos like this on the youtube?

  12. these videos are edited so well! i love em ~!

  13. thank you for explaining what I do to my parents

  14. Yeah I already "know" this but….. it's one thing to know it. It's another to execute. I've said this before right? I've said it cause it's true.

  15. And i still have a question who desing thr the map

  16. I wonder what kind of books or videos I can refer to study principles of character animation as a non-artist. Any recommendations?

  17. These are great gang, please keep making them and how can I help support?

  18. I'm a freelancer in 3d character modeling and one day I'm going to work on this team.

  19. Even a nerdy Russian is still really cute. I mean, lol.

  20. 8:40 Willem ma dude… When you get so good at Sculpting… YOU BECOME THE SCULPT!

  21. Learning Sculpting is actually really easy. You have shapes, different brushes, dyntopo etc… you can learn this in just a few months.. learning anatomy needs years of practice and experience.. so keep trying and when you're not improving, it's normal!

  22. I'm a character artist, I feel bad that I can't name all the bones.

  23. my character is cube with a cute face and a gun. in 2D. made of pixels

  24. People Like me : 8:46 (purchases a goddammn 2nd Hand Book From Ebay about Human Anatomy

    A Pro,Epic Dev : Models A Characters In Blender , Open Mixamo,Rig,Noice😁😁😁

  25. Although people are so scared of 3D art, I actually think it's waaay easier than 2D art. With 3D you don't have to think about perspective.

  26. These videos are just amazing!! So helpful and encouraging.

  27. I was scared that Russian girl at 11:00 was gonna say just get good 😀

  28. I've always been good at commission art or elaborating on someone's design, but sometimes it is easy to overelaborate or change, or NOT change a design enough! The tips in this video really helped me figure out how to design characters and skins a lot more understandably and cleanly. Thank you!

  29. 5:50
    Left: When you order a 3D figurine based off the photo/artwork
    Right: what it looks like when it arrives in the mail

  30. I feel like I'm being taught game art by Ezreal.

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