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3D Character Creation
Class 06: Maquettes


  • Maquettes
  • Class 06 Lab

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A common practice for both 2D and 3D animation is producing small sculptures of significant characters. These hand-held sized culptures are used for fleshing out a character design in three dimensions, as a reference for drawing characters at different angles, or for either a modeling reference or scanned as a base mesh.


Block of wood
Armature wire
Aluminum foil
Grey paint

Class 06 Lab

Maquette Lab

Drawing is not the only method of developing character designs. Using a design from a previous lab or something new you will produce a maquette. The maquette is sculpture made of wood, armature wire, aluminum foil, and clay. This maquette will be 3D scanned in class and used for later assignments so be sure to choose something you want to use for a longer period of time.

You will be graded on the following:
  • Lab Requirements
    • Techniques and processes covered in the instructional material is followed and implemented.
  • Creativity & Craftsmanship
    • Excellent design choices, novel & appealing, and solid clean caliber work.
Assignment Video Tutorials
You may watch the tutorial videos below to help you complete your assignment.

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