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Creating A Male Groom With XGen


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Creating A Male Groom With XGen
Instructors: CRYSTAL BRETZ
13 lectures • Project Files • 3h 55m
Video: MP4 1920x1080 44 KHz | English
Updated 2021 | Size: 5.75 GB


Discover how to create eyelashes, eyebrows, and coarse and fine facial hair, plus pick up tips and tricks to speed up your grooming workflow in Maya. This workshop by Crystal Bretz, Senior Character/Creature Modeler at Framestore, takes you through the process of efficiently creating a realistic male groom using XGen. The tutorial is designed for beginners to XGen but some experience of working in Maya will be expected.

All of the starter content needed to follow along with this workshop is provided, including the base head geometry and exclusive photo references. Crystal begins with the base head (supplied) and demonstrates how to use it effectively, and teaches the correct ways to set your project up and get things started using XGen. She then dives into the grooming process, covering modifiers, painting density maps in Mari, and stray hair expressions. The tutorial concludes with a section on basic procedural hair look development and rendering your groom using Arnold in Maya.

The goal of this workshop is to help you understand the complete step-by-step process of creating a male groom with XGen while giving you the tools and knowledge needed to create your own styles later with ease.

Senior Character/Creature Modeler at Framestore
Crystal Bretz is a Senior Character/Creature Modeller working in Canada. She has worked for many companies over the years such as Digital Domain, Method Studios, DNEG, and BRON. Crystal is currently working as a Senior Modeler at Framestore and her background as a generalist saw her work on many different types of media, including episodic TVC, short films, feature films, VR, and animated features. She is most well known for her work on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Marvel's Black Panther, and Netflix Original: The Willoughbys.

Crystal has had work published by 3D Artist magazine, Artstation Magazine, and has been credited in Cinefex along with her fellow colleagues on Black Panther. Crystal has a passion for 3D characters and loves to help and mentor others. She writes blogs, shares advice on her online platforms, and regularly streams live on Twitch to inspire other artists towards successful careers in the VFX industry.


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