I feel like this took me ages… I mist once classes and thanks to that I was so behind… To make it work I was following few tutorials from YouTube, Digital Tutors and Lynda… You  can’t imagine how bad I feel when I even couldn’t do what I suppose to do with mage rigging after watching so many tuts.. 

Starting from texture:
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*For final texturing I use Photoshop program and Mudbox
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Rigging & Animating:

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*special thanks to Kate Margaret Morris for showing me a bit how it works and for great tips!  Thank you : )

*bones and controls of mage were created and provided for students by professor Ellen Blaha. I believe it was for making students life easier! Thank you Ellen : ) 

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*I shall never forget again to attach clothing to character before rigging -.- 

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*Belt become as most challenging part! However, I think I solve it not bad?

Finally I decide to present my animation test In Adobe After Effects program : ) I apply there shadows and lights.. it is nothing extreme and still many things there have to be improved.. and honestly I don’t even know how do it yet… but still I feel proud for what I achieve so far.

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*composition, shadows, lights and auto correction +some experimenting done in Adobe After Effects. To change video in to animated gif I use Photoshop program.

Final results of animation test: link

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*The background that I use for this scenery is from Stock Images provided by Andreea Cernestean. (Andreea Cernestean, 2008)

References

Andreea Cernestean. (2008, October 11). Background 1 [Stock Image]. Retrieved from http://frozenstarro.deviantart.com/art/Background-1-100322285

Digital-Tutors. (2002). Tutorials for CG, 3D, 2D, VFX, CAD, games and more > Digital-Tutors. Retrieved from http://www.digitaltutors.com

Lynda. (1995). Online video tutorials & training | lynda.com. Retrieved from http://www.lynda.com

YouTube. (2005, February 15). YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com

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