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I’m wondering if you (or someone else) can direct me to people/places where I can connect with creators of custom rigged 3D characters for Cinema 4D?
I’m working on a printed children’s book where I have a need for a family consisting of two 7-ish-year-old kids (one boy and one girl) and their two parents. I will need to pose the characters, but not actually animate them.
You have no contact options nor Web-site mentioned anywhere. How can people contact you, other than in the forum?
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Have you consider to get the rights on a figure and use the Character Object? It is pretty fast and for stills, that shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes to set up. For my tutorials series, e.g., Cinematography, I used “Poser” figure. Anyway, always check how much distribution right you get and how far you can change the content. Fine Print stuff.
A friend works over at 3D DAZ, they have tons of Kids “actors”.
TurboSquid comes to mind. Anyway, make certain you get the characters in a T-Pose.
I leave this thread here for shortly, then I move it to QA, OK?
Hmmm. Doc, I have a Cineversity membership (actually I already signed up for the next release of C4D). I just tried entering the coupon codes for 2017/2018 and for 2018/2019 that I was given, but my membership status still says “expired.” Looks like I can use some help re-activating my membership.
I’m not sure I understand what you mean by getting the rights on a figure and using the Character Object. I know how to make a Figure primitive, but that’s about it. Can you please elaborate?
I appreciate you digging deeper, Doc. I’ll take a look at Bret’s feature film level rig tutorial so I can see what I’ve gotten myself into this time.
I’m also looking at the Human Alloy and Render People sites, but I’m not yet certain if I want photo realistic or a cross between realistic and cartoon. Do you think Bret would be able to give me advice if I reached out to him? Is he even available for contact? Or, is there a Cineversity character/rigging expert who I could consult with?
Mark, my suggestion to watch this presentation is based on the idea to get the bandwidth of what facial expression rigging can be. (For me, that is one of the most amazing Character animation pipeline presentations I have ever seen) As mentioned, it (facial rigging) is not a standardized technique, nor is anyone following specific rules. My intention here is to give you enough background to see clearly what some offerings have, or maybe not.
Well, I can’t speak for Bret, you have to try. If you go through the given content here on Cineversity or in the Content Browser, you might find someone who speaks aesthetically the book’s language. (We are all professionals in terms of reading facial expressions, even if we might have a wide variety in our interpretations of those ) So, this is not a simple task.
I do not suggest people here, as I always would miss one or the other, and I’m in trouble then, also: I don’t want to invest time to turn CV into a job forum.
What I strongly suggest, you need to give people an option to contact you in a non-public way. No one likes to show of as a “in need of work” kinda guy in public.