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Thorr Video Montage

Thorr Video Montage

Thorr Video Montage

Thorr Video Montage – An Autodesk Maya 3D model detailed with Zbrush turntable video of my first fully rigged character. The character is one of many from the Citadel 7 sci-fi book series by Yuan Jur http://www.citadel7online.com/. This has been a long time in the works and has come out much better than I imagined that it would. The primary tutorial that I followed to do the rigging was “Creating a Character Rig” By: Maya Learning Chanel. This model will be used to create board game figurines and multi-sized collectible merchandise statues. The next process in the project is to do is to create all the nodes for color, lighting and textures which is a art form in itself and then animating a martial arts style kata unique to the Scarzen… In other words, I will just be making one up as I go since I don’t know any katas and it would be very difficult to animate one accurately from a video.

Please keep in mind that this is my first fully rigged 3D character made with Autodesk Maya and detailed with Zbrush and my first time editing video with Adobe Premier. Yes, it is simple but is was fun!


Artwork information:
  • Artist: Ralph Hawke Manis
  • Date: January 20th, 2019
  • Medium: 3D model and animation
  • Software: Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop for 2D color still and Premier for the video editing.
  • Dimensions: Variable
  • Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware


System specs: Water cooled Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz | 32 Gigs DDR4 RAM | 64-bit OS | GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit Dual Monitor


Video Addition Credits:
Beginning free background: “Shiny Space Flare” from AA VFX.
Music: “Journeyman” by Aakash-Gandhi.


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