New DVD Release! Character Skinning - Skinning A Low-Res Character For Animation

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Product Information:
In this DVD, JP Self takes you through the process of skinning an animation-ready character from head-to-toe. He goes over how to fit the biped to the mesh, using the weight tool to adjust the folds in those tricky areas (such as the hands, shoulders, and pelvis), mirroring the vertices from one half of the character to the other in order to achieve that professional outcome, and even resizing the character after the skinning is complete.

This DVD will help you get a better understanding of the methods and the reasoning behind the techniques that professionals use in production.

More Info and a Video Sample Here:

About the Instructor:
JP has been in the video game industry since graduating from the Art Institute of Houston in 2002. Over the last 8 years he has worked at such studios as Timegate, EA Mythic, and is currently an Animator at Xaviant Games.

Best Regards,
Eat 3D Team

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Anonymous (not verified)

July 29, 2010 - 12:20pm

Yer an amination dvd would be great, walk cycles and game stuff very cool


July 24, 2010 - 4:46am

Oh and I see that JP Self works as Senior Animator now, so can we expect also Animation DVD? It will be awesome


July 24, 2010 - 4:32am

Wow. So now it is a "must-have" collection. Best tutorial collection for anyone interested in game-art ever. Great work guys, great work.


July 23, 2010 - 6:43pm

The Youtube video should work now. Also you can watch it on the product page:


July 23, 2010 - 6:40pm

Well phooey. The video is marked "Private", and is not viewable by the public.