Character Skinning - Skinning A Low-Res Character For Animation

In this DVD, JP Self makes the character from the Low-Res Character Production DVD animation-ready by skinning it 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.

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.
Apps Used: 3ds Max 2010
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Instructor: JP Self
DL Filesize: 685 MB
Project Files: 3ds Max Scene with final High Poly Dozer. Photoshop File with final composition. Render Pass raw TGA files. 2 Maxscripts used in the DVD. Dozer Reference.

User Comments


June 24, 2013 - 2:51pm

also wishing this came with EnvoTest.bip


February 28, 2012 - 7:54am

Just purchased this. I hope I can get information I need Smiling


January 27, 2011 - 12:17pm

In the motion panel under "Biped" you can save out the bip file animation with the save icon. Try that and it should work. Smiling

Horsepower (not verified)

January 27, 2011 - 11:45am

I need the file used in the EAT3D Skinning tutorial:
Or any MoCap file that is similar, for setup purpose of my character!
Any suggestion?


Alan Flores (not verified)

August 21, 2010 - 1:47pm

I was wondering what that huge file named empty is for under the source folder?

Thanks guys for making awesome tutorials!

Yul Lerio (not verified)

August 4, 2010 - 5:38am

Hey guys, I really like your DVD's because they are short, fast and easy to follow. I wish you guys could cover making hair for production (either using image planes. maya hair, 3Dmax hair etc..)
I'm a Maya user and though its a diffrent app,I'm trying to apply your techniques and they help me improve really fast. Its been struggle for me doing this task of making hair. Hope to hear from you guys
You guys rock!!!


July 25, 2010 - 4:08pm

Feel free to contact support and see what we can do Smiling


July 25, 2010 - 4:02pm

I hope there was a way to buy this DVD in Pakistan on Cash basis. I don't have a PayPal Account nor a credit card but i do have cash and a debit card .