3D modeling and animation of people and characters requires specialized skills and knowledge. Below find some tips that can help you create and/or get human 3d models that look realistic and have right human proportion.
3d character models require great attention to detail to achieve the right proportions, locomotion, and facial expressions that will allow the human model to convey human emotions, speech, and movement.
3D Modelers that specialize in 3d human models analyze human proportion to create an accurate representation of the figure and movement of the human body. They also take into consideration the color of human hair and skin. Human skin has a wide range of hues including very dark brown up to very pale pink. Human hair color is typically blond, brown, red, black, and gray.
3D Modeling of the Human Body
3d modeling the human body requires attention to detail to achieve the right proportion. The average height of an adult human is 1.5 to 1.8 m (5 to 6 feet) tall. To achieve a very realistic looking and accurate model of the human male or female, 3d modelers use heads instead of meters or inches as follows:
- The human figure is an average of 7 to 7 1/2 heads high(including the head).
- Width from shoulder to shoulder: 3 heads wide
- Distance from top of head to the bottom of chest: 2 heads
- Distance from wrist to the end of fingers of the hand: 1 head
- Distance from elbow to the end of fingers: 2 heads
- Distance from hip to the toes: 4 heads
- Length from top to bottom of buttocks: 1 head
Human body types vary substantially and depending on the type of human 3d model, these proportions are adjusted by the 3d modelers and refined by animators.
For example, ideal 3d female models with long legs and arms are typically 8 heads tall. Male hero 3d models have big chests and long legs and are typically 8 1/2 heads tall.
3D Modelers and Animators also analyze human movement in order to prepare the 3d human model for further processing including rigging and animation.
3D Face Models
3D face models of humans are animated using the lips, brows, and frown lines to create human expressions that convey certain emotions. The audio is synchronized with the mouth, eyes and brows.
To convey the right emotions, animators analyze the human body’s structures and movements. They also study facial expressions and human emotions.
The human emotions are typically captured and reproduced using the expressive face of a 3d model.
3d modeling the human faces also requires great attention to detail to achieve the right proportion.
Below are some typical proportions that 3d modelers use to create 3d face models. When the 3d face model needs to be attractive, special characteristics common to beautiful people should be used, see how to make 3d face models beautiful and attractive.
- The eyes are halfway between the top of the head and chin.
- The bottom of the nose is halfway between the eyes and chin.
- The mouth is halfway between the nose and chin.
- The corners of the mouth line up with the centers of the eyes.
- The top of ears line up above the eyes, on the eyebrows.
- The bottom of ears line up with the bottom of the nose.
- Eyes are typically centered halfway between the top of the head and the chin.
Before starting the process of 3D Modeling of the human body, keep in mind that it requires the expertise of highly qualified artists that specialize in this area. A good alternative is to buy high quality 3d human models in stock which also cut downs your 3d modeling costs.