Assignment: Design and create an avatar for a very specific circumstance.
-It has to be auto-riggable as a humanoid.
-Assign it an animation from mixamo
-Under 10K tris (that’s more than enough)
-It must have a non default material that makes sense, textured or not
-Make at least 5 thumbnails, and produce one piece of concept art
-You can start from a base mesh
In this unit we’ll talk about character design, modeling, and rigging through the lens of the avatar as representation of a user/player.
Avatar is a concept within Hinduism that in Sanskrit literally means “descent”. It signifies the material appearance or incarnation of a powerful deity, goddess or spirit on Earth.
Since the 80s the term has been used in sci-fi (Avatar the movie), online communities (the avatar pic), online worlds (the character representing the player), and games (the playable character), with slightly different connotations.