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Videotutorial: Character development by Dave Ward


dave-ward-tutorialRemember Dave Ward's funny animations we posted last year? Well, Dave is now working on a rather large videotutorial on the development of a detailed character. So far, he has published eleven parts and is this only covers the modeling!

Dave wrote:

I've been working on a series of tutorials going over the complete creation of a detailed character from modeling to texturing to rigging, etc. So far, my Youtube series has gotten through about 90% of the modeling, and I expect to begin texturing within the next few parts.


About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. @xzizer: i plan to release a DVD with higher resolution videos after all is said and done

    @psion: i take it you went to the link on the "three funny animations" article; i've since migrated my site to

  2. Dave, I am still watching the videos and really enjoying them. I am amazed at your since of anatomy. I took a break to look at some of the other videos on your site and especially like the Gorilla walk cycle. The banana is a little off on scale in the one picture as a gorillas fingers are about the diameter of a banana's diameter. Other than that they are great. Well, I will get back to watching the modeling videos.

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