My latest project was inspired by all of the neat anime/“hand drawn” models I’ve seen on the site, as well as this excellent video talking about how ArcSystems made 3D characters look and feel 2D in their latest fighting games. I wanted to try to see if I could do something similar and try to make Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service and see if I could similarly animate her as she was in the movie. Oh, and make my first actual face and face rig. Might be a little ambitious…
Here’s where I am so far - head model is for our intents and purposes, done, though I’ll likely tweak some things here and there while rigging. Originally I was going to use textures for the eyes and mouth, but I decided to swap everything out for geo since Sketchfab doesn’t support animated textures.
Any feedback is always appreciated!