We are excited to announce that we are working with the guys and gals over at Tafi, owners of the free Daz Studio suite of 3D applications. The team will be working with Tafi to help produce characters which will be integrated into their marketplace for use in the Open 3D Engine. The types of work required include concepting, sculpting, texturing, rigging and facial rigging.
Tafi is the leading creator of custom 3D content for avatar and emoji systems and has been announced as one of many founding members of the Open 3D Engine (O3DE) together with other big names like Adobe, Apocalypse Studios, Audiokinetic, Backtracte,io. and more. Amazon has contributed its Lumberyard AAA game engine to the O3DE project, which is an open-source, high-fidelity 3D engine for building games and simulations.
Blendshapes were used to create a selection of different facial expressions for the charcaters
Daz 3D, a subsidiary of Tafi, is a 3D-content and software company developed for animators, illustrators and designers, that specializes is providing rigged 3D models and software to both hobbyists and the prosumer market. Their system is a combination of different graphic design platforms and add-ons, such as Hexagon, Genesis Character System and Daz Studio, in which you can create rigged 3D models, digital environments, animations and illustrations.
CGHero COO, Chris Lawrence, announced:
A selection of different concept designs for the male character
Daz/Tafi COO, Ty Duperron added
Various hairstyles and facial hari was created to offer variations with the characters
We caught up with Matt Bates, who managed the production of the two characters to get some insights into the approach taken to deliver the charcaters to the deadline, without compromising on quality.
Both characters were rigged and posed ready for integration.
To read more about the O3DE and our collaboration with Tafi, check out the below articles.
Tafi Blog Post: Ship AAA Game-Ready Avatars in Amazon’s O3DE Engine with Tafi 3D’s SDK Integration Tools
PR Newswire Press Release: Tafi 3D and CGHero Set to Bring Next Level Realism to Open-Source Game Engine
We wouldn't have been able to deliver on this project without the help of our Heroes! So we thought we would give a little shoutout to those involved'
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