character photo reference and image planes downloads

Using reference photos to create character is standard practice for professionals. I’ve provided the photo reference I created for my tutorials here.

The reference photos are from a private studio shoot that I directed to achieve the highest possible image resolution, and the most even possible lighting coverage.

The photos were captured at 4000 x 6000 pixels , at 300 dpi, ensuring the results are suitable for both modeling and texturing reference!

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BODYBUILDER IMAGE PLANES for character modeling:

These are the same image planes I used in the Bodybuilder character creation series of videos. Grab these to get started following along with the video immediately!

The BODY image planes show enough detail for the modeler to accurately capture the anatomy of the subject. And the HEAD image planes are zoomed in so that enough detail is visible to ensure proper modeling of the features of the face.

Included are front view and side view images for the body and head region – all are JPGs to reduce file size and keep your video card and 3D software happy. Perfect for modeling!

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These are the high-resolution source photos for the model – front, side, back, three quarters views, everything is here! These are the same photos I projected on to the character mesh in my Mudbox character texturing video to create the character’s seamless, high-res color textures.

There are 8 images, saved at the full resolution of 4000×6000, 300 dpi, for full 360 degree coverage of the model.

Also included are 7 extra separate detail shots for the hands and feet, for a total of 15 reference images!

These are high-resolution images, perfect for creating image planes and making extremely detailed, high-quality textures.

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High quality body photos, these image planes were shot and edited specifically for character modeling.

Included are a front view and a side view image, matched to each other to ensure you can hit the ground running, without any setup time.

Stored as JPGs to reduce file size and keep your video card and 3D software happy. Download instantly and start modeling!

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The head has more detail than the rest of the body combined. It’s crucial to have high-res detail here, to catch tiny features of the face that smaller photos miss – and this is just the kind of detail these images have!

These front and side image planes are matched up with each other, meaning all you have to do is import them into your modeling software.

Instant digital download, get modeling!


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