We wish to illustrate correct techniques for exercises and stretching using 3D characters, as opposed to line drawing or videos done in a gym.
We would like to use "clay" characters without much detail so the emphasis will be on the correct positioning, not on the character. The characters would look something like morphs for Genesis 8 from DAZ Studios such as the ones at this link:
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They would need hair and clothing, but again the bare minimum.
We wish to begin with a small proof-of-concept involving only poses. If that is successful, we will move to a longer proof-of-concept involving full animation. If that is successful, we will move to a full-scale project involving poses and animations for hundreds of exercises.
The attached document gives more detail. Please note that I am a novice to animation, so I may have used incorrect terminology, but I believe you will be able to understand what I am after.
I am in the Pacific time zone (west coast of the United States).
If you are interested, please respond with links to any previous projects you have done that are relevant to this one. And please give us a general sense of your typical hourly rate and how long you think you would need for tasks such as these:
1. Create a base character to be used as the basis for the future work
2. Create two poses for that character to illustrate a movement. For instance, to show the yoga poses "upward dog" and "downward dog."
3. Animate an exercise using the poses created earlier.
4. Add shading and annotations to a character. For instance, shade one part of the body to show where the stretch should be shown. Or add small amounts of text with an arrow to give brief instructions such as "keep back flat."
If you cannot do all of the tasks described in the attached document, I would still be interested to hear from you about the ones you can do, and what we would need to do to pass the files along to someone else for the rest. For instance, if you cannot do the text annotations, what file format could we use to pass the poses along to another graphic artist.
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