An Overview of the 3D Character Workflow for Beginners

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Lots of Useful Links Below!

Free Tutorials
How to sculpt a stylised head tutorial: https://goo.gl/NtEz8S
Retopology Tutorial: https://goo.gl/nwXCcE
Poly Hair Tutorial: https://goo.gl/7RMKYH

Links to all popular apps:
Modelling and Sculpting:
Maya: https://www.autodesk.com/products
3DS Max: https://www.autodesk.com/products
Modo: https://www.foundry.com/
Blender: https://www.blender.org/
Cinema 4D: https://www.maxon.net/en-gb/products/overview/
Zbrush: http://pixologic.com/
3D Coat: https://3dcoat.com/home/
Mudbox: https://www.autodesk.com/products

Retopology:
3D Coat: https://3dcoat.com/home/
Maya: https://www.autodesk.com/products
Topogun: http://www.topogun.com/
Blender: https://www.blender.org/

UV Mapping:
Maya: https://www.autodesk.com/products
3D Coat: https://3dcoat.com/home/
Blender: https://www.blender.org/

Surfacing:
Substance Painter: https://www.allegorithmic.com/
Substance Designer: https://www.allegorithmic.com/
Photoshop: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html
Mari: https://www.foundry.com/
Quixel: http://quixel.se/
Zbrush: http://pixologic.com/v
Marmoset Toolbag: https://www.marmoset.co/
Knald: https://www.knaldtech.com/

Rigging:
Maya: https://www.autodesk.com/products
3DS Max: https://www.autodesk.com/products
Modo: https://www.foundry.com/
Blender: https://www.blender.org/
Cinema 4D: https://www.maxon.net/en-gb/products/overview/

Groom:
Xgen (Maya): https://www.autodesk.com/products
Hair and Fur (3DS Max or Maya): https://www.autodesk.com/products
Yeti: http://peregrinelabs.com/yeti/
Blender: https://www.blender.org/
GMH 2.6: http://thundercloud-studio.com/product/gmh2/
Ornatrix: https://ephere.com/plugins/autodesk/max/ornatrix/

Animating / Posing:
Maya: https://www.autodesk.com/products
3DS Max: https://www.autodesk.com/products
Blender: https://www.blender.org/
Cinema 4D: https://www.maxon.net/en-gb/products/overview/
Zbrush: http://pixologic.com/

Rendering:
Renderman: https://renderman.pixar.com/
Arnold: https://www.solidangle.com/
Redshift: https://www.redshift3d.com/
Cycles (Blender): https://www.blender.org/
Vray: https://www.chaosgroup.com/vray
Keyshot: https://www.keyshot.com/
Maxwell: http://www.nextlimit.com/maxwell/
Octane: https://home.otoy.com/render/octane-render/
Iray: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia-iray.html
Corona: https://corona-renderer.com/

Compositing:
Photoshop: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html
Gimp: https://www.gimp.org/
After Effects: http://www.adobe.com/mena_en/products/aftereffects.html
Nuke: https://www.foundry.com/

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