I wanted to talk a little bit about Joe Alter's more recent tool LipService and LBrush. As a side note, I absolutely loved Shave and a Haircut and was really excited to find the Joe Alter decided to tackle a new problem such as muscle deformation. You can see in the pictures below the major difference between regular skinning and the results that you can get from LBrush. What I love about this workflow is that it allows you to sculpt the model with each pose and the blends between deformations interpolate very nicely with each other. The results are fantastic and I see huge potential in applying this in real time applications too!
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