Honors Program

Midway Honors, Honors in Business

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Todd Emma

Thesis Professor Department

Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media

Thesis Reader(s)

Todd Emma, Gregory Marlow, Mark Baumgartner



I. Introduction

a. Thesis statement: What is the process for modeling a stylized character and how does this differ from a semi-realistic character?

b. Expanded thesis statement: The two styles differ from start to finish in a variety of ways. I believe that semi-realistic characters require more source material when drawing and modeling; however stylized characters require a different level of creativity and artistic ability in creation. Modeling semi-realistic characters will be more dependent on source images while stylized characters may require special attention with non-standard texture, style, etc. Rendering techniques will also differ when it goes to presenting the final polished versions with the stylized character focusing on rendering styles that flatten the character while the semi realistic character will require rendering techniques that make it seem more real visually.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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