With this in mind, I decided that a great Halloween project for people to try could be to recreate this classic scene, simply using only an iPad. This was in-fact my very first project on 123D Creature, so if I can do it, you should find it a breeze!
Since there is no asymmetrical limb building on the app (that I could find), I decided to use this potential problem to my advantage, creating a 'dual-hand' style scene.
Got your iPad? Great, let's go.
Step 1: Grab the App
Sweet. Now the fun begins.
Step 2: Layout to Limb Building.
Pressing this will bring you to a fairly uninspiring stick-man, and a few simple options below it. If you are new to this like I was, I'd recommend familiarizing yourself with the buttons through experimentation.
If you're a whizz at 123D then feel free to skip this step.
Step 3: The Initial 'Blob'.
This is done by removing all of the stickman's limbs (clicking on joints and pressing the 'bin' icon) and adding a couple of limbs to create a 'cross' shape, so then by both moving these joints around and 'fattening' them, we can create something like the image below.
Now, to the hands!
Step 4: Modeling the Hands.
Focusing on only one side (the other hand will magically mirror it's counterpart) we can use the 'add joint' feature to drag out both a rough wrist shape, and then five finger features (don't worry, it won't stay like that).
We then can make the fingers a little thinner and lifelike through the 'thickness' feature.
Now these weird little sticks can eventually become a fully fledged zombie hand!
Step 5: The Hands (Phase 2).
To achieve this, we need to utilize the 'pose' tool.
With a bit of experimentation of both swiveling the joints into a realistic 'grasping zombie' pose, thickening the limbs to give the fingers a better look, and moving the joints into a lifelike post-human place, we can create a more realistic hand, and then we can move onto sculpting and painting.
Now, the FUN part.
Step 6: Sculpting and Painting Prep.
The main use for sculpting here is to make the 'blob' in the middle more earthy and distorted. Using the flatten and smooth tool can achieve this.
This part really is for you to give the hand some personality,using the sculpting tool to add, remove or improve features.
Perhaps you could add claws, remove a finger, add scars. It's really up to you.
We can now prepare for the painting!
So we can mark out where the base meets the forearm, where nails are etc. using the basic air brush and paint brush.
We can now get ready to add the final bits and pieces.
*YOU GET THE IDEA*
Step 7: Image Painting.
By turning this feature on, we can select a texture either from the pre-made selection or from our camera roll, and then 'spray' this texture on (kinda like a stencil).
So for his step I added a rocky texture for the base, basic but contrasting skins for either hand, nails, cracks in the base and finally some eery, black veins for the zombie hand.
Once this is done, it's finally time to render.
*DON'T FORGET TO SAVE NOW!*
Step 8: The Render.
Experiment with the lighting rotation, the backgrounds and other features until you achieve the desired effect.
That's it. Done. Finished. Fin.
Congrats, that's a horrific hand for your Halloween hijinks!