3dRender.com : Glossary : Maquette

maquette - a small sculpture of a creature or character, often intricately detailed and painted to show the color and texture of the skin or clothing. Maquettes are made in a studio's Art Department, and can be digitized in order to create a 3D model, or used for reference in texture painting or lighting tests.

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