im working on a small animation of a child skateboarding. when modelling should i model the body and then the clothes. or could i just model the clothes instead of the body. if i do just the clothes will i run into animation problems down the road. any help much appreciated.
If the fabric is going to move (eg blow around in the wind) and if it will have some realism in it, then I suggest you model both the body and the clothes. Here is a good post on how to do this: