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Old 16-06-2004, 01:49 AM   #76
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i think the color of horns need to be changed. A darker one'ld suit.
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Old 16-06-2004, 01:31 PM   #77
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It's work like this that makes me wanna join next month's competition... Then maybe I can get myself together and actually finish somehing for once!
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Old 16-06-2004, 01:56 PM   #78
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Looking very cool. For the horns, you might want to texture them as being darker toward the skull and blending to a lighter color toward the tip, as well as ridges and the like.
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Old 16-06-2004, 02:23 PM   #79
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The tatoo idea is good but how can you tatoo something coverred with fur? I think you should change the texture of the tatoo to make them burn mark. It would also help him to look meaner.

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Old 16-06-2004, 03:10 PM   #80
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Originally posted by Mantat
The tatoo idea is good but how can you tatoo something coverred with fur? I think you should change the texture of the tatoo to make them burn mark. It would also help him to look meaner.
Definely! That would look SOO sweet!
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Old 16-06-2004, 05:11 PM   #81
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cheers guys...

mayaguy - see above post to yours the horn texturing ain't really started yet - it will def be darker - cheers

blomkaal - yeah these comps are fun and they definitely spur you on to finish (not that I always finish tho )

Mike - I get where you are coming from will have a go at the texturing tonight - see what I come up with.

Mantat - yeah I was trying to acheive that sort of effect - there is asmall amount of bump which should create an indentation effect - like a branding/burn but not sure about the actual colouring of a burn/brand - will investigate further

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Old 16-06-2004, 07:29 PM   #82
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here's a basic horn texture - just a bit of a gradient then a couple of filters from photshop - just a base - will change before then end

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I think it should get lighter toward the tip, although, now that I've looked for some pics, I've found some that look both ways.

http://www.getanimals.com/ccwild/steer.jpg

http://www.satcure.co.uk/sticks/images/Cow_horns.jpg

You might also want to experiment with the ridge direction.... some of these pics seem to have the ridges running along the horn's length rather than around the width.
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Old 16-06-2004, 10:32 PM   #84
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cheers mike - I tried the ridges going down the length of the horns I prefer the radial ones - but here is a pic with both dark at beginning and end - which do you think looks best (given that the textures aren't the best just yet....... I haven't made my mind up yet
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Old 17-06-2004, 12:44 AM   #85
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here's the start of another wristband thing - this is more of a protective thing

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Old 17-06-2004, 03:14 AM   #86
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dark at the base is def better...when its at the end i tend to focus on that and not his face...
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Old 17-06-2004, 08:12 AM   #87
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Yes dark at the end! Cool looking rist band thingy also, good work. Hope to see this finished soon
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Old 17-06-2004, 05:08 PM   #88
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hi can u tell me how u have done the texturing-matetrials on the horns?WOuld be pleased to learn it...and can u tell me where u have zur texturing skills from?this is going very well!!!

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Old 17-06-2004, 07:16 PM   #89
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The recess (sp?) in the horns seem a little too deep. As for color, I dont like the black much. It kinda remove the texture from the horn but I have no idea how to fix this...

Now about the new wristband: its great! Are you going to make a breastplate in the same material or go for leather armor?

Keep going, its going to look great!
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Old 17-06-2004, 08:59 PM   #90
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Rubberkidney - yeah I will go with dark at the base - cheers

rubberchicken - did you mean dark closest to the head?

Dragonhawk - the texture on the horns is basically done in photoshop - a gradient from dark brown to light brown, then a couple of filters added to get the ridged look - one being the texturizer (canvas) - my texturing skills if I have any it's thanks to this place - download the texturing tutorials - you will learn lots from them!!

Mantat - do you mean the dark little dark depressions? it's just a bump so I can change that easily enough - the dark texture - yeah I darkened it too much - it's easy enough to change as well so I will. Will be making a breastplate - probably a similar material - with leather around hopefully - cheers for you comments
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