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Old 03-10-2007, 03:14 AM   #1
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Just modeled the fish. Made a quick texture for it to see what it may look like. I will redo the texture tomorow when im more awake
Think i will use a trasparency for the fins.. what you think?
Im going for a photo realism shot of the fish swimming through a reef.
Thinking of doing a sea horse too.
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i love it! transparant fins would look very good.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Aiko
I have worked on the texutres more. I have only one side done. eek takeing so long.
Im making the bones for fin on top of the fish at the moment.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:05 PM   #4
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Little update.
Probably start doing the reef next.
any crits?
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WOw thats great!!! Only crit would be the bottom fin. Looks too round and you should make it more boney like the other fins. But then again im not a fishologist
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Thanks Louis, hadnt noticed that. I have only put bones on the top fin, but now you mention it, i think i might model bones for all fins. The texutres not quite cutting it.
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Awesome!!! Go Australia in the World Cup btw wooah
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Looking nice mate!

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Old 03-10-2007, 11:43 PM   #9
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haha, have to agree with louis there :-)

Heres what im thinking for the reef. I like the idea of the depth of field. I photo shoped my fish to see what it may look like.
To get more realism i would rather use real fish texures.. would this be cheating?
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Looking really good mate! Lovely idea for a scene, be real good when animated, if you get hold of the maya secrets of the pors book theres a tute on using hair to dorive the animation of a shark, might be worht a look??

Just thinking that a bit of the SSS material might look good.

What was the score agian????
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You might seek out the pattern for the fins a little more. A clownfish has more stripe to the ends of the fins (an extra white stripe and a transparent level, too), and the tail fin also has a more unique shape to it. I'm sorry if I'm being too picky, but I have raised clownfish for several years so I'm very particular about it...:p Good texturing, though!

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Old 04-10-2007, 02:29 PM   #12
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hehe its been and gone.. somebody lost by 2.. Dam my memory :headbang: ok im in denial.
Thanks for you input sparticus. Oh i see what you mean by the extra transparent stripe. Never seen that before. Also i noticed i need a gold ring round the eye.
Hi gster
Dont know much about the SSS material but i will read up on it.
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Thanks for all of the crits.
Think its looking better now.
But i have a problem. All of a sudden in zbrush when i add a line, it goes all pixelatted after i draw the line. Like its real low quality texture. ? It wasnt doing that before. any ideas?
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Hi all
Re-did the whole texture again.Now using differnt mapping. I have 4 maps. Colour, Trans, Bump, and Translucency..
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Think im done with the fish. Unless anyone thinks otherwise.
Time to start on the reef
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