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Old 06-02-2004, 12:05 AM   #16
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Yeah it was. I guess I want him to look like he can really jump!
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Old 06-02-2004, 12:50 AM   #17
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This a sub-d converted to polys. I am finally understanding mapping, and am now excited to do the beast. Thanks for the cool comments nitro, main, twisted. I know it looks simple; but I want to add detials with textures at this point and see how I can do that way. Here is an update on the carrier - rock!
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Old 06-02-2004, 01:26 AM   #18
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Talking learning ;)

Here is almost half textured. Mapping is FINALLY clicking for me.
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nice on the sadel. I would still go for something matalic on the horn and handels.
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Looks great keep it up. I think it might look kinda cool if you added a bluish color to it.

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Thanks Pony and NNY...

Yeah, I have not done the head or upper neck yet, but I do want to pronounce the horn in some way? I was trying to make the grips look like bones, but not too sure on that. I agree, the green looks a little too normal
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take your time. Its starting to look cool hear. I'v got some textures for bone if you like.
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OK, I am psyched to work on it all weekend, time permitting of course. Yeah, I could use some bone textures pony
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Red face veryBoredwiththisnow

I am going to take a break from this becuase I feel limited within its style; be it a cartoonish character, or be it more realistic? don't care

Maybe I will come back to it some day. I am still learning and I want to animate now, and this is not what I want my first animatable creature to be.
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Getting there.

try fine tuning the features and details a little bit. Right now it looks too organic. Use some reference photos of dinosaurs or birds and give more detail to his legs. Right now it looks like all it has is a thigh and a foot. Also, the claws seem to just be extensions of his feet. Create some form around them where they come into the feet so that they look like they're growing out of them rather than just being part of the entire foot.

Shiny is nice but not always necessary. A common misconception among new modelers is that everyone likes to make everything either highly reflective or over shiny. Again, look at some animal reference photos and pay special attention to their skins. I would suggest reptiles in your case.

The saddle is kinda kewl, but again, bring out some more of the details. Make the seat look like its been attached to the saddle, not a part of the whole thing. Instead of those hanging flaps, perhaps some stirrups would be nice? And your rider is going to need some way of controlling the beast. Add in a bit and some reigns for the animal.

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I agree, and am now trying something new... This was a good exercise
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