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Pi3141
12-07-2003, 11:11 PM
Here's my latest work, a little Panther Chameleon toony/realistic texture style.

As you can see i've done a few color variations, it's a chameleon afterall

Hope you like him :)



http://pisong.20m.com/ChameleonTREE.jpg

http://pisong.20m.com/ChameleonSMILE.jpg

http://pisong.20m.com/ChameleonSMOKE.jpg

Chameleon Rigged by T4D, and an amazing job he did! Thanks agian man

Pi3141
12-07-2003, 11:13 PM
Some wires and a little gif file.

My server only allows a limited size in uploads so I had to take out some frames of the anim which made it rather off timed and messy, I just wanted you to see him in motion, sorry

http://pisong.20m.com/ChameleonWIRES.jpg

http://pisong.20m.com/chameleonshit.gif

T4D
12-07-2003, 11:18 PM
another great model :beer:

AstroSanchezz
12-07-2003, 11:23 PM
u already know it but that smile pic is very funny
the animation looks great too :buttrock: :beer:
keep them comin

Keiyentai
12-07-2003, 11:54 PM
That is such a cool little critter man. :D the speed that you make these models is insane I must know your secret lol.

Pi3141
12-07-2003, 11:55 PM
Thanks!!

And I don't sleep, ask anyone on my ICQ list :D

Keiyentai
12-07-2003, 11:59 PM
lol. I know how that is. lol. I'm on your ICQ list lol.

1001 JediNights
12-08-2003, 12:04 AM
Chameleons ALWAYS look at their prey with BOTH eyes before striking.

Other than that one minor detail, very nice :)

Pi3141
12-08-2003, 12:06 AM
thanks :)

hehehe, maybe he's doing a trick for you all, the Blinded Bug Catch He's a clever little critter you know ;)

mactabilis
12-08-2003, 12:20 AM
Incredible! I love him. He's very cute. Realisticly textured, but toonish body. Overall, wonderful! I'd like to see more of this guy.

oh, the animation. besides the eye thing it just looks like he's putting a little too much head forward/back movement into his strike. I haven't seen a chameleon bug catch lately, but im pretty sure it's more tongue than anything.. but then again, he's bordering realistic/toony so who knows

:thumbsup:

wgreenlee1
12-08-2003, 01:26 AM
hes got character thats fer sure man...lol,excellent renders also:thumbsup:

CrossRhoads
12-08-2003, 01:34 AM
Excellent texture and rigging!!!! loved the job guys !!!!! keep on with it !!!! I hope I can do that someday

Pi3141
12-08-2003, 02:41 AM
Thanks!

Overall, wonderful! I'd like to see more of this guy.

I have lots of renders I did of him while doing pose tests, I'll upload some more tomorrow if anyone is interested .... for now here's one more.

You'll have to excuse him, coke makes him burp ;)

http://pisong.20m.com/ChameleonCOKE.jpg

kurv
12-08-2003, 03:38 AM
I keep picturing him smoking and drinking a beer...

Very nice PiSong!!!

policarpo
12-08-2003, 03:44 AM
looks totally slick!

can't wait to see the final animation!
:buttrock:

GhostMouse
12-08-2003, 04:38 AM
Hilarious, yet very eye-poppingly wicked stuff man! I love the expressions.

... its true ... you DO pop this stuff out quite fast!!

HenningK
12-08-2003, 06:17 AM
Niiice. I admire your texture work and your ultra-economical modeling. He's soooo cute.
love,hen

Chagidiel
12-08-2003, 10:33 AM
Just beautiful PI!

Superb modelling, and the texturing is great!

And a thumbsup to T4D aswell. Looks like a really handy rig, the poses expresses lots of character (from an - in nature - so frightenly dead-looking animal as a chameleon)

Great job guys! :applause:

Moebius
12-08-2003, 11:49 AM
Totally cool, PiSong! :)

I agree that he'd also look really cool in a "non-nature" setting, like perched on a barstool and snatching some beer nuts.

Great work!

— Möe

Biped
12-08-2003, 12:44 PM
great job!! nice colors :applause:

Pi3141
12-08-2003, 05:29 PM
Thankyou!!!

Moe: nice to see you here, I'll whip up some renders of him in a few other environments too, I'll post them here when I get a chance to set them up, cool suggestion!



Here you go, as asked here's a few more of the earlier tests.

They aren't much different, but since you seem to like him and wanted to see some more of him here are a few more

These are all a little different, I was playing with the scene lighting and settings as I was doing tests.

These are just a result of a little pose testing and alot of goofing off :)




http://pisong.20m.com/ChameleonTREE2.jpg

http://pisong.20m.com/ChameleonTREE3.jpg

http://pisong.20m.com/ChameleonMOB.jpg

AstroSanchezz
12-08-2003, 05:32 PM
haha that last one with the gun :buttrock: :buttrock:

proton
12-08-2003, 05:33 PM
love the gun shot....very cool

kurv
12-08-2003, 05:35 PM
Over the top PiSong, thats awesome.

I laughed so hard people here at Wordware came over to see what I was laughing at...

Great work..!!

parasite3
12-08-2003, 05:46 PM
I think that bump could be a little better, but the rest is just great :thumbsup:

leigh
12-08-2003, 07:46 PM
The model looks nice (I would have said he could have been more detailed, but since this is a cartoon model it's perfect for that), but I still think he needs stronger bump mapping. This little guy just looks too smooth. His head in particular could have stronger, more defined bump mapping.

Just one other small thing that bugs me a little are the colours you've chosen. While they do look cool, you must remember that a chameleon changes its colour as a form of camoflage, so where you see flecks of purple and blue on your chameleon, you can't help but wonder why those colours are there since you don't see them in his immediate surroundings. Perhaps adding some little blossoms of those colours to the branch he is on would help to convey the idea of camo a little better :)

Nice lighting and mood though. And of course the assortment of props are funny!

Pi3141
12-08-2003, 07:52 PM
Thanks!!

This little guy just looks too smooth. His head in particular could have stronger, more defined bump mapping.


This was sort of intentional, although I do agree the bump could be increased. Young panther chameleons are actually really very smooth untill they reach adolesence, where they develop dry, rough skin :D

But you are right, the bump could still be increased, thanks!



Just one other small thing that bugs me a little are the colours you've chosen. While they do look cool, you must remember that a chameleon changes its colour as a form of camoflage, so where you see flecks of purple and blue on your chameleon, you can't help but wonder why those colours are there since you don't see them in his immediate surroundings. Perhaps adding some little blossoms of those colours to the branch he is on would help to convey the idea of camo a little better


When In trees chameleons try to maintain blue and purple hues in their skin to create a look of "holes through the leaves" so they don't appear as a solid mass to predators ;)


Thanks Leigh, i'm glad you like him and his props!

kurv
12-08-2003, 08:01 PM
I got it, if you would put some grey wings in his hair/head and give him a gold necklace, call him Paulie Walnuts... (Sopranos).. That would be a fantastic background image for windows!!!

AWESOME!!!

blinking8s
12-08-2003, 08:29 PM
haha...awesome! glad to see some new work...great as usual man, how's that matrix project turning out?

xtrm3d
12-08-2003, 10:03 PM
hahaha.. the last one with the gun is too funny..

and teh one with the coke too..
i really like the stylised reality you achieved with this pieces..
really nice..
5 star !!

:beer:

Pi3141
12-09-2003, 01:01 AM
Thanks!

Wes, I like your idea! LOL


Blinking, thanks, yeah turning out ok so far :)


Xtrm, thankyou! yeah I kinda like the stylized reality look too, I think I'll try it again with another critter :)

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