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wingman103
03-25-2010, 09:17 PM
yelloo PPL.


i started working on my next project . trust me you dont wana get close to this thing in real life it will scare the daylight out of you. its a Rattle Snake i love it so i thought to give it a try. and leave it in front of u PPL to see if its going the way it should be .
http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17250

http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17249
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/Crotalus_cerastes_mesquite_springs_CA-2.JPG/800px-Crotalus_cerastes_mesquite_springs_CA-2.JPG
The Sidewinder.
http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17130
http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17147

http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17148

wingman103
03-26-2010, 02:41 PM
K :) just hit the right texture i generated this scale pattern from several references pictures. i will post the updated head texture soon.
http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17253

http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17252

wingman103
03-28-2010, 03:31 PM
uooky here is an other update ;) and such an assume response from u ppl love u all :) just kidding no offense almost done with the textures here but looking farword for your comments i hope to improve ithttp://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17274 :)

http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17273

Gadzooks
03-28-2010, 10:37 PM
Nice start. The textures look really good so far. My only critique would be that the head looks a little big for the rest of the body? I could be wrong. Keep going looking good :). Gadzooks

wingman103
03-31-2010, 11:18 AM
DOne with the textures tho i think i might change them a bit but for now working with poseing the snake :)

http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17286

wingman103
03-31-2010, 05:25 PM
k i know it is not the best drawing i ever did but :) as long as it gives me a concept its good so what i am doing is trying to sketch the Sean now :) here is a quick Update.

http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17288

wingman103
04-04-2010, 05:57 PM
switched to maxwell render well here are some quick test renders. and a real quick postproduction test this is the way i work i do a quick test render then take it to Photoshop to see how far i can push it in the postproduction. will look forward for your critiques.

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/1539/postproductiontest2.jpg

http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17312http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=17313

Groen
04-04-2010, 06:18 PM
The body appears too thin where it attaches to the head. Actually it does not even look attached to the head. It gives the illusion that someone took the snake with both hands and stretched it.

Your eye flaps, or hoods are looking good, but maybe lower them a bit and then extrude a new lip from there. If you look on the ref image there is this very thin lip extruding above the round buldge.

Animasta
04-04-2010, 06:28 PM
Looks good :)

wingman103
04-04-2010, 07:20 PM
@ goren LOL right mate the body and the head are two separate mesh it will be dealt with in the final post. and as for the body being stretched is due to some problems with the textures i am working on it :) about my that eye flap? hmm i will think about may be its not common in Every
crotalus cerastes but thanks for ur support i look forward to improve it.

wingman103
04-06-2010, 01:06 AM
Still dont know what to do with it this is not how i wanted it to look :wip:
so may be i will try diffrent pose still keeping it in WIP
i will look farword for you critiques.

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8617/postp.jpg

Groen
04-06-2010, 09:41 AM
THe textures are amazing. But the body still looks too thin compared to the head.
If you look at the ref image the middle of the body is as thick as the heads width.

Nice render.

wingman103
04-07-2010, 02:46 AM
did some work :) hmm... still its not the kind of look i was looking for so gonna keep it in WIP,

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/2896/postpcroped4.jpg

The textures are amazing. But the body still looks too thin compared to the head.
If you look at the ref image the middle of the body is as thick as the heads width.


About that mate the reference you are looking at is the snake with its body in pit position. once it reaches the striking position it body stretches and get the shape you see it the picture.
http://www.snakepit-enterprises.com/MSO6_Western_rattlesnake_mount_4.JPG

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