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06 June 2007, 02:26 AM
David Kennedy is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch or 3D pre-visualization: Mount Rig (

06 June 2007, 02:31 AM (

This is the rough layout for the image.

I always like cowboys in odd places... Westworld and The Dark Tower. Could be fun!

06 June 2007, 02:49 AM
Was thinking of doing a unicorn Cowboy/Cowgirl, traditional Cowboy/Girl garb, think of all the odd creatures you could round up...

Lets go russle up some Dragons...

Good luck and Keep it Odd!

06 June 2007, 03:10 AM
That was quick Darksuit!

I tried posting this a couple minutes ago... and I've never entered a challenge here before so I'm not sure if this is how updates are done...

Hope these are keeping it odd, here are my ideas for the mount. The first is more snake like and the second more worm like. Hmmmmm...

06 June 2007, 03:41 AM
the posts/updates happen instantly...

One thing, though post all the image your doing through the uploader...

06 June 2007, 04:22 AM
Here are my cowboy and calf with sow designs.

I'm a goober... I now know where the uploader is... I'll use it for the rest of the images. Thanks!

06 June 2007, 04:36 AM
its here...

you can gret to it as well from link titled Submit Entry, use that to do your updates, its a part of the judging and the offical rules.

06 June 2007, 04:45 AM
it's a wormboy? XD

06 June 2007, 04:51 AM (

Thinking about lighting... I'm at an impasse as to trying out a digital sketch and paint or doing this in 3d. Hmmmm...

Thanks Darksuit... I'm going to try and contact the admin and see if I can get the images I already posted straightened out.

Wormboy sounds so much less... mystical. :)

06 June 2007, 02:34 AM (

This is pretty much my rough design for my cowboy... er wormboy.

I'll get a rough topology together in Max, and then off to ZBrush. Fun stuff!

06 June 2007, 04:17 AM (

Just a quick rough of the face. I'll flush it out in ZBrush after the whole thing's been caged.

06 June 2007, 06:08 PM
nice concepts!Have fun and good luck!

07 July 2007, 03:23 AM (

I've been doing a lot of thinking on this piece, and the cowboy's mount needs legs.

I'm still back and forth on how much animation I'll do, but I'd like a pretty functional rig for the mount and the cowboy.

07 July 2007, 03:24 AM (

Here's the mount getting roughed in, and scale setup.

07 July 2007, 03:27 AM (

Here's the mount's rig so far. I was having trouble getting Spline IK to play nicely (I'm using 3dsmax on this). I ended up using what I usually do for muscles for the spine and it seems like it might work well for this creature, and the cattle. They're not moving in that definitive snake slither, so that really helps the rigging out.

07 July 2007, 03:50 AM
You're already building rigs? Man, you're really powering through this. It's looking good; I look forward to seeing how you handle the worms' armoring.

07 July 2007, 02:35 PM
Thanks chrisbeaver!

I've got an idea about the armor... I don't know if it'll work, though. Nice thing about these challenges is that I'm doing it a little backwards from how I usually work. I usually have so many tight deadlines that I try and not get myself into trouble... with this one I'm just curious to see how I can get myself out!

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