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PKT
07 July 2007, 02:54 PM
I have just finnished the 5th Earth's Children book by Jean M. Auel, and I must say that the Mammoths in these books have fasinated me.
So I'll make the closest animal living today, an elephant.
A parent elephant that is protecting his/her child from something dangerous.
Inspirational photo: (Thanks to noizFACTORY for providing the link to this beautiful photo; http://www.younggalleryphoto.com/photography/brandt/brandt.html)
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/4207/22om4.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

RobertoOrtiz
07 July 2007, 03:06 PM
Could you do an elephant instead.

The rules do say that the animals have to be fromthe current animal kingdom.

-R

PKT
07 July 2007, 03:10 PM
Oh, ok, sorry, I was just so focused on the idea of one, the rule must have slipped my mind.
Well, elephant it is. Well, atleast I wont have to think about alot of hair and fur :P
Can you please change my thread name then? "Protective Elephant" instead please?

RobertoOrtiz
07 July 2007, 03:11 PM
Done!

Good luck!
-R

PKT
07 July 2007, 03:15 PM
Thank you, sorry about the mess.

Boone
07 July 2007, 04:14 PM
Wow, I wish Roberto would suggest I change my Squirrel to some similar-yet-hairless creature!Fur'n'hair is bloomin tricky - not to mention causing system crashes.:sad:

But yeah, an Elephant would be cool. Plus theres loads of wildlife documentories on the magnificient beasts. The Survival series or BBC docs are always inspirational.

PKT
07 July 2007, 04:49 PM
Hehe, your right Boone. Good luck on the fur and modeling on your squirrel.

Ok, so I started on the legs, I am using 3d studio max 9, and I am mainly "plane-modeling" shift+drag and alot of target welding. Here is what I got so far, a little 4 step image:
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/6903/feetmt7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Yav
07 July 2007, 08:53 PM
The feet look excellent. Are you planning to paint a displacement map in Zbrush? If so, you should really try and keep your topology to quads only, as Zbrush goes completely MENTAL if you even have a single face with less or more than 4 sides.

PKT
07 July 2007, 09:01 PM
Thanks alot Yav
I am not sure yet actually, the texture on an elephant is too much to model by hand, so I guess I have to, atleast if I am to have a chanse to compete with all you guys.
And yeah, so I have heard about the tri's problem, it's like that in Mudbox aswell. I think I have quads only so far? maybe I got blind while modeling.

PKT
07 July 2007, 03:55 PM
A little update on the foot:
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/316/feet2tq9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

XII
07 July 2007, 08:05 PM
very nice, looking really good

BadG3r
07 July 2007, 09:01 PM
def looks like it could protect...

keep it comin... or risin...

nmcelmury
08 August 2007, 02:34 AM
well if the rest of your model turns out as good as the foot, this will turn out spectacular, keep it up, looking great so far

nielot
08 August 2007, 11:25 AM
Hi
amazing foot !!
very cool details do with traditional modeling :bounce:
looking forward to nex update :)

PKT
08 August 2007, 06:17 PM
Thanks alot guys. I will be gone this weekend, so there will be no progress I think.
I'll see if I can finnish some more on him on monday.

SweD
08 August 2007, 08:12 PM
Hey, can't wait to see how you'll turn this.

if you looking for some interesting view of elephant, you could check the website of Gregory Colbert (http://www.ashesandsnow.org/)
he made an excellent photographic and artistic work on the elephant and his "feeling".
hope it could help you a bit, if you need it ^^

Look forward for more.

PKT
08 August 2007, 11:16 AM
Thanks SweD for the comment and the link.

Here is a little update, it's not much, but it's something.
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/1520/kneeupdategn7.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)
and a little Mudbox test, just to see how it might look like in the end.
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/1536/feetmudboxtestjp4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

perham3d
08 August 2007, 10:35 AM
keeping an eye on this one. that leg is looking sexy (if an elephant leg cud be sexy that is :p)

PKT
08 August 2007, 04:04 PM
thanks perham3d, maybe I should make some sexy stockings for him.

perham3d
08 August 2007, 11:23 PM
o noes. stockings make my heart pump fast and my legs feel all wibbly wobbly. that elephant in stockings will make me pass out :P

RobertoOrtiz
09 September 2007, 11:01 PM
FYI
HCR MINI-Challenge #10: Animals in Motion:Post the Final (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=208&t=538887)-R

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