View Full Version : HMC 10: Animals In Motion: Giraffe & Baby

07 July 2007, 02:57 PM
Well, this is my first entry after being a member for some time now so i appolagise in advance if the thread is wrong in anyway, just point me in the right direction.

So, anyway, I have decided on a giraffe with her baby, for a couple of reasons but mainly because its my girlfriends favourite animal and i have access to plenty of pictures :). I noticed another entry best me to the punch in doing a giraffe, i hope this is ok, like i said its my 1st entry.

here is a couple of inspirational pics:

07 July 2007, 03:01 PM
and here is my mesh started (just before i made the post)


mirrored with more detail:

07 July 2007, 04:51 PM
good start, there are some good refs here too for giraffes

07 July 2007, 04:58 PM
hey, thanks, some pretty good pics on there for reference, ill enjoy this, wanted to do the star wars challenge but i was on holiday for 2 weeks so didn't have the time.

08 August 2007, 11:05 PM
ok, so basic shape is down, detail time now, once ive added more detail i will split off the model for the baby to modify and finish separately. I've had a look at some of the other entries and they all looking great, will help to push me :) keep up the good work!

08 August 2007, 04:59 PM
more detail (divisions / ears / eyes etc) and a rough pose of what i 'think' i am going for with the final piece. (mother & baby) (as im new to these challenges could somebody let me know if there is anything wrong with my subject metter, thanks)

08 August 2007, 05:14 AM
looks pretty good so far. The details are coming along nicely...

08 August 2007, 06:03 AM
Nice edgeflow, I like your technique

08 August 2007, 08:32 AM
thanks guys, ive been having fun with this so far, no real problems yet, cant decide wether i should (need?) to finish the bodies with detail for a portrait style render (is that a part of the rules?) i'm also considering taking the model into zbrush, though my experience of it is still limited, this could help with the 'fur' as it is very short, not enough to warrant maya fur. I'm also considering the background...zoo, serengeti, or trees?

08 August 2007, 02:32 PM
This is looking very good. You already have them looking like Mom & baby, excellent. I'd have a flat plain with the scrub grass of the sevanna. Whereever you put them just have em in full gallop. Can't really think of any other motion giraffes are known for.

08 August 2007, 03:47 PM
oh yeah, kind or almost forgot about the 'in motion' part, thanks

08 August 2007, 03:30 PM
nice job so far. good poly flow. keep it up!

08 August 2007, 01:52 PM
Good work. A very good pose!!


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