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

07-31-2007, 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:

07-31-2007, 03:01 PM
and here is my mesh started (just before i made the post)


mirrored with more detail:

07-31-2007, 04:51 PM
good start, there are some good refs here too for giraffes

07-31-2007, 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.

08-01-2007, 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!

08-02-2007, 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)

08-03-2007, 05:14 AM
looks pretty good so far. The details are coming along nicely...

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

08-03-2007, 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?

08-03-2007, 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.

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

08-06-2007, 03:30 PM
nice job so far. good poly flow. keep it up!

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


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