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08 August 2007, 10:11 PM
This is my first challenge.
I start with speed sketches...

08 August 2007, 09:31 AM
I start with the models in Zbrush using zspheres...


08 August 2007, 09:31 AM ...
I hope you like.

08 August 2007, 10:20 AM
Very cool!:thumbsup:

I like your Z-workflow. Personally z-spheres and I dont get along too well, but its always nice to see that they are indeed a speedy alternative yielding very neat results for those who do work with them regularely.
Cant wait to see more detail!

08 August 2007, 02:33 PM
off to a good start! I really like the pose you put the zebra in, I guess its a good last second of your life pose lol. keep up the good work, this could be a really great looking model

08 August 2007, 10:08 PM
Hello. I have begun by the lion, defining the general forms and the visual flow of muscles. The idea behind the model is to describe the moment at which the lion is struck by the zebra. It is possible that it is the last battle of the old lion; or it is possible that still it has forces… ...

08 August 2007, 10:10 PM

----- Thank you very much nmcelmury and TheRazorsEdge!!! ----
I have put a video so that the model can be appreciated better.

08 August 2007, 01:10 AM
I have worked with the zebra a little more. I still need much work: the lion's air and face, enviroment, etc…. I made a test render... (1).jpg (2).jpg (3).jpg (4).jpg (5).jpg (6).jpg

08 August 2007, 05:38 AM
That's a pretty awesome days worth of work. I loved the pose in your scetches and your getting very close to it.

08 August 2007, 06:26 AM
No kidding! That is absolutely awesome work indeed and all in just a day. Damn! :thumbsup:

So I take it you are going to sculpt the fur instead of making it a hair sim? Are you completely staying in Z with this project?

08 August 2007, 02:15 PM
wow really nice work dude. i like this one alot. your Zbrush work is amazing. i'll be watching this one!

08 August 2007, 09:17 PM

I have had a little time today to work in the model.
I have decided to make the hair in Zbrush… a little slow but it does not displease to me as it is in some parts. Despite I must work it more.
Also I have thought that both animals are crossing a pool and the lion has mud in the hair… and also in the zone of impact of the kick of the zebra.

08 August 2007, 09:19 PM
mask for the
eyeteeths / tweak tool for all the air

08 August 2007, 09:27 PM
TheRazorsEdge..., yes! All the process is done in Zbrush.
Thanks Facepunch (! vbmenu_register("postmenu_4569054", true);


More renders with one of the zbrush 3 materials. I like very much!! (1).jpg

08 August 2007, 09:39 PM
Hello. I have changed the pose of the lion and the zebra; and I have begun to detail the zebra… (1).jpg (2).jpg (3).jpg (4).jpg (5).jpg
Last image is a render test in Zbrush.

08 August 2007, 11:37 PM
Nice work. I like it alot.

08 August 2007, 11:57 PM
Hi. More render tests with texture in progress...
Thanks brutal85 !

08 August 2007, 05:41 AM
Very sweet progress! I really like how ths is coming along.:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 01:33 PM
I really like it so far, one thing that niggles me a bit though is the zebras spine, it seems to bend too much at the shoulders, mebbe try and bring the spine down a tad and perhaps build up the shoulders a little too

08 August 2007, 02:08 PM
This is looking awsome so far.
Zbrush is destroying my polymodeling x_x

08 August 2007, 10:39 PM
Excellent work so far! Love the scuplting work.

08 August 2007, 07:51 AM
oh~ man ~ I love the atmosphere of your work~ please keep working

08 August 2007, 09:28 AM
so so so BLOODY AWESOME...

although i noticed the lion looked a little "too happy" at one of the

but i guess you could say his got a very good reason to be ;)

08 August 2007, 12:22 PM
wow this is by far one of my favorites! modeling is excellent. how are you texturing like that? is a type of paint? looks great dude.

08 August 2007, 06:35 PM
WOW! looks awsome! greate work - i will wach the progress with full interest!
keep it up and good luck!

08 August 2007, 05:07 PM
Dude that looks awesome !

08 August 2007, 01:05 PM
Thats amazing! Interesting way to start the models off by end result is to good to be true, great job with the details and poses ... goodluck, you got my vote ;)


08 August 2007, 05:08 PM
I have just a short time free to work in the model.
At the moment just a little test with the texture of the lion.
lightcache… I am thinking about changing the zebra's spine, because much people have commented to me the same thing….
Facepunch… the texture is done with a brush of Zbrush. I will give more details soon.
Thanks to all for the wonderful commentaries. :) :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 01:10 AM
This is looking really beautiful :thumbsup: and that fur texture is amazing! are you going to share your secret with us about how you got the fur like that?

08 August 2007, 06:46 PM

translation:: Dats amazing modeling.....nice!!!.... :D


08 August 2007, 01:22 PM
I go to vacances. I cannot work more until I return. :sad:
I have left to work plus the water and some detail...
I see you later friends!!

09 September 2007, 10:56 PM
HCR MINI-Challenge #10: Animals in Motion:Post the Final (

09 September 2007, 09:18 PM
A bloody detail...:curious: [640x480].jpg

09 September 2007, 07:16 PM
Ok guys time to talk
LESSONS LEARNED (Animals in Motion): Lets TalK! (

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