Leguan Scenne, Spotlamp (3D)

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  02 February 2003
Leguan scenne


I've been using Maya for about one year and now I decided to put my recent work here too. I think I could make it really true to life but I'd like to know your oppinion.

  02 February 2003
I see nothing else than a broken link.
  02 February 2003
Update link!!

  02 February 2003
How did you light this. Very realistic!
  02 February 2003
Nice Work!! mmm photoreal
  02 February 2003
first off, replace the tree branch texture so it's not so obvious that it's repeating.

past that lil nitpick, onto the iguana.

the spikes are great.
the texture is great.
the body size is the problem.
i've got a pet iguana, and she's a huge bugger (~3-4 feet, though that's small by average iguana sizes). the texture on your iguana reminds me of her, except the body on yours seems like it went on a crash diet. fatten out the body some and round it off, and the texture should work better. also, increase the arm size some to match the body.

great work, and please post more of your stuff! (and of course a wireframe for this model )
Welding verts or welding steel, it's all the same to me!
  02 February 2003
wow, great work!
almost looks like a painting

I agree with the tree branch texture, it looks a bit odd

awsome pic though
  02 February 2003
Ooga booga. I think I'm in love.
good stuff

take note
we start to drift
all points converge
  02 February 2003
simply excellent!
"This kids, is an M-80--a quarter-stick of dynamite. That means four of these bad boys equals, like ...two sticks of dynamite!"
  02 February 2003
i wanna see an anim...i wanna see an anim...i wanna see an anim... really cool ..........
  02 February 2003
whoa excelllent work , did you use maya's renderer if so , what kinda setup, very very nice
  02 February 2003
Depressing, makes me miss my iguana a lot. Had to leave him at home while I'm at school =(

But, as an iguana owner of nearly 13 years I can make some informed critiques. First of all, there is something wrong with his spikes on his back, they are too big by a little bit I think and appear to be too round as well, they are extremely thin (my iguana is 10 and many of his larger spikes have broken off tips over the years because they are so big and thin). The spec setting on the spikes also seems to be a little too high, they aren't white at all but a more mottled blue-grey color when you examine them. They also have varied translucence in them, if you want to get that technical.

His head also has a few problems, the skin around his eyes should be offwhite, not black, I have never seen an iguana with black shade around his eyes and mine certainly doesnt. It's more of a greyish white with some green in there. His eyeball is also not quite right, I could go into depth about it because I have often marvelled at how unique iguanas' eyes are but suffice to say, they have a black pupil, with a faint outline of gold around that, with a golden iris around that. At the edge of the eye there is a more reddish brown area which indicates stress level, for my iguana, he's always been somewhat stressed out I guess because his eyes have a larger portion of this, its the same as bloodshot for humans.

His fingers don't look long enough, we can really only see the thumb from this angle but it definitely looks like it should be about 50% longer. Back to what I was saying with the spikes earlier, as they travel down the back and nearl the base of the tail they rapidly turn into short hard sharp spikes, I can't tell for sure but I'm not sure if this transition is happening or if they're just getting smaller. That's fairly important.

Last few things, the first spike near his head seems to be coming out on top of his head, this doesn't happen, but maybe it's just the angle. It looks like it needs to be moved a bit further down his neck. His mouth needs to meet more perfectly at the front, it appears that his top jaw extends beyond his lower jaw a bit, which also doesn't happen unless the iguana has a disease (which, unfortunately my first one got and died of).

Lastly, I have never seen an iguana with white markings as pronounced as the ones on your model. There are a few white marks on some iguanas but aside from the obvious green, there is also a good deal of orange and a lot of blue undertones (rarely, iguanas will be entirely or mostly blue).

All that being said, and it seems like a lot of negative.... this is FANTASTIC! I can only imagine how much work went into this, your attention to detail is fantastic and everything I said was just anatomical stuff. I hope you can make some of these changes and post some more shots, I really love this work. Great job!

  02 February 2003
looks very realistic, especially if you don't know what an iguanna looks like off hand.

I have to agree, the area around the eyes looks too dark. Other than that this is fantastic work.
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