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Old 03-30-2003, 12:45 AM   #1
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Character: Cheetah





"Within the Tall Grass"

Cover art for upcoming book, "Essential Lightwave." Modeled/Rendered in Lightwave, Composited in Digital Fusion.

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Old 03-30-2003, 12:52 AM   #2
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wow it rocks ! nothing to critic, or maybe just some part of fur around its head, looking a little wet. Maybe it was expected But great job !
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Old 03-30-2003, 12:55 AM   #3
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I was just about to say the EXACT same thing.. it does look a bit wet I think (if you want to fixe this) you can fix this by just skinning up the hairs =D

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Old 03-30-2003, 01:00 AM   #4
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get model but some of the face looks like it was painted it photoshop. but what do i know it is just my opinion. great work anyway
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Old 03-30-2003, 01:02 AM   #5
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First I thought it was a painting, its much more artistic than photo real, definetely a good work!.

What I would change a bit is also the fur what nanabaky mentioned, because the face looks a little bit flat. Probably if the fur wouldn't be as blury there as it is, than it could give a characteristic to the face.

But great work!
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the face looks a little bit flat.



Hmm I don't see the flatness you seem to see. I think he looks like he is kind of about to rest his head on his paw and just holding his head down and looking up like a bad ass.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 01:06 AM   #7
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Awesome.

Is that sas in action. Care to share some settings?
Maybe the fur around the face is a little to “soft”.

The Cheetah is one of my fav animals. Got to admire an animal that can run faster than my car.
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you car is pretty slow then o_O it can only go 60-70mph

anyways yeah the cheetah is one of my favorite animals but my favorite is the monkey!
 
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wow this looks so painted. Its a really nice style you got there and I personally like the wet hair look it gives him that wild punky look hehe
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Old 03-30-2003, 01:14 AM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestions! It actually took a bit of finessing to get the fur on the head and chest to look believably damp. (He was looking pretty bland and unimpressive when he was all "soft-and-fuzzy.")

Thought I'd include the "Layout" for the Scene here... The comment about the face looking Photoshopped is a big compleiment to Lightwave and Worley Labs – the folks who made "Sasquatch" the furring system I used. (Will be doing a tutorial for them on the special "modifications" to the normal manner of shadowing used on the fur here.)

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Old 03-30-2003, 01:29 AM   #11
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Great piece, really good stuff. How long did it take to do?
 
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Old 03-30-2003, 01:50 AM   #13
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Concept to completion was about two leisurely days. Final render of 4000 x 4800 Cheetah Plate, (with fur,) took just under an hour on a 1.2 Ghz Athalon.
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Old 03-30-2003, 02:05 AM   #14
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Very nice job, i like it a lot. you gonna animate?
 
Old 03-30-2003, 02:05 AM   #15
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Hell of a render Timothy ...damn this Lightwave has definitely beautiful renderer !!!

by the way i like the wet look on the fur
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