Charging Kudu, Bill Melvin (3d)

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Old 02 February 2008   #1
Charging Kudu, Bill Melvin (3d)

Title: Charging Kudu

Name: Bill Melvin

The Kudu model was an entry in the HCR MINI-Challenge #10: Animals in Motion contest. I finally decided to put it in an environment. I started the model in Cinema 4D. I sculpted and textured it in ZBrush. The hair and grass was created in Cinema as well, using the Hair Module. I combined the renders in Photoshop where I also created the stormy sky. Here is the link to the WIP thread:

Update Jan., 2017: The image was selected for the Infected by Art book, vol. 5

Old 02 February 2008   #2
excellent work! 5stars!
Old 02 February 2008   #3
whoa! !!

Old 02 February 2008   #4
so nice !

Old 02 February 2008   #5
thumps up from me as well
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Old 02 February 2008   #6
It's awesome work man. Well done!
Old 02 February 2008   #7
Thumbs up

perfect model absolut fantastic textures Top rate
Old 02 February 2008   #8
Thumbs up

Magnificent work, has very much liked me an atmosphere, there is a sensation of dynamics and freedom
Old 02 February 2008   #9
simply beautiful!
i see that you used cinema 4D
how do you like that program?
was it easy to learn?
Old 02 February 2008   #10
Beautiful work..i like the background,awesome
4 stars ****
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Old 02 February 2008   #11
Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

Originally Posted by ReaperZ: simply beautiful!
i see that you used cinema 4D
how do you like that program?
was it easy to learn?

I like Cinema 4D and found it easy to learn. I use it a lot for creating 3d elements for illustration work. I heard that C4D was the illustratorís app of choice. I canít compare the learning curve to Max or Maya since Iíve never used those apps, but have heard consistently that C4D is generally easy to learn. I also use Modo.
Old 02 February 2008   #12
Great scene!! The movement and life of the image are really cool!!
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Old 02 February 2008   #13
Having grown up in South Africa and having had plenty of experience with Kudu, I have to say, this one is superb. The energy and flow of the animal is spot on, however I think the title should rather be "Fleeing Kudu"! When charging, Kudu lower their horns, intending to ram and injure their oponents. They hold their head high in flight, making it easier to see their way around the dense bush they inhabit.
Excellent peice, well done!
Old 02 February 2008   #14
wow, superb work! congratulations!
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