Charging Kudu, Bill Melvin (3d)

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  02 February 2008
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:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...?f=208&t=533990

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


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  02 February 2008
excellent work! 5stars!
 
  02 February 2008
whoa! !!
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  02 February 2008
so nice !
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  02 February 2008
thumps up from me as well
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  02 February 2008
It's awesome work man. Well done!
 
  02 February 2008
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perfect model absolut fantastic textures Top rate
 
  02 February 2008
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Magnificent work, has very much liked me an atmosphere, there is a sensation of dynamics and freedom
 
  02 February 2008
simply beautiful!
i see that you used cinema 4D
how do you like that program?
was it easy to learn?
 
  02 February 2008
Beautiful work..i like the background,awesome
4 stars ****
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  02 February 2008
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.
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  02 February 2008
Great scene!! The movement and life of the image are really cool!!
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  02 February 2008
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!
 
  02 February 2008
wow, superb work! congratulations!
 
  02 February 2008
Excellent!
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