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Old 05 May 2007   #16
nice pics!

Hi guys, missed the last topic.. but I'll have a go at this one! another cool topic..

Mine will be a mouse in a dinosaur costume.. maybe smoking a cigar?

would have been a perfect timing to have a go at zbrush or mudbox..

but modo will have to do!
 
Old 05 May 2007   #17
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Oh man! Great Pictures!
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Old 05 May 2007   #18
this sounds like a great topic. I'd love to give it a try. I've never done any 3D character work before, but I have used Cinema 4D in the past. So we'll see if i get to the 3D part.
 
Old 05 May 2007   #19
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Hey all,

More inspiration for the National History Museum for you. My batteries died yesterday, so I quested back to take the rest of the photos today. The things I do for fellow CGSociety members... LOL!!

Some of the images are slightly out of focus though... point and click cameras and "dark, foreboding" lighting conditions, or "intense spotlights" just don't mix well I'm afraid.










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Old 05 May 2007   #20
Arrow

And still they come...









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Old 05 May 2007   #21
Originally Posted by Fl3wk: I have fixed it now. Now that I looked at it with fresh eyes it isn't really innovative or even pretty. If I get some energy in me to draw some more (not been reallly wanting to draw for some weeks since finishing Uni for term holidays) I will try a better piece, or even just some better ideas overall.

PS. Great images you have, I MUST visit there someday before I die


I've been there twice, But I was young when I went so id like to again because I'd probably appreciate it more.

Anyway, I might try and do a little something. But I never ever finish a project as i begin hating my work so i give up... :( ...I'll try
 
Old 05 May 2007   #22
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more, more, more...









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Old 05 May 2007   #23
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Some quick replies:

@ SpaceTik >>> Great to see you back! We all look forward to your work for this round.

@ StephanRiederer >>> Thank you.

@ bigmikey >>> Welcome and great to have you aboard! Looking forward to your participation.

@ Infuscos >>> Welcome, and looking forward to your participation. I hope that you don't feel too pressured to make art, killing yourself before you begin is the worst thing to do - I know that because I did it for years... Don't worry about it, we are all on a learning curve - some peoples curves are just steeper than others. Good luck with the project anyway.

Cheers all
MIKE
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Old 05 May 2007   #24
Fascinating creatures, just beautiful..
 
Old 05 May 2007   #25
Im gonna give this one a shot. My Concet is Gorilladon a prehistoric amphibious primate like creature. i dont have a concept sketch yet but here is some reference images.
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Old 05 May 2007   #26
"Gorilladon a prehistoric amphibious primate" wow! looking forward to that one...
great pics once again default! and thanx mate!

heres some work in progress.
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Old 05 May 2007   #27
found a good reference link

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.co...php/t66737.html
 
Old 05 May 2007   #28
Very quiet at work today!

more update... getting quite attached to these critters.. hehe
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Old 05 May 2007   #29
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Morning all,

@ GlenGramling >>> Hello and Welcome! sounds like a great idea you've got going there - looking forward to seeing it develop.

@ SpaceTik >>> That little critter is great! LOL. Cheers for that reference link btw, I've added it to the front.

I'm desperate to get back home now and start doing this project myself. Only a few hours to go...

Cheers all, keep it coming.
MIKE

*EDIT*

I've been trying to get SSS working in Maya's Mental Ray all night after following Mr. Alvarez's Gnomon tutorial on fast_SSS. (I'm hoping to get decent dino skin going by the end of next week.)

Here is what I've got after setting up the fast_SSS shader as he shows:



And this is what he's got:



Basically, it seems to me that I'm missing the "mentalrayTexture" node. Does anyone know where I can get it from? Does anyone have any other advice as to what I might be doing wrong?

Cheers
MIKE
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Old 05 May 2007   #30
default-rol
under you fast skin shader you just click on the checker box under the lightmap tab and it will generate your mentalray texture. you might also want to increase your samples for a better quality light map.
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