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Old 05-23-2003, 12:47 AM   #1
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Character: Mother Nature



Hi, Here's a new character that I have been working on - Mother Nature. She is fully rigged, including facial blend shapes ready for lip sync animation.

I used Maya 5's new "paintFx to polygons feature" to create the plant "hair". I love the fact that this is possible now - I have been going off with it, I think that it is one of the best things to happen to 3D (for me) in a few years. This character weighs in at about 1.7 million polygons, which is making my geforce 3 to put up a little bit of a fight.. But, ah, the detail, detail, detail....

Mother Nature 3/4 view



Mother Nature Side view



Mother Nature (Winter Version)



I would like to know peoples thoughts before I start to animate, I can all too easily focus on the wrong stuff sitting down here in my basement

Also, if you are interested, 41 other versions that were made as I created this model are
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thanks
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Old 05-23-2003, 12:55 AM   #2
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Wow

I like this Pic and i would like to see her animated ...

and can you make a Mother Earth damaged by Humans?
 
Old 05-23-2003, 01:05 AM   #3
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WOW!!

Gorgeous! I have nothing else to say.

Well, yes I do. Front page stuff!!

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Old 05-23-2003, 01:16 AM   #4
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Wow, that is a lot of geometry there! Great stuff!
I'd like to see a wireframe.
Are you using GI, it's hard to tell, but I think it would benefit from a little more. Of course that can easily get too heavy if you plan to animate though.
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Old 05-23-2003, 01:26 AM   #5
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Those are just cool pictures. Great work there in modeling and color using. Very good blending. And congratulations on being on the front page.
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Old 05-23-2003, 01:26 AM   #6
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Old 05-23-2003, 01:27 AM   #7
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THAT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

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Old 05-23-2003, 01:29 AM   #8
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Ok meats you owe me one dude, get that in Expose like now! We're counting on it

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Old 05-23-2003, 01:32 AM   #9
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Do you get the impression that Leigh was impressed?

Stunning work Meats - I still love your style of sculpture - and it's good to see it in a more organic setting.

I love the way the flesh blends into the plants, too - there's no definite point where the legs end....
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Old 05-23-2003, 01:32 AM   #10
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I AGREE THAT IS AWESOME

It is the kind of thing you have to yell about

I like some of the other 40 versions too though..the version with the all-green dress/wires/vines seems more plantlike..or springlike..would be cool to see a version for every season. Right now she seems to have all the seasons in her 'normal' state, which is nice too.
 
Old 05-23-2003, 01:32 AM   #11
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This is really impressive

Beautifull work!
 
Old 05-23-2003, 01:35 AM   #12
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BTW Meats when you submit it to Expose, be sure it doesn't have any type, a signature is fine but you will run the risk of getting it rejected with the type on.


kicking, and btw you're on 3dfestival.com as well

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Old 05-23-2003, 01:40 AM   #13
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hooly crap

this is absolutely amazing

you say that this put up a fight?........how long to render?

insane work here though
 
Old 05-23-2003, 01:43 AM   #14
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OMG she's beautiful!
 
Old 05-23-2003, 01:45 AM   #15
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MY GOD THIS IS PERFECT. MEETS YOU DO AMAZING WIRE/BRANCH WORK... SUCH A UNIQUE STYLE
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