Lizard FINALLY Rigged!!!

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  07 July 2005
Lizard FINALLY Rigged!!!

Now I can finally add my little lizard critter to my desert scenes!
Also, he's all rigged up with IKB and is easy to animate and manipulate too

First, the screen shot of the rigging and then a few test renders.

BTW, I'm thinking of donating this little guy, if anyone is interested?
Haven't made up my mind for sure yet, but I'm leaning that way
  07 July 2005
Looks really excellent. Not only the modelling approach, the textures are excellent too.

Next challenge is to bring it into Poser so that we non Lighwavers can pose it as well. Would be fun and you maybe even could sell it.

It is nice to be important,
but it is more important to be nice.

Duster Bennett
  07 July 2005
excellent work on the little toady, looks pretty much like the real thing aswell (used to have lizards) if you do release it as is im sure it would come to excellent use for alot of people.

Nice work MD
  07 July 2005
Thanx guys, and I originally had the intention of selling him, but didn't think
anyone would give a rat's a** about it, so I never bothered.
But, if I buy Poser, which looks like I will, then I may consider that instead,
as several people have encouraged me to post some of my models
and create more to sell for Poser people.

So, I'll just have to see.
I think it's more of a matter of, I can blow this critter away now-a-days, and it
doesn't impress me anymore, so I never thought all that much of it after a while.
If I was to remodel it now, I would do a LOT of things differently and make it even
more detailed, especially since I now have my Wacom Tablet with the Pen,
so I could really get into detailing the thing, texture-wise.
Modeling-wise, I would make it simpler and with better control over the subpatch.

I'll wait and see what I think later down the road.
  08 August 2005
Thumbs up

Nice model I dont know if this is helpfull or not. My father was a rockhound and I spent many hours watching Horney Toads on the desert. They have a unique stance and style of walking. They look like they are spring loaded and there stomachs only touch the ground when they are at rest. They sort of stand with bent legs that look like they are made of spring steel. Dont know any other way to explain. When they walk its sort of a half run half walk. Instead of there legs going verticle they are sort of curved as if the bones bend. I saw a male last year and there mating colors are incredible. This one was vivid reds, oranges and yellows. The rest of the year they are a boring dirt color.
Blaine in Alaska - Home to psychotic's from everywhere.
"Do what you will to me, but leave my dog alone"
  08 August 2005
Blaine, thanx, and yeah, I didn't really know what I was doing when I posed him there,
but just wanted to see him do something, ANYTHING other then just laying there flat,
like he's been for the past two years LOL

And I couldn't really remember how they walk or run or anything as it's been years since
I've seen one, and they're really little for the most part around here, like no bigger then
a quarter or so or even smaller. Also on the endangered list around here.

I do have a ton of downloaded fotos I gathered up when I was researching into exactly
what they looked like, off the net, and that was when I found out that there are lots
and lots of varieties of these little guys, and some aren't even reconisable either.

In fact, my lizard isn't even really a real lizard, as I couldn't get a decent foto of any
one type that I wanted to do, so I took the best and closest attributes of two
different lizards that were really close and modeled from that, but mostly from just one.
I kinda took liberties with the horns on the head, as one had better horns and the other
one had a better overall body form.
but, since most people have no real clue what they look like, they'll never know
the difference and it "looks" like the real deal, in general that is LOL

If you have any decent walking/running fotos/material that you can send me or post
here, that would be great, because I was just going to wing it for the movement.


Last edited by mdunakin : 08 August 2005 at 07:54 PM.
  08 August 2005
Hey, that guy (gal?) looks great, Mark. I'd buy him if he were Poser ready. My libraries really lack the smaller critters of the desert.
  08 August 2005
Of course, then that'd mean I'd have to have Poser to do that, and that's not cheap.

Otherwise, I'd do the Poser route and sell it.

Maybe I can con someone into converting him for me, and let them keep him for doing the conversion?

I'll have to think on
  08 August 2005
Heheh Setting him up for Poser would be just as much work as you've already done. I think you'd have to offer a 50-50 take.

And don't look at me. I've considered making clothes for Poser figures many a time, but the thought of making the clothes work always scares me off. Same goes for critters.
  08 August 2005
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