Character: Martin Bird

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  02 February 2003
Character: Martin Bird

This is my latest character, made using Lightwave.

I've just finished the rigging, and proving to myself that I could get the wings animating nicely with managable controls, so I thought I'd post it and update while I do the texturing and general tweaking, finishing off with a test animation.

The Texturing will be quite tricky, lots of layered UV maps for the textured feathers, so it'll be just as challenging as getting the wings working.

UPDATE LINKS--------------------------------------------------------------

Update 1: Rig Description

Update 2: Wing Texture

Update 3: Wing Texture

Update 4: Finished Wing Texture & Surface Layering

Update 5: Head and Body textures

Update 6: Covert textures

Update 7: Leg textures & final tweaking

Update 8: Texture examples

Update 9: Test Flying animation

Update 10: Finished Character Test animation

Last edited by kretin : 02 February 2003 at 03:36 AM.
  02 February 2003

im impressed with the wings, I couldn't do that with my abilities. Well, I don't havy any crits, I cant wait to see it textured though.
Littering is a bad habit
  02 February 2003
Awesome ! A part from a technicaly perfect rig (that you know how to make), did you also use endomorph for wings deformations ?
You are a pluggin.
About me
  02 February 2003
can u do a tutroial for wings rig?
__________________ - Behance
  02 February 2003
I agree - its excellent rig
I wait for animation - Keep that way!
  02 February 2003
Well done Jonny! Fantastic! Great modeling and rigging! Can't wait to see the final textured character! If ya dont mind?? Whats if for?? Could only imagine what the environment would look like!
  02 February 2003
Looking good.
No crits here.
Love the look on his face!
  02 February 2003
Will you show the Rig?

The character's face pops out very well.

Maya | Lightwave | Messiah
  02 February 2003
Very very nice ;D
  02 February 2003
excellent wings,

cant wait to see more animation,
Hope he eventually talks.


  02 February 2003
Like everyone else,
was particularly impressed with the wings,
cute dolphiny kinda face, your character,
already has a lot of character. love it.

I'd love to see it with textures.
  02 February 2003
Perfect, the wings look great and the model is so nice! Can't wait to see more of this guy!
  02 February 2003
that is amazing!
William "Proton" Vaughan
  02 February 2003
fantastic, 2 thumbs up
the mystery of life isn't a problem to solve,
but a reality to experience.
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