Character: Martin Bird


#1

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


#2

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.


#3

Awesome ! A part from a technicaly perfect rig (that you know how to make), did you also use endomorph for wings deformations ?


#4

:buttrock: can u do a tutroial for wings rig?:love:


#5

Wow…!
I agree - its excellent rig:applause:
I wait for animation - Keep that way!


#6

Well done Jonny! Fantastic!:applause: 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!


#7

Looking good.
No crits here.
Love the look on his face!


#8

Will you show the Rig?

VERY NICE DESIGN too.
The character’s face pops out very well.

Bravo!


#9

Very very nice ;D


#10

excellent wings,

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

:applause: :bounce:


#11

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. :thumbsup:


#12

your work is simply stunning!!!


#13

Perfect, the wings look great and the model is so nice! :thumbsup: Can’t wait to see more of this guy! :smiley:


#14

that is amazing!


#15

fantastic, 2 thumbs up :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


#16

I humbly bow to you, great sensei!


#17

Good job man! :applause: :thumbsup:


#18

Very nice work, I’d like to know how the wings were constructed…

Regards,
Terry


#19

Very cool.

The wing design is great so far, the head features are interesting, overall :thumbsup:


#20

Excellent!! that is great , wings seem to be the most difficult appendages to model/rig and animate. i also agree any form of tutorial regaurding the wings on this little guy would be a great benifit to us all.