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    I tried that plug in but it didn't work all too well for me. Not entirely sure why. I think the traditional method of hiding creasing and showing works better for this kind of thing (however, I didn't do it as much as I probably should have) I'll probably revisit this at least one more time but it's been an interesting test.

    Here's some poly painting and a quick turn around.

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    It's funny, once I make the turn around I notice things I didn't notice when I was constructing everything. For example, with the troll I didn't notice his foot strap on one of his foot got shifted. I still need to go back and fix that. This turned out semi lumpy and I'm not entirely sure how that happened. My aim for the next few models is to use multiple materials while I model so that I can catch these things a bit sooner (not that these are final in any respect.)

    Thanks for the input guys! Any further comments, critiques or reference links are much appreciated.

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    I got around to playing with zbrush3 a bit more. I had an idea the other day about a diorama of a piggy from a book called Speaker for the dead by Orson Scott Card. It's a sequel to a book called Ender's game.

    In the book, there is a colony on a planet that is inhabited by a race of aliens that are nicknamed piggies for their upturned snout. I couldn't find a description exactly except their nose and that they have horny pads on their ankles so that they may climb trees. I tried to find any reference photos for this species on the internet and didn't have any luck except for an unimaginative book cover from the late 80's.

    What's really cool about this planet is that each creature has a subsequent life form that it relies on for survival. It's almost like an ecosystem based off of the yin and yang. The piggies go through three lives. The first one is their birth from a tree. The second is where they live in the forest as piggies and the third is a life as a tree. I won't give the entire plot away because I enjoyed the book and you should read it if you get a chance. I plan on creating a scene from this novel with this character but for starters, here is another turn around.

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    I can't stop these ideas from coming and I can't believe how easy it is and how much less time it takes to get those ideas out.

    another turn around. Right click save as.

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    here's a closer look. I plan on doing some more refined work with the models as well as moving this to a finished piece.

    cageDETAILS.jpg

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    Very creative. Wonderful posing.
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    thank you very much.

    Here's a wire.
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    so inventive, keep it going
    zbrush is king

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    grate work dude i like the way ur observation
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    5 stars for creativity. One of the coolest characters I have seen! Very Alice in Wonderlandish. Hopefully you will texture the last one?

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    Thank you for the comments and encouragement thus far.

    That's the plan. I may not be able to get to it till next weekend. Still thinking about what kind of background to put him in. I was thinking about a circus type of thing, stripes, big top and the like but I haven't decided yet.

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    This piece is meant to go with the above cage man. I hope that I will be able to composite the entire thing soon to show a rough. This is all I had time for this weekend.


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    some details. He's sitting at about half a million poly's right now. I will be going higher. C&Cs welcome as always.

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    Oh and I thought I was going to get a good night's sleep. Positively nightmarish stuff you have going on here.

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    I felt like sculpting a bust tonight with a little poly painting.

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    Thank you and I hope you got some sleep
    I would have responded in my last post but I was so gosh darn tired last night (about 4 hours ago) that I was thinking about neglecting the one line I did put in there.

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