Dune's Reindeer (WIP)

Started by TheBadger, February 26, 2013, 03:03:27 am

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Very nice modeling.  Keep at it!
So this is Disney World.  Can we live here?


Took a long break from this cause I was sick of looking at it. But just got back on it and finished the low polly.

Going to map it, rig it, sculpt it, paint it, and be done with it.
It has been eaten.

Zairyn Arsyn

nice modeling badger. it will look a lot better once all the textures are on there.

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It will probably even look better than the test I did.


Looks good but all the antlers are identical ;)


I sent Ulco a unfinished UN-MAPPED model to play with while he waited for the finished one. It looks great ulco!!! But it will look even better, because there will be more geometry for the textures and color to sit on! You did a great job with the color I think. I am sure you will be able to create a large number of variations. Sorry you had to map the test ::) The rest will come mapped for you ;D

I agree about the antlers all looking the same. I knew this was going to be an issue.

I am making a bull (the one seen in this thread) a cow, and a yearling. I will also make a young male. Which can also be used as a female since female caribou have antlers the same as young males. Each will come in several poses (action, rest, grazing)
But the antlers are still going to be an issue. They were the most time consuming part to make for me.

I will do at least one variation of the antlers for the bull. But it may be good if Ulco works up a few variations from the model he has now.
Ulco, just cut the antlers two or three polygons above the head and then alter them. Then you can just replace the antlers on a finished model. Just save them for later. I was never really happy with them as they are now anyway. They are ok I guess. But I had something else in mind when I started. The 2nd pair should be closer to what I wanted when I started.

These look nice:
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or these
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Were there wolves in the place you are making Ulco? I should make a wolf.

A otherwise worthless fact I learned while doing this is that, while Reindeer will flee a threat as one heard, caribou will flee in groups and as individuals.
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No eyes. Thats strange. Its possible that I missed selecting them when I made the OBJ. Are the teeth there? I know the tongue is not because I forgot to make it, I just made it yesterday... Looks good. I was playing with it in Maya, making the deer stick its tongue out and lick its lips.

Then I got it in my head to make a pair of fishnet stockings and high heels, and turn him into a transvestite. I was going to edit a short number of the deer doing a sexy dance to music from the The Rocky Horror Picture Show. But then I got board with the idea.

I will tell you that deer look funny in red lipstick, and aqua eye shadow.

I swear Im to easily distracted. This is why I still don't have my demo finished. I really don't get it. I don't even drink or smoke pot. Maybe I should start? I wonder if I would be more creative and efficient if I dropped acid? Do they even make acid any more, or is that too "90's"?

Im getting old, Im too old to drop acid. I have a son, and a daughter on the way. I probably shouldn't be dropping acid then...
Maybe when I have a mid life mid life crisis I'll do it. How old are you supposed to be when you have a mid life crisis? IF we live to be a 100 I would guess I should have one when Im 50. Ill mark it down on this new 75 year calendar my wife got me... Every page has a different image of a kitten. I really hate it because Im a dog person. But I don't have a dog anymore because my mom was watching it when I was on my honeymoon, and she let it out off the leash and it got hit by a delivery truck.

I heard you can order pot online and they will send it to you via fedeX. Or UPS if you prefer.

You know now that I think about it I bet there is a audience on youtube for hard core fetish videos featuring animated 3D deer and other animals. I could do a video where a deer is smoking a cigarette and insulting the manhood of the viewer. I bet that would get a ton of views. I don't think I could do that though, Its not a very nice way to earn money. I bet someone will steal this idea though. People will steal anything. One of the people I know has multiple sclerosis and one of the people he knows stole his medication as a joke. But that person never brought it back, so it wasn't very funny.

It would be weird if anyone read this. I wonder if it took you longer to read this than it took me to write it. I wonder how long I have been sitting here staring at this deer. I cant be sure because I didn't note the time when I sat down.
I should probably get back to work now.

It has been eaten.


You are a fascinating character Badger. :D

- Oshyan


Sounds like he needs some sleep.  ;D


April 26, 2013, 05:45:16 am #27 Last Edit: April 26, 2013, 05:47:02 am by TheBadger
I took this photo at the Milwaukee county zoo.


I dont think there is anything wrong with posting it here. Its very natural and this forum is all about nature meeting technology. And I don't know of anything more natural then monkeys making love in a zoo in front of lots of school children on a field trip.

I'm pretty sure if I had saved the video I could post it on Youtube. I bet that would get a lot of views. People like monkeys. they think monkeys are soooo cute. I guess I do too. But its much nicer to watch a little person ride a deer like a horse rather than a monkey. Monkeys don't like to wear a saddle. It would have been nice if the monkeys were wearing clothing that day. But I don't think they earn enough money at the zoo to pay for clothing for the animals. They only charged us 11 dollars to park our car. and 10 dollars each to enter the zoo. I saw a monkey drive a car once, but he didn't get very far. At least I think it was a he. It would help if he was wearing clothes though. Boy monkeys should wear trousers, and girl monkeys should wear a dress.
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You should write more, Michael. Makes life so much more fun. And regarding this
QuoteI saw a monkey drive a car once, but he didn't get very far
It was most likely a female  :P


Michael...that is fantastic/funny/ironic!!!!
Please keep going!
Ps Ulco... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22334530 ?