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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #285 on: February 14, 2019, 07:02:58 AM »
wow Dune. you got eagle eyes for sure to spot this. :D
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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #286 on: February 14, 2019, 02:06:05 PM »
wow Dune. you got eagle eyes for sure to spot this. :D

actually Dune just groks proportion...I noticed that as well...looked a bit off and would have done a comparison except was beat to it. should be a dawdle to move those joints down a bit from the wire view.
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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #287 on: February 15, 2019, 02:58:02 PM »
Thanks, Ulco. Glad you mentioned this. I'd hoped to make any necessary updates by now but have been pulled away on a deadline project. I'll look into it and post an updated rendering soon. Fortunately the UVs haven't been mapped yet, so this is a good time to make fixes.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #288 on: February 19, 2019, 02:00:08 AM »
Well, I started fixing the lower legs and one thing led to another . . . tweaks to hooves, front leg joints, chest, neck and head. I'm seeing one or two details that might need further adjustments but I'm otherwise ready to call this done. I made a turntable video and wonder if I could post it here. (.mov file, about 1 MB. Rather not link to an external source for something this trivial.) In the meantime here are four frames that show it from various angles. No mane or tail those will be redone. Then on to the harness and shading.


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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #289 on: February 19, 2019, 05:57:49 AM »
Wonderful. I think it's perfect now. Great job. Btw. you can post a few movietypes: mp4, mov, avi, flv.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #290 on: February 19, 2019, 11:40:49 AM »
Superb Model!

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #291 on: February 19, 2019, 03:16:18 PM »
Thanks! It's pretty close. He's a little thin for a draft horse, but maybe he can be bulked up a bit. I know I'll see other things during rigging and shading. Next one will be better.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #292 on: March 03, 2019, 05:09:50 PM »
Horse No. 1, posed and harnessed and ready to go. Working on his partner now.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #293 on: March 03, 2019, 05:21:01 PM »
Brilliant modelling!

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #294 on: March 03, 2019, 05:22:10 PM »
Horse No. 1, posed and harnessed and ready to go. Working on his partner now.

well from a mainly inorganic modeler's PoV...WOW....
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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #295 on: March 03, 2019, 05:37:43 PM »
Thanks! The coat needs to be a little more reflective . . . I added a fine-grain displacement to simulate the hair and that seems to be interfering with the specularity. Have to experiment with that balance. (The models will be in the middle distance in the scene, so maybe no displacement is needed.)

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #296 on: March 04, 2019, 05:39:39 AM »
So great work!
Good luck with the reflections.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #297 on: March 04, 2019, 05:40:59 AM »
Very fine modeling indeed. Great work. Good enough to sell on its own. For mid distance I wouldn't bother with bump. It's luckily not a wild or Shetland horse with a rough hairy coat. Some PF across its coat may be nice to give some variation (in both texture and shine). And some dirt on the feet and hooves...

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #298 on: March 05, 2019, 07:18:46 PM »
Wagon and horse assembly, with a load of fresh apples. Only lacking a driver now.

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Some PF across its coat may be nice to give some variation (in both texture and shine). And some dirt on the feet and hooves...

Once it's placed in the scene I'll experiment with this. Maybe a surface layer or distribution shader to add dirt to lower legs and wagon wheels. Good suggestions, thanks.

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So great work!
Good luck with the reflections.

Thank you! I think the reflections looks pretty good now and balance the surface texture. Another thing to fine-tune once it's in place with the real lighting and environment.

Funny how these individual models take on lives of their own. This will be small detail in the overall scene. But this one's an investment in future scenes, because I know I'll be using it again. (Plus it's fun.)

Edited to add the photo.  :P

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #299 on: March 05, 2019, 08:18:45 PM »
Looks fantastic! Awesome model.
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