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CoriDavis

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Plans, need tips
« on: July 28, 2010, 03:15:04 pm »

I had some rather complicated plans for a short animation involving a running horse skeleton.  I know how a horse runs, I have frames on that, it's the different parts on the art and the scenery i'll need some help with.  I couldn't find a front view of the skull, so that might have some problems.
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 03:27:39 pm »

Found a front view!
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 03:48:10 pm »

I know from my experience making a cat skeleton that you will usually not find very good reference pictures of animal's skeletons and individual bones, you may have to go on major medical college or veterinary websites to find anything close. Good luck on the pelvis, looks like you may need all 6 views to get it accurate. Something you can do to make the reference images eisier to find is to take ones that are close to what you need and edit them to make them more easily visible by adjusting sharpness and contrast, changing background color, and fixing perspective errors. You can do stuff like that in GIMP.

If you know someone that is a cowboy or horse fanatic you can ask them if they have a skull that you can borrow.
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 04:33:55 pm »

lol, ok. I was trying to do the skull using the 3D head modeling way, only I can't seem to get the "add edge" tool to work, I can't get a point in. is there a detailed tutorial on how to set this up?
« Last Edit: July 28, 2010, 05:56:17 pm by CoriDavis »
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 07:39:58 pm »

ok! here's how it's going so far, I've got most of the nose, and the front teeth. I still need to do the Molar teeth and the rest of the head and lower jaw
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 09:27:14 pm »

More Progress, nearly done with top half
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 12:36:56 am »

and here's the full top jaw!
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 03:00:09 am »

And i've done it! finished, complete horse skull.
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 08:53:18 am »

it looks pretty good. u do know it doesnt have 2 be perfect to the referemce images though. usually the ref images wont add up anyway.

for better crits upload a wireframe. we can then add comments about your loops and topology and stuff.

keep picking at it ur well on your way.
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2010, 01:55:02 pm »

ok, sure, i'll put in a wireframe, i'll try to make it a smaller pic too.
I chose the side view because the other views were impossible to see anything
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2010, 12:55:45 pm »

that actually looks pretty good.

for wireframes. u can have a solid view and it will show the wireframe. when i 1st started using anim8or i didnt know about this either. now its like the only view i look at.

go to the flat shaded view.

go to file> configure gui

check the boxes saying flat outline and flat points.

it will make your anim8or life alot easier.

good job on ur model.
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2010, 06:00:07 pm »

I'm no expert at edge looping and topology, but I've sort of marked up your picture showing some places I think could be fixed fairly easily. red is where I put a new edge, green is where I removed the current edge, and the yellow area is where I believe it may need quite a bit of work but I can't really give much help because of the view. I only did a few, but it should be easy enough to find other areas similer and fix them in the same way. Also heres a link that shows many ways to fix topology and everything. it is originally for Blender, but the concepts are universal.

http://www.subdivisionmodeling.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8000
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2010, 04:12:13 pm »

ok, it's still coming along quite well. the only problem is that Figure mode is still extremely slow when i'm trying to move the objects around, and when I try to rotate with the right-click, it goes backwards (drag left, moves right) what's up with that?
anyway, here's what i've added
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2010, 02:18:51 am »

I added the rib cage and the front legs! (Rib cage was a PAIN)
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Re: Plans, need tips
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2010, 04:26:26 am »

good work.. i like see finish (and animated)
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