Anim8or Community

Artwork => Finished Works and Works in Progress => Topic started by: ADSohr on March 19, 2010, 07:51:02 pm

Title: cat skeleton
Post by: ADSohr on March 19, 2010, 07:51:02 pm
Hey all,

I've started on a rather ambitious project to make a fully articulated feline skeleton. I've done tones of research on cats the past few days, but Google doesn't have very much in the way of good reference images. I did find a rather good site with many pictures of the cat's bones, but that is not enough. The site has pictures showing only two, maybe three, sides of each vertebrae, which really is not enough to get all of the details. I was wondering if anyone happened to have a random skeleton laying around for reference photos or knew of any really good websites that have that information.

I know it's a long shot, but I figured i'd try. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: cat skeleton
Post by: rellik420 on March 19, 2010, 07:56:04 pm
here u go
Title: Re: cat skeleton
Post by: ADSohr on March 19, 2010, 08:14:56 pm
I've seen that one several times  :D thanks for the try though rellik

I've been Googling for about 3 or 4 days looking up individual bones and everything, just today going through 900+ photos to no avail  :P.

here is one of the better sites i've found

http://biology.kenyon.edu/heithausp/cat-tutorial
Title: Re: cat skeleton
Post by: rellik420 on March 19, 2010, 09:03:35 pm
just wing it. for one if u searched 900+ images that means no1 knows what the hell its supposed to look like in the 1st place. and ive never seen a "good" reference image before. some are pretty close but they never match up. so i say just go for it and see what u come up with.
Title: Re: cat skeleton
Post by: ADSohr on March 19, 2010, 10:18:52 pm
You are probably right on that point, if I can't find it, no one else would either. However, it would be very nice to get images that show what is behind other things. In the skull, for example, there are two parts that jut out and loop around to eachother, making it impossible to see the inside of the opic cavity from both the side view and the top view. The large amount of detail hidden behind these parts makes it very difficult to even know what the basic shape is like.

I do understand that they won't match up perfectly, i've expierienced that before. I guess i'll have push down my perfectionism and use some creativity.

Still, if anyone happens to have a cat skeleton...  :P



Here's a little bit of what I have done so far
Title: Re: cat skeleton
Post by: Ratticis on March 20, 2010, 12:57:07 am
Dig around your backyard. Maybe whoever lived in the house before you put their pussy out to pasture
Title: Re: cat skeleton
Post by: ADSohr on March 20, 2010, 03:14:48 am
Clever  :D  



Here are some of the bones i've picked with this cat.

Did these today.
Title: Re: cat skeleton
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on March 20, 2010, 07:14:46 pm
Creepy stuff there. J/k. :P

Your bones are looking nice. I was looking to do a cat/skeleton some time ago and couldn't find anything good, just like you.

But I'll search around, also, for the fun of it. :P
3DGeek

EDIT: These links might help, even though it costs money, you may be able to get some reference from the pictures!

Click (http://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/maya-circulatory-heart/390479)
Click (http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/212368)

Also, you may try this:

Click (http://www.turbosquid.com/Search/Index.cfm?FuseAction=ProcessSmartSearch&intStartRow=1&intMediaType=-1&istSearchKey=Cat+skeleton)
Title: Re: cat skeleton
Post by: ADSohr on March 20, 2010, 07:48:57 pm
$240 for that? I should sell mine for $120, might make a profit!

Yeah, 3Dgeek11, would you want share info? Maybe we could both end up with usable cat skeletons, maybe co-op on an animation?

Title: Re: cat skeleton
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on March 20, 2010, 09:34:27 pm
Sure, I guess. If you want to PM me with some more details. =] I'll try to PM you with some stuff, if you don't soon.
3DGeek
Title: Re: cat skeleton
Post by: ADSohr on March 20, 2010, 09:49:42 pm
Will-co