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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Beast
« on: April 29, 2009, 04:46:58 am »
Hey hey - I know I've been gone a long time.  My old hard drive died and I lost all the models I'd been working on, and I haven't really had time to use Anim8or in a while.  Ever since Steve added the capability to create chains, I've been meaning to hold up my end of the bargain by creating a model that used them extensively.  Here's a concept and the very early beginnings of the model:

I originally started this piece wanting to create a new leg muscle structure that would plausibly work, based on the idea of a biceps sort of muscle in the thigh rather than quadriceps (hence the thigh that you see in the concept).  I eventually scrapped that idea to make it a more traditional quadricep.

As always, your comments and criticism are greatly appreciated :).

Hello hello!  Some of you may remember my old models and desire to make some chains.  Thanks to Steve's latest script, I've tweaked an old model to better fit my original concept artwork and my vision.  Here's the original:

I don't really remember how long it took me to do those old chains with the interlocking links, which were copied, rotated, and pasted individually by hand.  I'm sure it was on the order of hours.  And now, thanks to the new spline script, within an hour I give you:

The original concept had a lot more chains, but it didn't have the skulls, so I had to cut out two of the large loop chains that I had planned on to accommodate his war trophies.  As you can see, the script creates a structure along a designated spline, but it still doesn't look much like a chain.  However, with the new spline tools that Steve has offered in the ASL, I hope someone will be able to create a script that will take a set of links and then concatenate them along a given spline, like so:

If anyone is able to do it, please please let me know :).

ASL Scripts / Script Request: Chain Link Maker
« on: December 22, 2007, 03:01:19 pm »
I don't know how feasible this idea is, but I'm just going to throw it out there and hope that there's a script writer that's talented enough to fulfill it.  I'd like a tool where I could draw out a path (not quite like a spline, because I'd like to be able to easily manipulate the points in 3D space, sort of like with the Add Points tool) and then import a chain link object.  The script would take my chain link and create a chain from it along the designated path, alternately rotating the links so that they're at 90 degrees to each other.  It would make building chains (see below) a lot easier:

Anyone think they can manage it?

Finished Works and Works in Progress / Skeleton WIP: Reboot
« on: December 19, 2007, 08:22:51 pm »
First, I'd like to say that I'm very excited to see an WIP Forum up and running with the ability to offer real C&C :).  Thanks, Steve!

Here's a little project I've begun in my minimal spare time.  I scrapped the skeleton that I began working on years ago because it had too many issues with proportions and such.  Here's what I have so far on the latest attempt:

And here are some materials applied (experimented with an X-ray type of material with some limited success...not totally satisfied with the result yet):

Up next: spinal column and vertebrae.  C&C welcome!

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