Giraffe? From Harry?

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Chris, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Yeah, why not? I've been thinking over this project before Harry was even finished. In fact I started a Giraffe morph years ago, and just didn't share it with anyone but a hand full of folks. It was just too early and looked horrible, but still there was promise. So, pausing just a bit from our Moosey, my Muse took me in this direction the last 2 days, to get our Giraffe going. Many more to do to fill out our zoo.

    I don't believe we'll stay with this mesh from our Horse, I don't think we have enough mesh in the neck for rigging, but... we'll wait and see. Until then, this is a PURE MORPH shape from Harry. I've only added on the ossicones (horn type protuberances) to be geographed, and the tail is from our Unicorn.

    It is rewarding to push and stretch our Horse mesh and see what we can derive from it. Much like pushing our Big Cat mesh into a Rat.

    So... here we go. Please keep in mind this work is very, very early, and I have much more shaping to do before it's called done.

  2. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Ha, so fun.




    Please keep in mind, there is a lot of weakness in the shaping right now.
  3. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    And a few more.



  4. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I think he's an awesome start!
  5. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I don't see why not, they have the same amount of vertebrae in their neck that we do LOL (would be cool to keep it the same, imagine his skin on Harry :D)
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  6. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    Well giraffes have VERY bendy necks...and each "horizontal line" you see is where a joint could I can see why Chris would want to add or replace mesh for the his giraffe would be MORE bendy than my old store giraffe ... my friend Bob made it easy pose, but it was never bendy ENOUGH for what Giraffes DO do with their necks.... right, Chris? (and I suppose THEN the maps would NOT be interchangeable, right, Chris?...I'm not greedy or nuthin...LOL!!)
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  7. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    It would absolutely be cool to be able to morph the giraffe into part horse/part giraffe, etc. But ... not at the expense of a neck that's capable of this!

  8. CWRW

    CWRW Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Oh cool! LOVE giraffes! But yeah texturing that long neck and legs would be tough if strictly a Harry morph.

    Here's a pic of a lovely one I met in Zambia back in 2004.

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  9. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    I assume that Chris will be able to use the "Harry body"...but just dis-attach the neck and head, make a new mesh neck, and then re-weld it all back together... right Chris? Curious minds want to know! LOL!

    anyway, @Chris - this Gir is GORGEOUS!!! :)
  10. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    YES! YES!! YES!!! We absolutely need a giraffe!!
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  11. FairyFantastic

    FairyFantastic Energetic

    oh wow thts so cool
  12. Yes Please!!!!!
  13. Stezza

    Stezza Extraordinary

    would never have any of these problems with a Wombat! :blossom:
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  14. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    I'd just add in more edge loops horizontally along the neck. But... I'll take this as far as I can as the Harry mesh and see what we can accomplish, and only add in more mesh as the last move.
  15. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    More modeling and shaping on the head and front legs today.





    Attached Files:

  16. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    And still more.




  17. Harimau

    Harimau Eager

    Wow, a giraffe! Time to put in my 2 bits. Depending on whether you are a lumper or a splitter or someone in between there may be one (with nine subspecies), four or eight species of giraffes. Some people even suggest six species.

    1 species, Nubian giraffe (type species):

    4 species (showing coat patterns):

    6 species:

    8 species (coat patterns, with the Rothschild's giraffe being lumped with the Nubian as 1 species):

    The nine coat patterns may be made into textures.
  18. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee QAV-BEE

    Guess the saying (anyone old enough to remember this?) *sings* "A horse is a horse, of course, of course" isn't QUITE accurate. Chris is really good at proving that (at least in a 3d model) a horse can be all SORTS of other animals too ;).
  19. Sparky

    Sparky Monster Maker Contributing Artist

    Could probably get away with using jcms to achieve the flexibility in the neck. Here's a quickie experiment, using Satira's image as a guide. ^.^

  20. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Love it Sparky. That looks great! Very convincing to me.

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