RELEASED Hivewire Big Cat Has Begun!

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Chris, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Absolutely love the mane, Chris!
     
  2. Desertsilver

    Desertsilver Brilliant

    Looking regal there! Thank you so much for sharing the process with all of us. It's so inspiring to watch these models develop!
     
  3. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Looks great!

    Thanks for the tips VB...that program sounds better all the time!
     
  4. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Mane effort continue today.

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  5. Mythocentric

    Mythocentric Extraordinary

    That is one seriously sweet 'king' Chris! Stand aside Presley, you're outta here! :)
     
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  6. Billie

    Billie Inspired

    Hello all! I'm Billie.
    New here and glad to be on this forum! folks seem so friendly here, and Chris's openness is awesome, not to mention his modeling. Anyway, I was wondering if a Mandrill would be out of the realm of possibilities? I don't know how popular a subject he would be but I Imagine he would be cooler than the Hyena? he is fierce looking and maybe could be a morph from the gorilla, maybe even using the Lion mane? I know I'd buy him in a quarter heartbeat.

    By the way, loving your cats, sorely needed, the daz big cat looks a lot like Tony the tiger on my kids cereal box. not good at all. the texture maps are much better than the models.
     
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  7. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    Welcome, Billie! I would second the motion for a Mandrill, as long as I get a hyena too...
     
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  8. Miss B

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

    Welcome to the HiveWire forums from me too Billie. :)
     
  9. Alisa

    Alisa Peacekeeper & HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    Welcome, Billie!

    Lookin good, Chris!!
     
  10. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Welcome to the Hive Billie!

    Chris, that mane is looking awesome!!
     
  11. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Awesome

    Can this same build up for the mane also be used to some extent creating long hair animals?
    I have seen it done on a TV commercial but never in the Poser community.
     
  12. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Welcome to the Hive Billie!

    Wow Chris! That's one painstakingly beautiful mane!
     
  13. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    A lot of Ken's newer birds use a similar system for the body feathers. The big challenge is UV mapping all of the modelled geometry...
     
  14. 3wComics

    3wComics Adventurous Contributing Artist

    Chris, that is "manely" awesome, and I ain't "lion".
     
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  15. Miss B

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

    :D
     
  16. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I'm pretty certain that it can be done easily in Zbrush using nanomesh. You would just map it before saving as an imm then insert them where you want. NanoMesh ยป ZBrush Docs

    You can even vary the way they look.
     
  17. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    But only if you're willing to spend the $$$ on Zbrush... ;)
     
  18. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I bought it years ago from Daz and it only cost me $145 as a pc member. I could never have afforded it otherwise...
     
  19. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Pixelogic is releasing a consumer level version of the program possibly tomorrow. It's called ZBrush Core, and there's been a pretty fair amount of discussion about it over in the DAZ forums. It won't handle as large a mesh as the full program, and there are bound to be other limitations. But I understand that it's supposed to sell around $149, and pre-release orders from their website are 20% off that.
     
  20. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Little more today.

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