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WIP HiveWire Wolf Has Begun!

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Chris, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Definitely. Still playing with what I've posted. I do plan on a base that will be thinner on the jaw line/cheek area and the neck. I'll work on it more and show some options.
  2. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    Hey Chris

    Any long term plans to also offer coyote fox and hyena options for this beauty?
    I think I read somewhere about the hyena but not sure about the others.
  3. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    I want to do them all. Coyote and fox would be nice additions and make perfect sense! It will depend on whether we can find a texture artist for them.
  4. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee QAV-BEE

    *sings the 3D forum customer Chorus , with thanks to Queen*

    I want it all
    I want it all
    I want it all
    And I want it NOW!!
  5. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Ha, nice!
  6. Art_of_Mind

    Art_of_Mind Engaged Contributing Artist

    I have put a lot of thought into this. I wrote earlier in another thread about having access to animals to photograph. My thoughts are getting realistic white fur in short medium and long. Use this to set up all the underlying surface nodes. Once this is done the top diffuse layer would not need details, only color, therefore photos of animals then only serve as a guide, like mimicking sebra stripes, where does the red meet the white on a fox. I believe it would be possible to create this white fur with poser hair, or lamh and then use renders of that for making the underlying images. I don't know if there is a copyright right legal way of preventing use of the hair programs from letting this workflow happen. Houdini also has a hair/fur generator. Sometimes difficult to put my thoughts into words. I hope I'm making sense.

    Edit, sometimes I just need to talk/or/write-out-loud. Forgot the creating the white fur from renders. If the underlying fur maps was just painted directly on the model in a 3D paint application this should work. Diffuse colors is easy after that because all the fine hair details are taken care of by the other nodes.

    another edit - I've been working on some boots for Dawn and Sora, I'm going to to test my fur ideas as a texture addon for the boots, if I pull it off I will allow other artist to use my surface settings on the Hivewire animals.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2016
  7. Lianam

    Lianam Eager

    The wolf looks great! I need to get the big cat yet. I got the horse and foal so far. :) Pigs are cool. I would love cows! I have no idea why?? :D
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  8. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    Second the motion for a cow. Pigs too...
  9. Freyfaxi

    Freyfaxi Adventurous

    I watched an interesting doco on tv last night and saw this nice looking wolf species - The Ethiopian wolf in Africa - looks like a wolf with fox coat..most striking. Wonder if it's a possible texture/morph for the new wolfie ? :)

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  10. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee QAV-BEE

    That's lovely!
  11. Miss B

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

    Yes, he does have the fox fur coloring. Very interesting look for a wolf. :)
  12. RAMWolff

    RAMWolff Wolff Playing with Beez! Contributing Artist

  13. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Sweet looking wolf there for sure.

    I need to get back on this wolf work before too long. Need to show more neck fur thickness options and such.

    I'm now beginning work on our Lion from the Leopard base.
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  14. Lianam

    Lianam Eager

    I was just thinking Lion. LOL :D
  15. Miss B

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

    Kewl. ;)
  16. Daio

    Daio Adventurous Contributing Artist

    Adding my vote for a Fox. Especially ones with morphs/textures to make it a Fennec or Artic fox.
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  17. Banditcameraman

    Banditcameraman Enthusiast

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  18. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Working over the neck fur. Showing the neck fur thinner and smoother, and also around the cheek fur.

    More to do.

    Wolf26.JPG Wolf27.JPG
  19. Lorraine

    Lorraine The Wicked Witch of the North CV-BEE

    Yowsa! That's awesome, Chris :)
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  20. Ken1171

    Ken1171 Distinguished Contributing Artist

    Lovely, Chris! Just looking at it reminds me why I love dogs so much. ^__^
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