Songbird Remix's Product Preview Thread

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Ken Gilliland, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Miss B

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

  2. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    Oooh, Swiftwind!:geek:
     
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  3. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Will they scale without distortion? Once you get past the first joint where they attach, that is? Most horse wings are just too small to be plausible.
     
  4. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    I'm probably put in wingspan and wing width controls (similar to what's included in my birds of prey sets), that's provided I can get past all the issues caused by the extreme changes on some horse breeds (Whisper, Foal, Draft & Shetland). Maybe I shouldn't be trying to have one model work are everything... we'll see

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    David Allen Sibley, author of the best NA bird field guide (imo), "Sibley's Guide to Birds", talks about his visit to the Arctic Wildlife Refuge and its importance...




    Also, today is Endangered Species Day, help save a species... let your representatives know Endangered Species Programs needed to be expanded not discontinued.
     
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  5. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

  6. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    As many of you know, Songbird ReMix has strongly supported saving the Tri-colored Blackbird through it's annual Audubon's Birthday Sale. There's now a push to get it permanently listed an endangered species. Please help Audubon California with it's efforts...
     
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  7. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

  8. Miss B

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

    The certainly do, but I would expect nothing less from her texturing efforts. ;)
     
  9. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Quick question; do you have a mynah anywhere in your collections? I remember them being fairly popular pets at one point so I wondered. I don't have a critical need for one at the moment, but there is a possibility that I may in the future at some point.
     
  10. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    There are no "pet" mynah birds currently in my series... someone did one back in 2005ish for the SBRM model and offered it as freebie. I'll eventually get to doing one... my guess is in a "Pet Shop2" volume... no promises on timing though.
     
  11. Miss B

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

    I had to look up that species in Wikipedia, as I'd never heard of it before. They had a photo of a white one with black edges to it's tail feathers, and it's quite nice looking.
     
  12. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    The brown Indian Myna birds here are a pest. They chase and bully a lot of the native Australian Birds :(
     
  13. Lorraine

    Lorraine The Wicked Witch of the North CV-BEE

    Pest here too, Rae, yet another of the 'oh what a good idea' of some stupid early settler.
     
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  14. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    The popularity was due to their being able to be taught to talk. I gather that they are a form of starling. Haven't seen them in years, but they were quite trendy back in something like the '50s.
     
  15. RAMWolff

    RAMWolff Wolff Playing with Beez! Contributing Artist

    Gorgeous render. WOW!
     
  16. Miss B

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

    Yes, that's what the item in Wikipedia mentioned.
     
  17. Vaskania

    Vaskania I break polygons. CV-BEE

    Is there a Potoo available?

    I've recently came upon this bird, and pretty much fell in love with the sucker because I'm weird like that. Anyone know if there's one in any of the collections?
     
  18. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Not yet... I built the Potoo morphs into my Nightjar model and will eventually get to it.

     
  19. Jan

    Jan Eager

    Interesting video Ken.
     
  20. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    While the hard to want to use my Philippine Eagle in flight because it wouldn't show off it's spectacular crest while flying... I thought this short video by Cornell Labs might give some ideas what that eagle does look like in flight...

     

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