Songbird Remix's Product Preview Thread

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

  1. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Lyne-- I think it's more a woodland bird but it sure looks like a shorebird
     
  2. Jan

    Jan Eager

    Ken, when will the new Geese product be in the store.
     
  3. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Probably early next week
     
  4. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    We would have them (woodcocks) visit every spring when I was growing up. They are loads of fun to watch, but certainly the ones who visited us were woodland birds; there are no shores nearby! Their mating ritual "dance" is quite impressive
     
  5. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

  6. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    Yay! Another beautiful set!
     
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  7. Miss B

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

    I have to agree. I'm especially liking the coloring of the geese in the main promo. Really nice. :)
     
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  8. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Grabbed them as soon as I saw them.
     
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  9. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Songbird ReMix Waterfowl v5: Geese is a new set, right?
     
  10. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    Right - brand spanking new ;)
     
  11. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Thanks Alisa. Somehow, I missed that Ken was releasing a new set.
     
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  12. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

  13. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

  14. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    For those wondering, yes I have started work on the second batch of updates. I'll be focusing on a lot of the "limited" use models (penguin, ostrich, turkey, toucan, condor, vulture, etc...). Some of them are getting major overhauls like the Penguin.

    The Penguin was one of my early models (2008) and some of its modeling, I'd do quite a bit differently now. Since there aren't a huge amount on morphs, I've chosen to do significant geometry changes (mostly to the transparency areas).

    penguinupdate.jpg

    These are the sort of changes you can expect from my "Big Update" and one of the many reasons that the updates are taking so long to do. I will be interspersing some new sets with these updates (as I did with the new Goose set -- on sale still until the 22nd). My next new product will come from the Nature's Wonders line (but will be under wraps until its pretty close to release). From there, my next SBRM set will probably build off of one of my updated sets from the part two of this update (as I did with the geese).
     
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  15. Miss B

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

    Me like Penguins. ;)
     
  16. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Here's a more finished look at the updated penguin now that I have all the morphs and controls back in place and the new transparency maps made. The changes are subtle but make a huge difference on the final product.

    Penguin.jpg

    Next step is to create the Iray and SF versions and rebuild in the models in character format. I haven't decided yet whether I'll release the second batch of updates as they are ready or all at once towards the end of summer...
     
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  17. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

  18. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Has anyone run into a problem installing the new geese with Windows 10?

    I kept getting an error on the Waterfowl (Order Anseriformes).cr2/png that the filename is too long.
    upload_2018-6-9_17-7-40.png

    I was finally able to get the files installed, but I've absolutely no idea why the fifth time worked when the first four times it failed. I finally deleted everything from my Waterfowl Vol 5 - Geese folder under Character that I'd managed to install, and dragged each folder over one more time. This time it amazingly worked ... even though I'd done exactly that several times before.
     
  19. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    I have Windows 10 and haven't experienced those issues (yet). Both Waterfowl (Order Anseriformes).cr2/png are not "necessary" files, they are simply some eye candy
    -- the .cr2 is a dummy/blank file to show the .png

    Waterfowl (Order Anseriformes).png

    I've included these eye candy folder .pngs to give the users an idea of what birds are included in each folder. While many people have an idea what might be included in "Waterfowl", I'm sure only a few (maybe only me lol) would know what birds are included in Order Anserifromes.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2018
  20. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Thanks Ken!
     
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