Songbird Remix's Product Preview Thread

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

  1. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I had imagined the feeder was surrounded by dense jungle with the tiniest trace of a path for the staff to replenish the feeder. Even though I'd read the info that said the feeder cam is about 40 feet from the main lodge.

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    The lodge and the grounds around it look rather beautiful.

     
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  2. Miss B

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

    Wow, that really is pretty country. Thanks for posting the video.
     
  3. Janet

    Janet Extraordinary Contributing Artist

  4. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Yes. They should be replacing the camera in the next few days, and we will have color again.
     
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  5. Miss B

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

    I can't wait, as with color you can identify different bird species, especially if they're very similar in size.
     
  6. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Looking at 2019...
    I'll be focused in early 2019 on delivering more SBRM updates, hopefully getting most of them done before or by the Audubon Birthday Sale. Two major SBRM sets are my main focus now; the base SBRM set and the Shorebird Series. Over the holidays, I've been revising the main Shorebirds model (used in the three Shorebird sets, Flamingos and Birds of Legend)... Here are some of the changes in geometry to look forward too. I've chosen to update the transparency layers to the techniques I use in my newer models (Ducks, Geese, Birds of Prey, Kiwis) and abandon the jagged fluff technique borrowed from the 2003 original SBRM model.

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  7. Janet

    Janet Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    Flamingos and Birds of Legend! Two of my favorites!
     
  8. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    By the way, Satira started a thread specifically for the Panama Fruit Feeder Cam here:

    Panama Fruit Feeder Cam
     
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  9. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Here's a couple more peeks at what I'm doing in the Shorebirds reworking. Two images; the first has the thigh fluff removed revealing the thigh to hip blend in the updated model.

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    The second image shows the new Crane rear end morph. I added some complex JCM coding so it will only be present when the crane parameters are turned on and only when the wing feathers are folded.

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  10. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Here's a test Firefly render using my African Spoonbill using the enhanced model. The new trans maps I created are pretty delicate on the crest, neck and breast. I'll probably end up beefing them up a bit on the spoonbill and others, depending on the species. I do think the hip to thigh transitions are a huge improvement.

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  11. Miss B

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

    Looking very nice indeed Ken. :)
     
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  12. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    They are looking absolutely great!
     
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  13. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Wow, that's some major reworking there Ken. Love your new changes. Will make your birds even more incredible and realistic.

    I'm so impressed with your abilities.

    I bow to the master.
     
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  14. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
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  15. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    LOL, Ken!

    Small note here - I inadvertently wrote in the HW ReadMe files for the Condor and both Vultures that these were updated as of 1-5-2018 instead of 1-5-2019.

    I've fixed that in the files and they will be re-uploaded, so you may want to wait til I post here that they are fixed (or change that date in your ReadMe to 1-5-2019 ;)) before re-downloading.
     
  16. Szark

    Szark Energetic

    That looks so much better Ken, excellent in fact.
     
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  17. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    All fixed!
     
  18. DanaTA

    DanaTA Brilliant

    Is this a free update? If so, how do I get it, since I purchased the Scavengers bundle when it was at DAZ3D?

    Dana
     
  19. DanaTA

    DanaTA Brilliant

    Never mind, I saw the link to the instructions. I have a lot of Songbirds from DAZ3D. Almost everything Ken made during his stay there.

    Dana
     
  20. Miss B

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

    Oh, I was just going to post the link. Glad you found it. I've used it as well, and it's an easy process.
     
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