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Over the last few days I done a major reworking on the peacock. I changed its default T-pose for a full open display to a folded train, then using the original full display as a morph. For rigging purposes, the default folded train I believe will give better posing control and cut down on the CPU overkill all the "folded" train morphs were causing. Even my "beast of a computer" didn't like folding 600 feathers.
After doing all that rewriting modelling and coding, I decided to take a break from that peacock but that didn't last long as this video will show...
I spent the next hour trying to chase them out of the garden (because they will eat the baby quail chicks currently in our garden)
Niiiiice. I can't imagine living anywhere a peacock would visit. The closest I've come to anything like that was when I was at a friend's vacation home up in the Poconos, and I opened the front door to see a whole deer family crossing the road. Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera with me at the time.
Based on my peacock research, I believe these four are called "Spaldings" which is hybrid peafowl (Indian Blue X Green). The Indian and Green Peafowl wild populations do not overlap but some breeders have crossed these two species to make this hybrid species. I've counted up to 20 in our area-- a pretty decent sized feral population for an area which also has a robust coyote and bobcat presence.
09-25-20 What will YOU render?
We added the final batch of free and low cost items to the Render Challenge Store Category yesterday, meaning you now have access to 42 items. You have 5 days left to use 3 of them along with other items in your library to show what “We are all in this together.” means to you.