Tatanka/American Bison/Plains Bison

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Chris, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

  2. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Work on UVs again. Should have them completed tomorrow now.

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  3. Miss B

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

    Amazing Chris, absolutely amazing!
     
  4. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    Sure looking forward to this!!
     
  5. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

  6. FairyFantastic

    FairyFantastic Energetic

  7. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Bison UVs done now, and scaled the male to 6ft tall. Will but the files together and get this off my plate for now.

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  8. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    So awesome!
     
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  9. Miss B

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

    I'll say. Never having seen a live Bison, I had no idea they were so tall.
     
  10. Seliah (Childe of Fyre)

    Seliah (Childe of Fyre) Running with the wolves. CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Yeah. Bison are 6 to 6.5 ft tall at the shoulder. And they are massive.

    I had the good fortune to see some, once when I was a teenager. They are awe-inspiring in person. :)
     
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  11. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    They are huge, and mean too. I had a neighbor down the road that raised them for meat, and also breeded them with cows. He also had a couple rare white buffalo. Which were so special and majestic.
     
  12. Seliah (Childe of Fyre)

    Seliah (Childe of Fyre) Running with the wolves. CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Oh, yeah, you're not kidding! When the bison come, all else gets out of the way. When they mean business, they really do mean business. Bison don't go around things; they just go through them. LOL

    White ones are breathtaking. And I don't know about your neighbor, but I know when I was that age, it was hammered home to us that if we saw a white one, it was to be left alone. No hunting, no butchering, no harassing... it was a respect that was driven home for us, I think. Deer were the same for us. Also squirrels and chipmunks...
     
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  13. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Ambitious HW3D Exclusive Artist

    My friends and I (in our foolish youth) got within about 2 feet of one on Catalina Island resting on the grass. Alarmed, it got up, and we darted for a nearby tree. I'll never forget how the earth shook when it got on all fours.
     
  14. Harimau

    Harimau Enthusiast

    Here are the 3 of the biggest bovines in the world: the gaur, bison (including the wisent) and the water buffalo (shown to the same scale). The gaur, the biggest living bovine, has always been my personal favourite and I hope you can morph it from your bison. All wild bovines are aggressive.

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    Comparative sizes of all the large living bovines:

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  15. Rae134

    Rae134 Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    The Gaur looks like you crossed the bison with the water buffalo and it got all the scary big bits from both! LOL
     
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  16. Seliah (Childe of Fyre)

    Seliah (Childe of Fyre) Running with the wolves. CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    LOL - Actually, with the horns, it reminds me a tiny bit of the Musk Ox...
     
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  17. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Ambitious

    My goodness. I just can't get over the complexity of UVs this elaborate and how decent textures and transmaps can be created for them. I tried long ago when I first started and floundered BADLY. Kudos to those who can.
     
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  18. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Ambitious

    Love Bison. Have done many renders using the ones I picked up at DAZ which haven't been too badly made for my needs anyway.
    I do love the meat too, buying it in large quantities as ground meat whenever I can find it. Amazing how something so lean and tasty can come from something so fierce looking and smelly(though not as smelly as camels!)! LOL
    I wonder what th calf of a Bison bred with the domestic cow would look like1
     
  19. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

  20. Miss B

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

    How cute is that? Nothing cuter than a fuzzy child animal.
     
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