This week has been very productive.
I have spent a lot of time hammering out more of the props and working on textures. It’s been time consuming but thankfully I love this stuff and I recently gained a little more free time (I consider this good and bad). This week the raptors received a nice shiny new set of bones. This was really exciting to finally see. Even just having them posed gives the creature so much more life then the simple static base pose.
Along with their new bones, I also gave them a few simple blend shapes. This provides them the ability to sneer, blink.. well not much more then that, I did say simple. I’ll be working on it more over time.
Another issue, if some of you are asking. “Hey Alec, don’t you know raptors had feathers!?” I’ll respond as briefly as I can. The raptors in the Jurassic Park movies did not. Technically the raptors in the movies were a hybrid of fossilized dinosaur DNA and the DNA of a west African frog. That kind of hybridization would produce a new creature; and this new creature would have new attributes such as a lack of feathers.
Also the raptors in the movies were very interesting movie monsters and not necessarily the most scientifically accurate representations of the 3ft tall feathered Velociraptors.
Big Post, Anyway…
I also posted something in my 3D Sketch Pad.
See you Next Weekend.