A swimming dino character W.I.P.

Just started this on another forum, and thought I may need some opinions on the status, so another comments and crits, please fire away

Head
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/802/dinohead1uo4.jpg

with body

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4599/dinobodydc6.jpg

modeled mask and bubbles

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6995/blenderscreenmask1wc3.jpg

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/6923/bubbles3yr3.jpg

a rough (really rough) mouth test

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/2565/bubbles4ib1.jpg

Thanks in advance

nice, but maybe the neck should be a little thicker…only my opinion though…now a swimming cycle!

I dun know. Noobies with so called talent, yet to be explored seem to get priority these days. Your image is great. I love it. But, i don’t like the body proportion much compared to head. The head is great. The body, mmmm. Look at proportions a bit better.
But!!! I LOVE THE HEAD.
Great head! :slight_smile:

Thanks for the comments digital_domain, I will get some more work done on it today, I am taking the basic body shape from these guys, but only with friendlier face than these guys

http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/1051/90075803.JPG

and

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/chg/showme/chunked_image/shm0426_ples.JPG

But the face is a yours truly creation… will post more. the fins need some more work I am aware of.

Just a little added deformation to the guy to keep the thread alive, but I deleted the armature and am in the process of remodeling the stomach and applying new armature to it.

Well here it is, any comments and crits welcome as always

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/8652/dino4hm2.jpg

silly dino! i like it. I think the last render, if you pulled his right fin back it would really emphasize his movement and focus on his face. will there be a scene involved with this little guy? Maybe a reef and a little fish staring at him with big eyes? I think it has the makings of a great picture,

An easy suggestion - even a little bit of material adjustment and texturing will really improve the appearance. Way too much specularity for one thing, and just a simple cloud or one of the noise textures, with some bump. It looks very “old CG” style right now.

Ok, well there is still a bit to go on this one before it’s ready, been busy as hell with family, you know the story.

Anywho, just thought I would show some of the latest stuff done to it.

Comments and crits very welcome.

To let you know, I am aware of some rigging problems especially the weights, this was a quick jab so as not to give up on it.

Here is the dino attack.

http://www.wrbcreations.com/gallery_images/dino_attack800x450.jpg

Hope you like it!

Question. What is the best way to get a (fake) volumetric lighting effect to give the impression of being underwater?

I generally use XSI for rendering, but this time I wanted to use blender from start to finish for this project, but I can’t figure this lighting problem out yet. Any ideas? All welcome!

Hi there, well as I expected, not too many replies for my question, so I just finished it off .

Here it is. I hope you like it everyone, it has been a while since I actually finished a project.


Any comments welcome.