Baby penguin with his mother (fur experiment)

I wanted to try experimenting with fur. so I searched google for some cuddely animals and I saw this image:

so I thought why not try doing that?

this is what I got eventually:
this is my first attempt using static particles to use fur (I understood the idea by a thread here somewhere). my problem with this image, is that it doesn’t look very realistic (don’t care much about the modeling right now, more concerned about the materials)

One problem. Pinguins are birds. Birds dont’ have fur. That could mean that you’ll never be able to replicate that image with something that would simulate fur.

Actually Baby Penguins do have fur:

And as far as birds go (baby chickens also have fur). But there might be a more technical term for that.


Down is not fur, it’s just very soft feathers. Ever pull those suckers out of your pillows?