Blue Bird

I worked hard to get detail into this one, and had a lot of fun making it!

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good model. Is that a dodo?

Kind of; it’s entirely imaginary - some kind of prehistoric thing!

It sure looks like it took inspiration from the dodo :slight_smile:

The overuse of SSS here really sells the cartoon look, so good job.

Thats looks really nice, but how did you do the feathers? because i have been trying to do feathers for quite some time and i havent found anyway to do it :question:

This tutorial help me immensely with the feathers: https://www.3dartistonline.com/news/2017/04/blender-feathers-and-shaders-tutorial/

I posted a shader node setup and particle settings screen grab here too: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Vd1Y2g

Basically it’s a fur system with ‘clump’ cranked high, and appropriate density. The rest is a reflection based ‘iridescent’ material for interesting colouration

I didn’t know fur could be ‘combed’ until doing this picture- obviously that’s a critical part of getting things right!