Mosquito redux

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=152377

I had worked on this before, and just recently posted a couple of questions. I’m hoping to get some impetus as I am running low on steam. Unfortunately the model is quite messy and it is frustrating to work with. Currently I want to get something usable for the immediate necessity. I would like to redo it and maybe make a tutorial but that is not a concrete plan.

I hope that I can get some feedback, suggestions, or criticism.

Thanks,

a5’

Some shots;
previous versions looked better but I am trying to make a cleaner product.


                                              <img src="/uploads/default/original/3X/0/d/0d165106964324930ddd17443d415ba5798bf4f5.jpg" width="690" height="388"><br/>


REFERENCE: only one of many references. for color, bristle detail, shapes etc.


Your approach is quite good - no doubt a good learning experience for yourself, and (hopefully) when the tutorial emerges, plenty of good learning tips there too. All the best for the project!

Your approach is quite good - no doubt a good learning experience for yourself, and (hopefully) when the tutorial emerges, plenty of good learning tips there too. All the best for the project!

Thank You,

No doubt indeed, thats why I’m putting it up here, to STOP learning and make some progress or at least take it easy. I think my contribution on the tutorial side would be a sort of work-flow if I can :wink: work it out.

Thanks for the good tidings.

a5’

Here’s where I am, not much to look at but I think that its a good start. Better setup, and foundations.


Using a new reference image I found on google image search:

http://biomicro.sdstate.edu/Hildrethm/mosquito/CxTerritansFullView3.jpg

Making a Culex Territans:

saw technique that I saw on vimeo by Sebastian Konig ;

using something I picked up there, primarily for now the grease pencil. Probably get more ideas from there.

------------* a5’

OK, after much frustration with the territans, because I couldn’t find close-ups of the midsection.

I started anew- with a new mosquito “culex pipiens”

heres what I have from the following reference.

From “Identification and Geographical Distribution of the Mosquitos of North America and Mexico”–Richard F. Darsie Jr. and Ronald A. Ward Pg. 78



I have a question to throw out there;

                      I modeled the 'organs' first and am connecting the in-between mesh after.  Is this a good way to do this?

hahaha i like your mosquito :P.

I want to see texturing it :).

I try to avoid triangles

ha ha, what?

You mean its going to be hard?

I was probably going to try to make a uniform material with Subsurface Scattering rather than a texture… this is after all a verry small object.

I try to avoid triangles

Triangles you mean for the texture or the mesh?

Thanks,

a5’

1 -avoid triangles
2- want to see with texture your insect

Oh,

Thanks.

Hi,

more prgrss;


added wings and abdomen, found a really nice image on wikipedia in the mosquito article
…and other misc. edits and corrections.

am liking the progress.

Did a clay render:


and here’s a screen shot:


Crits?
Comments?
Suggestions?

Thanks,

a5’

added head

got a question; how could I make nice segments for the antenna?


Thanks

a5’

Some more pictures of progress: added legs and redid the head, made new antenna; not sure but I think I’ve adjusted a few other things. This is going to be the ‘T pose’ because not only would I like to be able to animate this but also I have found that it is easier to ‘pose’ the legs with bones.

C&C are very welcome,

Thanks,
a5’