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Paleoart Process: Feathered Rex

Paleoart Process: Feathered Rex Modeling a dinosaur pits artistry against accuracy. Which is more important, popularity or plausibility? Perception or reality? Art or science? For the paleoartist, science is of utmost importance. A paleoartist strives to depict prehistoric life according to the latest scientific findings. A paleoartist should...
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Re: Alpha Planes

It seems the problem with adding alpha planes as InsertMeshes is that they don’t retain their UVs. So my workflow is as such: Create planes in max, assign UVs Add planes as InsertMeshes to model in zBrush Split to subtools, paste UVs to 100+ planes by hand Export...
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Great Deformation!

Using this thing called “Skin Utilities,” which was mentioned in the most recent Tutorial Tuesday! post, I was able to iron out most of the feathery Rex’s jagged, exploding, starburst wrinkles. I’m working on uploading the repaired model to Sketchfab.com as we speak. I’ve left the alpha planes,...
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Good Deformation!

I’m pleased with this, especially since its such an extreme pose. Once I recognized the complete lack of philosophy governing the Paint Weights tool, it went much smoother. Here’s how to use Paint Weights: Make sure you have Paint Blend Weights selected and strength dialed up to 1...
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Rex rigging.

Corrected the Rex’s overbite (note to self: do everything right the first time next time). Working on rigging. It’s not going great. Hope this was helpful! Keep up the good work and the good luck will follow! this website the forums @NickelCityPixel youtube channel Please remember to comment...
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Rex, new old color scheme, alpha planes.

Still experimenting with alpha planes. Haven’t gotten it right yet. This is the only angle they look good from. 🙁   Hope this was helpful! Keep up the good work and the good luck will follow! this website the forums @NickelCityPixel youtube channel Please remember to comment and...
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Fixed Uvs.

Fixed Uvs. Can you spot the difference? Maybe now I can start moving forward instead of just redoing work. Hope this was helpful! Keep up the good work and the good luck will follow! this website the forums @NickelCityPixel youtube channel Please remember to comment and subscribe below...
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