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Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:07 AM

Iím working on this Dinosaur animation for a video my colleague is sequencing. I have the structure but I have problems with Dinoís skin. I donít know how much hue I should use or if there is any special recipe for obtaining that real-life skin that can make you feel it just by looking at it. I would appreciate your feedback
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Re: Dino Skin

Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:11 AM

View PostTony0930, on 25 Jul, 2008 - 02:07 AM, said:

Iím working on this Dinosaur animation for a video my colleague is sequencing. I have the structure but I have problems with Dinoís skin. I donít know how much hue I should use or if there is any special recipe for obtaining that real-life skin that can make you feel it just by looking at it. I would appreciate your feedback


Does this work?

http://prehistoric-i...e-dinosaur.html
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Re: Dino Skin

Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:07 PM

what do you mean by "does this work?"
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Re: Dino Skin

Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:33 AM

Does it work for what your needs are, answer your question, or help in any sort of way.

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Re: Dino Skin

Posted 28 July 2008 - 06:53 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 28 Jul, 2008 - 07:33 AM, said:

Does it work for what your needs are, answer your question, or help in any sort of way.




Hi Modi123,
Thanks, I didnt notice the link below yesterday.
The site helped me a lot, I think I just get something from it.
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Re: Dino Skin

Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:00 AM

Hey I'm the guy who did the Prehistoric Insanity tutorial you linked to. Did you guys find it helpful?

We haven't got any feedback on these tutorials, and were wondering if people are getting anything from them. If so we'll do a bunch more.

Thanks, and hope to see you around.

Traumador and the Prehistoric Insanity Team
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Re: Dino Skin

Posted 11 August 2008 - 11:53 PM

hi, i find the site above useful, gave me some 3D information, someone give me a picture http://www.duiops.ne.../galeria/c...ra,%20Kenya.jpg
he said i can take texture from it, what about your idea?
thanks!
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Re: Dino Skin

Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:37 AM

Well in my honest opinion, though its a great picture (nice and close up) its not a great base for a skin texture.

The problem is how that skin isn't the right scale or size for a dinosaur.

You'll have to tile it or stretch it, and that will make it look fake due to blurring or tile lines (look at my tuturial post pic of when I applied the premade reptile shader from my program. it is essentially made from a similar shot of a croc or lizard, and ends up having to both blur and tile to cover my dino).

You don't have to be a photoshop expert to try my technique. Serious make a VERY simple colour pattern that you like, apply a noise filter (found in image filters tab), and than apply a tile FILTER (this is different from tiling a texturing in your 3D program) from the same tab to make the scales it'll look sweet as.

You can also size the textures for different body parts so that the scales are the same size over the whole animal if you build it in pieces (as I personally do)

That's how I'd do it, but there are MANY ways to do it.
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Re: Dino Skin

Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:06 PM

thanks for your kindly reply! :^:
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