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post #11 of Old 09-22-2013, 03:01 PM
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Yes it does look pretty fierce ! I noticed the first two models have a different tail than the third...or is it just the angle? I like the third one for some reason....its tail (rudder) is similar to the whale. White suits its image, gives it a 'ghost' appearance and the feeling of being light as air...where black/gray somehow feels much heavier.

I'm sure I'll see it differently once you've 'feeled' this creature out.

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Yes it does look pretty fierce ! I noticed the first two models have a different tail than the third...or is it just the angle? I like the third one for some reason....its tail (rudder) is similar to the whale. White suits its image, gives it a 'ghost' appearance and the feeling of being light as air...where black/gray somehow feels much heavier.

I'm sure I'll see it differently once you've 'feeled' this creature out.
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Yes you're right, it is the angle that appears to change the tail shape. I modeled the 'Pteranodon' straight from the inner sleeve picture using techniques usually reserved for building a 3D building from a photograph. This in essence results in a model that isn't 'quite right' as the artist's 'flat' picture isn't based on an accurate 3D real life object, so some tweaking will be required.

The white effect does give it an ethereal look about it but as you mention it is still in a flat 'cardboard' simple design mode at the moment.

Also, these images are pure raw Sketchup model views, when I am happy with the general substance of the creature I will run it through the render process which will give it that realistic look against some nice cloudscapes.

I've just thought it is an ideal machine to introduce a mid air 'dog-fight' with the Ornithopters in the Cathedral scenario.
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post #13 of Old 09-22-2013, 05:23 PM
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This is so cool! I can see why you enjoy this so much! When you finish the 3D model, it's like you breathed life into it. I'm looking forward to the 'realistic' view! When you do the mid-air dog-fight do you have to start over again or can you basically pop-in the Ornithopters and reposition the Pteranodon?

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This is so cool! I can see why you enjoy this so much! When you finish the 3D model, it's like you breathed life into it. I'm looking forward to the 'realistic' view! When you do the mid-air dog-fight do you have to start over again or can you basically pop-in the Ornithopters and reposition the Pteranodon?
Glad you like all this! It is good fun, especially the render process, I'm never quite sure how it is going to turn out. And it is quite easy to add in the Pteranodon to the Cathedral / ornithopter scene and re-position them wherever and change camera angles to suit - it's a bit like movie direction in a way.
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I find it very interesting and creative! I'm looking forward to the scenes you've directed and the 3D effect!

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Hi Ernest, Cheeky I know but any chance of a copy of the sketchup files for Tarkus?
I would love to try and print one!!
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Hi Ernest, Cheeky I know but any chance of a copy of the sketchup files for Tarkus?
I would love to try and print one!!
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Yeah, I would like to have it too, if possible.
I want to print it and gift to my girlfriend. She is a huge fan of ELP.
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Typical Ernest S. work, meaning, untypical!
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