Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Horse post VI: I can't finish anything

OK. I hadn't even finished UV-mapping this guy when I had to rig him and do a little test to see if my rig's any good at all. So far it looks alright- the knee moves when I move the knee, the hoof moves when I move the hoof. So pretty good so far. But where did my shadow go? I'll fix that by the time I post next... Plus finish the UV mapping... Plus give him a pose that's not weird.
Plus, sorry for not updating, in, like, ever.


At 5:57 AM, Blogger Cynthea said...

It looks pretty good! but...yeah..the back legs look a little odd....Not even sure why. I"m really impressed tho. The head looks especially nice.

At 10:22 AM, Blogger nofoodforyou said...

so cool. what's UV lighting?
i think you should make him run, trip and fall :) ouch!
is he running in the mores?

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Cynthea said...

wtf are mores? i mean..i know what mores are, but I don't think you can run on moral/social values.

At 3:13 PM, Blogger Meaghan Horner said...

I think she meant moors...

Cynthea: Back legs look bad probably because I haven't finished UV mapping them (to get the textures on there) and so they're still totally white in parts and it looks plasticky and unnatural. Plus, the pose is totally unnatural and I realize it, I was starting a gallop but only felt like doing one leg, so that's why it looks odd, probably. Or I just suck :D

Christi: UV mapping is how you can add photo textures to something... So I can take a photo of a horse... and make my horse look like the one in the photo. That's what I'm doing here.
And sure, he's running in the moors, why not.
But I'm not going to make him trip, because I'm lazy. Cycles are awesome.

At 11:29 PM, Blogger nofoodforyou said...

yeah i meant moors. so UV is like digital taxidermy?

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Tricia in Kansas said...

That back leg is cracking me up right now.

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At 9:01 PM, Blogger Cynthea said...

more horseys, meaghan!! more more!

At 5:16 PM, Blogger Bonnie said...

ooooooooh wow looking good~!

At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, you need an anatomy lesson!
The hips are by the tail head. What is your knee is the horse's stifle joint, situated in the leg almost level with the belly (boy this is hard to do verbally!). You then see that pointed joint almost in line with the tail, which is the hock and compares to your ankle joint. The bones below that are the long bones in your foot (tarsals), the pastern joint (also called the ankle, but not truly), and finally the hoof, which is one toe. Follow this on your cat or dog. The only difference is that the dog/cat has the 4 toes instead of one.
You are missing the bend in the stifle, which lifts the leg a bit further up in height.
Happy New Year! A happy healthy one for you!
Sara's Mom, Sue


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