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Old 12-02-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Fernando Kuhlmann - Snow creature - Ice Digger

Hi Guys!
My name is Fernando Kuhlmann and this is my first attempt for a Low Poly,
I'm going to try this because there's no better way to learn,
And honestly, this is the best Forum i've ever joined,

This is my WIP of the creature "Ice Digger",

It is in the early stages and it will be retopology latter,

The BG is,

- Very strong and adaptive creature,
- Capable of generating great amount of body heat, cause it's blood needs to be worm,
- It lives under the snow, to be protected from the heavy Ice Storms,
- It can digg the ice at incredible speed,
- It can jump really high and far, and run really fast, can scape from the probes and it's enemies from the same species easaly
- It's food is the worms that live deep bellow the surface, in the ground covered with Ice,

Hope you like it!
Cheers and good luck to all
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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Nice shape so far. Almost looks like a praying mantis missing a few legs lol.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:53 PM   #3
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So that is the creature you were talking about in the scultping contest, that's a nice start! I'll be following your progress.
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Old 13-02-2010, 12:05 AM   #4
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Thanks SR 6274
Yeah, definately it's inpired in a Mantis, i love insectoids, and as they
are one of the most resistent creatures to dificult wheater that was my choice

Hey Mighty! great to see you here man!
Appreciate very much you following this progress

Soon i'll post updates

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Old 13-02-2010, 11:46 AM   #5
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I love this desing! I thought about doing something similar. Reminds me of the giant bugs of Lost Planet. Good luck.
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Old 13-02-2010, 12:00 PM   #6
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Hey snakeeaterjns!

Many thanks man!
I'm really glad you liked it,
Soon i'll post some updates,
I hope i can do something decent with the Render,
I'm really a begginer in rendering and lights....

Thanks again

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Old 15-02-2010, 02:11 AM   #7
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Hey guys !

Here's some up on the sculpture,
Sculpting in high poly before retopo,

Hope you like it, crits are very wellcome

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Hello Fernando. It's getting pretty good. I would add a pair of legs in front, so that he would get his arms free to attack. Of course, this is my opinion, is what I would do. Keep it up and good luck.



sorry for the drawing, but I travel and here the PC only have MS Paint and no have tablet.
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Hey Snake,
Appreciate your imput, and i agree with this,
Actually in the beggining, my design had four legs, but my fear is about spending too many tris, so i kept it a "quadrupted" that in the fight time could stand,
barelly, but could stand in the two back legs and fight with the "arms,
I'll see how i can deal with this one, depending on the result i might
add two more legs!

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I agree with the 2 front legs idea, but I would not make them big like that. In snakeeaterjns sketch, the red legs are going farther than the arms, so the creature could not really use it's arms to fight or dig the ice since these legs would be in the way. I would make these two legs really small and place them under it's body, acting like some kind of pillars when the creature uses it's arms. A little bit like a praying mantis.
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Hey Mighty!
Thanks for the imput, as i said in the previous post, depending on how
i cam manage the Tris, i'll place other legs in it, and i prefer your idea of small
pillar legs also
How is your Snowman going?
I liked your last WIP that i commented there

Here's another up in the sculpture
Hope you like it
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Old 16-02-2010, 04:51 PM   #12
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Looks very good.

I like the details. And I like the spikes on the legs.

Good work!
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Nice update! It might be hard tough to keep a low poly count with all these spikes on the legs, but hey I ain't a specialist at all in low poly models (never did one).
As for my snowman, did half an hour yesterday and I will propably do another half-hour tonight when I get home from job, I'll post another WIP
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Yeah Stoneking! I can definitely see your style in it. Great model and great sculpting. I love that kind of armor on his chest oh did I mentioned the overall detailing. Very nice. Let's move on to the lowpoly! I hope you don't lose too much of the highpoly details like spikes.

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Hey guys!

Many thanks for the kind words, Buzzy, Mighty and Sadone
Very much appreciated,

And Mighty and Sadone, i'm actually working right now on my retopology plan,
And i think i figured out a way not to loose these spikes, i hope it works,

As soon as i finish it it i'll post the up's

Cheers to all of you

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