QUOTE(Rodney @ Jan 27 2010, 03:49 PM)
Congrats Marcos, Nancy, Holmes, Arthur... Everyone!
I see Marcos is weighing in on how his entry was created.
I'm interested in seeing more about the back story of Arthurs characters also:
There is a definitely a story in there somewhere!
Hi Rodney, I've been away from home a couple of days, so I'm just now seeing the results.
First off: Congratulations to Marcos, Nancy, Mark, Ken and Holmes! Well Done! I voted for your entries.
The lighting in the octopus image is fabulous! I have yet to master it at that level.
My cowbird has participated in a mascot contest a coule of years back. It had a straight neck, no fluffy
part at the bottom of it's neck and waterpistols. Someone then mentioned that the waterpistols were a bit lame,
so I made it a good ol' western colt now. The addition this time around was the cow with fur. I've been playing around with it
ever since I saw the great yeti characters a few years back. It isn't easy, but with a lot of testrenders some nice effects can be achieved.
The image has rendered for 17,5 hours because there were about 9 lights in the scene, but was still a bit dark for my taste.
I've been working on a small animation where the cow is thrown onto the cowbird who tries to shoot in a cool pose.
Since then I added hair to the cow and made it larger. Perhaps I'll follow up with the animation bit in a while.
I once again apologise for mentioning the octopus before voting ended, guys. I was confident it would win for sure... and hey... it did!
It is excellent Marcos!