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    Default Dinosaurs of Dinosaur Revolution

    Hello all!

    For the past few years I've been directing a show called Dinosaur Revolution for Discovery Channel. Now that the show is aired, and I have my life back I thought it was time to show some of the 70 plus dinosaurs I modeled in ZBrush.
    The show had a very small but very talented group of modelers and texture artists that helped us achieve the creation of 100? or so characters. I don't really want to count...it makes me shudder.
    I'm quite obviously a dinosaur fan so this was a dream job for me.
    Anyway, I'll start with everyone's favourite dinosaur. T.rex.
    I sculpted and detailed all these models. When I post pictures of other models that other people modeled on I will give them due credit.

    I think the teeth on these guys are not the final ones. They should have serrations and I recall knocking a bunch of them out so all of the rexes wouldn't look the same.

    To see the episode these guys are in you can see it here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-U3H-zQdqs

    Hope to show you more soon!

    David Krentz
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    Yeah, David!!! The best dinosaur models ever! Keep posting! Can't wait to see all of them!

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    Default Top notch stuff.

    These are amazing and I hope to achieve this skill level with lots more practice.

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    Impressive models! Really great stuff!

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    Default More T.rexes

    Here are some color renders and snaps from the show. As I said above, I'm trying to credit where it is due, I hope I don't leave anyone out! If so speak up!
    Of course, the whole crew was managed by our multi-talented Special Fx Supervisor Douglas Martin at/and Creative Differences.

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    Awesome models!
    Can you share some wisdom about how you modeled all those perfect scales?

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Great work as always. I really enjoy the color choices. Thanks for sharing!
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    Love it all. Very nice work.

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    Hi David, I've enjoyed the series.
    Loved "The Watering Hole" episode!!
    You guys pulled out some superb dinosaur recreations all over the series. Congrats to all involved.
    Would have been real pleasure to take part in something like this.

    PS to admins: This should be turned into article and published on top row you guys!

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    I loved this show, i really liked that the director and writers were not afraid to have fun with the dinos and have a actual narrative instead of straight documentary style storytelling. Kudos for you all.
    I have to admit that I literally was laughing out loud at parts and at others felt my heart strings being pulled.
    I was so disappointed to see it was only a few episodes and not a whole series.
    I also really liked the integration of the dino's into real environments. Overall it was the best dino series i've ever seen. Thank you so much.
    Even the creative license you took with the skull colors on the Rex's was neat.
    The models were of course wonderfully done and i recognized zbrush's footprint in them, i was really glad to see it wasn't all just bump/normal mapping too, also all the small touches that made them more realistic, did i say i loved it yet, lol.

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    Dave, et al.... great work all around. You guys did an amazing job on these creatures, and I'm so happy that it's finally the time for us to release them to the world, so everyone can take a peek behind the curtain of our process during the past couple of years! This material IS TOP ROW MATERIAL FOR SURE. What an amazing team with such great talent, and zbrush was an amazing tool to help get the job done.

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    Stefano- I did the scales the hard way. Dragging alphas and them patching them with claybrushes. I'd hit them with the DamStandard to vary them. In larger area I'd hard sculpt them.

    Damir- I am so glad you like the show, YOU were my audience! I've enjoyed your 'speed dragons' to no end. Great work. We need to work together in the future somehow.

    Spaceboy- well, since I was also a director and a writer on the show I'd say "thanks" . We tried to make a show that was first and foremost entertaining with characters that you'd care about. The world is filled with serious dino-docs, there is room for other takes on the subject matter. That said, I still love serious dino-docs.

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    Hey David,
    Nice to see these beasts there.
    It was a joy to work with you.

    I'm waiting for my Dvd to ship at home to see them moving

    Cheers.
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    Default Some more T.rex stills

    Couldn't get these to upload yesterday. Lets try again...
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