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    Default Greyhound Racing

    Been working on this guy for about 3 weeks on and off for the CGTalks hardcore challenge. I''m wanting to take 3 different poses and put them together in one sculpture. It will either have an antique bronze finish or a polished burgundy wood-like finish.

    Here's the three poses I have made from the initial model. Still need to tweak the sculpting of the muscles a bit more to better suit each pose. I'll take the whole sculpture into Lightwave for final rendering.

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    Awesome Kraken, both the model and the poses
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    great sculpt!!
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    Stunning detail.

    Looks pretty true to the animal

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    Beautiful sculpt and posing, Kraken

    Going to texture this guy up as a bronze 'trophy' kind of thing? Great work!

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    Looking good. My only suggestion would be, you have 3 poses. So far 2 are at the 'contracted' extreme of running, 1 is at the 'extended' extreme. When they're all together, it might look better if one of the 2 contracted ones is instead halfway between the two. Perhaps one front leg & the oposing back leg moving towards extended, and the other 2 more towards contracted. Know what i mean?

    Might be worth a tinker.
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    Awesome! Here is a video of my dog Rufus, an Italian Greyhound, running in the park. I have a couple places with slow motion

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIjpsMW6gjs

    Any chance you could surface him like Rufus? :>

    Thanks!

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    Love it.

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    Very nice work...good luck in the challenge.

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    Great sculpt, makes me think of my dog Sprinter that I had as a kid. After viewing your first pose, makes me wonder if a 4 legged animal ever leaves the ground when running.

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    That's a very amazing dog. Zbrush 3: $500, hours spent working: $300, a model dog that amazes the public: priceless. I always wanted to say that, keep up the good work.

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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions and comments!

    Art-Machine, I actually tried to get something in between, but some of the in between positions didn't look all that kinetic. Here's an animation of a greyhound running that I was using for reference.

    http://www.loadedbrush.com/REFERENCE...hound_anim.gif

    I tried to take the most explosive poses in the frames and go with those. But I do think that the number 2 pose needs some more power to it. I may need to go back and apply a bit of "artistic license" and exaggerate some things to get a stronger a more kinetic pose and differentiate it more from the first pose. Here's a side view of the first pose...

    GH10.jpg

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    Awesome work. Great sense of momentum.

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    Very nice.

    How did you post the animation?

    ~S.~

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    Hey SNARK, I just used the IMG tag and linked it to a gif file on my website. I wasn't sure if it would work myself, but it appears it did!

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