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Old May 12 2012, 12:33 AM   #211
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Re: The Art of Star Trek: Reanimated - The Sequel

^Sweet! Nice to see some more of this. Simply fantastic!
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Old May 12 2012, 01:46 AM   #212
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The other week Ptrope pondered upon the DAZ forums how to depict the red insectoid sitting upon the council. I presented several examples, but this was the one he thought had the most potential. I'm not claiming Ptrope will use this particular solution. I'm jusr saying of the four ideas I presented, this was the onehe liked the best.

Oh, believe it or not, this is not a dedicated "monster" mesh as the other three were. This is an insanely extreme morph reshaping what started as a human male geometry. No, I didn't create it. A clever vendor calling himself Grotto made this set. However, I did modify it by combining other morphs, hiding selected body parts and aligning two partial instances of the figure to get the 4 arms depicted in the original animation cel.

Yes, this arrangement does have a pelvis and legs, but I staged it like this since that's all we saw of the "bug" in the cartoon.

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Old May 12 2012, 03:16 AM   #213
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Love it. That looks great!
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Old May 12 2012, 05:22 AM   #214
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^That shot reminds me of "The Rift" mission on Judgement Rights.
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Old January 31 2013, 02:35 AM   #215
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A lil' something to hopefully for Ptrope's "ReAnimated" thread, an experiment in "procedural" shaders to get the iconic compound eye effect for the Gorn. The head itself is a static mesh (modeled by XCalPro with ZBrush or MudBox) simply positioned atop an older DAZ figure, Michael 2. I found the supplied textures for the eyes somewhat "wanting", so I set about making some of my own. Rather than creating a texture using an image file, I used one of the 3D procedural nodes that one can modify within Poser's "Material Room". They can be a bit more "forgiving" if the UV mapping coordinates happen to be less than pristine. This is the result.

I tried an all "white" scheme for the "spot" node, but I found it looked better if I selected "random color" and thn ramped up the "diffuse" channel to partially "mute" the otherwise bold "rainbow".

Since a Gorn appears in a few shots of "The time Trap", I thought the render might be appropriate for this thread.

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Old February 5 2013, 06:39 PM   #216
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Say, Ptrope (and anyone else who uses Poser), XCalpro uploaded my prop (.pp2) version of his Gorn head geometry to his general download section.

The other day I was able to successfully "decimate" his original 60,000 polygon sculpture to a bit more resource friendly 15K, one quarter of its original poly count. Since he has placed his modeling and rigging project on hold, he's willing to distribute this "compact" version to the general public.

It can be found here.

http://xcalpro.com/tng/download.php?view.134

Keep in mind it needs to be "parented" to a host figure and a tube or torus prop is recommended to hide the nasty gap at the bottom of the Gorn's neck. After all, that's how they did it in the show itself.

BTW, this prop is not DAZ friendly. It makes use of Poser 5+ specific Material Room procedural nodes to create the leathery skin and the segmented eyes. the external .OBJ should be usable, hopefully.

If any intrepid DAZ user concocts any equivalent material settings, let XCalpro know. He has a developing section of DAZ specific downloads and I think he'll appreciate a version that D|S can use.

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