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Old 9th February 2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I have tried for several days to create a new model of a cartoonish looking Fox and Duck with a microphone but just can't do it.

The reason I want this? Well I have a new job and I am now managing a pub/bar in England which is called The Fox and Duck. Every Tuesday we have something called Fox Live (a live music night) for people to try and get recognised. I am wanting the models so I can put them into another programme so that i can then put it onto a DVD and have it on the TV screens promoting the event.

Would anyone be able to help with this?

Many thanks
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Old 9th February 2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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Wow, you have quite a project on your hands!!!

If you're well along in your 3D skills, you might consider getting ahold of Blender 2.6. Blender is free (open sourceware) and has all the "character rigging" features you'll need to bring your Fox and Duck characters to life... not to mention, the community is big enough to increase the odds of your finding "off-the-shelf" characters you might be able to buy or lease. The biggest downside to Blender is its maddening complexity and visual overkill.

AC3D is ideal for CREATING a character, but doesn't help you animate it, unfortunately. Blender is a complete CGI system.

(Sorry, Andy: I'm not trying to steer anyone away from this product, just informing someone of what's out there for his particular problem. Do rest assured that I also steer people to THIS excellent program whenever I get a chance! )
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Old 9th February 2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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Hi Stig,

Cheers for the info. I decided to stay clear of Blender for the same reasons you mentioned. I just could not get used to it at all. Maybe if I don't animate it I could do a render and have that instead.

Been playing about with the Fox model and it wasn't too bad. The Duck on the other hand...well that is hard....good job the night in question is called fox live. Maybe I can get away with not doing the duck.

Fingers crossed
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Old 10th February 2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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This is what I have so far
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Old 10th February 2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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absolutely love it!
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Old 10th February 2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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Thanks Andy. Turned out better than I expected. All I need to do now is the body or just a hand holding the microphone. Is there anyway do you know of me being able to export it so I can use the object as a spinning animation?

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Old 11th February 2012, 10:21 AM   #7
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Nice character. I would widen the base of the nose into the cheeks. Would give it a foxier look IMO
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Old 11th February 2012, 11:27 AM   #8
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Thanks for your opinion Donamy. Took your advice and widened it. I'll post a pic soon
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Old 13th February 2012, 07:41 AM   #9
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Ok, done a tiny bit more, including a microphone and his tongue :-D

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Old 13th February 2012, 10:09 AM   #10
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Now that's a fox !!!
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