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Old 01-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #11
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Beautiful!!!!tteeuhauhauhahauhahaha
sure beats mine!
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #12
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Really awesome! Looks spot on!

Just a question: now that you have completed it, do you have any plans to bring out a second version, more 'realistic' version? CGI has come a long way in the meantime of course, I'd love to see a Tarantulas that's even more real and creepy!

That's not a point of critique, mind you! This thing looks great!
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:44 PM   #13
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Thank you for the replies guys! I'm glad I managed to bring it this far.

The link below results in a High-Quality version. I also changed the colour slightly and added the yellow spots on the knees.

Beast Wars Transformers: Transformations - Tarantulas Final Model - YouTube

@LT Tarantulas: Why would it beat yours? One can only learn from what they do - Can we see it somewhere?

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You ask me one of the questions I expected would be asked at a certain point. But I do not really have plans to make an ultra-detailed modern model on this. One of the reasons is my limited capabilities (As you can see, I'm able to do what was professional 15 years ago, but I can't do what CG brings us nowadays ). Another reason is because I'm not really spider-crazy. And a third one could be because there is a whole lot more areas to explore.

I'd rather think about doing another character in the future. However, because of my job and the knowledge Tarantulas took me 3 years...I also have reasons not to do that. On the other hand, it's tempting from time to time

The reason I took Tarantulas in the first place, is because I found him easy to model, texture and transform; yet was quite nice as design (Scorponok didn't look too hard either, but it's a very boring model to me). Now, I'd want a bigger challenge like Megatron, Optimus Primal, Dinobot, Rhinox, Terrorsaur, Inferno...? But hey, who's to take? Another predacon, or a Maximal? Etc, etc...

I think I'll do some renderings and wallpaper on Tarantulas. Then it's ready to hit my shelf to stay there considered finished - There isn't a big point in making a fancy animation with only one character either, is there?

I don't know what I should do further on the Beast Wars franchise - What I will do however, is making a reel video about Tarantulas. Where people can explore the nude models, the textured models, the animation, the bone setup, the rig, materials, a view inside the software, my 'secret' behind it (a demo of the trick behind it can be seen on youtube already).

Something to look forward to I hope for any fan of Beast Wars, Computer Graphics or animation!

One thing is clear already at this point. It was a VERY satisfying experience, where I learned a lot to say the least. Respect for the guys who made this with a lot more restrictions back in 1994-95

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:35 AM   #14
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Very cool! And about a pre-TM Rattrap?!? Would be great!

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #15
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Very cool! And about a pre-TM Rattrap?!? Would be great!
To be honest, with the exception of Airazor, every character has been coming up in my mind to do in a near future

However, at the moment, Rattrap is overruled by the will to do Optimus, Dinobot or Rhinox. Maybe I'll do something different, like a high-detailed head only or so. Who knows
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:32 AM   #16
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Wow! Very cool! The animation controls for Tarantulus beast mode looks insane!

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #17
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Ive got a few shots of mine on deviant art, ill send u a link in Pm
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #18
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Wow! Very cool! The animation controls for Tarantulus beast mode looks insane!
Thanks! It takes quite some time to put it all up, however, I din't experience it as extremely difficult. I should post some more information about the controllers.

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Thanks for that! I'll try to remember to put some wires, UV layouts, etc of my models aswell

At this point, I've been considering it as done... - It's sad to leave it behind, it was very pleasant (But I don't know what else I can do with it)!
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