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This is my first ever serious attempt at a model in Maya, as well as my first ever attempt at animating in Maya. It was a pretty big step to take in one go, but I found it surprisingly easy and a lot of fun :). It was done for a project. I'm definitely going to experiment in Maya during the summer, who knows in a while I may even be able to take modelling/animation commissions!

Things I would do better next time is the frame rate, as the animation doesn't quite run as smoothly as it could, and I'd take more time working on the texture. Of course my overall modelling and animating skills need a lot of work, but for a very first time I'm pretty pleased with the result :). It was a lot of fun anyway!

Art by me, *Dragoness77.
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ObiWanKotey Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! Do the wings fold in?
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Similar to how any bird does it really, the bones would just be pulled close to the body. It didn't look quite as good because the wireframe would be a little squashed, but that was the idea. Thank you!
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ObiWanKotey Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Again great work!
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Teru95 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice^^ I don't really know much about it, but I like it. I hope it is okay if I use some moves from perspective to perspective for my own animation project (for school)?
Sorry for any english mistakes~
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not at all, go ahead. Though be sure to study actual films of birds flying as well, you can't really go wrong there :).
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Teru95 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you very much =)
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Deltaforce11 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate texturing and wrapping in maya ( first month in maya school )
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ElvendarWynn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Whats full name of programm i wanna learn to use it too
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Autodesk Maya 2011.
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ElvendarWynn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
cool
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