Forum dedicated to collectors of animal toy replicas
 
Toy animal WikiToy animal Wiki  HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  Dictionary  Animal Toy forum  
Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Please vote for Show Us Yours of October! Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven
bounce bounce bounce Please check here the incredible line-up of Safari LTD for 2017! bounce bounce bounce

Share | 
 

 Forest Elephant Models

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
elephas_maximus



Joined : 2011-11-24
Posts : 471

PostSubject: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:30 am

I was inspired by miniNature's post about 3D modelling of animals for printing and decided to try it.
I made a calf and bull, a cow elephant is next on my schedule. These models are not finished yet and need more work still.

Note these are African forest elephants (loxodonta cyclotis) with smaller rounded ears and downward pointing tusks.



Back to top Go down
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/redelephant
HKHollinstone
Moderator


Country/State : England, CUMBRIA
Age : 24
Joined : 2010-03-30
Posts : 11310

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:10 am

Gorgeous designs Andrew, this computer program is very intriguing. I'd like to have a go at it.

_________________
Harriet
My *Collection*
My *Handmade and Painted Models*
Back to top Go down
http://hkhollinstone.weebly.com/
Kikimalou
Admin


Country/State : Lille, FRANCE
Age : 51
Joined : 2010-04-01
Posts : 14979

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:24 am

Very nice models   Applause Applause Applause

I'm afraid they will be very expensive alas on shapeways  What a Face

_________________
Christophe
My topics on STS


Last edited by Kikimalou on Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:04 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Ana



Country/State : come from Poland now live in The Netherlands
Age : 29
Joined : 2010-04-01
Posts : 9161

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:44 am

Beautiful elephants! Amazing design! Congratulations cheers Sad(o)):

_________________
Anna
Horse and Bird
Back to top Go down
http://www.horseandbird.com
miniNature



Country/State : Netherlands
Age : 23
Joined : 2012-10-22
Posts : 96

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:57 pm

Great work Andrew! It's always nice to inspire people with your own designs :)
Is this your first experience with 3D modelling? Wich program(s) did you used? Is it Mudbox?
Do you have more ambitions for making other animals with 3D modelling?
I look forward to see your finished models!

_________________
Stijn.
My Site with 3D Printable Animals
Back to top Go down
SUSANNE
Moderator


Country/State : Denmark, the peninsula of Djursland.
Age : 64
Joined : 2010-09-30
Posts : 27776

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:31 pm

They are BEAUTYFUL cheers

_________________
SUSANNE  Wink
Back to top Go down
http://dyr-og-dimser.dk
cattlecollector



Country/State : U.S.A
Age : 18
Joined : 2012-11-16
Posts : 1615

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:00 pm

Wow, that is very good!
Back to top Go down
bjarki12



Country/State : USA/Texas
Age : 28
Joined : 2012-12-11
Posts : 272

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:16 pm

These are stunning! Excellent work!

Was it difficult to switch from sculpting with clay to sculpting on the computer?
Back to top Go down
widukind



Country/State : Germany
Age : 40
Joined : 2010-12-30
Posts : 23183

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:56 pm

Wonderful elephants sunny sunny

_________________
sunny Andreas sunny
Back to top Go down
elephas_maximus



Joined : 2011-11-24
Posts : 471

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:33 am

HKHollinstone, Ana, SUSANNE, cattlecollector, bjarki12, widukind, thank you all for your comments.

@Kikimalou wrote:
Very nice models Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)):

I'm afraid they will be very expensive alas on shapeways What a Face
Unfortunately that will probably be the case even for small prints.

@miniNature wrote:
Great work Andrew! It's always nice to inspire people with your own designs :)
Is this your first experience with 3D modelling? Wich program(s) did you used? Is it Mudbox?
Do you have more ambitions for making other animals with 3D modelling?
I look forward to see your finished models!
I did a bit of 3D modelling a few years ago but just recently picked it up again, these were done in Maya and zBrush.
I may try some other species in the future after I get more comfortable with the programs.

@bjarki12 wrote:
These are stunning! Excellent work!

Was it difficult to switch from sculpting with clay to sculpting on the computer?
The main obstacle to overcome was learning the new program but after a few days it became much more comfortable. I find sculpting on the computer is quicker as you only have to make one half which is mirrored on the other side. The ability to make subtle muscle tones or proportion adjustments is much easier in digital for me.
Back to top Go down
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/redelephant
littlebear



Country/State : Canada
Age : 63
Joined : 2012-12-23
Posts : 50

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:10 am

Bonjour,
I am from Canada and I saw your beautiful Elephant you made.I will like to know if you will make mould because I will be interrested to bay the Afican ,the indian and the forest and also I will like to know
what is the scale because I am building a miniature zoo betwen 1/22 scale and 1/15 scale.Hoping to hear
from you,
Best wishes
Littlebear
Claude Drolet
Back to top Go down
elephas_maximus



Joined : 2011-11-24
Posts : 471

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:11 pm

@littlebear wrote:
Bonjour,
I am from Canada and I saw your beautiful Elephant you made.I will like to know if you will make mould because I will be interrested to bay the Afican ,the indian and the forest and also I will like to know
what is the scale because I am building a miniature zoo betwen 1/22 scale and 1/15 scale.Hoping to hear
from you,
Best wishes
Littlebear
Claude Drolet
Hi Claude, thanks for your interest. The clay Indian elephant is 1:20 scale, and I haven't yet finished sculpting it....I do hope to try making moulds of it when it is done.
The African is also 1:20 but no moulds will be made from it. The forest elephants are digital computer models not physical objects yet.
Back to top Go down
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/redelephant
Noémi



Country/State : Hungary
Age : 25
Joined : 2013-01-28
Posts : 1174

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:47 pm

Did you finish the wonderful family? :)
Back to top Go down
http://www.sostozoo.hu/
Philter4



Country/State : Back and forth between East and West coast of the U.S.A.
Age : 51
Joined : 2010-03-30
Posts : 1391

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:00 am

Fantastic! I can't wait, I've been so busy I haven't had too much free time but now that it is dark early I should be able to work at night and would ove to make a forest dio for these guys!
Back to top Go down
http://philter4@d-web.com
elephas_maximus



Joined : 2011-11-24
Posts : 471

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:51 am

Bacardi King wrote:
Did you finish the wonderful family? :)
These two were actually the first 3D models I created and I think they are not my best, I'll probably make new versions.  I haven't had the time to make a forest cow yet.

@Philter4 wrote:
Fantastic!  I can't wait, I've been so busy I haven't had too much free time but now that it is dark early I should be able to work at night and would ove to make a forest dio for these guys!
Thanks Phil.
Back to top Go down
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/redelephant
Roger
Admin


Country/State : Portugal
Joined : 2010-08-20
Posts : 20017

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:54 pm

Although you're saying they're not your best. We can see perfectly that you know exactly how an elephant looks like. I call sculptures like that, even in 3d, a kind of antitoy figures. There's no comparison between these designs and what usually major brands make. This is much more in line with what Britains did in the past, thus much closer to real elephants. I hope you continue developing your 3d designs and I am sure soon we'll see works close to perfection. Very Happy

_________________
~ Rogério Crocodile MY collection of FOXES! Foxes I'm searching! bounce
Back to top Go down
elephas_maximus



Joined : 2011-11-24
Posts : 471

PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:18 am

@Roger wrote:
Although you're saying they're not your best. We can see perfectly that you know exactly how an elephant looks like. I call sculptures like that, even in 3d, a kind of antitoy figures. There's no comparison between these designs and what usually major brands make. This is much more in line with what Britains did in the past, thus much closer to real elephants. I hope you continue developing your 3d designs and I am sure soon we'll see works close to perfection. Very Happy

Thanks for the compliment Roger, Britains are a favourite brand for me.
Back to top Go down
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/redelephant
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Forest Elephant Models   Today at 5:16 am

Back to top Go down
 
Forest Elephant Models
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 1:48 scale Proboscidean (elephant) models
» Forest Elephant Models
» Grevy's Zebra and Indian Elephant Models
» Charging over knocked down, stunned models
» Space Hulk Terminators 11 models

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
STS Forum  :: Animal toy figures reviews and discussions :: Customs - Homemade models - Non toy animal replicas :: Homemade models-
Jump to: