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RE: Modelling large theropod movement
Did Hall Train do When Dinosaurs Roamed?
Is it just me - or did Walking With Dinosaurs somehow look more natural?
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
Sent: 10 January 2008 00:16
Subject: Re: Modelling large theropod movement
In a message dated 1/9/2008 5:53:23 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< While it is true that this ground has been covered numerous times and
many reconstructions of walking T rex have been done, all of them suffer
serious problems. I question how much understanding about anatomy and
locomotion these "artists" have. For example, legs don't move in a
single parasagital (back and forth) plane (as seen in the Train
model/video), rather he body shifts over the supporting leg (the body
appears to rock from side to side during locomotion). >>
I was merely trying to direct Mr. Weselake-George to the best video I knew
of in order to answer as many of his questions as possible. As it was a
mechanical device rather than cgi, perhaps there were limitations
movement in the model. The Hutchinson cgi animation on the same page does
the rocking motion.
I do hope you weren't including Hall Train in your apparently derogatory
"artists" category. Hall Train is an exceptional artist; and one of the
working in paleo art. The work of paleo "artists" is easy to find, work
comparable in quality to Train's is exceedingly difficult to find. DV
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