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Re: Jurassic Park 4 - new dinosaur, no feathers

  Take a look at the trailer for The Owls of Ga'Hoole relaesed in 2010.


This was done by Animal Logic for a budget a fraction of a pixar movie and its 
all feathered characters ALL the time.  The good news is that that this vendor 
is using the same software to create feathers for dinosaurs in the upcoming 
Walking With Dinosaurs 3D feature.  Making feathers iridescent is indeed a big 
achievement, but it is achievable.  On Dinosaur Revolution the Gigantoraptor 
story called for very flashy feathers.  One of our shader writers who was 
fairly new to the industry figured out a way to do it in three or four days- 
not even a full weeks salary.  

On Apr 9, 2013, at 2:09 PM, Richard W. Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu> wrote:

> Ack, didn't think of this til after hitting send...
> On Tue, 9 Apr 2013, Richard W. Travsky wrote:
>> ...
>> http://m.techradar.com/news/video/software/applications/the-making-of-pixars-up-603600
>> ...
>> As if the balloons weren't enough, the bird character Kevin posed
>> another set of challenges that were no less complex. The first
>> challenge was to give the bird's iridescent feathers a soft, fluffy
>> appearance.
> Short youtube video of the bird. Make sure you select HD quality. Gives
> some idea of what things could look like.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeJ38HE8Q7U
> Kevin (the bird) from Pixars Up