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Baby Gryphon Courier

Submitted by Traggey
This bundle is marked as awaiting update. A staff member has requested changes to it before it can be approved.
Created for Modeling Mini Contest #5

Modeling Mini-Contest #5

A baby gryphon fit for a swift courier to any dwarf! He'll carry your things, peck your foes and perhaps give you a good feathery snuggle from time to time.

This is my first fully animated custom unit! Woop, been having alot of problems with exporting animations and such, and many of those still remain, however this mini contest got me the the chance to learn some new stuff, so I'm moving closer to releasing bigger and better units soon!

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Beautiful mesh and animations, but some essential things are missing or are faulty. - Please add more and proper attachment points. Look which one units contain and name them appropriately. Remove or name the 'Hook Ref' attachment point. - Make the...
  1. Mister_Haudrauf

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    The Inside of the Mouth isn't textured.
     
  2. The Warchief

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    Really nice model and icon! My favourite part is its eyes, the color and the texture is really amazing. It really gives us the feeling that it is not a rideable fighter grypon but a younger one used as courier! But I'm afraid what Mister_Haudrauf says is true, but nothing that can't be fixed! :) Good luck in the contest!
     
  3. Traggey

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    Yeah indeed, sorry about that! Was done to save a few polygons, I'll probably get around to fixing that in the future! My apologies.



    Thanks for the kind words The Warchief!
     
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    This model is so dope! Simple and cute - still top tier quality in every aspect, mate. Hope you win the contest!
     
  5. Arowanna

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    Even my coal charred heart skips a beat when gazing upon this adorable little creation!
     
  6. Traggey

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    Thanks you guys :D Really glad you like it! Had to be submitted right now for the contest but I have planned some updates for it in the future, with particle effects and that mouth fix!
     
  7. Eat_Bacon_Daily

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    So crisp. I just love it! Though it has unfortunately very niche usefulness, just because of the letter/hook? it's holding
     
  8. SpasMaster

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    This is beyond top quality. You are truly talented, I hope to see much, much more from you in the future.
     
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    Please continue your work!
     
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    The texture and model are amazing... I think the inside of mouth or scroll being empty is fine. They totally can be overlooked in-game
     
  11. Misha

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    this is adorable :xxd:
     
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    brilliant idea and execution.
     
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    Look at that cute eyes
     
  14. Stefan.K

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    This is truly fantastic. You really nailed that 'pet' feeling. The only flaw with the model (didn't test it in game) is as other mentioned the inside of it's mouth, it isn't visible in game but if you look at blizzard models they made inside of the mouth much because of the portrait. But great job, though.
     
  15. deepstrasz

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    Would be great to have a portrait too.
    4/5.
     
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    wow, this model is looks like gryphon hatchling from wow
     
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    Noice.

    Absolutely perfect, besides that little missing mouth texture.

    4/5
     
  18. Stefan.K

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    I also forgot to mention the filesize. While the polygons are low as much as posible, the size of the texture is pretty huge. 300 kb is huge file size considering this is a little pet model and a companion to a hero. I'm sure you're gonna work on it. You could always use blp library to decrease the file size of the texture.
     
  19. Traggey

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    The texture is a normal 256 x 256, I only compressed by about 10 % to keep the quality up for the contest, but if you want to reduce the filesize it can easily be done.