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Saurian-T. rex Infographic
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Published: August 25, 2015

I know a lot of you had questions related to new T. rex design for Saurian.  So here is an infographic I put together with text by Tom Parker, one of the head science guys on Saurian, for the new Tyrannosaurus.  We put an unbelievable amount of work and research into the design and we wanted to give you guys a peek into our process and findings.  Head on over to the Saurian tumblr to see this same infographic with the model instead of the concept art.

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Photoshop CS5: 3 hours
T. rex Design©Urvogel Games LLC
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XrnophobicMobian's avatar
Isn't that a beutiful theropod.
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0ArmoredSoul0|Professional General Artist
floofflooffloofflooffloof

I want to pet it, but it would eat me.
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Almostthere99's avatar
still needs more feathers 
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Luspear-Soram's avatar
That picture is really cool.
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JPGuchiha's avatar
JPGuchiha|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there any real evidence that proves that T. rex had feathers?
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Megasupream|Hobbyist General Artist
There never was "proof" of it, but at the time, it was considered most likely. I'm sure you already know about their redesign of it, with one of the changes being the removal of the feathers.
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arvalis|Professional Digital Artist
Hey, whats with you posting this regularly to this 2 year old image?
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JPGuchiha|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi RJ :)

Well there's a very simple reason why. 1. Because I would like an answer from somebody that has real honest to god evidence for the claim of
T. rex having feathers, and seeing that you've got over 100,000 watchers (congrats on that by the way) I was hoping to get a good answer. But sadly all the replies I've gotten have been disappointing. That or I just get blocked by a regressive pussy. 
Also seeing how Saurian is a claiming to be the most accurate prehistoric game ever it would make senses for me to except at least a little bit of evidence, no? 

Thank you for your time.
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arvalis|Professional Digital Artist
The answer is that we no longer believe rex itself has feathers. I might also offer that calling people "regressive pussies" and calling me a "total twat" on another comment is probably not the best attitude to be trying to participate in conversation with.
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and more to that, i am absolutely sure, all these dinosaurs (Rex, raptor, etc.) had also a proto-beak, such horny plates. The skull part structure for the beak/mouth is exactly the same as actual birds.
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arvalis|Professional Digital Artist
No it isn’t. They are different structures entirely. Beak and teeth cannot occupy the same spot.
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MonochromiaFever|Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool and awesome I love this!
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WesdaamanEdited |Student General Artist
Yeah, like I said before, Tyrannosaurus and other tyrannosaurids must of had less feathers than their primitive relatives. Something to compare this to would be many of today's ratites having less feathers than most other birds. Another example would be mammals that are less hairy than most, like with cingulates, typical elephants, typical rhinos, hippos, and cetaceans.
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BatterymasterEdited |Student General Artist
Howecer, evem gigantic birds like dinornis had feathers.
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Lediblock2's avatar
Those birds were still utterly tiny compared to big dinosaurs, though.
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Wesdaaman|Student General Artist
Size has nothing to do with it
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viktorangel1's avatar
Will you update your model to fit the most resent research?
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Wesdaaman|Student General Artist
It most definitely had feathers. Maybe not as much as primitive tyrannosaurs, but still having them nonetheless.
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Artlover1214's avatar
Where is your evidence for this?
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Wesdaaman|Student General Artist
Just because we haven't found it on certain body parts doesn't mean it was entirely absent. There could have been a small Mohawk.
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