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Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved by danlev Dododex: Taming Calculator - Ark: Survival Evolved by danlev
Promo image I made for Dododex, my taming calculator and companion app for the popular game on steam, Ark: Survival Evolved. It was a lot of fun to make this -- I used to play around with 3D software in high school, but I never got too far into it, so I'm excited that Dododex has forced me to play around with Unreal Engine, the software behind the game.

For Dododex, I don't need to work with 3D, but sometimes I just get sucked into it. To make this image, I used the models from the game and repositioned/posed them, added ground/sky textures. Then I adjusted the lighting and added blue and purple spotlights to light up the Dodo's feathers and added some backlighting.

I wanted to make it look like the Dodo had killed the T-Rex, but I'm not sure it comes off that way. I was originally going to put the Dodo on the top of a giant pile of dead dinosaurs, but making the models look like they're piled up naturally was way too much work. 

The character models are copyright Studio Wildcard, and the company openly allows players to remix and build on them. Studio Wildcard has given me permission to use Ark: Survival Evolved imagery for my app.

Dododex is available on iOS and Android.
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codelyokolover3 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice artwork 
Nakkurussu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Not sure how a tiny dodo could kill a 2 story tall meat eater. 
codelyokolover3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know how it gets super strong
robloxfanofbfb Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Nemo-0-9 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work, i love ark :D
curamba2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
cool chicken
CathFreaky Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
"I wanted to make it look like the Dodo had killed the T-Rex, but I'm not sure it comes off that way." That was what I thought when I saw it, together with a look of achievement.
fierwa Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
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WatarouDezi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done, this is some inspiring work you have here. Keep up the good work and have fun!
JoAsLiN Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
sarcastic pizza
UnseenRealms Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
DoDo BOSS!!!
Cherubit Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, it seems to be a fun game!
anime1999 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
norree Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Student General Artist
This image is both perplexing and inspiring. I have no doubt the Dodos would appreciate this image, if only they still could...
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