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Tyrannosaurus Model

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Last one for now, don't wanna spam you guys with those!

This one took me quite a while. I spent a good half an hour tinkering with the skull to get it right in all perspectives. There's surprisingly quite a good deal of variation in cranial anatomy among Tyrannosaurus, wich probably has to do with age and sexual dimorphism, so I have no Idea what exactly this individual is.

I made the tail preetty beefy now, and that made me realize how I need to adapt to this new concept. Hopefully I'll get it right someday. Also, I really like how the legs look when 'merged' into the torso, which is also a new perspective that's becoming more widespread nowadays. Very bird-like.

The legs look indeed relatively thin but I believe that's normal for Tyrannosaurus, which was apparently much more lightweight and cursorial when compared to other big theropods.

Finally, I'm really appreciating all your feedback about this new 'project' of mine. I'll keep experimenting with 3-d modeling and I encourage you all to do that too, I've already learned quite a lot of things about the anatomy of dinosaurs just by really visualizing and interacting freely with a virtual object instead of the usual 2-d references that may hide a bunch of details. It also helps a lot to get a grasp of things like volume, shading and perspective.

If you have any requests, please do so! I intend this to be used as reference for anyone looking for pictures of dinosaurs from many angles, as well as practice for myself. So feel free to make any criticisms or request any species or particular perspectives that you want :)

[EDIT] So, after many suggestions, I finally updated the model to a more accurate version. I've fixed the leg proportions a bit and made them significantly thicker laterally, brought the arms closer in and completely remade the skull after finding more reliable references for frontal and dorsal views. I believe it is much better now. :)
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Sekley's avatar
A very infamous user just stole the front perspective of your T. rex and hasn't credited you.

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Julio-LacerdaProfessional Digital Artist
Apparently he has credited me now? But thanks for the heads-up!
Sekley's avatar
Okay. I still don't trust him.
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Julio-LacerdaProfessional Digital Artist
No problem! I'll upload it as soon as possible :)
bensen-daniel's avatar
It's great! Watch and see me steal the perspective from the upper left.
My next request is Triceratops!
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Julio-LacerdaProfessional Digital Artist
bensen-daniel's avatar
Thanks :D I promise I'll cite them
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Julio-LacerdaProfessional Digital Artist
Oh don't worry, I'm happy they'll be of any help :)
drrocket's avatar
My suggestion would be to fly this by [link]"Bob"_T._Bakker, he's one hell of a nice guy and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more knowledgeable paleontologist.
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PeteriDishHobbyist General Artist
perfection! =D
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BrooksLeibeeStudent Photographer
Is the software used Mudbox?
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Julio-LacerdaProfessional Digital Artist
Nope, Blender :)
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BrooksLeibeeStudent Photographer
:O
Holy cow! And these are your first time modeling??
*Applauds*
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r-heinartHobbyist Digital Artist
Arms appear to be a little far apart, but who knows.
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Julio-LacerdaProfessional Digital Artist
I think that's anatomically possible.
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r-heinartHobbyist Digital Artist
Well I suppose it depends on the furcula you've applied to this model, it has conflicting gracile and robust features, a robust furcula would be wider, while the gracile looks similar to a lyre.
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After seeing this and the Spinosaurus, and how the proportions differ between those very different animals, I hope you have plans on a Giganotosaurus or other giant Allosauroid, and, if so, I hope the model is shown in poses similar to those two; awesome models in any case, can't wait to see them getting more detailed.
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Julio-LacerdaProfessional Digital Artist
For sure! I'd like to give some examples of the major groups of big theropods, So after Carnotaurus, Tyrannosaurus and Spinosaurus, an allosaur or charcarodontosaur should come soon. :)
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ZimicesHobbyist
No bad, I don't have any problem if you continues spamming with this models! :D
As you say, is very interesting to check the anatomy. By the way, how difficult to use is these program?
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Julio-LacerdaProfessional Digital Artist
Not very difficult at all, at least not the basics. It does require quite a bit of patience, though.
bensen-daniel's avatar
Hooray! Now I don't have to make this model!
Hey, can you give us a shot from ground level, with the tyrannosaur looming over the viewpoint?
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Julio-LacerdaProfessional Digital Artist
Sure! You mean like a mammal-eye view? :D
bensen-daniel's avatar
or anyway a disgusting hairless ape-eye-view :)
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