This was made with the May 2019 Daz3d New User Challenge in mind - Action + Props. Initially I was planning to do the action of loading a new clip, but then I realized that that would not have many hard constraints to work from, compared to prone shooting needing both arms to both hold the rifle and plant an elbow on the ground while the rifle lines up the sights between the shooter's eye and the target. So then I figured I'd do a quick shooting pose, then find some minimal motions to go from that to loading a new clip. Then getting the shooting pose actually working took forever, so I'm leaving it at this.
In contrast to the posing, the environment was thrown together over a couple of hours (and a couple more for an unsuccessful attempt to move the target further and use something else to repel the tree billboards from the shooting lane).
Plans for the next version:
- Scatter some brass. I have a group of instances ready, but they're still in the default formation.
- Deform the ground and blanket a bit for the shooter's weight.
- Adjust the lighting. I'm not sure how yet; it might be as simple as rotating the skysphere, or completely redoing the lighting.
- Muzzle smoke? If I do anything here, I intend to be subtle. These are smokeless, after all, not black powder.
UPDATE: new version is here