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3D model and texture is property of :iconkp-shadowsquirrel: (Another great 3D artist. :D ) Rig and animation is my work.

See the original too: [link] Higher quality Xvid video, if you need it, you can download from here [link]

So I decided to practice some rigging and animation all of a sudden... It took one day to rig properly enough, one day to animate smooth enough and + 12 hours to render. A true speedrun from my part. :faint:

There's quite a few errors in there and it could have used a lot more work but I hope it's good enough. I didn't want to make this such a long project so I decided to stop it short. Surprisingly the tail was the hardest part to animate... And that shows... :B

Anyway I know it has errors but critique is still much appreciated. (From the rig and animation side that is. For the model, see the original.)

Rig, animation, render in blender 2.5 (animation in render branch. About 1 minute and 30 seconds per frame)

EDIT: Frigging weird ass cappuccino moments ago in a cup I just spilled out to my keyboard and screen says hi at the place where the views usually are... Says exactly 2,500 views... Oh wow... :faint:
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:iconredpandarigging:
RedPandaRigging Apr 12, 2014  New member Student Filmographer
This is pretty awesome! How did you get the fur on the shoulders to sway with the walk? Are they dynamic or do they just have controls? And which program did you use to rig and animate?
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Niko40 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. Thank you. The shoulder fur patches have just simple bones in them. It's all manual as it was more quick than trying to set up any kind of dynamic. Also making dynamic loop is a hassle. I'm using Blender for all of my 3D works. It's pretty awesome app especially for rigging. :)
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:iconjordanjs:
That's crazy!  I swore it was actually moving across the plane, hah.
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D The trick is to have the feet move at a constant speed as soon as they touch the floor. :)
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:iconharuau:
NICE! a video game company would hire you immediatly! love this.
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:iconniko40:
Niko40 Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Doubt it... XD But thanks. :)
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:iconharuau:
your welcome, nice work
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:iconbloodnale:
Bloodnale Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
holy F shit!!

this is so amazing o.o

I'm seriously at a loss of words

-rubs eyes-
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Niko40 Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. Thanks. :)
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:iconmrtommaya:
Hey, me again! I'm into a bit of trouble=( (Sad) 
I'v downloaded this model, i'v unzipped it, but i won't get the "materials" and "model" folder, i'll only have creepy plate skin of this 3D model, into JPEG. Opening it will show me the entire skin and eyes, but... completely spread in flat. And a second picture showinf the 3D stuff under the color of here skin.
I'm not quit experienced with theses kind of stuff, but if i follow the instructions from this guys here, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni6-lr…
at 0:53 he will receive the models and materials folders. I'm even using the same programme  than him to unzip this RAR folder. Can you please help me out?:? (Confused) 
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