Continuum 3D

Danbury, Connecticut

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Golden Eagle - Lightwave

$199.00Price

Golden Eagle

Rigged and Animated for Lightwave 8.5 and up

The feathers are geometry so they render fast and no plugins are needed.

This model comes with several pre-animated scenes to get you started.

The wings are animated using the 3 bones within each. The wings are folded using one of several morph targets.

You can also make adjustments, like spreading the wing tip feathers and spreading the tail using morph targets.

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The main controlling object is the "ROOT" bone

'BaldEagle-ZERO.lws' is the name given to my BASIC set up, no animation, but it is rigged.

I have provided several scene files to get you started:
BaldEagle-FlyLoop.lws
BaldEagle-LandTakeOff.lws
BaldEagle-LandTakeOff.lws

The feet and legs are controlled by "LT-Foot" and "RT-Foot" respectively.

There is one 'neck' bone, a 'head' bone and a 'lower beak' bone.

There are 23 Morph targets.

The 'Mouth' and phonemes are controlled by Morph targets located when you select the mesh and go to "Object" => "Properties" => "Deform".

The wings are controlled by 3 bones each
and have 10 Morph positions, including flapping and folded positions

WingFold-01
WingFold-02
WingFold-03
WingFold-04-Folded
WingFold-05
WingFold-06
WingFold-07
WingTIpsDown
WingTIpsSpread-01
WingTIpsSpread-02

The Tail spread is controlled via Morph target "TailOpened", the Tail bone controls position and rotation.

The eyes have several morph targets:
EyeBrowsMAd01
EyeBrowsMad02
EyeLidsClodes

The toes are controlled by 12 bones on each foot.

To fold the wings use the morphs noted above.

But if you have positioned the wings by moving the bones, AND you try to use morph targets to fold them, you WILL have some pretty weird distortions that will freak you out.

Don't panic, the solution is to 'zero' out your wing bone positions, as or just before you apply the 'Morph' targets.

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The model is made hi resolution by using Sub-Patching, so the actual geometry is much less than the rendered geometry.

LIGHTWAVE:

EAGLE:
Real Geometry:
25757 verticies
17530 polygons

Outcrop-tree:
Real Geometry:
3553 verticies
3639 polygons

SkyGlobe
Real Geometry:
98 verticies
96 polygons
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Eagle, Outcrop, Skyglobe
Real Geometry:
29408 verticies
21265 polygons
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the maps are RGB or greyscale, 300dpi, 3999px X 3999px