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Tyrannopendra for DAZ-Studio and Poser by ancestorsrelic Tyrannopendra for DAZ-Studio and Poser by ancestorsrelic
"Seventeen days? Hey man, I don't wanna rain on your parade, but we're not gonna last seventeen hours! Those things are gonna come in here just like they did before. And they're gonna come in here... and they're gonna come in here AND THEY'RE GONNA GET US!" (Hudson in "Aliens", 1986)


Yeah!!! Tyrannopendra is finally finished! :w00t:
This damn beast has cost me a month of my life. My first 3D-creature with eyes and legs... a lot of eyes and a lot of even more legs, indeed ;-)

Modeled, sculpted and textured in good old Hexagon 2.5
Rigged in DAZ-Studio 3 Advanced with the Skeleton-Setup and Figure Setup Tool
Bones count = 313
Polycount = 139506
Textures+Bumpmaps = 3 material-zones with 3 UV-maps in 4096x4096 px. each:
Head, Bodysegments and Legs, and Mandibles and Antennas.

Tested in:
DAZ-Studio 3.1.2.32 Advanced Edition, 64 Bit
DAZ-Studio 4.0.3.47 Pro Edition, 64 Bit
DAZ-Studio 4.5.1.6 Pro Edition, 64 Bit
Poser 9.0.3.23027, 32 Bit

More Infos in the "readme.pdf" that comes with the file.

Known issues: In Poser 9 the last pair of legs may displayed slightly distorted in the joints. I scaled the leg-elements of the last pair of legs up to 150% to made them longer. It seems, Poser 9 didn't liked this: Click on Parameters and change the zScale for all leg-elements from 150% to 100% to remove the distortions. (But after running the Poser 9 Service Release 3.1 update this problem didn't occur anymore on my system).


Update Sept. 5, 2012: Update from Version 1.0 to Version 1.1. Adding of a further morph to the head for open/close its mouth. This is a minor modification and the morph did not work very convincing, but you can now put some severed off prey-parts (arms, legs) between its jaws :evillaugh:
To update from V 1.0 to V 1.1 you have only to exchange the file Tyrannopendra.cr2 in your folder Runtime -> libraries -> character -> Tyrannopendra

Update Nov. 23, 2012: Update from Version 1.1. to Version 1.2: In Poser the seams of the textures became visible as thin white lines when rendering smaller pictures of the Tyrannopendra. I thought, i get rid off this known problem already by adding some "overlapping" of the textures and this overlapping was sufficent for DAZ-Studio, but unfortunately not enough for Poser, so i add some more overlapping now to all texture-seams again.


My main-sources of inspiration:

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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I did another image based on this → jakeukalane.deviantart.com/art…
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow what a cool freebie. Very nice of you to share thank you.
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beachlegs Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for sharing I used Here beachlegs.deviantart.com/art/C…
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sebau Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Simply an amazing model, very easy to work with...if easy mean like 2 thousand articulation points  :)   I canot thank you enough for this figure.
Tested it init in    sebau.deviantart.com/art/Tyran…

Thank you!
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! This beast had made me crazy when i rigged it. Unfortunately it is still refusing to work with the "ActivePose-Tool" in DAZ-Studio (or exactly, it follows the ActivePose-commands only very, very slowly)... Maybe too many bones? So  posing it needs still a lot of hand-work by setting it element for element.
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Ukuli Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. It's amazing. Used it here ukuli.deviantart.com/art/46-00…
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Cenobite451 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Downloaded this ages back. I must admit I've yet to do much with it, but I love having it in my runtime nevertheless.

... One of these days I'll figure out the perfect use for a giant arthropod. :D
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SkatingJesus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Looks cool. Thanks!
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FreyrStrongart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist
fantastic beast. I have to use it in one of my renders soon
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:iconancestorsrelic:
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it... Don't forget to install it in a high security runtime-folder, or it will eat all your other characters ;-)
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