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Posted: 03 December 2012 03:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Exactly how do you breed a one horned goat?

I think I sawthat video about the living unicorn. I remember my stepmom akiing ggggggme if they were on drug. LOL

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Posted: 03 December 2012 07:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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RCDeschene - 03 December 2012 02:06 AM

A horse with both wings and horn is called an “Alicorn”.

That one’s a neologism from sometime in the last few decades (either created or popularized by Piers Anthony).  So far as I’ve been able to determine, there is no traditional name for such a creature.

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Posted: 03 December 2012 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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North Korean archaeologists are claiming to have found a “Unicorn lair” - they know this as there’s a sign outside saying so.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9714907/North-Korea-archaeologists-report-quite-unbelievable-discovery-of-unicorn-lair.html

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Posted: 03 December 2012 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Popping in to cast my vote for a DH2 unicorn with more traditional morphs (cloven hooves, lion-like or at least zebra-like tail, etc).
 
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JOdel - 02 December 2012 03:47 PM

CWRW mentioned working on a unicorn add-on for the DAZ Horse 2. also wings. Someone did a render in the PC renders contest of the DAZ Horse 2 with the Grane (sp?) wings for the MilHorse . . .

That would be my PlatClub Inspirations entry — the not-a-bus Pegasus uses the Grane wings parented to the DAZHorse2DS4.5Pro render, prework and postwork in GIMPLarger version in my deviantART gallery here.
   
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Posted: 03 December 2012 10:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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How well do those wings work with the new horse?

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Posted: 03 December 2012 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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I’m currently doing a Reality render (so be prepared to wwwaaaaiiiiiit) with DH2 + Epic Wings combo. It works out pretty well, you just gotta tilt the wings forward about 45 degrees and scale and move them to right spot.

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Posted: 03 December 2012 05:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Now I’m wondering whether the Malaik wings could be used on the horse. It would be a battle to fit them and a horse into your view window, though. Those wings are enormous.

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Posted: 03 December 2012 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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JOdel - 03 December 2012 05:03 PM

Now I’m wondering whether the Malaik wings could be used on the horse. It would be a battle to fit them and a horse into your view window, though. Those wings are enormous.

If you can parent them, then yeah, probably. Also, the camera angle and render size (widescreen, for example) would help a lot.

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Posted: 04 December 2012 10:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Here’s an interesting piece I found on unicorns.  A unicorn hasn’t always been what you thought it was.

The post comes from a religious site, but the information goes beyond religion.  Please, those of you who are not religious, don’t get “hung up” on that and derail the thread.  As I said, there’s more information in the article from a secular point of view than from a religious one.

http://www.creationtoday.org/why-does-the-bible-mention-unicorns/

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Posted: 04 December 2012 10:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Yup. Rhino. Makes all kinds of sense.

The confusion probably came in when heraldry developed their own version. Which is, as I said, a composite monster with a horse-like head. I think there may have been some medieval descriptions from travelers’ tales that version was based upon, and that’s the one which later critics scoff at and claim that whoever made that description probably got a quick look at an antelope and embroidered what he saw later.

The heraldic unicorn is fairly ancient, and the depiction stabelized graphically early enough for there to be representations ranging from (at least) the high gothic period on. And that unicorn (or licorne) has pretty much always been depicted as a more-or-less horse-like creature (it varies by the artist) with a stag’s hooves and legs, a lion’s tail and a goat’s beard. Various depictions have decorative tufts of hair or fur at the joints of the legs or whatever the artists decided to add to fancy the image up.

But they are never simply horses with horns.

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Posted: 05 December 2012 01:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Just for you, LoH :D

Using Feathered Wings scaled up and parented to Horse 2.

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Posted: 05 December 2012 02:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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I guess I should chime in here… yes I’m rigging a sequel to my Grane wings (and Cwrw is set to do the textures for them whenever I finish).  Being a novice with DAZ Studio rigging and Weight-map tools, I felt I needed an easier project first to build my skills up to the level of my Poser skills so that’s why I did the Horserace Tack (and my forthcoming Horse racing track) first although the wing model was done months ago.  I’m now more comfortable rigging in Studio for the complexity of weight mapping several layers of feathers on the wings (...and it’s still a huge challenge to make it look good-  DAZ WM tends to stretch feathers into odd shapes).  Hopefully you’ll see them around Christmas or at the start of the new year.

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Posted: 05 December 2012 03:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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That sounds great. Wings designed for the purpose will be bound to have fewer things that have to be worked around.

In the meantime, here are some more horsefeathers. The Malaik wings, scaled and parented. I had to turn off the long auxilary featherssince they are long enough to extend the length of the horse body, and spread enough that there’s no way to avoid intersecting.

No postwork in this, if I were to use it for anything I’d have to do some post to mask the junction of wings and horse. There may be a section of feathers that could be turned off to make the join easier, but I didn’t go hunting it. I’m not sure of the position, not being an anatomist, but the wings seem to be above the shoulders anyway.

Scaled up to 140% and then boosted another 114% in the x-axis to avoid having to go turn one off and load another set.

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Posted: 08 December 2012 08:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Hmm…I just tried the Epic Wings on Hosre 2. I think the gap between them is a bit narrow for the big, fat horsey. I’m thinking they should be more to the sides than directly on top

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Posted: 09 December 2012 09:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Well, heck, I JUST noticed some posts I missed.

@BlumBlum: Looks darn good!

@Ken: Hurry up. lol

@JC: Looks good. BDut the problem with wings designed for human figures isthat they don’t fold against the horse’s body like they should.

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