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We need a GENESIS DRAGON or Genimal-Genesis Animal
Posted: 05 July 2012 08:11 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve been thinking lately what else is there for Genesis technology? We have Genesis, and we have the Genesis supersuit but what is next?

Genesis Super Skirt?

I’ve been thinking some of the old dragons could use an update, but really they may be better off starting from scratch. Hence the GENESIS DRAGON.

I think we can see the possiblities here. I faintly remember the old forum having a discussion on some four-legged genesis creature and it’s potential. The GENESIS DRAGON would not really just be a dragon, but the springboard for four legged fantasy creatures. For branding purposes calling it a dragon sounds most impressive.

Of course this creature would inherit all the benefits of Genesis tech, I won’t list the technical bits but lets get to the fun stuff.

The ability to mix and blend various dragon heads, or griffons or whatever!

Geo-grafted bits. I’m not talking about “pro” bundle type stuff either! Wings, tails, claws, beards, spikes etc could be added

The base dragon body would not have wings or tails, those would be geo-grafted for maximum flexibility.  This way you could have a wingless “dragon” or a dragon with more than 2 wings. This would also allow the wing attachments to vary more dramatically. You could more feathery wings (for a griffon) or really fanciful dragon wings or simple insect wings.


Same idea for tails, you could have a two tailed dragon, or no tail at all. Or a very short tail or a very long multi segmented tail.

I think limited the tail or wings to one particular skeleton or UV mapping scheme would be limiting, but I think it is possible to come up with base body skeleton and UV that may work well for a variety dragon types.


I know I’m not the first person to think this up, but I figure this post may get some dicussion going again for entertainment value. I doubt anyone will every make my magical GENESIS DRAGON since it would cost a fortune :( I’m sure there are some challenges in designing this I’m over

If this dragon were to exists what else could we make out of it? A bear, maybe even an alligator?

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Posted: 05 July 2012 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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There was, in days of yonder, at the old forum (and in Platinum Club section too!) talk about “Genimal”—Genesis Animal. Content creators—such as Emperor Ken of Songbird fame—chimed in with their observations (that is, “it is going to be difficult”).


However, I keep dreaming of Genimal. smile

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Posted: 05 July 2012 11:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Genimal would be fantastic I think, chimeras alone would be soooo fun.  However, I could see them splitting it up with GENDRagon and GENDog etc which would let them cash in better and maybe make the models look better.  Would be a bummer though not to be able to do something like dragon with Pug head! wink

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Posted: 05 July 2012 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I think this would be a great idea. I could see the issues with how animals have different limb structures, but perhaps there could be two or three versions to handle the differences. Like a GENDragon, GENDog and a GENHorse.


I think the head shapes should be universal though! That way you can put a horse head on a dog smile

 

Everyone would be happy.

 

I would like to be able to add armor too. During the sale I just purchased a Millennium dragon armor set and millennium horse armor as well. That could be a problem, especially with geografted add ons but I think it could work with some exceptions. For example you would know that adding 4 wings is not compatible with said armor, but a single pair would be fine.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 12:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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My suggestions were GenQuadruped, GenBiped and GenAquatic to cover most basic bodyshapes…

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Posted: 05 July 2012 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Genimal?  What a horrid term.


We have been asking for a Genesis Quadruped Base since the beginning of Genesis.


Let DAZ fix this so called web store and forums first. Because we know how things work around here. “On to the next shinny and not bother finishing anything.


Who knows but DAZ and maybe some PA’s and ninjas that there may already be one in the works. It would be a nice addition to the genesis family.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 02:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Must have Millennium Cow FIRST!


Even if it is for Genocide.

At least then Skankwear would be easier to fit on our Bovine Heroines :D

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Posted: 05 July 2012 02:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Sockratease - 05 July 2012 02:43 PM

Must have Millennium Cow FIRST!


Even if it is for Genocide.

At least then Skankwear would be easier to fit on our Bovine Heroines :D

 


With the quadruped base, that’s a real possibliy. But if that happens. Then what are you going to rally for in the next 10 years. LOL.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Tashar59 - 05 July 2012 02:48 PM
Sockratease - 05 July 2012 02:43 PM

Must have Millennium Cow FIRST!


Even if it is for Genocide.

At least then Skankwear would be easier to fit on our Bovine Heroines :D

 


With the quadruped base, that’s a real possibliy. But if that happens. Then what are you going to rally for in the next 10 years. LOL.


SKANKIER SKANKWEAR FOR THE MILLENNIUM COW!!

 

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Posted: 05 July 2012 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I agree that it would be great to see a genesis figure for four legged creatures. I would particularly like to see a new cat figure.

Skiriki - 05 July 2012 12:38 PM

My suggestions were GenQuadruped, GenBiped and GenAquatic to cover most basic bodyshapes…

This sounds like a good starting point but I think the quadraped would need further breaking down into categories to suit bone structure.
It would be nice to have add on packs to provide variety but given how geografting works each figure would have to have it’s own pack. IIRC Rand said something about the way the geografting join works that would make it difficult to reuse the same pair of wings for each figure. It was mentioned when someone suggested using older models and adding the geografted section to them.
One question that does occur to me though, is it possible to add geografting to an older figure that has been converted to daz weight mapping?

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Posted: 06 July 2012 02:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Oh, yes ! Please ! That would be a great idea for a new product wink I hoped for it, since I saw the first videos for the Genesis figure cool smile
And I still hope for it, because of all the shape-changing figures of the fantasy-genre, which would be much easier to perform, if - let’s say the Genesis human could be fusioned with a GenDragon, a GenWolf, GenBird or a even a GenAnt tongue wink - and if it would be at a price, which would be affordable for everybody, it would be really a hit !
So, pleeeeeeeaaaaaase - develop it !! *holdingouttheheartflower*

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Posted: 06 July 2012 02:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Legs are a real problem especially knee and shoulder placement. Also compare an elephant’s hind legs to a horse and watch them both walk.


I’d settle for a GenCritter with head, body, tail and four legs. We could create our own species!!!

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Posted: 06 July 2012 05:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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LOL  I don’t know whether to get excited or moan!  LoL


The ideas here are fantastic!  As well as the one that it will be a great distraction from fixing all this stuff that’s
driving us bonkers.  ohh 


Perhaps, with the Genimal there can also be Geneshape (for generic shapes).  That way we can build a GeneCart full of GeneManuals to put in front of our GeniHorse.  tongue laugh  


wink  Sorry.  Couldn’t resist, LoL.

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Posted: 06 July 2012 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Spit - 06 July 2012 02:53 AM

Legs are a real problem especially knee and shoulder placement. Also compare an elephant’s hind legs to a horse and watch them both walk.

Legs nothing! Do you have any idea how male elephants use their… err… member? A fifth leg to balance whenever they need it. Seriously. I’m not joking.

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Posted: 06 July 2012 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Geografting is an excellent option for quickly adding additional geometry to any base.  If there was a genesis quadruped, a bit of geografting can get you nice horns, etc. wink


And remember that the Genesis methodology allows for adaptive rigging so different rigging for legs off of the same base shape is quite possible.  Quite a lot of trouble, but quite possible.

 

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Posted: 06 July 2012 10:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Old MacGenesis had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some GenBipedals,
Ee i ee i oh!
With a click-click here,
And a click-click there


Here a click, there a click,
Everywhere a click-click
Old MacGenesis had a farm
Ee i ee i oh!


Old MacGenesis had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some GenQuadrupeds,
Ee i ee i oh!
With a dial-dial here,
And a dial-dial there


Here a dial, there a dial,
Everywhere a dial-dial
Old MacGenesis had a farm
Ee i ee i oh!


Old MacGenesis had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some GenAquatics,
Ee i ee i oh!
With a fit-to-click here,
And a fit-to-click there


Here a fit-to, there a click,
Everywhere a fit-to-click
Old MacGenesis had a farm
Ee i ee i oh!

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