I created a high poly sculpt of the Dicta-bird based off many HD photos from Slydog in ZBrush. Big shout out to slydog for providing the pics from his Flintstones Table, he's a big reason it turned out so nice! I then create a low poly version of the mesh based off the high poly version. In 3dsmax I use projection mapping to 'bake' maps from the high poly version onto the low poly. So the texture map and normals bump map are generated off a high poly sculpt, giving the LP version the illusion of high detail/high resolution. Video of the sculpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acHkaWZw970&feature=youtu.be View it in 3D in your browser with sketchfab: https://skfb.ly/6M7qL

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  1. Author
    Dark 5 months ago

    Video of the sculpt:
    https://youtu.be/acHkaWZw970

  2. Author
    Dark 5 months ago

    View it in 3D at sketchfab:
    https://skfb.ly/6M7qL

  3. sheltemke 5 months ago

    No words….Dark you did it again…amazing job…

  4. randr 5 months ago

    Wry nice dark. Top quality stuff as usual!

  5. crashb4 5 months ago

    It blows my mind, the things you guys can do. I fall to a puddle on the ground just looking at the software.
    Thank you all.

  6. buttsy19 5 months ago

    Very talented guy, i can only but wish i had half of your skillset.

  7. zimbakin 5 months ago

    Looks amazing man, can’t wait to see the table.

  8. Slydog43 5 months ago

    wow, this really came out great. Your are a master of this trade Dark. I will give you anything you need from my collection (about 25 pins now).
    Like I asked in a PM, I really want to try and tackle Transporter the Rescue as it is so rare and the VP9 version looks so bad. I just picked it up the other day and hopefully will sell shortly as I have no more room for any more pins (I have a problem :)

  9. Ben Logan2 4 months ago

    He looks so great! Nailed it, Dark. Thanks so much. VP Champion.

  10. TNT2 4 months ago

    Wow. Very creative!

  11. chihua07 4 months ago

    It looks so good. Never thought a chicken would look so good on a pinball table. Your talent really shines!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • chihua07 4 months ago

      It looks so good. Never thought a prehistoric chicken (Dictabird) would look so good on a pinball table! Your talent really shines!! Thanks so much for sharing. Video is amazing.

  12. Blompottan 2 months ago

    Fantastic! The time and effort you guys put in to make these tables. Have been a member of this fantastic community since 2010, I have always said to my self I want to contribute as well. But whit these standards and no skills Il get back to tell people how to rotate a table in the newbie section.
    Cant wait to see what you doo with that looong neck brachiosaurus.

    Fantastic Dark!

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