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One of the main goals behind aQtree (an NPR platform we’re developing) is the hope that it will act as a bridge between researchers and artists. It occurred to me that there are many realms in visualization where these interests overlap… like medical illustration and paleoart. Fastforward to me watching yet another dinosaur documentary and being specifically annoyed at the poorly executed 3D presenting creatures that even I – a paleoamateur – knows to be false. Instead of switching away, I went and modeled procompsognathus. A quick pose later and I could throw him in aQtree v0.0. Here’s the result. Need some solid, fine line treatment but overall a promising experiment. Whatcha think?

P.S. did procompsognathus have an overbite? I modeled in a morph target in case he does.

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Traumador the Tyrannosaur says:
09/02/2009

not sure about the overbite (though I’d assume it is like most theropods in having one), but it looks awesome!

i’m one of the artevolved crew, and just found your site through your email. hope to see you and your awesome palaeo art around more often!

admin says:
09/02/2009

Hello Traumador – and thanks! I’ll be taking part in the sauropod challenge with a protosauropod. Not sure if that’s cheating…
for anyone else passing through, check it out:
http://blogevolved.blogspot.com/

Leandro says:
11/29/2013

Hi, David! I’m very interested in NPR and aQtree keeps showing in my research. Do you by any chance have an active link download? I’d volunteers to be a beta tester to help in my masters’ degree thesis.

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