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PhineasWynd

Aardvark

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Doesn't look like i'm going to have any time to complete this one. If anybody wants to finish it, feel free :)

The ears aren't rendering properly in MCMC, but I think Minecraft has double-sided rendering for the insides, like skeleton ribs?

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If nobody else has taken this up yet, I'll do it (when I finally have time again).    If someone else does want to take it up, it needs to be smaller to start with.  The legs need to be single boxes - they're too complicated for such a small creature.  Body needs at least a look at being reworked to use less pieces - this arching segmented look should be saved for the armadillo and perhaps pangolin if possible.    Mouth box also is probably unnecessary.

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Here's a revised aardvark, scaled down and simplified.  It was indeed tempting to make the body arched, but I'd really like to save that look for armadillos and pangolins.  Any comments?

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I think that an arched body would work better for the aardvark. There would be enough difference between the aardvark, pangolin, and armadillo to tell the difference between the three. The aardvark has large ears and more of a dull brown coat. The pangolin has almost a pine cone or feather looking coat and no ears. The armadillo has a steel/brown coat that looks almost like a coat of armour. The head looks good but I think an arched body would be better.

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Ok, so I've been working with some other bodies.  They all use the same texture as the previous post, so that'll have to be altered in the end.  But in general:

On the left, a sloped main body, with haunches for rear legs.  Similar to what several of the rodents use. 

In the middle, arched body, no haunches.

And on the right, the combo; arched body with haunches.

I realized that the no-haunch look is probably better for armadillo and pangolin, with their heavy armor, whereas the aardvark looks better with haunches.  I'd be ok with first or third either one.  But I think you're right Alpha, that the arched back does help so I'm leaning third.  Any other thoughts?

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I am going to agree with you here. The second version can have the ears clipped or removed to make it the other animals. The third one is my favourite of the bunch. It keeps the general arch that Aardvarks seem to have in photos.

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