Be sure to visit the Flickr page and check out the 3840×2441 version.
After revising my previous post, i totally forgot to mention where the model came from!
The model was purchased from TurboSquid and made by a person called ChipperMan. I liked the model as it was a little different to the rest of the JP inspired models and the texture was nice and high res.
I’ve done some colour tweaks to the texture myself and created a new normal map for it, but that’s about it. The model is pretty nice, but it’s not quite what i’m after for this project. The shape and proportions are a little off, but to be honest i’ve always been a fan of a leaner looking Rex. To me they appear to be fitter and perhaps a bit more aggressive. The original concepts by Mark McCreery showed a Rex that was leaner than what made it to the movies, but i guess it depends on which Rex, because the Stan Winston Rex’s tend to looks a bit more rotund compared to the CG ones.
There were a few attractive models on TurboSquid that i was tempted by, but in the end i liked this one the most. I have no intention of using it in the project as an actual animated model, its just for posing. There were some model packs that included a few other species, but i wasn’t 100% happy with all of them, so i’d rather buy just one model that’s good, then 4-5 that are not as good and have lower res textures.
I would really like a high quality Stegosaurus and a Raptor, but i couldn’t find any that i liked enough.
I really don’t have the time to work on a textured dino at this point, but the temptation to import one was too much. I have my own models i’m working on, but they are far from ready and i would hate to waste time UV unwrapping something and making a texture for it, only to discover it needs an overhaul later on.
I’ll no doubt upload more shots of him throughout the island in various places, the temptation is just too much! There are some classic Trespasser pre-release screenshots and renders that i’d like to have a go at recreating, so i might have a go at those soon.