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Helicoprion

Helicoprion

To say it has been awhile is an understatement. I have been religiously writing my paper and finally completed my rough. The light at the end of the tunnel is very dim but it is there. I still have to make my prototype video, which I am dreading.

I really wanted to participate in the CG Society competition in February, but because of its wonderful timing, I was a slave to my project research instead. The shark in the image is a Helicoprion. This species survived the epic Dinosaur extinction, but the grim reaper came knocking on its door in the early Triassic period (250 million years ago). The huge debate about this shark is the structure of its unique set of teeth. I originally wanted to do a theoretical piece on shark anatomy along with the set of teeth, but there is an absence of literature and with so many theories bouncing around, I much rather work with an expert in this field. Bummer. Model from CG Society was retoped in Modo and textured in Zbrush. Composting and background were performed in Photoshop.

The contest can be found here http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7752783#post7752783
More about the Helicoprion can be found here.
http://paleobiology.si.edu/helicoprion/

-Till next time

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