This model has a clean geometry based on quads and loops. It is FULLY RIGGED AND ANIMATED and comes with Maya settings for mental ray renderer. The feathers are modeled separately.
.mb (maya 2012 binary) .ma (maya 2012 ascii)
The Maya 2012 formats are set with the '3' hotkey for the geometry approximation preview and render.
Total:24676 main:2532 feathers:22144
This model is rigged with a bit complex setup and expressions but easier for an animator to use the NURBS primitive control objects to help achieve realistic animations of the the wings, limbs and torso .Control objects can be easily manipulated through the transform tools to achieve desired animations. Also a readme is accompanied to give better understanding of the bird controls. Five animation sets have been included in frames 1-402 and are defined below:
1) Wing Cycle (1 -40) 2) Flap to glide (41 – 80) 3) Glide (81-200.) 4) Perching in a place (210-340) 5) Perch to take off (341-402)
You can download all the animations (402 frames) playblast in the promotional download section (maya window playblast - no motion blur)
(No Plug-in Required) NO POSTWORK ON THESE RENDERS (mental ray)