Well, I've decided that I just had to do something about the lack of content on my site. And I did promise you that I'd be doing more detailed metamorphoses in the future especially with the hands. So here it is! A Morph between a human hand and a dog's paw.
I've used the hand from the MakeHuman project ([link]
) which allows me to freely use its mesh as long as I say...
Human hand mesh:
MakeHuman(c) mesh is released under MIT License
Copyright (c) 2001-2006 makehuman.org
I've also based my morph target using the image provided with Goldenwolf's
paw drawing tutorial ([link]
This has been my most advanced 3d Transformation so far as of 7/7/06. It incorporates multiple materials, vertex groups, material keys, and shape keys. This animation would have included the use of fur through the use of blender's particle system and controlling it through the use of wheight paint to modify the length and density of the fur, which sureley would have been a treat for you if you saw fur sprouting through the skin. Unfortunately, I do not know an ipo curve for the transition between the two values of weight paint and thus cannot controll the ability for this model to sprout fur.
My favorite part of the Transformation is the claws... but that's probbably just me.
Anyways... Please spill fourth your thoughts on this animation! I'd like to know what you think of it!