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Fan Creatures Recreated!
« on: April 24, 2008, 07:14:13 pm »
Well, if you look at the spore site (this page, in particular http://www.spore.com/screenshots.php#recreations ), you'll notice that Hydro's Naucean, LadyM's Mallen, Oviraptor's Vvukkrauur, Wydraz's Flaaarg, and Petreak's Mentripod have been recreated by members of the spore team, and people at NASA (why them, I don't know) have given...evolution evaluations or something.

Anyway, congrats to you guys.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2008, 07:32:04 pm by Gungnir »



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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 07:26:46 pm »
The fact that they added a whole section under screenshots makes me think that they're adding more.
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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 07:31:59 pm »
Well look at that, the spore team is still reads these forums. I almost feel bad for them.


And it looks like hydro will indeed not be the first to make his creature  :P

Neat, do you guys think they recreated them accurately? They don't look exactly like the original art but I for one was never expecting them to ever look exactly like the drawings because we have no idea what sorts of appendages are available. That they came so very close  in most cases bodes well.
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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 07:38:33 pm »
Not exactly what I excepted but its still awesome!! Woot!

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Hi Hydro,

Thanks for sharing Naucean, and all your character art, with us.  Your
concept creature has been chosen to be showcased on our website!  The
Maxis development team was very impressed. 

We recreated your idea in our creature editor, using slightly different
parts than those that you suggested.  Can't wait to see your next Spore
interpretation of Naucean! 

Maxis producer Guillaume Pierre modeled it and had this to say about
Naucean:
"I like the Naucean's part-dolphin part-bird look, especially the color
and shine of the skin. There are some strange appendages coming out of
its mouth."

We even had NASA's Astrobiology Institute evaluate your creature idea. 

NASA's evaluation:
"It appears to hail from aquatic origins with tentacles that would
function well in water to aid gathering of prey, and a tail that could
have once aided in swimming."

To see the Spore recreation of your creature, as well as NASA and
developer commentary, visit http://www.spore.com/screenshots.php

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« Last Edit: April 24, 2008, 07:42:40 pm by Hydromancerx »

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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 07:39:34 pm »
Very, very cool.  I would have loved ot see my Kratair up there, though that of course would be very, very unlikley.

Also, may I point out a post I made in the random speculation thread last week.

I also assume someone will end up making the Naucean before Hydro does.

Swish.  Called that one.
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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 07:42:57 pm »
I never expected my monstrosity to make it in there.

It first appeared in my preSpore comics last year here...
http://spore.strategyplanet.gamespy.com/prespore_08.html

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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 07:47:14 pm »
I knew Petreaks, LadyMs and Wydraz's ahead of time. Ovi's and Masons were a great surprise. They really got the Mallen looking just like the picture.

EDIT: The coolest part is the Mentripod and Swiftick concept drawings are made with the Creature Editor 3.0 that Huggs and I made. So its like having more than one of my species made since the CE 3.0 used my parts. :D

EDIT2: Things I will change once I get the editor in June would but making them have 4 eyes rather than 2, butting a nostril on the top of the head, perhaps diffrent hands and of course made it more blue gray rather than gray since the picture they worked from had the nano suit on which is silver-gray.
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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 07:56:48 pm »
I'm very happy for you guys. Just go's to show you can pretty much make anything you want in spore  ;D.

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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2008, 08:01:07 pm »
I also assume someone will end up making the Naucean before Hydro does.

Swish.  Called that one.

Technically i made one at E3 06 but it crashed the program. It was almost done too, was just putting on the tentacles last. But yeah they made it but with my permission.
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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 08:28:21 pm »
Is that a new video on the site, too?

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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2008, 08:32:08 pm »
Is that a new video on the site, too?

I figured it would be imposible to make the naucean face tentacles.
They got pretty close to photo resemblance.
I'm pretty sure those parts won't function as Hydro intended though. :-\

I like the once with a million parts and colors.
It shows the stretches of the color/texture editing ability.
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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2008, 09:45:04 pm »
Ahh that's so cool, and i'm sooo jealous.
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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2008, 10:04:58 pm »
Congrats to everyone who got their creatures in there, they look really cool but I'm sure you'll make them look even more like you want them to. I can't wait to get my hands on the full editor.

By the way, seems that assymetry is still in, if you look at one of the creature it has it's feet facing opposite directions (and from what we've heard from people who went to Yuris night, feet can only face one direction so they must be facing forward but each to the side), which then means that the creature has something on its right side that it doesn't have on the left :D
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Re: Fan Creatures Recreated!
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2008, 11:34:43 pm »
Sooo...lead coder employment at Maxis now, huh guys? Hehe, this is so cool. I'm basking, just basking(even though I got no credit  :P)

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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2008, 11:38:25 pm »
E-mail from Maxis.

Hey Everyone,

We've been keeping an eye on your fansites and the creature concept art many of you feature in forums and galleries has pretty much floored us. The ingenuity of these creations is astounding. We've had a lot of fun discussing your art and members of our development team have recreated a few fan concepts in our creature editor. Renders of these have been uploaded to the site, as well as developer commentary. We even sent off these creature concepts to NASA for evaluation from their Astrobiology
Institute. 

It's all up here: http://www.spore.com/screenshots.php

Also, we've been receiving more and more questions about the game, and have updated our FAQ section.

http://www.spore.com/faq.php

Finally, we have a couple new movies for you to check out.  See the developers discuss procedural animation or the new Yuri's Night movie
here:

http://www.spore.com/screenshots.php

Check back to Spore.com this week for more updates.

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