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I have heard multiple times that the smallest size is absolutely useless and nothing can be done except a blob with a mouth. No details, nothing interesting.

Well is it that it cant be done, or that they cant do it? I am challenging  people to make a creature with just two vertebra cool and interesting. I have been working on it a bit and I have come up with a few cool ones with just two vertebra, so it can be done!


Duster


Shadbush


Olmech


Bifolium- this guy animates great as he 'walks' on his hind antlers


Tsuga - he is all leg



What can you guys do with two vertebra?
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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 12:25:11 pm »
I made these guys using only 2 vertebrae:
Quetzalcoatl

Serpenron


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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 12:26:41 pm »
Oh, yeah! Two-vertebra creatures are my favorites.

Bacteer


Shroomlike


Plus some of my other creatures. Small creatures can be pretty cool, plus they'll add to the overall biodiversity when the game comes out. A planet without them would be missing a piece of the food chain.

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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 12:48:13 pm »
Two vertebra creatures don't have to be small, a couple of my two vertebra creatures are actually pretty big.

Argos and Argos Spawn are both early creatures. I was playing on the myth of argos of a thousand eyes and putting as many eyes as I could on there, same idea with the argos spawn, except a 'thousand mouths'.


Alien Octopoid


Chirri


Nahiir
This guy is all head and looks ugly as hell for sure, but looks aren't everything.


Caladan SeaUrchin
Dune fans will catch the reference here.


Hollowpom


Mortis Florae
It may be hard to tell, but this is a 2 vertebra creature.


Xenomultiplicity
I actually had to reduce it to two vertebra to get the heads on there, the size is mostly achieved by the large monopod leg.


I also have a couple of three vertebra and 4 vertebra creatures that are also small, but most of my two vertebra creatures are actually pretty big.

As for the Argos and Argos Spawn, I know the body jiggles all over the place, they can't help that thier bodies are a big sphereical blob.

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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 12:51:36 pm »
I've made several of them, they're a fun challenge. =)





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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 12:54:43 pm »
yea, two vertebrae work very well for getting a spherical body, although when you make it really big, it can jiggle all over the place.

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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 01:50:36 pm »
I'm guessing this doesn't allow for lots of arms and legs to simulate bodies?

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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 01:58:00 pm »
This guy is 2 vertebrae as well..I think so I don't remember.

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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 02:02:41 pm »


its an eyeball! get it?...get it?...I have such a great sense of humor! :P



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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2008, 09:05:39 am »
On average, this is a 1-vertebrae creature

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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2008, 10:27:34 am »
I'm starting to get the hang of combining limbs, so I made one of those creatures from Aeon Flux.



Oh, I just remembered this one's actually three or four vertebra, but the point is, it was an exercise in alternate body structures.
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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2008, 10:35:11 am »
I did this:


Also, is it possible to get a one vertebrae creature through a glitch of some kind?

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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2008, 05:50:55 pm »
I did this:


Also, is it possible to get a one vertebrae creature through a glitch of some kind?

Not that I know of.  It wouldn't help complexity, anyway, since you get 140 complexity points, vertebrae cost only 1 point, and everything else costs an even number of points.
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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2008, 07:46:41 am »
Brongo

Tolafrold


I know these guys are low on vertebra, I think I have a couple more but I have to check.
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Re: The two-vertebra creator challenge- can you make it interesting?
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2008, 07:49:47 am »
This is one I made. I like it a lot... if only the mouth didn't move around so much.