Thoracosaurus neocesariensis

Thoracosaurus neocesariensis

Monday, January 18, 2010

Large Alligator Motion Reference!

Great day today! Jason Poole and I drove up to Allenwood, PA to visit Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. There were lots of cool things there, and they showed us around a bit behind the scenes of the place (including off-display animals, and the shop where they build all the custom habitats). It's a really cool place and I highly recommend it to anybody interested in zoology. The best part of the day is when we were able to shoot some video footage of their 11.5 foot alligator, Rocky. We had two cameras and were able to capture the large fellow standing up, turning around, and slumping into the water from two different angles. The weight of this guy was very impressive. This should prove to be very helpful for the Thoracosaurus motions, since they are both very large crocodylians (the Thoracosaurus is estimated around 14-17ft long). I also shot some additional footage of the gator's skin for texture reference. The staff was all very friendly and very helpful. Thanks Clyde, Chad, and staff for letting this happen!

Alligator Motion Reference from Evan Boucher on Vimeo.

Also, Many more stitched scans to come later this week...

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