Guillermo Hernandez started an ambitious 3-D project on the SpinSquad LightWave forum.
His goal was to make a 3-D model of the entire series 2 scene. The dinosaur models
are complex and have very high polygon counts. Guillermo began working on a Stegosaurus
and a T. Rex and had asked other people to contribute other dinosaurs. One person
started a Pteranodon and another started a Triceratops. Unfortunately, it appears
that the project has died.
Michael Barrington’s 3-D Rasp
Here is a 3-D model of the evil Rasp. This was found on a forum called CG Talk and
was created by Michael Barrington. Michael decided to update Rasp for the future
with some original re-designs of the character. For example, he gave Rasp an "evolutionary"
hand and decided to have him wear protective armor. He's not 100% finished and he
mentioned wanting to create a dinosaur for him to ride on. Unfortunately, just like
Guillermo Hernandez, he seems to have stopped the project.
Redtachi’s Star Wars: Empire at War Mod
Redtachi started a very ambitious project - taking the PC game “Star Wars: Empire
at War” and modifying it to include Dino-Riders models. I think they came out pretty
cool - the weapons are very true to the toys. He intends to release this mod for
free whenever he completes it. Let’s hope he does.
Here is the place where people can show off their 3-D Dino Riders models. If you
have 3-D programming skills and you want to contribute Dino-Rider concepts, feel
free to send me an e-mail and I will gladly post them here.
Here is a cool picture of an armored Velociraptor that I found on a 3-D programming
message board. Although it doesn't look like a traditional Dino-Rider, I couldn't
help but notice the Dino-Rider style gun tips. As you can see from the picture, Juan
Manuel has some serious talent.
Wiese, a.k.a. Sebastian
Wiese, a.k.a. Sebastian, started an awesome Dino Riders project by creating 3-D versions
of some of the Rulon figures and dinosaurs using Blender. So far, he has created
Antor, Hammerhead, Rasp, Ankylosaurus and the Rulon Deinonychus. The models are
simple but are very accurate representations of the toys. So far created a few simple
animations but he may ultimately create a video game with the models. I can’t wait
to see more of his work and hopefully he will continue to create.