June 2016

Summer Projects 

Natur3e's Wonders Lizard

 I am currently finishing up the Hivewire3D Winged Horse project with CWRW and hope to have the set out soon. The model will support most of available Horse breeds (all breeds except "the Beast").  The default Bay Horse texture will be included with the models, and mini-texture sets of the other breeds by CWRW  will appear based down the road.

On the Nature's Wonders front, I'm getting closer to the Lizard model release. The model will "remix" to a number of different lizard species. The base model will by patterned after the Fence Lizard, which in common through the US and Mexico.  I'm guessing this will arrive in the Hivewire3D store in July.

The modernizing of the Songbird ReMix CR2 bases project is going to be a slow process with almost 800 birds to convert and update.  It will take the rest of the year to complete. This approach also means that you will need to transfer any Songbird ReMix products purchased at my former publisher to Hivewire3D to get the updates. If you haven't, please take advantage of Hivewire's product transfer program that will allow you to keep your purchased products current. 

Open Rendering Season Contest Closes June 22nd

The Opening Rendering Season Contest is winding down and will close on June 22nd. There's still time to get in your entry! Contest winners will be announced on July 4th. This contest, as always, is a thank-you to my customers and gives all a chance to show the best in 3D bird art (and a chance to win some great prizes).

Updates and Downloads

  • Free additional Kiwis in Downloads

  • Upcoming Products

  • Songbird ReMix Asia Volumes 1-4
  • Songbird ReMix Hornbills
  • Songbird ReMix Peafowl

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