By Sebastien Gaucher
I created this picture with Softimage XSI EXP for the xsibase’s Hairy Animal contest. First of all I made some research on google and found two photos of a ferret, one from the side and one of the top of the head.
I used polygon modeling for the body and started with a simple cube. I made the head ﬁrst and tried to create the less faces as pos- sible or else there would be too much hair guides and work would be more difﬁcult.
The modeling of the body is quite simple, the topology is mainly cylindrical and the legs are extruded from 2 or 3 faces. It is very important to think about the thick- ness of the fur when modeling, you have to make the body thinner than on the reference photos..
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