JB Manatee Version 2

Buddy the manatee has been put on hold for a while so I decided to go back and improve JB.
Most of the work is in his rigging as I have moved Buddy’s rig over to JB. I modified it slightly to take into account JB’s features and the main differences in his eye structures.

Here are some pictures of JB manatee version 2 with his new skeleton.


You can see here is eye is much more manatee like now. The rig is setup to eventually be able to close it in a similar way to a real manatee.

I fixed the topology issues in his tail that were there in version 1.

Here you can see his skeleton. The little manatee above him there is a reference object that contains some animatable parameters that control his functionality.