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Happy Hour: February 24th, 2017 Summary Written Friday 24th of February 2017 at 11:57am by CanadianSyrup

Today's Happy Hour will feature Josh Herman creating a creature concept LIVE on the show, check it out!

As per usual, anything said during the show is subject to change by CIG and may not always be accurate at the time of posting. Also any mistakes you see that I may have missed, please let me know so I can correct them. Enjoy the show!

TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read)

  • Today's Happy Hour featured the first live concept of a creature for Star Citizen. Josh Herman sculpted the creature live with suggestions from the forum thread earlier and polls during the stream to create a creature of the community's choosing.
  • The initial type of creature chosen was a flying spider hybrid.
  • The livestream poll results were as followed:
    • Hostile or Friendly: Hostile
    • Predator or Prey: Predator
    • How many Legs, 6-7-8-9-10: 9
    • Weapon, Stinger, Grabby Hands, Single Poker:  Stinger
    • Size, Small, Medium, Large, Huge: Huge
    • How many eyes, A few, A bunch, All of the eyes: All of the Eyes.
  • The end result was a terrifying flying spider with a massive stinger that was the size of something a grown man could walk underneath.
  • The name will be decided by the community via forum post on the site!
  • Also the Anvil Hurricane is now on sale! Check out the concept sale on the RSI website.


  • The show is live, but the sound is absolutely horrible... It sounds like he's a demon..

  • Audio has been fixed and they're redoing intros! Josh Herman, Character Art Director will be making a new creature today. Also joining them is Tyler Nolan.

  • Some of the top suggestions in the forum post were spiders, many different types of them, a flying creature, and an honorable mention was a hybrid reptilian wolf.

  • So they're going to make a hybrid of a spider and flying creature. Currently they're having a poll on whether the creature should be aggressive or friendly.

  • Josh is using Z-brush to create the creature and its functionality is like you're working with clay.

  • Josh is going over a variety of different ideas with the body. He could try to make it where the creature could hide back into its shell, or a beetle like shell.

  • The second poll is, "Is this thing a predator, or prey?"

  • Josh Herman used to work at Legacy FX, Naughty Dog on Uncharted 3, as well as Marvel. He wanted to focus more on games because in film it's a huge project that involves a lot of people and you don't have much say in what happens. In games your opinion matters more and being able to do what Josh is doing now is why he's here.

  • The poll has ended and Predator has won by a landslide! So now he's going to work on the legs of the creature.

  • The next poll is how many legs should the spider have?

  • Sean Tracy has crashed the show and wants a space whale, but they refuse. He wants a spacewhale with legs.

  • The Anvil Hurricane has now gone live on the website. Head to the website to see the new concept sale.

  • Jeremiah Lee is poking his head in now! Everyone wants to say hi it seems.

  • Josh made a really awesome looking leg and the tool allowed him to mirror it across the body to save time, but now they're trying to figure out where to put the 9th leg.

  • Annnnd the Spider is now tap dancing, Josh is a wizard.

  • They're still dancing around the joke of what the 9th leg would be, we all know what joke it is, but no one wants to say it.

  • The next poll is what kind of weapon the creature will have: Stinger, Grabby Hands, or Single Poker.

  • Single Poker and Stinger are neck and neck currently.

  • To a vote of 293-290, the stinger won the vote.

  • Now he's playing around with either a stinger being on the bottom like a bee, or a scorpion.

  • If the stinger is like a Scorpion, Josh has to figure out a way to make the wings work as they would collide, so the idea of a gliding spider is being worked on.

  • After adding some wings on the sides, they're toying with making the stinger gimbled, yes a gimbled stinger. Size 2

  • The next poll is up! How big should the spider be: Small, Medium, Large, HUGE.

  • HUGE apparently means dinosaur sized, as soon as that was said huge won by a massive margin.

  • So the final shape is pretty much done, also Josh quickly saved the project since he hadn't done any saves yet.

  • Above them in the studio is a skylight and something big enough flew over it and make it dark for a second and freaked everyone out because they thought maybe, the very thing they created came to life.

  • Another poll: How many eyes: A few, A bunch, All of the eyes.

  • All of the eyes won of course. Now they're talking about making the spider able to see more than just above it, but also below it.

  • Josh changed the type of brush and the texture made it really bumpy and just horrifying.

  • So Josh decided to add a human to give some scale and... the spider meshed perfectly with the crotch area, everyone just died laughing and Lando questions his position. The scale of this thing is massive... you can walk under the creature almost, that's how big it is.

  • So... now they decided to make a mount for someone to sit on the creature. Also no, ridable creatures are not a thing.

  • That's the end of the concept. It's a terrifying creation of a flying stinging spider. If you want to name it, there will be a thread on the site to post your suggestion.

  • That's the end of the show! Thanks for watching!


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