Anyone interested in my progress:
Here are some renders of the skin.
Now I just have to rig the bones, joints, and controllers. Problem is, the instructions I have are for a humanoid, so I'm going to have a lot of trial&error. Very time consuming.
"How do you tell? I mean, what sex a dragon is?"
"You could try asking. Very Politely."
--- I think the book was called Enchanter by Bailey.
I think I have the rig and controls 99% working. Now just a matter of binding the skin to the joints--seriously PITA (pain in the patutie)
Where's the fun in using someone else's model? The whole point was to build my own.
And at this point, it's a matter of weight-painting (assigning the polys&nodes to the joints I want them to respond to--not always the nearest).
And hoping the rig doesn't break somewhere along the way.
Time for some updates.
Have the rig done.
Now I'm trying to weight-paint (attach the vertexes to the correct joints in the correct proportion). Does not help that the tools do not work as advertised.