My name is Nils, I live in Brussels and I am (re)creating extinct animals…
Captivated by the past, I studied early humans and their natural habitat at the university.
That being said, I am amazed by aaaalll the amazing animal and plant species that have inhabited the planet Earth in the past.
Spending days imagining the nature and landscapes of the past, I wanted to recreate them virtually.
Leaving my reveries, I quickly realized that imagining, sculpting, texturing and animating extinct animals in a credible way required patience.
Thus, because I think it might be helpful, I came up with the idea of creating a unified UE4 library of (extinct) animals, highly customizable and ready to be included in a game. A library that I named Hulpen.
Having spent a year since late 2016 to do some research and preliminary work, I made a list of animals that I wanted to recreate first : I decided to recreate animals from the late **Cretaceous **(because we “all” grew up with Jurassic park !) and the late **Eocene **(because, yes, BBC - Walking with Beasts).
I will submit an animal each week. (First submit: december 1st).
- Each animal is visually adaptable (gender and age, health, skin details, scars, dust and mud, feathers, …).
- Each animal is animated.
- Each animal has an artificial intelligence capable of interacting with each Hulpen animal and plant.
- Each animal has an exact skeleton, viscera and a vascular system. Yes :).
The price will stay attractive and accessible.
- Stay tuned, Dr Sattler and Dr Grant …and encourage me if you have the kindness and the time !