In the South of Thailand keeping caged birds is very popular. By far the most popular bird is the Red-Whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) with its beautiful singing voice. Known locally as 'Nok Krong Hua Juk' (literally 'crested cagebird') their owners regularly get together to show off the birds in singing competitions...
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(4AUG13 VERSION 2 UPDATE: added the missing wood texture images. Alternatively download the images manually from http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/26621/#395336 )
This low resolution (1745 vertices/980 faces) model represents the most basic and simplest style of cage - a dozen or so square-sectioned pieces of wood form the basic frame, shorter pieces of wood are used to make the perch and door, and simple wooden doweling is used for the bars.
You'll probably want a freebie bird model to put in this freebie cage. Two suggestions:
- Papasmrfe's Bird: (semi-realistic) free from ShareC - http://www.sharecg.com/v/68060/
- LiluBird: (toon style) free from here - http://blueplum.sakura.ne.jp/sazanami/Original%20doll.htm
And for those of you who have the basic DAZ3D Songbird (it can be purchased from http://www.daz3d.com/songbird) I've included a couple of Poser files to help with that too. You need to buy, download and install the DAZ Songbird separately to make use of these files. They incorporate a very simplistic Red Whiskered Bulbul texture, crest morph, and bill morph. As in the promo image above.
3rd August 2013