Subnautica Sand Shark Concept Art - Subnautica

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imageSubnautica Sand Shark Concept Art - Subnautica

Subnautica is going to feature a world full of creatures. Some might be friendly, others not so much. The Sand Shark concept piece by Cory shows a creature that might...

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  • HughHugh Cameraman San Francisco, CASuper Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2010-04-18 Member: 71444Posts: 1,779 admin
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  • abYsssabYsss Members Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72433Posts: 71 Fully active user
    Am I right to assume from this picture, that you will at least partially try to simulate a working food chain?

    Because that would be pretty cool.

    Looking at the numerous teeth in the sharks mouth I also wonder, if there will be some type of cleaner fish.
    Maybe a particularly brave one, who attempts to clean the sand sharks teeth.
    Possibly that fluffy colour ball is being chased, because he did a bad job at it.
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  • JektJekt Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2012-02-05 Member: 143714Posts: 1,543 Advanced user
    Brilliant art as usual.
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  • DC_DarklingDC_Darkling Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver Join Date: 2003-07-10 Member: 18068Posts: 4,381 Advanced user
    I second the idea of a working food chain.
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  • PogoPPogoP Environment Artist Members, NS2 Developer, Constellation Join Date: 2004-01-31 Member: 25827Posts: 455 Advanced user
    Lovely design on that thing, nice work Cory!
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  • MelancorMelancor Members Join Date: 2003-12-15 Member: 24415Posts: 201 Fully active user
    4 eyes look ridiculous. There's no reason, no creature has 4 eyes.
  • sickboysickboy Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-09-13 Member: 20804Posts: 231 Advanced user
    Melancor wrote: »
    4 eyes look ridiculous. There's no reason, no creature has 4 eyes.

    Actually, several do. You can search to find out more about them. Also, no harm in making it fantastical... from what I understand, Subnautica isn't intended to be a realism simulator.
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  • Laosh'RaLaosh'Ra Members Join Date: 2011-12-09 Member: 137232Posts: 905 Fully active user
    4 eyes look ridiculous. There's no reason, no creature has 4 eyes.
    having 2 eyes gives you 3d visual information. but if their field of vision does not overlap (as would be the case with eyes pointing sideways), that will obviously not work. having 2 eyes on each side makes up for that, giving 3d vision on both sides and also a huge field of view in total. so i think this makes sense.
    and as sickboy pointed out, some existing creatures have more than 2 eyes, e.g. spiders.
  • ZekZek Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2002-11-10 Member: 7962Posts: 4,690 Advanced user
    edited July 2014
    Laosh'Ra wrote: »
    4 eyes look ridiculous. There's no reason, no creature has 4 eyes.
    having 2 eyes gives you 3d visual information. but if their field of vision does not overlap (as would be the case with eyes pointing sideways), that will obviously not work. having 2 eyes on each side makes up for that, giving 3d vision on both sides and also a huge field of view in total. so i think this makes sense.
    and as sickboy pointed out, some existing creatures have more than 2 eyes, e.g. spiders.

    To be fair none of them are pointed forward, which is less than ideal for using its mouth on anything, let alone small moving targets.
  • BensonBenson Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow Join Date: 2012-03-07 Member: 148303Posts: 1,296 Advanced user
    The eyes of a hammerhead shark aren't pointed forward either ;)
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  • Cannon_FodderAUSCannon_FodderAUS Brisbane, AUMembers, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2013-06-23 Member: 185664Posts: 877 Advanced user
    @Benson, was just about to say that when reading this thread.
    Also, even insects with "2" eyes (eg a fly), actually has many more than that. As each eye is a compound eye (meaning there are many segregated photo receptors, and each of these is an eye).

    Cool pic btw.
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  • LumpNLumpN Members, Subnautica Developer Join Date: 2002-10-30 Member: 1725Posts: 143 Advanced user
    Gotta love the sandshark. He's obviously having way too much fun. You can see him go "weeeeeeeeeeeeee" when jumping out of the sand. Everything he does he does for fun and delight -- even crushing your bones. Nothing personal, you know. He's the cookie monster of the sea. Try not to be the cookie.

    Well at least that's my (entirely made up) background story for this guy.
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    Pretty spot on, LumpN.
  • Cannon_FodderAUSCannon_FodderAUS Brisbane, AUMembers, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2013-06-23 Member: 185664Posts: 877 Advanced user
    edited August 2014
    Things a bit quiet atm, The sand shark mouth reminds me of a skulk mouth (with the dislocating jaw), and the fish being chased a hive (with the little back blow holes).
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