This was for a speed modeling computer graphics contest. It had to be done in 4 hours and the theme was Crazy Christmas Critter. I didn’t get the Christmas part in there but it is a crazy critter.
This is my first success at merging a computer generated item with a photograph. First I modeled a creature. The urban chameleon is a wild animal suited to urban life. It can change color and shape to fit in to its surroundings.
To merge the chameleon with the photo I placed a plane under it with a shadow catcher texture. That makes the plane visible only where the shadows are. The rest is transparent to the background which is white in this image. Then I merged and adjusted the image in Paint Shop Pro.