I used zbrush for the first time (which is a blast, now I want to start making characters..) in order to do detail on the birds, but they lost a lot of quality when I brought them back in to Houdini. I'm going to go back and see if I can't fix that. Special Thanks to Buddy for introducing me to the interface of ZBrush, and big one to Professor Clark for the opportunity to learn Houdini.
We also had a special visit from a few artists from Side FX who told us about the company and gave us some amazing tutorials (and some free tshirts :]).
Final modeling piece and progress on procedural animation piece coming soon!