But what *is* a "Digital Wolf"? Existing in the digital world meant mass, matter, and material were no object, and I quickly exhausted all manner of possible designs, from wolves dissolving into pixels to ones made of pure energy.
Solid wolves proved preferrable to more abstract ones, and with a direction of "friendly but noble", more concepts for Lycos were drawn up.
The final design of Lycos, rendered with a concept for how he would emerge from the 'code' behind the scenes of whatever program the user was running at the time.
Although the project was put on hold as the library developed, Lycos entered the modeling phase, with the rough model below created by then-student Jordan Lang, which I then skinned with one of my many concepts for an animation presentation.