View Full Version : Character: Xenodroid

02-13-2007, 10:38 AM
Modelled and rendered in Lightwave 9. Been playing about with this for sometime. Comments and crits appreciated.


02-13-2007, 05:00 PM
Wow! I like it. Pretty strange. Somewhere between TRON and the Lawnmover Man.. also looks a little bit like a super hero from a Marvel Comic.

How did You made those strange textures?

02-14-2007, 07:03 AM
Thanks, Dirk. The psychedelic textures were made by cropping an hdri sunset and ramping up the reflectivity and luminosity, adding incidence angle gradients to the channels. The wires are 2 point polys, a variation on a couple of android characters 'Calculus Girl' and 'Strangeness' made a while back. It was fun messing with the surfacing nodes though the hard part was building and editing the generic male mesh :)


02-14-2007, 03:14 PM
very original. I'd love to see all the blue lines giving off that Tron like light. They seem to be to flat. It could really be dramatic to have a nice lighting/glowing effect to them.

02-14-2007, 03:53 PM
As usual wonderfully wierd and distinctive - I agree about the Tron / lawnmower man, but I think there's also a touch of the fantastic 4 / Galactus there and maybe the french scifi graphics?

Can we see some more? What is he going to do?

02-16-2007, 03:57 AM

Thanks, yes it was a bit of an oversight not to increase the glow effect. The controls were more or less set to default.


Thanks for the kind words, I'm having a go at some alternate renders. It's very influenced by 1960s Marvel - Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko's work was bizarre yet completely believable. It's also impossible to escape from Moebius if you're into off the wall sci-fi art. Also the psychedelic weirdness of 'Yellow Submarine' is wonderful. Someone pointed out a 'Micronauts' influence which was subliminal though I loved those toys as a kid.

02-20-2007, 03:41 PM
Another render (with a little Photoshop) :)


02-20-2007, 04:40 PM
Cool stuff! Being an old Tron fanboy it brings back old memories :)
Very original work. Would have loved to see a smooth shaded snapshot from modeler just to see your model a bit more clearly. :thumbsup:

02-21-2007, 05:51 AM
Totally mad design - must be the work of a genius :)