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Steamthrower
02-20-2008, 09:20 AM
Hi,

This is a model of an invisible photorealistic character that I did. It was all done in Lightwave with a lot of postwork in Photoshop.

This character model was used in several scenes in The Eye (2008) but you can't see him.

Enjoy, and critiques appreciated! This is a screen grab from the film itself so apologies for the grainy artifacts.

Mitja
02-20-2008, 09:49 AM
I was going to write: Hey, maybe it's just me, but ... it's all white!
Another example that reading the entire post is a good thing!
BTW, exellent work, one of your best! ;)

Otterman
02-20-2008, 09:52 AM
Very nice, can we see your wireframes?

Steamthrower
02-20-2008, 09:59 AM
Very nice, can we see your wireframes?
Actually...um...*look around wildly grasping for excuse*...wireframes belong to Sony Imageworks...it's their NDA they had me sign...or something...

Mitja
02-20-2008, 11:42 AM
...*look around wildly grasping for excuse*...
You could post the wires of that! I would like too see in detail...

DogBoy
02-20-2008, 11:46 AM
Is it nodally shaded? Can you show the network? It is way cool :bowdown:

Steamthrower
02-20-2008, 12:12 PM
Actually the only so-called "shaders" I used was an excessive use of the Corona plugin.

Infinite
02-20-2008, 05:12 PM
This kind of filthy soft pornography shouldnt be allowed!! You call that anatomy!! pah!!

Hopper
02-20-2008, 05:28 PM
Hey .. wait just a darned minute. That's MY character! The only decent piece I've ever done .. and it was stolen by Sony. That was my avatar for the longest time.

tyrot
02-20-2008, 05:50 PM
dear inigo

oh my God! it's full of STARS!

BEST

DogBoy
02-20-2008, 07:18 PM
This kind of filthy soft pornography shouldnt be allowed!! You call that anatomy!! pah!!

There is no call for that kind of prudery. It is Art.

Steamthrower
02-20-2008, 07:48 PM
You despicable persons, you deign to call yourselves "CG Artists"? When finally you see something worth showcasing, you start hemmign and hawing until it is absolutely disgusting.

My render must be so majestic that it blinds your eyes. I bet all you people see (with the exception of Dogboy) is a blank screen.

Hopper
02-20-2008, 08:17 PM
My render must be so majestic that it blinds your eyes. I bet all you people see (with the exception of Dogboy) is a blank screen.
Blinding, no... but now that I've stared at it for 10 minutes searching for some art, I DO see a nice white square in my eye everytime I blink!

Ahhhhh ... oh I get it .. it's impressionist art! You look ... it leaves an impression on your retina.. :D

In that case... AWESOME!!! I like it. I can see you've made extensive use of the occlusion shader.

squeegie
02-20-2008, 08:21 PM
Thanks for my new desktop image! I am now the envy of all who venture into my my office.

Steamthrower
02-20-2008, 08:31 PM
HopperZ: The day I show you wireframes is the day you take that darn FLEA OFF MY SCREEN!

Hopper
02-20-2008, 08:56 PM
HopperZ: The day I show you wireframes is the day you take that darn FLEA OFF MY SCREEN!
Wires please. :tongue:

Steamthrower
02-21-2008, 07:05 AM
Wires please. :tongue:

Is there an emoticon that shows a guy resting his head wearily upon the edge of a desk in a cubicle?

Steamthrower
02-21-2008, 07:17 AM
The poly flow on this model (heck, just getting the edgelooping right) was a real pain.

Andyjaggy
02-21-2008, 09:23 AM
Nice edge loops.

OOZZEE
02-21-2008, 11:59 AM
I like that character... I`ve never seen one so clear.

what was the absorption level on that material you used?

Steamthrower
02-21-2008, 12:48 PM
134,987,398.00?

Is that the right number?

Hopper
02-21-2008, 04:05 PM
The poly flow is ok, but you've got some wrinkles.

Steamthrower
02-21-2008, 04:38 PM
The character is 83 years old in the movie.

I feel like I'm having to explain lots of things to small children. Like explaining an Escher engraving.

"Okay, it's not really like that kids, look upside down..."

RudySchneider
02-21-2008, 05:05 PM
"Okay, it's not really like that kids, look upside down..."


Ahhhhhhhhh! Now I understand a bit more about "thinking outside the box." Actually, it's more like "think outside the thread..."

MarkAH
02-22-2008, 03:05 PM
Hey it reminds me of the Tutorials!

Steamthrower
02-22-2008, 03:12 PM
Uh, yeah, actually! This is the product of my tutorials.

RudySchneider
02-22-2008, 03:42 PM
Uh, yeah, actually! This is the product of my tutorials.

Ah, and on which tutorial(s) might that be? Texturing, displacement nodes, mesh reduction, and/or non-organics?

Hopper
02-22-2008, 03:57 PM
Ah, and on which tutorial(s) might that be? Texturing, displacement nodes, mesh reduction, and/or non-organics?
I'm thinking it's the one on the new Spaghettification Node. It turns any decent model into a cluster fu*k instantly and clears all undo buffers. :D

Steamthrower
02-22-2008, 04:06 PM
Heh. Why did I never think of that one before? A Lightwave virus.

I once wrote a couple of Windows batch file viruses (slow day at work)...I did one that would eternally open new instances of Notepad until your computer died. Don't get me wrong, I never distributed them. Promise.

Hopper
02-22-2008, 04:18 PM
Heh. Why did I never think of that one before? A Lightwave virus.

I once wrote a couple of Windows batch file viruses (slow day at work)...I did one that would eternally open new instances of Notepad until your computer died. Don't get me wrong, I never distributed them. Promise.
Hah! Nice!. Reminds me of a similar situation a few years back. Myself and another developer did something similar in that we attached a DCOM DLL to Explorer.exe. Everytime Explorer sent an update event, Notepad would open. But when they closed it, it would open a new Notepad instance on someone else's machine in the office. So when they closed Notepad, it did the same on someone else's machine ... and so on .. and so on ... Talk about a laugh riot... well for about 10 minutes anyway. We couldn't get people to stop so everyone's system started to crater. It took us about 3 days to kill the DLL off of everyone's system.

Scatter
02-23-2008, 05:07 AM
pffffft... it looks like a poser import to me.

SHENANIGANS! :mad:

*Pete*
02-23-2008, 09:38 AM
yeah, its poser import...but i do like the artistic posing of the..eh, man or woman...err..person.

the black edges of the image are the most disturbing of all, they should be either darker black or completely white...but as they are now, it really takes the focus away from the character.