View Full Version : Machineflesh 3D Challenge Entry: Mike Polizos
03-17-2004, 07:33 AM
Mike Polizos has entered the Machineflesh 3D Challenge.
03-17-2004, 07:44 AM
Ok guys this will be interesting!
Best luck to all of you and may the best win!
:beer: :beer: :beer:
03-17-2004, 08:01 AM
And best luck to u 2! This is goin to be real fun, let it rock!:beer: :buttrock: :beer:
03-17-2004, 08:18 AM
03-17-2004, 09:19 AM
Ok guys already start working ,I am super excited with this stuff!
This is a first concept scetch! As you can see is a mermaid!
03-17-2004, 11:17 AM
Ok here is the first concept scetch!
A Mermaid with mechanic parts that will explain how they work in the future!
Best luck to all of you guys and may the best win!
03-17-2004, 11:48 AM
I like this one :thumbsup:
I think the upper part should mostly be human though, especially the head.
So when you start looking at the image it just smoothly mends into the mechanic parts.
03-17-2004, 01:22 PM
That was what I had in mind RAPT0R!
Although I will have some mech on the upper body!
As for the head, yes it will be full flesh except of the eyes that there will be a mechanism that make the Mermaid see even better below the water and when she is on the surface it will become darker! :)
I'll post a better scetch soon!
more to come...
03-17-2004, 01:50 PM
Could be interesting to see the operation on this
one -- just imagine the unique conditions that a
mermaid specific surgery ward could offer!
Tracking this one!
03-17-2004, 02:26 PM
Thanks Tony, be plugged more are coming!
03-17-2004, 03:00 PM
Adding some details!
More is coming!
03-17-2004, 03:05 PM
Nice concept, keep on drawing! :)
03-17-2004, 03:36 PM
Cool... very beautiful... I wish I could draw like that
But I think you shouldn`t spend much time drawing...
Go on modeling ;) :beer:
Wish you luck.
03-17-2004, 04:45 PM
<<ThirdEye>> Thanks for the reply man! Hope you follow this work! :) :beer:
<<R.Vor>> Thanks man! Well I wouldn't say that this is a drawing but concepting"! :)
I will have to keep drawing until the final concept looks good, and then start modeling! Of course more details will be added while modeling! :)
More to come...
03-17-2004, 05:01 PM
But concept isn`t judged, isn`t it.
Look at my concept :p, I can`t draw at all, it`s more like formality I think...
03-17-2004, 06:07 PM
Well I always believed that the concept/idea is 70% of the cg work!
Anyhow I don't judged you from your drawing at all !!! (and who am I anyway who will judge you)!
Best luck man!
03-17-2004, 07:20 PM
good luck buddy :thumbsup:
03-17-2004, 07:45 PM
Very good idea!!
So all the Finparts are mechanical and the rest organic? Some kind of artificial mermaid! very interesting, I will be following this :thumbsup:
03-17-2004, 07:50 PM
A very interesting concept so far - mermaids is just about the last thing that enters my mind when a word like 'machineflesh' appears before me.
That just HAS to mean this is very original, hence excellent.
EDIT: And I agree that the concept is 70% (if not even more) of the work here... Amen to that.
03-17-2004, 09:54 PM
Thanks for the replys gyus!
<<MistaT>> Good to see you again man!
<<Dreamwave>> Yeap that's the main idea! Stay plugged!
BTW Are you inside???
<<JamesMK>> Thanks man!
Waiting your sketches!
03-18-2004, 12:21 AM
way to go Mike :beer:
03-18-2004, 06:47 AM
less talking, more working :wavey:
waiting for concept/modeling... :beer:
03-18-2004, 10:41 AM
<<Antnik>> Stay plugged Antoni! ΒΤW for how long are you going to be ill! :)
I think I would be ready to post some modeling progress soon! Skethces finished for now!
I think is time just to stop posting skethces ! ;)
((If I got the time maybe I put some mech-dolphins diving below her ;) but first priority is the mermaid))
03-18-2004, 02:44 PM
Can`t wait to see other milestones :bounce:
Btw are you going to model her in that pose (sketch pose) or are going to siply model her and then rig ?
03-18-2004, 04:27 PM
Nop I will model her and then rig her!
First draft model will be uploaded in a while!
Be plugged! :rolleyes:
03-18-2004, 04:35 PM
Hehe, make sure u make her a waterproof and rustprotected tail...
style fulfulls function ;)
bring it on bring it on!:scream: :beer:
03-18-2004, 05:03 PM
Ok guys I have just start modeling her! This is the begin of her tail! Quite simple at this stage, there are still few thinks to add!
Don't remember if I mensioned, made in 3Ds max 5!
03-18-2004, 05:18 PM
And here is a bigger version!
03-18-2004, 05:28 PM
Nice going there mike...
ill be checking the progress:beer: :beer:
03-18-2004, 05:33 PM
Nice... Nice... But perhaps you should make ... err (don`t know other word) mech. ass :)
And I think there`s a lot of polys... it`s 2 iteration ain`t it ?
I see nobody isn`t critique`ing anything... maybe I shouldn`t, or should I ? :beer:
03-18-2004, 05:44 PM
<<Agilers>> Thanks man, be plugged!
<<R.Vor>> Ok, first this is a draft version there are still thinks to go!
Maybe the shader confuses you but is not not even close to the final along with the lighting!
About the iretations, they works fine to me so no problem with that!
Sehe is going to be beautifull and smooth and not sharp!
After all she is a mermaid!
Thanks and stay plugged more are comming!
03-18-2004, 06:07 PM
wow that is looking great.
Would it work better to break up the tail into seperate sections and have them overlap in a more lopster tail fashion? Right now they seem like a solid piece.
03-18-2004, 07:06 PM
Ok Claymation I think that solves the problem!
Also have small update on the details!
More are coming!
03-18-2004, 07:13 PM
that's a very good start
remind me some Sorayma work
03-18-2004, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by mikepol |3D|
<<Dreamwave>> Yeap that's the main idea! Stay plugged!
BTW Are you inside???
I will! but what do you mean with 'are you inside'?
First modeling looks great, it looks organic, but definatly mechanic at the same time :thumbsup:
03-18-2004, 08:29 PM
Great start. just 1 little thing, id turned the overlaps of the plates the other way (aerodynamic...) cuz i think, she is supposed to swim forward ;)
What do u think? Keep us updated mate!:beer: :buttrock:
03-18-2004, 09:25 PM
<<Jjack>> Thanks man! More are coming!
<<Dreamwave>> If you are in this challenge!
<<the1st_angel>> Well I may do that, you are kind of right!
:beer: :beer: :beer:
03-18-2004, 11:22 PM
Looking cool, I like the details. The fin part (on the bottom) looks a little plain, planning to add some detail in modeling/displacement hopefully, maybe ridges or something... looking very cool, I like your concepts too!
03-19-2004, 06:32 AM
Thanks man! Well the detailing isn't done! I am still working on the the bottom part as well as in the hole thing!
It is quite simple at this stage!
03-19-2004, 12:17 PM
Ok just some improvments on the holes and more details!
I am still working on the lower part!
03-19-2004, 12:28 PM
Nice concept. Possibly try putting a scale bump map on the tail to give it a more of a Organic Mecha hybrid feel. Otherwise keep it up. I look forward to your final product.
03-19-2004, 02:42 PM
Well maybe I'll play with something like that later!
For now I think I will remove the spikes from the lower part!
What do you thing guys!
03-20-2004, 08:34 AM
Yep... you should definetely remove those spikes... everything else is good.
03-20-2004, 09:41 AM
The next update will be huge so long time to post ftom now! No talking modeling now, remember :) !
03-22-2004, 01:50 PM
Ok I think the tail had some problem that I fixed in this update!
As for the lower part, I thought of it and I thing that it would be all flesh because it must move easily, as it will be this, that control the mermaid!
Any suggestions/crtitics are welcomed!
03-22-2004, 04:03 PM
And the perpective view!
03-22-2004, 09:02 PM
looking nice already.. :) keep up the good work
03-22-2004, 10:25 PM
Thanks ivo D!
More aree coming stay tuned!
03-23-2004, 01:25 AM
hey, looking good... personally, I'd make the fin look more metalic... do you have any surfacing presets?
keep it up. I'll check back.:thumbsup:
03-23-2004, 04:44 AM
Lookin really good. Does the other side look similar? It might look cool to have a ridge goin up the other side. Anyway, it's lookin really good, keep it up.
03-23-2004, 04:55 AM
myea i dont see this one swimming in the sea.. , more just like swimming through the air,that fits it better :rolleyes:
PS: IF YOU HAVE SOME POINTERS FOR MY CONCEPT AND WIP
pLZ LET ME KNOW , **see links below**
03-23-2004, 07:16 AM
<<imscifi>> Thanks imscifi I'll do that later! Stay tuned! :beer:
<<ivo D>> That's a great idea, a mermaid who fly and swim! I may think of that already! Thanks mate! Stay plugged man!
Also think I rename this thread to mechmaid! :) :)
More are coming!
03-23-2004, 10:29 AM
Give some more details and fixed a bit the shaders as aked but they are not final at all!
What do you think?
03-23-2004, 10:38 AM
Good going boy! I would sugest to proceed rughly to the rest of the body before proceed to extreeme detailing.
03-23-2004, 10:59 AM
KAI DOSE XERETISMATA STON ANTONI KAI TON GRIGORI...:bounce:
03-23-2004, 11:18 AM
well done mate, i sugest also to make some rough surfaces to make more variety in the metal part .
nice going ...
keep it up
03-23-2004, 01:53 PM
<<Severian>> Thanks man for the reply! I haven't notice you post sorry! I'll post a back render this afternoon! Stay tuned!
<<Cgkoko>> I will play a bit more with this and the start the upper body! You are right about adding the very details at the end and that is what I will do! :)
Thanks and stay plugged!
<<DimitrisLiatsos>> I have already gave them man! :) Thanks for the reply!
<<splotch>> Thanks mate, well I think, if I put some rough surfaces, I'll do at the ending of the hole model!
Stay pluuged more are coming !!!
03-23-2004, 02:06 PM
Very good job, your mermaid, i like the concept :)
But, why did u make the tail larger before the end ?
It looks like she as some feet in the tail :P
03-23-2004, 02:18 PM
Great work so far!:bounce:
May i suggest something here?
Try to "ruin" the perfect symmetry throughout the model.
So far, you've done a great job. Now, work in each side at
a time and add more details, different to either sides.
Also, you could add some big scratches or scars, so this
creature won't look as if it just came out of a production
factory. you could do that also with textures and bump
or displacement maps.
Remember though. Irregularity is the key here...
Keep up the fantastic work! Colors look great! :applause:
03-23-2004, 02:25 PM
Starting to get some shapes and details here..... I like the colors, though a slight warning to stay clear of any iMac excesses.
I love the concept. Your modelling progress is looking very nice as well. Nice details.
03-23-2004, 04:05 PM
<<TrexGreg>> Thanks man very helpfull advices! Yeap on the textures it will be fun :) !
<<JamesMK>> Shaders are not final but I think that it will be someithing like that !
<<BgDM>> Thanks man! More details will be added soon!
More are coming!
03-23-2004, 04:59 PM
And here is the backface as asked!More details will be added soon!
03-24-2004, 02:49 PM
Ok think I will stop detailng the tail for now and model the upper body! Here is the draft model that I modeled today!
Stiil details to add!
What do you thing?
03-24-2004, 03:05 PM
wow, all i have to say is its a perfect stage. the detail is all there, its simple but at the same time as a whole looks intricate and advanced. detailing and texturing will make a most impressive final ... can't wait to see the coming steps, ... lets see your mind at work
03-24-2004, 03:23 PM
i really love what you making here ...
good luck i will be back here to see whats going on
have fun ...
03-24-2004, 03:49 PM
I really like how this is turning out! :applause:
Ill be keeping my eye on this thread. :bounce: :thumbsup:
Mermaids are cool; robotic mermaids are even cooler. :scream:
03-24-2004, 04:57 PM
<<Shadow Seraph>> Thanks man! Well details dosen't stop here! More will be added as soon as the hole draft model is complete!
Thanks again and stay tuned!
<<splotch>> You better be back man! :) :beer:
Thanks mate! More will come!
<<Fiblah>> Thanks man stay plugged!
More will coming soon!
Also I think I make here a mech spear with all the stuff on it! :)
03-24-2004, 05:03 PM
Great progress Mike. I have no words. Keep on man . I ll be watching you. :beer:
I agree. Great progress. Just keep going.
03-24-2004, 05:19 PM
Original concept, I'm sure going to keep following this one, seems interesting :p
keep it up !
Some assymetry would be nice. and you might wanna dirty her up a little. :) mess around with the mesh. anyhow, it's still early ey, so I'm sure you'll create some more cool adjustements.
03-24-2004, 05:30 PM
Comming along real nice.... Cant wait for more updates...
03-24-2004, 05:51 PM
I love the idea of a acuatic enhanced character, I want to see the environment were this character live!
I ll be waiting. good works:applause:
03-24-2004, 06:08 PM
Hey Mikepol, Ive been sort of lurking and admiring your progress on the mermaid. When you posted a comment on mine I thought I better get in here and wish you luck in the contest and say great work on the image so far.
03-24-2004, 07:13 PM
<<antnik>> Glud to see you are following my work Antoni! Thanks for the reply more will come!
Stay here!! :)
<<BgDM>> Thanks man!
<<Crovex>> Yeap in the texturing progress it will be so much fun that's for sure! THis hole thing will be tuned in something else with the details that she will have :) !
<<Kurt B>> Thanks man! More updates will be uploaded soon!
<<dunkel>> Well she will be on a rock inside the see I think, that's my first concept, but when the time come, who knows! :) ! Thanks for the reply!
<<soapy>> Repect to you mate!
More are on the way!
03-24-2004, 07:33 PM
Thats really nice. I think the plates might make more sense going in the other direction, it would cut down on water resistance a lot. It does say functional in the instructions.
Beautiful though, I love where its going!
03-24-2004, 07:43 PM
Hey Mike, haven't seen your progress last days, but everything is still looking good ;)
The colourtest looks cool and the details are fine too, nice handwork-style...not the industrial 'wiring-look'
03-24-2004, 09:35 PM
<<Gaud>> Well this spot was notices before by first angel if Ι am not wrong! Well the holes are and will be even more thinner so no problem with the friction!
Thanks for the notice though!
<<Dreamwave>> I'm glad you're here again mate! Thanks for the reply!
03-24-2004, 10:27 PM
Nice start Mikepol..............
I like where you are headed.There is quite abit of potential.So far all looks very well done.My only early suggestion would be to keep things uneven.......Off balanced.Rough edged at least to a degree......None the less,i'll be following your progess and looking forward to a very nice finished piece.............:cool: :beer:
03-24-2004, 10:33 PM
great concept, and I love mermaids :)
03-25-2004, 01:05 AM
<<Virtuoso>> Thanks you damn good modeler :)
Yeap maybe I'll fo that when the whole model is finished !
<<botumys>> :beer: :beer:
03-26-2004, 12:49 AM
Great progress! I could imagine to have swimadvantages on the sides of her forearms too, like lil turbineengines, to pull her forwards...
Great work, Keep it up! Rock it massively!:beer: :buttrock: :beer:
03-26-2004, 04:04 AM
hey Mikepol [3d] ... sweet concept man...and nice clean modelling...i really like the lights for deep sea diving....
ill keep an eye out.... good luck with it .. more more
03-26-2004, 07:23 AM
<<the1st_angel>> Thanks man, I was thinking make here something like that in her back, I have to thing of that!
<<ParadiseFlyBird>> Thanks mate, stay tuned!
03-26-2004, 08:03 AM
Hmmm, as i have sympathies for ur gurlie, let me give u one more thing to think about. life is short. specially when u have long hair and highperformance turbines on your back... :D
Just kidding mate, rock on!:beer: :buttrock:
03-26-2004, 10:02 AM
Added some details!
Don't know about the proportion of the body, does it look ok to you guys???
<<the1st_angel>> Time will show :) :), Thanks!
03-26-2004, 01:53 PM
The body seems a bit small to me. The size and shape of the mech-tail, i kind of get the impression it should join the body a little higher up. The shape of it, the bottom of that first large plate at the top looks like the top of the hips.
To be honest i really cant decide...it just seems...to narrow? I do like the concept though and the tail is looking sweet!
03-26-2004, 02:27 PM
AlexD.. Thanks man, I suppose I have to play a bit more with it to bring it to where I like the most!
03-26-2004, 02:42 PM
nice WIP so far i like your model so much ... the body looks fine
waiting for the texture to take place
good luck friend
03-26-2004, 03:56 PM
only one word : beutiful !
03-26-2004, 04:35 PM
I like the aqua color:applause:
For me, the proportions are ok:)
the neckless seems to fly a little.
03-26-2004, 06:35 PM
Thanks guys !
Yeap, "VinceFX" that is fixed already ;) !
03-26-2004, 08:17 PM
Nice update,she is coming along swimmingly;) .......As for proportions........They seem right.Something like this can be a liitle more wide open,with a fantasy creation such as this you do have more freedom to create within your own vision,the limitations are less constricting........They look right to me.......My only thought would be the tail end could be made a "touch" more powerful near the fin end,nothing drastic......more sweeping,more flare to the curve..........A nitpick,but just another set of eyes giving another suggestion for you.........That tail has to propel her with great speed..........Anyways keep :wip: ,it's coming along quite well..........:beer:
03-27-2004, 01:01 AM
Thanks mate, I'll keep in mind what you've told me!
03-27-2004, 02:14 PM
Ok, still here until I am happy, you know!
I widen the body a bit and add some details as always :)!
Still things to do but I think I have to go on the hands and see the hole thing how it's turning on!
What do you thing?
Progressing nicely. Just keep on going.
03-28-2004, 02:13 PM
OK here it goes...
That thing on her tits is some cloth right ?
I think you should make it much more thinner.
And I think the part (where her tits) Should be wighter
P.S. hope you`ll be able to understand me :rolleyes:
P.P.S. I like it so far...
03-29-2004, 06:11 AM
BgDM, R.Vor Tyanks guys, I thing I can post updates soon !
03-29-2004, 06:45 AM
hey mikepol... man you're mermaid is starting to look really sweet man... i especially like the ribbing in the fin & the subtle use of cabling... keep on rockin...
03-29-2004, 11:57 AM
Thanks mate, more to come!
03-29-2004, 12:33 PM
Ahh jumping by again to check out the progress :)
Going real nice, I like the design and the color scheme.
03-29-2004, 01:01 PM
Heya! Nice work buddy :)
I like very much the idea of the "cyber-mermaid".
Looking forward to see your finished model in a great scene!!!
Keep it up
03-29-2004, 05:40 PM
<<RAPT0R>> You dane well mate :) !
<<Antropus>> Thanks man.
Well I have to learn Maya for my new position so I may don't be so "here" if you know what I mean! :shrug:
I'll try to finish this one guys, because I kind of like it, thank god we have 3 months to do it!
04-06-2004, 12:05 PM
:bounce: Learn Maya and update thread!!!
Better...transfer your WIP for the challenge in Maya ...and finish it there....is there a better way to learn a new app???
HIHIHIHIHIH!!!!!!:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
04-07-2004, 01:00 AM
Sorry for not posting earlier, was a bit busy the last days. your progress looks fantastic.
Myy eyes tell me, the turningpont where the shouldes meet the chest should be a sligth bit closer together, so the V shape of the upper torso becomes a bit more like an O...
the deepening under the necklace where it meets the bones, should make a v shape, and the deepening behind the collarbone could be a bit deeper, but otherwise, she's a mermaid, so to be nice and smove makes her swim better ...
Your progressing really nice, the all over impression is very sweet!
Keep on rockin' mate!!!!! :beer: :buttrock:
04-07-2004, 08:02 AM
<<Dimi>> This thought have passed through my mind to be honest but I am not ready on doing this to Maya for now so I will finish in max! (I never say I will left max, Max is my very love you know :) )!
<<the1st_angel>> Thanks for your notice mate! I thing I can post an update soon! Be good!
04-07-2004, 10:44 AM
Ok I had some time to spend on this beauty!
I know I may am too "fantasy boy" but that's me (wait to see her head :))!
Ok time to explain some things.
The tentacles over her shoulders have to reasons to be there, first they help her swim and control her body easier and second catches her food for eating :)!
The little tubes near the navel connect her with the mech-tail and travels various information to her brain about the functionality of her tail via liquid (did I said that?) !
The necklace it is not an ordinary necklace, is an phosphor-light to make her see better and hypnotize her food (little fishes and plankton)!
Final the sphere_button on the top of her tail is the source-heart of her mech tail, without it the tail doesn't work :)!
Hope you like it and I hopeI'll have time to do stuff that I never told before cause I may not have the time to finish!
04-10-2004, 01:02 PM
I like the idea of a techno-mermaid. Are you planing to place here in some sort of underwater scenary ?
04-10-2004, 03:48 PM
So where does this mermaid reside? I got a froggy dude in my project who is looking for a piece of tail...
Sorry I couldn't resist. Please slap me with a wet tentacle now.
Looking good mike, I hope you find the time to finish strong. Cheers.
04-10-2004, 08:36 PM
<<theuni>> I have two version in my mind, on a rock over the sea or underwater!I think I'll come up with something whwn time comes!
Thanks again guys and I'll drink on finishing this one!
04-11-2004, 02:02 AM
Hi Mikepol............She is coming along smoothly......Or should I say Swimmingly.............;)
I like the idea of on a rock near the sea or in the middle of it..........You get the best of both Worlds with this i think.But still underwater too has it's ups................Either way it will be very nice to see...................Keep going on her,one of my Boulderbreaker Bros has a crush on her...........;)
04-11-2004, 08:30 AM
impressive detailed ! Just to say wow ! :applause:
04-13-2004, 02:45 PM
<<Virtuoso>> Thanks man! Well my first idea was to put here on a rock so I may follow this idea!
<<Aurety>> Thanks man!
04-13-2004, 02:52 PM
Ok got some time after easter to start the head! Stiil thing to add and tweak.
This is a general idea of what she will become to!
No mouth, hair and other stuff yet!
Ears and eyes need some work along with the general outline!
Culinder stuff at her left and right are headlights(more setail will be added)!!!
What do you thing guys!
04-13-2004, 04:04 PM
Nice head modeling :thumbsup: continuous styl for the head and body... are you planing anything like a mouth or does your mermaid got telepathic talents?
04-13-2004, 04:24 PM
Hey ma8 when I first saw ur sketch I found it a little silly , but now that u have the model I think its cool , The ears are strange to me
So nice!! Lovely start on the head!
Abs goes with the body!
Great, keep it up!!!:thumbsup:
04-13-2004, 07:34 PM
Mermaids are so very beautiful.And yes a mouth like in your concept but with full shaped lips are a must.:buttrock:
04-13-2004, 10:43 PM
I like where youĺre taking this, especially the tail. Is she going to be a peaceful character or a threatening one? I could still see this going ether way.
04-14-2004, 07:33 AM
Thanks man, yeap the mouth is not finished yet as I already said!
Respect to you man!!
I agree about the ears they need some extra attention!
Definitely a must :) , Thanks man! :beer:
Glad you asked!
I am trying to give both impression at the same time!
Thanks mat .
04-14-2004, 08:57 AM
Hey Mikepol [3d]
firstly you're models coming along really well man and the heads lookin sweet aswell... one thing though, i think those tenticles takes away from the continuity of you're concept.. there really prominant have you thought about toning them down a bit ...
anyway forgive my rambaling.... still lovin you're work....
04-14-2004, 11:02 AM
I was having the same quiestion on myself about this man and thanks for the notice!
I may do that!!
04-14-2004, 01:12 PM
thanks for the comment on my page.
I like your idea, it's cute. she is well designed.
KEEP IT UP:buttrock:
04-14-2004, 07:21 PM
Thanks man, that what I was planning to.
Happy that gives the feeling for now :) !
04-14-2004, 07:24 PM
Ok started the mouth and fix some vertex-bugs(?!??) !
Still more to fix!
04-14-2004, 07:25 PM
and a closeup on the face!
04-14-2004, 08:39 PM
and here is the wires
04-14-2004, 09:28 PM
She Is now very kissable...............:love:
Nice smooth lips........Nice shape Mikepol............My only very small nitpick would be at the very far corner.......A very small area is sticking forward a little.I think you can push that back a little.It's a very small nitpick,but you can fix it quickly..........
I hope to sail the World,and also hope I will see her somewhere on my sailing adventures..............Nice update,and again very kissable lips........:thumbsup: :beer:
04-14-2004, 10:43 PM
I agree with Virtuoso about the little tweak in her mouth corners and waiting to see your job on her ears (don't forget to add a little lateral inclination on her ears, ok?).
Looking forward to see your work finished my friend :beer:
04-14-2004, 11:15 PM
:beer: Clean work man !!! and nice update...except what Virtuoso and Antropus said i would like to say something about the eyes...if they are intended to be so big and wide...then ok...but if not i would suggest to u to experiment with them a little bit in smaller sizes and less wide (..more spherical)...i thing in your final piece many of us will look her in the eyes to find that mythical expression...just a thought ..i hope i did not offend u with this observation....take care. :beer:
again ...cool work so far!!!
04-14-2004, 11:21 PM
I agree somewhat with the previous comments - but I'd also like to add that it looks very clean, very japanese, stylised and... well.. darn cool actually!
04-15-2004, 07:38 AM
Thanks guys for your helpful comments!
<<Virtuoso>> You can kiss her if you want (hihihi :) )! I already fix the problem you saw my friend thx!
<<Antropus>> Thanks mate, the ears are the very next thing that I'll catch up with in my spare time! Thanks again friend!
<<Dimi>> Thanks Dimi for your world and remember Greek people doesn't offend eachother :beer: !
I thing that the way the eyes are, gives her the Greek mythology pneuma that I would like her to have! So I maybe leave her as is for now!
Thanks again for your reply!
<<JamesMK>> Thanks James, well she looks more grekk to me but a friend of mine had the same feeling as you when so her so something wired is happening and don't know what! Maybe the wide eyes gives that feeling!
Thanks again mate!
04-15-2004, 10:51 AM
Me likes this fish lady,Nice job there,looking good.:buttrock: :thumbsup:
04-15-2004, 12:24 PM
04-15-2004, 04:55 PM
Congrats the head look really fine and good, lol agree with virtuoso :love: hehe
04-15-2004, 07:21 PM
She is so very cute.But does she smell like the sea.;) Just kidding,she probably has a special perfume for mermaids only.Nice model,like her alot.:thumbsup: :buttrock:
04-16-2004, 07:51 AM
<<jddog>> Thanks mate!
<<janhath>> Yes, she propably has one! :) Thanks for the reply janhath.
04-21-2004, 07:44 PM
Well I think the draft model is almost done.
I will start tweaking and adding the very details!
04-21-2004, 07:52 PM
Aha! Long time, no see! (or 'sea' perhaps)
Looking good. Apart from your todo list... I wouldn't mind some sort of transitional thing between the shoulders and those pokey parts sticking up from them... maybe just some wrinkles or something... nothing major.... all IMHO of course :)
04-22-2004, 07:45 AM
Ok I have three solution for this part
- to take them off :)
- to make them metalic or
- to do what you've said!
04-22-2004, 08:02 AM
- to take them off :)
- to make them metalic or
- to do what you've said!
Okie! I'll wait here and find out what solution you'll go for then :wip:
04-22-2004, 08:55 AM
I am really thinking to take them off!
BTW Funny avatar!
04-22-2004, 09:28 AM
Hey MikePol [3d]..... the head is starting to look sweet mate....
love what you have got going on with the two head lights.......
and the eyes are very interesting........ :thumbsup:
keep up the good work......:)
--- if god had XSi, the World would have been created in 1 day--:p
have you ever though of coming over to th dark side? ===XSI>
04-22-2004, 10:29 AM
---- and if god was really clever, he would probably just have downloaded a finished world from TurboSquid and be done with it in a couple of minutes ----
04-22-2004, 10:57 AM
... which world have been created from a 3ds Max user in 3 Days :) :)
<<ParadiseFlyBird>> Thanks mate!
I really appriciate you "seeking" in my work!
04-22-2004, 11:05 AM
... and Mike Polizos SCOOOOOORES! :D
04-22-2004, 11:08 AM
with the shoulder things why not also make them like intake valves and have pipes(running behind her back) to her tail, thus it can act like some propellsion device.
just an idea, take it , leave it, use it, dont, chew on it , spit it out. bah bah bah bah bah
04-22-2004, 11:20 AM
Hehehehe... nah seriously man.... great work....
love the smoothness to the whole character...top notch:thumbsup: and cant wait to see what you do with the hair..
04-22-2004, 02:57 PM
<<RhyderKey>>Thanks for you midea mate!
Well I think I am going to pull those tentacle off or make them metallic as I already said!
Thanks though man!
<<ParadiseFlyBird>> Thanks man!
04-22-2004, 03:48 PM
As I previously said I was thinking to make her a sceptre!
Stole some of my time today and start modeling it!
I really don't know if it wil be in the final composition (if there will be one :) ) but thought to share it with you!
04-22-2004, 04:38 PM
Hey Mike That's really detailed man looking good.. keep thinkin..
04-22-2004, 07:08 PM
Our official mech mermaid and her toys are coming along nicely.Clean and smooth,and more polished with each update,nice job once again Mike.....................Keep the updates coming,you can sleep later this summer......:p ;) :beer:
04-23-2004, 09:14 AM
<<rajdeep>> Thanks man!
<<Virtuoso>> "official mech mermaid " sounds cool to me! :) :)
nice modelling of the sceptre, but anatomy doesn't seems good to me. There's a general lack of details in muscles, but maybe when you say that you will add details, althought it sounds like clothing details, or machinery details, they are, in fact, anatomy details.
Waiting for more updates mate :bounce:
04-23-2004, 01:04 PM
Hi mikepol |3D| WOW!! I never saw your tread before.... REally nice work and Amazing concept :buttrock: modeling is clean and well done great levels of details :thumbsup: well, keep up your good work :beer:
04-23-2004, 04:04 PM
<<DDS>> I will try to satisfy you my friend!
Thanks for the notice mate! ;)
<<Cygnus_X>> Thanks mate.
04-23-2004, 04:07 PM
i wonder if she can swim near MAGNETIC SEA MINE ......
looking good any way !! keep up ...:thumbsup:
04-24-2004, 05:06 AM
<<painkiller>> Well she have an anti-magnetic field! :) :)
04-25-2004, 06:34 PM
:drool: I like this stlylized siren very much... Now I understand the seduction leyend hehe... Keep on the great work!
04-26-2004, 11:25 AM
04-26-2004, 11:29 AM
Ok first Hair test....
04-26-2004, 01:33 PM
Love the hair, shape seems fine to me, expect for the few stranges of hair next the to her right hand ear, just seam too flat to me. but u y must also make it match your background
otherwise have you disided what u want to do about the shoulder thingys???
but it's toet like a toger
04-26-2004, 01:38 PM
... and another view
04-26-2004, 07:48 PM
A nice hairdo Mike.............I would agree with the wild flowing mane of hair for her................It could not be any other way I believe....................Shag hair can work quite well when used right,and you proved that...................She is turning out more beautiful with every update................Clean modeling,and nice extras,a very nice creation here........:thumbsup: :beer:
04-26-2004, 11:15 PM
<<RhyderKey>> Thanks mate!
Well about the tentacles !
I made them thinner and I am still playing with the full upper body!
I thing I will be able to post an update soon!
<<Virtuoso>> Always a pressure to hear from you my friend!
Thanks man.. :beer:
Hello Mike , this is my first post in your project man , sorry about that hehe.
That hair look quite good man . Are you exploring more colour schemes or it will be blue?
The girls looks really nice and clean. Keep going :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
04-27-2004, 07:20 AM
<<adr>> Thanks mate!
Well I thing I want to be some kind of ocean blue colour althought I will explore and other colour!
First priority is to much the background as -RhyderKey- already post!
04-27-2004, 11:50 AM
Ok I have removed the tentacles!
I thing that's better now, isn't it?
04-27-2004, 11:52 AM
and another view ...
04-27-2004, 11:53 AM
.. and the full body (not final at all :) )
04-27-2004, 02:48 PM
Anyway, start detailing!
Those are the branchia where help her to breath underwater!
04-27-2004, 03:49 PM
I like the flow of the hair. It gives off a floating in water feel. Like the water is moving slightly around her, making her hair float. Iĺm assuming your final will be an underwater sceen? ie. She wonĺt be out of water waving to the saliors.
What are your plans for the eyes?
04-28-2004, 07:22 AM
Well mate, to be honest I have not be quite sure about the final image!
I agree that the hair feets on an underwater scene and I have this in mind!
I guess I have to thing about that later!
Thanks man.. :beer: :thumbsup:
04-28-2004, 07:24 AM
I see you dropped the "tentacly things" on her shoulders... probably good... or not... :D ... looks ultra-cool anyways... the hair and color coordinated blue tubes make her look very deliberately DESIGNED in a neat way... top quality! She will need some pretty intricate detailing on the skin and tail though, to steer clear of looking a bit like a doll (the hair is very exaggerated - don't get me wrong, I really like it - but there is a risk she will appear to be some kind of toy if everything on her stays to clean, if you follow me).
04-28-2004, 08:20 AM
I'll try to avoid that!
04-28-2004, 08:33 AM
Still adding details and fixing the body.
04-28-2004, 11:37 AM
04-28-2004, 01:29 PM
its cool but too bad there is not the blue color, I like it.:p
Another stuff, on your last update the pipes on the "limb" ("cote" in french) the hole seems too large...because generaly under the water connexion are "tight" ("etanche")
I hope you understand:)
I prefer the connexion like the pipes on the "navel" ("nombril")
04-28-2004, 02:29 PM
chest tube suctions are cool!!!
she is cute...
04-28-2004, 02:33 PM
and there's you colour VinceFX.
Hope you like :)
<<Tremoside>> Thanks mate!
04-28-2004, 03:03 PM
no doubt I prefer with color:applause: it give some life.
I like this blue shader:buttrock:
04-29-2004, 11:20 AM
Still tweaking and detailng the upper body...
Hope you like :)
04-29-2004, 04:45 PM
REally good update :thumbsup: great level of details, I like a lot the color used for the hair really underwater like. I'll stay tunned Cya :wavey:
04-30-2004, 08:11 AM
Thanks Cygnus_X and your work is really cool!
See you around mate,
and thanks again!
04-30-2004, 08:21 AM
this is a lovely concept!!... the model is looking cool, the connections with machinery looks really fine, your doing it well, i really ike your style on this one, the tail is awesome and the colors youre testing on the bra look fantastic for me!:thumbsup: my only crit would be on the chin of the girl, theres a little triangle or something there, i mean it is not well rounded, unless thats the way you want her;)
04-30-2004, 09:50 AM
looking good so far:buttrock:
would look really cool when you complete the arms. Keep it going and hoping to see more updates
04-30-2004, 04:23 PM
Yeap, I already fixed that "bad" polygon there! :) :)
Thanks friend, I also like your work too!
Very Nice mikepol |3D| !!!
love the detail.. very stylish.. and the shader.. whaaahoo .. damn nice.. A must have.. *Pls share your blueshader after the challenge ;)*
keep up the good work :D
Nice update Mike, great details in the body , i like this kind of helmet in his head , and the wires has nice details:thumbsup:
Keep rockin :thumbsup:
05-01-2004, 08:15 AM
Great updates! With this look on her face, it makes me feel she's some sort of mermaid version of Trinity :D It's turning out really good.... will be sweet to see some posed shots later on.... bring it on!
05-01-2004, 10:12 AM
<<MicH>> Well the shader ay this stage is a bit simple!
I will catchup with shaders-textures when I am satisfied with the modeling!
<<adr>> Thanks man,
well this is headlights to see in the "very" dark areas of the ocean!
<<JamesMK>> :) :)
Yes now that you say it it gives the same feeling to me too!
Is this good or bad?
Thanks James, hope to see your updates too ;) !
05-01-2004, 10:25 AM
Yes now that you say it it gives the same feeling to me too!
Is this good or bad?
Well, since you ask - I think it's GOOD. :thumbsup:
05-01-2004, 06:58 PM
Hi Mike................I think you are doing a fine smooth job here...............I think that once you get her rigged and posed in a dynamic action pose she will really come to life big time.Smooth flexibillity for one such as her is vital.............Very nice clean and smooth lady you have here,keep up the nice art here,you are doing very well.................:thumbsup: :beer:
05-02-2004, 12:06 PM
Thanks for you comments on my page.
As virtuoso sad it's a great work, nice to see her.
Maybe shoulders are a bit wide, but I'm not sure:rolleyes:
BTW it will be one of the bests:buttrock:
see ya mate:wavey: :bowdown:
05-02-2004, 05:10 PM
Me = Happy :) :)
Thanks man for your support I really appriciate your ctitics from an artist like you man!
I learn from your work a lot!
Thanks again mate!
Respect goes to you my friend!
Thanks for your support too!
Really like you work on the beauty that you're are modeling!
Rock on! :buttrock:
05-04-2004, 10:06 AM
Ok, what we have here is the final tweaks(I hope) on the upper body!
I am going to continue on the detailing of the tail and then start texturing her!
Critics are more than welcome!
05-04-2004, 10:24 AM
She looks ready for the dance...........or swim.......Nice Mike.......:thumbsup: ..................I think you might consider scrolls or sigils on her machine parts, patterns that are set in deep within her machine parts,hoses etc,etc...Possibly old coins,antique ones that dangle from chains from her parts,as decorations,long lost coins that she has found on her adventures in the sea in long lost ships...............Ok,anyways...............texture time will be fun and rewarding,and she has lots of potential with this as well........Vibrant but cool colors I think.blending shades could also be considered,nice two tones...................Ok than,have fun,and nice going to this point..............:cool: :beer:
05-04-2004, 11:06 AM
It looks great.
I`m really looking to see her textured. :beer:
05-04-2004, 01:02 PM
Great details everything is clean and well done:thumbsup: she's ready to be textured go go go :) can't wait to see your next step.
05-04-2004, 05:11 PM
Hey.....u are gooooooooooooooood :)
Well done Mike!!! Wait for its progress
05-04-2004, 05:15 PM
It's simply a veeeeeeery nice model you've made here :thumbsup:
Originally posted by Xtronik
Yeah... exactly! What he said!
[whoa, my tounge just turned into one of those knots that's impossible to undo :D ]
05-04-2004, 09:44 PM
<<Virtuoso>> You are close my friend!
Thanks for your support makes me go on!
Hi there, thanks! Hope to see your work growing day by day!
Next step is detailing the tail a bit and then textures!
Thanks for you support too!
Keep rocking man!
Cris my friend!
So glad that I see you in here man!
Thanks for your reply but I reply to you my friend <You are good, man>!
I'll call you tommorow!
Always thank you for your kindly words my friend!
ps: I don't see your work around anymore my friend!
Did something happend!
05-04-2004, 10:17 PM
keep going mikepol |3D|!! connections to the ribs looks amazing, hey for texturing the skin what about some brilliant dust mixed with skin shader?, cant wait your next steps man!
05-05-2004, 09:45 AM
Thnnks for your comment mate!
As for the textures I am thinking something dry or anything like that!
I see as I progress !
Be good! :thumbsup:
05-05-2004, 12:52 PM
Hi mikepol |3D|,
Thanks fo' comments on my page. As everybody else I'm excited abot your textures on her. Congrats, this work is elegant and well thought.
KEEP UP the GOOD WORK mate:beer:
05-05-2004, 01:02 PM
Yo Mike, not to worry, I'll get back with an update real soon... I've tried to be good, but instead I turned really bad all of a sudden...
Anyways, keep it up! This will be a very hot mermaid turning the seven seas into a boiling pot of....er.... water and fish... sort of a huge fish soup I guess :hmm:
05-05-2004, 02:04 PM
Well the textures are just a color test!
I will start painting them soon!
James :) :) :) !
Waiting your update!
05-05-2004, 03:01 PM
Ok this is the Final Model !
Hope you like it!
I will start texturing her now!
05-05-2004, 03:15 PM
05-05-2004, 03:19 PM
what will you use to set the position of the woman?
05-05-2004, 04:05 PM
Nice model, nice detail. I agree with Virtuoso that some scrollwork or etchings on metal pieces would bring out more personal style and bring together the ancient sea look. Some personal accessories would look nice also. It does looks good already though. Looking forward to seeing your texturing.
05-05-2004, 05:55 PM
No, no hands!
I like the way she is! :)
I don't quite understand your question my friend!
I f you ask me about the rigging I will you use bones and splines!
Well as I said this is the final model of the mech mermaid!
I will start texturing her!
Extra props will be added on her when I finish her ;) !
I don't want her to be ancient because is a future mermaid !
05-21-2004, 10:41 PM
Hey mike, were are you man :) we want some update... :cry: You must be preparing something big.... heheh. I can't wait to see it. Cya mate and keep up your good work.
05-21-2004, 10:45 PM
yeah... Update! Update... we miss u man!
05-22-2004, 12:16 AM
:wip: updates please:cry: whre are you mate?
You can't hide, don't try....
05-22-2004, 11:22 PM
I can only confirm that... er... nope, you can't hide.... The current challenge is the 3D equivalent of a cockroach hotel - once you're checked in, you never check out.
05-22-2004, 11:55 PM
Yes Mike update ...otherwise i will come from your work monday morning..(remember i am only 2 kilometers fom your work)....and make u update ...har har har
nutty ...nutty boy....:bounce:
05-23-2004, 04:35 AM
Mike........................Yes I too hope to see you give your lovely Mermaid her finshing coats of textures and extras........Hurry back.She deserves it.................:cool: :beer:
05-24-2004, 01:23 AM
GUYS I JUST LOVE YOU!!! :love: :cry:
I really appreciate you support and sorry if I make you down!
I am really busy this period!
An update is following and I hope others will follow too, soon!
Be good guys!
05-24-2004, 01:25 AM
Ok I have stole some time from my sleep to unwrap my model and start texture her head!
That's a first idea of how it will be look like!
Don't know about her eyes yet!
c&c always welcomed!
ps: click for better image
05-24-2004, 02:54 AM
GrEaT!!!! very nice textures and modelling!!!!
a nice and expressive job.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
dude, just keep in this way!
see my entry in 2D challenge (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=141195)
05-24-2004, 05:06 AM
nice start with textures... love the hair looking... :thumbsup:
05-24-2004, 09:15 AM
Thanks man appreciate your support!
05-24-2004, 09:42 AM
a small update on the face texture!
ps: again click on image for better version!
05-24-2004, 10:08 AM
Mmm.. the metallic maid strikes again! It's like.... Metallica Iron Mermaiden..... lol.... yeah, need more coffee over here.
The hair looks ace, the lipstick rules.... the upper white rim of her goggles/eyes/view-thingies looks slightly undefined though... needs a more solid flow and clear direction I think.... Really good textures, subtle and refined :thumbsup:
05-24-2004, 10:45 AM
Hi Mike nice to see you and the Iron Mermaiden. Great texture start!!!! Those purple-violet eyes are a bit disturbing but i know it's not textured yet. Hair looks cooul to me, perhaps with some turbulence from wind or somethin like that could be great.
Especially i like the colors of her mouth!!
KEEP IT UP MATE! Be UPDATED!
Have a nice day!:wavey:
05-24-2004, 01:28 PM
Yeap I have to play a bit more with the white areas James!
Thanks for the notice!
Yeap the eyes are not final, I have to thing something smart and unique for her! :)
05-24-2004, 01:32 PM
and another view!
05-24-2004, 01:46 PM
:thumbsup: wow what a wonderful materials that you have, excellent style !
05-24-2004, 09:54 PM
HEY hi Mike :) Glade to see you back. WOW this update is fantastic mate:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Bring the water she's ready to swimg. Good work keep going.
05-25-2004, 06:15 AM
Cygnus_X still have some things to do on her textures then the environment!
Thanks for your support friend!
05-25-2004, 10:45 AM
you got a great piece of work here:thumbsup:
The hair is amazing. The lips are made for thousand kisses.
What can I say more? Just rockin' here...:applause:
BTW: This is what I call a creative and unique entry!!!
Keep it up!!!!:wavey: :beer:
05-25-2004, 10:45 AM
Great Progress Mike. Waiting for texturing.
Watch out your lights. Generally...Excellent, give it all man. :beer:
05-25-2004, 12:29 PM
Ok updated the eye texture along with all the head one!
Also update the hair!
I need some comments on the hair please especially on the orange flock!
ps: click on image for bigger.
05-25-2004, 12:31 PM
Really thanks for your words man!
Well, well who we have here!
Always a pleasure to see you in my thread my friend!
ps: We are waiting you here! ;) ;)
Nice update Mike.
The colors are great , nice hair style , and all the details looks cool mate. I will wait for more updates with the textures
05-25-2004, 04:13 PM
And the full body view so far
05-25-2004, 05:54 PM
Hey Mike, really cool progress!!!
The nicest part (to me) is the bottom fin. I can find there beautiful details and superb balance...
Maybe armpits are a bit thin, or just shoulders....
by the way: excellent work from you.
05-25-2004, 07:00 PM
i love the desing of your mermaid... about materials i really like the blue semi transparent that u used for the breast... the metalic one is not very apreciable cos the all white environment... but i think that is going to be cool when u have the environment (cos the reflection);) youre going nice man... ill stay tuned for more action!
05-25-2004, 11:56 PM
wow...... mikepol..... fantastic updates man... havent been around here for ages it seams....... you're almost done:thumbsup:
your creation kind of reminds me of a ninja.. geshia.... of the sea
..... you should put some kanji down the fins....
also with the hair.... it kind of looks like thin blue wire.......
it .... would be good if the hair was actually a illumination source
kind of like optic fibers .... you could do all sorts of fantastic lighting here?..... anyways some thoughts to ponder......
cheers mate ..... ParadiseFlybird
05-26-2004, 06:31 AM
The full views are quite beautiful! For some reason, the white null-room feeling matches her general design pretty well, like a product shot for an insanely expensive future pet, the cybernetic Iron Mermaiden pet fish thingy, genetically designed for maximum pleasure of ownership... Aw.
05-26-2004, 10:05 AM
Thanks man, always appreciate your support!
Be g╬┐od man!
well the lighting along with the most of the materials are not finished!
I have to push myself to finish this beauty cause time is running and I have to finishe the textures-shaders, rig her and out her in a nice enviorment!
Hope I'll be in time cause other stuff still running!
Thanks again friend!
Happy to see you in my thread again mate!
About the hair I have thought of that a while back but I really want her hair to be natural with lumminously colors!
Be good mate!
I see you are back!
Thanks for your support eally appreciate!
05-26-2004, 11:20 AM
Yeah man...go for it...Think how to show all of her in some cool position and also ..definitely think a way to make her have a contrast with the enviroment....:bounce: Cool work so far....now...update!!!!:bounce: :bounce:
05-26-2004, 03:32 PM
Really appreciate this words from an artist like you!
ps: elanasedoyme katholoy :) :) :)
05-26-2004, 09:07 PM
Hi Mike..............very vibrant,and intense young lady you have there.You have done her right,very nice work,and effort to go with it.................
I am not sure if you need that extra piece of hair on the side of her head/face,but that's a taste thing.The shag hair work has come out well..........
Since there are no hands have you thought of giving her some type of hand fins,with tiny webs.......Or machine flippers she can use as hands...................I don't know....I am just thinking out loud here........
A finding nemo backdrop of sorts...........Could work well for a final high detailed but compact setting for her,she is very vibrant,and I see her in this type setting,usually sea life resemble there surroundings,for survival,a camoflage thing I quess...........
Ok,well your work is very nice,a beautiful mermaid has come in existence,nice all the way Mike.....................
05-26-2004, 09:34 PM
..... elanasedoyme katholoy
oki doki!!! ...soon!
05-27-2004, 12:15 PM
Thanks for your really kindly words friend!
Well no time from me for more stuff!
Hope the other time I would be faster! ;) :)
Thanks again mate!
this girl is looking better and better man , nice details nice shaders and the choice about the color is great.
Keep up Mike:thumbsup: :wip: :wip: :thumbsup:
06-04-2004, 10:34 AM
Been a while since I last visited.
And woah lovely progress there. I love the hair, the tail, the color theme and ofcourse the character design itself.
The only thing that still bothers me is perhaps the face itself, I don't know why even.
Otherwise great work :thumbsup:
06-04-2004, 02:11 PM
I really appriciate your support and you are really great guys all of you!
Well the thinks didn't go quite ok for me!
My girl has problem with her reins and we are from one doctor to another!
I have no time to spend on this beauty because I am spending all my time with my lovely "baby" so "NO FINISHED IMAGE" from me!
Count me out guys!
I may finish her sometime and posted in the finished work gallery but I will not submit an unfinished work in the challenge!
Be good guys and may the best win!!!
:) :) :)
ps: I still vote my favourite cg-creations in the ending!
Thanks in advance friends!
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