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Mordalles
03-22-2005, 08:37 PM
Erik Fourie has entered the Master and Servant 3D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/masterandservant/view_entries.php?challenger=6036)

Latest Update: Final Image: final
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1116221920_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1116221920_large.jpg)

not sure if i should submit this milestone, since i already submitted the final image on the ftp.

Mordalles
03-22-2005, 09:06 PM
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Master: Rage
Servant: Berserker

Men are controlled by many emotions, yet, he is controlled by only one.
Once he goes into a stage of rage, there is no control over his actions,
he is a servant to his rage, and it controls his destiny.
Beware, for you may be his closest friend, yet his rage blinds him,
and he is totally under its command.

arramor
03-22-2005, 09:21 PM
A very nice idea, if you implement this correct it'd look good.

jmBoekestein
03-23-2005, 08:00 PM
I think it might be difficult to read exactly that from a picture. Because he seems predominant in it and not his actual anger, that is far more abstract than his physical presence, get what I'm saying. I think you might have to symbolise that a bit more.

Mordalles
03-23-2005, 09:57 PM
sorry, posted my 3d in the 2d section! haha. im new here.

Mordalles
03-23-2005, 10:03 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1111615386_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1111615386_large.jpg)

here is the profile and side view of my berserker, from which i will model the char. he is gonna have some heavy armour, plus not sure what im gonna do about the hair.

Mordalles
03-23-2005, 10:09 PM
I think it might be difficult to read exactly that from a picture. Because he seems predominant in it and not his actual anger, that is far more abstract than his physical presence, get what I'm saying. I think you might have to symbolise that a bit more.

thx for the comment.

well, i was thinking of making the berserker sit on his knees, with a kinda discouraged, hopeless look, with him staring at his blood covered hands. this will be the main character.

and then, there will be a transparent, stronger looking version of himself, over himself, with burning eyes and rage filled face, teeth showing. this is his master, standing over him.

so the rage will be shown through this almost vision of what he becomes. hope you understand.

so, the end result will be this sorrow looking character horrified at what he just became, and what he did, while his other self (rage fille done) will be kinda like an aura around him, transparent.

what do you think?

Mordalles
03-23-2005, 10:15 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1111616149_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1111616149_large.jpg)

basic weapon design. only gonna concentrate on the really detailed details once im happy with berserker itself, since he will be playing the main role.

Mordalles
03-25-2005, 08:37 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1111783073_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1111783073_large.jpg)

i did the basic model for the berserker's head. i will define the chin a bit more from the neck once i have the whole neck going, i think. i will add some more details.

Tranchefeux
03-27-2005, 03:34 PM
Hi,
All my encouragement, for this new challenge,
Good luck for the continuation.

Jelmer
03-27-2005, 07:24 PM
looks good, very evil:)

Mordalles
03-28-2005, 09:52 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112046727_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112046727_large.jpg)

did most of the torso. did it too quickly, and so i had to do repair work most of the day. dont look at the arms, no detail yet, just quickly extruded that part. will prob also work a bit more on the stomache.

this is my 1st ever time that im trying to model a male anatomy. so, any crit would be appreciated.

the ear is finished, was just too lazy to attach it.

Brent3D
03-28-2005, 10:01 PM
Looks good. Should be interesting.

jmBoekestein
03-28-2005, 10:21 PM
Yeah,

pretty cool Mordalles. I think the idea will read quite well if you can get the look on his face right. Looking forward to it!

Mordalles
03-28-2005, 10:30 PM
thanks all for the positive feedback

jmboekestein, thx, yeah, im really gonna take my time with facial expression. im gonna do a morph target for each one. im also thinking about maybe making some muscles flexing in the rage one. if i get it right, of course.

arramor
03-28-2005, 11:33 PM
very cool, and smashing idea. Berserkers really are the slaves of their own fear and rage.

They are probably the most powerful warriors ever, but their power comes at a price. They lack freedom, they are trapped by their own power.

Pshygon
03-29-2005, 10:43 AM
I like thies concept aswell Mordy, will be awesome when your finished. Is bly langslang het jou in die 3d in gekry, een van die dae help jy ons!!

Jelmer
03-29-2005, 03:06 PM
the berserker looks good so far, keep up the good work:thumbsup:

Mordalles
03-29-2005, 09:49 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112132985_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112132985_large.jpg)

did a bit more torso details, and also started with the upper arm. im not happy with the shape, so ill cahnge that a bit.

Mordalles
03-29-2005, 10:02 PM
jelmer,thx, ill keep it!

pshygon, haha, dankie, ja, now we just have to help jacques along to actually do the 3d and not be too lazy!

Mordalles
03-30-2005, 07:06 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112209561_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112209561_large.jpg)

just added the hands and the ears. the ears arent attached yet. forearms needs much more detail.

angel
03-31-2005, 09:50 PM
nice progress mordalles, the head might be a bit small in comparison with the torso, unless you are going for a comicbook Hulk type of design. Keep going!

arramor
03-31-2005, 10:19 PM
the head looks fine, just extend the neck. He'll be very powerful indeed hmmm ....

Pshygon
04-01-2005, 06:55 AM
Great progress Mordy, its gonna be one mean dude! Keep up the work!

anim8or_7
04-01-2005, 11:49 AM
Hi, Mordalles. Wow! Really good definition on the torso of your character. I can't believe how much you have improved from character to charater.

I think your concept is cool - way better than the modernday-man and the caveman (Not that it wasn't good idea).

I hope you don't mind if I point out some things on your charcter :).

First off, someone else mentioned that your character' s neck looks a bit thin. What you could do, is bulge those neck-muscles. They appear to be out of proportion when compared to all the other muscles.

You could also try to to give the bottom part of the palm more "body", especially the thumbs side. Don't be too scared to increase that area. One's eyes will accept it easier if it is slightly bigger than it is supposed to be, than if it were too small.

What you could also do, just to make your character's face seem a bit meaner, is to bring out the areas of the bottom jaw underneath the ears (I hope you know what I am talking about now). This will give him more of a musculine square jaw.

The rest seems pretty darn good so far :thumbsup: . I especially like the chest area. Some nice details in there. Good job.

Will speak to you soon. Cheers!

Mordalles
04-01-2005, 09:33 PM
thx for all the comments.

anim8or_7, yeah, thanks for all the advice. im definitely gonna try to implement as much of what you just said. wish me luck.

Mordalles
04-02-2005, 08:21 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112473303_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112473303_large.jpg)

i wanted to do something else a bit so i decided to model most of his clothes. there are stil a few things missing, like a belt accross chest, end part of boots, and some other accessories.
i gave him some armdguards and shinguardsm plus a belt. the belt will have some of sign or emblem on it. the cloth will be covered in fur (for now).
also an earring.

snows, i made the head a bit bigger.
arramor, i extended the neck a bit.
anim8or_7, i made his neck muscles bulge a bit more, and made his thumb palm area a bit bigger.

Mordalles
04-02-2005, 08:58 PM
im still dont know what to do about the head. i have 3 options, 1. keep him bald, 2. give him some sort of hairstyle, have no idea which one, 3. a cool looking helmet. im cant decide which one. at the moment idd say helmet, but since his facial expression will be important, i must be careful how much of the face the helmet covers. maybe just a skull cap or something.
just to be clear, the shinguards are the bottom to parts, the 3rd part is actually the boot underneath it. it will be clearer with textures.

im really enjoying this challenge! :)

arramor
04-02-2005, 09:53 PM
and i'm gonna enjoy watching your end result. It looks great. He looks powerful, got a warcraft thing going on there :)

I think you should give him some long hairstyle, make him look more wild.

DaddyMack
04-02-2005, 09:59 PM
Hi Mordalles, what a wicked big fella you've crafted:thumbsup:
I think helmet too.
His palms look like they could do with more 'meat'
Keep up the great work!

Pshygon
04-04-2005, 08:11 AM
Your progress is good, I agree with Arramor, maybe give him a nice hairstyle later on. The ponytail might work, I dont know, but yeah, jou werk kom an, hou so voort mnr!

anim8or_7
04-04-2005, 01:56 PM
Hi...me agian.

Looking good so far.
I would have to agree with Arramor about the helmet idea. Lose the helmet and give him hair. I would say longish hair that looks quite messy. Not too long though.
The reason why I say lose the helmet, is because if he really is a Berserker he wouldn' t really care about wearing a helmet. The helmet would make him appear more sophisticated, when you actually want him to be more primitive, because at this point his anger had taken over and he is beasically relying on his instincts. I hope you get what I'm trying to say hear.

I think Daddy Mack is right. You can Flesh out your character's palms even more. You could also bring out those cushion areas where the fingers are attached to the hands.

As I said before, don' t be afraid to bring out that jaw. Personally, I think it would add to your character's powerful look. Just a thought.

Keep up the good work!

Mordalles
04-04-2005, 10:22 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112649725_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112649725_large.jpg)

i tried to design a helmet for the berserker. there are still thing missing. like skulls and stuff and extra detail. also, with textures il try to make some extra details. maybe also 2 horns coming out of each side.

arramor
04-04-2005, 10:34 PM
looks good.

Mordalles
04-04-2005, 10:41 PM
I would have to agree with Arramor about the helmet idea. Lose the helmet and give him hair. I would say longish hair that looks quite messy. Not too long though.
The reason why I say lose the helmet, is because if he really is a Berserker he wouldn' t really care about wearing a helmet. The helmet would make him appear more sophisticated, when you actually want him to be more primitive, because at this point his anger had taken over and he is beasically relying on his instincts. I hope you get what I'm trying to say hear.

I think Daddy Mack is right. You can Flesh out your character's palms even more. You could also bring out those cushion areas where the fingers are attached to the hands.


daddy mack, thanks for the comments! i made the palm area more a bit larger. i aggree, i think helmet would be best.
anim8or_7, eh, i kinda only read your idea about the hair now, and i already started on the helmet.:shrug: hmm, yeah, but a primitive helmet could also do the job. also, any warrior in normal state would probably want a helmet for protection. he only goes berserk after he already put on his armour (somewhere in battle), and i dotn think a berserker will necessarily take off his helmet when in rage, since he wouldnt even think of that.
so, what im saying is that his helmer will be on long before he goes into berserk state.
pshygon, thanks, ill continue as long as these tests at varsity dont mess with me too much.
arramor, thanks!

the helmet is far from finished. definitely thinkign about adding horns and skulls for that added "primitive" look that anim8or_7 suggests.

also, he will have a fur cloak on his back, and some large shoulder pads, the cloak will be attached to belt which goes all the way to his belt around waiste.
boots still needs to be finished, and also teeth. dont no why, but i always get lazy when i have to do teeth! haha.

langslang
04-05-2005, 08:26 AM
looks lekker!

you going fast hey brother.i haven't had time to do anything else yet.

Pshygon
04-05-2005, 08:33 AM
Yeah, the helmet is a good idea, forget my crappy hair comment! It works! You are moving fast! Good!:thumbsup:

Kid-Mesh
04-05-2005, 12:18 PM
Your model is coming out really nice, from here it seems like his arms should be a tad longer. It's just hard to tell yet because I cant see all the legs :shrug:

But so far so good.

anim8or_7
04-05-2005, 12:33 PM
Nice work on the helmet, Mordalles! Much impressed with your modelling skills so far.

I know KID MESH suggested that you make the Beserker's arms a bit longer, but I think they are fine. Although, you could try it out and see what it looks like.

Nothing further to comment about. 't looks all good at this stage.

Mordalles
04-05-2005, 10:10 PM
anim8or_7,thx, just trying my best.
kid mesh, hmm, im 1st gonna do the shoulder pads, which might make it look dif. also, the boots might change it, since he'll have big boots. hehe.
pshygon, it wasnt a crappy suggestion!
langslang, you better catch up, since youre skills will make mine look so stupid.

Matroskin
04-06-2005, 09:37 AM
Ciao Mordalles,
Ok, I see you've decided to use emotions as main subject of master-servant link!
Yeah, original solution! Your model fits perfectly to the role of warrior guided by anger...grrrrrrrr!!!
Look forward to see textures of that guy!
Good luck with it!

Mordalles
04-06-2005, 10:07 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112821677_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1112821677_large.jpg)

i changed the helmet. i like this one much better than the other one. im still gonna add some skulls.
i also started on the shoulder pads, but only the basic design. much more detail to be added.

Mordalles
04-06-2005, 10:18 PM
deryk, thanks! im really enjoying building this char, since i like powerful characters. hehe.

i decided to do a better render, since everyone else do it! hehe. but, since my pc isnt that fast :sad: , ill only do it now and again. hehe.

really, really enjoying the challenge!!

taeyoungchoi
04-06-2005, 10:33 PM
Cool Stuff!
How do you manage your time? I would like to apply 3d too!
Anyway! Keep it up!

Mordalles
04-06-2005, 10:43 PM
Cool Stuff!
How do you manage your time? I would like to apply 3d too!
Anyway! Keep it up!

thx, taeyoungchoi!

yeah, i do 3d one day, then 2d the next, and so forth. haha, im actually writing a 5 hour test on saturday, and should probably study a bit more. hehe.

arramor
04-07-2005, 11:25 PM
This looks great! I think you should keep the helmet. A berzerker is just as sophisticated as the man next to him. But its his fury during battle, that rage that he can't control that makes him forget his ability of human choice. The anger in his blood makes blind to the faces of enemy and friend, and feuled only by his own rage, this blind power, he becomes fearless and near impossible to kill.

It is exactly this that makes a berserker perfect for the master and servant challeng. He posseses almost a superhuman strength (without fear killing becomes easy), but this power has a price. So he fears himself above all. And then you ask yourself, why doesn't all berserkers seclude themselves from the rest of the world? The battle calls them, they hunger battle, they are servants of their own anger, and thus they remain helpless to their own misfortune.

Think of them as a risk ... do you risk bringing him along to fight beside you? :)

Mordalles
04-07-2005, 11:42 PM
arramor, wow! that is exactly my thoughts! you just put them in brilliantly formed words. methinks im gonna have to pay you for this wonderful piece of poetry, to enter with my final piece! :deal:

arramor
04-09-2005, 10:53 PM
when's the next update ... grrrr.

Mordalles
04-10-2005, 09:30 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113165036_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113165036_large.jpg)

A added a lot of accessories to the berserker, including the belt accors chest, chains, boots, fur cloak on back. i still have to add a skull to the front of the helmet, and also some cool design on the belt.
and of course, i still have to model the teeth.

arramor
04-10-2005, 10:20 PM
this looks really great! I like it! He really looks like a nothern type warrior from the snowy fields.
Grrr. Keep it up.

Mordalles
04-10-2005, 11:11 PM
arramor, thanks, yeah, im also getting this warrior from the frozen northern lands feel. hehe. reminds me of the ancients of mount arreat of diablo 2. must be a subconscious thing, since d2 is my favourite game. hehe.

ps, i changed my avatar to a comic manga pic i drew of myself for a manga i did for varsity. hehe. this is my avatar on other forums as well, so if you see it, youll no its me.

mmoir
04-11-2005, 12:24 AM
Hey Erik,

I like your concept how rage can be a master and blinds you to almost anything. Good job on the modeling of the Beserker. Good luck with this.

Pshygon
04-11-2005, 08:48 AM
Coming along nicely Mordy! Your berserker is realy shaping up. The frozen tundra vibe sounds awesome, I can just see the blowing snow and cloak dancing in the wind! Awesome, cant wait!
:buttrock: :buttrock: :thumbsup:

arramor
04-11-2005, 10:05 PM
The berserker is coming along nicely. I can also see the frozen tundra thing, ... yeah ... there it is.

:bounce: :bounce: :applause: :bounce: :applause:

Mordalles
04-11-2005, 10:26 PM
mmoir, hey, thanks man!
pshygon, hehe, yeah, maybe i should make the background full of snow . . .
arramor, thx again.

i did the skull on the helmet and belt today, and added another chain. only modelling left is the axe he'll have and his teeth. then ill start texturing i guess. i hope i have enough time to finish!

anim8or_7
04-12-2005, 06:28 AM
Nice work, Mordalles.

Now, that you have added in the details, things look even better. I Can't wait to see what you are going to do with the texturing. Best of luck.

Mordalles
04-12-2005, 10:19 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113340747_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113340747_large.jpg)

i finished some details on the berserker, like the belt. and i also modelled the axe. so, for now, the modelling is complete, except for the teeth.
ill start with textures soon.

Mordalles
04-12-2005, 10:33 PM
anim8or_7, yeah, thanks. lets just hope i dont mess it up with the textures. lucklily theres still 36 days left for texturing, rigging and composition.

this has really been a learning exp, 1st time i really try moddeling male anatomy and armour as well. and an axe for that matter.

arramor
04-12-2005, 10:52 PM
Geez! looks good. I really like the axe. Just make sure the axe handle isn't too thick, otherwise perfect. :applause:

Mordalles
04-14-2005, 11:25 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113517505_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113517505_large.jpg)

this is my 1st texturing milestone. i just did the eyes, and played a little with ornatrix for the fur effect on cloak. im just showing the eyes, since im gonna tyr some more with the fur. hopefully ill have a lot of textures done this weekend.

Tremoside
04-15-2005, 08:14 AM
Strong and massive character with well done modeling :thumbsup:

Also like those bloodshot eyes... keep it comin'!

DaddyMack
04-15-2005, 08:52 AM
Hey Mordalles, great work on bringing this chunky fella to life, the eyes give him a whole new feel:thumbsup:

AIR
04-15-2005, 10:04 PM
Hi pal,,i realy like your idea.Im interessed in final image,,,looking forward to see it..

Mordalles
04-16-2005, 12:11 AM
tremoside, daddy mack & AIR, thanks guys! im gonna try my best with the rest of the textures. hopefully i wont mess it up. :)

ive decided that im gonna unwrap the whole char before i go on to texturing. usually i unwrap one part, and then texture, and then go on to a new part. but i think ill just get the unwrap part done with, so that i can concentrate on textures. ive already unwrapped the helmet and armguards.

Mordalles
04-16-2005, 11:07 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113689229_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113689229_large.jpg)

i finished the unwrapping of the character today, and just put some basic colours on. ill change a lot of the colours, like the armour is going to be omre grey and a bit darker. im gonna unwrap certain parts of the axe, then im gonna start painting some textures.

arramor
04-16-2005, 11:57 PM
Outstanding! Can't wait to see more.

jddog
04-18-2005, 08:52 AM
really a nice figure and accurate work, :thumbsup:
jdd

langslang
04-18-2005, 09:25 AM
Looks good boet! Keep on goiiiiiiiinnnnggg!

anim8or_7
04-18-2005, 02:22 PM
Hey, Mordalles.

I like what I see so far.

Here's a thought (You don't have to use it): I think your character will look even better if he had a little darker skin tone. A light skin tone will give him a frail look - I don' t think that is the look you are aiming for. The one you used can still work if you dirty it up a bit and add a few scars and cuts. I know this is still the rudimentary textures, but I thought I would point it out now so that you could consider using it. Just a thought.

I am curious, what shader did you use for the cloth? Oranayer-Blinn perhaps?

Anyways, good work as always. Keep it up.

Mordalles
04-18-2005, 09:31 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113856307_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113856307_large.jpg)

i just redid part of the concept sketch, since the one i had was about a minutes work, and i wanted someting better. it bugged me, heheh. i drew the berserker in a class today (i wasnt listening to the lecturer :)). added a snowy background with mountains. only thing missing is the berserker in a kneeling position infront.

Mordalles
04-18-2005, 09:40 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113856828_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1113856828_large.jpg)

i started some work on the belt. theres still some problems with some of the edges that ill correct, but i just wanted to update some texturing.
also have to do the metal part of the belt as well. the pic on the left shows the bump map a bit better. i tried to make it look scratchy. he\'s been in many wars.

arramor
04-18-2005, 09:48 PM
wow, looks really cool. the belt looks awesome.

Mordalles
04-18-2005, 09:58 PM
jddog, ooh, thanks! always nice to see some real good artists check in here. :D
arramor, as always, thanks. im still waiting for u to sign the contract on writing a nice intro for my berserker. :deal:
langslang, thanks! sorry to hear about ure car!
anim8or_7, yeah, that was just a basic colour. didnt think about skintones yet. but ill definitely go with a bit darker one, if you say so! :thumbsup: yeah, im going to do 2 different body textures, one without blood ( only a few scars) and without much dirt, and then one with lots of blood and new scars and dirt. since ill have 2 berserkers, one before he goes on his rampage, and one after.

Pshygon
04-19-2005, 08:18 AM
Ah, the texturing is coming along great! Yeah Langslang, sorry to hear about your car! Mordy..keep up the great work! That's a skylight in there right?

anim8or_7
04-19-2005, 02:57 PM
LOVE the texture on the belt, Mordalles. Good job.

As for the concept sketch - it has a nice look, but was hoping you are going to keep that really low-angled shot of the bersker, with his other half towering over him.
"Also have to do the metal part of the belt as well" - I hope you are referring to texturing the metal parts, because that would definitely bump up the quality of your character.

Good luck. Looking forward to the next texturing update.

Mordalles
04-19-2005, 09:18 PM
pshygon, thanks. yeah, its a skylight on the right. the one on the left is without any lights.
anim8or_7, dont worry, i am gonna keep the low angle shot, i just didnt know how to draw it! haha. so i drew the berserker in the poition he will stand, only the camera will be in a different spot. hehe. oh, and im planning to texture every little bit of metal personally with the mouse in photoshop.

just found out today we have a public holiday next week, plus our class will have our lectures that we were suppose to have on thursday on monday and tuesday, after our regular lectures. that means ill be able to do a lot of texturing from sunday to next sunday. cant wait. im gonna try finishing textures and background in the upcoming week! :applause:

Mordalles
04-20-2005, 09:22 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114028577_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114028577_large.jpg)

i started on the background today. i used a diplacement map on a plane. then i painted it a bit in photoshop. im still gonna do a lot on the background. the white in the foreground is a different plane, on which the berserker will be. ill probably add a tree or something as well. just need to make a good snow texture for the ground now.

Mordalles
04-20-2005, 10:58 PM
thanks for all your comments so far

arramor
04-20-2005, 11:01 PM
Looks great. It's beginning to take shape :bounce: :applause:

you just inspired me to go play diabloii :buttrock:

SoniaNotRed
04-21-2005, 01:31 AM
Hey, looking good!

I can't wait to see the big guy causing avalanches with his bellows!
I just thought of a little something that might come in handy with the snow:


http://www.3d-palace.com/xenomorphic/education/doc_snowy_landscape.htm



Good luck!:thumbsup:

Mordalles
04-21-2005, 11:01 PM
arramor, thx!

Sonianotred, woah, thats gonna help a lot! thanks for the link! hmm . . . avalanches . . . that might not be such a bad idea . . .

arramor
04-22-2005, 10:05 PM
GREeeat! It's looking good. it is really coming along. You sure are talented for someone that just started learning. En ek se nie net dit omdat ek jou broer is nie. Gert moet jaloers wees :)

huh? gert? MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Toema gert, as jy eendag 'n character bou sal ek kan sien hoe goed jy is. All i've seen from you are a bunch of comments, but nothing to back them up... come put them up then, show us .. SHOW THE WORLD, make us believe again :)

Mordalles
04-24-2005, 12:08 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114297721_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114297721_large.jpg)

just played around with snow today. 2morow its texturing of my berserker all the way.

Mordalles
04-26-2005, 10:25 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114550745_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114550745_large.jpg)

most of the armour has got textures now. bump maps and specular maps still missing. im gonna do them only after i have everything in place, if i have time. since idd rather have a complete pic without bump maps, than bump maps and a complete pic.
i will be painting the body 2morow, with scars and body paint and that kinda thing. also add fur on cloak and waiste cloth thingy.

arramor
04-26-2005, 11:22 PM
looks great. Can't wait too see the rest of texturing. The black and gold looks cool.

AIR
04-27-2005, 07:15 AM
THX for visiting my thread,,I've been here earlier,,love to se it grows.
hter is alot of guys that had really great concepts and have quit posting,,stick with us,, :thumbsup:

Mordalles
04-28-2005, 12:32 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114644727_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114644727_large.jpg)

painted the body today. also added some bump maps. now only the fur needs to be done, and the axe. next im gonna rig the cahr and get him in position, so that i can just add the final details after that.

Mordalles
04-28-2005, 12:45 AM
AIR, Arramor, thanks! Yeah, im gonna keep on until the 18th of May. I hate not finishing something i start. so im here till the end.

2morow . . er . . . later today (its now 1:45 AM) im gonna tackle the whole rigging of the character, something i havent the faintest of clue to do! :eek:. and ill texture the axe.

arramor
04-28-2005, 01:10 AM
very good, he's starting look complete :). The skulls do him justice.

Mordalles
04-28-2005, 10:17 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114723044_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114723044_large.jpg)

i finished the axe's textures today. gave mor attention to the blade than the rest. the wood ill make a bit darker. its a bit bright i think.
i also rigged and skinned my char today. and got him in his 2 basic poses. the fingers still need to move. and the one where he is on his knees, his arms aint completely correct, but ill just correct that by actually moving the verteces meself. im not that good with skinning. hehe.

arramor
04-28-2005, 11:09 PM
Very nice. he looks very powerful :)

SoniaNotRed
04-29-2005, 03:31 PM
I have a few sugestions on the background (feel free to dump them if they go against your vision :) ).
I kind of liked your previous mountains, so:

- Move the mountain over to the right side and add other smaller (more distant) mountains for a mountain range;
- Make sure they don't look so smooth;
- Change the texture of the mountain back to stone and snow (more like the one you had before);
- Maybe increase the tiling of the snow material? I never actually saw snow, but I get the feeling (from pics and TV) that it has a much finer grain (a bit like sand).

I love the guy's pants - great texture!

Keep it up! :thumbsup:

Matroskin
04-30-2005, 03:25 AM
Hello Mordalles!
Oh, cool result! He appears very interesting with textures (and that blod :) But the most I like is axe (ok, I guess it is not the hrades part of texturing process, but it just awesome). Really: orange, grey color and those spikes - notable, honestly http://www.cgtalk.com/images/icons/icon13.gif
Well, snow still needs some work to do (especially with shading as for me) but it's a wip!
Can't wait to see berserker posed - gotta be not a friendly one, eh!

Mordalles
04-30-2005, 11:07 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114898852_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1114898852_large.jpg)

just placing the berserker into his main positions. a lot of his clothes and accessories must still be moved into place. the angle might change as well, and the rage berserker will probably be a bit bigger.

Mordalles
04-30-2005, 11:29 PM
arramor, thanks!

SoniaNotRed, thanks for the suggestions. ill definitely use them. i also liked the previous one more. ya, i think snow with rocks will be better than just snow.

Deryk, thanks! ill make the rage psoe a bit larger and more menacing. that means just a bit more work with the morph target.

i think both expressions needs a bit of work, but i just wanted my berserker in his position so that i can concentrate on the little stuff like cooler expression, adding blood to the bottom one, etc. i also think that the standing rage berserker ca be a bit larger. also, the angle of the camrea needs adjustment.

hhm, maybe ill make the rage filled standing berserker the main one, since i like the guys boots, and with this stance the boots arent visible?:eek:

KangarooMan
05-01-2005, 06:31 PM
Hey man that is great looking character, really excellent modeling and texturing! I like the facial expression that you gave him. :thumbsup:

Matt

arramor
05-01-2005, 09:19 PM
He looks torn, great work! Try somehow to show off his cool boots :)

anim8or_7
05-04-2005, 07:21 AM
It's coming together rather nicely, I must admit.

That cloth he is wearing will be covered in fur, right? That is the only thing still bugging me a bit. If it is not going to be covered in fur, you ought to change that material's settings, because it looks rather flat. If you are in fact going to cover it in fur, simply ignore what I have just said.

As for Arramor...cut the man some slack, please. Gert is a busy man. He critiques Mordalles 's work with the sole purpose of increasing Mordalles 's quality of work.
Who knows, in time, the person you mentioned might post some of his work.

In any case, great work once again Mordalles. So far I'll see you on Sunday. Cheers!

Mordalles
05-05-2005, 10:20 PM
mmbenya, thanks! i tried my best! :D

arramor, yeah, i wanna show of his boots, but how?

anim8or_7, yeah, fur over the cloth. yeah, you better be ready on sunday to help me with lightning and rendering, since i have absolute no idea about any of the 2. so, be ready. youve been warned.

Mordalles
05-08-2005, 08:05 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1115579110_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1115579110_large.jpg)

all the rendering settings is complete, i think.

Mordalles
05-08-2005, 08:13 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1115579575_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1115579575_large.jpg)

i put in some lights. redish light on the master, blueish one on the servant. with another light coming from above.

Mordalles
05-09-2005, 09:13 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1115669582_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1115669582_large.jpg)

not sure as what i should submit it, so im submitting it as post effect and compositing.
i changed the whole snow background to a bloody sky, to go with this evil deed the berserker did due to his rage.

Mordalles
05-09-2005, 09:31 PM
hmm, i think the new backrgound goes much better with my pic. now i only need to tweek a few stuff on the berserker, add some fur, and do someth with the ground. maybe just a texture. not muhc time left, and im gonna need quite some time to render, since my pc isnt really that slow.

anim8or_7, thanks for the help with the lights and rendering settings.

arramor
05-09-2005, 10:07 PM
very nice! :applause: keep up the good job.

Mordalles
05-10-2005, 09:56 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1115758587_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1115758587_large.jpg)

ive been working on the background a bit. ill add like little dry bushes i think, and some details on the ground.

Mordalles
05-10-2005, 10:16 PM
hmm, im starting to get the feel of the background. i didnt plan the background at all, so now i had to come up with something in the last week. haha.

Pshygon
05-11-2005, 08:57 AM
Hey Mordy, sorry for being so quiet!I am realy impressed with your skills both in 3d and 2d! Your work is awesome! I wish I had enough time to focus on my stuff, but I have been kinda bogged down. Next challenge I'll race ya, hehe!

anim8or_7
05-12-2005, 05:57 AM
Nice job on the background Mordalles. Although your previous background looked quite good, personally I think that this new one not only looks better, but also works better for the image and your concept.
If there is still time, try to paint those clouds the way I showed you. At the moment a little bit of the perspective gets lost, because the backround appears to be flat.
Good luck - your on the home stretch now.

SoniaNotRed
05-12-2005, 09:58 PM
Things are getting hot in here! :)
Keep it going!

Oh, I would scale down the axe a little or make the handle a bit thiner - the guy can hardly grasp it right know.

Wandddo
05-13-2005, 06:57 AM
Hi Erik:) Good work here! really good modelling and colors too! :thumbsup: Keep going and good luck :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
cheers

Mordalles
05-14-2005, 10:04 PM
Pshygon, good to see u back. thx! and youre on for the next challenge. haha.
SomniaNotRed, thx! yeah, it mght be a bit thick, but i already rendered it. :eek: so, i cant change it now, theres no time! haha.
Wandddo, thx!
anim8or_7, thx! yeah, i also think this background works better. but i think i could have spent much more time painting it. i just didnt have a lot of time this last 2 week.

hmm, im a bit worried about the quality of my image, since i have to rush everything this week, since i dont have a lot of time, due to university, and if i dont rush, im not gonna finish. so, hopefully it will look okay in the end. things like the ground and bacground im really just trying to finish. im gonna do final renders 2night, and 2morow. and then hopefully be able to upload final image before cut-off. its gonna be tight.

Mordalles
05-15-2005, 11:13 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1116195185_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1116195185_large.jpg)

so i got my final image done, even though i really got rushed to the end. i feel that the background could have been so much more if i had more time. but im happy with it, and thats all that counts, hehe. i kinda like how his 2 hands came out in the front one.

Mordalles
05-16-2005, 06:38 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1116221920_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/9/6036/6036_1116221920_large.jpg)

not sure if i should submit this milestone, since i already submitted the final image on the ftp.

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