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Baldasseroni
03-21-2007, 09:56 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/7988/7988_1174514166_medium.jpg

Title: The Hunter
Name: Alessandro Baldasseroni
Country: Italy
Software: 3ds max, Photoshop, ZBrush

Sometime back i had the chance to make this Hunter cinematic model for the Hellgate London`s game cinematic , realized by Blur Studio.
Later on came this illustration , hope you like it !

Ale

SweD
03-21-2007, 10:17 PM
aouch....scuse me, like your avatar, i'm going to hang myself.... :banghead:
such a background and real warrior !
Just amazing !

another view of big ben tonight ! :D

:applause:

chiari
03-21-2007, 10:17 PM
Really Incredible picture! You are the best! :thumbsup:
Five stars of course.

Baldasseroni
03-21-2007, 10:19 PM
hum...i forgot the model :D

http://lnx.eklettica.com/coppermine/albums/Hunter/fullfigure.jpg

Baldasseroni
03-21-2007, 10:23 PM
some more :

http://lnx.eklettica.com/coppermine/albums/Hunter/closeup.jpg

r3mix
03-21-2007, 10:27 PM
Love the details and the colors. Excellent work. :)

dhome76
03-21-2007, 10:29 PM
another great great great image!!!

sei un grande!!!

KingMob
03-21-2007, 10:37 PM
we have a giant print of this at work...its bad ass man.

vlad74
03-21-2007, 10:37 PM
The colour scheme is great. ***** Great piece.

Heber
03-21-2007, 10:43 PM
awesome illustration,
really like the texturing in particular :)

kleber3d
03-21-2007, 10:45 PM
hi man! very very good your personage 5 stas *****
fantastic!

B3liar
03-21-2007, 10:49 PM
I only have to read your name, to know there's a really great picture waiting for me! You'r one of the best artist's i ever seen bevore! Congratulation for this great work!!

Keep it up! ;-)

€dit **** + * Stars!

regards, B3liar

Taibatsu
03-21-2007, 10:50 PM
Alessandro, i love everything you do, you got a incredible talent.
Molto bello

StickFigure
03-21-2007, 10:50 PM
Great work. The model is cool enough, but the background you did really shows it offf well.

MDR
03-21-2007, 10:51 PM
Strike a light that is some damn good modelling, the texture and model detail is amazing! Is there any chance on seeing a wireframe shot and the texture layout just to get an idea of your workflow?!

Keep up the top quality work.

Amaan
03-21-2007, 10:53 PM
great work Alessandro! Great character--great render.

Gephoria
03-21-2007, 10:58 PM
Nice work, 5*'s, awesome

Jera
03-21-2007, 11:06 PM
my god this is excellent work

im guessing that the 'balda' text on his upper arm is a sort of signature? ;)

gonna clean the drool off my keyboard now..

03-21-2007, 11:10 PM
Another stunning character, Alessandro. Really blow´s my mind. A lot of stars from me .:beer:

kei
03-21-2007, 11:16 PM
amazing work!! :eek:

Whitmire
03-21-2007, 11:25 PM
I enjoy seeing your work posted up around the studio here! phenominal! great job.

L33tace
03-21-2007, 11:26 PM
gonna clean the drool off my keyboard now..

/leaves a box of tissues for anyone else. :)

perfection.

Baldasseroni
03-21-2007, 11:27 PM
SweD : Thank you sir!

chiari : Thanks !!! ^^

Trigon : Thank you!

dhome76 : Grazie mille! :)

KingMob : Thanks Ian, so much appreciated !

vlad74 : Glad you like it!

Heber : Yah...texturing took me so much time, but i enjoyed it a lot!

kleber3d : cheers!

B3liar : you`re too generous....but thanks!

Taibatsu : grazie!

StickFigure : thanks!

MDR : Yessir...going to post some wire too!

Amaan : Hey...so much time has passed, hope everything`s ok with you and your family ...thanks for the kind words :)

Gephoria : Thank you!

Jera : YES IT IS ... subliminal message , it`s part of my plan to conquer the world! :D

digitalinkrod : thanks man!

kei : ^O^

ok.. here`s the monster in the background, it`s a carnagor, concept by massiveblack...and a wireframe of the scene :

http://lnx.eklettica.com/coppermine/albums/massiveblack/carnagor/carnagor_plate.jpg


http://lnx.eklettica.com/coppermine/albums/artworks/hellgate1/ao1.JPG

http://lnx.eklettica.com/coppermine/albums/artworks/hellgate1/wire.jpg

Ale

Zorrino
03-21-2007, 11:32 PM
Impressive illustration, and very well integrated! 5 perfect stars.

s-rajesh78
03-21-2007, 11:43 PM
very impressive and inspiring :) 5 stars :thumbsup:

Intervain
03-21-2007, 11:44 PM
great as always Alessandro - love your palette!

fvalicenti
03-21-2007, 11:55 PM
Each time i see Alessandro Baldasseroni as the author of a thread for 3d still, i now i can expect an amazing piece. This time was no exception. Congraulations, i wish i had a fraction of your skills :)

FabioMSilva
03-22-2007, 12:12 AM
kick ass work man! this is really phenomenal!

wowbaggin
03-22-2007, 12:16 AM
that's bloody awesome. great work

RocketR
03-22-2007, 12:19 AM
Wow...the realism in this is striking. I'm otherwise speechless...

RichiD
03-22-2007, 12:20 AM
wtf ??? :eek: ... 5* :buttrock:

rufux
03-22-2007, 12:21 AM
incredible work! 5 stars for me:thumbsup:

soulburn3d
03-22-2007, 12:22 AM
That is one spectacular image dude. I'm floored. It's just awesome. Great job!

- Neil

ACantarel
03-22-2007, 12:25 AM
Wohoo what a soldier! He really deserves frontpage and 5* and much more :)
Nice detailing, texturing, lighting and shading!

One short question: How long was the production time you had for this excellent guy?

Cheers
André

scrimski
03-22-2007, 12:27 AM
Dito. 5 stars

How did you achieve the style in the illustration? Straight form the render or massive photoshopping?

ZhangYang84
03-22-2007, 12:35 AM
very nice model,texture,lighting.

cool character.congrats for the frongt page.

Fox
03-22-2007, 12:41 AM
Congrats front page :thumbsup:

i like mood on this image, in the begining i though it was fallout :)
btw. is a near futre of london? may i ask how close we are to this moment?? :)

prox-emics
03-22-2007, 12:41 AM
:eek:

your work is always amazing. this character is SOO COOL!! personally i like your creature work the best. there so clean! which do you prefer doing?

hominid
03-22-2007, 12:52 AM
Hi Alessandro,

I have a very minor dispute about the character’s pose in the painting. Unfortunately it’s a pet peeve of mine.

Military professionals generally keep their index finger outside of the trigger guard unless they are actually firing the weapon. By keeping your character’s finger outside the trigger guard, I think you would make him look even more convincing and authentic.

Cheers,
Pete

cecofuli
03-22-2007, 01:08 AM
Che te devo dì, Ale, mo su treddì che ci vieni a fare... :D

Layer01
03-22-2007, 01:17 AM
nice model! love the character design and the style.

i'm going to tentativly step out on a limb here and amidst all the "ooh you blow my minds" and "wow u r so cools" say i'm not actually sure i like the "illustration". :eek:

I love the model, love the textures, etc etc..but i find the peice is very tonaly/visually flat, and the character blends into the background, there also isn't enough lighting contrast for my tastes.
the treatment seems to have made it very "soft" looking too, and the texture accross the work seems almost uniform, and for me reduces the impact of the work.

this flat look might have been what you were after, who knows, but its not to my tastes.

*anti flame disclaimer*
i'm not being a grumpy critic, who's pissed cause he can't make stuff as awesome and has to rain on other people's parades. I'm offering this as constructive criticism, because i think the artist is good and deserves my honest feedback and not just another "your so good" post. Which are nice, but dont really aid in development imho..not that people shouldn't express their likes about a work, i just think saying *why* you like/dislike is more valuable in the end.

carry on..

Hynol
03-22-2007, 01:21 AM
Realy great image. Amazing level of detail and wonderfull output. 5stars - no doubt. Gratz man.

JackZhang
03-22-2007, 01:22 AM
beautiful image, great character, 5* from me! congra!

Pitipongp
03-22-2007, 02:04 AM
Well...hell gate is opening! Amazing work!
Congratulation!!!:thumbsup:

zhengxiqiang
03-22-2007, 02:32 AM
looks good,but it does not looks like metal,more plastic.

SheepFactory
03-22-2007, 02:36 AM
Man I would kill to animate this guy :)

Flawless job , I cant see a single flaw.

bluehonda
03-22-2007, 02:36 AM
ANG GANDA!!! -(Its beautiful!!! in Tagalog/Filipino).

R3desiGN
03-22-2007, 02:44 AM
Oh my sweetest Lord. This thing here simply takes my breath away. It is a true masterpiece. :eek:

unwrap
03-22-2007, 02:46 AM
This is freakin awesome. The details are undescribablé :buttrock: .

10 stars http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/rating/rating_5.gifhttp://forums.cgsociety.org/images/rating/rating_5.gif

younglion
03-22-2007, 02:50 AM
really excellent modeling and the textures are amazing, would love to see more work from you. take care.

leishen
03-22-2007, 03:10 AM
Great Work!

Nice model,texture and atmosphere!

snwbrdn7
03-22-2007, 03:18 AM
Nice Work,

If I were to defend London, I would hope that I look like this guy. Great work and keep up the great character designs. Fantastic or A+++ as they say on E-Bay.:thumbsup:

Klicek
03-22-2007, 04:02 AM
great model and image :bounce: 5* from me

CompuGraph
03-22-2007, 04:32 AM
EXCELLENT! :scream: That is what i call a model. How many polys are there?

This is without any doubts front page material.

5 stars from me.

Stefan-Morrell
03-22-2007, 04:47 AM
top shelf work..well done!

darthmaya
03-22-2007, 05:36 AM
Wow.... This went straight into my inspiration folder..I hope to one day be as good as you, and maybe work at blur.
I love the blur style, always so detailed. Pretty much any cool cinematic/game trailer I have seen lately has come from blur.

Anyways keep up the AMAZING work!

AVTPro
03-22-2007, 06:01 AM
I love the work. Great Piece.


Can you explain something to me about the business of this type of art work. Do you have to be working for a business to produce this?

Meaning if it's commissioned it's already paid for before it's done and the artist is compensated. What about if you don't belong to one of those companies and you do a concept work that can be used in a game?

How can an artist get compensated, or protect it yet display it? Or market his concept out there among game developer? Obviously this work is going to inspire more work, but at least the artist has been compensated before it is adapted into the mainstream.

My apologies if this isn't the right CGtalk forum to ask this question.

kazziu
03-22-2007, 06:05 AM
Insanely good, could we see some closeups of the final render, especially the head of the hunter?

send2raj
03-22-2007, 06:17 AM
Well done...Excellent:scream:

ChewyPixels
03-22-2007, 06:29 AM
Damn! Always impressive, Alessandro! This one's even better than your last piece. I love it!

Congrats on the frontpage! :beer:

HoH
03-22-2007, 06:33 AM
UAAAAAU! Excellent work 5* from me :)

Jadetiger
03-22-2007, 06:56 AM
Nothin like your trustee flame thrower. :D Five stars!

OSBOURNE
03-22-2007, 07:19 AM
I'd say it's absolutly amazing work

AlexStratulat
03-22-2007, 07:20 AM
Excellent work Alessandro!! ***** :thumbsup:
Great characters!!

Digiegg
03-22-2007, 07:54 AM
At GDC, I saw this poster and fell in love w/ it! I wanted a copy but they didn't have any left. =( Freaking awesome modeling. All those little pieces in the armor... whew. That must've been a LOT of work. Beautiful model. Are you working for Massive Black? They seem to be doing alot w/ Hellgate.

TES
03-22-2007, 07:59 AM
really nice!

Baldasseroni
03-22-2007, 08:34 AM
WOW thanks so much for the appreciation!

Zorrino (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=76710) : Thank you man!

s-rajesh78 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=34878) : Thanks!

Intervain (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=149046) : Thank you Magdalena !

BeSStia (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=164702) : Well...thanks for such consideration !

FabioMSilva (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=33859) : Glad you like it! ^^

wowbaggin (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=69344) : Thanks!

RocketR (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=116781) : Well, even if this is not that strictly photorealistic...thanks!!

Richit (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=194417) : ^^

rufux (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=262406) : Thank you!

soulburn3d (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=4754) : Thanks Neil....considering you who are the guy who inspired me years back to start this profession...i feel honoured of the appreciation...really.

ACantarel (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=56555) : Thanks man...the model took me more or less 12 days, the illustration maybe one month of spare time.

ZhangYang84 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=252329) : Thanks!!

Fox (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=17641) : Awwww, Fallout!!!...i loved that ..How close we are to the invasion of London ? Hum...not sure yet, just check www.hellgatelondon.com (http://www.hellgatelondon.com) from time to time for the latest news!

prox-emics (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=190658) : Uh...thanks man..well, i love character modelling..well, that`s not totally true...i love modelling in general, and i love to contestualize them in the end...did i answer ?


scrimski (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=48634) : Massive Photoshopping of course...several layers of colour balance, painted stuff ,compositing of painted background elements and stuff like that.

hominid (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=14685) : Ah...really ? i wasn`t aware of that...good to know for next projects, thanks for the appreciation!

cecofuli (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=54400) : Beh, mi fa piacere cmq far vedere le cose in giro...poi su treddi ci sono tante persone simpatiche ^^

Layer 01 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=58536) : Yeah, i hear you and i agree about some "flatness" of the illustration.
I can tell you that i "tried" to get an illustrative feeling, more than a standard realistic 3d visualization approach, this implies flattening things a bit, speculars are not as neat as they are in reality, lighting is fake in some parts....and yes, contrast tends to be reduced.
Even colour variations has been something to think about, and i agree when you say that probably it`s a little monochromatic.But i want to explain why :

The point is that you generally start in these kind of artworks with models with a given style and texture palette... so putting them togheter into a convincing illustration is sometime a bit "tricky" because part of the colour scheme is already set from the beginning. This is first limitation. Then it comes posing the characters in a way that they doesn`t look stiff and boring....this may sound obvious, but even if you get a nice "correct" pose from a rigging and anatomical point of view...you notice that something from a "comic style" point of view is not working...so you start forcing proportions and perspective...sometime it`s a real pain.

That said, when u get something visualing appealing from an illustrative point of view, you feel very lucky

I appreciate very much your critique man, because i saw myself facing those problems you mentioned... i think that i managed to solve them in part, but probably there is still some things to improve and my workflow needs to be perfectioned even though i really think that 3D is not the best medium to produce this kind of illustrative things....but since i can`t paint in 2D (sigh)...i do my best with it

Thanks.

Hynol (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=202307) : Thanks sir!

JackZhang (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=134060) : thanks!

PitipongP (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=171537) : Thank you sir!

ZhengXiQiang (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=272601) : Yes...that has been made in post to flatten things a bit . Thanks!

SheepFactory (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=406) : AH...did u see the cinematic ? If not check blur`s website...i think they made a wonderful job animating it! Thanks for the appreciation!

bluehonda (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=192398) : Grazie mille! (thanks very much in italian!)

R3desiGN (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=47641) : Thanks!

sergage (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=39623) : Thanks man!

younglion (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=207058) : I`ll do my best! thanks!

leishen (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=179963) : Thanks!

snwbrdn7 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=46568) : ahaha thanks !

Klicek (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=106968) : thanks!

CompuGraph (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=272824) i don`t know...maybe 500.000 in render ? thanks!

Stefan-Morrell (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=64489) : thanks man, really appreciated!

darthmaya (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=199205) : Yes...i love Blur too

AVTPro (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=25321) : Well, first of all the design is not mine ... then it works as all the other freelance commissions...you`re usually paid at the end of the job and the intellectual property is of the owners of the game/projects.

kazziu (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=215337) : Sorry man, i don`t have any closeup of that kind at the moment :/

send2raj (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=93850) : Thanks!

Jedi-Juice (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=26627) : Glad you like it man!

HoH (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=48290) : Thanks!

Jadetiger (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=207218) : ^O^ flame throwers all around the world!

OSSYFFER (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=28935) : thanks man!

AlexStratulat (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=216930) : Thanks man, keep going with your great char modelling !

Digiegg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=14686) : Glad you like it man , i used to freelance for Massiveblack from time to time!

TES (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=3662) : thanks man!

Some additional material :

http://lnx.eklettica.com/coppermine/albums/Hunter/miniature.jpg

http://lnx.eklettica.com/coppermine/albums/Hunter/face.jpg

http://lnx.eklettica.com/coppermine/albums/Hunter/wire1.jpg

http://lnx.eklettica.com/coppermine/albums/Hunter/wire2.jpg

Ale

Bif
03-22-2007, 08:34 AM
Allasandro,...damn. I think this is my favorite. Yep. Best I've seen from your collection. Keep it up!

SuperXCM
03-22-2007, 08:47 AM
Yeah... i must say that this picture is simply amazing, i like all, the color, the pose, the light and the background... ALL...


5* for me! :thumbsup:

elektronaut
03-22-2007, 08:50 AM
very impressive work! congrats!!

irananimator
03-22-2007, 08:55 AM
Woooooow.
Well done.really nice job
Good luck.

Hamed katebi

michael-olszak
03-22-2007, 09:01 AM
Awesome stuff mam. cool model.

PavelPetrenko
03-22-2007, 09:10 AM
This is best work what i see in this year! :bounce:
Great! :thumbsup:

okazaky
03-22-2007, 09:12 AM
Awesome pic! Nothing more to say! :thumbsup:

thenimlot
03-22-2007, 09:18 AM
beautifull......awsome...5 stars!!! :thumbsup:

TaTaC
03-22-2007, 09:23 AM
6 un mostro!

Complimenti, è sempre fonte di grande ispirazione guardare i tuoi lavori!!

Falfa
03-22-2007, 09:26 AM
WOW Alessandro,
certainly one of your best work, awesome !!

zweiDee
03-22-2007, 10:07 AM
omg! this is incredible. perfect illustration and a great model! :bounce:
five ***** stars

christo78
03-22-2007, 10:13 AM
great stuff, very inspirational - any chance we could see your texture sheets?

living_for_cg
03-22-2007, 10:28 AM
woooow you Blur guys really rock:scream: !
fatntastic work...:thumbsup:
absolutely 5 stars

DimitrisLiatsos
03-22-2007, 10:51 AM
The Illustration kicks Butt...the model kicks also kicks butt...in my humble opinion one of of your best works....seriously CONGRATS...amazing piece.

:)

Norl
03-22-2007, 10:51 AM
That's a great piece of work! Simply love the armour design and surrounding look.

mattia242
03-22-2007, 11:07 AM
Come al solito... complimenti ! :thumbsup:

DenisaM
03-22-2007, 11:19 AM
Hi Sasa. :) I'm glad to see your work complete :) I'm just tell you one comment.
I fall in love to your HUNTER! :love::applause:

gizmosart
03-22-2007, 11:24 AM
great work his eye is looks amizing real modeling five stars :)

andreja
03-22-2007, 11:59 AM
The Illustration kicks Butt...the model kicks also kicks butt...in my humble opinion one of of your best works....seriously CONGRATS...amazing piece.

:)




I agree with that.:buttrock:

paintbox
03-22-2007, 12:23 PM
Hi Alessandro,

Good to see your still going strong. I find your work is always of an outstanding quality. The detail is staggering. Enough compliments, now get back to work ;)

-Paintbox

LadyPurple
03-22-2007, 12:53 PM
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ACantarel
03-22-2007, 12:56 PM
12 days is really fast :) Unwrapping included?
Thanks a lot for sharing the wire frames!
Excellent pose btw!

Cheers
André

DimitrisLiatsos
03-22-2007, 01:06 PM
we have a giant print of this at work...its bad ass man.


Geeez....can we have one too...? :)


Dimi.....and yeahh..once again ...it is bad ass work .

CGadrian
03-22-2007, 01:24 PM
EXCELLENT !:bounce:

5 BIG stars , of cours:applause: !

Neil
03-22-2007, 01:30 PM
Nicely done. I love your composite picture! Is the clock tower also 3d?

Only critiques:
1. The hands and wrist seem stretched out
2. It doesnt' look like the the speculare layer varies much. It would be nice to see it highlite the bumps and cuts in the metal. Right now ti seems uniform.

DDS
03-22-2007, 02:01 PM
that's like way better than your other stuff. Truly amazing! You deserve ur reputation. Seems to me like texturing and illustration are you best skills!

AJ
03-22-2007, 02:03 PM
Man I would kill to animate this guy :)

I would kill anyone who asked me to skin him!

Fantastic detail as always... But on your model pose you can see 'SAFELOCK' written backwards on his left arm.

You know, because that's what everyone's going to be looking at!

webhead
03-22-2007, 02:07 PM
Love seeing your work - masterful detail. Great work, as usual!

seandunderdale
03-22-2007, 02:10 PM
12 days to model?? wow, im assuming though you start from a generic character mesh you already have rather than start from scratch. Is it normal mapped/displaced?

ekah
03-22-2007, 02:52 PM
Fantastic. I enjoy looking at your scene/wireframe images as much as the finished piece. Great work as always. :)

STANER
03-22-2007, 02:57 PM
Hi Alessandro!

Wow! this is just awesome work:thumbsup: i'll give you *****

do you have a sketch that you used to make this awesome work?

MichelangeloAlmeida
03-22-2007, 03:04 PM
Ow man!! I very impressed with texture quality and the render!! 5* for me!!!

monks
03-22-2007, 03:28 PM
Awesome work ! Really good :)
Congrats

Aldarion
03-22-2007, 03:30 PM
I loved you work ever since you started posting images on raph.com, but this is damn amazing ! Everything from character design to the final illustration.
Where can I get a huge version of this one to get it printed ???

Djampa
03-22-2007, 03:51 PM
Oh my... you're exceeding yourself ! This one I want printed ! Shoot !... d....



Nice to read game storyline too, very interesting.
You translate the spirit of it on that image, incredible artwork !

Impressive composition too, and it's scary to see that you made such massive photoshop work as well. I loved that sky color and overall mood !

This is not only FP material for CGTalk but for any magazine as well the game box !

Congratulations ! And keep inspiring us like that ! cya,

Lincoln Hawk
03-22-2007, 03:56 PM
Your best work Balda, very impressive.
Congrats 5 stars.

huangjie1984
03-22-2007, 04:05 PM
very nice pictures!
i am in your fir war when i saw that cool picture!
and your design have a well looking
good design!

huangjie1984
03-22-2007, 04:07 PM
very nice pictures!
i am in your fir war when i saw that cool picture!
and your design have a well looking
good design!

3mm
03-22-2007, 04:16 PM
very great work Alessandro as usual

are u rig this character for illustration or good guys at blur do it?

keep it up dude:thumbsup:

tide78
03-22-2007, 04:26 PM
Great stuff man, this is such a different theme than the really great "Gun" poster you had posted a while back. I really love the design, colors, everything. I would have to say that the graininess is my favorite. Really makes it look gritty, and kind of reminiscent of that whole graphic novel to the big-screen type of thing that i've been seeing a bit lately. Great work! Really inspiring!

-Z

3mm
03-22-2007, 04:34 PM
just delete 2th post

shtl
03-22-2007, 05:14 PM
wwaaaawww that's cooool!
I looooove I looove I looove!

Congrats the illustration is very nice, above all details technicity etc... the pose, simple but perfect !

5 stars from me!

neuromancer2
03-22-2007, 05:27 PM
Simply amazing! Just the modeling and texturing alone...perfection. Can't wait to see the cinematic from you amazing artists there at Blur.

refract
03-22-2007, 05:46 PM
Very nice.

DarkTownArt
03-22-2007, 05:58 PM
Hey there, Ale!

It's great that you finally got permission to publish this illustration. If not it would have been a real waste as it's always upsetting for the artist to not being able to expose his stuff.
As for the subject, his pose truely rocks. He is so sexy even with his helmet on :D

neuromancer2
03-22-2007, 07:02 PM
Just watched the cinematic...think I sharted...just a lil bit. Seriously tho...friggin amazing!

MrJames
03-22-2007, 07:04 PM
I love it! Its just oozing with details :) 5*

Raenz
03-22-2007, 07:40 PM
Really nice modeling, and the finished still is amazing.

Keep up with the fantastic work.

mattroussel
03-22-2007, 08:34 PM
superb!!i love it!!

vrexplorer
03-22-2007, 08:37 PM
Always i`m impressed of your great renders and colors.

snips
03-22-2007, 08:58 PM
Speechless!! 5 stars!:eek:

bluesoldier11
03-22-2007, 09:11 PM
Holy! That is SO awesome man! I'm lovin it! Dang, Blur Studios really has some true telent beind it, awesome work dude. :thumbsup:

JFVerissimo
03-22-2007, 09:27 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Excellent work! I wanna see this picture in the next book!

Nippur
03-22-2007, 10:01 PM
Looks fantastic. I wonder when will be the day when I'll be able to do such a great renders. 5* work, no doubts :)

jhuasdas87bd
03-22-2007, 11:18 PM
mate, this is a really cool character! congrats.

elnady
03-22-2007, 11:46 PM
Wow
Nice work with the texturing
5*

vivien82
03-23-2007, 12:23 AM
ciao alessandro, complimenti è semplicemente favolosa.

drummer
03-23-2007, 12:26 AM
Balda rulez!! great work man, adoro i tuoi colori :)
keep up the great work!


Marco

Playmobil
03-23-2007, 12:40 AM
Great Work Balda™
i love your way to make best colored illustrations.
you have a best compositing techniques

:D

galaxy of stars for you!

frk

dtschultz
03-23-2007, 12:42 AM
Wow! This is truly amazing.

Thanks a lot for posting the wires and the other closeups. That's very kind of you.

harmonic01
03-23-2007, 12:58 AM
That is such a cool illustration. One of my favorites. I was lucky enough to snatch a poster of this at work. :buttrock:

yolk
03-23-2007, 01:02 AM
5 star ! :thumbsup: . I like .... well done.

mentholx
03-23-2007, 01:08 AM
so wonderful! I like the gear on the character!

Cyborgguineapig
03-23-2007, 02:08 AM
Alessandro this is an amazing piece worth no less than 5*'s. very inspiring. Only thing which i find odd is the shape and function of the shoulder armor. Looks too CG rough sub-D shaped if you know what I mean, particularly the bevel running inside it. Also not sure if intentional but some of the scratches on the armor texture appear to be bumped outward rather than the opposite. But those are very minor things. Keep up the sweet work.

dpizzle
03-23-2007, 02:26 AM
all i keep saying to myself is ...
"this guy's sick"

seriously, that's all i can say.

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

priteshrane
03-23-2007, 05:40 AM
very good work ,keep it up.......

Leonardoart
03-23-2007, 09:28 AM
Wow! Look at your work, make me return child end open my mind to fantascientific travel :)
Remember me also some sci-fa japanese comics like "Eden"...
Superbo :)
Leonardo

Scob
03-23-2007, 09:36 AM
Absolutely huge !!!:eek:
Love it !!!
Keep it up !
cheers

wurp
03-23-2007, 10:22 AM
another great pic by the master :)

thanks for the closeup renders and wireframe shots

gpepper
03-23-2007, 12:50 PM
Just great !
Another great show of your art !
Perfect modeling, texturing and rendering.
What can we say else ? We all want to be Alessandro Baldasseroni...

without any joke, congratulations, again, for this.

CuTnPaste
03-23-2007, 01:10 PM
Grande!
come sempre!
bravo!

ciao
Paolo

D-E-A-N
03-23-2007, 01:16 PM
great work, looks just awesome. :thumbsup:

ToastMan
03-23-2007, 01:29 PM
How do you wear this kind of armor?? Looks exhausting!

Simply insane! I love post-apocalyptic concepts!
The mood here is fantastic!!
Keep it up.

Defonten
03-23-2007, 01:46 PM
Holy sh... it can be real...

iSOBigD
03-23-2007, 03:11 PM
Really awesome job and great modeling and texturing, just like in all of Blur's work on the Hellgate London images/cinematics. Now if only the game looked anything remotely close to this good, we'd have a sweet-ass RPG/FPS on our hands.

maxreal
03-23-2007, 05:58 PM
Grande artista !! :buttrock:

Impressionante lavoro.

Complimenti :bounce:

AtrusDni
03-23-2007, 06:15 PM
wow i think i just shat myself. 5 stars!

Manuel3D
03-23-2007, 08:46 PM
:thumbsup:

Hey Ale! Complimenti.... credimi sei uno dei pochi motivi che mi portano a continuare con la CG, esprimere solo e comunque se stessi con questi lavori penso sia la cosa più bella. Le tue immagini penso siano vive e riescono a comunicare qualcosa per questo motivo!
Grazie! 5 stelle per me ti continuo a seguire.....

In gamba! :scream:

madeofpoly
03-23-2007, 09:49 PM
Like others have said that's a great model and textures rock too! you guys from Blur know your stuff :)

Luis

nkdksk
03-23-2007, 10:13 PM
five stars man your work is excellent

rianchen
03-24-2007, 04:18 AM
Nice colour and mood. great design ..

JasonLin
03-24-2007, 05:00 AM
this is damn great.....
u are my favorite 3d artist...keep creation:thumbsup:

Vboyz
03-24-2007, 08:34 AM
oh my Good..how can u do that?..can u give us tutorial making that thing?....i am big fan of u now hehehe..please i need .and i will wait for that:)

Oli4D
03-24-2007, 08:40 AM
I love it! Except for one thing: The desigon of the gun. In my eyes, it looks a bit to old fashoned in comparison with he's very futuristic armor...
But yeah... maybe that is part of the design.
Fantasic work anyway!

dxk123852
03-24-2007, 08:46 AM
really nice work! I like it :thumbsup:

denizengt
03-24-2007, 09:12 AM
*joins legions of Alessandro's fans*

Fantastic. Totally in love with the composition and textures. 5*

SanjayChand
03-24-2007, 10:13 AM
wow!

:eek:

that is awesome.

the only crit I can find is that the lighting gets a little flat behind his legs.

Baldasseroni
03-24-2007, 11:36 AM
Bif (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=230528) : Thanks man, such words from your make me really proud...wish i could shake your hand in person and offer a beer sooner or later.

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Thanks guys, really.

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LadyPurple (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=189180) : ihih tu metti le x ^O^

ACantarel (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=56555) : Yes, uv included,( modelling and texturing), thanks for the appreciation!

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Neil (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=5518) : Yup, in part! I could agree with you about the speculars, but those have been reduced later because he`s supposed to be an undercover operation soldier, so better not make him shine too much....well...whatever :D

DDS (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=13858) : thanks man! i just love doing this kind of illustrations :)

AJ_23 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=124) : ARGHH , you noticed it! :P

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seandunderdale (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=209263) : sometime yes, a generic proportions male model to start with ... the model is just normal mapped, not displaced.

ekah (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=4145) : Thanks!

STANER (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=211792) : A friend of mine Antonio mossucca did a general sketch for the composition , unfortunately i never scanned it :/

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3mm (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=40671) : i rigged it (free form deforming) for this particular illustration, sweet people at Blur rigged it for the cinematic.

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harmonic01 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=213) : ha! just curious to see it at this point! :P

yolk (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=88048) , mentholx (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=6630) , thanks dudes !

Cyborgguineapig (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=38157) : Yeah man, i know what you mean... the bump is inverted i guess...my fault eheh

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gpepper (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=33317) : yeah....kinda being John Malkovich syndrome ? :P ...thanks man

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Oli4D (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=167628) : maybe ...yes, the gun is the only part i designed...buahahah , thanks man anyhow!

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Ale

LadyPurple
03-24-2007, 12:24 PM
LadyPurple (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=189180) : ihih tu metti le x ^O^
....... ^o^

AndHolzmeister
03-24-2007, 12:49 PM
Hey Alessandro, that one is my favorite from your portfolio. It came out really nice! awesome work my friend.

Nayar
03-24-2007, 02:41 PM
Ciao Alessandro!

D'avvero un bel lavoro!
Complimenti!

Micro26
03-24-2007, 03:38 PM
Its awesome work man.
Great from every point.
Keep it up.
:thumbsup:

turx
03-24-2007, 05:06 PM
great character, great execution!
since the first time i saw your aviator kid on cgtalk, you never disappointed your audience. keep up the good work!

necrith13
03-24-2007, 07:20 PM
i have only one critic if you care on; monster at the backward was killed by some futuristic harpoon spears... But when i look at the big picture, i can't relate the flamethrowing weapon with the stakes on monster...

The rest... Dude awesome design... Maybe more special force soldier than a futuristic hunter but, like i said, cool design...

jihoonkim
03-25-2007, 08:21 AM
just awsome..
amazing design modeling and texture..

finally I have a goal to make my piece like this.
so pls tell me.how long did u take to model and texture.?

madelgado
03-26-2007, 02:59 PM
Braaaavooooooo!!!

Greaaat!!! Fantastic!!!

frameless
03-26-2007, 04:43 PM
Okay, i already voted this 5 stars a few days ago and thought a comment wouldn't be necessary anymore...but anyways:

Fantastic! :thumbsup:

JTMcFarland
03-26-2007, 08:35 PM
Nice job on the armor.
From the looks Hellgate will be a beutifull game

FRENZIEDmind
03-27-2007, 12:55 AM
Fantastic work!!! Anatomy and suit look great. Love the hands. Cool looking creature as well!

madm4tt
03-28-2007, 09:29 AM
This is a crazy work mate!!! I'm Sci-FI fan an this kind of work is so inspiring for me...

Clean & complex at the same time...

Thanx man....

See U

P.S.: ciao ;-) ci vediamo su treddi...

RevXwise
03-29-2007, 12:03 AM
Incredible, this guy looks exactly like a Vindicaire assasin in the Warhammer 40k universe.

aphextweak
03-29-2007, 07:22 PM
Damn... thats all I got... :eek:

tuck
03-30-2007, 10:22 AM
Excellent work !

I really love your work, nothing more to say :thumbsup:

Snake Eyess
04-01-2007, 04:02 PM
Damn AWSOME work!

love the renders, any chance of a look at the shaders you used (or a screenshot of them) and mabey a explination of the whole project?

Also what did u use to render the image with, standard scanline??? could you give a little explination on your lighting enviroment that you used.

Would really be cool if you would :D

When you doing another? :thumbsup:

Digitalwool
04-01-2007, 07:38 PM
WOW.
To add to the army of comments here.... WOW. That is totally amazing. You are a true master! One of the best CG images I've ever seen, ever.

MatteoM
04-04-2007, 02:42 AM
great work!

Very beatiful model and compositing ;)

You are the best in Italy...

Matteo


P.S.: fare una sosta di lavoro a queste ore per leggere tutte le pagine e vedere i vari modelli è una delizia per gli occhi rossi sotto stress lavorativo ;) Grande!...

Kerem
04-04-2007, 11:07 PM
I'm speechless. Amazing work man... :buttrock:

colortab
04-11-2007, 12:39 PM
love your work, nothing more to say

MicahHymer
04-11-2007, 04:08 PM
Incredible work. What a devastating scene. 5*.

LavenPillay
04-17-2007, 02:23 PM
Dude, as has been mentioned a few times, thats pretty frikken nice ! :thumbsup:

I think you've done a great job of giving it an illustrative feel. In fact, as someone else said, it already looks like a poster.

On a small side note, the only thing that sticks out to me is that, being a Stealth suit, the little glowing parts on the suit ('cept for the 'eyes') should not be glowing.....
"What ? How did they SEE me ?" *grin*

But that doesn't detract at all from an awesome piece of work.
Nice one!

Bungalo
04-27-2007, 08:18 AM
Great character! THe modeling is simply superb!

jac3d
05-09-2007, 07:32 AM
amazing work!! Alessandro!!! the best............ the best in Italy...

fahadkhan
05-14-2007, 07:56 PM
you done a SUPERB JOB ..

Daedalus04
05-14-2007, 08:25 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/7988/7988_1174514166_medium.jpg

Title: The Hunter
Name: Alessandro Baldasseroni
Country: Italy
Software: 3ds max, Photoshop, ZBrush

Sometime back i had the chance to make this Hunter cinematic model for the Hellgate London`s game cinematic , realized by Blur Studio.
Later on came this illustration , hope you like it !

Ale

I love how you've based the Hunter's weapon on the LSW, the British Army Use's. UK FTW

This give it more of a Post-apoc feeling...even though its in the future. the weapons they use are still just modifications of the old ones :P

HuiTian
05-17-2007, 08:22 AM
wow!so great!
cool~

midorichi
05-20-2007, 04:32 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/7988/7988_1174514166_medium.jpg

Title: The Hunter
Name: Alessandro Baldasseroni
Country: Italy
Software: 3ds max, Photoshop, ZBrush

Sometime back i had the chance to make this Hunter cinematic model for the Hellgate London`s game cinematic , realized by Blur Studio.
Later on came this illustration , hope you like it !

Ale


It reminds me of Masamune's Apple Seed during 80's

obizz
05-23-2007, 04:36 PM
wowwow,finally you have chance to upload this piece:) really great to see it again!

Krishk
05-24-2007, 09:52 AM
Hi!

Very good work with lots of miner details, five star from me.


Best Regards
Krishna

leif3d
05-24-2007, 02:25 PM
I just stumbled upon this thread while looking for "anatomy"...

and ummm....HOLY CRAP! that piece is amazing!

Great job man!:thumbsup:

gardogg
06-30-2007, 01:59 AM
Wow, this thing is so cool!

N1K1T4
07-12-2007, 11:27 AM
Excellent !! 5 stars!

cokorote
07-19-2007, 12:40 AM
OMG! Stunning. I'm just totally blown away by these. This is freakin sweet.

I could say these are outstanding work, but i won't because everybody else already did...

jofximus
09-08-2007, 03:00 PM
Your work is truly inspiring.

dif2find
09-24-2007, 03:48 AM
wow!!! way cool man. nice worn armor.

Typhoon99
05-30-2008, 01:08 PM
Absolutely awesome work mate, really like the setting and the use of colours really gives it that post-apoc feel.

saying that, only minor gripe, along with the bloke earlier about the guy having his finger in the trigger guard is that the rifle being all that single colour, obviously a very nice model for the LSW however I'd just like to suggest a bit more contrast to the handguard, magazine and optic from the body of the weapon and barrel. (and also bit cheeky having it in the left hand as the LSW is right handed only!)

Besides that, absolutely amazing shot, 5 Stars definatly!

thermite321
06-18-2008, 12:51 PM
the warrior is so realistic i would like to see the frame for the image.

MindSymbion
09-22-2008, 11:26 AM
Wonderful concept and modeling!
I love the gear design!
5 stars!!!

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