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Matt-Clark
12-13-2001, 10:51 PM
Haven't posted anything for ages, and thought I'd contribute
to the new forum.

This is something I've been playing around with, a character
from the 2000AD comic (which spawned Judge Dredd, who
for those who don't read comics may know from the poor
Stallone film).

Here's an early version and some later rendering tests.

http://www.clarky85.freeserve.co.uk/1.jpg
http://www.clarky85.freeserve.co.uk/2.jpg
http://www.clarky85.freeserve.co.uk/3.jpg

Cheers,

GabrielP
12-13-2001, 10:54 PM
Just wanna tell you that I love your work !

Well done !

Chris
12-13-2001, 11:16 PM
Awesome Matt! That brings back memories.... I used to have the game, on my trusty old C64 (or was it on the Vic20?) I used to spend hours, while the bodies piled up & filled the screen... (sigh)

I'd love to see some smoke comin from that nose... ;)

Duhreetoh
12-13-2001, 11:31 PM
What is that rendered with? It's...so...real...

Taoizm
12-14-2001, 12:26 AM
Matt, once again you've stunned me. WOW...that's all I can say. :D

in that last image, what's up with the cape? Looks a little "off" maybe it's just me

ambassador
12-14-2001, 12:36 AM
exellent modeling replica, very good use of warm and cool colors, :D

one thing though, the use of multiple "intense" lens flares creates a lack of focal point in the piece

pascal_blanche
12-14-2001, 01:17 AM
good concept design I like it :D I don`t remember this guy.. only judge death " sentenceee issss deathhhhhh " :D good feeling on the pose and renders.. you rock Matt!

Martin-K-
12-14-2001, 01:53 AM
mucho cool!. not much to say really.
looks a but heavy on polygons in the armour area though.

harmonic01
12-14-2001, 04:30 AM
Matt!, You kick @$$!!!! Totally in love with your work. :D

chrom
12-14-2001, 08:40 AM
wow
cool work, nice backgrounds and textures
i like the cloth material

cheers
.chrom

urgaffel
12-14-2001, 09:19 AM
Great stuff Mat, as always :) Only things I dislike are the pose in the first pic, it looks a little strained(?)... er... fake I guess. And the lensflare... Tone it down, pleeeease!!! It's so... Photoshop. Other than that, great stuff!

Matt-Clark
12-14-2001, 11:48 AM
Chris: I think it was on the C64 and a few other 8 bit machines.
Smoke from the nose is definitely a lasting image of this guy,
so I'll have to work on that...

Duhreetoh: It's all rendered with the Max default scanline
renderer, which is often maligned. Colour/contrast correction
is then dealt with in Pshop.

Taoizm: Yeah, the cape defintely isn't finished here. It will be
far more dynamic, flowing with the motion when done. In
the last composition it was initially covered up by some text
so I didn't bother with it.


ambassador: I do a fair mount of color correction in Pshop to get
this style. I know what you mean about the flares. I'm usually
the last person to use them, but they seemed fitting with this
imagery.

pascal blanché: Now Death would be good to model...

Martin-K-: I'm tending to build quite dense stuff these days.
As long as it's all feasible to animate I don't mind.

urgaffel: As I said earlier it's very rare for me to even look at the
lens flare button let alone use it. I guess I'll limit myself a bit more.

Here's some other bits and pieces on the 'not finished' pile:

Another character from 2000AD:

http://www.clarky85.freeserve.co.uk/4.jpg

A walking carpet:

http://www.clarky85.freeserve.co.uk/5.jpg

A very early shot of an alien character I made up:

http://www.clarky85.freeserve.co.uk/6.jpg

and another unfinished concept of my own:

http://www.clarky85.freeserve.co.uk/7.jpg

lildragon
12-14-2001, 11:58 AM
Matt you have mad skills, there's nothing to comment on besides it looks just awesome, all of you works, mighty impressive, "the walking carpet" from star wars fur looks amazing, what was used to do that?

regards

Matt-Clark
12-14-2001, 12:02 PM
Shag:fur and Shag:hair. I've had a lot of requests for a tutorial, so I'll try and get round to it.

lildragon
12-14-2001, 12:04 PM
awesome man, that shaggy look will suit my bunny well ;) how long was the render time?

pascal_blanche
12-14-2001, 12:09 PM
I will start a " push away Matt Clark from computers" group... who's with me? :D

lildragon
12-14-2001, 12:12 PM
waves hand frantically in the air http://66.70.72.50/forums/images/smilies/wavey.gif http://66.70.72.50/forums/images/smilies/wavey.gifhttp://66.70.72.50/forums/images/smilies/wavey.gif

:D

Matt-Clark
12-14-2001, 12:24 PM
http://66.70.72.50/forums/images/smilies/wavey.gif

Me too! Oh.. wait.. erm...

frank
12-14-2001, 05:00 PM
You are just a f%$@ing good artist!

That's all I can say!

Which software do you use? Are you located in LA?

-F

Airflow
12-14-2001, 05:45 PM
real nice, guess Ill have to post my Manga version of nemesis soon. Good work mate.

parallax
12-15-2001, 09:26 AM
Awesome work as usual.
The guy must have trouble walking though, with knees like that. ;)

Iain McFadzen
12-15-2001, 05:27 PM
You are an absolute git :)

AJ
12-15-2001, 09:21 PM
Matt - you are hands down the best advert for Max I've ever seen (if you know what I mean). Obviously this is 90% due to you skill, but I mean - jeeesus...

Two things -

1. Yes, you should definitely due a tutorial for Shag fur/hair... I've used it a fair bit, but I've never seen results with it like the ones you achieve.

2. Don't even think about doing Judge Death!! I've had that one back burning on my brain for agessssssssss... :( but then, who's gonna stop you ;) :D

Superb as always.

Damn you Matt Clarke - Damn you to hell... :P

nick
12-15-2001, 10:27 PM
omg you da man, awesome work. That is some amazing modelling on nemisis and that chewbacca image is stunning!!!!!!!

Kadde
12-15-2001, 11:17 PM
cant believe in that. fatality , brutality.

i have no words.

congratulations !

meshsmooth
12-16-2001, 08:26 AM
stunning, looked at your site ( bookmarked it ) , i think you may be the best character modeler iv seen on the web. Every artwork is flawless...well done

mikkot
12-16-2001, 12:17 PM
Hi

Looks nice, and authentical to the "real" warlock.
Remember a game where you had to shoot a lot of enemies and pile'em up yo be able to climb upwards.. hehe

It was a great game... I was 13 i think... but anyway.. great work !



/Mikko

Golgoth_bla
01-10-2002, 06:25 AM
hu.......
be nice matt... you are extremely talented, yes but are you very ugly,no sence of humour and very poor ? pleaaaase say yes for the peace of our mind ! :p

Daxx
01-17-2002, 10:58 PM
Amazing Matt!!!!:D

The dwarf
01-18-2002, 06:17 PM
wow excellent

Matt-Clark
01-28-2002, 07:35 AM
Originally posted by Golgoth_bla
hu.......
be nice matt... you are extremely talented, yes but are you very ugly,no sence of humour and very poor ? pleaaaase say yes for the peace of our mind ! :p

I'm afraid I'm a babe magnet with lots of money and a great sense of humour.
Sorry.

PedramK
02-07-2002, 04:29 AM
for the love of god!:eek:
try keep it to one image per post mate..donno if
my heart can take much more suger than that..

great looking stuff, your one heck of an artist!

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