View Full Version : Biomechanoid, Squidinc (3D)

11 November 2003, 01:01 AM (

Made this for a competion over on renderosity, the contest is over so I finally got a chance to post it :)

Modelled, rendered and textured in Cinema 4D R8

and another render with just the fog

11 November 2003, 01:09 AM
woah! holy sH*t! that really good. great textures and enviornment. can u post the textures u used and a wire frame?:drool: :love:

11 November 2003, 01:18 AM
here's a wire and scene info, the textures are all shaders I made inside c4d so I can't really show em

11 November 2003, 01:28 AM
Thats Mad squid!!!! Love it man. One of your best monsters yet. :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 01:38 AM
verty sweet man, great design, great model, great textures. great render :beer:

11 November 2003, 02:02 AM
That's some crazy modelling and texturing! I can't believe you were able to pull this off with only 60,000 polys. :bowdown:

11 November 2003, 02:30 AM
You have done amazing job.I love it.Great texturing. Great atmosphere. :bowdown:

11 November 2003, 02:43 AM
That has front page written all over it.

It looks so deadly. Awesome. Did you use Cinema 4D to make that? Unbelievable.

I've got to stop writng so I can look at it some more. :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 02:48 AM
Very nice job, i'am a modeler too, but i'm a novice, great job, I would like to show what I did, to me says what you thinks.

Thanks Effect,

11 November 2003, 03:20 AM
good god,whatr can i say ,thats totally awesome.:eek: :drool: :drool:

11 November 2003, 03:25 AM
:eek: Worth being on the CGGallery... at least ! ;) :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 04:39 AM
so powerful

11 November 2003, 07:05 AM
I am in awe ...

and scared of the dark all over again.

Great job.

Cheers! :beer:

11 November 2003, 08:00 AM
Very detailed. I love the impression of this thing. Nice materials.

11 November 2003, 09:26 AM
cheers guys :thumbsup:

Originally posted by kemamusa
That's some crazy modelling and texturing! I can't believe you were able to pull this off with only 60,000 polys. :bowdown:

well that's the unsmoothed model, with subd on it probably goes up to billions :D

11 November 2003, 09:36 AM
Supermodeling with only 60.000 polys, amazing

11 November 2003, 11:16 AM
:eek: :eek: dude now THIS is what I call frontpage! Love the detail and mood!

***** from me :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 11:42 AM
greaaaaaatttt job, very good

11 November 2003, 12:45 PM

how did you moddeled on it?

11 November 2003, 12:52 PM
hey bud...congrats on the frontpage..:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 01:02 PM
Couldn't agree more with 'onlooker' :
That has front page written all over it.
Beautiful stuff!


11 November 2003, 01:10 PM
woa! sooo coool work! i love the mood!
i know that the software is not the important thing when you make a picture but i'm sooo impressed by the possibilities of cinema 4d.....

:bounce: :bounce:

11 November 2003, 01:11 PM
Check out the contest over at Renderosity folks, it has some great, great contributions.

Congratulations for winning it!

11 November 2003, 01:18 PM
great modeling work... looks like a cyborg lurker to me:)

11 November 2003, 01:25 PM
awesome! great desing!:applause:

11 November 2003, 01:29 PM
...As Dr Dre would say "Damn that sh!t is dope!!"


11 November 2003, 01:33 PM
Man that's rock, congratulation !



11 November 2003, 01:38 PM
As a Christian, I do not use profanity... but this has without a doubt made me come close. This is some VERY nice work, making my efforts seem soooooo small now. Thank you for giving me a boost of energy, and the motivation to do as good as you.

11 November 2003, 01:48 PM
simply great!
i wonder if tonight i will ever be able to sleep! :)

should be an entry for EXPOSE' 2!

11 November 2003, 01:49 PM
I think I just wet myself!


11 November 2003, 01:50 PM
nice model
nice mood you created too.
very nice work

11 November 2003, 01:56 PM
Really really great!!
Complimets again !! :beer:

11 November 2003, 02:18 PM
Very excellent work.

Bravo. The better that i have seen since a long time in 3D.

11 November 2003, 02:24 PM

i think we could all benefit from seeing your low res wires...hopefully you can post them...thanks

11 November 2003, 02:28 PM

You're a nutcase! Do you ever sleep! But what I really want to know is... how the heck are you going to top yourself? I mean, you do that every time.. but this is just stunning!

Keep up the the good fight! Hat's off to you! :applause:

11 November 2003, 02:28 PM
impressive :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 02:37 PM
cheers for the plug :D

thanks for all the feedback :thumbsup:

Originally posted by mattregnier

i think we could all benefit from seeing your low res wires...hopefully you can post them...thanks

they're on the first page, that's before the subd is turned on, I tend to work with high res meshed just so I can the detail in, and then use subd for the final render, the rock is all displacements

11 November 2003, 02:44 PM
Fantastic work Mike, congratulations for the front page, nice to see your work plugged once again! :bowdown:

11 November 2003, 02:56 PM
I have just one word for your 'Biomechanoid':

11 November 2003, 03:10 PM
:surprised Damn thats good..
Does it move? as in animation.. or is it just for still image use?

think the best way to take that thing down is to RUN AWAY and pray...

U rock man


Keep em comming..

11 November 2003, 03:14 PM
:bounce: :bounce:
What a cool work!
Pretty good

nathan 3d
11 November 2003, 03:41 PM
Hey, do you think you can render out a 1280x1024 image of that first scene? I modified that current one as my desktop already, but it would be nice to get one that fits right.

Awsome work!!!

11 November 2003, 03:44 PM
i hope this doesn't get released in our water supply !

11 November 2003, 03:52 PM
This is scary:cry:
Nice work though:thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 03:57 PM
Woaaaaah !!!!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown:

11 November 2003, 04:00 PM
This is awesome work.
Wonderful that its Cinema as well. You did an amazing job Squid. Kickass entry for Rosity. Congrats on the front page too.
:drool: :applause: :buttrock:

11 November 2003, 04:13 PM
Well, aside from C4D constantly amazing me with it's incredible renderer..... WOW. I am awestruck. Some serious talent there. I have nothing to crit. I love it.


I am not worthy....

11 November 2003, 04:19 PM
really nice stuff man. what i think i like the most is how massive it feels. especially in the 2nd pic and hes just standing there but u have the back legs faded from the atmospheric effects that would only happens from something way far in the distance and his fromt legs are clear. this things has to be friggin huge. bravo nice work.

11 November 2003, 04:28 PM
:bowdown: amazing work

11 November 2003, 05:28 PM
Excellent design and rendering :buttrock:


11 November 2003, 05:34 PM
Now that's just nuts man, amazing work. You should most def. enter it for Exposé 2
:buttrock: :bounce: :buttrock:

Got to go with nathan 3d, on the wallpaper thing, but how about 1600x1200...please...:drool:

11 November 2003, 05:59 PM
Incredible Stuff!

I will actually give you some crits. For one thing you have WAY too much grain in the images, specially the second one. I think it is making the images a little muddy. Also I think overall the creature could use a little more contrast, you could accomplish that with lighting or more contrast on the textures themselves. Something to draw the viewer to a certain part of the image then have his eye move around it. The background colors are too close to the colors on the creature, you need something to make him pop.

These things are minor and could be dealt with in post work on the image. The model itself is phenomenal, incredible level of detail, hats off to you. Keep it up!

11 November 2003, 06:00 PM
Amazing...(out of words)

11 November 2003, 06:04 PM
Awesome work! I'd sure love to see an animation

Agent 47
11 November 2003, 06:05 PM
Reeks of originality! This piece is absolutely fantastic. Down to the color of the eye (highlighted in your avatar).

Superb work.


11 November 2003, 06:17 PM
Aside from agreeing with Phugative's comments, I can only drool. A really creative piece, any chance of seeing some wallpapers or even movies in the future? :)

11 November 2003, 06:34 PM

11 November 2003, 07:15 PM
Well, what can I say?? To be honest, first I thought of the Tortured Souls series when I saw the pic. Actually, I thought this was a photograph of the toy. :thumbsup:

Nice work!

Miss Hippo
11 November 2003, 07:19 PM
mad work! this is so awsome......oh man....ur one talented artist....this the best modeling i have seen....very detailed! WOW! i m speechless. I hope u won....this is like...amazing

11 November 2003, 07:43 PM
really impressive.. for modeling/textures/render...:arteest:

11 November 2003, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by The Hustle

I was working on it for most of october, just making bits for it here and there, dunno how many hours that would be though

11 November 2003, 08:00 PM
Wow, thats a stunning image, a real inspiration for beginners like myself.
Just one thing though, is there any chance that one day you could model something really crap? just to help some of us mere mortals from feeling so inadequate.. :p

11 November 2003, 08:09 PM
I'm really infatuated with your work here.

I aspire to create models and scenes of this caliber in my own work. But since 3D modeling is only one of the five studios I'm taking here at VCU, I'm pretty bogged down. Hopefully someday.

I was wondering if you'd be willing to post your concept art, if there is any. Also, I'd like some shaded perspective views, w/o textures and materials, because I'm really interested to see and perhaps even adopt your techniques at adding detail, and making it feel solid, instead of feeling like its a bunch of pieces grouped together. You were really able to make this "flow", if that makes any sense.

Anyway, great image, I'd really love to see shaded views.

11 November 2003, 08:19 PM
hey squid, like the model, looks real good. where did you get your influence for it from? there's a video game called star wars galaxies and in it there's a monster called a merek, looks a lot like yours with the 4 walking legs and the 2 attacking legs with scythe-like pointies at the end. not implying that you ripped it off, just wondering if you knew the coincidence.

11 November 2003, 08:36 PM
That's one bad mother! This would kick Troopers' bug's ass. :buttrock: Can we see a colormap shot Squidinc?

11 November 2003, 08:52 PM
HOly crap! love it! definatly the style of character that appeals to me. Could we see a render of the back of the creature? I really like those transparent tubes peaking out, and want to see them better. (i tend to include them in things i draw and picture them as some terrible fuel or drug or something extracted from a victim).

11 November 2003, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by Soulcialism
hey squid, like the model, looks real good. where did you get your influence for it from? there's a video game called star wars galaxies and in it there's a monster called a merek, looks a lot like yours with the 4 walking legs and the 2 attacking legs with scythe-like pointies at the end. not implying that you ripped it off, just wondering if you knew the coincidence.

not played that, it wouldn't be much fun on my net connection (ISDN), just coincidence I guess :shrug:

Kel Solaar
11 November 2003, 09:01 PM
Excellent work! the design is interesting, I like the concept of merging steel and flesh

11 November 2003, 09:08 PM
a couple of shaded views, without textures it's a bit messy, easy to see the segments

11 November 2003, 09:23 PM
did you win the competition?? really nice work:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 09:50 PM
Expose2 quality.

11 November 2003, 10:26 PM
The more and more im seeing this creature the more and more it scares the hell out of me

;) Hola!

11 November 2003, 10:38 PM
I need a new pair of pants. :blush:

11 November 2003, 10:59 PM
great work.
can't criticize, im too stunned...

11 November 2003, 11:12 PM
it looks like a doom creature!!!

11 November 2003, 11:16 PM
Excellent quality! I personally like the evironment that your character is in alot. Very nice, no crits here... :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 11:19 PM
That my friend is da utter 'bomb'!!! :beer:

Best thing I've seen in a long time.

11 November 2003, 03:13 AM
Very nice work indeed... congrats on the contest Squid... :thumbsup:

I think that beyond the enormous amount of modeling that you put in on this piece, the thing that really drew me in was, as mentioned by others... the texturing and enviro... very nicely done... :bowdown:

11 November 2003, 03:56 AM
That is one nice piece of work, as usual. I'm curious, do you primarily use procedural textures? You're models, and especially the textures, are always fantastic. That gieger/wet look is sweet.

11 November 2003, 04:24 AM
:eek: :drool:
good job!

11 November 2003, 06:04 AM
the only thing I can say is: Fantastic.

The Unshaded view is my favorit peace, very good details !!!!

11 November 2003, 07:53 AM
What in the world. This is one amazing work. Keep it up.

11 November 2003, 10:54 AM
Originally posted by cosmonaut
That is one nice piece of work, as usual. I'm curious, do you primarily use procedural textures? You're models, and especially the textures, are always fantastic. That gieger/wet look is sweet.

yeah, all the textures on everything I've ever done are procedurals, which in a way is easier but it means some details are always left out, ( scratches in the right places on paintwork or rust, and things like skin wrinkles on organic things ) I have bodypaint 1 but I'm not to keen on it, I'm hoping to upgrade to 2 soon though :)

11 November 2003, 11:36 AM
a bigger render ( contest limit was 1000 by 1000, so rendered again bigger :) )

11 November 2003, 12:33 PM
you make me save your images to my disk right away!!!

ji revolutions¢â

11 November 2003, 02:49 PM
cool,five star.i save you image as desktop wallpaper.
i have an idea about this image. i think the scence is bright,if the scence more dark,it will more you agree me?

11 November 2003, 03:24 PM
IS AMAZING!:buttrock:

11 November 2003, 04:14 PM
wooow that's really awesome. man i love the way you've done this. And your wire is freaking awesome.

man just look at this baby, i want to see this in motion. Just imagine it in motion... oo man

once again great job

11 November 2003, 05:53 PM
cool work dude..:bounce: amazing.

11 November 2003, 07:56 PM
please tell me what this was rendered on, wether GI has been used, and how long for large stills on average?????

11 November 2003, 08:10 PM
very filmic! what sort of shader setups have u used? am i right in thinking that most of the textures are procedral or did u hand paint them?

very nice

11 November 2003, 12:06 AM
that's loco

11 November 2003, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by commy
very filmic! what sort of shader setups have u used? am i right in thinking that most of the textures are procedral or did u hand paint them?

very nice

all procedural, the skin texture is the same all over, with a fairly detailed procedural bump map, cuts, scars dents etc

11 November 2003, 01:26 AM
very cool!!!



11 November 2003, 06:26 AM
Very impressive work indeed !! i like the scene.. you know, the pose and all that... good job! are you going to animate it ? :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 07:33 AM
Man.. that is awesome.. I sure do like it.. I love seeing stuff like this made with C4D.. It's such a neat program.. Just wish there was more resources available for it here in the states.

11 November 2003, 12:16 PM
Watch out not to hurt anyone while rendering with something like that !

Excelent Work !!:thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 03:23 PM
simply, i feel i am missing my heart beats...above 60, 000 polys:buttrock: :bowdown: :bowdown:

11 November 2003, 05:13 PM
Ya that rocks! I like it alot. Nice job.
Only crit is I think his head and his face could use some improvement....they arent really scary, but sort of goofy and akward looking to me. Other than that 2 thumbs up. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 05:53 PM
Completely Amazing!!
I cannot say how much your monster is awesome!:cry: :applause:

11 November 2003, 06:43 PM
well....i have no other word to say...IMPRESSIVE...and WEEeeeeeeee!!!


11 November 2003, 01:22 AM
Wow, this is a really sweet looking character.

11 November 2003, 01:44 AM

I would say this is the best peice of work in this genre i have seen on CG Talk or anywhere else for that matter, awesome work squidinc!! Man! would i love to see this Animated !!:buttrock:

Also this comming from Cinema 4d , i didnt know it had such good modeling tools (not taking anything away from your excellent work squidinc )Its a great model...very detailed....and i jus love it.Keep up the excellent work!!:bowdown:


11 November 2003, 02:13 AM
awesome model, i wsih i could model that good in c4d D:

11 November 2003, 02:22 AM
Great work man! Honestly, awesome!

11 November 2003, 03:20 AM

wow, very nice, i love all the details you've for that bad boy,
so did you win the contest?

11 November 2003, 04:35 AM
wow....really nice....

i love the level of detail u have created...very imnpressive

11 November 2003, 05:57 AM
hm... yea, like one other has mentioned... the head does seem to be a bit off. and the bot seems to lack a 'certain' foundation.

-there's a lot features tossed in there which doesnt blend in smoothly. ---jus too many elements to be used for a "war-type-character."

but the detail/effort put into that piece, iS admirable.

11 November 2003, 10:46 AM
holy crap!
i can't believe you pulled this one off with procedurals!

great work, very moody and stylish. best thing is of course the details on the thing.

11 November 2003, 01:45 PM

11 November 2003, 02:20 PM
jus too many elements to be used for a "war-type-character."

Hmmm.... maybe from a 'gamers' perspective :rolleyes:


11 November 2003, 03:02 PM
lol yah i think u could quitee asily drop this in a movie and it wouldnt look amis very nice indeed

11 November 2003, 04:26 AM
great work! Superb!:thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 09:48 AM
i like this creature very much:-):bounce:

11 November 2003, 11:59 AM
Excellent work!!!

Man, I like this model...

Reminds me of Giger :eek:

11 November 2003, 06:53 AM
wow great work ! crazy.......
I love it :)

11 November 2003, 09:16 AM
Can I have him as a pet? :buttrock:
Excellent work and charackter design :bowdown:


11 November 2003, 04:48 AM
Nice work!

11 November 2003, 09:15 AM
great model! :applause:

11 November 2003, 03:25 PM
stunning character and render

11 November 2003, 12:36 PM
really nice work :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 12:25 PM
Fantastic work! :beer:

11 November 2003, 02:47 AM
just goes to show its not the tools but the artist!

12 December 2003, 01:13 PM

12 December 2003, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by HowardM
just goes to show its not the tools but the artist!

glad you like it :) but..

I don't really understand your comment to be honest? how is C4D less than any other app? :shrug:

paul k.
12 December 2003, 04:37 PM
Here we go.........

12 December 2003, 05:00 PM
I meant nothing, except what I wrote, that its not the tools but the artist...that you could probably pick up any 3D program and have made something so cool looking.
but, also excuse my ignorance, as I havent kept up with C4D. :) I didnt realize its so robust now!
The Sketch shader looks awesome!

12 December 2003, 08:25 AM
I usualy say alot, but I just love this piece, trully awsome!

12 December 2003, 03:12 PM

07 July 2004, 08:06 AM
really good design. I love the detail you putting on.
:scream: :scream: :scream: :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 11:41 AM
awesome is the only word i choosed to describe!!

07 July 2004, 01:44 PM
thought u can setup just a little bit more environmentfog...

very nice modell! and render!

Dene of Terror
07 July 2004, 04:19 PM
Squidinc, thats an amazing creation!!:thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 04:23 PM
wow, that is some piece of work!

truly amazing!

07 July 2004, 07:14 PM
this was a creepy character but very well detaild i like to see him in the sun :)

07 July 2004, 07:27 PM
As you mention you made this for competion, which position you get in competion?
by the way, Great modeling, Best of luck.:thumbsup:

Best Regards

07 July 2004, 07:33 PM
this is an old old thread haven't really done anything since :eek:

which position you get in competion?
I won first prize :D

07 July 2004, 07:41 PM
Thanks for your Pervious Response.
At once i would like to give: congrats for you.
well, this can be old, but it's quite new for me :deal:
Once again congrats for you.

Best Regards

07 July 2004, 11:39 PM
Modeling is very complex and well done, rendering is awesome but the character concept sucks :shrug: Very well done though, you got skills

07 July 2004, 11:57 PM
u could win if u post this in the machine flesh challenge. hehehe . . too bad :P . .
looks good , love it.

07 July 2004, 12:08 AM
Very nice. Did you by any chance base it on The Shrike from Dan Simmons' "Hyperion" books? Looks a lot like what I imagine it looking like.

07 July 2004, 12:39 PM
great work...!!!:)

08 August 2004, 04:29 AM
your maping is good!!:applause:

09 September 2004, 08:26 AM
great work man:thumbsup:

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