View Full Version : DRM ........ wip

01-20-2002, 01:29 AM
Well I do not know what to say ummm..... there is lot of work that I still have to do ...but the render time is ok "7min36sec"

Dan Dixon
01-20-2002, 01:40 AM
looks good but your in for some long renders if your up to 7 and a bit already. Is it for stills or an animation? also what package?

01-20-2002, 03:26 AM
What PAckage?

01-20-2002, 03:43 AM
I like the feel of this image.... the green and grey go good together. I don't think 7 min is to long for an animation frame.... but you have to be ready to leave your render machines going for a while.. :)

01-20-2002, 07:07 PM
I'm rendering with lw7

01-21-2002, 01:42 AM

Dan Dixon
01-21-2002, 01:50 AM
Sweet I was wondering when you were going to you that character. He or she got great style.

01-21-2002, 02:20 AM
I like it a lot.

good character

01-21-2002, 02:33 AM
Thnx gang....:)

Yeh I gave the bot's file a quick nickname of "T.C.M."
I guess the "M" is for man.:)

01-21-2002, 11:52 AM
ooohhhhh great characters !!!!

what is that a new full cg movie a clip a short film ??

could post some more screenshot...??

great work nice lightning...

01-21-2002, 01:29 PM
I love the main character, have you any more shots I can have a look at. Character poses would be great.


01-21-2002, 04:28 PM
These are some renders that I made while doing the setup for TCM.
He has been updated since but have a look anyway.

01-22-2002, 06:12 AM
He's great.

Very good work.


01-22-2002, 02:31 PM
You guys are killing me. This is great stuff. I'd like to post the image (t.c.m in the environment with the red guys) in the gallery on the web site. Email me:



01-23-2002, 01:12 AM

01-23-2002, 06:57 AM
I freakin love it! the style is amazing and totally original. Nice colours, design, layout... its all freakin great!

willl you marry me?

01-23-2002, 07:07 AM
It looks really good, well done. :)
You have to post the final stuff when it's done, it looks really promising.

01-23-2002, 07:29 AM

01-23-2002, 07:38 AM
very very nice:)

01-23-2002, 09:15 AM
This is fabulous. Love your TCM and those little red men. Great characters.:D :p :D

01-26-2002, 10:25 PM

01-26-2002, 10:27 PM
Wow great characters, no crit there. But the lighting looks a little over exposed.

01-26-2002, 10:27 PM
"Flight of the Red Hot Sneak"

01-26-2002, 10:31 PM
hows this?

01-26-2002, 10:35 PM
Well it looks better with more contrast. But thats just my opinion. It wasnt bad to begin with:)

01-26-2002, 10:39 PM
hehe.. I'm just try to figure out if my monitor is shot.:)

01-26-2002, 10:40 PM
Or maybe its mine:D

01-26-2002, 10:44 PM
great designs and colors, I kinda liked the mood of the earlier one's more of an afternoon feel but that's just a personal opinion, great work!

01-27-2002, 08:40 AM
Oh me god De Ar Em...

thats a good stuff you have there, nice character design .. nice feeling to the rendering too...

do you mind posting the rigs of the main character....
the bone snapshot woould be cool

keep up the genious thinkin :)

01-27-2002, 11:00 AM
nice design .. can wee see mor shot from the small red creature..
i love them....... they look so sweet and strange in the same time...

a really cool composition....

01-28-2002, 03:21 AM
Congrats on getting the pic in the Lightwave Gallery on Newtek's site.

The image really is great. One thing though with the shreded canopy as opposed to the intact canopy, is that your pics are missing some of the green and yellow "shadows" projecting across the scene. It certainly looks great still... infact maybe it looks even more real. But it does't seam as sur-real, and looses some of that "airy" feeling you get in the non-shreded canopy. This is all just a personal design issue though.

01-28-2002, 06:28 AM
Thanks gang!!! All your feedback is great:):):)

01-28-2002, 06:35 AM

01-28-2002, 08:50 AM
There are no bones in the main character TCM has 102
sub-div body parts I'm still working on the rig but I'll
post some OGL screengrabs anyway.
The Sneaks have a bone or two.:)

01-28-2002, 11:51 AM
OH my ....

it must be time consuming to rig those parted objects together...

lots of pivot points moving i guess.

oh by the way thanks for the screen grab, it looked awesome on both.

I wonder if the "sneak" slows the computer down when you try to animate them... since you have so many IK in one scene

01-28-2002, 12:21 PM

The IK is not bad. I'm using a management system I came up with on a job a while back that called for a lot more characters then this.
Also I'v opened it up so you can look at it
and most of what you see... would slow it down.

Setting up the pivot and parenting was quick now
that you can do it in modeler .


01-28-2002, 01:30 PM
The sneak in a box is great, would make an excellent logo.


01-29-2002, 02:35 AM
Here is a bit better look T.C.M.'s Sub-Div's for those that are interested in that kind of stuff :)

02-12-2002, 11:51 AM
I think I sent this thread to everyone I know. WICKED.

I would like to know how you did the hanging stuff. Just modeled with nurbs - or use clipmaps - or possibly soft-bodies?

Once again - awesome. :D

02-12-2002, 05:32 PM
Impressive.That looks like a SUPER animatable char man.Alltho some pieces of the body don't have any logical link.

ANYWAYS very cool.

02-12-2002, 06:57 PM
How long have you been working on him?
( you probably already said but I haven't read every message in this thread)

02-12-2002, 07:04 PM
I tryed to ignore this thread, but im too Jealous ...

i got to Bring it down ...

thats it im giving away my PC in a garage sale !


02-12-2002, 10:39 PM

02-12-2002, 11:19 PM

02-13-2002, 03:56 AM

02-13-2002, 04:10 AM
Anyone that is interested.. i'v been hanging out at -Theory Room-
so that I can upload files "objects and scenes" to my posts.

P.s Keep an eye open for the DRM_Sneak_FK Lws/lwo files to download :)

02-13-2002, 04:14 AM
My first step at getting some of the FX going.:P

02-13-2002, 04:16 AM

02-13-2002, 04:59 AM
georgeous render on the first shots. althought i think the texture is a little low rez on the closer shot. maybe make a higher rez version just for that one shot. are you still in school? just wondering who im up against when i graduate :D

02-13-2002, 10:11 AM
wow, really cool i can''t wait to see it finished

02-13-2002, 10:24 AM
hey man, take that lighting back up! it looks like a computer did it on the darker renders! the washed out look is great. It gives it a wonderful movie quality. anything outdoors in a dessert like setting is not going to have dark shadows anyways.

also, i know your going to hate me, but the new cloth thats all ripped up looks bad. compositionally its very distracting, and you loose your figure in it. you have such strong linework, such a great minimalist composition, throughout the rest of your piece, and that just doesnt fit.

put back the old cloth. I loved the subtle shadows it casted. youve got something great. and I hate you! :D just kidding.

its great stuff really.

02-13-2002, 02:31 PM
well is it a backside smith and wesson in that gif???

love the feet on the robot guy..;)

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