View Full Version : Speed modeling session : theme : posthuman lifeforms

02-09-2004, 01:05 PM
The theme for this session is a bit of a mix between concepting and modeling ; you'll have to model a fancy creature living on earth after mankind's reign, be it a mutated decadent remnant of humanity, evolution of an artificial lifeform, or any evolution of an actual lifeform. You don't have to model the entire creature.

We've decided that the sessions will be weekly now, so this one runs until monday 16 feb.

1-3 hour models(concepting, ref searching, shading, rendering not included - but focus on modeling), provide wires, different views,and concept sketches if possible . Tell how long it took, what software you used.

Be creative, have fun!

02-09-2004, 02:27 PM
Ooooo! I'll see if I can squeeze my schedule for some time for this.. These sessions are a great initiative.

02-09-2004, 04:09 PM
:thumbsup: on the theme and double :thumbsup: on the session extension.

This is going to be really fun.

02-09-2004, 04:39 PM
hope i can find time for such a nice topic

02-10-2004, 11:43 PM
I didnt draw my own concept for this, but used one with permission by Kursad Karatas.

I used wings3d and it took 3 hours.

02-11-2004, 12:17 AM
Wow thats awesome!!
What primitive did you start with by chance? Box or sphere?

Really great stuff!:applause:

02-11-2004, 12:31 AM
Egyt looks very cool can you show a shaded version without wire

whats going on is the speed modeling out? where all the ppl

02-11-2004, 07:40 AM
Mahlikus: Thank you, from a cube, always from a cube for me.

Swag: Thanks, sure I can post one when i get home form work.

Its kind of slow around here now, maybe all are still concepting their own stuff. Lets hope so and maybe we'll see some nice stuff soon.

I made some searchs on human evolution and this migh be what we'll look like in some time.


02-11-2004, 11:34 AM
I'm going to do mine tonight, I'm not sure if I wanna do a cyborg-like humanoid or a molecular lifeform... maybe a robot again? Not very original, don't u think? maybe a virtual entity? a virus? a pair of shoes in a desert and radioactive landscape?



02-11-2004, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by Egyt
Mahlikus: Thank you, from a cube, always from a cube for me.

Swag: Thanks, sure I can post one when i get home form work.

Its kind of slow around here now, maybe all are still concepting their own stuff. Lets hope so and maybe we'll see some nice stuff soon.

I made some searchs on human evolution and this migh be what we'll look like in some time.

removing image to save bandwidth


So Michael Jackson's nose isn't freakish, it's just evolved!

02-11-2004, 05:45 PM
Weeee! Deformed mess! My favourite theme!
I want to squeeze this session in somehow, but I dare not make any promises...

Egyt - Very cool stuff! :thumbsup:

02-11-2004, 06:39 PM
izdat ok???
my first speed modeling woohoo

02-11-2004, 06:47 PM
good idea Windex, now I have an idea

Mwai Kasamale
02-11-2004, 07:03 PM
Well in theory most animals wouldn't change that much. humans have influences the balance of nature but even with that contribution to the imbalance, an asteroid hitting the planet would have more effect that all human interference throughout mans existence. The only evolution influenced by the lack of human beings would have to be that of Dogs, Pigeons, Rats, Mice, Cats, Termites, Fleas, Crows, every Farmed animal (Cows, Pigs, Chickens, Salmon etc) and certain fish. thats about it Literally.

Post Human, Cooler planet, 150% increase in tropical Forrest coverage, Utopia

Cool idea though, I'll get cracking on it this evening.

02-11-2004, 07:06 PM
i made this a few days ago for a cd cover. the face is from poser, that´s why it took less then 2 hours for everything :scream: hope that does count anyways :shrug:

it´s some bionic/humanoid/snake thing inspired by the tortured souls from the hellraiser movies. only human looking thing left is the perforated face...quite post human imo :D

i used maya. sorry that i don´t have a wire...

02-11-2004, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Windex
izdat ok???
my first speed modeling woohoo

of course!

Mwai : the theme is not "influenced by humans" but "after humans" . It can be in 100M years or more if you want. But it can be relative to human's influenc
e too if you want.

02-11-2004, 08:11 PM
let's start at 9 o'clock



02-11-2004, 08:57 PM
Psycho silence,
I think you did a good job texturing that guy and his surroundings tho I am not sure modifying pre modeled heads is challanging your modeling skills too much. Maybe if you add more detail and sophistication to the objects around him.
I could be wrong though- it depends on whether or not you feel doing that type of modifying augments your skills.

I hope to try his thread when I get my hardware problems solved.

02-11-2004, 08:59 PM

JamesMK: Thank you.

And for my lil' Stimpy who thought this was a car here you go :D

wroom wroom (

02-11-2004, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by Egyt
And for my lil' Stimpy who thought this was a car here you go :D

wroom wroom (

wroooooooooooom.. mustve been the intressebuss driving by...

02-11-2004, 10:09 PM
Egyt: just amazing!

02-11-2004, 11:27 PM

This is a glacial gorgon, a creature result of the various climate changes between 24th century and 29th and the postwar radiation...

3 hours (render included) with Max6


02-11-2004, 11:31 PM
Telemaco : that one is great ! I like it very much :applause:

02-11-2004, 11:44 PM
eyh telemaco, nice creature!

here is mine: the revenge of the monkeys!

3h, zbrush+lightwave

02-12-2004, 12:02 AM
very nice :D

nm, didnt notice it was zbrush :P

02-12-2004, 12:12 AM
telemaco, how did u do that mossy look? is it shag fur? or a free plugin u could give me a link to? lol.

anyways, those are all AWESOME models u guys, great, great work so far, i'm going to be joining in on the fun soon:beer:

btw, this place has the BEST smilies!!!!:bounce: :buttrock: :bowdown:

02-12-2004, 12:39 AM
Where can I find the picture used on the front page for this thread? The squid nosed elephant?


02-12-2004, 12:40 AM
Waaaa Hoooooooo, sivel that rocks maaan :applause:

02-12-2004, 12:53 AM
nice one sivel!
KWAK : mm .. that's a quick phototouchup of mine... and it doesn't exist anymore in another version than the plugged image :shrug:

Keep'em coming !

02-12-2004, 01:03 AM
darn! I really love that design.



02-12-2004, 01:52 AM
Modeled in Lightwave.
About 3 hours, although I had to bring the arms in from another model 'cause I ran out of time. Lighting and texture was a little more.


02-12-2004, 02:09 AM
well isnt that interesting? i like it nonetheless. btw, telemaco how did u make the mossy stuff on ur guy?:applause: :bowdown:

02-12-2004, 04:40 AM
tele, were those max materials u used? if so are they new to max 6?

02-12-2004, 07:08 AM
Nice ones so far! :)
My attempt...

This took about an hour to do. Designed in Blender 2.32. Displacement based on procedural textures was used for the skin.


02-12-2004, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by Noc
tele, were those max materials u used? if so are they new to max 6?

I think its vray displacement, could be wrong tho.

M@, king mob, felleh, come on guys lets see some of your magic.:thumbsup:

02-12-2004, 10:04 AM
Yeah, I used vRay displacement to do the gorgon's fur, and a noise-like texture to give colour. This is the head model without colour, model-only:


02-12-2004, 10:58 AM
Man that's an awesome idea! The displacement i mean!
Well, ur gorgon model also rocks, true!
Eh u put some ideas in my mind lol, now i'll just have to start doing something with that fur/rock feel.
Great job!:thumbsup:

02-12-2004, 12:47 PM
Um i really dont know, just doodled out a plant and rendered.:/ lol time - just over an hour

02-12-2004, 02:46 PM
happy bot should have my avatar

02-12-2004, 03:55 PM
Here's another. No textures this time, just some colored lights and the internal ray tracer:

Made in about 30 minutes in Blender 2.32.


02-12-2004, 04:56 PM
nice :D

i dont trie it at all... :surprised:

02-12-2004, 04:57 PM
nice one !!!

sry4double post...lame inet :P

02-12-2004, 05:06 PM
Egyt thanks

Telemaco thats crazy :)
the fur looks nice - how long take a render
(what maschine)

02-12-2004, 05:48 PM
robertt, great! espacially the last one! Nice Light-setup!

The other non-blenders are great, too.

02-12-2004, 06:10 PM
The render time depends on the distance, closer renders take more time, and far less time. With my Athlon dual 1500 with 1GB of Ram its 4-5 min to entire figure and 10 min to detailed renders, all at 640x343 and with vRay parameters for stills (adaptative subdivision Min -1 Max 2, GI with irradiance map with min -3 and max -2 and HSph subdivs in -20), the shadow is vRay too, with area and smooth connected.



02-12-2004, 06:30 PM
Hi Robertt,

nice model. i like it.

all the entries are interesting too.

- Satish.

02-12-2004, 07:32 PM
Mine does not compare to your guys but this is a creature I created it is about 1and a half hrs of modeling and another hr for rendering lighting and surfaces and stuff.

02-12-2004, 08:34 PM
this is a weird amphibian creature took me a tad over an hour to complete, just thought it was cool......

02-12-2004, 08:34 PM
this is a weird amphibian creature took me a tad over an hour to complete, just thought it was cool......

02-13-2004, 02:14 PM
MR BINK nice one i like it

and now here is mine it took me about 2h
1.5h for base mesh and 0.5h for zbrush

02-13-2004, 02:40 PM
and here the wire of the basemesh

02-13-2004, 07:37 PM
Hi. Good Job so far everyone! I like particularly Telemaco's and MR BINK's.

But there's too few people responding to the thread! (C'mon people, where are you?) Anyway, in order not to look as one of those people who just whine and don't act, I decided to post. This is something that evolved out of the dumpsters left behind by mankind. It answers to the name of Blob (or would, if it could hear) and just wants to be fed:

Modelled with MAX in about 2.5 hours (am I slow or what? :p) Then I decided to texture it and this is what I came up with before giving up:

This speed modelling threads are excelent. Don't let them die! I'm hoping to see further entries on this one...

02-13-2004, 10:42 PM
good job every1 so far :applause:

ill work on it tomorrow :bounce:

02-13-2004, 11:34 PM
wery nice everyone. keep 'em coming.

I´ll see if I can find some time to spend on a model or two....

M@, I like that you made it to week projekts instead for just some days....but I wonder were all the people have gone. Anyway I´ll try to suport the speed modeling´s awesome!:buttrock:

02-14-2004, 07:00 PM
Cool topic, I will try and find time to enter tomorow,

I have been horribly busy, and today I have valentines plans :love:

02-15-2004, 03:01 PM
Just wanted to have a quick bash at this since I've missed out on the last few sessions. Nothing to get very excited about I'm afraid. The head shape needs a lot more work and overall it's lacking character/originality... Oh well.

It was based loosely on one of my sketches for the LOTR challenge...

02-15-2004, 04:01 PM
I luv the expression on that things face AJ!

02-17-2004, 02:11 AM
hey i know this is totally late, but i DID make it when the session was on, but i never got around to posting it, so here it is

it is a slug thing that is like... sort of the remnants of humans.. and all radiation affected, etc etc, and sad... I used wings3d and i probably took like...1.5hr maybe 2... the model is really unfinished and i would have liked to do more with it, but bah.. lol

I apologize in advance for having to right click and copy/past link

although i suppose you could just save target as.. would be faster no? lol

again, sorry.. lol

02-17-2004, 09:26 PM
I'm a bit late 2.... didn't notice the deadline was that close.

My submission is a tinty, it's a tiny little critter which is about 20 cm in height. They live in tribes containing 10 a 20 other tinty's. And they are omnivores (but fancy meat more then vegetables) they mostly roam at night, hunting and scattering food.

Made in maya, with a bit of procedural shaders and with a simple 3 directional light set-up

02-20-2004, 07:01 PM
Cool models.

Jasel, Would you mind explaining to a noob how you got that "jelly" look to your creature?

I'm trying to get that exact look for a school project I'm working on but being noob, I'm not getting the results I'm after so any pointers would be appreciated.


02-21-2004, 12:48 PM
cinema 4d r8 think ~3h

02-21-2004, 02:38 PM

02-21-2004, 08:47 PM
It's not very good, and it's a total mess, but here is Dolphin man:

Zbrush - 1 hour, freestyled (badly)

(I didn't bother with the hands)

Evolution- 10 mins of scribbling

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