View Full Version : Pagoda Guy: Starting to be found

02 February 2004, 08:39 AM
So here are my findings at this point, in regards to the Pagoda Guy. He still needs some eyes, and because of a technical difficulty, I'm going to have to manually replace each tree in order to get the color shifting thats neccessary, so that will take a little bit. One thing to keep in mind, is that this guy has been sleeping for thousands of years, and in that time it just so happened that they built a city on different portions of his body and hat. He's basicly like a dogg of the planet; his main objective is really just to get up and find new places to curl up and sleep (like my dog did (r.i.p.)). People may try to read meaning into the arising of this guy, like I've heard some foolishness such as, "he is a sign from the Gaian mind that humans need to take warning for what their doing to ecosystems, and rainforests, ect." All that is bullshit, he has no such motivation, neither does the godess whom supposedly sent him. I did attempt to attach the song that he sings, but the file is too large, so perhaps some other time.

02 February 2004, 08:40 AM

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I also must mention, that young Popeye (aka MacV) contributed to this effort with these concept sketches. These were instrumental in the discovery of this oversized quadrapedal human with a tail.

02 February 2004, 08:54 AM
That is just so damn cool.

02 February 2004, 09:26 AM
this is great, i like it !!!

02 February 2004, 11:24 AM
that... is so awesome!

02 February 2004, 11:40 AM
great work! the concept is cool and what you made out of it is even better!

02 February 2004, 12:01 PM
That is very original! Cant say Ive seen anything like it before. How detailed are you going to get on the buildings? Hard to tell with the distance shots.

02 February 2004, 03:48 PM
Whoa, that is very different. I would like to see more detail/closeup shots of the little city on it's back.

It is a very interesting concept, solid and organic at the same time.

02 February 2004, 03:55 PM
Thats really a great idea - how long did you work on that one?

02 February 2004, 06:00 PM
awesome model, the textures are insane and the concept is inordinately kick-ass. nice work. the only complaint I'd have is that looking at it from the front view the texture on the face is very obviously symmetrical and mirrored, might try some editing there to break it up, but you probably already saw that.
again, great stuff.

I just had a thought, it might be really cool to make a particle system of little birds flying around at the tops of the buildings on his back. just an idea.

02 February 2004, 06:49 PM

03 March 2004, 03:26 PM
Thanks for all the feedback everyone. At some of your guy's request I have some larger renders to show, mostly stills taken from my reel that I'm almost done putting together. If my posts seem a bit redundant, lemme know, I'll edit it all. The Pagoda Guy is currently being animated, so I'll post that when its ready.

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To see more work just go to

03 March 2004, 04:03 PM
Man this is the whacked out stuff! Great work! Animating must be tricky - i wouldn't imagine he could bend his spine too much!

Dreamy Kid
03 March 2004, 04:26 PM
omg....I really love the concept for the pagoda guy !! :buttrock:

04 April 2004, 10:33 AM
To see the Pagoda Guy animated, go to:

Its animated and rigged by Tim McMahon (

04 April 2004, 11:19 AM
What a amazing work!!


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