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03 March 2004, 11:30 PM (

Title: Boxy Lady, Pufferfish (3D)
Software: 3ds max, Photoshop, Rhino

This is first and earliest concept for the Boxy Lady project. The idea for this came while making my entry for Alienware Challenge, therefore the "boxy" design :) I kinda got stuck with it.

03 March 2004, 11:44 PM
wow, very interesting concept :applause:

03 March 2004, 11:45 PM
you're doing too much good work - that's not sane !
can't wait to see the anim!


03 March 2004, 11:47 PM
i can see a style emerging, between this, and your Alienware challenge. Congrats btw.

Looks cool. could use some color diversity on teh frame though.

03 March 2004, 11:49 PM
Wow that looks massive, like a city. Not too related, but it also reminded me of Akira when all the junk and debris started to attach to Tetsuo's body. Anyway, its a striking image, very original.

03 March 2004, 11:58 PM
I totally agree with Ultragames; a new style is emerging! Looks really cool so far. As soon as I saw it a knew it was done by that "Alienware winner guy". :) Keep posten'em!

03 March 2004, 12:05 AM

You are rapidly becoming a firm favourite of mine! Bloody nice stuff... :D

03 March 2004, 12:07 AM
Yeah, very creative style! Unique look...

Keep 'm comin' :D

Kel Solaar
03 March 2004, 12:12 AM
Excellent Idea!!! :buttrock:

03 March 2004, 12:14 AM
the alienware style is very recognisable. very good though.

03 March 2004, 12:24 AM
Very very good looking. I was awed by your Alienware entry and you're doing it again. Love the style that you are using (and yes, as was said above it's reminded me when all the metal junk was attaching to tetsuo. :P)


03 March 2004, 12:33 AM
Yes very good style the choppers idea sends chills on to my spline

My only crit a small one would be to have the tiles a little bit more random, different size shapes, position, and the textures applied should differ a bit on their projections.

03 March 2004, 12:36 AM
that's the biggest pair of rack I've ever seen.

03 March 2004, 12:50 AM
That is very interesting. Will you show us the wireframe please?

03 March 2004, 01:16 AM
hey man, you should get another award if the alienware would hold a new one! again your art work are very creative! very impressive! and they inspired me a lot!



03 March 2004, 01:26 AM
Holy Greeble! ;)

Very cool image, yup, no crits from me.. though the texture of the blocks is a bit unrecognisable, but I guess it's some kind of marble?

03 March 2004, 01:32 AM
I thought she was a "body building", body made of buildings:) Very nice.

03 March 2004, 01:36 AM
I am humbled.

03 March 2004, 01:41 AM
Very, very cool...

03 March 2004, 01:52 AM
Love it!

Think you've got a new fan here :bowdown:

elfling bard
03 March 2004, 03:05 AM
Hoooo that's good!

03 March 2004, 04:41 AM

might want to use some jets instead of helicopters... helicopters have a pretty low ceiling and can't quite access the clouds... UNLESS she is bringing in the fog with her... and a change of atmosphere as she walks...

that's what i'll go with... can't bring this image down any


03 March 2004, 05:17 AM
So that's where all the lost dominos go.... j/p man... awesome concept, can't wait to see an animation with this! Will the boxes be moving as it moves??? :bounce:

03 March 2004, 05:55 AM
wow :eek:
that IS awesome

03 March 2004, 06:05 AM
man very impressive work

03 March 2004, 06:18 AM
great job i love the originality of your ideas...:thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 07:26 AM
That's awesome i'm wondering how did you made that piece of art ...

A wire is welcome ;)

Congrats :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 08:30 AM
Im really like your works, but i want to big big big image :)

Did you make it for me ?

03 March 2004, 08:36 AM
nice nice :thumbsup:
Did you use Greeble plugin?

03 March 2004, 08:38 AM
HO! great! I love the image and idea :applause:

03 March 2004, 08:57 AM
Yep, love it!

Only thing is that it seems to be empty shell, it bugs me little

03 March 2004, 08:58 AM
whoa! i really like the style !

keep on working ;)


03 March 2004, 09:51 AM

03 March 2004, 09:54 AM
Wow, that looks like an awesome idea, would love to see where it goes!!

03 March 2004, 10:10 AM

Fantastic image. I really cant wait to see the final animation!

For the people who wanna know how he did it, if u read his 'making of' article on how he made his AW Challenge entry, it gives a pretty good guide 2 how he pulled off this amazing technique.

Fantastic work mate-but ive always told ya that! :)


03 March 2004, 10:27 AM
That's fantastic idea and style. I would only sugest do women with lower specularity, and play more with lighting. She looks too flat to me. I was also thinking about different color, maybe desaturated green or so, just to make nice color scheme of whole still.

If you prefer metal look I will sugest put some enviroment reflection on her body.

Nice :applause:

03 March 2004, 10:28 AM
Awesome stuff!
Heh saa taas olla ylpeš suomalaisuudesta, kun suomalainen meni ja omisti alienwaressa ;)

03 March 2004, 11:02 AM
Thank you all for your comments :beer:

oxyg3n, cipher : will send wire soon

liquidcourage1: you got some really good points there, thank you.

kreno: boxes are not moving separately at least not all. I still have to think up all the little details.

Biped: nope

Poju: You really hit the spot. Now that I look it, yep, that bugs me too. Have to fix that.

Pyke: Cheers :)

dreamtalks: Thanks for the tips, good points there.

Anvirol: Kiitos : )



03 March 2004, 02:24 PM
very good !

03 March 2004, 02:30 PM
Great! I love this image:applause:

03 March 2004, 03:56 PM
Absolutely incredible ! That is one of the most creative things I've seen in awhile. I really love the idea, and the execution, TOP NOTCH man. The atmosphere and sense of scale is amazing !

Edit: I just have to ask, were those clouds and sky painted in Photoshop ? Or was it photo ? If those were painted that is just even more incredible.

omar C
03 March 2004, 05:31 PM
awesome!:eek: ..

03 March 2004, 07:43 PM
great work again :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 08:38 PM
The helicopter/sky image that reminds one of an action film trailer; together with the boxy lady it looks a bit motley yet - not like a great intention or concept behind but rather like a test image. Or (only from my sight) there is a lack of content - the picture's got no discernible story line, that holds the part together. Perhaps it's also because of the bit typical clumsy shape of a woman 3D character I dislike it (more precisely: the right arm and the upper left corner of the image which is too shapeless; the right breast might be too dimly lit). But as you said - it's a concept. (Anyway I love your alienwave entry).
Some other impressions without comments:
The cartoon style of the shader is cool (including the shattered left breast)! (Probably the helicopters look too smooth 3D to me in view of this shattered surface, which looks really cool.)
Now I believe that the dark side of the boxes disturbs the spacial view of the spectator (at the part of the transition of the right breast to the inside/ the back of the lady - a large area with no 3D effect). Perhaps a less fractalized random surface or a brighter color with light & shadows helping out the spacial impression?
Perhaps I also didn't like the blur of the transition of the foreground clouds layer to the box body :).

Generally I'd say: your idea with the shattered shapes has potential. But perhaps what gave the kick to your winner image was (together with the idea) the elegance of lines and curves.

I hope this can be some sort of help to you.

03 March 2004, 10:21 PM
Lianad : clouds are partially photos and also some painted. In final the clouds will be photos and video footage.

Irratio: thanks for you crits and suggestions.

Here is the wire I promised.

03 March 2004, 12:24 AM
wow brilliant concept i love the style you have kepp up the work

03 March 2004, 05:10 AM
Awesome concept and well executed. Kudos:buttrock:

03 March 2004, 06:03 AM
Excellent work.

03 March 2004, 07:01 AM
When I first saw this I thought someone had ripped off your theme/style because I had forgotton your forum name. I think it is great you are doing a series based on the boxes with city/grid textures. You can call it your city block period.

03 March 2004, 07:18 AM
you got to come up with a better name than box lady

Yo RoBoT
03 March 2004, 07:23 AM
men, you transgress! :buttrock:

congratulatios :beer:

03 March 2004, 07:43 AM
Cheers to all again :beer:

frizzank: hehe yep well, 'boxy lady' is a pretty WIP name, I think I may come up with some other name..

Boxy Lady comes pretty much from Foxy Lady hehe, thought it would be kinda funny :shrug: hehe..

03 March 2004, 07:49 AM
looks great again

i sent you an email the other day.
Just curious if you had a chance to think about it...

03 March 2004, 10:31 AM
Have do you made a Max script to position all these boxes on the "lady hide surface" or do you positioned all boxes one by one with your hands?

03 March 2004, 10:53 AM
(After seeing wire)

Ouch !! :eek:

03 March 2004, 12:46 PM
Yeah, tell us more about...:buttrock: :buttrock:

03 March 2004, 06:13 PM
Very nice ! It reminds me of the god from princess mononoke.

Studio ghibli should hire you :thumbsup:


03 March 2004, 10:24 PM
Very inspiring...keep up the great and creative work.

03 March 2004, 02:16 AM
she's so boxy

Hollis J Wood
03 March 2004, 07:58 AM
that is quite interesting design idea I like it!

03 March 2004, 06:50 AM
belly80naz, Climbazise: Please read the "making of" ( article of my AW work, I used the same methods in this work.

Thank you all! :beer:


03 March 2004, 03:48 PM
nice 1 i dosent know what it is but its beautiful!

03 March 2004, 03:48 PM
nice 1 i dosent know what it is but its beautiful!

03 March 2004, 11:21 AM
wow.thats beautifull,and a huge huge scene.i love the concept.

what was the size of the final scene?:applause: :bounce: :surprised

03 March 2004, 11:24 AM
Amazing, especielly the the contrast between light and dark. I love the whole idea of the picture, as well as the proportions of it.

03 March 2004, 02:46 PM
Im immensely enjoying your style! Im very much looking forward to the animation. Curious, which elements were done in 3d max and which in rhino?:)

03 March 2004, 06:54 AM
nice..kinda reminds me of some of david ho's work

03 March 2004, 06:54 AM
nice..kinda reminds me of some of david ho's work

03 March 2004, 12:21 AM
Very cool concept ! I really want to see the animation when it's finished. Even when it's not finished :)

03 March 2004, 10:57 AM
yeah,I like it!
a living city

04 April 2004, 11:36 AM
very great work!!!

I love this work!!! cool!:thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 07:20 PM
Amazing concept and amazing image! :eek: Just stunning :) [out of words for a moment :p ]

04 April 2004, 05:04 AM
also the drawing!

krishna blacksk
04 April 2004, 01:15 PM
Very cool concept £°£°£°i like£°£°

04 April 2004, 04:06 PM


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