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03 March 2004, 05:49 AM
Martin Krol has entered the Machineflesh 3D Challenge.

Dave Black
03 March 2004, 06:00 AM
I was really hoping to see you join this one, Martin. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

I hope you can find time to work this one out.

Best of luck!


03 March 2004, 06:16 AM (

First concept. Not sure which direction ill take it yet, but heres just an idea im tossing around.

03 March 2004, 06:20 AM
Bring it on Martin!!! :buttrock:

03 March 2004, 06:29 AM
good luck man , :buttrock:

03 March 2004, 06:59 AM
nice to see you ! you are my favorite modeller , Hope you have more time to share knowlegde with us,

03 March 2004, 07:37 AM
Now that is a cool concept! Very original. I can imagine this guy has a lot of character.

Best of luck to you!

03 March 2004, 08:26 AM
Aw, shoot - time to start working really_hard^10 then :)

Good luck to ya! (like as if you need it...)

03 March 2004, 08:48 AM
Cool concept, this is sure goin to be sum hot eyecandy to suck up!
well, bring it on!

03 March 2004, 09:17 AM
Mr. Martin Krol,

Damn that thing is cute. Well being that I am a fan of your work...I will be following this thread closly.

On the other hand I'm also in this challenge so I have to bash this cute creation of yours with a tire iron. : )

........ (or at least try real hard.)

All jokes aside I love the sketch and your work and cant wait to get to see more.

keep on keeping on


03 March 2004, 10:02 AM
Such great artists as you shouldn't be allowed enter these contests ;)

03 March 2004, 10:37 AM
I'm glad you're in Martin! this challenge will be fun :buttrock:

03 March 2004, 10:43 AM
Cool concept already!

Keep stuff coming!

03 March 2004, 10:54 AM
I Hope To See Somethin Cute and Gorey

Cool Concept !!

03 March 2004, 02:26 PM
Amazing concept, but then I wouldn't expect anything less from Martin. Best of luck mate. :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 02:47 PM
So harmless, and yet so dangerous looking! This is my
favorite concept thus far :) Can't wait to see more!

All the best,


03 March 2004, 03:57 PM
Can't wait to see what you come up with, good luck Martin :)

03 March 2004, 07:28 PM
Hi Martin, Rock on man. :bounce:

03 March 2004, 09:07 PM
Extremly Original, I find that it blends machines and organics extremly well. Keep up the good work.

03 March 2004, 10:13 PM
i hope you have the time to finished this one :) and i bet you will battle us with your zbrush baby
good luck

03 March 2004, 10:34 PM
Find a job ! :p

Have fun budy !

03 March 2004, 11:11 PM
Wow Ambient-Whisper! there goes my chances to win....
best of luck dude!

03 March 2004, 07:08 AM
thanks for the support guys. im just finishing up on setting up my machine for this. finally got my Pentium 4 back online, but with more ram and HD space :D. going to rearrange some stuff around the hard drive so i can work as smoothly as possible.

Find a job !

Have fun budy !

:) cheers! :)

03 March 2004, 07:08 AM
Cute character :) I like the sketch so far :)

Good luck!

03 March 2004, 07:28 AM
great concept, def be watching this thread

03 March 2004, 02:44 PM
Hi Martin; Wow!
gotta keep tabs on this one - and more HD space as well, eh? methinks there's gonna be a fair bit of 'ZB frenzy' going down on this challenge; just a hunch :shrug:

good luck, man :)


03 March 2004, 04:59 AM
Really looking forward to your entry.

03 March 2004, 05:16 AM
Oh should be quite interesting.Some real talent in this challenge,big names.:beer:

03 March 2004, 09:27 AM (

Working on refining the last concept. trying to make the exterior metal work a bit less manufactured looking, and more like its been crafted by hand.

03 March 2004, 09:59 AM
your concept is starting to shape out very nicely...!!!
Following this one!!!:bounce:

03 March 2004, 10:19 AM
Incredibly wicked concept refinement! This will be good...

03 March 2004, 10:23 AM
the handcraft turn is a great idea.
I'd see the organic part more proeminent though (for now it looks like some dead skin has been wrapped on a machine), with maybe the wire/vein transition more visible, and maybe the mouth open so we see some "red".
Keep it up , can't wait to see the modeling magic start.

03 March 2004, 12:26 PM
Damn I think you've won already. Okay next Challenge please :)

03 March 2004, 01:52 PM
very nice! cant wait to see the model

03 March 2004, 02:21 PM
Nice work so far.
I think the eyes are hypnotising me.
If this is in the future, and all bears are like this (not saying they will be) then when we go to the zoo they are going to have to play nature music from a cd to mask over the mechanical sounds of the animals.

Fred Heys
03 March 2004, 02:33 PM
Thats seems like a solid concept ill be keeping an eye on this one!

03 March 2004, 02:53 PM
Very technical and solid mechanics, i stay here to follow the next..

Keep it up :wip:

03 March 2004, 02:57 PM
Looks like a fun model. Good luck.

03 March 2004, 03:10 PM
lovley respected work ... :applause:
nice going friend wish you the best luck

take a look to my work and give some suggestions I am stuck in the stage ,, :surprised

in your sofa
03 March 2004, 03:13 PM
Excellent concept!!

Kinda reminds me of something that would giggle jubilantly while killing me in my sleep.

Nice work!!

03 March 2004, 03:16 PM
Love the 'groin to inner thigh' realisation; really give the feel of pared-away flesh nicely with the piston/ligament effect :)
Like the claws on the hands/feet(paws?) they're looking well attached and suitably chunky - great combo ....
will there be fur on the organix, or is that gonna be left to a bit of 'ZB' wizardry?


Steve Green
03 March 2004, 05:13 PM
I like the sound of handcrafted machinery, it should set it apart - maybe some clockwork mechanisms would look cool.

- Steve

03 March 2004, 05:19 PM
I saw your cavetroll, I'm impatient to see the next about your mechanic dog.


03 March 2004, 09:55 PM
hot damn thats good stuff I love it!!!!!! but it's lost some of it's cutenss now : (

he looks like he could belong to an army of cute little cybernetic bears.

well Mr. Martin keep it up.....


03 March 2004, 07:01 AM (

small update.
tried working on the highlights to bring stuff out, as well as giving him some skin colour, and giving him some cuteness back.

Soeren Nielsen
03 March 2004, 07:06 AM
very nice concept martin, looking good so far :) I better join with a cat now :P

03 March 2004, 07:19 AM
Really cute. Scarry cool. :thumbsup: keep it up!:buttrock:

03 March 2004, 07:27 AM
well like broken cycle said..but the cuteness is back!..and its kickin ass man. I think this one is gonna rock..cant wait to see it in 3d..


03 March 2004, 09:49 AM
It`looks veeery cool so far...
Can`t wait for modeling :beer:

03 March 2004, 11:49 AM
awesome concept already :thumbsup:

i hope your sketch refinement will go on like this for some time... amazing stuff :D

03 March 2004, 12:30 PM
Cool details!

Waiting to see more!

03 March 2004, 12:42 PM
this is the best sketch i've seen so far, i wonder what days are hiding, very talented guys are here,

keep it up, realy wonderful.


03 March 2004, 01:18 PM
My main concern about your design is that he looks more like a humanoid creature than to a real pet (the living part I mean). I think the nipples and the fat repartition are too human like.
Except that, nothing to say, good stuff ! :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 05:10 PM that's what i call a concept sketch....awesome:beer:

03 March 2004, 05:20 PM
Looking great so far, I've seen some of your work before and I imagine this will be quite the entry :D Good luck.


03 March 2004, 05:25 PM
looking great :), especially the feet look cool

03 March 2004, 09:50 PM
very good perso, I like the concept !

03 March 2004, 09:50 PM
very good perso, I like the concept !

03 March 2004, 06:35 PM (

at this stage i think im done with the concept. its not as clean as id like, but itll do.

03 March 2004, 06:43 PM
AMAZING sketch!!!

By the way...:shrug: which utility does all the machinery have? If he enter a Bar...people won't be scared? is it a fighter? or he is a puppy dog?

maybe i'm wrong...:rolleyes:

lots of luck for you anyway!

03 March 2004, 06:48 PM
think of him as a laborer/slave. he got tired on his legs, so now his machine legs keep him up for longer periods of time.

03 March 2004, 06:49 PM
great job Martin. I really like the ornament style you put on the mechanics. :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 06:51 PM
The details even on your concept are frightening!!!
I really would like to see this one on 3D ..( and i 'm sure i will) :bounce:

waiting for your updates!

03 March 2004, 07:31 PM
hihi.. A very interesting slave/puppy :rolleyes:
And a very good looking sketch... I'm itching to see the model... But I'm even more itching to see the baground of it... Maybe some cybornetic mine, or factory... heh :hmm: quiet curious


03 March 2004, 07:35 PM
I love it!!!

03 March 2004, 01:24 AM
Looking good, how bout givin' him 6 nipples?

03 March 2004, 07:32 AM
Go for it, Martin! :thumbsup:

You sure Clay can handle all that heavy metal?


03 March 2004, 11:53 AM
Ha ha it's so cut and it can rip your face about a big old dog coller ?

03 March 2004, 11:53 AM
Ha ha it's so cut and it can rip your face about a big old dog coller ?

03 March 2004, 12:08 PM
nice concept... happyness in slavery! ;)

It's very twisted. I love your concept sketch. very clean and extremely detailed! He's cute and sinister at the same time. Kinda reminds me of 5th element... Gary Oldmans character has some kind of elephant like thing in his desk... don't know what he uses it for... but keeps it locked away in his desk... twisted.

so what does your little slave do? Obviously he does a lot of standing... nice of his owners to make it easier on him to stand for longer periods of time to do their bidding! Twisted... nicely twisted.

great job... now where are those models? And might I say, that's a LOT of modeling ahead of you! Keep me impressed!

03 March 2004, 02:41 PM
wow really nice concept Martin
keep it up one of the best l ve seen so far........
the mecahanical parts are just simply amazing a lot of details in it
hope the 3d will be exactly like it
bye Man

03 March 2004, 06:00 PM (

This is a start to the model. Im working out the proportions until i will be satisfied. Once i get to a stage that i like, i will most likely duplicate this mesh to keep for proportion reasons, and will work out the details underneath. as well as the mechanical parts.

03 March 2004, 08:29 PM
Great work of design.

that starts very well :thumbsup:

I love your method of modeling :applause:

03 March 2004, 10:07 PM
Yeah, the Concept is really cool. My GF said she loves the teddy... nah, serious, great concept and refreshing twisted cute. Lovin this:scream: :beer:

03 March 2004, 12:48 AM
stupid question probably, but what breed is the dog.?
a boxer ,yes?

03 March 2004, 01:21 AM
what up! anyways never got a chance to vocalize what i was seeing...but the joint that connects the legs to the pelvis throws me off...i guess it doesnt seem mechanicly plausible....i know your a stickler for how things work but mabey if you made those tubes/wires that surround that main shaft more flexible....mabey make some sag a bit...or others ribbed like an accordian,,,you know what i mean...other than that small thing great job so far

03 March 2004, 04:43 AM
I agree with monsitj, you have a good sence of design. keep post your work ^_^

03 March 2004, 05:46 PM
Ambient Whisper,

This is too easy for you.

Because of your advanced skills, you'll need to sketch and model a complete pack of dogs, their owners, and each member of their family trees.

Also, as you seem to be the elite beta buster of choice for the elite modeling app, Clay, you must do twice as much work as everyone else combined (including Virtuoso and fellah) in order to be eligible for any prizes. :) .

Honestly, nobody can be expected to compete against someone using futuristic equipment that probably won't be made available to anyone else for at least another 5 - 10 years.

You are a wicked contestant.

The only chance for everyone else is to combine forces on an uberscene.

Even then, we'd still finish second.

Our only other hope is you get sleepy, and meet a nice woman with CG type dimensions who says she's also sleepy.

Foul, I decry! Foul.

And awesome work.

03 March 2004, 12:48 PM
this is absolutely amazing man, In what kind of places you will involve him, i think you have to work the place very will to fit this character. :cool:

03 March 2004, 08:20 PM
cool concept, very original !!:thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 10:14 PM
It is looking great so far Martin. How about an update already? Gee you would think you were a working stiff with little free time or something :p

03 March 2004, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by Mentat7
It is looking great so far Martin. How about an update already? Gee you would think you were a working stiff with little free time or something :p

My guess is, u will see the next update on the 31st ;) ...
U know why! :D ;)

03 March 2004, 04:43 AM
i must admit, i havent put into this as much as id like so far.

ive been working on separate parts actually, and will be assembling it all inside houdini, in a few phases. for personal pleasure i want to rig something complex in houdini.

last few days i been making chicken scratch doodles of his legs, and how they will function.

but, the reason why i havent updated is because im working on a timelapse/demo on using zbrush 2.

03 March 2004, 04:55 AM
hey Ambient Whisper... Sweet concept man.... i like the way that the tech melds into the dog figure.... love to see more man....

03 March 2004, 09:34 AM
btw. heres a lil preview pic of what im making for the timelapse.

03 March 2004, 05:55 AM
Wow. :bounce:

04 April 2004, 04:37 AM
sweeeet. Seems like you're having fun with ZBrush 2... Looks like painted. In every sense :) Great work Martin, as always! :beer: :buttrock:

04 April 2004, 06:19 PM
Hey this looks great!

I saw your timelapse video, really amazing stuff! I'll definately invest in zbrush 2 as soon as I can...

waiting for an update on your machineflesh entry.. :bounce:


Shadow Seraph
04 April 2004, 06:47 PM
glad to see your concept is at its "end" and you'll be doing more on the next stages now.... its great to see your progress as you are really showing the pieces. can't wait to see more of it come together, especially interested in what you will be doing for the mech parts of the characters body... complex and appealing to the eye, really want to see it in 3d. keep up a great job:wavey:

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