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03-17-2004, 01:18 PM
Arnaud LE BOT has entered the Machineflesh 3D Challenge.

03-17-2004, 09:50 PM
I'm thinking...
i'm thinking...


03-17-2004, 10:04 PM
Inks done 10 years ago
found in one of my old sketch book:

There will be a part of the inspiration


03-17-2004, 10:10 PM
Wow, that's incredibly detailed! Pretty neat... I'm looking forward to what you do with this.

03-20-2004, 12:14 AM
Hey my friend! Its gonna be great to see your final result.
You know I love your sketches, and I know that youre crazy!
Good luck!

03-22-2004, 12:59 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1079960371_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1079960371_large.jpg)

Conceptsketche #1
Perhaps the main character of the CG.
An old Celtic Warrior Using Entrelacs of
the celtic Graphism design like it was organic electronic chip.

03-22-2004, 02:25 PM
cool harnelbe , the crazy mekacyber guy \o/ good luck !

03-22-2004, 02:35 PM
Knotworks of flesh and technology.
Melt of flesh, nerv, muscle, copper, iron,
Geneticians, and bioscientists in a foreign lab are reverse engineering a man of an old age...

03-22-2004, 03:44 PM
Great concept sketches!

I look forward to see more detailed ones and the progress to 3d.


03-22-2004, 04:43 PM
dude! that's some key sketches you got going on there! damn! I'm really diggin the one your using as your avitar right now... I'll be back to check on your progress! NICE work!


03-22-2004, 05:22 PM
Thank you very much for your encouragements! I will not to disappoint you.
Other sketches for the concept will follow very soon.
Stay tuned:beer:
The concept you are working on is very interesting !
How can i put a link to the contest into
my signature like many of us ?

03-24-2004, 08:12 AM
There's a real nice feel to the last image of the face.

It certainly sits with the machineflesh theme!!

I like the second ink, too. Loadsa detail!! Did you ever do a colour version to make more 'sense' of the inks?

03-24-2004, 09:30 AM
Thanks !
I work now more with colors,
10 years ago i only worked use china ink
Rotring lol.
it's why i push myself to wroke with colors.
on my website i updated last night i show
old and niewest works.
it's a long long time i'm in the cybernetic
delirium And it's a friend ( ;) ) who talk me about this contest saying
"it's written for you ! go"
So it's why i'm there. To push myself like i never pushed before.
After the challenge i'll work on an illustration i have done some months ago
illustrating that the MachineFlesh Contest make me very happy !!!
I devote all my spare time in it

03-24-2004, 12:07 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080130064_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080130064_large.jpg)

Celtibernetique warrior in a lab.
Past technology
Future ? other dimension ?
This old age warrior is going to be analysed like a frog by students.

03-24-2004, 12:10 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080130216_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080130216_large.jpg)

Little more detailing to enhance the concept and develop the ideas.

03-24-2004, 12:19 PM
Sweet concepts budy! I can tell that youre finished piece will be a**kicking!!! Show more......:buttrock:

03-24-2004, 01:30 PM
:buttrock: this one concept that i think will be very hard to come to 3d....but i will wait for u 'cuase i think it will very strong image ....good luck man....waiting your updates!!!


03-24-2004, 06:33 PM
Great work, very world class. It has a cinematic appeal to it. I'm inspired to work more with colors after seeing your stuff. Keep up the good work, I'll definately be checking back.

03-24-2004, 07:34 PM
very interesting idea!... like his skin is covered by electronic component, or something like a circuit, but, what is the Intention of this cover?

sorry about my terrible english......:rolleyes:

Shadow Seraph
03-24-2004, 07:54 PM
and I LOVE it. Some of the most impressive inking of cybernetics I have seen in quite some time, very very very detailed, great ideas, great inspiration. should be put into posters for the computer techno gurus... keep it coming, can't wait to see what comes together... should be incredibly deep

03-24-2004, 11:04 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080169462_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080169462_large.jpg)

It would seem that an old civilization
with Celtic tendency began the space
conquest with a technology already combining
mechanics and electronics with the human body.
A body was found during archaeological excavations,
it will call in question all our current knowledge.

03-24-2004, 11:06 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080169571_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080169571_large.jpg)

It would seem that an old civilization
with Celtic tendency began the space
conquest with a technology already combining
mechanics and electronics with the human body.
A body was found during archaeological excavations,
it will call in question all our current knowledge.

03-25-2004, 02:37 AM
Hey Harnelbe... nice concepts man... i really like you're celtic idea.

it makes me want to go back and redesign my concept... it looks
like your going to have alot of ultra fine detail in your're model ...
& i really love detail eyecandy.... best of luck


03-25-2004, 02:38 AM
Killer level of detail there man. Excited to see more!

03-25-2004, 03:56 AM
holy mother...:drool: I can't believe i missed this thread...very sweet concepts...can't wait to see them in 3d:beer:

03-25-2004, 11:24 AM
can't wait to see them in 3d
lol :) So do i :)
But i want to have good final sketches
to avaluate the modeling.

Killer level of detail there man
I love it, lot of details i my artworks
This modeling for the contest will be my
first real personnal modeling, i modeled
cars before for video games it will be a
hunge change.

it makes me want to go back and redesign my concept
i'm very jalous of your design for the contest Paradise !!!:love:

03-26-2004, 10:47 AM
hé béééé
moi qui me plaignais des details dans mon desssin !!! arghhh chez toi c est la folie !!! ^^

en tout cas excellent travail !!! ca tue c est terrible !!

impatient de voir la suite aussi :beer:

03-26-2004, 10:59 AM
Tu serais pas par hasard Le nova de CFSL ?
Merci pour les compliments :)
Je travaille dur pour ce concours, c'est le premier auquel je participe vraiment.
J'espère que le travail que je vais exposer ici va plaire, en tout cas c'est une vraie passion. C'est très enthousiasmant de participer. Il y a énormément de cynergie ici, ça fait chaud au coeur.

You would not be by chance the nova of CFSL? Thank you for the compliments:) I work hard for this contest, it is the first in which I really take part. I in any case hope for that work that I will expose here will like, it is a true passion. It is very filling with enthusiasm to take part. There is enormously cynergie, that made hot here in the heart.

03-26-2004, 12:24 PM
Nice style!
It reminds me gimenez a little bit, sorry couldnt resist. Why not bring a touch of humour instead of following the classical SF background path. I am saying this because your third ink sketch ( first page ) has this feeling and a unique style. This would be very cool.
Anyway keep it up, and good luck!

03-26-2004, 12:34 PM
Wow, great work! i really want see more

03-26-2004, 10:01 PM
Exellent travail! :beer: J'aime bien ton premier sketch, pas de doute ca va être grandiose en 3D :buttrock:

Good work! I like your first sketch, no doubt it gonna rock in 3D


03-27-2004, 01:13 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080349995_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080349995_large.jpg)

Always working on the concept.
I develop the design of the main character. Celtic by some graphism,
FractalBarrock :)

03-27-2004, 01:26 AM
You're right.
I'll try to follow your suggestions.

new wip posted :)

Thanks a lot !
Sorry to every body for not being in a
Hurry to post 3D...

The development of the concept is to
increase details,
I want to show that the mechanics and
the micromechanics pushed with their
paroxism, more over melt with the flesh
makes than at one time one does not
know any more what human east or not.

Some years ago, i called my sketches
FractalBarocco. :p

03-27-2004, 02:33 AM
Wow ! really good work...since how many years you have begin to draw ? (depuis combien de temps dessines tu?) FRENCHTOUCH :thumbsup:

I want to see more again :bounce: :buttrock:

03-27-2004, 09:24 AM
harnelbe,Your drawings are fantastic,great detail,I don't envy you having to model something that detailed,but with the time we have you might as well just go nuts with it!!


03-27-2004, 10:48 AM
c'est 'ouff', wow congrats beutiful sketches... waiting to see more until now really :thumbsup:


03-27-2004, 11:32 AM
well well...really pro, but what is it ?

Some mechanical' war thing I guess, reminds me of warhammer 40 000 rough style.
Well, gonna be an amazing modeling if u rock as much as in paper concept. :love:

03-27-2004, 04:17 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080404243_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080404243_large.jpg)

Update of the concept design.
View from some elements of the body.

03-27-2004, 04:39 PM
holy shit thats amazing:drool: :drool:
how long did it take you to draw al these supercomplex scetches
did you do similar works bevor? id love to have a look on them, please. cant get enough from that style:beer:

03-27-2004, 05:43 PM
Great concepts, hope you modell even better!

03-27-2004, 06:13 PM
It take me between 1 and 2 hours
for the carbon scketche and
betwin 5 and 10 hours for the line into photoshop.
I didn't count detaily.
It's a long time i draw things like that,
you can check it on my website.
Thanks for your remarks.
If you want more explanation about the
concept read all the topic with the
comments i attached to the last images.
By the way i put notes with each sketches
visit this link to see entirely all the sketches of each challenger
click here (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge

oui... y en a qui disent que je suis
malade aussi...:cry:

Yesss !! you 're right ! i forgotten the nuts !! i 'll fix that :)

It's a long time i draw, but i really began seriously in 1990's date i integrate an art school in brittany,
Brest (29) France with the Design Option.
I think of managing not too badly in modeling, I will post soon modelings

Friedric P
03-27-2004, 06:16 PM
Wow. Amazing details in this design :surprised . And your line Technique is very good. :thumbsup:

Just a crit: it's hard to say for the moment if the amount of detail will not kill the lisibility. For sure, it's a style, but I remember some works from other artist wich have so much details, that at last, you don't understand anything.
With shadows and maps, it will surely looks different ^_^
J'adore ton design et ton style, mais je fais une fixation sur la lisibilité lol... J'espère que ce sera une remarque constructive, rassure-toi j'aime beaucoup!! ^_^

Very good work!!! :applause: Can't wait to see the next stage!! :scream:

03-27-2004, 06:39 PM
Friedric P
I understand what you mean, lot of people
said that about my sketches and 2D CGs.
Perhaps the 3D model will increase the
confusion...or will fix the lisibility lol
What is important to underline, is what i
want to make feel to the spectator is the fusion, the melt, even the heterogeneity
for some parts.
It's the first time i particate to a contest,
i think i 'm going to learn more things
that i ever learned since 8 years :)

I'm very happy to be there.
All the artists are impassioned, it's amazing !

03-27-2004, 07:22 PM
Psychopathe va !

03-27-2004, 07:31 PM
That looks like a blueprint, hehe, real one!
You could consider building the dmn thing in your garage, hehe.

03-27-2004, 08:55 PM
thanks for your answer
i just went thru your 2d gallery from 1993 to 2004 and that took me some time because its so incredible huge. Your pictures are just amazing especially you recent works. I wonder why you didnt start with 3d earlier, the look of your recent works in 3d would be incredible i think. im looking forward to see every single tiny detail of your concept in 3d. :drool: :cool: if you keep the proportins in 3d the amount of detail should be no prob i think. Keep to your style because its nice and unique.


03-27-2004, 09:45 PM
yep :) mici :)

You do not believe so well to say
I will do a model sheet or blue print
for the character
you comment is right, more i look the image i post, most i see a picture like a
blue print .
It that reinforces realism. lol
And perhaps i have already it in my
garage lol
found this character gardening

In fact i model cars since a long time
for video games. And i never took time
to model one of my personnals
The moment has come i think.
Thank you for your encouragements

Commander Falk
03-27-2004, 10:18 PM
Wow, that looks impressive for sure.
You do the line art in photoshop ? :eek:
Do I miss something ?
Cuz' IMO it would be easier to do it with a pencil on the paper and a light table^^ (but yup', I've seen your site, and after ten years, I think you know what the best technic is to do your complicated designs^^)

But as most people here, I have to say I don't really see what it exactly represents.

But yep', if it's as goo in 3D than in 2D, + lisibility, it'll rock !:buttrock:

Maybe give some more explanations, so that we could advise you more, or give you ideas (well if you need it^^)

03-28-2004, 12:20 AM
I just checked out your site. I really like your concepts, and the way you sketch!

keep it up!

03-28-2004, 02:55 AM
My computer was doing some noise while
i was sleeping and i awake...
I'll answer to commander after a night of
sleep, but crazybread if you like
the concepts check this link:
click here (http://www.cafesale.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8924&start=15)
Some people are coloring some lines :)
It's very interesting. :) i was very surprised.

03-28-2004, 03:10 PM
wow those are sooo good! You are very exceptional with your line! I'm very impressed. I wonder If I could try shading one of your pieces at some point (you know just for fun) ??? :)

03-28-2004, 06:26 PM
Hi harnelbe,

thanks for your interest. I checked your WIPs... take my respect.
it's a familiar way, becouse I have those rotring tube pens too.
your images remind me the zapotek indian's form culture.

to your questions: I like earlier art's composition and posture style, but I made my posture from head. It was started with a few lines, just force symbols. So let me be honest I don't like to draw as well as I like sculpting. probably in the near future I will make a clay sketch of the throat controller.
till next time, please visit my new image about the neck's anathomy research - in the throat controller theme.

Ciao !:wip:

03-28-2004, 10:45 PM
FractalBarocco...................Yes indeed...........:)

Flesh and machine mixed as one."To exist they must co-exist" is my motto for my challenge entry..........This motto can easily be said of your concept as well harnelbe..............Details and intricate ones overlapping and blended with flesh will be quite a surrealistic creation...........Beautiful concept,in-depth details with style,my favorites aspects are all in place.I look forward to your progress,and salute the ambition you have to go with such a style and heavy detailed piece of work......I will follow and am sure to enjoy the ride,,,,,,,,,,,,,

"FANTASTIQUE".......:beer: :thumbsup:

03-28-2004, 10:59 PM
Your drawings have to be some of the best that I have ever seen befor, keep up the good work. :thumbsup:

03-29-2004, 06:08 AM
Commander Falk
Yep i use Photoshop, not always.
Some times i use Pilot G-1
my favorite pencil to drawn sketches,
Rollers and Markers also.
Thank's for you offer i keep in mind.
I 've seen some of your Vectorisations

Whow :)
What you have said
it make me having chicken flesh lol
I do not know if I deserve all that
but thanks a lot !

hey of course !
No problems ! if you want !
It would be a great honour for me!

Thanks for your answer.
You seem having touch to lot of medium
of expression and i'm very happy to see
that. I already said tha but i also keep an
i eye on your topic.
(with all the topics there is in this contest
we should have more eyes in our heads )

03-29-2004, 09:58 AM
harnelbe... wow you have the meanest drawing skills man i havnt checked you're thread for a few days and your new concept is looking great.... i really cant wait to see whats instore once you start modelling this beast.... hehehe yeah... go for it

03-29-2004, 11:56 AM
keep the good work ! , im really waiting for the modelling :D

03-29-2004, 02:56 PM
phenominal detailing,the sketches are just killer :eek: :surprised ,waiting for the 3d version man.
keep up the insanity.:wip: :bowdown:

03-30-2004, 01:48 AM
The detail is incredible on those sketches:eek: This is going to be one insane model! cant wait to see it.

03-30-2004, 05:51 AM
Hi harnelbe,

you're right about those materials, but i waana put into some other kind too, like vulcanic stones, porcelan and glass. the contrast in choosin' of materials can be somethin' sensitive thing.
hard metal and fragile glass in the same cradle...

sketch more!! I'm waiting for your news...
push tha carbon:buttrock:

03-30-2004, 07:15 PM
Beautiful stuff. Those first sketches are amazing. Love the details.!! :thumbsup:

03-30-2004, 07:26 PM
Thanks E.T. !
Great honor to C U there :)
Now you unterstand why i like your
concept line ;) lol

03-30-2004, 07:36 PM
:buttrock: This drawings are really really :surprised , Remind me Robotech... Beatiful logic detail:wavey:

03-30-2004, 10:48 PM
Just beautiful! :) The drawing style of yours reminds me of the art what I have seen in Frank Miller's Hard Boiled comics :D Mainly because of insane detail level but there is something very similiar about your use of line. I'm curious to see what you can do with 3d. :drool:

03-30-2004, 11:57 PM
yeah, nice drawings, and concept, when you start the modeling, cant wait to see thi come to life, nice progress man keep on the good stuff:thumbsup:

03-31-2004, 01:55 AM
Damn Homie
Tight penmanship:eek:

03-31-2004, 10:20 AM
I really like your ink sketches. Sometimes it's good to look back at some of your old sketches for inspiration.

03-31-2004, 10:43 AM
I have not uploaded this WIP like a
Modeling Milstone because i've not
finished my concept sketches,
i want to have clean ones
It's just to relax me and have a concrete relation with which i'll modeling for the final. To test process.
It's just to make have patience for those
who absolutly want outlines of modeling.

03-31-2004, 11:37 AM
just I can say -> :buttrock:

wow, I remain impressed about all sketches, concept and now this shot on the modeling 'way'...


03-31-2004, 11:57 AM
WOW!! I´m impressed by your linework and the model is going to blow me away too! I love the structures on the cheek. Aztec like. Great! Can´t wait to see the final model.

03-31-2004, 11:56 PM
OH man:buttrock:

you can draw it, you can do it. good combination!
so that's your trick..

Agree with you about the concept clean up, that's very imortant in my opinion too.

04-01-2004, 12:18 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080821929_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080821929_large.jpg)

I'm continuing at home
the "blueprint link" concept.
Because at home i have only a celeron 400
I'm modeling at the office during dead times. It's why i decided to continue the modeling and post trough the the uploading
option of the contest.
i hope you'll like that :).

04-01-2004, 04:22 PM
AMAZING!!!!!! :buttrock: Your sketch is starting to take life! :applause: Keep going!


04-01-2004, 04:38 PM
That's really great Harnelbe!
And the ultimate WIP sequence is totaly interresting. Keep going buddy.

04-01-2004, 04:42 PM
:beer: Frood Cygnus_X
Whoow:blush: thanks guys for your
support !
It's great pleasure to work in a "team"
(yes ! Really what i think) like this contest
of CgTalk, lot of exhanges of help supports


04-01-2004, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Frood
That's really great Harnelbe!
And the ultimate WIP sequence is totaly interresting. Keep going buddy.

i agree to that, :thumbsup:

04-01-2004, 07:56 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080849414_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1080849414_large.jpg)

Second update of the day.
He have a calm and peaceful face :)

04-01-2004, 08:00 PM
And so the 3D begins................And now we expect a quick third update of the day................You spoil us.........;)

This is a wonderful concept,full of great inticate details and style as I mentioned earlier.And to see it come to life in 3D space will be and is exciting.Keep :wip: .....And always more,more details........:thumbsup: :beer:

04-01-2004, 08:29 PM
whoa nice stuff! I know you said it has a celtic connection, but it makes me think of Mayan or Aztec and some other southern precolombian influences. Great work.

04-01-2004, 10:04 PM
Oh that is nice concept sketch.Will be so nice in 3D if done like sketch.nice work man.:thumbsup:

04-02-2004, 12:42 AM
ahhh Harnelbe.... i hav'nt had a chance to check out ya thread lately... And all i can say man is sweet.... you modelling is coming along well ... and you have the meanest modelling skills... cant make any C&C yet.... theres no need to .hehehe.... excuse my ignorance man,but what 3d app are you using... keep up the good work :thumbsup:

04-02-2004, 07:15 AM

Click here to get biggest still picture of the WIP for the nose (http://perso.club-internet.fr/arnaud.lebot/harnelbe/contests/CGtalk/machineflesh/WIP/indexwip_2004_CGContestMachineFlesh.html)

Whowww Thanks !
I appreciate also what you are working on a great admiration about your modeling skills dude !
i happy you like my stuff.
It's not an ignorance to not guess witch
software i'm usind, it's 3dsMAX.
I have put a work in progress GIF at the beginning of the answer, and a link to steps, i'll put explanation later but with the selections i have highlighted you can understand which functions i'm using.

Yess lol
you're right Vilpep lol, and when the scene will be finished i'll be able to render a real blueprint of the main character to create a Polymer Sculpture...

Thanks a lot to find those influences also !! I can't denie that i'm influenced by the art of this country, one day i'll go to south america !!!

last day i stopped to the second update
lol i wait this morning to put an
update, ihop you'll appreciate it :)
your stufff is O M G :eek:


04-02-2004, 07:28 AM
hey man, those concepts are just awesome. Keep it on, I hope you'll have finished your modelling for the deadline ;)


04-02-2004, 08:26 AM
Thanks to apreciate it :)
And of course i'll have finished for the dead line :)
It's the objective of the challenge lol
for the moment i've no soucy.
Waht afraid me a little will be the lighting
and PostProduction...
Domains i'm not at ease.

04-02-2004, 09:51 AM
Hey harnelbe!

Great model start man! And your step-by-step pictures are really a great contribution. Keep it up man :beer:
I hope you can put all the details you have in your sketches... that's insane :drool:

04-02-2004, 10:22 AM
woohoo really nice tutorial ,and the modeling is really great :thumbsup:

04-02-2004, 11:16 AM
Hey viag !!
Thanks to make a visit !:beer:

Whaooo :blush:
i'm a great fan of your works !!
Thanks a lot !
About the contribution, i think it's normal
i learned watching others stuffs and continue to learn here, i'm considering like
a beginner in this first contest, all the stuffs are very impressives ! :thumbsup:


04-02-2004, 11:37 AM
All Impressive Details , :bounce: :thumbsup:

les recherches N&B son impressionant de details, j'adore les Gif :thumbsup:

04-02-2004, 11:54 AM
Whaaowww !!!:bounce: :bounce:
Welcome !!!
Nuro alias the "shader killer" !
:rolleyes: I still waiting your entry !
When you'll arrive here it will be awasome !

04-02-2004, 05:13 PM
:thumbsup: Great gifs!!, If you're a beginner, then you're a master beginner! hehe :wip:

04-02-2004, 05:42 PM
That's a great method you have there for the modelling,can't do it that way myself due to my softwares limitations so I will be sticking with box modelling,but it's all good.
Can't wait to see the rest of the character with all that glorious detail,go for it.


04-02-2004, 07:28 PM
Hi harnelbe,

Very detailed and nice concept !!

I wanna see it finished !!!:bounce:


my machineflesh:


04-02-2004, 08:22 PM
Your work grows with impressive results.I see you are working from the inside/Core out.The face is coming along well.The beautiful concept will soon have a beautiful 3D match.Very nice to see your progress,fun concept and detailed concept,with style,ever important style............Great to follow.....................:thumbsup: :beer:

04-03-2004, 12:23 PM
Hey guys !!!
Thanks a lot for your comments !
i'm happy you like updates with "WIP GIFs"

Virtuoso thanks a lot for your compliments, it's a great honor !

Me too, i wanna see it finished, i'm actually working on "blueprints"
(cf: what have been noticed in the past messages) concept sketches.

The first one (colored ones were to have an idea of colors which will be
used) the black inked one (character laying down) is to have an overview of
how the character will pose in the final image, but it's not definitive for the moment.

Thanks ! I don't know if it's a great method but i feel it that 's the easier for me... I happy you liked "WIP GIFs"

04-03-2004, 02:51 PM
this is maaad,totally maaad.:eek: :applause: .
cant wait for updates.inspirational detail. :)

04-03-2004, 04:02 PM
If you suggest my concept is inspirational...
Don't forget to notice in your next work that i inspired your works lol...
Gimenez, Moebius, Bilal, Giger, Darrow
inspired me :)

Thanks to you i know the work of:
Monolith (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=95987&perpage=15&highlight=tank&pagenumber=1)

04-03-2004, 04:30 PM
very good concept i realy like it
please do you know some site to learn methode to design like you:bowdown: please :rolleyes:

04-03-2004, 04:35 PM
yup,for sure man.your work is really inspiring,however i dont know if i can EVER achieve the level of detail you have in both modeling and concept art.:surprised :drool: :buttrock:

04-03-2004, 06:46 PM
Definitly a thread I'll be following! :buttrock:

Lovin' it... great idea on the WIP gifs animations...makes sense to minimize multiple image uploads and scrollin' down...


04-03-2004, 07:36 PM
Really wild concept.love it.hope the modeling can follow.So far it's coming well.Cool wip format!:buttrock:

04-03-2004, 09:29 PM
Hmmmm, you have me dumbfounded? i dont get where any of my tribal texture has to do with anything that your modeling? And, well, ive been a tattooist for 11 years its only habit for me to tattoo anything i get my hands on I do see that your talking about following a "Celtic" type pattern "feel" to your modeling but tribal and celtic are way 2 different things. Believe me, i deal with it all day long, and well, i will and can explain to the fullest knowledge out there about the 2 and the differences and heritage that goes with both. Along with many others at that. And no, i dont think that our ideas will have the same look at all?As i said, i really dont see any resemblance at all.

04-03-2004, 09:43 PM
Sorry :beer:
I was stupid to say that. :banghead:
i put so much of my own in the contest lol
that i'm becomimg paranoiac lol :thumbsup:

eRaDiCaT0r, Jeremypiven
i don't promise to do that for all the steps
but i will do the possible. Tanhs for your support lol


I hope you'll learn some tricks there, and i think in all this forum great people are ther to share knowledge.

04-03-2004, 10:06 PM
Hehe, i know what ya mean!lol, man, the way i see it, the given "topic" will make lots of things comout to have some sort of idea that others have also, i mean, how much machine flesh can people in this contest make, knowing that its aWORLD contest and all.lol, not country, but the world.lol, kinda makes me laugh just thinkin about it, like say to yourself, wow, i doin a contest against the whole world , WOW!lol

04-03-2004, 10:30 PM
lol :)
yess you're right :beer:
i couldn't imagine that there is so much pressure :) lol
It's the first time.

04-04-2004, 07:18 PM
I will open my eyes for your work :eek:
thx if you have some good site i like to learn this :thumbsup:
goog luck for modelig :wip: ;)

04-05-2004, 10:58 AM
You're on good way man as used to.

thanks for the GIFs they're useful and clear.

Full Face Ahead!

04-05-2004, 11:11 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081163507_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081163507_large.jpg)

Hello !
Just a little update.
No modeling add since the last Wip.
I worked this week-end on the lines of the main character.
Tonight update of the modeling.
Stay tuned :)
Thanks all for your encouragements.
No, no, i'm not death :)...
Even if lot of 2D and 3D master pieces posted by challengers for the contest :)

04-05-2004, 11:12 AM
Really impressive work.
I can't wait to see more- especially when you get to final compositing.
I would appreciate any comments on my 3D entry.

04-05-2004, 11:56 AM
man, that's a great model with a lot of details ;)
great work!


04-05-2004, 01:53 PM
WOW! :applause:

Verry good details

I juste can't wait to see more to.

Keep up

04-05-2004, 02:11 PM
@ harnelbe ....Another crazy ONE....we had ambient_whisper, Antropus ...and some other crazy guys ... and now we have another one...harnelbe !!! :surprised

I quit..... :scream:

:bounce: Great work man !

04-05-2004, 03:49 PM
:surprised ... wonderful !

04-05-2004, 05:32 PM
excellent work!

04-05-2004, 07:41 PM
It's coming along very very nicely!

04-05-2004, 09:06 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081199166_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081199166_large.jpg)

Update as promised :)

WHaoooowww !!
Thanks a lot all !!!

No problem i'll have a look to your work

04-06-2004, 12:19 AM
ahhhh ... harnelbe..... all i can say is wow man ..... anyways cant make any critz... all i can say is sweet sweet eye candy... PFb

04-06-2004, 10:06 AM
hi harnelbe,
very good modeling and sketching so far.
this rocks.
although the ornamental style is not what i prefere that much.

anyway the most imortant question for me is, where is human flesh, and where is machine?
i can see some wrinkles of the skin at the nose. so this must be flesh.

you mentioned, that it is part of your concept, that the borders are fluently, and should not be so clear.
its hard to understand, what special material should blend between flesh and iron or something?

if you could invent some material and explain it to us, then it could be easier to interpret your creatures look.

anyway big thumbs up for you! :thumbsup:


04-06-2004, 12:27 PM
ooohhh:eek: , thats a nice modeling, sorry cant say nothing helpfull now cos your model simply rocks, good job, and good luck for your next steps!:thumbsup:

04-06-2004, 09:46 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081288014_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081288014_large.jpg)

Update of the day, i started the brain connectors, i fixed the welding of the nose side.

04-06-2004, 09:54 PM
sascha henrichs
although the ornamental style is not what i prefere that much
lol reading at your second sentence...
I think you have not understood the concept. No problem, soon you'll understand or read the whole thread :)

04-06-2004, 09:55 PM
Hey harnelbe, leave some space for textures, hehe;)
No kidding, thats awesome!!!

04-06-2004, 10:00 PM
Textures textures ??
where where ?:scream:
lol lol

04-06-2004, 10:19 PM
This is ..so .....complex face...
ok i have one think to say ...again....NUTS!!!

With so many talented people in here i don't know what to say ....:bounce: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-06-2004, 11:40 PM
Harnelbe,Harnelbe,Harnelbe,Harnelbe..... wow and holy sweet modelling man......im lovin your style ...what you have here is pure genius man form concept to model i cant see any flaws you have keep to you're original sketch perfectly.... kudos to you.... i need to see more......hahahah lately ive been slacking of a bit...
but after looking at what you have here you're making me want to model my guts out... :thumbsup: :bounce:

04-06-2004, 11:48 PM
This is one of the uber threads to see.Man love the concept.Modeling will be way cool to see.:buttrock: :thumbsup:

04-07-2004, 12:36 AM

04-07-2004, 12:39 AM
:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:

04-07-2004, 06:31 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081362661_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081362661_large.jpg)

1rst update of the day.

04-07-2004, 07:01 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081364509_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081364509_large.jpg)

France, 2004_04_07 21:00

Same modeling with wire.
There is 1 iteration more in the rendering of the wire.

Next update at midnight.

04-07-2004, 07:40 PM
where is the "speechless" smilie when you need it?

i'll settle for this one instead :love:

04-07-2004, 07:58 PM
wow, nice details..not sure what all those little gadgets do, but who cares, nice model!

really looking forward to seeing the textures!

04-07-2004, 08:05 PM
WOW :buttrock: Exellent as usual:thumbsup: What kind of textures are you planning to put on that hight quality modeling?I mean what kind of surface is it gonna be like humain skin and metal, or weird new technological material? I can't wait to see your next step :applause:

04-07-2004, 08:29 PM
lol lol
You'll have to wait a little for the texturing
The modeilng of the character is just beginning. Be Patient :)

sorry for my poor english, i have understand nothing of your message :blush:

04-07-2004, 09:45 PM
Hi Arnaud, your animated .gifs are great, I love watching you work! I'm looking forward to your finished piece, keep it up :thumbsup:

04-07-2004, 10:02 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081375338_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081375338_large.jpg)

The last update of the day :)
Cu all.
Have a good night.
Or a good day.

04-07-2004, 10:08 PM
I am repeating myself today ..i know..!!!

U ARE NUTS too!!!!:bounce:

04-07-2004, 11:49 PM
Just coming along smoothly..........Just fun watching this grow from the center out,seeing the details growing as if they were a flower coming into bloom..................very nice Harnelbe..............:thumbsup: :beer:

04-08-2004, 12:52 AM
Hi harnelbe,

have you got plans about eyes? will they be like human eyes or somethin' like diamond, crystal or you just follow your detailed ornamentic style on them?

good rythm in forms!:wavey:

04-08-2004, 03:58 AM
I'm really speechless.. :surprised Extremely detailed modelling, can't wait to see the textures, i wouldn't want to texture it myself though.. :thumbsup: :buttrock:

04-08-2004, 07:23 AM
Welcome in NUTSLand !
CGTALK is a good place !

i'm very happy you feel than, i think you
understand the "sensibility" i put to my work :) :beer:

It's a good question lol
The idea of the crystal is good regarding
of the background of the scene, my first idea was about to put like human form protected by a membrane hydrating the eyes which are ever opened.

i wouldn't want to texture it myself though
lol I think i 'll love that without becoming MAD :)!

04-08-2004, 09:27 AM
Oh, nice mod here too, but I do not understand the organic hierarchization in the face. All the details make me confused instead of amazed indeed..Maybe I need glasses :hmm: but that s my feeling, for the moment.

anyway, keep it up, that s the word. :cool: (yeah, now I have glasses, haha)

04-08-2004, 09:54 AM
the organic hierarchization in the face

organic lol :thumbsup: that's the word :)

What do you mean by:
hierarchization in the face ?

04-08-2004, 10:29 AM
"Why can't I do that?.........sniff,sniff".....he says,weeping uncontrollably.

Im just going to sulk for a while.

Inspirational stuff,insane amount of detail,want to see more!

keep it up.


04-08-2004, 11:09 AM
I mean..huh...
let me take my glasses...

ok I m ready :cool:

Well, I don t understand what is what, what part is used for what thing and why it is plugged onto the mouth, nose, etc.

Something makes me think you do a lot of details without cautioning on the fusion between flesh and machine elements.

Perhaps this feeling will disappear with the mapping :hmm:
(I had the same feeling about the 2D concept)

04-08-2004, 11:19 AM
it's good to have differents point of view
and differents sensibilities here.
No problem about your remarks
i think you'll more understand in some days :)
i keep in mind all your remarks.

But please... read all the topic.

04-08-2004, 12:54 PM
really good work , its better and better each day ! :buttrock:

04-08-2004, 01:54 PM

Bow to the machine God

the level of detail your modeling is insane...Wow

Consider this contest owned

j5 out

04-08-2004, 04:21 PM
I read every topic I post Harnelbe, nothing changes. ;)

Your style is very diffrent from others, so it's gonna difficult to me, as a 'poor' rookie to understand what you mean. No offense, but I don't think it would be usefull to explain my life about your concept and idea, I prefer gather my crits on the mod without argue with the concept and the explaination.
Of course, I did not says it was bad, far from that lol...really good work man, let's rock, I keep an eye on it ! :thumbsup:

04-08-2004, 05:13 PM
Yeah its very artistic , very impressive , but what made my jaw go to the ground are thouse naquim paints . damnnnnn :cry:

04-08-2004, 09:01 PM
OOO AAA AHAHA :applause: Great work so far ;) Keep modeling!

04-08-2004, 09:02 PM
2004_04_08 23:01

Hey ! thanks dude !!

your concept is interesting !
keep it up !

Thanks for your words ! :blush:

Sorry for my "frenglish"
What do you mean about:
naquim paints ?

Thanks, i don't give up :) lol

=Update of the day at midnight :)=

04-08-2004, 09:09 PM
Very impressive work man , keep going :buttrock: is looking great

04-09-2004, 12:08 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081469303_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081469303_large.jpg)

Modeling to be continued :) lol
As promised... 2 hours later lol
I tested lofts with the tube on the top,
it's to much faces consumers. i'll optimze
I hope you'll like his face... :)

04-09-2004, 01:10 AM
Yeah! Lot of details my friend :buttrock:
Looking forward to see the entire scene finished :applause:


04-09-2004, 01:25 AM
this is insane, how can i compete with that great modeling, if u hear i suicide is all your fault!; just kiddin, i want to but my parents get very angry if i do so... ( i better continue with my sh**)

great job , i love those tubes in the head, stunning detail, u r rocking!!

04-09-2004, 06:52 AM
That is getting impressive Nono!
It gives me a headache when I wonder how you're gonna texturize all this :argh:
Incredible work! I love the shapes on the top of his head.
One thing though: I think you should fix the round shape on his forehead. It's kind of "broken" at the top, but it seems to me that is HAS to be a perfect circle...
Anyways, your concept and this work, and your mood in your posts is a plus for this contest. Good job man!


04-09-2004, 07:11 AM
Thanks for your remark and encouragments, i noticed it, i'll fix
that in the next update, the round is deformed because of a FFD box i used modifying the forehead, and because of
the Instance Mirror use it make appear edges.
About the texturing, mhh it seems that your are a lot to be afraid by the mapping work on this type of modeling, i'll test that next week LOL :)

hey ! i don't want to be a guilty of a suicide ! it's not my goal lol!
about the tubes of the upper, i'll not keep them, they look more than cables in the final they will have the same look as the tubes on the nose.

Thanks for your encouragments !
i'm also looking forward to the same thing about your GREAT Stuff Dude !

04-09-2004, 08:31 AM
Oh crikey! I don't know if or why not I have not checked your thread out before... um... but this is excellent fleshmachinery... almost the best I've seen without a doubt. And those concepts on the first few pages... Magnifico! Splendid! Bastard! :D

04-09-2004, 09:43 AM
wow, impressive details, the style of your work is inspirational!
keep the great jobs! :buttrock:

04-09-2004, 11:10 AM
This is wonderful.The concept work is superior work.To see this in mesh form will be:drool: .Such detail,such nice lines.:buttrock:

04-09-2004, 12:02 PM
until now the only comment that I can make is :bowdown:


04-09-2004, 01:23 PM
Now, We all think you're done with the head;) lol.


04-09-2004, 04:12 PM
Oh my! I'm absolutely stunned! Amazing work, simply amazing. :bounce:


04-09-2004, 09:11 PM
Great job :) and really admire what your are doing about posting some timelapses this is what the contest is meant to be a place where people learn from each other and your doing a great job on it keep that way :thumbsup:

04-10-2004, 12:33 AM
These details are small steps for harnelbe, but giant leaps for 3dmankind.....:beer:

What else?

04-10-2004, 11:01 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081594862_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081594862_large.jpg)

Small update.
for the render i removed the tubes.
to show gears like connectors.

i'll try to go this evening in a computer shop whom i know propietary near my home,
to use one of the computers they have to continue modeling.
My actual computer lag.

04-10-2004, 11:20 AM
Whoww !!
Thanks all for your messages !

lol thanks for your message, you made me laugh a lot ! you'll have occasions to check updates here.

Thanks :blush:
you know i appreciate you work too !

Thanks, the concept work is to be continued :) some modifications have been done, c here 2 check line updates

Peace and love ! And no guns !

No, not done with the head :)
you kidding ! lol

Thanks Anders! i'm a big fan about your work for this challenge ! Amazing details you have put also !

i'm happy you appricated the WIPGIFs
i think it's normal to put contributions, we all learned 3D modeling like that, watching tutorials, forums, galleries.
Thanks for your compliments about it!
i appreciate :thumbsup:

lol lol hey hey !! thanks for your joke
about the first steps of the man on the moon !

04-10-2004, 11:28 AM
Excellent work. Your concept is very cool and you definately have the modeling skills to pull it all off... Keep it up.


MechFlesh WIP (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=133016)

04-10-2004, 11:54 AM
Wow !!!
I like your style. Reminds me a bit of H.R. Giger... keep on going.

04-10-2004, 12:04 PM
yess! theuni
I'm hudge fan of his art !

04-10-2004, 08:01 PM
Arf !! La claque ! Quel thread... :beer: :bowdown: :bowdown:
Je retourne à mon carrelage. :)

04-10-2004, 08:54 PM
i'm cleaning an update of the concept
just an overview.

Detail #1 Line#2

04-10-2004, 09:23 PM
Details Line#1 to get an overview of what i project to model after head finished

04-10-2004, 10:38 PM
waargh. Your sketches are awesome.

modeling is looking fine so far.
Keep it up!

04-10-2004, 10:41 PM
Impressive sketch! I'm really thrilled about this one, can't wait untill it's finished.

Keep up the good work:)

04-10-2004, 10:47 PM
speechless :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-11-2004, 01:50 AM
Love it harnelbe.Such a wonderful in-depth design,such patterns,such detail.................keep it coming,it's all turning out beautifully..........Your model is growing from the center out,the face,and it grows more wonderful each time you update.....................I visited your site..........:love: .......It is like going to Disneyland..........I would like to stay in the concept World of yours for a long time..................To create some of your designs/concepts in 3D would be amazingly great.......perhaps some day we can......;) :)

Keep the eye candy coming.........:beer:

04-11-2004, 02:07 AM
Yess !!:beer: :scream:
Sure ! It will be a great honor !:bowdown:

04-11-2004, 09:09 AM
Hey Nono, if you need a hand about your crazy celtic warrior, just ask me!
You know maybe I can cook for you, or maybe iron some clothes or something while you're working on it!

04-11-2004, 09:10 AM

I vote for Monsieur LE BOT to be exluded from further participation in this challenge due to unfair skills and sense of detail.

....friggin 'ell... Public announcement: hey, everybody else, don't quit your day jobs!


What an unbelievable bastard!

04-11-2004, 10:16 AM
haha James is right, but im not quiting, even im tempted, this thread is rocking man! continue with great updates, hope theres a machine that supports your stunning modeling process, i wish u good luck on the rest of your piece:thumbsup: :cool:

04-11-2004, 01:04 PM
:beer: frood
Would you come to to mow the lawn of my garden ? It's becoming a junkle !

Hey ! JamesMK you kidding ! i want to see the end of your Miner (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=130299&perpage=15&pagenumber=18) !

No problems ! i found a solutions lol for the support :cool:

By the way Thanks for your support dudes !!!
This contest is a crazy thing !

A WIPGIF of an element of the helmet

04-11-2004, 03:20 PM
Nah, I won't quit either - how could one miss out on another 68 glorious days of total and utter humiliation? :beer:

Great WIPGIFs by the way!

04-12-2004, 12:17 AM
wow!, I love the detail, is stunning. :drool:

But maybe do not understand itself which part is machine and which part is flesh, How will you do it in order that your character does not look like an android?

congratulations!!! very impressive modeling technique.....!


04-12-2004, 07:33 AM
hehehe, almost forgot to say that I love your WIP_GIF posts, it's really interesting to see the steps & global organisation of your work.

ahah I have my glasses :cool:

really cool.

04-12-2004, 08:32 AM
the only hope i have got left is that with all this crazy detail in your sketches u'll never be able to finish the 3D Model in time.
Otherwise that kind of awesome work would be way tooo devasting. It just rocks....

04-12-2004, 09:18 AM
Great work! Learned a lot from it. Keep it up!

04-12-2004, 09:38 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081762718_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081762718_large.jpg)

First update of the day.
One Element of the helmet.

04-12-2004, 11:01 AM
haha man u are crazy , thats why i love you !! :beer: great tutorial !

04-12-2004, 11:30 PM
Hi harnelbe,

yeah, nice solutions as used to...

unbeliveable mass of details, again:buttrock:
will you use proxys via lighting period? I'm curious about your timing. I hope you can keep this tempo and finish the model in time.


Tutorials are:bowdown:

04-13-2004, 10:07 AM
This is SOOOOO great! The amount of detailing is stunning and your animated GIFs are truly inspiring. My hat off for you, sir! :thumbsup:


04-13-2004, 10:16 AM
awesome WIP images.. gr8 style dude

you have waaaay too much time on your hands, that animated gif must have taken a while to make.


04-13-2004, 10:31 AM
Thanks you appreciate the WIPGIFs
Yes it take time to do it but not too much, what it's interesting in doing that is to realize what have been necessary or not in the process of modeling. It allow post-analyses.

i'm happy all this stuff is inspiring.
i'm happy all the stuffs done by eachothers is inspiring everybody.

will you use proxys via lighting period? I'm curious about your timing. I hope you can keep this tempo and finish the model in time.
lol :bounce:
i'll activate my reverse time ropes.

Crazy too !!
Thanks you appreciate the WIP stuffs.

04-13-2004, 11:46 AM
You're our wise teacher.

04-13-2004, 07:18 PM
damn u mecha-god. those details are... i'm out of words. i wonder how many years would it take for me to reach ur level of ninjutsu.

can't wait for this guy to be textured. just remember to back up ur files dude.

yours truly.

04-13-2004, 07:26 PM
nice knotwork, its really coming together, how you gettin these gif in here by the way?????:hmm:

04-13-2004, 08:43 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081888988_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081888988_large.jpg)

First update of the day.
Cable connector.

Something strange in the rendering, white artifacts from the ground, i don't know why ...

04-13-2004, 09:24 PM
Fascinating - your approach is more like making jewelry than machine parts... I like it!

04-13-2004, 09:36 PM
Very beautiful designs, simply amazing modeling. I can't wait to see all of these components come together :)


04-13-2004, 10:32 PM
The little WIPGIF of the cable connector:

JamesMK You're right it's a little bit the spirit, but a living jewelry ^_^:rolleyes:

Shaykai Thanks ^_^ stay tuned ^_^

airworks :surprised sorry i don't unterstand your question.

polyninja cute name ^_^
Your right about back-up ^_^ lol

Tremoside hey ! i'm like that :drool: watching your stuff ! (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=133636&perpage=15&pagenumber=3)

04-13-2004, 11:40 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081899652_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1081899652_large.jpg)

One new element of the helmet and connector.

04-13-2004, 11:50 PM
I hope your PC can handle the final polycount !
I'm not that kind of the mouth
Really nice except that ! :beer:

04-13-2004, 11:55 PM
REally coming togheter:beer: It's just amazing to see it taking life.
I can't wait to see the hole caracter that's gonna be insane. :eek:
Keep it up :applause:

04-14-2004, 12:05 AM
Just answers befor going to sleep :)
Lol lol i think the same things, it's the first
time i modelize one full personnal concept,
it's lot of emotion to see it taking life and to share it with other people!

Thanks for your support :)
No problem with the handle of the final polycount. Layers... Layers...Groups...Pivots... Hierarchy...

By the way Stay tuned :)

04-14-2004, 01:34 AM
woooo!!:buttrock: your designs are great man, this is like a new kind of mahines, the new generation of machines , the concepts u are bringing for your machine parts are very clever, very nice update man!:thumbsup: :bounce:

04-14-2004, 03:49 AM

I have been here watching your progress from the begining and I really like the way you are exploiting the arnold render with your way of working and modeling- very unique and different.

I cannot wait to see how you start to compile all these wonderful objects together- I just keep getting a flavour of maya civilization when I look at your work- very beautiful detail!


04-14-2004, 04:56 AM
...insanity. :drool: :drool:
keep goin man.....:buttrock:
good luck

04-14-2004, 09:34 AM
The productivity and quality of your work impress very much! You’re a serious artist.

04-14-2004, 10:40 AM
Thanks a lot for your compliments!
i like the words you used "new generation of machines " it make me feel happy.
I don't know if the concepts are very clever but it's a long time now i have some things like that in my head i wanted to put in 3D. It's a friend "Viag (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=130401&perpage=15&pagenumber=5)" who pushed me to participate, it's a great honor to share idea there.

hey !! Thanks a lot to came to have a look and put message ! you know i apreciate a lot your concept (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=131367&perpage=15&pagenumber=3) and skills ! :thumbsup:

lol lot of people say that, but i don't think so.... Do you really ? lol

great sensibility in your concept (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=1271659#post1271659) !

04-14-2004, 10:46 AM
This is so... beautiful. You have a very unique approach to the whole challenge, more artistic, sensitive and delicate then anyone I've seen so far. No matter what becomes of this piece, in the end you will have a truly magnificient work of art.

I'm in awe.



04-14-2004, 01:19 PM
Please, please give us an update:)
I like to watch your works

greetigns from,

harnelbe fan club

04-14-2004, 05:52 PM
The flat part on the right of the face looks really soft and nice!
Too bad I wasn't here to see how you made that. But I KNOW you're gonna post one of your extreme GIF to show us!

04-14-2004, 08:05 PM
Very cool stuff- I have watched the progress and it is obvious that you take your time to do this stuff.
All I can say for now is that I cant wait to get to the next step.

04-14-2004, 09:15 PM
The beautiful modeling continues to grow from the inside out........More and more like the wonderful concept.Very interesting and wonderful execution harnelbe.......Your flower grows wonderfully everyday................:buttrock: :beer:

04-14-2004, 09:25 PM
Thanks for your encouragements and support !!!

lol ;) i'll have to print stikers for the fanclub lol

Thanks a lot ! it's always a pleasure to have a visit ^_^

I'm working on a biggest update ^_^
Stay tuned

Below a WIPGIF for the object modeling you missed lol

04-14-2004, 10:26 PM
very nice art and educational for all too.A very interesting process and nice looking concept man.:buttrock: :beer:

04-14-2004, 10:31 PM
Thanks for another great animated gif, man! A great example for the community, besides a great technical and artistic piece ;)

Keep it UP!


04-14-2004, 11:05 PM
i have nothing to add to what Antropus said...except that i noticed that u are a wipGIF NUTS!!!...:beer:

04-15-2004, 09:24 AM
I like your concept and the modeling is looking great especially the details, you are a wonderfull modeller.
good job, keep it up:thumbsup: :bounce: :thumbsup:

04-15-2004, 10:45 AM
Thats lovely my man.And at the same time so complex and detailed its out of my mind to understand.But still so nice,concept will be hard to match,but you have a great start on it.:buttrock: :thumbsup:

04-15-2004, 04:57 PM
:bowdown: and wonderful


04-15-2004, 06:47 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1082054844_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1082054844_large.jpg)

Element of the helmet, 2 views, top&bottom.

04-15-2004, 07:00 PM
All I can say is WOW!! So glad I found this thread, will be a given source for inspiration. Thank You:bowdown:

04-15-2004, 07:24 PM
Ooh a mayan warrior of sorts.Like the design.Nice patterns and shapes.Really nice work.:beer:

04-15-2004, 08:14 PM
That piece of the helmet looks good man , no crits by the moment,


Following your thread closely :)

04-16-2004, 01:46 AM

We have to discuss it after this challenge.

WIPGIF STICKERS. Patent pending...:buttrock:

new helmet elements are quite good in modeling. Do you know what I like in your style? Your method, I mean when you do something with computer it's looks like it was made by hand.
Not as the fake or photo style. These are like "digital pottery".
At first sight I was told in myself: your drawigs will be far from the exact models...and now. Nothing is impossible!

Keep this job:bounce:

04-16-2004, 03:06 AM
:thumbsup: The modeling is going really well, :)
Looking everyday for the wipgifs :D they are a awesome way to share your knowledge, i really apreciate it, i like the tribal look and harmonic chaos of shapes, this needs a great artisitic sense, you do have :)

04-16-2004, 06:40 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1082097598_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/1775/1775_1082097598_large.jpg)

An update before going in week-end.
Next updates: next week...
Assembling test of first element.
I'm approching the idea of my sketches.
Thanks for support and encouragments.

04-16-2004, 07:15 AM
:beer: That's PHat!!!!
One little thing I have not noticed before- I do not know if his eyes are going to be real or not. I think it would be cool if they where real but enhanced- with your kind of detailed modeling it would be soo cool if under the glassy surface of the eye, the pupil would have some cybernetic artifacts. In this case the eyes need a more spheric look and feel, in a way where they dissapear under the the mechanical eye lids....

04-16-2004, 07:29 AM
Really coming along very well......Piece by piece of beautiful modeling.it now looks posssible for the actual 3D part here to look as nice if not better than the beautiful 2D concept.....Just excellent effort and skills here................Great to watch progress.....Cheers harnelbe...........:beer: :beer:

04-16-2004, 08:14 AM
Your work rocks dude very impressive stuff!:bounce:

04-16-2004, 08:34 AM
You're right :) about the eyes.
i'm projecting to play with tranparency of materials....for lot of elements... :rolleyes:

Thanks..........It's always a pleasure to read your messages here. Beautifull word to start the day :)

Thanks ! :thumbsup:
Welcome ^_^

Your stuff (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=133411&perpage=15&pagenumber=3)is amazing !!!
Big Up too !

lol lol no problem i'll think about the patent ^_^!!! Thanks alot for your compliment! This "qualities" you're talking about are justified by the fact that elements are forged, sculpted insert in body by hands of people of ancient times. Thanks to have noticed that.

Celtic or mayan, you're right it's an ancient civilization ^_^

Thanks, happy to know that ancient artisans have done a good stuff ^_^

happy to know that i'll be a source of inspiration like other stuff in cgtalk inspire me !

04-16-2004, 04:25 PM
:eek: wooooooow very impressive sketch man and more than that you can create your model really like your sketch .:bowdown:
You 're really great modeller.Keep going man:thumbsup:

04-17-2004, 04:26 AM
theres really nothing much to say but ... AMAZING!! :buttrock:

04-17-2004, 08:13 AM
Ravendsg said

theres really nothing much to say but ... AMAZING!!

Yeap u are right...isn't he discusting!!!:beer:


04-18-2004, 03:55 AM
Harnelbe.... :eek: wooow man... mate havnt looked in on ya entry lately. but when i did i got the biggest shock man, you're work is sweet man all the elements you have so far are just perfect man :thumbsup: keep up the great work man.. you have my vote :beer: .. and now i cant wait till the challenge is over man because im ichin to colaborate on some 3d with ya.... im still on holidays and cant wait till next week when i get some time to work on my entry again.. you have inspired me mate... cheers.. :thumbsup:

04-18-2004, 10:35 PM
Biggest render here (http://perso.club-internet.fr/arnaud.lebot/harnelbe/contests/CGtalk/machineflesh/WIP/WIP_JPG_steps/2004_04_18_Render002_BIG.jpg)
It take more than 23:00 hours to render it... lol on my celeron 400 lloll :D
Thanks ParadiseFlyBird DimitrisLiatsos Ravendsg porla113 for your encouragment ! :beer:

04-18-2004, 10:51 PM
OOh, noooo!

23 hours? Uneliveable... you're a martyr:bowdown:

On a day you may win a workstation:rolleyes:

04-18-2004, 10:57 PM
:scream: lllolll Tremoside:cry:

04-18-2004, 11:09 PM
"laugh laugh laugh out loud loud loud"?
Tu en es au stade terminal de la lolite aïgue Nono!
Abandonne, tu passeras pas le printemps ! :D

04-18-2004, 11:16 PM
A Celeron 400!? No worry, come July you might have a brand new high-end computer! :bounce:

That image is marvellous, by the way!


04-19-2004, 04:37 AM
Wow, you are modeling very fast...
The model is awsome :beer:

04-19-2004, 05:24 AM
Thats unbelievable, keep up the awesome work bud. :thumbsup:

04-19-2004, 06:09 AM
Har har har... nice to see another low-tech Celeron guy.... I hope you have something else to do your modeling on, and that the 400 is only a renderslave.... Would be painful to move all those polys around otherwise :argh:

04-19-2004, 06:12 AM
I have been using a PII 350 till december and it sucks!... I can't believe U are making such a beatiful piece of art in that machine! :buttrock:

Peter C.
04-19-2004, 09:58 PM
Goes to show its the person behind the machine that matters. Excellent detail and a very interesting thread to follow. Keep em coming :thumbsup:

04-19-2004, 11:52 PM
Damn, can't believe I missed this thread till now. Soe very interesting work going on. Looks to be inspired by some sort of tribal design. A nice angle =) When will you be adding the flesh component?

04-20-2004, 08:26 AM
I'm glad to have new messages from new visitors and accustomed lol
Ionized Peter C.
The characteristics of my concept is not a surprise but it it will be understanding when materials will arrive :D But not before the modeling finished :)
As well visible as invisible one because of default materials :rolleyes:

most of parts have been really modeled with my faithful Celeron 400 and a QuadroEX and some others with a Athlon XP 1800+ and Geforce3 lol

In fact the wire is heavier than shaded, it's why when i assemble elements i display all in shaded there is no painfull lag.


Mathiu el_newty Cartesius
thanks a lot for encouragments !


04-20-2004, 08:51 AM
harnelbe .. this model is incredible .. lookin at it and the intricacies is quite a ride ... you got a really unique style working here and it translate s really well with this project ... i'm surprised your pulling this off with a celeron ...

great work :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-20-2004, 11:56 AM
WOW, Harnelbe,

great piece of work here. This is an absolutely uniques style with so much details in it. Very good, man!!!:applause: :beer: