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03 March 2004, 06:21 PM
AJ Jefferies has entered the Machineflesh 3D Challenge.

03 March 2004, 06:50 PM

03 March 2004, 07:27 PM
yea AJ is in! the guy with all the inspirational, wacky ideas! :) looking foward to see what you'll come up with this time, have fun (and finish!!! ;) )

03 March 2004, 07:31 PM
My seat! :wavey:

03 March 2004, 10:18 PM
M@, fellah, Ila Thankyou all! I hope I won't dissapoint (especially the finishing part Anders :blush: ) as I none of you guys have ever done so to me.

Concept number one, by no means the only one but the easiest to put down. Forgive me as I am quite ill at the moment and I'm not even sure I'll remember doing this tomorrow...


More to come (he says...)

03 March 2004, 10:22 PM
ignore - I am an idiot

03 March 2004, 10:24 PM
I can see it now: Gyrbils! "New 'concept pet' from Japan is sweeping the country ... and causing horrendous problems in the process."

"They can get up quite a head of steam, an' then they can lit'rally start bouncin' off a the walls."

03 March 2004, 11:04 PM
Hey AJ , if you finish this one I promise i'll finish too :)

good luck man:beer:

03 March 2004, 11:19 PM
Cool concept!

Keep us updated!!


03 March 2004, 11:57 PM
Dood, you always crack me up. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Good Luck!:bounce:

03 March 2004, 11:58 PM
If you finish this I'll send you a six-pack of swedish beer.

Oh, and :bounce:

03 March 2004, 12:48 AM
:bounce: The totoro man is here!!!! weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

...if u don't finish ...we..we....will go out for beers...!!! :beer:

Happy to see you here AJ

03 March 2004, 02:07 AM
im off to ladbrokes, see if they'll give odds on you finishing it ;)

03 March 2004, 07:23 PM
Okay, I worked on some ideas today but given the three month deadline I decided to go for something a little more complicated than usual. Which - given that I can barely finish a challenge when my idea is a spoon in a cape - doesn't bode well.

Anyway, the concept isn't fully fleshed out but I've spent far to much time drawing this (made doubly difficult by using a Wacom instead of a pencil) and of course there's aspects missing. (

I envision a gruff old cow boy with a rifle for an arm and steam driven appendages, the complexity of which will depend on the time/enthusiasm I have.

C&C are an essential requirement of viewing this thread... :D

03 March 2004, 08:43 PM
Nooooo! I want the hamster!


03 March 2004, 09:21 PM
Very nice AJ.......I look forward to seeing this come into the 3D World.I say you go for full on complexity.....It will be well worth it.Very promising creation.go for it ,and go for it hard.Have fun.:thumbsup: :beer:

03 March 2004, 09:35 PM
I vote for the hamster too ! :beer:

03 March 2004, 09:36 PM
nice idea! but it has so much more possibilities. I think you should try to come up with a few more crazy ideas(which should be easy with such a crazy brain as yours ;) )

you said he was a little steam driven.. maybe a big "oven" in his stomach(where you put all the wood) and.. a "steam pipe" in his.... euh.. ears.. maybe put the "steam clock"(darn.. so many strange english words I dont know..) at the place of his heart..
and I think you should exaggerate a few parts to make him more interesting.. the hat for example.. very big, small.. or just high?
maybe a really big gun, or.. very small. his gun can tell us more about his personality.. maybe a water gun? nah.. to easy.. but maybe something else.. shoot.. euh.. whiskey maybe! :) ) maybe a horse leg, or something even crazier..?
just try to incorporate something more interesting to him and it will be killer!!

03 March 2004, 01:46 PM
Run hamster run!!

But i'm disconcert, well, where are batteries !?
I saw your second sketch very good, i like design.

Now you have a hard choice.

03 March 2004, 03:26 PM
we want the hamster....:bounce:

Bastard!!! (j/k ...of 'course)


03 March 2004, 05:01 PM
Bah! You all like the hamster! :surprised :p

I'm afraid that he's going to have to sit on the shelf for this one. Sorry. (Hairy things are a pain in the arse when you don't have the plugins!), but here's one of my other doodles of him for those who will miss his presence in this thread...

fellah - as always your critique and advice is spot on. I am incorporating nearly everything you've suggested! I'm sorry the sketch is a little dull/devoid of detail but I was so sick of looking at it that I just couldn't be arsed to add any more. My new design has him with a 'chimney hat' and a 'stove stomach', (I still need to think about his leg & gun/arm more). I might just get started with the model and see how it develops from there.

03 March 2004, 05:04 PM
cant wait to see this all rendered up
i too had a hamster idea but dropped it due to the fur/hair and the probs it would cause me during rendering

i also like the cowboy but the hamster is way better


03 March 2004, 05:06 PM
Hamster's got some potential,fun for a while.But the dude has more depth by a long shot.Stomach stove is a first.:beer:

03 March 2004, 07:14 PM

It's very nice, your hamster.
But I've never seen a hamster with a tail like this!:eek:

It's to long!!!

03 March 2004, 07:26 PM
Aha - the tail is an exhaust pipe... although I admit that it's not very clear :blush:

Welcome to Cgtalk btw :D

03 March 2004, 07:30 PM

I'm sorry, but it wasn't really clear for me!

Thanks to welcome me


03 March 2004, 11:04 PM
hey AJ23.................Those are some great suggestions by fellah.......He knows his stuff that bastard....;)

I was thinking you can create some extra arms.....machine arms,arms made special for quick draws.......Possibly hidden under the coat,an extra pair,bot type parts etc,etc...and when needed they pop out as fast as Clint's in the Good bad and ugly......;)

Anyways cool potential,I think it will be great to see come to life in 3D.......:cool: :beer:

03 March 2004, 04:55 PM
Freakin the future cowboy theme. :buttrock:

03 March 2004, 05:01 PM
Cool cowboy!
Great concept! I really waiting to see this one in 3D!

I am just thinking of it right now!
Sephia tones in an empty dirt road with shrubs moving around and the camera looking throughout open legs if you know what I mean! :)


03 March 2004, 04:53 PM
lol so funny !!! I like the hamster :D + :bounce:


04 April 2004, 10:13 AM
Aj, Hey man, C'mon...'Bring your daughter (mesh) to the slaughter (forum)'!

04 April 2004, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by AJ_23
AJ Jefferies has entered the Machineflesh 3D Challenge.


04 April 2004, 10:31 PM
Update? Bah!

There is precious little time to model when ceilings need painting, the sink leaks and there's no carpet...

Gosh owning property is exciting isn't it...?



04 April 2004, 10:58 PM
A massage from inside of the MATRIX:


"What are those you named?"

04 April 2004, 10:00 PM (

Nothing too exciting (or indeed machinefleshy), but due to harassment and a miniscule amount of free time - here's my start on the Cowboy's head.

From Concept to modelling in just 1 short month! *ahem* Sorry.

He needs a lot more work, namely much more wrinkled/haggered skin, more detailed features/eyes and the bushy moustache of a man of Justice.

Since this is quite a "Here's my model!" posts, I'll printscreen some of the steps to keep in with the WIP guidelines of the challenge.

Anyway, for those who like wires, there's one here:


04 April 2004, 10:18 PM
Here's some the WIPs on the head so far:

04 April 2004, 08:30 AM
Oh, W11h001a0101t01 a1 g001r0e1a0t1 f1a01c11e00!

04 April 2004, 08:47 AM
Nice start AJ, nice to someone starting with a sphere for once, your initial loops are exactly the same as when I start a head...

Great character in the face!

04 April 2004, 08:52 AM
yeah thats a great start , love the modeling!, good luck for the rest man!ill be following this one:buttrock: :bounce:

04 April 2004, 10:43 AM
patrick stewart or ben kingsley?

04 April 2004, 07:07 PM
Thank God man...i see u are still here!!! great ..i mean Superb head man...and i must say thanks for the the WIP PIC...can i borrow it???
ah? ah? can i ? eh...can i?:bounce: :bounce:


04 April 2004, 07:07 PM
realy great start (about time :thumbsup: )...looks very cool and very pissed off


04 April 2004, 07:54 PM
Such a good looking head - - - and with tons of style as well - not that I would expect anything else from the AJ dude of course... dammit... :D

04 April 2004, 02:57 PM
with your lack of time, you choose to make a realistic looking man with alot of character and wrinkles and weapons and .. :D
but it looks good so far! though you have alot left to do :p

04 April 2004, 05:56 PM
Ah - I never said I wasn't an idiot...


04 April 2004, 06:17 PM
Yeah, remain lots of work to do... :eek: This stuff has quality.

Ah - I never said I wasn't an idiot...

Then most of us are idiots...:wavey:

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