View Full Version : Machineflesh 3D Challenge Entry: Jean-Sébastien Rolhion

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 10:13 PM
Jean-Sébastien Rolhion has entered the Machineflesh 3D Challenge.

03 March 2004, 10:15 PM
Another name I'm definitely glad to see in this challenge!
good luck man! :buttrock:

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 10:20 PM
Thanks m@ ! :)

Good luck to you too ! :beer:

I'm just here to have some fun, so may the pleasure be with us ;)

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 11:36 PM (

Just a little concept, made on a postit. My goal is to create some fantasy ogre, or troll, transformed into a machine for a sci-fi environment or into a sofisticated warmachine for fantasy battles. Some necromancians would have create the equipment.

Just an idea. Sorry for bad quality.

03 March 2004, 11:44 PM
Jean-Sébastien Rolhion.................Very nice to see you here.I have missed your stylish creations recently. It's great to see you are back to have some fun and give us some great art to enjoy in the meantime.I'll be looking forwards to your creation very much.Take care,and I'll see you soon.:beer:

03 March 2004, 12:16 AM
Looks good Jean!

I'll definitely would like to see that in 3d.

Good Luck! :beer:

03 March 2004, 01:17 AM

Cheers ! :beer:

03 March 2004, 06:49 AM
very kewl..but yah no z brush!..haha


js rolhion
03 March 2004, 10:21 AM
lol Don't worry, i'm waiting my official one as well, so we'll be almost equal :beer: :D

Good luck to you all guys ! have fun ! :buttrock:

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 12:20 PM (

Another idea i had, is to create a troll machine, allowing a fantastic troll juice, goblins like to produce :)

This machine is working like kinda alambic, distillating organic waste from troll... The result is kinda disturbing for us human, but so well appreciated by orcs, goblins, and troll themselves !!

03 March 2004, 12:27 PM
:cool: that troll juice is a nice idea! I like!

03 March 2004, 12:30 PM
Great to see you JS ! :wavey: I wonder what software you will be using eh? :p

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 03:23 PM
Thanks m@ ! :)

Mentat7 : hehe ! :) I'm waiting for the official date to start with my new favorite one ! :D
hey, can't find your thread ! where are you located mate ??

03 March 2004, 04:54 PM
Woo! This is going to be interesteing :)
Nice to see ya back, dude.
Good luck!

03 March 2004, 11:52 PM
Hey entry is waaaaaaay over here

Nothing to see yet as I too am waiting on "the release" plus I just finished up a freelance job that I had been working on for a couple of weeks. I am fired up and ready to get to it! Cheers bud!

03 March 2004, 02:35 AM
Hey, love that last sketch... great concept. start throwing some models together! nice job!


js rolhion
03 March 2004, 05:11 PM (

Ok : Let's start modeling. :D

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 05:14 PM (


js rolhion
03 March 2004, 05:20 PM (

I think i'll keep this pose for the final modeling. Total time from step 1 to this last : 3 hours.

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 05:23 PM (

rear view

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 05:26 PM (

Another update, adding details on modeling.

03 March 2004, 05:32 PM
Omg.. that is stunning.. my eyes! Argh!
I can't wait to see this finished :D Awsome progress, dude :buttrock:

Now you keep it up! :wip:

cris castro
03 March 2004, 05:36 PM
zbrush? 2d or 3d application how can it be define?

03 March 2004, 05:37 PM i am inspired to go and buy zbrush....dam that is nice! keep em' coming...loving every minute of it!!

03 March 2004, 05:37 PM
yep, great modeling! he looks a bit odd from the back, but fine anyway. Keep it up, now on the machine part! :wip:

03 March 2004, 05:38 PM
Nifty model! I quite like the trolljuice idea...

03 March 2004, 05:41 PM
Oh...good...such a nice workflow. Keep rocking budy!:buttrock:

03 March 2004, 05:42 PM
Fantastic work.

Man, Z-Brush never ceases to amaze me. Everytime I see new work in Z-Brush, it just blows my mind.


03 March 2004, 05:50 PM
Hey JS! We are at it now eh? Looks like you got the same message I got from the J-man. :D Oh yeah bud...let's pour it on! By the way....that's fast work bud! :eek:

03 March 2004, 05:54 PM
No way man, you cant get away with such a good looking model like that.

Your about to start a fight :)

03 March 2004, 06:42 PM
Allez zou, envoie moi ma copie, je peux plus attendre !

Très sympa au passage !

03 March 2004, 07:22 PM
WOAW, js rolhion you're a "rocket-speeder creator"

Completly daze.

Very curious making for beginning modeling.
I start 3d modeling since a little year and i never saw that.
Sorry for my ignorance, but what's the name of that making?

:eek: :eek: :applause:

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 08:39 PM
Thanks to all :)

I use Zbrush 2 for modeling, texturing, rendering.

03 March 2004, 09:02 PM
I like the concepts, and I must say being slightly new to CG Talk I am a bit intimidated by the fact everyone is welcoming you back. (GULP!) Can't wait to see more.

03 March 2004, 10:45 PM
No, no that's impossible!
C'est hallucinant, tout simplement hallucinant !
Your modeling is astounding! I'm eager to see that mixed up with crazy technology. Please keep posting many WIP as you already did, that really, really interresting!

Hyper bravo !!! :applause:

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 05:36 PM (

Another update, fixing the future links to cables, and things like that...

03 March 2004, 05:45 PM
Awesome model mate!

Keep on I'll keep my eye on this one!

03 March 2004, 07:05 PM
incredible flesh work!!!!!.......what type of machine technology you ll put on this character??.......hi-tech or low-tech?


03 March 2004, 07:15 PM
waw you are really professional i love your detailing process
cant wait to see what will be accomplished

good luck man

03 March 2004, 07:33 PM
I see a lot of mention about z-brush. I just wanted to say that any tool is nothing without the artist behind it. You've got great talent. Keep up the good work, I'll certainly check back!

03 March 2004, 07:43 PM

I like the model, very clean lines. I haven’t used ZBrush, I’m assuming the local texture around the bumps and cable insertion areas are made form a map. Dose ZBrush work like Deep Paint where you are able to paint directly on the model? I’m creating a similar texture on a cell structure and having some issues with maps in Lightwave, some direct painting might help.

Good luck

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 07:47 PM (

Thanks guys !

Another update, starting to create metallic part, with some copper i think, and muddy metal.

03 March 2004, 08:06 PM

03 March 2004, 08:06 PM
WOW, this is nice. I just went to the Z-Brush site to check out that software and download the demo.

good luck with the project.
Can't wait to see more.

03 March 2004, 08:21 PM
looks amazing, that texture is incredible! have you already bumpmapped this all?

I've been looking for your work but I didn't know you reregistered...

is this to keep your Lightwave past behind you? :P

03 March 2004, 08:37 PM

now how the hell am I supposed to compete with something like that?

I wish I had the money right now, I'd buy a copy of ZBrush. I read the article that was posted about it. I was impressed then... I think I am impressed even more so now...

How long did it take you to just model? And how long for the texturing?

And how much do I have to pay you to widraw from the competition?

Awesome, and I hate you. (just kidding, I think...)


03 March 2004, 08:38 PM
holy SH!T !!!!! that's looks great !!!!! :beer:
all made in ZBRUSH ????


03 March 2004, 09:23 PM
Looking great Rolhion:thumbsup: I'm just worried you'll be finished with the picture next week:) Remember it is a three month challenge.

I know you are still working on it but the metalic part would look better with some sharper/deeper cuts. Too smooth IMO.

Already subscribed to this thread

03 March 2004, 09:37 PM
I love the work it's quite good. and the idea is great as well,
but, and I'm sorry to say this ....I think Zbrush is a bit unfar in this type of challenge. But that is just an observation : )
I love the model and consider it one of my faves.

03 March 2004, 09:54 PM
Unfair?! LOL! You have got to be kidding me!!

03 March 2004, 09:58 PM
oh GAWD...damn :surprised :wip:

03 March 2004, 10:15 PM
haha! now his back makes sense! wonderful work man. :applause:

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 10:31 PM (

Just another tiny update
For the total time i spent on this model from start to now : 6 hours effective.

Thanks all for your support and comments :)

03 March 2004, 03:39 AM
Seriously........................My hats off to you.

I really like the progression of this model, nice work.

Keep it going, I'll have my eye on this one.

03 March 2004, 09:32 AM
OK, I'm dropping out of this contest! How can I possibly compete with this!? Just kidding, that is some seriously good modeling. I will follow this thread carefully! :thumbsup:


03 March 2004, 04:01 PM
amazing work Jean,
i like the model it is very complicated did you use displacement map for that openings on his back, i like them.
keep up,

btw: can you tell me please your computer specifications, with that model it looks you have very high tech computer.:D

03 March 2004, 04:07 PM
Hey JS!

Coming great man! Great tecnique and nice details :)
Keep it up!!!!


js rolhion
03 March 2004, 04:08 PM (

Another minor update, finding the good elements for the good place. But i think it will be not the definitive design.

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 04:11 PM
My computer is a slow 1800+ AMD 512 Mb SDRAM, and a Quadro2 video card.

03 March 2004, 04:12 PM
WOW!!! :eek: ZBrush Master... Great model and details. will keep my eyes on your thread Good Luck man :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 04:57 PM
QUADRO 2 is great card !
i had one too only 32 MB of memory but work realy fast...
now i have QUADRO FX500 .....

03 March 2004, 05:24 PM
Wow, amazing modeling!
And all that in 6 hours, I'm just speechless.

You seem to have mastered ZBrush, for sure.

I'm following you :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 05:55 PM
I realy feel so small, this work is unbelievably fantastic I think I can learn a bit from this thread...I am watching..

Shadow Seraph
03 March 2004, 06:06 PM
I really wish there was a way to see you do like a quicktime movie of just one part... the model and then how you get it to look so textured and perfect... amazing. I can't wait for the final scene for this one, I think the lighting will really bring it all together... any idea what you will be doing for that yet?

03 March 2004, 06:30 PM
The lord of the ring + Matrix ~
Both idea and skill are outstanding !
I learn many things from this , thanks !

03 March 2004, 06:50 PM
Really nice idea and modeling untill now
I wish i could know z brush

Good luck

03 March 2004, 06:55 PM




I tried ZBrush once, and I only have one question for you....



03 March 2004, 07:02 PM
Really amazing modeling... I think i should give a try to ZBrush one day!!! Great work!!! :buttrock:

03 March 2004, 07:15 PM
This is looking great JS! I've got a technique for making twisting, bent tubing if you are interested (which I can't post here for obvious NDA reasons ;) . Just message me at ZBC or something if you are interested. Keep it up bud!!

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 10:47 PM (

Thanks all ! :)

03 March 2004, 11:00 PM
js rolhion,

No matter what program you use, your progress is fun to watch.

Knowing ZBrush, however, have you already multimarkered the troll to the mechanism, or are you just giving us a side snapshot?
If its already been multimarkered, I don't envy you working the textures out through TextureMaster. You're a madman.

And one hell of an artist.

Also, just for my own lazy curiosity, I've seen a few people complaining about how many ZBrush entires there are so far in this contest. But, I'm buggered if I can only find two (yours, and Mentat7's). Who else are you aware of that's going head to head with your Z entry?

Will ZBrush take over CGTalk? Wouldn't that be a kick.

Anyway, congratulations on an inspiring beginning.

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 01:05 PM
To answer some questions :

Mentat7 : Thanks mate ! That will be okay i think, and i absolutely want to create the whole thing on my own, and without scripts, but i appreciate ! thanks ;)

Hellsp4wn : I tried ZBrush once, and I only have one question for you....

I just learned with the fabulous forum where you'll find everything to get started, like tutorials, zscripts, and the official Zbrush tutorials available when opening Z.

Shadow Seraph : I think i'll do something similar that my 2nd concept sketch, with 1 or 2 other characters besides the Troll Juice Machine.

ravioli_rancher : I still didn't multimarkered yet the different elements, because for now, i'm modeling some different assembling parts, and i'm not sure this current assembling will be definitive.

Thanks all :)

03 March 2004, 01:12 PM
wow, slick progress. You go at a great pace there :thumbsup:
ravioli : JS, Mentat, ambient-whisper, southern, Antropus and certainly a few other...

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 03:20 PM (

Just a quick test for future flesh texture. It's a non final texture, but more a test under zbrush, to fit my future material settings.

Cables are not textured yet, and have the same material than previously. So don't have an eye on this.

03 March 2004, 03:33 PM
wow, master-textyres , keep on dude!

03 March 2004, 03:56 PM
That is looking wickedly gruesome! Rock on bud!:beer:

03 March 2004, 04:04 PM

03 March 2004, 04:24 PM
Hmm.... Nice work! Very nice!

03 March 2004, 04:27 PM
Wll done! Very nice work!

03 March 2004, 04:31 PM
Wow, amazing! :p

03 March 2004, 04:47 PM
the flesh texture impress me a lot. WOW that really great...

Just some more 'wet skin' efx can be cool (personal POV)...

wow congrats, original and, heeey so speedy !

03 March 2004, 04:53 PM
Monstrous. Nice skin details. The monster looks just awsome. It reminds me Quake4... Good luck and keep up a good work.

03 March 2004, 05:37 PM
fantastic work.

entries like this make me want to give it up and take up knitting.

03 March 2004, 06:13 PM

Ok, I am floored!!!

thanks for the progress postings - cool style!

03 March 2004, 07:45 PM
i'v never worked with Zbrush,anyway this Is really impressive....great Art work:thumbsup: Hope to see more soon.

03 March 2004, 07:50 PM
great concept and textures:thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 08:56 PM
Already can feel the pain of that pour creature. :buttrock:

03 March 2004, 03:10 PM
:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: I'm out of words

03 March 2004, 04:23 PM
This is my favourite piece so far!...your'e making me itch for zbrush!

03 March 2004, 04:23 PM
Good work, looks like a latex figure with ceramic part.

Great level of detail on the skin.

03 March 2004, 07:30 PM
wooohh! the texture is very :buttrock:

03 March 2004, 02:47 AM
only 3 hours from the first sphere to this awesome modelling..thats amazing!
i should check a zbrush demo.
i agree with jddogs idea of a wet skin..let him sweat :)

03 March 2004, 06:03 PM
Nice concept, modeling and texturing!:thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 06:14 PM
Very good, very fast, very furious, not much more I can say!!!:beer:

03 March 2004, 08:20 PM
I'm a maya user. I started this challenge with a not very clear idead about if I was going to finish it... I mean, modeling posing texturing, rendering, all besidedes others stufs that im doing, other proyects etc. I'm participating here just for fun. but now I m thinking that maybe with zbrush I can fisnish on time. I hope that it's not very dificult to learn.
your work its great, one of the best 3d models (if not the best) in all the challenge. congrats for you, and good look with the final image!!!!!!!!!!!

03 March 2004, 10:15 PM
dang that's awesome!
how'd you get the dark brown inbetween the hose sections? image map or procedural?

03 March 2004, 10:30 AM
I've been following your thread for a while and it's really taking shape. Good stuff.

03 March 2004, 10:44 AM
An incredible work.

This character is at the same time monstrous, and terribly beautiful.

I see that we still have much work to arrive at this stage.

Moreover, you realize that with a speed to cut the breath.

Really, all my congratulations, that will be a memorable artwork :bowdown:

js rolhion
03 March 2004, 05:16 PM (

Thanks for your feedback all ! :)

Another update (sorry i don't have alot of free time actually)of the final texture look.

03 March 2004, 05:34 PM
:buttrock: W:surprised:surprised:surprisedW!!!!

03 March 2004, 06:34 PM
Very nice to see you back amigo^^

your skill is so awesome :buttrock:

ca fait ultra plaisir meme de te revoir, see you soon :)

03 March 2004, 11:05 PM
this is just SICK,SICK,SICK :eek:

you got sick skills going for ya:thumbsup:

(goes to check mail to see if i can download Z2 yet)

03 March 2004, 11:09 PM
delicous. Hehe. And scary cool. Keep it up!:beer: :buttrock: :wip:

03 March 2004, 11:20 PM
hey..some great works going on here :surprised

This flesh monster is amazing man , can't stand to see your final image !

So good luck and keep it up :drool: :D

04 April 2004, 12:28 AM

I have no words...

04 April 2004, 04:37 AM
Outstanding, really.

So realistic, it's amazing...
ZBrush, uh ? I got to try it !

04 April 2004, 05:28 AM
WOOWW! Awesome!!
Great modelling and texturing!!

js rolhion
04 April 2004, 08:32 AM
Thanks alot for your feedback guys !! :beer:

Just a little post to inform about the opening of my new website : designpicture : click here (

Enjoy the visit. All the 2004 gallery has been created with zbrush2

Personal note : Meka : Happy to see you here buddy ! :applause: :bounce: . So when NK2 will be released ? Good luck amigo !! :buttrock:

04 April 2004, 08:45 AM
oh man WOW your work is really amazing and inspiring , in fact im thinking very badly in purchase my license of Zbrush

Congrats for your Website Js:buttrock:

04 April 2004, 09:15 AM
Js > thx amigo^^ NK2 is for soon :) hope to see you onboard when released


04 April 2004, 10:44 AM
As I mentioned that texture. I dug the movie as well....thanks for that.....was hoping someone would post a "script" in lieu of my getting the upgrade anytime soon, so I could see it in action.

Great model, texture! If your pics and the others pics from Z2 don't convince folks Zbrush is an awesome product and considering it's price for it's wallop......nothing will.

To all you others.....Zbrush..more than lives up to it's advertising and it looks like Z2 does and then some.....its more than worth it to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a year to buy it!:)

04 April 2004, 11:03 AM
Brilliant work, the texturing is awsome. Nicely done cant wait to see the finished product

04 April 2004, 11:39 AM
Yes... thanks for your website, and this great moment of pleasure... chapeau l'artiste :drool: d'habitude, je n'aime pas les monstres !

04 April 2004, 04:38 PM

hell yeah, that's one nice texture dude !!!

a little critic: is it me, or maybe i feel that the mouth section is a bit flat somehow. i can't feel the depth of his mouth, or perhaps it's the lighting. well, either way, the model will look much better if it has some deep throat feeling to it. :)

but overally, it's a nice work you got

04 April 2004, 05:04 PM
Yeah, the mouth and the teeth, something's wrong :shrug:

04 April 2004, 05:23 PM
I agree, the mouth area looks more 2D than 3D. But the rest? Wohoo!


04 April 2004, 10:40 PM
Ahooooooooy, hello dear old mate! I just saw your thread, and as always, I'M THRILLED! :-D good work Jean. good to see you again, and your impressive works.
damn, now I think there is no chance for the others to win, especialy me! hihihihi!

(Seems this challenge is a zbrusher's arena)

Polygon Origami
04 April 2004, 03:56 PM
Great concept. The model and textures look superb. I'll be keeping an eye on your entry. :thumbsup: Can't wait to see it finished.

04 April 2004, 07:00 AM
:beer: :bounce:
i visited your website (nice design !!!!)
i like a lot your work ! great qualities !
Amazing characters !!!
Updates Updates !!!

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