View Full Version : Machineflesh 3D Challenge Entry: Lavon Woods

04 April 2004, 02:38 AM
Lavon Woods has entered the Machineflesh 3D Challenge.

04 April 2004, 02:58 AM
Hey Lavon .... welcome to the challenge man.... cant wait to see what your going to bring to the table........cheers PFB

04 April 2004, 06:50 AM
Hey ParadiseFlyBird thanks for welcoming me in( :beer: ). As you know already i am brand new here and i decided to give the contest a go.

My concept is the ultimate soldier altered by an underground secret government agency. His is like a rambo on steriods. I believe my concept is the essence of the word "MachineFlesh".

I should have some concept art uploaded by tomorrow. I will be looking forward to what people have to say. Please dont hold back the criticism.

Till next time........

04 April 2004, 12:08 AM (

This is an initial sketch of what the character will look like. It is really rough. I will be changing the bottom half of the character, anyone have any suggestions?

04 April 2004, 12:16 AM (

This is a side view of the engine. The engine is attatched to the metal spine. The F16 wings shoot out of the side of it. There are two chafs built into the two shoulder blades to shoot skineez.

04 April 2004, 12:22 AM (

Another little sketch. This is a profile sketch of the characters top half. The back of the skull will be see throught similar to the back of a mac computer. You will be able to see the video tube, gears and chips. The abdamin area will also be see through. This is where the pistons and inner workings will be housed.

04 April 2004, 07:01 AM (

A little modeling update to show progress

04 April 2004, 02:34 AM (

A little update. Any comments? I am new here it would be appreciated.

04 April 2004, 09:05 AM
I dig it Lavon!! But maybe i dig it because my model is simlier to yours ;)


I llike the head on your character, and the gas mask he is wearing. I'll be watching this thread :) Good luck!!


04 April 2004, 03:56 AM (

A little modeling update with some temporary textures. I am new here, Any Comments?

04 April 2004, 03:26 PM
Nice details on anatomy, alhought you may have check their proportions. I like your concept, and modelling goes well.


04 April 2004, 05:59 PM
Tremoside which proportions are off, could you be a bit more specific please. And Thanks for the advice.

04 April 2004, 12:27 AM
Looks quiet good so far.

I try to list you what my eyes tell me bout the anatomy.
I think its one thing: Tte modeled bumps look not "rounded enough, look too much like extrusions and "platey" if that word describes it, or too quadric, or boxy. Try to smooth them, pay attention on the leading lines, where muscles and bones have the transition into the next shape.

The group on the side of the chest, on your skiet's you showed the spindleshaped musclegroup nicely closing into eachother like a "Zipper" and on your model, thes seem to be like "attached wrong, tips meet each other.

Breastmuscle/Biceps/shouldermuscle, looks too boxy. on his head, the volumes around cheeks, browbows, eyes, needs to be refined,

In the profile, there seems to be something wrong with the neck.

The back, as he seems to be very muscular, should also get a bit more defined.

THe all overimpression he makes is good. So keep on refining him and rock em all! Best luck and make us go wow, let it rock!!!!!!:buttrock: :beer: :wip:

04 April 2004, 05:43 AM (

Thanks the1st_angel for all of your comments I really appreciate it. Keep it coming.

I made some adjustments to the body and the neck. I want to head to look odly shaped because that is the character of the character. The Face is far from done though. As a matter of fact the whole thing is far from done, so there will be many more updates to come.

I think I've come up with an idea for the bottom half of the character so look for that soon

Thanks Again!!

04 April 2004, 11:54 AM (

Just a little update. Added a spotlight to see how it would look. Check it out!

05 May 2004, 09:44 AM (

Just a little update with a few textures on the skin and on the face mask. I refined the muscle structure a bit also.
Any comments?

05 May 2004, 11:24 AM
Hi lavon2002,

Thanks for your comments on my page. fixed muscles are much better, although forearm is still sharp a bit, by the way work is fine with textures.

about your question (glassy effect):

1, reset max

2, create a sphere in persp vwprt with base to pivot-- right clik properties---mental ray---check generate caustics

3, in topvwprt create a simple plane under the sphere with simle dark color

4, still in top create a mrArea Spot with focused hotspot on the sphere, in frontvwprt set the height of it (almost over the sphere)
then right click set generate custics as I wrote above.

5, press F10---common---assign renderer---prod, choose mental ray

6, open material editor, set up a Glass(physics-phen) material---assign it to the spehere, you can set it's color at Light persistence, but be careful with that all RGB values have to stay between 1 and 0,97. (it's just my suggestion)

7, press F10 again---indirect illumination---enable caustics

8, render

It's works with max6, and you have many other options, you can try them, and you have to check the tutorials.
by the way you can operate with Lume shaders for special effects


see ya,

05 May 2004, 09:22 AM (

The concept for the hands.

05 May 2004, 10:43 AM
This hand concept is interesting, I can find here mach. and flesh in fine balance. cya:wavey:

05 May 2004, 07:04 PM (

A little update to show progress. Any Comments?

05 May 2004, 11:11 PM
Hi mate,

Really good! As I see you did the hand well, I like it.
Keep the spin! Time is short you know...


05 May 2004, 06:50 AM (

Just another little update. The Thighs is pretty much done, I just got to build the wheel inside the thighs. I still have more work to do on the hands. and the legs. Any Comments?

Thanks Tremoside for all your comments, I really appreciate it. You seem to be the only one.

05 May 2004, 12:51 PM
nice works more details plz keep go on

05 May 2004, 11:26 AM (

Just showing some more progress. I dont think I am going to be able to finish in time but I will make a push to do it.

I am a first year student at Collins College in Arizona and I have been pretty busy lately. So we'll see.

05 May 2004, 09:57 AM (

I am trying to come up with an environment for my character. It is either going to be this environment or a sky environment. Any comments?

05 May 2004, 01:46 PM
Hi Lavon,

I think sky environment should be better. I can't find contact with this greenie environ...your figure is really different from this!!
I like that flying mechanism on his back!

Rock on mate:buttrock:

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