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04-27-2004, 01:54 AM
Fausto De Martini has entered the Machineflesh 3D Challenge.

04-27-2004, 02:03 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083031415_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083031415_large.jpg)

I know that is kinda late to get in the contest, but just now I have some more spare time to make this character... I'd like to say congrats for all the other entries... I can see awesome works going on...



04-27-2004, 02:06 AM
well now I know who is gonna win :buttrock:

04-27-2004, 02:22 AM
You guys have no idea what you're dealing with. I'm gonna' watch this thread like a hawk. Woohoo!!!

04-27-2004, 04:39 AM
Yeah! A Brazilian CG master here... respect :cool:

Good luck my friend... keep rocking! :beer:

04-27-2004, 04:32 PM
This is gonna be a huge fight I hope the sickness win

04-27-2004, 05:25 PM
Thanks a lot for all your comments!! I really appreciate it!

pogonip- I'm very glad man!! But I have to say that we have a lot of awesome artists here!! This gonna be a hard fight :)

kress- your work is KICKASS!!! I'm feel really proud with your comments!

Antropus- I have a lot of respect for you and your work!! Thanks so much for your comments! Btw, your machine flash stuff is looking really really good!! :)

BartokDesign- I agree!!!

Well, I'm doing a more detailed concept...I hope that I can post today!

See ya!


04-27-2004, 10:07 PM
I saw your work at cgchannel before:eek: :surprised , and wow, I am waiting what you will do this time.

saludos maestro!!

04-28-2004, 12:06 AM
dude....you rock!

what does ur character do? he's from the desert or something like that?

good luck!

04-28-2004, 12:07 AM

Your mariner was awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing this model.


04-28-2004, 03:01 AM
Hey another Brazilian Master :beer:

I can't wait to see your progress.

É isso ai Fausto. Detona. Mostra a força do Brasil (mesmo vc sendo meio gringo agora :rolleyes: hehehe) :bounce:

04-28-2004, 03:29 AM
wow !:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:
uhuuuuuuu brasil rulando total no 3d agora temos que abandonar o futebol e fazer uma seleção de craques do cg :applause:

04-28-2004, 05:26 AM
Nice sketch, turn into 3d! :thumbsup:

04-28-2004, 06:31 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083133892_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083133892_large.jpg)

Valeu pela forca galera. Valeu mesmo Leonardo e Jr Braz!!!
Thanks a lot for the kind words guys!!! KWAK- I saw your work yesterday... it's AWESOME!!
Man- Yes, I forgot to post his story... he's a soldier in the middle of the desert... he is really tired to kill, and I'm trying to capture the moment that he just shot someone. Now he's thinking about his life and how his spirit dies a little bit after each kill... Kinda deep, hehehe.

I'm posting a more detailed sketch...I'm starting on the modeling right now...

04-28-2004, 06:37 AM
You could do some really killer texturing on this model...sandy worn metals, dirty, gritty seams and welding. All kinds of infections where he's been surgically altered - I imagine it'd be pretty hard to keep clean in the desert. I can't wait to see how this turns out.

I'm honoured you like my work, Get modeling!


04-28-2004, 06:45 AM
yes it's "puissant" la suite man!!!:)

04-28-2004, 06:47 AM
I like your idea, I look forward to seeing your 3d model.

04-28-2004, 07:24 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083137092_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083137092_large.jpg)

Yeah KWAK, you got the spirit!! He gonna be all dusty and rusty too... it's a long time that he's been under bad weather conditions...

I just started the modeling...

04-28-2004, 08:32 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083141149_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083141149_large.jpg)

I'm making some details on the face...

04-28-2004, 09:45 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083145540_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083145540_large.jpg)

more WIPs...

04-28-2004, 02:51 PM
Interesting technique !!! You model as though your mesh were clay . I don't have enough confidence in my modeling to do it that way but I should try ... it's off to a good start !!! :applause:

04-28-2004, 04:42 PM
Welcome Fausto! I think once you entered this challenge, people have decided to either step up their challenges to a higher level or just quit altogether. Good luck! :)

04-28-2004, 05:51 PM
Finally some geometry! Can't wait to see it more developed, you rock Fausto.

04-28-2004, 06:11 PM
a little trick, seing that your are using MAX, if you want to keep an eye on your sketche during the modeling you can use the asset browser of max :D(the windows displayed by the asset browser is always displayed in front wich is particulary usefull), i just say that because i've seen the WIP with a window of ACdsee, but perhaps you known it already and you prefer use ACdsee.

Cu !
Keep it up !

04-30-2004, 11:03 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083323035_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083323035_large.jpg)

Another WIP..these googles are just for reference for the real one.



04-30-2004, 11:34 AM
Hey Fausto!

You modelate anatomy with excellence!
The progress is too fast. Please go slow for us!
Show us some wires too.

05-01-2004, 07:41 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083440493_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083440493_large.jpg)

I'm making more details on the front part of the body..my intention is to make the machinery on the back pretty soon

05-01-2004, 07:59 PM
Yes man good to see you here keep the great job

05-01-2004, 07:59 PM
Great update, Fausto. Is coming very nicely, as always ;)

Keep it up, buddy.

05-02-2004, 02:01 AM
great :beer:

05-02-2004, 03:41 AM
Fausto your model has some reall good defenitions great modelling I love it.. keep going...

05-02-2004, 09:29 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083490158_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083490158_large.jpg)

Some more Wips...

Thanks a lot for the kind words guys!!


05-02-2004, 10:29 AM
fausto is back:)
i wait your next post

05-02-2004, 10:33 AM
Great Update...Just that the palms of the hand are a way bit fat..Or is it the view..More updates with a different view point will make it more clear...:thumbsup:

05-02-2004, 12:50 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083502215_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1083502215_large.jpg)

I started to work on the googles..I have to fix a lot of stuffs on the face still...


05-02-2004, 02:48 PM
arghttt :D

fausto, i don't have any critics...

the head/body are amazing, and the machines...no comments :buttrock:

keep it up dude!

05-02-2004, 02:55 PM
Great modelling so far and nice story! I will be very interested to see how you convey the mood you are going for...

05-03-2004, 01:02 AM
very good anatomical modelling on the body.
i personally like the implementation of binoculars into cranium.
watch out world.

05-03-2004, 01:04 AM
very good anatomical modelling on the body.
i personally like the implementation of binoculars into cranium.
watch out world.

05-03-2004, 03:32 AM
WHaooww !
So much attention to the body details and Sonar Googles ! THe body is perfect ! It's going to be a master piece !
I had ssen the concept sketche and forgotten to come see updates, OMG !
Really !
Seeing what you are doing to the flesh parts, the mechanical one is going to be NUtsss !!!!...

05-03-2004, 03:55 PM

Thanks a lot for the nice compliements!!!

ANTROPUS- Thanks a lot buddy!!! Your stuffs are coming along in an awesome way!!

SilvioToledo- I saw your work too!!! I'm suprised with your modeling skills!!

DAREONER - WOW!!! Such a honor to have you on my thread!!! I saw your new website!!! ITS AWESOME!!! Your work is breathtaking!!!!

caioss- Glad to hear your compliements!!! You know that your Fish is looking kickass too!!

rajdeep- tahnks for the critics man!! I fixed the volumes on the hands...you was right!!

mattmos-I'm glad that you liked teh story!!! Thanks a lot!

shinjuku and harnelbe- Thanska lot for the kind words guys!! I'm very proud!!

See ya!!


05-05-2004, 11:32 AM
i m a very big fan of your artworks fausto

I am impatient to see the continuation:buttrock:

05-05-2004, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by pogonip
well now I know who is gonna win
Now I understand why pogonip said that !
It's gonna be a great composition !

05-05-2004, 09:19 PM
this is just spectacular, got any tips for me on modeling organic stuff like this? I really struggle with modeling faces, let alone muscle structures....

any help for me? :cool:

05-05-2004, 11:53 PM
Thanks a lot guys!!

Hey Dareoner, be sure that I'm a big fan of your works too!!

gpepper-I'm very glad that you liked my stuffs! But I repeat that we have great artists on this contest...

Gremlin- I'll post some wires pretty soon, so I can show some modeling techniques.

Well, I'm really busy at this time, but I hope work more on the model tomorrow... I'm very excited to keep going!!

Thanks a lot for keeping looking at my thread!

See ya!


05-06-2004, 12:39 AM
Don't stop my friend! We want more! :bounce:

Keep it up and rocks, buddy!

05-06-2004, 02:14 AM
Ei, naum acredito que só agora que eu vi isso!!
Eu, n olhei todas as threads, porque são muitas e o tempo é curto, mas como eu perdi a tua eu n sei! Olho a de todos os brasileiros que vejo, ainda mais alguém desse nível!!
Antro X Fausto, a batalha começou...hehehe
boa sorte aos dois...

05-15-2004, 01:43 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1084585395_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1084585395_large.jpg)

Well, my thread came back to the page 4 again...so I'm posting again the last image that I have... I didn't read the last posts on the page 6... so sorry if I did't answer for you guys.

See ya!

05-15-2004, 02:04 AM
ok, i cant say much here,except the usual response again... :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

05-15-2004, 02:27 AM
Great. Deep Respect!!!!!:buttrock: :applause: :wavey:

Lookin' dorward to see the textures then....:drool:

05-15-2004, 10:31 AM
I lost my comments... :surprised Is a wonderful and excellent work Fausto ! Is absolutely amazing ! My best congratulations :thumbsup:

05-15-2004, 01:49 PM
It´s is getting better and better!!! Congratulations!! I'm with my eyes on it!:thumbsup:
Sorry folks, but I'll have to write few words in portuguese because I'm not to secure about my english...

Parabéns mesmo!! Mas aki... não sei se é por causa desta visão mas parece que está faltando uma conexão da pelvis com o tronco, num tá não?

O que parece é que tem aqueles objetos com uma função de tipo uma suspensão, mas não tem um eixo de sustentação pra ligar a parte de baixo com a parte de cima do corpo, entende?

Bem, se tiver alguma coisa lá e eu não estiver vendo por causa do angulo da imagem, deixa pra lá então.


Anyway, we are seek for updates!:bowdown:

05-17-2004, 08:31 AM

Very tight work my man. Your attention to detail and anatomical knowledge are very impressive. I also thought your mariner was kick arse too and it has inspired a great deal.

Excellent work mate!

05-21-2004, 08:02 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085126563_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085126563_large.jpg)

I'm posing the character now..I'm using some geometry to simulate the muscles, so I can keep the volumes.

See ya!

05-21-2004, 08:15 AM
This legionist is very impressive. I'm sure, he can kick my ass:rolleyes:

05-21-2004, 08:30 AM
Wow :drool: Your model is perfect Fausto , All the details are awesome , Congrats. Keep rockin :beer:

05-21-2004, 09:07 AM
Wow, really impressive modeling you have there. I enjoy detail and you have tons of it. Cant wait to see the texturing faze. If its anything half as good as what you have thus far, we should be expecting a great final piece. Great work!


05-21-2004, 10:28 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085135330_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085135330_large.jpg)

Thanks a lot for the comments guys!! I'm really glad! This is the first pose test... Tomorrow I will model the rifle, and after that, I will start the machines on the back.

See ya!

05-21-2004, 11:09 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085137774_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085137774_large.jpg)

A diferent arm position...

05-21-2004, 11:26 AM
Fausto, eu postei uma mensagem que foi excluÃ_da por causa do problema no servidor do CGnetworks, eu tinha perguntado se a malha não fica muito pesada na hora do setup, nas configurações dos morphs e ajuste do skin

no mais, fantastico ,manda bala



05-21-2004, 11:34 AM
aie aie very coool:buttrock:
i prefer the second arm position

05-21-2004, 11:34 AM
wow!!! :bowdown:

05-21-2004, 01:14 PM
Looks real kool..... How much time have you put into it over all.
How much time do you work on it per day ?

(Here is a link to my latest post) (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=143884)

05-21-2004, 09:03 PM
wow, your modeling looks truly amazing .... all your work here is very artistic.. you rock man:buttrock:

05-23-2004, 11:09 PM
Hi, Fausto!

I had posted a long comment, but it was also in the excluded pages.
Let's go again!
On my opinion you are one of the best sculptors of the modern era. Your anatomical treatment have precision and is very amusing.
I found, initially, the his pulse was very wide and the hand a little dilated or very big, but it seems that you corrected that.
I still feel absent of more wips and, mainly, more wires.
In the union between the human body and the metal belly, the form is too perfect in anatomy, but there isn't a sustain to justify it or a degradation of the human skin. Maybe you intend to solve that in the texture stage. But I think the muscles cannot be so intact in that junction area.
At the end, I think after the application of bones, some details got lost, mainly in the forearm, where it is strange the muscules and the absence of the elbow.
Although the work has been made on top of the original concept, the final pose hides a lot of the grandiosity of the work. Maybe you want to choose to change a little the initial concept to flee, without needing to be so faithful to the silhouette of the illustration, to add more value to some elements. The whole detail of his face and the glasses got lost.
Anyway, the machines on the back that you still have for modeling probably must give more life and energy to the work.
I am anxious to see this work win color and light. I know that you are so good in texturing as you're in modelling.

We want to see more! Keep the master level!

05-24-2004, 01:10 AM
man i'm ipresed with your avility for modeling congrtulations i think you know you have the best model so far.
keep it up!

K Guevara

05-24-2004, 01:41 AM
I'll keep it simple.

I think I found a winner.

Awesome work, I don't know what else to say. You're truly an inspiration.


05-24-2004, 01:46 AM

Real brilliant stuff.

He looks really heavy,.... this is something hard to simulate in 3d, congratulations :thumbsup:

Greetings Kanga

05-24-2004, 06:54 AM

Thanks a lot for the kind coments!!!

Russo- Bom, a malha esta relativamente densa, mas como eu sou vou fazer um still, nao estou me preocupando muito com morphs e tal... mas ate que a malha se comporta bem no rigging. Valeu mesmo!

DAREONER, TheUnkind, rattlesnake, Kanga, kray- Thanks a lot for the nice comments and thanks for folow my thread!!!

BOY1DA - Thanks man!!! I'm working 1 hour per day, and 3 days per week... almost.

Rkhon- Thanks so much!!! But I'll keep saying: this contest is getting really hard every day...I can see every day the models getting better and better.. we have awesome artists here! :)

SilvioToledo- Hey Silvio!! I'm very proud with your comments!! One thing that is really important, is that the body is still WIP... after finish all the machinery and the Rifle, I'm going to send the body to Zbrush, and there I'll create all kinds off details. I'll fix all the muscles too... I think Zbrush is way easier to create the volumes than using the regular poligon modeling. I did some tests with the head position, and I found that I can see a lot of more details on the googles when I turn the head more toward the camera, but I lost the coolness about the guy looking to some far mountain... as I'm thinking that he is really sad and thinking about his life, so I think that maybe a can loose the model, but I'll gain on the overall spirit of the image. Anyway, I'll make some more tests, ok? Thank you so much!!!

See ya!

05-24-2004, 06:58 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085381922_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085381922_large.jpg)

Well, I decided to change the rifle a little bit...This is the concept for what I'm thinking now..I little bit more thick, with more details too. Hope you guys like it!


05-24-2004, 03:30 PM
Can´t wait to see this rifle modelled... vai fundo! :thumbsup:

05-24-2004, 04:46 PM
Man I remember that guns u modelled for the Mariner , they have a damn cool design , kinda of cartoonish but very realistic at same time ,I love that white gun I think I saw it at Digital Designer .
I hope u are gonna model something like that .


05-24-2004, 06:27 PM
You guys seam to have some heavy competition now!!!

ROCK ON!!!!! :buttrock: :buttrock:

05-25-2004, 12:50 AM
Lovely gun concept Fausto. It almost has an old bolt action rifle feel to it and the bayonette is a nice touch. Will you be modelling it all beaten up and such or is that just your style of drawing?

05-25-2004, 06:31 PM
One of the best models i've seen so far in here, i hope you will update it as soon as possible, congratulations, great work :)

05-25-2004, 10:46 PM
Wow I never seen this thread before!
Man your modeling skills are really rocking!

Awesome, no critics from me!
:bounce: :buttrock: :thumbsup:

05-28-2004, 11:24 AM
great work ! waiting for updates :applause: :applause: :applause:
I hope you win

05-28-2004, 04:03 PM
post some updates Fausto!:applause:

I can't wait to see this thing textured! It's going to be awesome.

I hope in the final pic you angle the camera a little differently so we can see more his face, we're missing out on so much awesome detail from this angle.

But regardless, it's all good. This is my favourite of the competition.


05-29-2004, 07:04 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085857498_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085857498_large.jpg)


Thanks so much for the nice words guys!!! I really appreciate your interest on my thread!!

I didn't have too much time to work on my model this week... but anyway, I started the rifle already.


05-29-2004, 07:11 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085857862_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085857862_large.jpg)

I'm testing a new position, that shows the face a little bit more... I changed the size of the thighs too... they are a little bit longer now. Regards the new position, the only problem for me is the cool machinery that I'm going to loose. I'm posting a example so you can see what I'm talking about.


05-29-2004, 07:16 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085858164_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085858164_large.jpg)

This is the example showing where the machines are going to be positioned...This is the main reason that I choose the profile.


05-29-2004, 07:22 PM
Fausto..........................Wanted to drop by and give you a compliment,and some well deserved support to some very fine work,a nice pose and wonderful modeling,and soon some wonderful textures I am sure.........here are a couple more things I wanted to mention...................:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Keep it coming,very nice................. :cool:

05-29-2004, 11:10 PM
Man I really like your idea. It looks just like the concept sketch. Good Work!!:applause:

05-30-2004, 09:58 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085911117_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085911117_large.jpg)

Thanks a lot Virtuoso and lavon2002!!!

I'm adding some rifle images.


05-30-2004, 09:59 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085911180_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085911180_large.jpg)

one more image...

05-30-2004, 10:02 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085911345_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085911345_large.jpg)

one more...

05-30-2004, 10:04 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085911472_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1085911472_large.jpg)

and the wire...

05-30-2004, 01:53 PM
Your style is definitely coming out, the concept kicks ass and the modeling is already really really good.

05-31-2004, 09:41 AM
Your modelling skills are awesome:buttrock: I hope you can finish your work in time..this will be a masterpiece as i see!

05-31-2004, 10:19 AM
yESSS !!!
i love that !!!

06-01-2004, 02:15 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086056118_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086056118_large.jpg)


Thanks a lot
ThirdEye,Tremoside,harnelbe!!! I'm glad with your comments!

A small update for the rifle...

See ya!

06-01-2004, 02:17 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086056250_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086056250_large.jpg)

I'd like to show some mobile parts on the rifle... the way that I think that works :)


06-01-2004, 02:30 AM
The design on the mechanic parts look great Fausto!

I don't have any crits concerning the modeling, but I have just one observation concerning the design....
Where the organic meats the mechanic parts, I think it looks weak... like it would be easy to separate, right where the shocks/hydraulic system is....although you can't really see it from the angle you choosed so it's not a big deal...

Again awesome work and I bet the Blizzard people are very proud to have you....

Can’t wait for the texturing.

The rifle is looking great BTW

06-01-2004, 08:36 AM
This guy looks like an evil warrior! I don't want to meet him in a battlefield:thumbsup:
Good work!

06-01-2004, 08:41 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086079318_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086079318_large.jpg)

more updates for the rifle...


06-01-2004, 08:43 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086079399_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086079399_large.jpg)

another angle...

06-01-2004, 04:33 PM
I loved the gun , and I think u moved a little the camera and the head of the char and that is looking better.
Muito bao

06-02-2004, 01:40 AM
Such a great design and so much tech detail to look at. Nice work Fausto. Kind of feels a bit like an old flintlock pistol of sorts.

I dont mean to be a fan boy, :blush: but damn, your such a good modeller and an inspiration to watch. Keep up the good work.

06-02-2004, 08:33 PM
Fausto, your PolyManiac ! :)

Nothing to comment, my enlish is not sufficient to express my admiration. :) heheheeh

I will "broke your hands" next time we meet (maybe on Siggraph 2004). :)
(Don't worry people, this is a "greeting" among Brazillian artists, as "Break you legs" expresssion, for the Actors (Theather).

Fausto. You're the man !

06-02-2004, 09:10 PM
Oh man I dont think Im an artist than..... I enver heard this expression :cry:
Or....... maybe Im not Brazilian..........:surprised

Keep on it Fausto .

06-02-2004, 09:56 PM
Hehehe...LoL Bartok...

yOu will heard it Bartok. You will... kkkk...Hide your hands. :surprised

06-03-2004, 03:09 AM
Thanks guys!!!

I'm glad with the kind words!!

BartokDesign- Cool that you liked!! I think that I will use the new pose. And... for sure your are a great artist!

Ionized- Thanks a lot man!! Your bike looks AWESOME!!! I loved the design!!

3donline- Graaande Marcelo!! It's such an honor to receive your compliements!!! Thanks so much!!!

See ya!


06-03-2004, 07:40 AM
lovin' this design dude... keep it going!!

rifle looks awesome.. can't wait for the textures.


06-03-2004, 08:23 AM
Thanks a lot Versiden, I'm glad that you liked!! Your model looks pretty amazing too!! Keep it up!!

06-03-2004, 08:28 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086251279_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086251279_large.jpg)

I'm posting some more WIPs...


06-03-2004, 08:34 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086251641_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086251641_large.jpg)

one more...

06-03-2004, 08:37 AM
Great work Fausto this gun is awesome , nice details and concept.

the whole project is looking amazing , your model skills are insane.

Keep the good work:beer:

06-03-2004, 08:40 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086252009_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086252009_large.jpg)

the mobile parts...


06-03-2004, 08:42 AM
:bounce: Man...kick a**s Modeling....really like your work Fausto!:thumbsup:

06-03-2004, 10:38 AM
I'm a fan !!!

06-03-2004, 04:13 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: excellent design of a futuriste winchester
pleeease finish your model:buttrock: your work is incredible.

06-03-2004, 04:27 PM
holy shoe.
hope you finish it, because my reference folder of 3D still is awaiting it, and it already have some of your wips images:D


06-03-2004, 05:15 PM
That riffle is Awesome!!! and it also works!!! WOW:bounce:

06-03-2004, 05:23 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words!!! Your support makes me feel more and more excited about the contest!!! I think that today I can finish the rifle, so I can start the machinery on the back... The deadline is close now.

Thanks again guys!!!


06-03-2004, 09:26 PM
the deadline is close but you are so fast man . I'm sure you can do this and I hope you can finished this great work in time . keep modelling fausto :bounce: :bounce:

06-03-2004, 09:56 PM
frickin' cool design...

Awesome work, no crits from me.


06-06-2004, 02:15 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086488157_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086488157_large.jpg)

Hey, thanks a lot for the nice words!!

Well, I finished the rifle...I'm posting the soldier and the rifle into the scene.

See ya!

06-06-2004, 02:19 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086488347_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086488347_large.jpg)

Well, finaly the rifle is in his hands, hehehe.

06-06-2004, 02:22 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086488526_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086488526_large.jpg)

I'm testing in this pose looking streight...What do you think?


06-06-2004, 02:24 AM
yup ,thats incredible.straight up ! :surprised :surprised :surprised :bowdown:

06-06-2004, 02:25 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086488740_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086488740_large.jpg)

A closer view to show some details...

06-06-2004, 02:27 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086488849_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086488849_large.jpg)

Some wires...

06-06-2004, 05:05 AM
HELL! :buttrock:

06-06-2004, 05:12 AM
awesome work man...:bowdown: no crits from me. I can't wait for textures.


06-06-2004, 09:44 AM
The best model i've seen so far in here, looks like a sculpture.

06-06-2004, 10:40 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086518458_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086518458_large.jpg)

I started with the machinery on the back...I did this volume model first to have a general idea about the proporions, etc.



06-06-2004, 01:16 PM
Awsome, just outstanding modeling. And I love the design; the mechanical stuff in his back reminds me of an armadillo.

06-06-2004, 01:20 PM
kick as:buttrock:

it' s hard for finish texturing no?

since 2 months I have worked on a mecha with a futuristic gun, when i see your model i decide all to begin again:)

06-06-2004, 01:38 PM

permit with me present, my name is Londero and I'm brazilian.

Your work with concepts, modelling and pose baffles my mind. Are you crazy man? this job is simple AwEsOmE!!!:bowdown:

the pose in your person is very emotional, and in 3D, it means all. The details in head, legs, all... very impressive. A reference to me.

Can be a modest suggest? The head maybe can rotate a bit, maybe 10 degree in direction to camera, to the soldier appears more thinker... maybe its valorizes the visor...

well, MaN, keep in this way. I'm anxious to see updates with lights and textures.


hei, I invite you to see and comment my job in 2D challenge. Will be a Honor to me!

my entry (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=141195&perpage=15&pagenumber=1)

06-06-2004, 01:59 PM
hey fausto!
you rock man!

i really love the modeling and the design too :)

Fala ae fausto!! kra show de bola isso...gostei muito mesmo...taca ficha nele ae que da tempo pra terminar.

parabens e muito sucesso ;)

06-06-2004, 02:08 PM
waaaaaaaaaaaaa.........That's great....:thumbsup:

A suggestion : Maybe you can turn the model or the camera ....to see a little bit more of the other legg. I say that 'cause for the moment riffle and leg are on the same line-force...

Anyway : Great work man !

................................................:thumbsup: ......................................

06-06-2004, 03:39 PM
That bayonete knife looks so harmless
compared to a GUN :scream:.
Master modeling skills you got there!

06-06-2004, 07:58 PM
i like a lot the angle of camera you have choosen to show details and wire.

06-06-2004, 10:01 PM
No words to describe your work!!! man!!!
Best luck for the others artists.... hehehe

Fausto i will broken your fingers man!!!

.... and i waiting the rest of your interview man! hehehehe
but fineshi this bad-borg-guy frist!
i c u lather!!!


06-06-2004, 10:02 PM
Wow!! Fausto, I love your works dude! It´s so brilliant!
Master work! The details are unbelievable!
Can´t wait to see this fine piece of art finished!

abração cara! boa sorte! esse trabalho merece o podium!:thumbsup:

06-07-2004, 12:37 AM
Holy @#(*$(!!!!!! http://img33.photobucket.com/albums/v98/Moritz/Gif/omg.gif

Keep the great work!!

06-07-2004, 06:11 AM
another great work. Your modeling is simply beautiful. You dont spare any detail but you keep the lines smooth and the scene unclutered. You realy stuck to you concept. This is realy great i love you modeling style. I dont understand the purpose of the things on his back but nonetheless i love them. I agree about rotating the head slightly towards the camera but i love the pose. Though it is static it caries alot of emotion and weight.:buttrock:

06-07-2004, 07:03 AM
Great ! The modeling and the view are impressive, strangely awesome :applause: Maybe one critic... No, it's a joke of course, no critic at all :thumbsup: You have alreday work on the lights or you'll change it ? :bounce: :bounce:

06-07-2004, 07:58 AM
I just read the whole thread...I'm still in shock... it's one of the rare times when I scream in front of my monitor "HOLY SHIT". I don't know what to say....I'm so amazed.....anything I could say would sound too retarded or be too far from what I really feel. I haven't seen you mariner everyone talks about, u have a link for the thread? Anyways, u have inspired me so much and showed me that I have such a long way to go...so long...but I'll work hard!
I will be following the rest of the thread, I'm not worried that the rest of the piece will blow my mind away. I'd like to ask you this question, I'm very curious to know for how long u've been modelling?:surprised

06-07-2004, 08:07 AM
no doubt this is one of the greates modeling skillz and design i ever seen! great work... i have nothing to crit:bowdown:

06-07-2004, 09:38 AM
I agree with rattlesnake, a very amazing modeling skill! Good lucj for texturing! and yes, your legionist can kick everybody ass! I'm sure!

06-07-2004, 11:48 AM
your modeling skills are truly amazing dude:buttrock:

06-07-2004, 01:19 PM
Impressive !
wow :eek: wonderful modelling !!!


06-07-2004, 04:26 PM
Hey Fausto , the modelling is sick man , inspiring .
I cant wait to see it with textures . But I dont known about the way the head is it should turn to the camera I think , or against it

06-07-2004, 05:13 PM
kick @rss man excellent modeling skillzz, I like that spacey shotgun. can't wait ot see how you model that thingy on his back.

06-07-2004, 08:27 PM

I have no words to describe how I'm happy to see that you liked so much!!!! I'm really glad!

gjpetch- Thanks a lot!!! I saw your works onyour website, and I have to say that I'm impressed!

DAREONER- I'm running to finish this guy, hehehe. I'm pretty sure that your gun is going to be an awesome model!!!

londero- man, thanks so much for your comments!!! I saw your thread, and your work is AMAZING!!! I'm still testing some poses for the head...but I'll keep in mind your tips!

ThirdEye, KWAK, Russo, tabajara,harnelbe,mecman, Moritz, BESTrin, rattlesnake, newone, ximage, jddog, hanzo- Thanks so much for your words guys!! I'm very proud with your support!!

goli- thanks man! As I told to londero, I'm still testing some poses, but I agree with you! I'll keep this in mind ok?

EmpY- Yeah, I agree! I'll increse the size of the bayonete knife!

D-3- Hey Patrick!! Thanks so much!! I'll try hard to finish the interview this week!!!

neandertal- I'll make new lights after I finish the textures..these lights will change a lot. Thanks a lot!!

=BlackNull= - I'm so glad that you liked!! I've been modeling with polygons for almost 2 years now... Btw, the Marine was my first box modeling character. And I know that I have a lot to learn still.

BartokDesign- Thanks man!!! Well, I'm still trying some poses, so I can find a better position.

The reason that I'm trying so hard to finish my model is because I'm receiving such an amazing support from you guys! Thanks so much again!


06-07-2004, 11:24 PM
:surprised :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
its an an honour to see a modeler of this caliber,keep going man.

06-08-2004, 01:17 AM
DANG!!! This character is insanely cool Fausto!!
Awesome work!! :bowdown:

06-08-2004, 09:07 AM
Usually, I don't like so much soldiers... but this one is very amazing... a masterpiece... very impressive man :thumbsup:

06-08-2004, 01:41 PM
Very impressive indeed, can't wait to see it finished.

Best of luck getting it all done in time :thumbsup:

06-08-2004, 11:38 PM
Hi there,

Very very nice character.

Nice character, solid modeling and I like the pose you have choosed for your character.
If the textures will be as good as your modeling skills, one vote will be yours.
I entered very late, but I saw more than 40 threads. Your character is one of my favourite.
I really want to see him finished.
Good luck and happy rendering.
Best regards,


06-09-2004, 06:59 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086764362_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086764362_large.jpg)


Thanks a lot fr the kind words!!!! I started to model the details on the back and I increased the size of the blade too.


06-09-2004, 07:29 AM
:beer: :bounce: :thumbsup:

06-09-2004, 07:42 AM

Hey, Fausto, it is getting great, man! An awesome model to a awesome concept. I can't wait to see the thing fineshed. You really gave a strong emocional expression to your character. Without textuting yeat!

Detona, cara, que tá ficando "duca"!!!!!
:applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup:

06-09-2004, 08:42 AM
The only thing i'm not sure about is the armpit, its position on the arm looks a bit too high. The rest is just amazing, maybe the shape of the skull is a bit too squarish, but it's just a thought. Keep modeling, it's coming along nicely :)

06-09-2004, 11:38 AM
Congratulations!!! You're doing here an excellent job.
Just one crit (i don't want to disturb you, just my personal taste...) legs are a bit short....nothing serious, maybe 22-28 %
By the way you're on top:thumbsup:

06-09-2004, 01:45 PM
Fausto, I don`t want to give you headaches, especially now when the deadline is so tight, but I want your character
to be perfect. It`s too beautiful not to be perfect.
After ThirdEye mentioned it, I looked again to your character regarding the armpit.
I think that the delve betwen the pectoral muscle and the shoulder is too pronounced,
and it gives the sensation that the armpit is a bit too high. If you lower it down it`s possible that
the arm looks a bit too short in comparison with the forearm. I`m sure you`ll find a sollution (if there is a problem).
Keep good working, man. I`m your fan.


06-09-2004, 09:55 PM
i think this is a wonderful piece...but you have all the detail that is lost because of the pose....mabey if you rotated his chest to face the camera more....then continue the flow of that rotation by turning the head...this would creat a more dynamic pose that would let us see more of the facial detail...and also a stronger pose

06-09-2004, 09:55 PM
actually i just looked back and you had a pose that was much better...bbut then you changed it:/ oh well

06-09-2004, 10:41 PM
well all I can say is that,

this bites dude, cool work and I for one have not crits.... but thats just me.

PS: love the gat..

06-10-2004, 05:36 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086888998_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086888998_large.jpg)


Thanks a lot for the tips and the kind words guys!!! Regards the body, I will make all the fine tunning and muscles details in zbrush, so pretty much this is only the base for a more detailed body. I started the skin details around the machinery on the back and I'm testing this new pose. What you guys think?

Thanks a lot!


06-10-2004, 05:38 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086889102_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1086889102_large.jpg)

A close up for the new details.


06-10-2004, 05:59 PM
Fausto, tá Ficando GENIAL!!!

06-10-2004, 06:23 PM
This is the best "machine and Flesh integration" of this contest for me.
But Fausto...Looking yor last close-up render, a question pop on my mind. This mechanical spine, can leave his head to look to left and right ? Is there any degree of freedom for his head to turn ? This is just a conceptual question.

I like this entry VERY much. Great creation.

Take Care man, and don't forgot to send some news by mail. :)

06-10-2004, 11:13 PM
Hi, Fausto

Honestlly I prefer the first pose. In that one I think we are able to see the integration between man and machine, and after all, this contest is about that. In that view we could see the spine details and in this new position I think we loose that.
And I think the camera view should not beeing from top because it does the soldier looks like fragile and although in your concept you told he is so tired to kill, he is a strong person and I believe a lower view helps a lot.
Mas sem dúvida alguma, como eu disse antes, está ficando "DUCA"!

Keep the great work!

Mauro Corveloni
My thread:

06-12-2004, 11:32 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087039937_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087039937_large.jpg)


Thanks a lot for the nice words!!! I will finish the modeling tomorrow, so I can start with the UVs and textures (finally, hehehe).

Thanks a lot!!

06-12-2004, 12:30 PM
the amount of detail are incredible... i would take a look on his back to get a better idea...

Great work, i really like the concept!

06-12-2004, 01:47 PM
WOW the details are amazing man :thumbsup:

06-12-2004, 03:30 PM
awesome modelling

and i know your texturing skills are pretty good too so i'll just keep an eye on this

keep going man

06-12-2004, 06:10 PM
gee.. if you finish it, it´s going to top 3 I think

hurry up, the deadline is coming,.. keep up the superb work man,


06-12-2004, 06:25 PM
I don't want to put any pressure on you but......
....Hurry up man!! :beer:
I can't wait for the texturing

good luck!!

06-12-2004, 10:35 PM
for me this is the best modeling in this

good luck

06-12-2004, 11:00 PM
phenominal model :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

06-13-2004, 01:58 AM
absolutely great work.

I'm very excited to see the texturing.


06-13-2004, 02:06 AM
olá Fausto, belissima modelagem, sem dúvida um dos melhores modelos do challenge, parabéns cara... agora dá uma acelerada ae que o tempo ta curto... quero ver este modelo finalizado...:thumbsup:


nice model guy... congratulations...

06-13-2004, 02:24 PM
wow, i just came across this thread and think this is just amazing. so realistic even without the textures.


06-14-2004, 03:43 AM
Bloody hell.......(takes a deep breath)....bloody hell....sorry!

Awesome stuff,I could get lost in all that detail,I would love to see him get into that sleeping bag,most likely rip it to shreds from all his machineflesh he,he.

Best of luck laying out those uv's,but im sure you have a trick or 2 up your sleeve for that huh.

Best of luck.


06-14-2004, 03:57 AM
I'm so glad with all this support, and coming for so awesome
artists like you, makes me feel really proud!!!!

I know that the deadline is pretty close now, but I'm working really hard to get everything done in time. I know that will be a rush, but with your support, I want to keep working until the end as much as I can, and I'm pretty sure that I can make it!

Thanks so much guys!!!! I really happy and proud!



06-14-2004, 04:01 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087185683_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087185683_large.jpg)

Well, the model is finally finished... I'll run like crazy now to accomplish the milestones...

Thanks a lot!


06-14-2004, 04:21 AM
GO FOR IT.:thumbsup:


06-14-2004, 05:31 AM
:bowdown: :bowdown: ,u might have noticed thats the only smilie i have used in my posts this far..just :surprised keep goin...:bounce:

06-14-2004, 06:52 AM
you have my support Fausto
Amazing Challenge !:thumbsup:

06-14-2004, 09:40 AM
This is awesome!!!
Amazing what u 3D guy are doing....

06-14-2004, 12:10 PM


06-14-2004, 04:06 PM
godlike °-O waiting for the (sure awesome) textures.

06-14-2004, 04:33 PM
ótimo fausto!
como ja disse essa modelagem esta absurda!
quero ver a cena final! Inspirador seu trabalho.

06-14-2004, 07:30 PM
fausto, i really think this a very nice model... but... he can rotate the head to left or right? the structures behind the neck look very "hard" to do this... anyway VERY NICE MODELING...
speed up man...

good lucky...


06-14-2004, 08:21 PM
are there wireframes?!

06-14-2004, 10:58 PM
wow, truly sweet and very original concept there.
Just love the amount of detail.

I am looking forward to the final version :thumbsup:

06-15-2004, 02:46 AM
Yeah, nothing to add..
Just wanted to give you a "go, go, go!!!!"


06-15-2004, 06:03 PM
We are screaming for textures eeheheheh
Considering what I had seen in ur other works :beer:
Han.... U could show us step by step texturizing , WE and the judges would love it im sure .

06-16-2004, 07:11 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087369903_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087369903_large.jpg)


Thanks a lot for the awesome support!!! I'm still doing the mapping, but I did some zbrush refinements that I'd like to show...I changed the lighting to show better the model.


06-16-2004, 08:05 AM
Fausto De Martini,

You're my current hero, :D I feel it's nesessarry to let you know
that you're getting alot of "awesome support" that you're prolly
not even aware of. I hear about you on the IRC channels over
at #CGTalk on Freenode and in #LW3D on EnterTheGame, I teach
CG here in Japan where I live, and am currently referring several
classes to your posts here, and have even linked to some of your
images over at www.spinquad.com (to be more specific see thread:
http://www.spinquad.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1728 )
just to let you know of some of the fame beyond your reconing.

This is some of the most inspiring design and modeling work I've
come across! -- Not to bloat your ego or anything. :p

Keep'em comming! :thumbsup:

06-16-2004, 08:48 AM
Cmon man....3 more days...U HAVE GOT TO FINISH THIS.....

put on your TURBO-NUT 3D producing machine and go for final image ....no more modeling refine...light - texture - milestones and final post ....:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

06-16-2004, 09:25 AM
I'm getting mad....
How many time you spend by day on this C.G.?
it's unbelievable :|
You Rock Man !
You work so fast.

06-16-2004, 09:38 AM
Your hard work is always incredible... but I think you must finish what remain... or don't sleep anymore to the end...

GO GO GO Fausto :wip:

06-16-2004, 10:37 AM
No sleep, no breathe....just finish it!!!
It will be awesome!!

06-16-2004, 10:46 AM
wow .... now I must say it too .... wow
your model is really really nice .... the subject of the contest
is displayed in a perfect way ...

I hope you manage to texture and render it in highres ...

to render my high poly Z-Brush objects gave me really a lot
of trouble ( in the final required hi resolution ) ... I hope that you finish in time ...

I think this is the best entry ... I don`t have to wish good luck
to you :) .... you managed it with skill ...



06-16-2004, 02:33 PM
My favoryte, I guess... I didn´t see all the posts yet.

The quality, the perfection of the model, it´s really impressive!
The concept and design are very very good too.

Caprixa nas texturas que tu leva essa! Tá foda isso aí! O pessoal daqui tá torcendo pro teu levar.
Nem me atreveria, mas, se tivesse que sugerir alguma coisa, seria mais expressão no rosto. Na boca, claro... mesmo que de leve. Mostrando os dentes talvez. :D

Mas tá animal!

Good luck! Congratulations!

Marcio Bukowski
3D Mentes Inc.Marcio Bukowski (os3dmentes@hotmail.com)

06-16-2004, 05:06 PM
go man go more more more....
phenominal model+enviro+textures+FAUSTO=:surprised :cry: :cry:

06-16-2004, 05:16 PM
Well u must be in a hurry , so put the step by step later ma8 , please.


06-16-2004, 05:37 PM
Awesome work Fausto, that last update just took the model up to another level.


06-16-2004, 07:12 PM
The new details layer is great. The thing I like the most in your work is how elegant the whole design is - it´s too easy to over-detail something, to the point the original idea is lost (as we can see in a lot of the other Machineflesh entries, sadly...).

Torcendo por você - vai fundo, cara! :thumbsup:

06-16-2004, 08:59 PM
Thanks a lot for the awesome support!! I'm working like crazy on my spare time to make the textures...

Tesselator- I'm so proud that you're referring my work for your classes!!! Thanks so much for this!! I really want to reply the messages on spinquad forum after this contest.

DimitrisLiatsos- Thanks man! I'm working a lot to finish my work in time.

harnelbe- that was always my problem..as I have wife and 2 kids, I have a few spare time to work on this. Maybe one-two hours a day. Thanks a lot!!

Lemog and Tremoside- Thanks so much Lemog! I'm almost doing this, hehehe.

snarl-I really appreciated the nice words and good luck with your model!

marciowski- Hey!!!! Thanks a lot Marcio!! Comig from an awesome artist like you, is an honour!!!

Valeu mesmo pelo apoio Marcio!! Eu fico muito feliz que vcs estao trocendo por mim!! Fico muito honrado mesmo!!! Abracao!!

jdsb, BartokDesign, KWAK- I really appreciate the support that you are giving to me all the time!! Take so much!

Pentagramma- Hey Alexandre!!! Thanks a lot man!!! I'm proud with your comments!!
Valeu mesmo Alexandre!! Sua torcida eh uma honra pra mim!

Thanks so much guys!!


06-16-2004, 09:01 PM
FaustoDeMartini.........FaustoDeMartini.............Love the name............ :beer: .................As I do your work.Beautiful,rough and tough,and a great piece of modeling.Very impressive and one of my sure favorite's.................Good luck to you,and here is to a great finish...............:beer: :cool:

06-16-2004, 09:20 PM
Sweet Model as usual Fausto, always liked your style. I am all for yours man;

Concordo com o Marcio, mais expressao na boca ia deixar a imagem mais forte, mas sinceramente sem texturas o modelo ja esta animal!

Aside from that I love the model! 5 stars as always!


06-17-2004, 02:38 AM
Beautiful modeling. But, if you're gunning for realism, I'd lose the blanket roll. This dude does not lie die in the desert to sleep.
(Would be kind of hard with all that machinery sticking out of his back.) He stands, leaning on his gun. Or he kneels like you have him positioned now. He most certainly does not lie down.

You could make some quick revisions and turn the sleeping bag into a fuel canister or something.

06-17-2004, 09:01 AM
respect to your work Fausto.. excellent modelling. Good luck on the textures, don't rush it... your mariner u posted a while back is outstanding!! Looking forward to updates

06-17-2004, 09:56 AM
pfiouuuu respect ! :buttrock:

06-17-2004, 11:07 AM
Wow absolutely amazing work
:bounce: + :thumbsup:


06-17-2004, 02:52 PM
Beautiful work. I’m lovin the detail. Looking forward to the mapping.


06-17-2004, 09:38 PM
Hello Fausto... is it done? Where is it?... I want to see it now... come on!

And now in portuguese:

Olá Fausto... já tá feito? Onde é q está?... quero ver isso agora... mostra lá!

Bem, quero q saibas q sou um dos teus inumeros fãs, a ver pelas respostas e pelos comentários q te têm mandado, o teu trabalho é excelente, e nota-se q não brincas em serviço.

Tive conhecimento do teu trabalho através do Cláudio Lima da FCB, eu trabalho com ele, e estou abismado.

Fizeste isto no MAX? Falas algures, num dos teus comentários, em zbrush, mas fizeste tudo no Max não é?

Bem, tá fantástico, até tenho medo de ver o final.

Se te dignares a ver o meu trabalho, ficaria bastante lisongeado.

Boa sorte

Cláudio Jordão

06-18-2004, 12:23 AM
Just wanted to encourage you to finish it on time! Till now it is looking excelent. Looking forward to see the final image (before the deadline ;)).

06-18-2004, 12:25 AM
Man, I think this is your best model so far. Even better than your great mariner :)

You can finish it! I know!!!! So, no sleep, no food, no se... sorry LOL

Keep it up, dude. It's almost done!!!!!!

Good luck and thank you for everything,

ps.: I'll make you a visit. So, I need to buy some beers or you have a few there??? Will be great to speak a bit of portuguese ;)

06-18-2004, 02:30 AM
This has to be one fo the coolest character models I've ever seen. Definately your best work that I've seen Fausto.

I hope you get time to texture it before the deadline.

Your modelling skills are an inspiration to many and definately make me want to learn Z-brush.

Keep at it mate:wip:

06-18-2004, 04:14 AM
C'mon, join the party.....
....and bring some:beer:

:bounce: GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!

06-18-2004, 05:15 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087535723_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087535723_large.jpg)

Hey!!! Thanks so much for the support guys!!!

I'm painting the textures like crazy now! This is a skin test that I did yesterday...


06-18-2004, 06:06 AM
My god !
you are an extraterrestrial !

06-18-2004, 06:21 AM
Originally posted by harnelbe
My god !
you are an extraterrestrial !

hahahahahaha indeed...

man, you must finish that!


06-18-2004, 06:31 AM
GO like the wind man...u have to finish this!!!!


06-18-2004, 06:36 AM
yeah... powerfull textures... keep it up man :bounce: It's great :thumbsup:

06-18-2004, 07:09 AM

i hope u finish, this design is rockin'. Awesome attention to anatomy and definition

do u have a faster way of unwrapping uv's -- please share!!
unwrapping takes me hours..

06-18-2004, 09:19 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087550363_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087550363_large.jpg)

Thanks so much for the nice comments!!!

Some textures for the machines...

See ya!

06-18-2004, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by Versiden

i hope u finish, this design is rockin'. Awesome attention to anatomy and definition

do u have a faster way of unwrapping uv's -- please share!!
unwrapping takes me hours..

One suggestion that could be how Fausto does it is that some modelers like to layout UVs as they model, thereby blending the time spent unwrapping into the modeling time and probably saving some time in the long run. I tried working this way and wasn't very successful.

Fausto, amazing stuff! Hope you finish!

06-18-2004, 10:46 AM
Superb modelin.:thumbsup: Wish there could have been more angles shown,not just the last shot one,but I quess that is what this is about.Textures look ok,not up to the modelin quality wise.Probably get better with the finish.But still look kinda dull.But I still think this is top 3 man.:buttrock: :thumbsup:

06-18-2004, 10:57 AM
ne suggestion that could be how Fausto does it is that some modelers like to layout UVs as they model

:hmm: yep... it's a very good idea....

06-18-2004, 11:37 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087558662_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087558662_large.jpg)

One more update...


06-18-2004, 11:56 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087559777_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/5/3456/3456_1087559777_large.jpg)

Another angle...


06-18-2004, 11:58 AM
I prefer the angle of the 1st pic, awesome work, definitely my fav entry, i like the colours palette too, very HL2 ;)

06-18-2004, 12:03 PM
I see more done now.I was wonderin is this a shaded view in the viewport? Is your character mapped,or are you just painting on your 2D image? I would like to see more intensity a little more variety.Well get it finished as best as is possible.Good luck.:thumbsup:

06-18-2004, 12:24 PM
Great style Fausto.....The execution of the mechanics on his back is really nice. I like the design of the armor stuff you do. Very cool....Looking forward to seeing more progress....clocks a tickin!! :cool:

06-18-2004, 12:36 PM
omfg,those hands,THOSE HANDS:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :cry:

06-18-2004, 12:55 PM
this is awesome!
i feel a shiver running down my back when i see these images of ur work there. this is so creepy.
this defenately a winner in this contest.

*dreaming of havin this modeling skills*

06-18-2004, 01:49 PM
Wow Fausto, these textures are awesome man!! I love the hands and the parts were the machine meets the skin...
Gostei da primeira camera tb, deu um ar dramático...

06-18-2004, 06:54 PM
wow, I'm really impressed. Great modeling and nice subtle texturing. Do you have a link to more of your work? I'd be really interested to see some of it.

06-18-2004, 07:06 PM
The details are just amazing man! Impressive! He looks just alive man! Great pic!! :beer:

06-18-2004, 07:08 PM
amazing detail and anatomy :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D

you stand a good chance of getting a prize my friend


06-18-2004, 07:40 PM
I think this will be the first work of the Expose 3 book :)
I hope you can finish it fausto :applause: :applause:

06-18-2004, 09:18 PM
Hi Fausto, damn i really love your work !!!!!!! :drool: :drool: :drool:

Can you please tell me the procedure that you use to make uv mapping so perfect on such complex character ?

Like.. i would take at least 3 or 4 days to uv map that one!

Thanks in advance, and keep up the good work.

06-19-2004, 12:34 AM
Hello Fausto ....

how sad that you didnt manage it in time .... :(

for me you`ve been the best entry and I admire your model a
lot ... really really nice ...

but not like others you didn`t destroy your entry by rushing into something ...

I am sad for those who had nice entries and they gave up or couldnt finish in time and they withdrew their entry and on the
other side there are some who try to press their not even half finished model ( even when the model might be very nice :) ) at
all costs unfinished into the contest .... I hope that the judges
will notice this.

I hope that I will ever have the chance to see your finished picture ... I can`t await it ...

nice work



06-19-2004, 12:40 AM
Well, thanks so much for the support guys!!!
It's sad but I missed the final entry for 10 minutes...I did a lot in the last 2 days, but I couldn't make it... I would like to know where can I host my final image to show to you guys?

Thanks so much!


06-19-2004, 12:47 AM
Caraca! Nao era a meia-noite que acabava o challenge????? :eek:
Putz Fausto, depois do papo ontem no telefone e da tua empolgacao fui muito foda ter perdido o prazo...
Mas uma coisa eu digo: termina agora com calma, que esse vai ser um dos melhores modelos em 3D jah postados nesses foruns afora, e passaporte garantido para o Expose 3 e qualquer grande concurso de 3D.

Manda brasa brother, mas com outro objetivo: torna-lo melhor do que jah estah e deixar o mundo de queixo caido, de novo... :drool: :drool: :drool:

Abracao brother!

06-19-2004, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by FaustoDeMartini
Well, thanks so much for the support guys!!!
It's sad but I missed the final entry for 10 minutes...I did a lot in the last 2 days, but I couldn't make it... I would like to know where can I host my final image to show to you guys?

Thanks so much!


That is sad! Oh well... too bad.

I can host the images for you. Send them to: My email (SamuelLK@hotmail.com) :)

06-19-2004, 01:47 AM

06-19-2004, 02:06 AM
That's too bad Fausto. This is truly amazing work and should be the winner in my book. I can't wait to see the final piece.

06-19-2004, 02:31 AM
Thanks so much for the support guys! The reason that I tryied so hard to finish is because I received such an awesome support from you. Anyways, was really cool to be part of this awesome contest!!

The final piece:





06-19-2004, 03:22 AM
I am sorry to hear u didnt make it, u did a fantastic job. I hope u post it on the CG site should be front page stuff. Well maybe we will see u in the next challenge....:thumbsup:
take care

06-19-2004, 03:23 AM
Truly....truly....truly inspiring stuff Fausto.

I'm deeply saddened that you missed the deadline. Perhaps they will be nice and let you in still!

The textures are amazing and I think everyone is happy that you still posted the final shot.

I learn a lot just by looking at your shot....sure you got some tricks up your sleeve....good stuff man.....

06-19-2004, 04:18 AM

vc é um exemplo e um orgulho para muitos artistas nacionais cara, parabéns.

Lamento nunca termos trocado umas idéias, mas sou seu fã, saiba disso.

Parabéns novamente, o modelo ficou fantástico.


06-19-2004, 04:23 AM

I am so sad you could not post your amazing work in time. It is my first experience in this kind of challenge, but are they so hard with deadlines? Maybe there is a kind of "time bonus" or something...
Anyway, you have created an awesome work. Congratulations! Your model is really great.
I'm sure you will be very successfull with this master peace in the whole 3D world and more.
Keep your spirit UP!

:applause: :applause: :applause:

Grande Abraco, cara!


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