View Full Version : Jin-roh Japanese Soldier, Mrghoste (3D)

07 July 2004, 04:34 AM (

Hello!, first a little explanation:

This soldier is from and old japanese anime movie with the same name (Jin Roh: Wolf Brigade working title, I think), I liked a lot the character and the expression,( in the movie it's some kind of elite japanese police, to be brief) so I tried as a practice to turn it into 3D, hope you like it.

I did the character very fast, some things were changed, others were not, and I end just creating a quick enviroment.
Max 6, PS7, and VRAY were used!

07 July 2004, 05:14 AM
wow! Excellent work!
Kind of like 2d shader! Doesn't look 3d at all!! very nice render!!!

07 July 2004, 05:38 AM
:thumbsup: wow! amazing job! It looks like majestic !

07 July 2004, 05:52 AM
Truly excellent stuff!
Looks exactly like the wolf brigade soldiers - even the grimy sewer background is authentic!
Can you post some wires to prove that its 3d? it looks a lot like a 2d painting.
If it is full 3d - then outstanding work!

Id like to see a render that emulates the poster art with the soldier standing with the moon in the background - i love that poster.

EDIT - Ive just taken a look at your site - really impressive work - do you apply a filter to the renders afterwards? Ive noticed the haind painted look on 1 or 2 other renders.

07 July 2004, 05:56 AM
Impressive work. Very true to the original. Did you render then touch up after with photoshop, or were the textures painted in PS first then rendered?

07 July 2004, 08:37 AM
excelent! i love the movie and i love that!

07 July 2004, 11:03 AM
Very cool :D and nice para

07 July 2004, 11:27 AM
Really kinky shader. I was looking for a render after seeing your 2D design, but that seems to be the render itself ? Would be quite impressive. same comment on the Batman on your website.

07 July 2004, 11:32 AM
Cool. I like it!

07 July 2004, 12:19 PM
That's a very nice pic, definitely looks drawn. Could we have another angle just to see the how it all fits and a wireframe view that would be cool to see how you put it all together? The helmet looks a lot like the helmets in the upcoming PS2 game Killzone in fact the armour style is very similar.

07 July 2004, 12:35 PM
Wow, this is really excellent, very impressive stuff!!
I like his outfit!! :thumbsup:


07 July 2004, 01:08 PM
Looking at this is getting me a dizzy with awe here... my question is, which did you use more? Max or PS7?
Also, I'm an incredible fan of Jin-Roh! It is THE animated feature film of all time...


07 July 2004, 03:25 PM
Thank you all for posting!

About PS, I like to edit the render after it comes out from max, not paint over it but playing with the tones, it's mostly because it would be real slow to render it again and again if the colours didn't match exactly how you want them to look, (the water was a mix of vray- refraction/reflexion so it was a lot of render time), except from the color correction, textures were painted, rendered as usual and the retouched again in ps, It's all 3d

Here are some wires and a previous render just as went out from vray:

07 July 2004, 03:27 PM
Holy crap! give the man a cigar!
Excellent work - front page beckons.....

Lord Cauthon
07 July 2004, 03:46 PM
Unbelievable! That is awesome. If this is a quick character and environment I would love to see what you would do with a lot of time. Just great.:applause:

07 July 2004, 04:11 PM
Awesome figure and scene, I agree it does look very painted rather than 3d. Excellent modeling of a very cool figure. Now that firelode mentions it, I noticed that the creators of Killzone probably took a lot of inspiration from this figure, especially the helmet/mask. Very good modeling and render, and I also like the dragon and tank on your site, I don't like the batman but that's because I just don't like batman, the picture is fine.

07 July 2004, 05:32 PM
this is really nice work. it's been said already, but this doesn't look 3d at all. it looks like a painting. the only thing i don't like is the bottom right edge of the wall. it's lumpy, wheras a real sewer would not have such molded walls. that being said, i have not seen the anime, so this may be the style that the anime is in. if so, i eat my words.

congratulations on a render well done!

[EDIT: oh, and can we see your texture maps perhaps?]

07 July 2004, 05:52 PM
Holy crap! I'm buying you a pizza.

Hot Souse
07 July 2004, 05:59 PM
Thats amazing!..............When I first saw it I thought you were showing box art that you were using for reference!

07 July 2004, 06:10 PM
This is so awesome, cool figure, great scene, awesome render (but not a hint of 3d in it) and the best texturing! Anychance that we could see a whiteplaster render, too see the scene lit by vray but clean of textures and all?

07 July 2004, 06:21 PM
he reminds me a lot of the swat police characters on the new ninja gaiden game. pretty cool.

07 July 2004, 06:56 PM
Amazing work.... I would love to see more of your work

:applause: :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 06:57 PM
Whoa, excellent stuff. Ill get you a pizza as well.

07 July 2004, 07:50 PM
Real nice,the stance is great. That gun is crazy long, super intimidating.

07 July 2004, 09:26 PM
Real nice work!! looks more painted than cg, but i dnt care. Its awsome!

07 July 2004, 10:00 PM
very nice style
i'd like to see the image without ps work on it .
keep woking;)

07 July 2004, 10:19 PM
Cool. It might make a good animation. The only thing that bothers me in the first pic is that the character seems to be standing on the water as opposed to "in" it. Granted, it is shallow, but it still loks a bit off. Otherwise, it's perfect.

07 July 2004, 10:37 PM
good work !!!:thumbsup:
very expressive


Mr Blue
07 July 2004, 10:50 PM
Awesome work!

My question though, may come out as a little bit "off base".

Parts of the background in the wire looks like perhaps you applied meshsmooth followed my optimize. Wondering why the optimize? If for rendering time, did it make that much of a difference? If for another reason, I was wondering why? Also, someone asked for a non textured version, I'd love to see another wire, but pre-optimized... just to see. :) I know you said the env was just a quicky, but I'd love to see it.

Oh ya, I agree about the standing on the water comment instead of "in" it. I didn't realize it was water before the OP said so.

Mr Blue
07 July 2004, 10:56 PM
Oh, one other thing...

The bullets don't seem to be heavy enough in the pic. The bend at the bottom seems to be what cloth in the wind would do, not a bunch of metal stuck together. Wouldn't gravity pull them down a bit more?... But someone will probably post a pick and prove me wrong. ;)

07 July 2004, 11:38 PM
uhhh, i like that picture. very impressive. and "jin-roh" is a great movie, it has inspire me for some work too.

07 July 2004, 11:59 PM
Amazing !!!! I like it !!!!! I like it !!!!! I like it !!!!! I like it !!!!!

:bounce: :bounce::bounce:

Saludos bRuNuShky

07 July 2004, 12:18 AM
i might have to get the movie out :D

dam when i first saw that i thought it was 2d ... nice work mate :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 01:03 AM
Great...WHat prog did you use? Doesn't look 3d at all like everyone said before me

07 July 2004, 01:03 AM
There is just something in the face expression, i think it should look somehow meaner, like more hellish and angry, but dunno, there are so many different illustrations. Again nice work.

07 July 2004, 01:09 AM
Thank you all for posting :), I'm glad you like it (or not, and you share why)

I have learnt a lot reading render comments, so I think It'll be fair to answer as much as I can:

About the sewers "water" effect, It's supposed to be about 2 inches deep, no more, I tried to exaggerate it in previous tests so it would look like water with little waves or ripples, but it became too simple and plain, and didn't fit the rest of the render, so I textured it more and added detail, maybe killing the water effect but I liked more that way.

The background, I modelled it low poly, meshsmooth, then collapsed, with edit poly/soft selection made it look somewhat irregular, but obviously with the mesh collapsed there were a lot of polys, so I just optimize it and then textured it. (so there's not shot of before)

The bullets are really heavy, I thought that the curve of the "wind effect" would be just too much for the weight, but then I guessed the character was turning (not really fast but well, not that slow), so inertia might work that way, and the bullets were just shaking or moving, (and by the way, it gives more life to a somehow static stance) so that was enough for me.

The white non-textured render, here it is,

The model was really simple in the anime, so I just tried to make the mesh very clean using only quads, lighting was not something to abuse so the vray setup was simple, I put an "vraylight" (that keeps the grainy GI look with soft dark green/brown shadows), and some standard max omnis with almost same colours and low multiplier to add specular, keep the shading continuous and fill the dark places, then low multiplier GI (0,2 I think).

I hope that answers most of the questions, thanks for the replies!

Edit: (Someone told me about the triangulation in the wires, it's because there are some "editable poly" and some "editable mesh" objects, and i forgot to turn off display "triangle edges" in the Direct3D max driver making the last ones look triangled when not selected in the viewport... blame me)

07 July 2004, 01:11 AM
Awesome work, especialy MG42 and the helmet :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 01:20 AM
nice!!!!! :) :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 01:29 AM
Thats really nice work...

The best for me would be the final *illustration* look to it

Un pedazo de trabajo, pero me asalta la curiosidad, como es que la malla es tan "sucia", es que modelas con edit mesh? o que lo tienes todo colapsado para que sea mas manejable? ;P

Muy buenos trabajos en tu web!!


07 July 2004, 01:46 AM
bad ass man... bad ass.:thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 02:04 AM
Holy Crap man, that's beautiful. I own the movie, and it's great to see this in 3D.

Good job bro,


07 July 2004, 03:19 AM
"JIn Roh" is One of my all time favorite animae classics

I also have a 3D rig of that character that was given away
free by a very talented artist named "Tauraru"

here are some animations of him in Maxon Cinema4DXL
( My Main CG Package)

( yesI know his arm passes through his thigh) :scream:

07 July 2004, 03:21 AM
Very Impressive!

I started modeling Jin-Roh long ago. Maybe ill pick it up. your texturing is superb. the modeling is quite good as well, Very very cool. My small crit, Though it is very small and most would not even notice is that the helmet seems slightly to rounded. it could just be me. but thats the feeling I get.

anyway, Its very very well done. and may even inspire me to do some more modeling!

07 July 2004, 03:40 AM
Really great ghoste, i thought it was a painting when i first saw it. do you have some images so we can see your textures?

07 July 2004, 03:59 AM
holy moly~ this is awesome !!! :scream:

07 July 2004, 04:00 AM
I love your visual style. It feels a lot gouche paint....very flat, with a rough texture. I feel that look also gives the image that "grit" too.....nice work.

07 July 2004, 05:08 AM
good source... good work
*looking at his helmet and the weapon*
keep it up


07 July 2004, 06:15 AM
I really like this.
Its one of my favourite pieces already.

I see a lot of high quality work made in 3dsmax these days. ALmost all of the frontpage stuff.
It keeps me going.

07 July 2004, 07:16 AM
I would so love to see something animated with that texture style. It so kicks but.

07 July 2004, 08:15 AM
Jin Roh ! good work : )

07 July 2004, 09:05 AM
love the movie and love your picture. great work.


07 July 2004, 03:33 PM
great job, hes meanlooking

07 July 2004, 06:30 PM
keep up the good work:thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 12:24 AM
hey, prost alta! ::beer:: Did you sharpen the final image afterwards in PS or not?

rock on

07 July 2004, 02:23 AM
Really great. While I was looking at it, my brother came into the room and said, "Whoa, that's awesome!" Simply great.

07 July 2004, 09:53 AM
: [ ] superb !

07 July 2004, 09:58 AM
Truly AWESOME >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>:thumbsup:


07 July 2004, 03:35 PM
Very nice. Love the hand-painted look.

Now I know where the Killzone Hellghast soliders got their inspiration.

07 July 2004, 06:53 PM
amazing. he reminds me of a soviet soldier from red alert 2.

07 July 2004, 07:47 PM
i like your render. It almost looks like a ps painting to me and I was conviced that it was until I saw the wiredrame.

07 July 2004, 10:05 PM
At first I thought wow!:scream: Then I saw the wire frame and hot damn that is truly a great model.:applause: You deserve all the praise you have been getting specialy for only being as you say "a quick enviroment"

07 July 2004, 07:32 AM
:bounce: nice work!

07 July 2004, 09:56 AM
Well.....what can I say.... WONDERFUL.... I used this character for avatar as log as I know myself.... Finally someone to catch the true nature of this guys. Great Suff man Great Stuff

For everyone who did not watch this movie I suggest to take it and watch it very carefully its form the Director of , Ghost in the Shell 1&2 and Patlabor... friends. See it.

Ghostly Ghost
07 July 2004, 06:53 PM
That s great,but as i remember,the armor on his left arm has a track for the bullet belt

07 July 2004, 01:14 AM
Well.....what can I say.... WONDERFUL.... I used this character for avatar as log as I know myself.... Finally someone to catch the true nature of this guys. Great Suff man Great Stuff

For everyone who did not watch this movie I suggest to take it and watch it very carefully its form the Director of , Ghost in the Shell 1&2 and Patlabor... friends. See it.
Well, technically it's from the "animation director" of Ghost in the Shell, but it's written by the director of Ghost in the Shell.


07 July 2004, 02:37 AM
If I remember the story correctly it was related to Little Red Riding Hood in some way.

08 August 2004, 12:15 AM
Man, congratulations. I loved Jin-Roh and your work has it.

I wonder how did you gave that "painting look" in the image... Is it the way textures were painted or did you applied some filter or technique in Photoshop?

Congrats again!

08 August 2004, 07:43 AM
really nice work ! As gustavogf says , how did you give the pic that really cool " illustrative" look ?

08 August 2004, 07:22 PM
Incredible! :eek:
I love Jin-Roh, and when i saw your wrok, i think that was a 2D illustration, but, when i saw the wire..... :eek:

Very Very nice work!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

PS: Excuse-me for my english.... but i'm from Belgium....:$

08 August 2004, 09:57 PM
Oh and.... is it possible for you to post a another camera view with the final render? :shrug:

To see, how the texture follow.

08 August 2004, 11:41 AM
:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:



or just good job
realy exellent front page!

02 February 2005, 09:27 AM
severly cool, if that was a "fast character" i'd love to see some more detailed work, because that model impressed me (as a fan of anime)

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