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08 August 2004, 03:38 PM (

Title: Batman
Name: Rick Thiele "zy"
Country: Sp, Brazil
Software: Softimage|xsi 3.5, Photoshop

Made this batman on my free-time at work =)
He´s kind of a mix between lots of batmans, tried to do a more stylized version of my own :)
The background is a manipulated photo.

anyway... C&C welcome! =)

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08 August 2004, 05:43 PM
I love his perfect work!
I think this version is much stylized .the feeling of skin and light is so wonderful!

08 August 2004, 05:51 PM
nice !! :twisted:


08 August 2004, 05:53 PM
looks lighting alex ross inspired? :D

08 August 2004, 06:05 PM
Zytrox kicks ass , I love this style .


08 August 2004, 06:05 PM
Ooo. I like it, nice subtle texturing on the cowl.


08 August 2004, 06:56 PM
eye (iris) is bit too bright, except that i like it :)

Visualz Sphere
08 August 2004, 07:03 PM
His left eyes bothers me bit, maybe its too reflective? Besides that it is a beautiful image, especially the lighting. :)

08 August 2004, 07:22 PM
I like the lighting and his facial expression. Great work!

08 August 2004, 09:05 PM
Great job on the skin. He looks a bit like ahnold. I like the "alex ross" lighting.

08 August 2004, 09:51 PM
I like his eyes. It's kind of like you were going for a cross between the eyeless batman of the comics and Batman:TAS and the eyes under the mask of the movies and the 60's tv show.

08 August 2004, 11:29 PM
This is an all-around excellent piece of work. Great lighting, textures, and composition. Yeah, the eyes are a little weird looking, but not to the point that they distract or take away from the picture.

08 August 2004, 11:35 PM
:applause: Impressive...

08 August 2004, 12:53 AM
very nice piece. Especially the lighting and shading. the modeling is very nice dont get me wrong but its the lighting and shading that brings this piece to life. Only crit woul be that the face is to small and improminent in the scene. Such beaughtiful work should have more focus on it instead of the visible face taking up not even a quarter of the image.

08 August 2004, 03:13 AM
fantastic face and textures!

08 August 2004, 10:16 AM
:bounce: hey Zytrox i really like ur BATman, u gave it a unique style of ur own and the skin shader and the uump expression is kinda AWESOME.

i give 100 out of 100 really a perfect 3d image with nice looking background.

GOOD WORK.keep it up|:thumbsup: :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:


08 August 2004, 10:32 AM
I like your style
perfect character :buttrock:

08 August 2004, 10:36 AM
i see nothing to crit, really awesome textures..and perfect lighting

08 August 2004, 11:10 AM
I like the skin aspect and the model expression .Great work:thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 11:11 AM

Issuuaeee zyy !! parabens! d+++

08 August 2004, 11:29 AM
amazing work,.....I LOVE IT :love: .........i cant say anything bad..........great "ruber like" model

08 August 2004, 11:38 AM
you should send this off to warner bros or something, all hollywood seems to do is change the batman actors but it doesnt make sense cause they're suits are too whack. Val Kilmers lips look too dodgy in the clooney is too much of a goody 2 shoes to play batman, the best one out of all of them was probably Michael Keaton even though he quitted after the 2nd one. If this suit was on Michael Keaton it'd pay cause you got the right actor and the right suite. So ya its definitely an amazing product of style.

08 August 2004, 11:52 AM
Who would have guessed Batman would have time to pluck his nostril hairs! :shrug:

Haha, I think this is great. Kudos to you :thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 11:53 AM
Very nice, I especially love the texture of the mask and the shadow above the chin.

08 August 2004, 12:13 PM

As i said before, excelent work with the lights!

Great concept and shaders..., amazing!

Congrats again!

Fala Zy, a única coisa que eu não gostei é que BraSil se escreve com S!!! (hehehe)


08 August 2004, 01:05 PM (

Title: Batman
Name: Rick Thiele "zy"
Country: Sp, Brazil
Software: Softimage|xsi 3.5, Photoshop

Made this batman on my free-time at work =)
He´s kind of a mix between lots of batmans, tried to do a more stylized version of my own :)
The background is a manipulated photo.

anyway... C&C welcome! =)

bigger versions:
1024x768 (
1280x1024 (

dammit is this cool.

08 August 2004, 01:13 PM
great composition, love the lighting . Def the skin shader.. keep it up

in your sofa
08 August 2004, 01:18 PM
very very cool! "Revolutionizing Batman one image at a time"

PS: you must have had a lot of free time at work! ::wink::

08 August 2004, 01:21 PM
WOW, ummm... settings, wires! :)

That mask looks amazing, and all the wringles and bores, modelled? Id really liike to see your wire.

08 August 2004, 01:48 PM
Zytrox,essa composição ficou muito bonita, as ranhuras na máscara deram um plus na imagem.
Não me canso de ver esse Batman. Parebéns pela matravilhosa imagem.


08 August 2004, 01:51 PM
nice work man~!!
great texture skill and the skin shader is so nice....:thumbsup:

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08 August 2004, 02:14 PM
I want to see the whole thing! Then I want to see Animation! Your a tease! Great work...

08 August 2004, 02:34 PM
Hy Zy!
Amazing work!!!
Do you have a free time???

Parabéns meu caro! Ainda mais pelo deestaque na primeira página!


08 August 2004, 02:47 PM
Ae Zytrox,

Parabéns pelo destaque, e pela composição, pq mereceu, ficou muito linda a imagem, essas ranhuras na máscara deu um plus na arte.


08 August 2004, 03:18 PM
Great mood, lighting and shader! Congratulations for the great work!

08 August 2004, 04:08 PM
i'm always viewing art and being like "Wow, that's great stuff"

it's about time I tell everyone. I'm loving this batman piece for the sake of those nostrils, lips, and even the brow muscle. Nice texturing :) and great colors

08 August 2004, 04:29 PM
hey zy!!!
awesome work!!!i luv the skin and the mask shaders, absolutly nuts

see ya

08 August 2004, 04:35 PM
Agree with Bestrin about the composition problem, but everything else is awesome! Excellent models on your site also. Really nice modeling, textures, and lighting.

08 August 2004, 05:10 PM
snazzy...great work:thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 05:31 PM
very nice work. the mask shader is great. i dont' think anyone's said this, but i think the skin shader could be tweaked a very tiny bit. i'm assuming you're using sss to get the look you have . i think it's a tiny bit too much. i see a lot of people going to heck with sss because it's new and cool. the main part that looks funny to me is the nose, and a little on the lips. slightly too gummy. but it's a very nice peice! :applause:

08 August 2004, 05:43 PM
wov that looks nice.

I love the shader but maby a tiny bit to much sss. Did you render it with mentalray?

What kind of sss node did you use? i would love to se your shader network :)

08 August 2004, 05:44 PM
Hey guys!!

wow!!!!.. thank you SO so much!!!!!! =))))
im so glad u liked it =)

lucifer x: yah sure!!!.. =) , i really love alex ross´s work.. and he was great reference when creating this scene! =D

bout the eyes, its really a mix between batmans.. i tried to give it a white eye lens look but still keep the human eye appearing a bit =)

mmProj: rofll!!!!!

i agree about the composition =)),
its just that i wanted to give him as much emphasis as the logo on the sky, there might be a better way.. but i dunno.. =D

heres a shaded version (in an ortographic view so, no perspective) and a wire:

thanks again everyone!!!!

08 August 2004, 05:56 PM
very very nice work.congratulate!!:thumbsup:
Do you used SSS shader on the mask and the skin?:rolleyes:

08 August 2004, 06:05 PM
That's Fantastico!

08 August 2004, 06:05 PM
This is one of the coolest batman Ive ever seen in 3D.
Can star in a full length movie for sure....:love:

08 August 2004, 06:06 PM

just saw the new posts...
sorry for the double posting,

Johnweedee: i totally agree with you =D.. it was kind of intensional to give him a more waxy look even though its night and SSS doesnt even appear at night =)), i wanted his skin to have a reddish tone on the transition from light to shadow and show the awesome incandescence inside the skin when the lights are really strong. Something more... fantasious(does this word even exist? =P )
i totally agree that some people use it way too much, makes the whole effect a bit oversaturated cause everyones using it.

Osaires: yeah mental ray render =), i used the awesome md_subscatter addon for xsi
here are both render trees, the mask part.. and the face part materials =)

thanks!! =))))))

08 August 2004, 06:23 PM favorite hero.thats perfect,from lightng to textres. :applause:

but dont you think it will be better to do some texture for the eyes?

and i'm working on my own batman ,for a while :thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 07:09 PM
Now that is what I am talking about, Batman should look tough and menacing, not those stupid Batman's from the movies like 3 (Val Kilmer) and 4 (Clooney). This looks like the Keaton Batman and that's a good thing. Really impressive work, only problem is the eye looks too zombie/dead looking, needs some work, but it's only a minor problem :)

08 August 2004, 07:37 PM
you did a great job ide like to see your wires to if i could please

08 August 2004, 07:39 PM
Awesome work.... I love the quality of the mask and skin.... great angle by the way :thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 08:35 PM
Belo trabalho! ;)

Sem palavras... e o melhor...brasileiro! hhehe :thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 08:36 PM
Belo trabalho cara...muito bom mesmo!
Parabens! :thumbsup:
Dale Brasil!!!

08 August 2004, 08:53 PM
really nice work.
Impresive one :buttrock:

Best Regards

08 August 2004, 09:36 PM
very nice! can we see some wires please???

08 August 2004, 09:52 PM

thanks!!!!! =)))

kmest, Nerissa: hey! With the eyes i tried do a mix between batmans, in some comics he has a completly white eye and and others (like alex ross's) he has human eyes, mine has like a white contact lens but still showing a bit of his "human" eyes underneath =)

Tidus_44, dafonz: hey, i posted the wires on my other post, ill post them here in img format if its not a problem =)

oh and i was so excited i completly forgot to say THANKS SO MUCH CGTALK CREW for putting my work on the front page!!!! =D


Mata Tango
08 August 2004, 10:09 PM
:applause: It's on my desktop today. The bottom lip looks too large from the the front view but in the perspective it looks perfect! :thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 10:31 PM
:applause: Você merece este edstaque!!!! Very good!!! Congratulations!!!:love:

08 August 2004, 10:43 PM
great work Rick !!!:thumbsup: (mando bem)

08 August 2004, 03:38 AM
Looks really raw like Frank Miller's Batman.

Batman has always made his point clear to criminals by inflicting pain. You really capture that attitude. Would love to see more of him.

08 August 2004, 04:33 AM

It is an excellent work! I liked everything! Model, textures, lights.
I think you gave a new look to an old but great character.

08 August 2004, 04:37 AM
Awesome my friend! As usual! The backgroud is fantastic by the way

08 August 2004, 05:15 AM
Great image! It looks so good, I can only say add some nostril hairs for more realism.

08 August 2004, 05:49 AM
damn... just PERFECT... congrats zy! :drool:

08 August 2004, 11:21 AM
This looks amaizing.

Perfect job on the textures. Keep up the good work. Cant wait to see more....

08 August 2004, 05:18 PM

thanks alot guys!!! :)
really means alot to me !

im working on a tiny animation with him.. ill post it when its done (unfortunetly wont be any time soon, cause of work and all =/ )

thanks again!

08 August 2004, 10:26 AM
Very good wet skin shader.

08 August 2004, 05:58 PM
Perfect!! :O

08 August 2004, 06:08 PM
Looks like Danzig wearing a batman mask. Nice job though, love the camera angle.

08 August 2004, 09:43 AM
Brutal! This is a Batman I like :)

09 September 2004, 09:57 AM
Freakin cool man.
That mask looks like sharkskin....I respect how randomized it all is. Looks like you put a good amount of time and effort into this. The lighting is very dramatic which works great too. The skin looks like you may have a bit to much translucency...kinda feels waxy. well, Keep up the fantastic work.

09 September 2004, 11:28 AM
great style , cool ~

02 February 2005, 03:13 AM
The perfect expression of Batman!! This is great.

03 March 2005, 02:47 AM
...this batman version is just great! Bob Kane would have loved it!

05 May 2005, 04:40 PM
Great work! Fantastic face, texture and lighting !

07 July 2005, 02:43 PM
Looks pretty cool :) Great job!

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