View Full Version : Character: The Somme, July 2nd 1916

Scott Wilkinson
09-24-2002, 11:55 PM
Hardware: AMD 1 Gig, 512 DDR

Software: Lightwave 7.5, Paintshop Pro 7

Render Time 2h 23min

Comments: I have been interested in the Great War and so here is an expression of that interest. The model was made with a fair bit of polygons, rigged and posed. Then, it was frozen into the posed position and more detail added. All textures are hand painted.

I hope you like it.

09-25-2002, 12:02 AM
this has serious potential...i love only crit is that the discolored face should match the hands maybe?im not a coloring expert but..thats what i would like to see...but its looking GREAT :thumbsup:

DJ Bindhi
09-25-2002, 04:13 AM
This is beautiful. Looks like a scratch built war diorama miniature, the one's that seem like mini sculptures. This has all the expressiveness of those but none of the mini-ness. Can't wait to see it done.

09-25-2002, 06:09 AM
The fabric is very well done. Really like the costume.

09-25-2002, 02:33 PM
Scott, just curious if this is the same Scott who used to hang around the NaN forum until he got lightwave? :)

Nice Falcon btw. (Yes I know you've heard that a lot by now).

09-25-2002, 03:05 PM
:buttrock: :buttrock:

5 stars

09-25-2002, 05:38 PM

09-25-2002, 06:32 PM
NIce textures:applause: :applause:
Could u show other view?


09-25-2002, 07:00 PM
I agree on the texture part... :D
Damn, those textures look awesome. The fabric looks very good, as well as the guy's hands.
Keep it up and show some more views.

Cheers. :cool:

magic_ boy
09-25-2002, 07:07 PM
hey that's really nice, the folds turned out great, you might want to add some heavier mud around the leg wrappings,boots and coat sleaves,,,, with that being said, very nice!!:thumbsup:

09-25-2002, 07:36 PM
Very nice!

Great textures, and good modeling!:buttrock:

09-25-2002, 08:07 PM
Excellent Scott - I particularly like the coat treatment with the folds, pockets and slight openings between some of the buttons. The crisp render does this image justice. If I were to change anything it would be to mottle the face by allowing more clean flesh to be visible in areas.



Scott Wilkinson
09-25-2002, 08:33 PM
Well thank you all VERY much!

Here are some wire frames. Hope this doesn't break the rules here.

Sincerely, Scott

Scott Wilkinson
09-25-2002, 08:35 PM
And the head....

09-26-2002, 02:17 AM
:eek: The uniform looks so realistic :eek:

There's one thing though... His looks a woman... :p

09-26-2002, 02:58 AM
great model, with great cloth, i think that the texture is good except the hands

09-26-2002, 04:08 AM
male or female ? :S

09-26-2002, 10:39 AM
I like the expression on his face..Blank, probably how you'd feel after killing off a couple of people.

09-26-2002, 10:48 AM
Great work!!!!!! :applause: i like it very much.

his cloth is wonderful , texture is amazing . but i think the envirment can be done better.

keep posting !!!!

09-26-2002, 10:58 AM
Very nice texturing :thumbsup:

Some facial stubble would fix the male/female conondrum {sp} and also add a bit more to the dishevelled look of war :) ...maybe even a cigarette in one hand which has burned down really low,it would give the effect of showing the guy in deep thought and had not noticed the cigarette was almost burning him :) ,maybe also a bit of mud on the face and hands.


09-26-2002, 11:10 AM
nice work so far Scott, I like the texturing, the cigarette idea is great Stu, maybe his other hand bandaged as well? Talking of hands I think they'd have much more dirt/mud & little scratches on them, nice dirty fingernails as well and I think there'd be loads of mud spatters, maybe have bits of the planks submerged in muddy water? Depends if he's faced months of battle or about to go in for the 1st time I guess?


Scott Wilkinson
09-26-2002, 11:49 AM
Thanks again for your comments everyone.

Is he a man or a woman? He is actually suppose to be a boy about 15 or 16 years old.... I guess I failed to acheive that effect.

Sergey B
09-26-2002, 12:08 PM
:bounce: cooollll :) :) :)

John Lee
09-26-2002, 12:18 PM
Very nice!! I like it alot!!! will there be any animation???

09-26-2002, 12:40 PM

Just the other day iwas thinking "there should be more modelling with clothing and fabric material" must have read my mind! truly great work.

09-26-2002, 01:03 PM

09-26-2002, 01:16 PM
Almost looks like that dude from Fight Club... Edward Norton.

Nice job. Love the texture job you did. Very nice.

09-26-2002, 03:01 PM
hey ! I like it !! unusual theme !! :thumbsup:

09-26-2002, 03:17 PM
Wow!!!Really great work !
just have one crit that the head is not becoming to the body. maybe little bigger to suit it.

09-26-2002, 03:35 PM
The model is beautiful, great attention to detail. The textures and lighting are great as well. The props(bench) seem a little like an afterthought, they could use a little work, and maybe a slight compositional adjustment. Great great work!!!!:) :beer:

09-26-2002, 03:40 PM
Exellent work! Keep up good working.

09-26-2002, 05:03 PM
bloody amazing!

Scott, another site you may be interested in:

09-26-2002, 05:27 PM
I've been following this model in the Lightwave Gallery forum for a while, and it really is spectacular... again, great work.

09-26-2002, 05:45 PM
Nice work...I too am a great war fan (own an original doughboy helmet and medic bag!) Sadly, it's tough to find a lot of images and material on WW I, unlike WWII stuff where there is a ton of.

Frank Dodd
09-26-2002, 05:57 PM
An excellent image, great models and textures, I agree with the previous comment that he has a slightly effeminate face, however it does give an essence of youth too which I think you were trying to convay. My personal crit would be in the helmet. There is something odd about it, it looks more marble than metalic.

09-26-2002, 06:19 PM
you seem adding too much dirt on your model.

Scott Wilkinson
09-26-2002, 07:47 PM
I wasn't going to do anything more with this picture, but after reading all of your comments, I am tempted to go back and do some more work on it......

09-26-2002, 07:57 PM
Nice work, clean models, that I like...

Keep up the good work.

09-27-2002, 01:08 AM
Wow, Well done, I really love u work. :thumbsup:

09-27-2002, 02:39 AM
You should send it to the LW gallery!

09-27-2002, 05:26 AM
A fantastic model, that figure is really a piece of work :beer:

Looks top notch. I agree with everyone else about the hand textures matching up with the facial textures in terms of dirt. But I'm really impressed with the modeling (and the jacket texture maps look really good too)

I hope you consider adding an entire scene to this character.

09-27-2002, 02:20 PM
lovely. its so detailed and full of expression - its almost like a photo. but no, its more naturalistic than photorealistic. great stuff. you should add more props and make an environment for him.

09-27-2002, 04:13 PM
very nice detailed
bravo:beer: :thumbsup:

09-28-2002, 07:26 AM
no he looks like a realy young man....!!!

Great Picture, good Texture!!

09-28-2002, 08:20 AM
I think his head is disproportioned from his is way too small...

09-28-2002, 02:13 PM
nice work!...peifupeifu ...

09-28-2002, 03:11 PM
This model is great. I remember seeing it some time ago when I used to look primarily at the Newtek Forums. (There's just such more diverse work here!)

One of the main things that blew me away about this model when I first saw it was the cloth deformations. Thee best I've seen without a doubt... I wish cloth simulators (like MotionDesigner in LW) could do that!

I scoured the Newtek forums for some of Scott's early stuff on this model for anyone who's interested.

Cloth Folds On Leg (

WW1 Tommy (

What do you think of this look??? (

Great work Scott :thumbsup:

09-28-2002, 05:16 PM
wau!!!................what a great work man~!!!.....especially the expression on the realistic...........

09-28-2002, 05:58 PM
looks great!..

no crits other than the face looks abit dead..maybe thats what your going for (war is hell after all) but if you look at the tone on the hands its quite abit different to the face, just needs abit more colour, or take some colour out of the hands....but i could be wrong :rolleyes:

other than that the clothing is amazingly well done (modeling and textureing)...would be cool if you built him a trench, just to fill in the background

top stuff :applause:

09-28-2002, 07:23 PM
welll brother u got nice work.....impressed...........:bounce:

09-29-2002, 05:15 AM
Man that is awesome! He looks like a woman, but he has an adams apple, so...but it looks really good. Maybe push him a little to look more like a woman, or maybe the other way to a man. You have to decide (:

Also, the flapps that is bent upwards on the jacket doesn't look realistic. You need to pinch that more or do something. It doesn't look PERFECT (which I know you want to achieve).

Great job!

09-29-2002, 05:45 AM

09-29-2002, 10:30 PM
Ohw, good work! :applause:

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