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

Scott Wilkinson
09 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 2002, 06:09 AM
The fabric is very well done. Really like the costume.

09 September 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 September 2002, 03:05 PM
:buttrock: :buttrock:

5 stars

09 September 2002, 05:38 PM

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


09 September 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 September 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 September 2002, 07:36 PM
Very nice!

Great textures, and good modeling!:buttrock:

09 September 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 September 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 September 2002, 08:35 PM
And the head....

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

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

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

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

09 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 2002, 12:08 PM
:bounce: cooollll :) :) :)

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

09 September 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 September 2002, 01:03 PM

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

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

09 September 2002, 05:03 PM
bloody amazing!

Scott, another site you may be interested in:

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

Scott Wilkinson
09 September 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 September 2002, 07:57 PM
Nice work, clean models, that I like...

Keep up the good work.

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

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

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

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

Great Picture, good Texture!!

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

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

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

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

09 September 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 September 2002, 05:45 AM

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

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