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olivier triboulloy
03 March 2005, 08:05 PM
Triboulloy Olivier has entered the Master and Servant 3D.

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a la prochaine...

olivier triboulloy
04 April 2005, 07:59 PM (


From the outset, I chose to deal with the relationship between masters and servants in their harshest form, namely the relationship between masters and slaves.
My image offers an upside-down vision of the relationship men-machines and thus an ironic illustration of the relationship between masters and slaves.
I made this choice because, to my mind, the relationship between men and machines explicitly illustrates the psychologic aspects of both positions, master and slave. The reversal provides material for an interesting dramatic situation.

The following elements have been like a guideline when I imagined the construction of my image. They are to be found both in the relationship between men and machines and in the relationship between masters and slaves.

Man and Master :

· He uses the object and the slave as well without any qualms.
· The master gives the orders and expects total and immediate obedience.
· The master does not make any effort, he uses the object or the slave in order to avoid work or effort.
· The master deprives the slave of his personality, he “instrumentalizes” the slave, he treats him as an object or as a .tool.
· The master imposes his own conception of reality and his own beliefs on the slave.
· The master does not provide any justifications or explanations for his orders.

Slave and Object :

· He is powerless and in waiting.
· He has been conditioned to work, he accomplishes his work with efficiency and discretion.
· He will last as long as he is useful.
· He can be swapped.
· He is not dealt with as a person because the master is not interested in his personality.

The dramatic elements of the scene

Here are in a jumble some elements I intend to use (insofar as they still seem relevant) in the composition of my scene.

I think that the existence of a relationship between masters and slaves or servants can be found first in the attitudes. The master is sitting or even sprawled, he is nonchalant and does not care about offending the others by his attitude or his posture. The master is natural because he is the master and he does not need to justify anything to anybody.
As for the slave, he does not stand in front of the master for his own pleasure, he must justify himself, he is slightly round-shouldered and opens his hand in a powerless gesture which looks like an apology. He has a fearful attitude as if he had fear of being hit or punished.
I chose to center the image in such a way that the viewer cannot see the face of the slaves, thus denying even more their human nature.
The sun is blazing on the top of the slave’s shoulders. It emphasizes the harshness and thanklessness of his life. The masters are protected by some drapes.
When considering the features which define the status of an object or of a human being, I found several elements which might express the instrumentalization of human beings by the machines as well as the emergence of consciousness among the machines.
It seems to me that the reign of the machines would mainly be characterized by a frightening pragmatism (even if there might be no ill will). The humans would be cloned, mended or destroyed indifferently.

In my composition, I am doing my best to express that feeling through various details.
1. the serial numbers appear on the different parts of the humans’ bodies.
2. the right arm and leg of the character in the foreground are of different colours from the rest of the body and have a different serial number. The two limbs come from other individuals and have been transplanted as it could have been done with spare parts.
3. the coloured marks on the floor are the landmarks that the slaves must follow when they move about, thus optimising the distance and avoiding encounters with other human beings. The character on the right is standing motionless in a circle which precisely marks his place. He must wait there for orders.
4. the human beings are cloned, therefore I took out the navel ( which, incidentally, is nonsense because the foetus, whether cloned or not, has to be fed during its development).

The following two points give information about the “human” origin of the master-robot’s consciousness.

5. In the background, we can see a low relief engraved in the concrete, it depicts a face, Isaac Asimov’s face, father of robotics and pioneer of the humanization of the machines. It is a kind of idol worshipping which I put down to the “human” consciousness of the master-robots.
6. the two models are exactly identical because they come from the same mass-production. However, the diaphragms of their optic system are differently coloured. This is probably an attempt to ape the different features among the human beings.


This was a presentation of the image I intend to create. I am not sure I will use all the elements given in this presentation, depending on the time left and the overall rendering.
Good luck to everybody and thank you for your future comments.

I am not English speaking myself, I got that text translated, so if you make any comments on my work, please use very simple English or even better : French.

04 April 2005, 08:01 PM
Nice lighting setup. Bit of a late entry, hope you make it in time :)

olivier triboulloy
05 May 2005, 11:38 PM (

masters modélisation.

05 May 2005, 02:44 AM
Looks as if things are moving nicely. I like the design of the arms and joint system.
-Good Job.

05 May 2005, 03:55 AM
Wow Olivier

Your modeling is amazing very stunning work.


05 May 2005, 08:49 AM
very very cool bot man!! keep it up! such a great sense of mechanisms! :thumbsup:

olivier triboulloy
05 May 2005, 11:23 PM (

the servant modélisation. I used colors to help me to work on musculars volume.

olivier triboulloy
05 May 2005, 12:41 AM (

the lighting of my scene

olivier triboulloy
05 May 2005, 08:38 AM (

my scene with textures and procedural materials

olivier triboulloy
05 May 2005, 08:40 AM (

rendering the scene

olivier triboulloy
05 May 2005, 08:44 AM (

just a little less ligntness on photoshop

05 May 2005, 09:01 AM
that is a nice on but i would stay whitrh the old throne the new one looks a bit wishy washy and i like the contrast between the robots and the old enviroment

olivier triboulloy
05 May 2005, 09:14 AM
i understand, if i have time i will make a test with the old one.

05 May 2005, 06:02 PM
arrghhh!!! amazing!, really amazing dude... love the textures & lights, a little more atmosphere wont hurt maybe... good luck dude!!:thumbsup:

olivier triboulloy
05 May 2005, 05:40 PM (

a la prochaine...

05 May 2005, 05:47 PM
Great modelling, cool robots & I love that throne!

olivier triboulloy
05 May 2005, 05:57 PM
merci pour vos critiques les gars...

05 May 2005, 08:46 AM
ils en pensent quoi chez la redoute?...


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