View Full Version : Characters: Pig and elephant for short film

10-03-2002, 09:22 AM
Hi here one of my new renderings for my shortfilm project.
I am interrested in your opinions:

10-03-2002, 09:51 AM
Wow! :eek:

Our opinions?!? Amazing! Nothing to critic! Perfect! :thumbsup:
Oh yes! One critic! The link to your Website doesn't go to your Website!? :D

Great picture! Show us more!

10-03-2002, 09:59 AM
hups sorry ...
I changed my profile linking to my homepage now...

10-03-2002, 10:46 AM
your models are excellent, they have lots of character, i especially like the style and animation of the fingers on your suited man with the hat from your website. Have you any pictures of your wire frame models to see how you've modelled them, these would be most helpful or would that be telling.

thanks anyway.

10-03-2002, 11:35 AM
I have just one wireframe pic online
Its from the warrior pic in the gallery...

10-03-2002, 01:55 PM
beautiful.....the style is very cool. I especially lik the elephant.

nice work!!!

10-03-2002, 02:27 PM
that's lookin ace man, tho i'm not to sure bout the P.o.V i think the characters lose a lot of their potential in this one . . . any chance of another perspective ??

10-03-2002, 03:41 PM
the character is amazing. just that the scene . i mean the walls of the scene's texture is to high contrast and too much dirt.

but, your works are great

10-03-2002, 03:46 PM
Sormann: every time someone learns I do CG for the first time, I show them cool clips and shorts that I consider my inspiration. the first one i show them is ALWAYS your "I wanted an argument" short. :thumbsup:

10-03-2002, 03:54 PM
Very Nice!!! I like it! But I noticed the elephant 10 seconds after first look. He looks like part of machine. Pig is more identifiable

10-03-2002, 04:34 PM
sormann - Your web page doesn't say what software you use??? I usualy make a habbit of not asking such a question and finding out form the Homepage profiles but you've let me little to go by?

there are verious reasons to ask and reasons not to. Alass my reasons to ask have prevailed...

10-03-2002, 05:05 PM
wild I see these guys on 3dworxx I think is the name :) can you give me some more info so I can put it in the Short Film Repository?


10-03-2002, 05:37 PM
Excellent! :bounce:
And the environment...WOW!

10-03-2002, 06:29 PM
I especially dig the texturing and character concepts!

10-03-2002, 06:30 PM
hi !! it's real that your scene is amazing... but... what is the white light around the pig head ?? i think it'd be better more soft... not white...
:beer: :applause:

10-03-2002, 06:31 PM
I'm a big fan of your work and especially your pig !!!!!!

this is great !!!!!!!!!!!

nb : put back the old stuff you took off from your site !!!! (or send it to me by mail :p )

(Pabbloz, Totich & Stipen...don't be jealous, I love U also !!!)


10-03-2002, 06:35 PM

A new site...

and the jungle is back !!!!!!!!! yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

10-03-2002, 06:35 PM
these are two of the best designed characters I've seen in a long time....great work!

10-03-2002, 06:55 PM
wow, it feels really good to be impressed!
those characters are the best I've seen in a while, very good!
love the other works on your site to..

take care
// fellah

10-03-2002, 07:59 PM
What software?

10-03-2002, 08:40 PM
WOW michael i think michael is your first name :)
u use maya :)

GERMAN: erste klasse was sdu da machst hammer
ich verfollge deine arbeit nun schon seit über einem jahr :) und d wirst immer besser respekt ;)

10-03-2002, 08:59 PM

10-03-2002, 09:24 PM
Awesome !!!
I'm also a big fan since the first time i Saw your work!!!
You're a great artist and your images make me happy to do that job !!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

10-03-2002, 09:41 PM
I like pig and elephant :)

if the animation will be as good as the models, well... itīs going to be fantastic!!

10-03-2002, 09:52 PM

iīm curious, cant see any of the pics and none of the links do work 4 me.

:hmm: :hmm: :hmm:

10-03-2002, 10:36 PM
absolutely stunning.

10-03-2002, 11:33 PM
Omg! That looks so sweet! I agree 'bout the POV though. Looks strange in a still, but since it's an animation you are working on I guess it'll be alright. Great work!

10-03-2002, 11:33 PM
I love the enviorment, great use of lights and shadows!

10-03-2002, 11:45 PM
I think it sucks.

Hi Michi!


Hell no, it rocks, of course.
Too bad I don't sit in the same room as you anymore to bask in your glory!

10-03-2002, 11:45 PM
I'd love to see a mapping tutorial with the elephant..... hint hint.
Mapping is my weakness. :annoyed:

10-04-2002, 12:13 AM
video clips, video clips, video clips, video clips!!!!!!!!

10-04-2002, 12:13 AM
Sweet! :D Great Work, really amazeing. Those character rock :buttrock: ! I really like the style too :D. I agree, though, the POV could be more effective a little diffrent, but the rest is so awesome its no biggie ;).


10-04-2002, 01:51 AM
I'm blown away by everything this guy does...and he does EVERYTHING extremely well. His character animation is some of the best I've seen outside of an animated feature. His character design is original and fun. Not to mention the fact that his modeling and texturing skills are top notch.

I am just amazed that this level of quality is coming from a single individual.

It's difficult enough for a person to be proficient in one aspect of CG, but to be as proficient in so many is truly an amazing talent.

A standing ovation, Sormann. :applause:

10-04-2002, 01:52 AM
really awesome... keep posting!~;)

10-04-2002, 05:30 AM
wow, really cool:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

can't wait to see the anim


10-04-2002, 07:24 AM
Five stars !!!

Great great work

And all artworks on your website is perfect, great source of inspiration... 6 stars ;) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

10-04-2002, 08:37 AM
Excellent, more?!:beer:

10-04-2002, 08:54 AM

I love the characters. My only crit would be the colors
and details of the backround.

Itīs all brownish without many small details. Looks
a bit rushed compared to the characters.
Iīd guess if you take the time and use your
exellent texturingskills it would prove worth it.

Some deformations, variations in diameter, angle and
so on - plus some wicked colors and textures.

Basically it looks as if you spent 3 weeks on each
character, 3 days on the waggon, 2 days on the hall.


P.S: please note that I couldnīt come up with something
like this easily, while I guess you could do better:-)

10-04-2002, 09:09 AM
Your characters are absolutely amazing, they got wonderful expressions, great modelling and the animation is cool too!

Some comments on the posted image though: I can't really figure out the lightning of your scene. As someone mentioned, there is a strange aura around the pigs head and also on the elephants elbow.

I suppose it's meant be a rim lightning to bring your characters to the front of the image but it feels a bit strange cause you can't see any trace of a light source behind the characters. The only light sources I can see in the background are the ceiling windows.

A rim lightning usually comes a little bit from the side, which makes the rim more accentuated on one side, whereas your rim is almost equally strong on the left/right/bottom.

Anyhow, I'm really looking forward to seeing more clips/pics, those characters make me happy everytime I see them!

- David

10-04-2002, 09:17 AM
Thank you for all your replies! (Wow its a lot)
I try to answer your questions:

I used Maya 4 for the picture

The POV is maybe a little bit too low ,maybe I will raise the cam
and turn it a little bit

The contrast may be to high in some areas what can be confusing
maybe I will change the color of the elephant a little...

I really plan to put some anims on my homepage, in fact some of
the anims are finished already ,I just work on the design of the
project section on my homepage.

I really have to tweak the color and contrast of the scene

10-04-2002, 11:33 AM
I'm really impressed with your textures, they really add a lot of depth to your characters.
I agree, the staging of your shot is weak, more contrast between the characters and the back ground is needed, not much , but just a little to make them pop out from the scene. Perhaps bringing the color intensity a little higher on the chracter's skin would make them stand out a bit more.
I really like the texturing that you've done on the environment, it's fantastic.
I can't wait to see more.

10-04-2002, 11:33 AM
Three letters: W O W !

The only character I've seen with clearer personality is the donkey from Shrek. ;)

Marvelous, fantastic, great, cool, original, spectacular, super, genial, a miracle! :bowdown:

10-04-2002, 11:41 AM
Is this image from Alice

10-04-2002, 01:31 PM
Well, i don't know what to say, after all the work that i've seen on these forums i can't be really impressed that fast anymore...but with your work i actually had to get a bit closer to my screen and say ' are sick...' out loud...

Your work is amazing (i really like the feel to all your work (looks really french cartoon style (a bit like the Dupuis or Blitz publishes...amazing))

And your animation is top notch, really excellent work...

10-04-2002, 01:43 PM

Absolutely stunning work and just a pure pleasure to look at. Truely inspirational.


10-04-2002, 03:14 PM
I've seen the pig and elephant characters before, and I gotta say that they are two of the best 3D characters I've ever seen. Amazing work. Love all of the little surface imperfections that really give "character". Awesome awesome awesome.

10-04-2002, 10:34 PM
Excellent work my friend.... Very impressive.
Love the character design and execution.

Cant wait to see more animation!
Do you have any sketches of the original design?

Also, what renderer was this done in? Did you use a 3d paint package as well?

again, great work!

10-05-2002, 12:17 PM
Thank you!
I am working on a section of my homepage related to
this project and I will also show some concept art there.
(I hope the first version is up in two weeks or so...)
I dont use a 3d pait tool ,just photoshop6

10-05-2002, 05:47 PM
What renderer are you using?

10-08-2002, 07:07 AM
nice nice............keep post :beer: :beer:

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