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09-05-2005, 08:57 AM
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09-05-2005, 09:06 AM
Hi everybody !

This is my first entry in a cgtalk challenge....good luck to everybody !!!

09-05-2005, 09:10 AM
Hi everybody !

This is my first entry in a cgtalk challenge.....good luck to everybody !

09-05-2005, 09:24 AM
good luck superslug

09-05-2005, 09:49 AM

09-08-2005, 02:08 PM (

this is the idea:
man has given life to a robot which carries out the cycle of human life, ending a pregnancy by acting as an incubator. The robot can feel maternal feelings and from its evolved intelligence a sense of revenge of motherhood could emerge. This event is spectacular because it hits and puzzles at the same time.
The evolution process is so overturned that we could think about an inverted creation process, where man is generated by robots.

09-08-2005, 02:14 PM
Hi guys! After two days during which i've been thinking of some intersting ideas, at last i was inspired...

soon i'll show you a colored sketch!

09-08-2005, 02:25 PM
A "living incubator". That's a nice idea. I am keen on seeing more :)

09-08-2005, 02:49 PM
Interesting and frightening idea. What are your thoughts on a background environment?

09-08-2005, 03:10 PM
at the beginning i thought to collocate the robot on a confortable sofa..but at the moment i'm not sure of this..I also like an asectic location..

09-14-2005, 03:58 PM (

hi all..
now i'm modelling a simple woman body to import in Zbrush..tham i'll refine and transform it in a robot.

09-14-2005, 05:17 PM
an exceptional concept! like the pose in the concept sketch!

09-14-2005, 08:03 PM
yeah,damn this one loox really cool..nice concept,and nice pose,dude! goodluck and keep it up!

09-14-2005, 08:59 PM
good progress . hope to see the head model .what`s ur software?

09-15-2005, 08:47 AM
thanks for your encouragements guys! i will update new images soon...

For Ramtin_moom: I use maya 7, and now I'm learning Zbrush :thumbsup:

09-15-2005, 09:04 AM
i like the idea. :thumbsup: hope you can give your robot a kind emotion... :p

09-15-2005, 11:28 AM
yes..the robot expression is the most important part of my image...the robot is a mother and love his baby...

thanks all for your opinions!

09-15-2005, 02:36 PM (

a little update of my model..

09-15-2005, 03:40 PM (

a little test for the stomach..

09-15-2005, 04:05 PM
interesting ..where did you find that idea?

09-15-2005, 10:08 PM
Otginal & attractive concept!

Good luck:thumbsup:

09-16-2005, 08:36 AM
thank bahman :) ..

For Niki: Ciao..sei italiana vero?

09-16-2005, 08:59 AM
That is a relly great concept and idea. If you can make it the same gentle, expecting pose as in the sketch it will be a nice mood for it I think. Really good start, I will follow :thumbsup:

09-16-2005, 10:29 AM
For Niki: Ciao..sei italiana vero?

si! ..sono pugliese :)

waiting for more updates ..kee it up!

09-17-2005, 05:32 PM (

this is the hand..not finished yet!

09-17-2005, 06:58 PM
the model is looking good! and nice proportionate hand modeling :thumbsup:

09-18-2005, 12:09 AM
Hi superslug. Interesting. :applause:

I will like to see the finished model with all textures, lights and FX. What background are you going to use?.

xbo :scream:

09-18-2005, 12:20 AM
Very nice concept idea, nice scetch too. good luck and hope to see more.

09-18-2005, 05:44 AM
*steals the hand wire*

That will be very helpful when I model my hands. I now see how you lay down your edges and all :D

09-18-2005, 11:28 AM
thanks all!..Updates coming soon..:thumbsup:

09-19-2005, 02:36 PM (

hi all.. a little update on the arm..
The head coming soon!

09-19-2005, 02:52 PM
I wish my PC would give birth to a new BOXX workstation. maybe I should leave the laptop near it at night!

09-19-2005, 03:20 PM
I wish my PC would give birth to a new BOXX workstation. maybe I should leave the laptop near it at night!

yes! may be....:thumbsup:

09-21-2005, 12:44 PM (

now i'm modelling the head..

09-21-2005, 01:40 PM
hey superslug,

really interesting concept, but i just wanted to comment on how good your head model is, i know its only a wip but the propoertions are really good, obviously lots to detail but the shape and proportion is real nice....any chance of some wires..

keep up the good work I look foreward to seeing how it develops..

09-21-2005, 06:00 PM (

wip head..

09-21-2005, 09:11 PM
Hi superslug. Congrats really clean Mesh.
I'll keep 2 eyes on your work.

xbo :argh:

09-22-2005, 02:20 AM
interesting idea, and scary too. hmm, does the robot have to eat as well i would think?

09-22-2005, 08:17 AM
looking good. :thumbsup: waiting for updates. :bounce:

09-22-2005, 08:23 AM
Really nice, and thanks for sharing your topology, it's impressive.

I wonder if that girl has any idea how many times she's been modelled in 3d? :) Looks like your the man to do her justice though. Great work.

09-22-2005, 01:08 PM (

wip robot..

09-22-2005, 01:11 PM (

wireframe of the wip robot..

09-22-2005, 01:17 PM
Awesome modelling here. The topology is excellent all I can say that you'r doing perfect job on that body.

Congrat and can wait to see more of this , best wishes and have a lot of fun

09-22-2005, 01:27 PM
thank guys!

now i'm going in Zbrush to refine the model..

09-22-2005, 01:56 PM
Hey superslug, this is your first entry in a cgtalk challenge? Where have you been friend? You and your work are very welcome here. Great work.

09-22-2005, 01:57 PM
Very good modeling. I can't remember ever managing to make a decent ear :cry:

How do you plan to get the "robot look" on a single-skin mesh?

09-22-2005, 02:14 PM
i like the modeling, but the concept is almost identical to an image a friend of mine made
she is called niki, i think she posted on your thread, but in italian, so i didn't understand

09-22-2005, 02:24 PM
Nice concept. The model also is very good, good work so far. :thumbsup:

09-22-2005, 05:33 PM (

some test with zbrush..

09-23-2005, 10:38 AM (

this is the head of my robot..without cyborg component.

09-23-2005, 11:10 AM
looking good, but i think the eyes are to close to eachother ... ;)

09-23-2005, 11:21 AM
Nice start but I hope to see the next
great job:applause:

09-23-2005, 05:11 PM (

a little test with antropus skin shader..:-)

09-23-2005, 05:57 PM
Hi superslug. I agrre with Mac again. The eyes are a little bit to close. But Mac we need to keep the concept. I think should be ok like that. May be she's sad.

What do you say superslug?. Do you want to keep that Mom sad or happy. If you want to make happy, i think to need to open her eyes more.

Glad to see your nice work.

xbo :scream:

09-23-2005, 08:00 PM
Great work superslug, cool shader.. keep it on!

09-24-2005, 10:42 AM
thank you all guys for your opinions..

Nemirc: i'have planned to put some cables on the back of the head
there will be also some soft joints on the body.... to get a cyborg-like look.

kotsos: even if the subject is the same... i think that the concept is cyborg give life to a human baby not to another robot.. the inspiration came from the matrix series and from asimov's books...i've seen the image of nikki and i think is very nice... but i tryin' to give to my cyborg a little more of human look.
there are only some cables inserted on the skin.... i dont want to put any metal element...

Mac_andre/ 2xbo: now the robot have a neutral facial expression..later i'll shape the expression.... so i dont worrying to much on the eyes...she'll have some kind of sweetness on her face.

10-02-2005, 02:25 PM
Wow, che bravo!

... parliamo l'inglese, this really looks interesting, and I want to see the cable thing.

She will have human skin or an artificial skin look like I Robot and Ghost in the Shell Innocence? the white plastic look?

The test with antropus skin shader looks great!

See Ya

10-03-2005, 12:44 AM
Chis charles y ese milagro que andas por aquí :beer:

10-06-2005, 03:10 PM (

i'm modelling the mecanism of my cyborg..this is a wip test

10-07-2005, 10:42 AM
Hey superslug. Looking great so far, her face is so soft and nurturing, I think you really hit the nail on the head there. I love your concept too, will be keeping an eye on this thread ;)

10-07-2005, 03:23 PM (

wip head

10-07-2005, 04:27 PM
She reminds me of TRON :D

10-07-2005, 04:39 PM
This is an incredible face model. My only crits are that the hole in the ear that leads to the ear drum on your ear should not be where you have it... Also, the bottom lip of the character seems a bit large, but I guess some person out that may have a large bottom lip so I'll let that slide ;) Good work so far!

10-10-2005, 02:45 PM (

this is a part of the my robot a wip

10-10-2005, 02:56 PM
Wow, nice mechanism on her head, very well modeled! keep it up!


10-11-2005, 01:46 PM
It looks nice to me. Good topology and great idea

10-11-2005, 02:07 PM
Really cool. I love the button, (what do you call it?) above the ear. Keep up the good work :thumbsup:

10-11-2005, 04:45 PM (

head and nek mechanism..

10-11-2005, 04:49 PM
thanks all for the comments and suggestions!

10-12-2005, 12:15 AM
how about you show us a back view? :)

10-12-2005, 06:05 AM
Hi, cool concept and nice modeling :)
Waiting to see more electronic parts on that model:thumbsup:

10-12-2005, 06:18 AM
the technical parts of the body looking very good. i think the mix between the organic and the technical part of the body is well ballanced. :thumbsup:
imo the ear looks a little bit flat in the moment, but i think you will fix this... ;)

10-12-2005, 10:18 AM
For Nemirc:
since i'm planning to render from the front i didn't modeled much the back. It's not suposed to be seen...

thanks all for suggestion...

10-12-2005, 10:25 AM
Excellent idea, and i very much I love such themes, success!

10-13-2005, 04:30 PM (

this is the belly of my robot

10-13-2005, 04:38 PM
cool modelling,the gap in the stomach reminds me of kris's machineflesh entry! very neat mnodelling!:thumbsup:

10-13-2005, 06:19 PM
This is looking good. I'm picturing a this will look great on the cover of TIME magazine. :)

10-13-2005, 07:23 PM
Heya Tomasso, very nice concept. Great progress so far, making good impression already. Good luck for the challenge.

10-14-2005, 12:20 AM
modeling is very good man! and the concept is too, wow, ill be watching your thread for updates, youre doing it very nice:thumbsup:

10-14-2005, 01:47 AM
The face will hold alot of the expression, but don't forget that the whole body communicates.

Actors often ask "What's my motivation?" You know the robot's motivation. I'm sure that you'l be going through facial settings for some time.

Might I suggest Michangelo's Pieta.

Good luck

10-14-2005, 07:07 PM
Excellent idea and great modeling at this time !

10-17-2005, 05:03 PM (

i'm adding a particulars to my robot with zbrush

10-18-2005, 05:09 PM (

i'm skinnig the model for the final pose

10-20-2005, 03:17 PM (

i'm studing the final pose

10-20-2005, 03:38 PM
This is your first entry??? I think you are making a veryyyyy good image.

Good luck, friend

10-20-2005, 03:51 PM
Are those subdivs or do you subdivide the model after skinning?

10-20-2005, 04:47 PM
thank ilusiondigital ;-)

for nemirc: no the model in this image is a simple poligon version..i'll subdivide it later

10-20-2005, 05:38 PM
Lookin good. for you positioning I was thinking you should have her right hand sort of under the bellie about 7 o'clock(like shes holding it) and her left hand at about 2 o'clock. just enough not to block the bellie, this might give the robot more of a mother quality. Keep going!

10-20-2005, 07:12 PM
I like your concept, good luck! :thumbsup:

10-20-2005, 08:48 PM
hi sergage

awesome modeling there mate! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: really all cool all around here! !
cheers ! continue and have fun mate!

10-25-2005, 02:51 PM (

i'm workin on the cables

10-26-2005, 12:53 AM
Great job so far!!:thumbsup: Any ideas for the backround?

10-26-2005, 01:41 AM
Hey... cool cables, man :thumbsup: Eagerly waiting to see where u take this one, I'm sure it will be awesome.

10-26-2005, 06:01 AM
Excellent stuff !

10-26-2005, 07:34 AM
i love the concept the wiring is commig very cool, very very nice:thumbsup::thumbsup:

10-26-2005, 03:01 PM
The matrix has you :beer:

It's coming along very nicely :D

10-27-2005, 06:22 AM
Hi Tommaso,

Awesome model you dit here! Great meshanic design & the the idea is also very great!

Good luck
Cheers :beer: Alex

10-27-2005, 09:00 AM
Hello Tommaso, your work is going just great, very good job mate.

10-30-2005, 06:10 AM
the modelling looks great. i disagree with where you took the composition tho. i felt as tho the original 2d sketch was a brilliant way to present the concept. the solitude of the mother and child was spectacular in its own sense. this composition with the cables and standing upright has less emotion and it looks like your presenting the model as the focus of the images spectacularity (is that a word?). whereas the original 2d sketch had the pose/rawness as its stronger feature and the model itself just icing on the cake. my favorite runner so far for the 3d challenge. good luck.

11-03-2005, 12:45 PM (

new pose for my model

11-03-2005, 01:13 PM
beautiful beautiful, this will be a sci-fi jewel

11-03-2005, 01:19 PM
very intresting look and nice concept ...myabe it is good for choosing it for machine flesh

maxim capra
11-03-2005, 02:25 PM
very nice pose, great work with weight and gravity. now everything depends on shading and background :) good luck

11-03-2005, 02:40 PM
the pose is mutch better now. :thumbsup: it shows so mutch sensibility, although the handposes have sutch expression. :buttrock:
you may let here look to here belly, imo that will be a little bit better...
:rolleyes: ;)

11-03-2005, 04:03 PM (

i'm studig the final pose

11-03-2005, 04:06 PM
thank all for suggestions and comments..:) now i'm starting to texturing:thumbsup:

11-03-2005, 04:53 PM
yeah yeah much more better ..very lovely when it finish i think.......i guess it is boy :scream:

11-04-2005, 03:37 PM (

test with light..

11-04-2005, 03:52 PM
arrivo tardi... I saw your entry only now.
Impressive modelling :bowdown: very nice figure. Congrats !

11-04-2005, 03:55 PM
nice modeling:p

11-04-2005, 04:24 PM
Greate Idea! And Greate skills!!!

11-04-2005, 04:43 PM
looking awesome now. gl

11-04-2005, 05:02 PM
I don't think the theme really fit the challenge but I must admit you've got incredible skills.
Love the posing and bg.
Nothing to crit really. Maybe a lower point of view, just to test. But you maybe have already test it.

11-04-2005, 05:18 PM
Hi Tommaso,
the modeling of the cyborg is impressive:thumbsup: ! And I really like your last update, wonderful lighting:) . I'm very curious to see this textured!!


11-04-2005, 05:27 PM
Looking Great!:cool: I like the pose. No crits, just props, keep going!:thumbsup:

11-04-2005, 07:20 PM
Beautiful model and pose and light and... well nothing to crit sofar, just keep on posting nice updates. This looks very good!

11-04-2005, 09:11 PM
great! bravo,kewl work,nice lighting and finely detailed! kewl!:thumbsup:

11-04-2005, 10:39 PM
:thumbsup: light looks great. i think the simple background fits very well to the scene...
good job. :applause: :applause: :applause:

11-05-2005, 12:00 AM
Looking so great , machineflesh style :D I like idea, keep working! ;)

11-05-2005, 09:04 AM
I'm continually amazed by the work in this thread - wonderful modeling indeed!
Looking forward to see the rest!

11-05-2005, 09:46 AM
impresive :bounce: nice lighting

11-05-2005, 12:45 PM
Super modeling. Bravo :thumbsup::applause:

11-06-2005, 10:09 AM
so clean and so perfect... yap, I would call that spectacular:)

but I agree with authentic that you can try some lower camera angle.
good luck!

11-06-2005, 11:01 AM
Wow Tommaso! this is already a really striking piece, the pose, the environment and the render all balance the piece well... I must say that her hands could be a little more delicate... not tiny or anything... they just look a little less than feminine to my eye atm... Once again... Stunning:thumbsup: Rock on:buttrock:

11-06-2005, 04:11 PM
Nice lighting! Reminds me of the Master and Servant winner, though...

11-06-2005, 11:19 PM
i believe this piece is going to win Something or/and be published on one of the next books....Amazing:thumbsup:

11-06-2005, 11:22 PM
excellent Tommaso !
This should be great !
Texturing now !

11-07-2005, 05:43 AM
Hello there ;)

I have to say that for some reason that environment feels a little out of place. It feels like she's there isolated from the rest of the wo rld for no reason... :shrug:

11-07-2005, 05:43 AM
Man, I´m just passionated by the last image. Really, I was looking at your thread on the begining of the process, I thought that it was quite interesting an inteligent idea and decided to keep my eye here. You really reaches some beautiful work. I wish you very good lucky.

11-07-2005, 11:51 AM
wow , nice idea !
Good luck !

11-09-2005, 09:36 AM
Yep, agree with everyone else, looking great!
Modeling is impressive, concept's looking real.. Can't wait
to see this one finished. :)

11-09-2005, 10:21 AM
Good idea! And model too good! With impatience I wait for updatings with structures)

11-09-2005, 11:26 AM
ur character modeling looks good buddy.keep it up:thumbsup:

11-11-2005, 05:42 PM
Good Job. I like your modeling.
One thing, make more pipes. She could look more spectacular: a woman, who is happy even if she is completly crushed by machines.
We want to see the next.


11-11-2005, 07:12 PM
Excellent work with posing and modeling,cant wait for texturing also:bounce:

11-14-2005, 05:25 PM
Hi Tommaso, it's good to meet you. This is a fantastic model! And your concept is intriguing too. Kind of like Metropolis x 180.

The expression on her face reminds me of Leonardo's "Madona With Child". Sublime and cryptic -- very well done!!

If you have a moment, I just posted my statue model as a WIP today. I would greatly appreciate any advice you'd care to give me.


11-14-2005, 06:42 PM
it gives me feeling of quiet and peacefull place, I like it :thumbsup:

11-15-2005, 03:51 AM
nice lighting mate~i kinda like the grainy effects.goodluck in the challenge:thumbsup:

11-15-2005, 07:22 AM
wow your work is awesome.great concept,light,model..i'm waiting for the final picture

11-15-2005, 08:48 AM
I love your idea and the general mood of the image...

11-15-2005, 12:51 PM
Very iconic image. Gives the feel of Bjork's AIFOL video. I also like the room environment. It has the womblike feel of Ridley Scott's "mother" in "Alien".
Is the abdominal shell going to be transparent?...

Man! the more I think about your image as I'm writing this the more I'm loving it!


11-15-2005, 02:10 PM
Great modelling and lighting dude.Looking forward to more updates.

11-15-2005, 08:07 PM
nice job! this is my first post, but i have that to praise!!

12-09-2005, 09:10 AM
Hi Tommaso, looks very impressive so far. I love it. Gotta finish it, Man. Eagerly waiting for the final image.

kuma cub
12-13-2005, 04:19 AM
awesome love the concept and the design, cant have enough robots, especially lady robots :twisted:

good job, are u going to texture it later (it looks great the way it is)

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