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11 November 2002, 12:13 PM (


I would like to show you a first promo pic for my "Project KILOBYTE"

Please add your comments :)

GRITZ! :buttrock:

PS.: I 've sdjusted pic brightnes

tim THP
11 November 2002, 12:31 PM
:surprised that's some beautiful stuff right there!

love the soft lighting and the robot scuffing!

really nice work - look forward to the rest

Frank Dodd
11 November 2002, 01:17 PM
Great scene and great setting for this character, I've seen him on another of your posts and he looks great in the simple but eyecatching environment under that great lighting. Do you think the scene looks a little dark in comparison to the brightness of the 'sky'?

11 November 2002, 01:20 PM
yes, it is, i just saw it after I adjusted gamma in my comp :(

11 November 2002, 01:28 PM
what can i say my friend, now you have finished him with the the texturing and all. He just looks amazing. Yet keeping a whole simplicity about it. He kind of reminds me of the iron giant, in a very loose sense of course. Looking forward to some more updates and all. Nice web site aswell.:buttrock:

11 November 2002, 02:18 PM
Hi Viollus,

i....i.....i just love this pic!!!
This is absolutely a work of a genius!!

just one thing:
the robot is looking really curious at the cube,
is it because it 's red????
If so, why dont u put a little glow over the cube,
would be nice i think. Just a little glow in the
middle of the cube would enlighten the scene a little,
and a little mor focus on the robot, espacially if the
red would "touch" or better said enlighten the face of
the robot!!!

But this is just the idea of a
which has no idea how to realize his own ideas in his twisted
mind, but tries to give others, which are miles better than himself,
some tips.

I hope u don't mind ;)

greetz H-2-O

PS: really looking forward to an update!!!

11 November 2002, 02:57 PM
the composition is very well balanced. I love the name and the logo... kick ass :buttrock:

11 November 2002, 04:44 PM
Very nice, very nice... I just think that you could work on the robot colors, like making hands little diferent color from the rest of the body to make gestures more redable...
Good work!:applause:

11 November 2002, 05:34 PM
Lightwave render, isn't it?

11 November 2002, 07:20 PM
No, its all MAX with Brazil renderer.

The colors may be changed when i will make a BYTE model

11 November 2002, 02:30 AM
Oh~~~I like the Textureof the character
And the render:bounce:bounce: :bounce:

11 November 2002, 03:00 AM
Nice render!!:thumbsup:

11 November 2002, 03:12 AM
awesome render!

very cool character =)

11 November 2002, 03:12 AM
The character looks great so far. Can't wait to see more pics.

11 November 2002, 04:53 AM
I love this character design, nice work, mam:thumbsup: Keep post up

11 November 2002, 06:02 AM
Max huh? Cool!
I'll check back. Hope to see more of this in the future.
- ME3D

11 November 2002, 06:18 AM
How do you do that lighting? I haven't been able to figure out how to get that kind of fuzzy contrasting reflective look in there. Very nice pic man, can't wait to see more :bounce:

11 November 2002, 06:37 AM
oooh great character man...i wish i could come up with sumtin like that...the style looks alot like wiro's , great work man..
lets see some more pics and wires !:thumbsup:

11 November 2002, 06:59 AM
Awesome! I looove it ! :bounce: Great colors, composition and the rednering! Congratulations !

11 November 2002, 07:02 AM
Awesome character and texture job. What exactly is he being used for?

11 November 2002, 08:40 AM
Very brilliant Idea/artwork!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2002, 09:22 AM
Hi Viollus.

No crits. Looks awesome.

11 November 2002, 10:49 AM
HI everyone! :)

I wanted to avoid overloading scene with effects, i wanted it to ba as simple as possible, but as you can se I enlighted a whole robot a bit :)

THX :)

Generally it's GI with two area lights, one from back and one (wery weak) from right.

rayfusion: <- WPI pictures and wireframe, more promo pics soon

The character is made for "Project KILOBYTE", go to for details, you mey finf something interesting for you :) (I HOPE! :)

Everyone: Thx for your comments, I'm happy that you like my work :)

11 November 2002, 05:33 PM
I like your lighting ;)
I want to see some more pics from your work!! :bounce:

Good continuation

11 November 2002, 05:52 PM
Looks great.
Very nice modeling and lighting.

Only thing I could suggest is to chamfer down the edges on those boxes just a tiny bit... other than that, Great!


11 November 2002, 07:45 AM
Hey nice work! I was wondering if you could tell us all how you got the nice soft glowing edges in your render. I use Brazil also, but I can't seem to get that effect. Keep it up!

11 November 2002, 10:07 AM
Hi ,

its really nice Brazil render..... i wonder whats the render time and settings for this nice render.


11 November 2002, 10:20 AM
Cool, very good, I like it.
seems funny too.


11 November 2002, 11:05 PM
This is just glow efect from max's videopost.

Render time: about 7 minutes (no backbround, rendered separatly)

-Brazil settings:

-Image sampling Controls (P3) -

min samples 1
max samples 2
jitter samples 0,7

-Global Ilumination-

Shade rate - min: -3, max: 0
Sampling control - viev rate: 10, bounce: 1

rest of settings is defoult.


11 November 2002, 02:18 AM
great work. very playful.


11 November 2002, 02:28 AM
:applause: THat is a very very nice model and character especially since iam a big fan of just robots. THIS is awesome. CAN't wait to see more KEEP UP THE WORK! :scream:

11 November 2002, 02:45 AM
YAY!! Cool design. Got any more images of this guy. Only crit is it's a little hard to make sence of the proportions because of the overlapping in the pose. Awesome teaser image though.

11 November 2002, 03:53 AM
Really dig this character, he reads very well, and I think I like it because it's simple and well made, the scene isn't overally complicated and it's very nicely lit :)

The only thing I would like to see now is more renders :D

You have recieved the CGtalk choice award. Please feel free to display this image anywhere you like :) congrats again, well done

P.S. if you need a different background, please send me a PM with the RGB values.


11 November 2002, 04:08 AM
Great work Viollus, looking forward to more updates.

11 November 2002, 04:08 AM
I like it! And I would like it even more if the cube he's holding was a Rubik's cube. It would make more sense too. Just a thought..

11 November 2002, 04:33 AM
I'm not very good at this.. A bit rusty but here goes

Bardzo Wadne

Jia dopiero zacynam. To jest moi piewszy mieshonc. Fainie jest zobachecz ctosz z polski co to samo robi

Really nice job. I'll look forward to seeming more of your character in action.. Chesc

11 November 2002, 04:52 AM
i love that style of music on your website, what band is that, and what are some similar bands that play that style? just curious, hope you don' t mind. great pic also:buttrock:

11 November 2002, 07:20 AM
:eek: POWER!! :buttrock:

11 November 2002, 07:47 AM
decent.... :surprised

11 November 2002, 08:03 AM
good ! i like the character. look forward to seeing the animation. :applause: :bounce:

11 November 2002, 08:41 AM
Gratuluje nagrody. Wielki szacunek :)

11 November 2002, 11:38 AM
super!!! naprawde mi sie podoba ;)))

yeah i really like it... when can we see the animation? :)


11 November 2002, 12:22 PM
Wspaniała robota. Moje gratulacje. Nie mogę się doczekać animacji. :buttrock:

11 November 2002, 12:46 PM
Wow. Character looks really cool adn i really like what your doing with the character. Can't wait to see what people come up with.

Oh yes, and the music on your web site is very, very cool.

Also, downloaded the sound file, awsome. It has a reel good feel to it (almost pixar-ish). I can't stop playing it. AAAAugggghh.Is the character only going to be available to max users?

11 November 2002, 03:07 PM
Looks very cool

Looks like he is the little brother to Wiro's robot

Here (

Good job

11 November 2002, 03:10 PM
Could you make a 1024x768 wallpaper with the robot on the right side looking surprised ... ???

Very nice robot...

11 November 2002, 03:57 PM
Yeah Violus, you got a cool award thing, and got featured you da man!

hope you will still come #cgtalk with us little people;)

seriously tho, great image and great character! But I told you that before.

11 November 2002, 04:08 PM
I instantly fell in love with the character! ho ho! He's so likable and innocent/curious looking!! wishing your project success! :bowdown:

11 November 2002, 05:46 PM
I would love to try some stuff with the model you said would be available to download. I think the idea of independantly created mini anims as quoted on your site is an awesome idea. Where can the scene file be downloaded?

11 November 2002, 06:27 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

11 November 2002, 08:40 PM
Beautiful work :)
If it's alright with you, I've made this my desktop picture :P

11 November 2002, 09:00 PM
Yeah, excellent ! :love: :bowdown:

11 November 2002, 09:31 PM
Excellent work! :thumbsup:

but he look sooo lonely:p

11 November 2002, 11:26 PM
HI all!

WOW! I was awarded! :)
thank you guys, you make me work more and more on this project, and I LOVE it!


You can find WIP picture here: and some more at in gallery section


Greate idea! thx!


Dziekuje ci bardzo, it's so nice :)


music for the project is provided by "Jazzda" jazz band


Dzieki chlopaki, nie zawiode was!


Models will be availible in MAX and LW format at the beginning, but as sonn as I will fomeone who would like to help me and convert them for other soft i will put them to download section.


Yes, Wiro's robo was a great inspiration for me.


I'm on it right now :) ,soon.


I WILL! i love you guys :)


KILO's MAX file wil be availible at in about two weeks, but please wait until I will put there BYTE and music and sfx files.


Not for long :)

Thank YOU all guys, you are GREATE!

11 November 2002, 11:36 PM
cool...i bookmarked the page...and wait with bated breath

11 November 2002, 01:35 AM
Indygo, here is a wallpaper for you, hope you like it

11 November 2002, 01:37 AM
*Plop* -on the desktop- :)

11 November 2002, 04:15 AM
Very cool wallpaper! :thumbsup:

Nice pose to! Anything soon with Byte? Cause of this robot I might start one to join you. If my schedule permits it. I'll do my best!
Anyone else join you in your concept?

Keep on posting WE like it a lot! hehehe :buttrock::thumbsup:

11 November 2002, 11:46 AM
Wow... very cool concept with the whole idea of a community based animation program. Very very cool... I love it.
Keep up the good work man, and pass on some congratulations to the rest of the team. :)

11 November 2002, 12:10 PM
great work...:applause: ....looks like a roboter from duck tales..*LOL*

cool stuff...:thumbsup:

11 November 2002, 04:22 PM
Every time I play that sound file it brings a smile to my face, its so addictive. I noticed that it was ver_3. does this mean that there are a version one and two out there somewhere? Can we hear them....please;)

An Erased One
11 November 2002, 04:43 PM
Really nice Work! :applause:

And yeah, that music is great!

David Coombes
11 November 2002, 05:24 PM
Excellent!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Can't say more!


11 November 2002, 08:58 PM
:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: : :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: Yeeeeee, thats so very coool!!! Cant wait till we can see some animations....:p

11 November 2002, 11:36 PM
how did you texture this peice how did you go about making it could you expalin how you did this in assuming photoshop

11 November 2002, 05:52 AM

11 November 2002, 01:20 PM
Very very nice. Tell us more about the project.

11 November 2002, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by Viollus
Indygo, here is a wallpaper for you, hope you like it

Thanks !

But (!) if it's not a problem, could you make him with the cube holding it in the hands and with a face like on the promo pic that strated this topic, and make him BIGGER :) but still on the right side ?

... am I asking too much ?

p.s. will the available model for download be riged ??

11 November 2002, 04:04 PM
Ok, i will make a new wallpaper soon, about the model; yes, the model will be riged, but if you want to do it by your self, there is no problem to delete my riging, and do it by yourself :)

11 November 2002, 05:53 PM
Is the model rigged using character studio or bones?

11 November 2002, 10:20 PM
Just bones, no CS.

This will be just my proposition of rig, i kbnow every one has his own style and techniqe, you may find my roging a little strange, but like i said, it's just a proposition


I basicly used techniqe simmilar to one showen in tutorial on Wiro's page you can find some greate stuff there.


11 November 2002, 11:10 AM

11 November 2002, 09:02 PM
awesome work, very remenicent of that big cold-pill guy from that one white blood cell movie (with Chris Rock's voice, can't think of the name tho) Anyone know what animated movie I'm talking about?


11 November 2002, 11:08 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

11 November 2002, 11:45 AM
Its good to see some stylization that actually works. and it works really well... nice lighting, great character. hope you're also a good animator.

11 November 2002, 03:42 PM
THX everyone, first animation tests soon, (just finished rig)



11 November 2002, 07:21 PM
That's the one !

Thanks a million Viollus !!!


11 November 2002, 07:02 AM
thats kewl, I like the lighting.

11 November 2002, 06:24 PM
really nice:beer: :beer:

11 November 2002, 08:04 PM
lol..... hes still figuring out that cube.... :thumbsup:

really well done :bounce:

01 January 2003, 03:41 PM
Looks like the last post for this thread was in November. But I wanna keep it going. This stuff looks great. Any new progress? And are you looking for people to join you with this creation? I'd love to help out if I can. Let us know.


01 January 2003, 09:44 PM
Very well done, can't wait to see the byte character!:thumbsup:

01 January 2003, 11:26 PM
I have some problems with projects server, but i hope i'll deal with it soon.

Also, I'm about to start family :) so I'm little short with time :)

I started modeling Byte, but it's conceptual modeling, nothing to show rigth now...

01 January 2003, 11:34 PM
Hey, I love the character design. Can't wait to see byte. Nice concept. Would love to see animation when its done!! :applause: :applause: :bounce: :bounce:

02 February 2003, 03:28 AM
great character..luv the textures

02 February 2003, 01:52 PM
dude, that is sooooooooooooo awesome

i love the texures and the lighting

the "world" he is in is quite amazing

great work!!!!!!!

02 February 2003, 11:15 AM

Allright, if anyone would like to give it a try, you can download KILO's model (max version) with complete set of textures from projects main page

I hope you'll like it :)

02 February 2003, 03:01 PM
nail? polish? or just a lot of polish people into 3d?:curious:

02 February 2003, 07:01 PM
Is that max file ver. 4 or 5? I just tryed it with 4 and it wouldn't open. Any ideas?


02 February 2003, 08:11 PM
download section and...nothing ?!?

02 February 2003, 08:18 PM
I have the same problem.

I get 2 missing "things"

1. ViewportMenager.gup
2. boolcntrl.dlc

or is it becouse I'm using MAX 4.2 ?

02 February 2003, 10:59 AM

KILO was created on MAX v.5

BABY: whot do you mean nothing? :)

02 February 2003, 02:39 PM
when it loads it says "can`t find Brazil" fair enough, I don`t have it, click open, it does, and they a lot of things are broken, the rig is broken, the mesh is kinda funny, for example the eye are huge, and the same with the jaw...

the model is very cool.. wonder what went wrong?

02 February 2003, 03:22 PM
i'm lovin this guy, definately my favorite type of character style

02 February 2003, 03:24 PM
Oh, sorry for this, I will try to find out whot is the problem, does anyone else have the same problem?

07 July 2003, 09:05 AM
Great modelling and texturing,
OK, I don't have Brazil,
it's asking for FR as well, which I don't have either,
About the rigging, did you give it a try??
Like moving the body gives strange head-movements,
You skinned?? Why not parenting??
Would you mind if I gave the rig a try?? (bones, no CS),


07 July 2003, 01:07 PM
Are you using Windows 2000?

Because it might be this:

Max & Win2K Servicepack 4 (

Cheers on the model, very cool.

08 August 2003, 12:26 PM
I REALLY like this kind of lighting and the character is very colorful.

07 July 2005, 10:18 PM
Amusing character:).Fine work.

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