View Full Version : Demo reel 2005 and Short Film

02-07-2006, 04:33 PM
The demo reel

It's composed by full-finished jobs, all done in 2005. There are some things to improve, but I expect to show them in my next reel.

Mirror Link #0(Thanks to Josepzin) ---->42 Mb

Mirror Link #3 (Thanks to Slime)> 42 Mb

Mirror Link #4 (Thanks to Shazam) ----> 42 Mb

The short film

Well, this is harder to explain than the rell I ran it since last days of 2004 till June 2005, as a final work for one of my Fine Arts degree subject. I planned to finish it earlier, but I had a lot of work because of the rendering, so I have just finished it some weeks ago.

I know the animation sucks: I had to do all the animation in one month if I wanted to reach the deadline that teachers drew. In addition, I have no idea about animating...

Anyway, I have learned a lot of things that I've used later, so it was a nice experience

Mirror Link #0 (Thanks Lordloki) ------> 65 Mb


Ok, so I hope you like it. Thanks for reading!

p.s.: you'll need Quicktime 7 in order to see video files.

02-07-2006, 05:04 PM
Awesome job, dude!

Good luck ;)

02-07-2006, 05:28 PM
All your fans here! Fantastic reel. I wish you find a good job with it!

02-07-2006, 05:32 PM
Great job Ballo, congratulations! :bowdown:
I would wish luck but you don't need luck, you need only one opportunity and with your ability i'm sure that you will have it. :)


02-07-2006, 05:33 PM
Great work, clean textures, clean models, etc. Good luck bud.

02-07-2006, 07:58 PM
Congratulations Ballo it is a wonderfull demoreel i only hope that you go up very fast and find a good job as modelmaker

3D Poder power XDDD

02-07-2006, 08:28 PM
Great work man!
Lots of skills.

Good luck

02-07-2006, 08:47 PM
What can I say? Great Work, Ballo. well modeling and cool creatures :)

02-07-2006, 09:04 PM
Amazing modeling. I couldn't say what character is best!. Keep up the good work!. :thumbsup:

02-07-2006, 10:33 PM
Amazing work Dude!! I really like it.

Good luck!!

02-08-2006, 05:40 AM
your modeling is amazing, man ... and ur short animation is so affective ...
nice work .. :)

02-08-2006, 08:47 AM
Awesome modelling! Nice job with the details, love the aesthetic of the short too.
They'll fight for you, that's sure! ;)

02-08-2006, 08:04 PM
Thanks boys!!!:buttrock:

02-08-2006, 08:34 PM
Great work all 'round... I'll need alot more practice to get near to this... can't wait to see more work from you. Have you any other personal project in the pipe-line?

Great characters!

02-09-2006, 04:59 PM
Excellent demo reel. Fairly inspirational for me.

02-09-2006, 07:32 PM
Great work, man. Keep it up! :thumbsup:

02-10-2006, 03:18 AM
Great modeling man

02-10-2006, 03:25 AM
Great modling , I like it

02-10-2006, 03:28 AM
Great modeling , I like it

02-10-2006, 05:22 PM
Awesome! :thumbsup:

Keep up the good work!

02-10-2006, 05:25 PM
Top Modelling mate. Keep up

1 quection how did you do the wireframe to appear in render on max?

Let me know thats

02-10-2006, 06:29 PM
Excellent work, great detailed modeling and expressive and emotive short.

I really admire your works, good luck!


02-10-2006, 08:56 PM
Fantastic work dude!! :applause:

Hey!!, I know you!!, you are the man with the Bag in his Head!! :D

congrats! :beer:

Hey! Cgtalk!! Put this work on the top of the forum now!! :buttrock:

02-10-2006, 09:00 PM
damn school computers - I cannot watch quicktime 7 :( I"m sure it's awesome though, I like the piccies

02-11-2006, 05:00 PM
Solid work there bud, and nicely executed. Best of luck in the job hunt.


02-11-2006, 05:40 PM
Very nice Lobo, i'm sucha lobo fan too :D
good luck

02-11-2006, 06:26 PM
great job on modelings man,i like theire expressions and theire designs...good real:thumbsup:

02-11-2006, 06:30 PM
Congrats on the frontpage man.

Overall great models and very nice shortfilm, man!!!

Best of luck with it!

02-11-2006, 07:11 PM
Great reel, all of the models are really nice and especially the first male model.
the short film rocks to, the paint coming out of the bottle and the paint strokes
were really cool effects.

02-11-2006, 07:15 PM
My confidence is a little bit shaked, after looking at your reel.
Too much "minute" modeling, especially the predator model, Just OMG to me, Do I need to stop rely on 2D texturing?

02-11-2006, 07:16 PM
Master :eek: :applause: :applause: , congratulation for the frontpage

02-11-2006, 07:21 PM
Hey, dude! Congrats on the front page! You've done it! :thumbsup:

Raven X
02-11-2006, 07:38 PM
It's awesome, Ballo... You've made a great demo and a good short..
Soon you'll be on the top!! And congratulations for the frontpage...:thumbsup:

Keep up the good work!!:buttrock:

02-11-2006, 07:57 PM
Impressive work :eek: Where were you hidden? :thumbsup:

02-11-2006, 08:15 PM
love the chars, 5stars !

02-11-2006, 08:20 PM
Impressive work :eek: where you were hidden? :thumbsup:

behing a paper bag, jejeje

Congratulations Ballo :buttrock:

02-11-2006, 08:36 PM
wow man.... GREAT WORK... congratulations and good luck in the future..

My best wishes for you man...


02-11-2006, 09:18 PM
Good modeling !! The mesh of predator look pretty. Good luck! :thumbsup:

02-11-2006, 09:31 PM
woowwwww I´m surprised!!:surprised:blush::bowdown:

Thanks everybody!!! thanks for plugging me on front page!!!

Polybuilder. Have you any other personal project in the pipe-line?

I'm planning to do a hiper-realistic portrait, to concentrate every single thing I've learnt doing the reel and the short films in a one model, and of course for pushing me to the limits.

cgi_dude. 1 quection how did you do the wireframe to appear in render on max?

The wireframe models are rendered in two passes: one with Ambient Occlusion done with Mental Ray, and the other (wireframe pass) was done with VRay and VRayEdgesTex. Once you have both layers, you can compose them in post-production.

Dick Ma.Do I need to stop rely on 2d texturing?

It depends on what you want to show on the shot, even your style. I wanted to force me to detail the models with geometry, so I wanted to guess where were my limits with the polygons

P.D: Thanks IkerCLon...que haria yo sin ti... :beer:

02-11-2006, 09:35 PM
You're welcome, dude ;) I'd do whatever is needed to help a friend :beer:

02-11-2006, 10:15 PM
Great work, Ballo. Very nice and detailed modeling, and great work with textures.

Btw, I really like the background music of the demo :)


02-11-2006, 10:29 PM
Congratulations, Ballo!!!

Good luck...!! and...

...Keep it up!!! :thumbsup:

02-11-2006, 10:29 PM
Excelent demo reel.
Very impressive

02-11-2006, 11:06 PM
Amazing reel!
5 stars for me =)

02-11-2006, 11:14 PM
behing a paper bag, jejejeJejejejeje.
Congrats sensei, you've done it!!!images/icons/icon13.gif

02-11-2006, 11:59 PM
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02-12-2006, 12:44 AM
Very nice reel, I really liked your harpy great inspiration.

02-12-2006, 12:51 AM
Hey man, after all those replies I am dying to see your demo, I already have it downloaded, but the Quicktime player tell me there is some other codec I need in order see it, and it also tells me that needed codec is not available in the Quicktime page,

Anybody can help ???

Thank you..

02-12-2006, 12:56 AM
Wow, very good Job! It's nice well done and So cool :applause:

02-12-2006, 01:02 AM
Nakary, I've used H.264 codec to compress the video, so you'll need QuickTime 7 for watching it ;)

Guys, I'm having troubles with some of my mirrors ('bandwith exceeded' and things like that), so I apologize if you are not able to download the 'high quality' versions of the reel and the short film. I wish I find some mirrors as soon as I can...

02-12-2006, 01:05 AM
"save target As" :D

good work

02-12-2006, 01:14 AM
Really nice stuff here. I especially liked the first model - The Urban Soldier. The jeans with the holes were a nice detail. The Predator model was also very well done, as was the Harpy... Aw heck, I pretty much loved just about all of it. :buttrock:

02-12-2006, 02:08 AM
I really love Lobo in this, he really comes together once viewed with his texture. The hair on him is so good I thought it was painted!
Keep it up mate.

02-12-2006, 02:55 AM

It is just a kind appreciation from me, just your modeling is so in detail that can replace 2D texture.

Just currently I have my own character creation, that would like to do that "net clothing" like your predator. At the first time I just think 2D texture should be OK for that but now I have to modeling it out because you did it.

02-12-2006, 05:59 AM
Hey Ballo,

congratulations on the front page. I really loved your short film. excellent use of mixed CG styles. Kudos!

- Sam

02-12-2006, 07:10 AM
nice man.. love the lowpoly..
nice job.. congrats..


02-12-2006, 10:47 AM
Congratulations !!

Excelent work.

02-12-2006, 01:00 PM
Well this is one of the best demo reels ive seen yet! Very nice dude, models are perfect! Wish u best of luck in 3D world u deserv it!

02-12-2006, 01:14 PM
Congratulations for the frontpage and the reel Ballo, great work and nice characters ... :)

Great inspiration ... ;)

Laramus Maximus
02-12-2006, 03:14 PM
Hey Ballo!!!

Great Job!! Don't worry about the animation, you have the rest of your life to perfect that part of the trade. Keep working hard! Great stuff!

JD :thumbsup:

02-12-2006, 05:57 PM
Great looking work, I'm a huge Lobo fan, so I was happy to see him in your reel.
I know he's not been terribly popular as of late.

02-12-2006, 07:54 PM
pls people this may be irrelevant but where can i get to talk on a school that i can be advise on to attend for my 3d

02-12-2006, 08:50 PM
Great reel, I just love all the detail you put into the predator model.. especially the spine it carries on its back. Good choice of music, too. :D

02-12-2006, 08:53 PM
very well done! question! how did u do the net over predator?

02-13-2006, 01:04 AM
Very, very, very impressive
Excelent demo reel.

02-13-2006, 02:44 AM
Waydorr, look in the general discussion forum there is a sticky thread about 3D schools.


02-13-2006, 03:32 AM
the models are all brilliantly detailed, impressive work man, well done. :cool:

02-13-2006, 03:39 AM
Great work man! I really like your short. Painting effect are wonderful and also the expression of your man....i can read feelings in his eyes. you doing a great work.

Great idea..and very well done realization.

Congratulation. Bravo!


02-13-2006, 05:56 AM
fantastic work! everything about that reel was superbly done. the models, the music, everything. every once in a while i come across a reel that really inspires me to improve my skill and reminds me of why i love CG. yours did this, thanks.

02-13-2006, 08:29 AM
Congratulations on some exceptional work there! You obviously have some serious talent and patience. :thumbsup:

02-13-2006, 11:48 AM
great job, I've seen the reel and it's amazing.

02-14-2006, 01:01 AM
your demo reel is killer.

and i wouldn't poo-poo your animation skills either, i've seen a lot worse! i thought it was pretty good, and i liked the story as well..

i also really liked the closing music. american beauty is my favourite movie.

02-14-2006, 02:40 AM
Outstanding !

02-14-2006, 10:22 AM
Amazing work Ballo! Congratulations from me (and Kinematix.. hehe ;) ).

02-14-2006, 11:40 AM
some help for mirrors for you just chose the file you like to upload and upload it, the you become a link, where you can share with other ppl

hope it helps

02-14-2006, 12:09 PM
Impressive work Ballo!

02-14-2006, 06:48 PM
Congratulations, Great reel.

very nice Ballo, you're my inspiration, amazing, snif, snif, snif,

I see you in 3DPoder, you Know...

02-15-2006, 05:51 AM
I like your shortfilm!Good direction
nice atmospher
Why don't you work with camera video?
good luck

02-15-2006, 06:14 AM
congrat in ur awesome demo reel.

I only watched the Short-film....This is making me jealous~..hee
The mood is so RIght into my vision & mind.

U did a wonderful short film.

Where do u study now?

02-15-2006, 10:24 AM
Fantastic reel. I wish you find a good job with it!

this good !.....but I do'nt like the two ..

02-15-2006, 01:58 PM
fantastic work men¡

i like the short film, the atmosfer and lighting :D very good :)

and the demoreel is fantastic :) good luck

02-15-2006, 03:03 PM

sorry but the demo reel is not working after i download it, i tried real player and quick time and ms media player and the problem still there i even update my application, and nothing change can u help me please.

thank u

02-15-2006, 05:34 PM
In the short, there's a black edge surrounding the guy. I figur that's from compositing, and that the guy is in a separate layer with alpha channel. Try to make it premultiplied alpha. (If you're using AfterFX you'll just find this as a radio button in the "interpret footage" window).

02-15-2006, 06:32 PM
Awesome! :thumbsup:

Very good work Ballo!

I suppose that you spent long time doing so brilliant work :applause:

02-15-2006, 06:35 PM

sorry but the demo reel is not working after i download it, i tried real player and quick time and ms media player and the problem still there i even update my application, and nothing change can u help me please.

thank u

Try this...

02-15-2006, 06:58 PM
WoW dude! you 've done a really great job! 5stars! I hope you get a job soon in any feature film... good luck!

cheers!....lemons! whatever...

02-15-2006, 07:40 PM
Amazing Demo reel friend

02-16-2006, 05:58 AM
Awesome demo reel... but I am here to point out a flaw on your last character.
On the back of the last character there is a hole that you can see through (When it rotates you can see the color of the horns in the front). Thought you would like to know, it is only noticeable when texture and color is added.

Nice work though!

02-20-2006, 05:13 PM
Graet job!!!... Is envidence.

02-20-2006, 11:13 PM
I've been quite busy this week, so sorry for not answering as soon as I wanted.

I would to thank you every person that has downloaded the reel and the short film. I'm very proud of it.

Thanks, Beho. The alpha-matte errors are now solved in the 'high' version of the short film.

Thanks, Buhby, I gotta check that out.

Thanks everybody again! I'm looking for a job right now

02-22-2006, 01:42 AM
great job, Very good demo reel
5 estrellas
un saludo

02-22-2006, 05:01 AM

am sorry but i install the quick time alternative and the codecs but i still cant watch the demo reel can any body help please?:sad:

thank u


i can just hear the file music.

02-24-2006, 11:58 AM
Thanks Neozenit.

Seedo. download free version

email, download, watch!


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