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02 February 2003, 11:32 AM
Thats looking nice Fellah,
I think that little evil look will do him good sort of gollum's multi personallity thats what i like!

good luck and i hope you can enter in time!

After this said only one word : beautiful.

Greetz Willem

02 February 2003, 04:17 PM
That's looking great. I like how the jewelry and accessories turned out. He actually looks more mischevious than evil.

ps-what does the wireframe look like?

02 February 2003, 01:31 AM
thanks alot Willem I'm glad to hear you like him.

muckywetnoodle thanks, glad you like the new style to. I'll upload some wires tomorrow, promise. must get some sleep first..

here's an update:
gonna fix the forearms which got a little screwed up, c&c welcome,
take care

02 February 2003, 02:02 AM
that's too much! the last thing I was waiting for and it fits him so well!!!

..den är jätte bra och fin!

02 February 2003, 02:08 AM
:p :rolleyes: :p ;)

02 February 2003, 03:35 AM
there is something funy about a thing with such giant ears needing a hearing aid.

:) great work as always... just once I wish youw ould make something crappy to make me feel better about my stuff.

Can't wait to see some textures on his ornaments ;)

02 February 2003, 04:07 AM
If you dont mind me saying so...
This character should win!!

02 February 2003, 04:22 AM
no words just win!!!!

fellah - I had asked you about the necklaces. how did you build them?

Mangled Poly
02 February 2003, 05:07 AM
totally awesome fellah i wanna see it all textured now :)

02 February 2003, 05:25 AM
Absolutely fantastic! , you never fail to amaze me man :beer:

02 February 2003, 06:17 AM
fellah wins :airguitar imo

02 February 2003, 10:23 AM
rayfusion : Nooooooooo!!!! Fellah musn't win!!! He is already too much pretentious!!! :D

Great work man!!!
Give him a better pose with the Legs!
And correct the Forarms a little! (In the back view, the Left one looks strange! )

Very Nice!
Hurry up! :thumbsup:

02 February 2003, 09:41 PM
Eman597, rayfusion, Sheep Factory
thanks, glad you all like it! :thumbsup:

woooo, you speak a little swedish? cool! say something else please :D

ehehehehehe :D

yes, you might be right about the earTrumpet and the size of the ears :) but I thought it fitted good(thanks to pabbloz for the earTrumpet idea btw)

Mangled Poly
me to :) I will leave it like this a week or so, and then slowly start to texture the whole body.

luciano berutti
here's a little tutorial I made for you, if there's something you don't understand, go ahead and ask.

Making the Pearls
first, I draw a spline for where I want the "rope/necklace/bracelet/whatever" to be, making sure it matches the body pretty decent.
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then I make the "rope", in a straight position(in this case I made a simple one, but for more detail you can twist it etc.. making it look more like a rope)
with some subdivisions(the more subdivisions = more pearls, you'll see later on why)
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then I run a plugin for lightwave called "c_bend" which will bend the straight rope along the curve, aligning the points/segments evenly.
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now we have our "pearl rope", so the only thing left is the pearls.

you can go 2 ways, depending on the amount of detail/perfection you want. I'll show the simple way first, and later on the "hard" way.

Simple way:
here I "kill" the polygons, leaving only the points. then I merge each "section of points" to an average, this will leave a centered point on each segment of the rope.
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you'll use these points to clone the pearls to. so, make a pearl(or anything else).
put the points in the background, and the pearl in the foreground.
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now I use a function in lightwave called "point clone plus" in lightwave. run it, and choose the appropriate parameters, and ta-tta! done.. now you can keep on adding pearls, changing their size etc..
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"Harder" way:
if you want the pearls to be more detailed, maybe with a hole in the center of them for the "rope" you can do like this.

kill the polygons, leaving the points.
instead of welding/merging them to an average, make a 4point polygon of each segment.
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now, I use another plugin for lightwave called "SP_Clone_LE". basically it clones objects to the polygons, aligning them with the polygons normals.

so, model the pearl. place the pearl you just modeled in the CENTER/ORIGIN(important with this specific plugin if you want the pearls to be centered on the polygons).
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then put it in the Background layer, select the polygons(in the foreground layer) you want to clone the pearl to.
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run the plugin.. and ta-tta! evenly spaced pearls, and they are facing the right direction, with the holes through the rope.
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the end

I worked really hard today to fix the legs, all just for you, my french love.

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probably the final for this challenge, I will keep working on him after the challenge though, and texture him completely.

and here are some wireframe shoots as promised, click the image for larger image: (

take care

02 February 2003, 10:00 PM
oh yes ... thats nice ... i cant wait for the complete texturing :buttrock: :thumbsup: :buttrock:

02 February 2003, 10:52 PM
You powers categoric................( Is this correct ?)

And now for my internationally recognised thoughts on your creation................:love: :drool: :thumbsup: :cool: :applause:

Congrats on a "Fantastic" creation once again Fellah. :beer:

03 March 2003, 01:58 AM
I have no clue what "You powers categoric" mean :D but I'm sure it's something good, thanks alot. hope to see something from you in a challenge, soon :)

thanks swag :)

well, it has been really fun and inspirational this time, I'll probably not have time to join a challenge in 3-4 months now though. but I'll sure check them out :)

guess this is the end.. must.. sleep..

03 March 2003, 02:11 AM
hey fellah very cool update :thumbsup: this is my favourite character on this challenge , i saw all the entries and this is my favourite one , i truly hope you win 1st place because this work is stunning, i would like to see some high qual render of the textured version because i want to put this on my wall (if its possible), good luck fellah :beer:


Mangled Poly
03 March 2003, 03:00 AM
simply awesome:bounce:

03 March 2003, 07:19 AM
Oh fellah, Its a very wonderful creation you've ended up with....again......All those little details and vibrant colors really brought that little B to life!! :applause: ...itsa shame we wont be seeing you in the challenges for a while...or maybe you can't resist it ? :D....I hope you can't resist!!!
I'll be watching for an update on the rest of the textures ....:wip: :drool:

!!!!!noom eht ot ledom ;)


03 March 2003, 11:26 AM
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

03 March 2003, 09:45 PM
J A W D R O P P I N G ! ! ! ! :eek: :eek: :eek: :drool:

03 March 2003, 10:08 PM
This is great man! I love the wrinkles on the eyelids!!! Great work. This is one of my favorites! :beer:

03 March 2003, 03:32 PM
Superb, really, u're models are proper and texture too and finally
the transclucent are wonderfull.
Questions : U use mental ray for render or over?

03 March 2003, 06:18 PM
i think he uses the default render of lightwave...
ps.: Fellah you are the best... good modeling and good texturing and lighting...

I love lightwave and is allways good to see awesome artists like you that use it :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

03 March 2003, 07:23 PM
OOOooops, ok if it's lightwave my question are "obsolet" ;
Lightwave have a good power for rendering default.
Good job man keep it up!!

03 March 2003, 07:38 PM
Mangled Poly, Ech0, - OZ-, b.Schulz, betooo
thanks for your support! :thumbsup:

or maybe you can't resist it ?
ahahah, I think your right about that. I'm really curious of what the next challenge-subject will be :)

i would like to see some high qual render of the textured version because i want to put this on my wall (if its possible)
you mean for your actual wall, or wallpaper? I can make some for wallpapers, but I don't like sending printresolution images over the web.

guess you got your answer from betooo :) thanks for the compliments!

guess I would go ahead and tell everyone that I will be making a couple of tutorials of how I made this character as I've gotten quite some questions about it already. they will be short ones, yet informative.
so if there's anything in particular anyone would like to know, shoot me a mail and tell me what you would like to see, if the idea is good, or enough ppl wants the same thing, I'll add it.

take care

03 March 2003, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by fellah
I can make some for wallpapers
Yeah! You really should, I will surely put one on my desktop.

Originally posted by fellah

guess I would go ahead and tell everyone that I will be making a couple of tutorials of how I made this character
That is great! I'll be waiting for them with impatience.

Your work is great as I said before. This is my favourite entry...

03 March 2003, 09:26 PM
yeah !!!
Tuts and big pictures :)
Of course we are waiting them !!
I just already can't wait for them...
You did some great work,
see you soon...

03 March 2003, 06:35 AM
yes fellah wallpapers for my desktop :thumbsup: would be cool , and yes tutorials is excellent idea ,thanx

Apt Pupil
03 March 2003, 04:13 PM
Hey hey there fellah:) Nice entry you submitted there. He has alot of expression and he has such an interesting, I want to see more of him type personality.

Maybe I'll see you in another comp so that I can crush you there;) Until then, take care dude.


03 March 2003, 04:18 PM
I love this guy oh so much...

If you did tuts or some wallpapers I would be sooo happy.
I love the renderings, so full of life.

Once again you show just how pro you are, definetly one of my favorite entry's.

Congrats on a job well done man!

03 March 2003, 12:58 AM
I'll be looking for the lil'Forest bastards soon I hope Fellah. Now if there were only 6 stars I could give you for this lil'guy,I would.

Excellent once again.:thumbsup: :beer:

Apt Pupil: Nice to see you around again.:wavey: :beer:

03 March 2003, 12:24 AM
*pleads for animation*


GREAT work!

03 March 2003, 04:01 PM
Damn good, 'dlike to see the whole textured character...:beer: :beer: :beer:

03 March 2003, 02:55 PM
Fellah tion .... euh congratulation !
You're a great artist with awesome style !
I love you.

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