View Full Version : HARDCORE MODELING: Ray Harryhausen Tribute: Talos

01 January 2007, 02:58 AM
I go for Talos

01 January 2007, 08:20 AM
hey sergio!

-cool, can't wait to see this.


01 January 2007, 01:16 PM
I use a biped and one plane with a picture for reference, so I can model with the right proportions and don't forget anything.

abyss103: Thanks!

01 January 2007, 01:46 PM
Modelling the base mesh, about 1 hour for gather the reference pictures, match the biped and model this few polygons:

01 January 2007, 09:22 AM
Great choice Sergio, Talos has always been one of my faves. Im also looking forward to this.

01 January 2007, 05:20 PM
looking good so far hope u finish this.

01 January 2007, 03:52 AM
Base Mesh, preparing for sculpting...

about 3 hours (since I started to gather references)

01 January 2007, 07:46 AM
seems I am the only one without sculpting tools. Cool choice look forward to seeign teh results of this.

01 January 2007, 12:27 PM
You can use the sculpting tools of Blender, for free!

01 January 2007, 05:49 AM
Not with my video card. No worries really I have a plan B. I am using displacment maps the old way. Just UV mapped bum maps I make in Photoshop and apply them to the model set it for displacment. Works OK. A bit more tedious and better not to go for extreme results. But it is a workable solution for now. In the future I might do some upgrades and do that but not now. I will have to press on. I need more modeling disipline for what I do.

01 January 2007, 10:34 AM
Sweet work Sergio, can't wait to see the sculpted verson.

01 January 2007, 01:23 PM
T page ready (for displacement and texturing)

01 January 2007, 01:39 AM
Hi SergioSantos,

Nice work, looks like a clean base mesh, since the overall surface looks the same, i'd imagine how a procedural approach on the shading for this creature would work out, watch the chest and hips though, other then that, keep it up..!

01 January 2007, 03:48 AM
update fo the torso
15 min sculpting

01 January 2007, 12:37 AM
Wow! awesome dude!!!:thumbsup:

01 January 2007, 03:16 AM
Another update... still needs a lot of work.

01 January 2007, 10:02 AM
Great work Sergio! My only comment thus far from looking at your original reference frame is that some of the proportions need a bit of adjustment. I think the legs and waist look good but I would consider scaling the torso, head and arms up a little built for bulk.

01 January 2007, 10:59 AM
i agree with cameo the torso and especially the hangs seem a bit short.
great sculpting.

01 January 2007, 07:05 PM
the sculpting makes a huge difference - looking very good. Are you going to put him in a scene or just make a model shot? FYI: I have added photos in the reference thread of the actual model.


01 January 2007, 11:34 PM
I was thinking about this pose:

02 February 2007, 12:26 AM
hey sergio,

only the fortune city webhost logo comes up.

02 February 2007, 01:15 AM

it was there when I linked the picture...
well, here I go again:

02 February 2007, 09:32 AM
Yea thats a great shot, the one where he is looking down at Hercules and the other guy is also sweet.

02 February 2007, 03:03 AM
Does anybody know when this finish and how to submit the final entry (this is my first hardcore modelling challenge)

02 February 2007, 04:21 AM
I would shade the model, pose it and post it on your thread and this thread.
The Hardcore Modeling MINI-Challenge #7: Ray Harryhausen Tribute (

and here are the rules on what you need to supply:

For each model 3 Orthographic renders ARE REQUIRED. These renders are for TOP, SIDE, BOTTOM views and a BEAUTY RENDER.BEAUTY RENDER:

Final RENDERS should be rendered at 1600 X 1200 OR 1200 x 1600 in JPG format.(Post only as link) A smaller 800x 600 OR 600 x 800 image should be posted on the threads.


Ortographic renderings ARE REQUIRED for EACH entry and should be rendered at 800 x 600 OR 600x800.

- This means you need to submit renders of the from the Front, Sides (2), Back, Top and bottom.


- I recomentd to aid the voters a turntable rendering of the model. It would have to be done in QuickTime or Windows Media at a resolution of 600 x 400 OR 300 x 200. The render might be done as a Quickshade or Beauty Render.

Please add a brief text description about your piece.
The artist also has to post total length of time it took to do and program used.
Future topics for hardcore Challenges will be picked at random from the list on

02 February 2007, 03:12 PM
OK, Thanks!

It's not finished yet, but I hope to finish it this weekend. pose, shade, complements (sword, structure) ... etc.

02 February 2007, 01:24 AM
update with some rendering, shading...
still needs some work on sculpting and texture.

02 February 2007, 03:48 AM
pose test...

02 February 2007, 02:59 PM
looking cool! Like the pose.

02 February 2007, 06:27 PM
looking cool! Like the pose.
I love your work, This comment means a lot coming from you!

Yea thats a great shot, the one where he is looking down at Hercules and the other guy is also sweet.
Hope you like the pose :thumbsup:

02 February 2007, 12:43 PM
film grain added and some light tweaking...

Rod Seffen
02 February 2007, 12:54 PM
Are you using GI/final gather there? It doesn't really look as though you are.

02 February 2007, 02:31 PM

no GI or Final Gather, only Ambient Occlusion.
I'll do a test with FG, but I don't think that it worth it in my laptop, too much time of rendering.

02 February 2007, 06:01 PM

Very nice looking Talos there, his coloring seem a bit off still but thats ok, probably just my monitor :)
Top notch model

Mine is nowhere near this complete, I might go for a different pose now

02 February 2007, 12:31 PM
Hey Sergio, a while since I've checked out your entry.

Comparing your target frame to your latest wip the main differences I can spot are in his face and arms. The arms seem to bulky and the face looks quite compact (looks more Hulk than Talos to me atm). Think its the nose/chin that are most giving me this impression. As a unique character I think it works pretty well, but it still needs a little bit more work if you are trying to nail the Talos from the film. Keep going :thumbsup:

02 February 2007, 02:46 PM
I think you're right in what you say, I'll try to correct the arms and the head, but I'm running out of time and the character is already pose...

I didn't pretend to make a 1:1 exact copy of the original, I like to add something by myself.
So I like to think that I've made what I felt when I was a kid and I watched the movie... sort of...

I don't know if Mr Harryhausen likes 3D or not, but sure I enjoyed these films and this is a great oportunity to make what I dreamt when I watched the movies.

Thanks for the comments, it still needs some touches.
I'll try to make it a little bit better.

02 February 2007, 11:42 PM
Hi Sergio, I think your putting your own mark on this character and I understand it's from what you drempt after watching Ray's movies. Only I think the eyes need to be more defined, they are kinda lost at the moment. Maybe pushing them a little more oriental could help?

Good luck in finishing him on time any way, nice effort.

02 February 2007, 05:08 AM

I've change a little bit the proportions of the head and the arms.

Rog - I'll look the eyes tomorrow,

meanwhile here is another render

02 February 2007, 02:04 AM
Final entry...
(now I go for DWII)

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