View Full Version : HCM 8 - Keanu Reeves as Neo

03 March 2007, 07:20 PM
Hey all

So this is my entry . it's a good contest to sharpen some of my organic skills .
I hope I could finish this one .
It will be done in LW and later on on zbrush . I'll do only the bust .
so here a quick start 3 hours of making a base mesh and some ref .

Good luck Everyone !!!

03 March 2007, 01:48 AM
It's start to get a little the right look for neo , but stills a lot of issues - near the mouth
and etc... ,

03 March 2007, 02:20 AM
here is another ref for ya. its from a 3d scan done for matrix.

03 March 2007, 02:37 AM
Awesome, I want a 3D scanner, but it's got about as much personal use as a photocopier. Photorealistic 3D butts. How's that for high-tech time wasting?

As for the current status of the model, it looks a lot like Keanu. You've got the weight and slender aspects of his face, but for some reason his eye sockets seem a little flat. You've got to throw a couple of spheres in there to represent his eyeballs and model around them. The ends of the eyelids go further back towards the center of the head. Other than that, it looks great. I can't wait to see more.

03 March 2007, 02:37 AM
Wow ... Thx mashru :thumbsup: This is sure will help me a lot thanks for the share .
(it will gives me something to look for as I model )

03 March 2007, 03:37 AM
hey your welcome. i actually found another old video in my ref. this is a rendered turntable of 3d neo :)


03 March 2007, 07:38 AM
here is another ref for ya. its from a 3d scan done for matrix.

holy crap batman! don't do that, I thought that was the entry - I would ahve packed up shop right then and there.

Doch - good luck, looks like you have a nice start, can't wait to see the zBrushin'


03 March 2007, 11:43 AM
Wow.. Thx so much mashru , May the sun shine on you every day .
in the last few days I become a matrix freak searching over the net for keanu pics
this is very helpfull , I will watch that over and over until my eyes go out :) .

Thx SantoAnderson :) Thx for the advice I really hope it will come out good .

Thx Diabolos :) and good luck to you too .

I made a small zb test to see How much I will need to detail the base mesh before
I start sculpting .
No ears right now and something wrong with the eyes , oh well ... I got a month to
sort it out .

03 March 2007, 12:35 PM
holy crap batman! don't do that, I thought that was the entry - I would ahve packed up shop right then and there. would of fell in such a depression, that I was about to call my boss and tell him I'm leaving for the rest of the

goodWork so far Doch, SantoAnderson has already summed up the things to work on....keep it coming....


03 March 2007, 11:03 PM
Yeah, eyes can be funky to look at without eyeballs. It might just look weird because of that, on the other hand they are in a kinda mid-squint pissed-off Keanu look. I guess if that's his neutral pose, you'll have to use it.

03 March 2007, 01:40 PM
Thx Binder :)

Thx SantoAnderson :) - "mid-squint pissed-off Keanu look" he he.. this sentence
made me laugh lol :thumbsup:

O.K a little more tweaks and I think I can go to the next fun stage - sculpting .
I wanted the base mesh to have the look of keanu reeves before I start sculpting ,
even though my mesh is a little bit too dense ,
it will also make my life easier as I sculpt , cus I don't want to sculpt
it to death , but just to add the fine details that will make it more to look like keanu .

I've added some eyeballs just as a place holder for now . and a wire to show that
the mesh is nice and clean .
Later on I'll make a cool Neo matrix sunglasses

03 March 2007, 03:04 AM
Coo.....ol Sunglasses update :)
it took me a little time cuz I'm working on a second movie icon entry to come .
but I think now my mesh is ready to some sculpting in ZB . (

03 March 2007, 03:10 PM
looks good...keep it coming....


03 March 2007, 04:00 AM
the specs look great, man.
I also liked the shader that you put on the bust... but that's obviously not the issue
here :p

can't wait to see more progress. (And good luck with the other model)

03 March 2007, 06:50 AM
Thx Binder :)

Thx mangash :)

O.K... I Started to sculpt really little by little trying to define Neo Face Curve .
I think the hard part will be in the area of the eyes , cus it's always cover with
sunglasses .
Later on I will pore in the wrinkle and all the small skin details . but everything will
be subtle . (still , he is a young man :) ) (

03 March 2007, 01:39 PM
A Nice Beauty Render to keep my topic alive :)

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03 March 2007, 01:49 PM
Looks good so far!

04 April 2007, 09:50 AM
nice work

good luck...

04 April 2007, 04:55 PM
Thx Folks :)
I found it hard to makes it resembel - I do'no sometimes it's more like keanu in real life
and sometimes it's more like Neo in the movie , maybe it cus most of my ref of
Neo from the movie are low res' and I using ref from his real life .
well... as always comments are welcome . (

04 April 2007, 08:10 PM ( (

hope these may help

04 April 2007, 02:44 AM
Thx TheOnlyWoj :) - it helps a lot .

just small update - now he looks a little more organic and alive I think ,
and not sculpty . but still alot of work need to be done . (

04 April 2007, 11:41 AM
Looking strong. I think you may have a few problems with the corner of the mouth. I think it should fade in a bit more.

04 April 2007, 06:26 PM
Roberto's Bullhorn: One week to go! (

Just an FYI.


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