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03 March 2003, 07:16 PM (

Hi there...

Here's something i worked on lately. I modelled it in 3DSMax 5.
The model is based on the look of David Beckham. It's not him exactly but it's supposed to ressemble his most recent look.

I didn't work on the soccer ball much, it's just a stand-in for another one with the Diadora design.

It's too bad i can't attach a higher res version, 'cause the limmit is 20kb :o

i'd love to hear some comments and opinions...

03 March 2003, 11:10 PM
Nice! :applause:
but you need change little soccer ball to look better or maybe you view low quality so..
can you post a wirefire?

03 March 2003, 11:51 PM
sweet model dude.

thats a nice pic, nothing wrong with it if thats the style your goin for.

03 March 2003, 06:32 AM
Looks good, but mabe some more detail on the soccerball texture, some seams etc.

03 March 2003, 07:29 AM
Very nice work man. I will not say anything about the soccer ball, because you were going mainly for the character it self.
You did a great job with him, but he does not look like Beckam though. he hair and everything is great, but if you are truly going for a realistic look you will ahve to work on the face some more.
Great job!:buttrock:

03 March 2003, 07:33 AM
look very good but remake the soccer texture (add bump)

03 March 2003, 06:05 PM
oh man..

i didn't want any comments on the ball 'cause i know it sucks and as i said it will be replaced entirely. it's an old model i made like 4 years ago...

but hey! thanx alot for your replies.

i didn't go for a realistic look at all, the aim was more like a cg look. so the textures aren't really complex.

i got to go now...

wireframe and more soon.. :)

03 March 2003, 06:52 PM

03 March 2003, 06:56 PM

i just learned how to put higher resolution files :)
it's a big step for ME anyway...

here r some more images of this character...

03 March 2003, 10:11 PM
and here's the shoe...

03 March 2003, 10:27 PM
That's all really great modelling!!

03 March 2003, 10:27 PM
Dude, how did you put such hi-res images on here with the 2000 byte limit? Please share! BTW: Awesome model! nice work:D

03 March 2003, 10:29 PM
He just used an image tag that links to a larger image on another/possibly his site.

03 March 2003, 10:32 PM
Good Work :applause: :applause:

the head is very expressive :thumbsup:

See my Wip :

03 March 2003, 10:39 PM
I wish to be fast enough to model a Ronaldo or Raul player right now to fight your one :)

Seriously, I like your work :applause:

03 March 2003, 10:41 PM
Good stuff man.

03 March 2003, 10:47 PM
I think the soccer ball needs some motion blur and some bump mapping. Great work, and awesome pose.

03 March 2003, 11:05 PM
Almost whole pic needs motion blur, especially legs and hands, and of course ball;), that should add some feeling of motion, now it's a bit still. And of course some more substantial background would be nice. Anyway, very nice, I like it :thumbsup:

03 March 2003, 11:37 PM
wow he really looks like beckham with hes shaved head :thumbsup:

03 March 2003, 11:41 PM
idvah, can you not read? the soccer ball is NOT the real one.

great picture, i love it

03 March 2003, 12:03 AM
I think the pose is a bit weird. His torso his set to hit the ball with his LEFT leg imo. Its a bicycle kick for his chest but his legs are doing an overhead kick.

But thats a great bit of modelling there.

03 March 2003, 12:07 AM
why is everyone saying bad things about the ball ?!? - he clearly said TWICE that it is only a 'stand in' and will be replaced w/ a better one - come on ppl .. .. . . ... CgEye; i like the look the character has going, he's obviously not photorealistic, but he's very stylized and i like that - nice action pose too - and your texturing is great, espescially on the shoes. azazel makes a good point, put some motion blur on him and post another pic

03 March 2003, 12:23 AM
I like the pic, not familiar with soccar so I'm not sure about the validity of the pose and such. Looking forward to seeing it with the real ball substituted.

03 March 2003, 12:32 AM
awesome stuff. but one thing that i'm seeing too often in CG works is that the mouth is never open. a prime example is in the FF X-2 trailer fmv's where yuna's shooting whille in mid-air. there's hardly an expression on her face. considering that she's trying to kill something, wouldn't she at least look pissed or scared that she's falling? as for your work, don't you think that his mouth should be slightly opened? just nit-picking. like i said-awesome work!

just do 3d
03 March 2003, 01:25 AM
I know a lot of our buddies that dont live in europe may not know what David beckham looks like but I can say you have made an uncanny resemblence, sure it's a little cg looking but you have the model, texturing will add the stubble etc. I would like to see him in a stadium setting with all the flood lights. Proffesional footballers dont do too many bicycle/scissor kicks in practise to prevent injury. great work :buttrock:

03 March 2003, 01:43 AM
Nice work.

Now how about a angry fergie in the back throwing boots at him?! :thumbsup:

03 March 2003, 02:30 AM
nice model man....

its just the project i am gearing to work on. I am starting work on a short soccer cinematic style - music based.

I have started work on model the stadium....cloth tests for goal nets...etc...i`ll begin modeling the soccer player soon...your model is a good inspriration!

cool work...

Michael Chen
03 March 2003, 05:20 AM
Nice pose :)

Anyway who's David Beckham? (soccer player?)

Is he really famous?

03 March 2003, 05:27 AM
that s beckham allright !! :bounce:

03 March 2003, 05:54 AM
I have to say I don't like the way the pants look.Other than that is great.Keep on your good work!

03 March 2003, 05:58 AM
Originally posted by edaddy
why is everyone saying bad things about the ball ?!? - he clearly said TWICE that it is only a 'stand in' and will be replaced w/ a better one - come on ppl .. .. . . ...

on a side note edaddy, have you noticed this is happenning a lot lately on the boards ? posters just don t read anymore, like when someone posts a model and clearly states it's a modeling job, responses go like "will you texture him ? will you animate him" and so on. weird.

03 March 2003, 07:17 AM
great action shot...

Something seems a bit off with his left knee. The way it is bent seems a bit rubbery.... :hmm:

03 March 2003, 07:42 AM
Love the leopard thong, nice angle of the soccer player kicking.

03 March 2003, 07:50 AM
i like the shoes, really well done.

Great "action" <---a boog way to describe methinks

Chaos Maximus
03 March 2003, 08:07 AM

it looks really nice,

i need to comment on some of the other things i have seen in this post.

first, this is his work and part of that is deciding what it will be, its obviously not realitic, ex. there isnt ground . and there doesnt need to be motion blur, if thats what it wants, its somthing differnet to see this kind of sharp snaphot in time, you dont see that in reality.

not as aggresivly... i think its fine without a surrounding, i dont think it needs to be surrounded by a whole game.

i really just think stuff like this is up to the artist.

i agree the pants look a little funny, to thin mabey, you may want to use solidfy on them, that would help with that.

if you havent seen it, yes i read the posts so i know you are planing on ralacing the ball, there is a tutorial at which yields verrry nice results, in 2 hours or so, very real looking. hope it helps and i dont mean to be a pain

have fun, good luck

03 March 2003, 08:58 AM
Great work !!
But you shouldn't say that it's beckam if it's a job for diadora, you could get sued.... of course i guess it's ok if it's personnal. :)

And how did you do the hair ?

03 March 2003, 09:28 AM

03 March 2003, 10:04 AM
very nice work !!!
especially the face and the cloth...

03 March 2003, 11:09 AM
David beckham is a very famous football player from England.
Didn't you watch the worldcup? He is absolutely adored in Japan.

but i think he is a bit overhyped

p.s - this is a reply to the guy who asked who beckham was

03 March 2003, 11:13 AM
i think the movie bent it like beckham just came out in the US if you re interested, english comedy (fun and groovy.) :p

03 March 2003, 12:00 PM
Incredible work here bud, I really love the illustrative look you achieved. When you have the ball finished send me the update pic so I can update that in the gallery :)

You have received the CGtalk choice award .Please feel free to display this image anywhere you like! Incredible work.

upon receiving this award, it guarantees you a spot in the cgtalk gallery hall of fame ( - which you are now placed

P.S. Please email me @ for the award .psd file


03 March 2003, 01:06 PM
This looks bad ass!!!!!
The only thing i notice... it doesnt feel like there is enough power in the hand pose's.
but other then that....... :beer:
f-ing bad ass!

03 March 2003, 01:47 PM
wow.. congrats 9on the award :)... great job you did there ... :)

03 March 2003, 02:22 PM
Oh yeah, don't forget some motion blur ;) for that added realism ;)

good job


03 March 2003, 06:03 PM
wow, thanx everyone.

First of all, i wanna thank my parrents for having me and everyone who supproted me throgh the years.... :))

just kidding, thanx a lot Lildragon for the award :)

Eman597, edaddy and fango - thanx for fighting my battle against the soccer ball comments :thumbsup:

aazimkhan - good luck with your work...

more issues that came up...

1. the hair is made by 12 patches with opacity and color maps i made in photoshop, i was really surprised by the fast and satisfying results of this technique. i really thought alot about how to aproach the hair.

2. i don't think i'll add motion blur, actually what someone said here about the pose being wierd is true. the kick is supposed to come from the left leg in this kind of kick, but the client was really happy with this pose so what the heck :))
maybe i'll change it for my own sake.

3. the work is not for Diadora but for a local company that got the rights to use their name. it's a risk i'm willing to take. keep a low profile for me :p

Lildragon, i'll update the thread with a better looking ball soon...
thanx again.

03 March 2003, 03:10 AM
i think it's good work, and how many more people are gonna say something about the ball??? that's annoying. plus i think it totally looks like Beckham. cheers, tav

04 April 2003, 04:29 PM
greaT! and with all those wires, im convinced! greaT!:bounce:

08 August 2005, 12:49 PM
Absolutly fantastic design ..

David Beckham as u'll never c.

n his underwear !!!


09 September 2005, 01:32 PM
Very nice, maybe you could add more muscles to give him a more athletic look. I think the hair is great, it gives the piece more movement because its as if its moving as he moves. Great modeling overall!

09 September 2005, 06:39 AM
Thanx for the reply! it's been a while since i did this piece , so i guess changing anything is out of the question :P
glad you liked it...

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