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10 October 2007, 09:55 AM
Hi, this is the demo reel i ve been working on for the last epoch or two. It was started while i was a student at VanArts, a year or so ago. I learned a lot during the time, iterating and restarting most of the models, each time taking them a degree further in every aspect. <-- High res - 120mb. <-- medium res - 65 mb.

Stage6Divx stream ( (720x480) <-- medium res 32 mbs, might have to download the codec package to watch.

Youtube stream ( (320x240) <-- small res

And a few shaded/ao views: ( ( <-- here's Punk's partial WIP thread. <-- here's Soulblighter's . It doesn't show much progress, but has some shaded/wireframe stills if anyone is interested

10 October 2007, 05:39 PM
i folowed your punk wip with interest . great model !

i think you should upload you reel to another site. i have a big connection, and the download is about 12kbs...2 hours for download it.

you could try stage6 :
no limitation/speed and the best quality in stream.

cant wait to see your reel !

10 October 2007, 05:39 AM
Just updated the top post with other download options - thanks visionmaster2 for the suggestion, i uploaded the mid res there!

10 October 2007, 07:01 AM
Nice to see your demo polished, it's looking a LOT better than from where we left off. Keep up the good work :thumbsup:


10 October 2007, 09:12 AM
Hey, great characters! Esp the last two ones! And nice texturing too!

10 October 2007, 03:09 PM
hey Fess1001....congrates on finishing ur reel...!!!...and the final outcome is real good!!!...5* and i would say, this is definitely a frontpage plug stuff...i wish this would hit the front page sooner or later!!!...i really liked all of them...punk is amazing in terms of anatomy....texturing and shading is top notch...:thumbsup: .....

by the u managed that great looking grass on the podium of the Soulblighter!!!???...looking cool...any tips we can get??!!:)

10 October 2007, 11:08 PM
BlackNull - thanks man!

Glacierise - thanks, glad you liked it!

dhruvsm - thank you! The grass was maya's paint fx converted to polygons and then rendered with mental ray. I only added it the last minute, when i already had shaded closeups rendered out, which is why it's geometry isn't there.

10 October 2007, 07:08 AM
nice work bob!

10 October 2007, 05:03 PM
Nice work! Loved the texturing, and really liked the camera on your third piece :)


10 October 2007, 06:12 PM
good work, i like.

10 October 2007, 04:14 AM
great modeling

I liked the texture....

good stuff


10 October 2007, 10:48 PM
impressive reel. the first character is freaking awsome, you nailed the second guy as well, flesh eaten face can be quite difficult to make look good.
the third is so-so, while i liked the face and expression you pulled off, the armor looks poorly designed and boxy. plus the street sign next to her is not proper scale (unless shes a giant) and looks pretty fugly to be honest. but overall a really fantastic job.

10 October 2007, 09:39 AM
very nice demo reel,
that first character looks great!
keep it up.

10 October 2007, 01:41 AM
Thanks for the good comments guys, i m glad you liked it.

Gkaine - i totally agree with you on the third character. That scene was the only one that i didn't revisit due to weak design of the robot parts - those were my first attempts at concept design and hardsurface modeling too. My next character that i m making is from the same world, and hopefully what i ve learned so far would make him into a stronger piece.

Also - the concept for Soulblighter isn't mine, but from a Bungies's "Myth2:Soulblighter" game. The artwork that i used for inspiration could be found here ( <-- Artist's name is Craig Mullins.

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