View Full Version : Portrait Of Merce, Siquier (3D)

04 April 2003, 05:24 PM (

Hi folks
I have made this head while I find a nice rustic house. (It is not easy in my town).
I really appreciate your c&c

3D Studio MAX Polygonal modeling with meshsmooth and symmetry
Shag Hair
Photoshop for textures (no post-pro)
Brazil r/s

I animate
04 April 2003, 05:30 PM
:applause: Very nice, has a bit of an elfish look. I really like this.:thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 05:52 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
great changes siquier ¡¡¡¡
i love the eyes....

04 April 2003, 06:03 PM
Pretty good stuff :D

I think the upper lip region is too soft looking, though... almost as if somebody decided to drag a giant Gaussian blur brush over it.

Maybe add a little detail / increase the bump strength there ?

04 April 2003, 06:07 PM
very nice siquier. how were the eyelashes done? opacity mapped polys or shag hair?

04 April 2003, 08:07 PM
I wanna make one! I wanna make one!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

04 April 2003, 08:12 PM
I really like here big eyes and the area around it.

04 April 2003, 08:13 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! High quality in every way. :eek:

04 April 2003, 08:15 PM
wow, amazing....
how did you do the wet part around the bottom of the eye? is that texturework? looks great!! :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 08:15 PM
nice work!!!!:drool:

pupils could use more depth though.

04 April 2003, 08:18 PM
siquier: dude the simplesity of your model, although it looks great reflex certain master of the 3d form, amazing man! I love the work.:eek:

could you post some wire frames of the model without meshsmoth, a few angles? and also I'm new to head texturing could you please post the face map? (just a low res) thanks. :cool:

04 April 2003, 08:20 PM
watch your back .... there's some talent :bounce: :surprised :bounce:

04 April 2003, 08:20 PM

OMG your nurbs cage is shear PERFECTION!!!

can you please please please show me some more angles of the cage? i really think i could learn alot from this.

And ... daaawwwwmmm... thats some killer texturing too! :eek:

04 April 2003, 08:20 PM
Very nice :)

IMO the upper lip needs a bit of tweaking on the ends, and the ears don't have the same feel as the face, the look artificial. Perhaps that's due to lighting or they're not textured yet.
Everything else is great, especially the hair, G/J :D

04 April 2003, 08:24 PM
Great work! The hull (cage) is amazing!

I do feel the skin is a bit too perfect. Add some beauty marks and imperfections to make it more realistic... Other then that, superb work!:thumbsup:

ivo D
04 April 2003, 08:48 PM
great some whires.. non smoothed plz:)

04 April 2003, 08:50 PM
I really don't like her a guy, I mean... she's not someone I'd date. :) HOWEVER, I love the simplicity of your model and the sheer talent you've displayed in texturing. Really amazing!

04 April 2003, 08:50 PM
This is great work. Everything is perfect, and the nice thing about CG is "NOT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE REALISTIC."

Very awesome.

04 April 2003, 08:51 PM
well what can i say... just Wooooooooooooooooooooow
it looks great... really... you gave it a really good look. I love the render awosome work:thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 08:53 PM

04 April 2003, 08:53 PM
:surprised :surprised :surprised :eek: :eek: hey man ur are and terrific and master of 3d art :thumbsup: !!

04 April 2003, 08:56 PM
beautiful work man, she looks great! I'm especially impressed with how well the head came out with so little geometry on the cage. very nice stuff

04 April 2003, 08:58 PM
Hi Siquier! :wavey:

Very nice work!! as usual. :drool:

04 April 2003, 09:01 PM
nice eyes - i love her face - she looks so cute :9

04 April 2003, 09:03 PM
really like the hair,
and eyes too yes.

dont really like her upper lip though,
you should have put more edges there and put alittle more work into making it more defined.

but aside from that, its very nice

04 April 2003, 09:11 PM
:eek: I love the eyes...very nice modelling to:thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 09:16 PM
The mesh is so pretty simply - great - Now I know that my meshes could still lose some vertices ;)

Oh well, but the thing that is more impressive is the hair setup. - The brows and eylash are beautyfull smooth.

Really, an inspiring work to me.


04 April 2003, 09:20 PM
ooh , she is ... just love her :love:

04 April 2003, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by iBlue

OMG your nurbs cage is shear PERFECTION!!!

can you please please please show me some more angles of the cage? i really think i could learn alot from this.

And ... daaawwwwmmm... thats some killer texturing too! :eek:

he says its a poly model not a nurbs model iBlue (nurbs in max kinda suck)

04 April 2003, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by blindsleeper
he says its a poly model not a nurbs model iBlue (nurbs in max kinda suck)

dude your so right! just they don't kinda suck they realy suck, :thumbsdow but I love max :applause:

04 April 2003, 10:01 PM
wow! simple and clean proxy model. Do you have more snapshots of the low res?

04 April 2003, 10:01 PM
Very impressive!

I think it still has a little room for improvement though.
I'd go for a new iris texture to replace the one in the pic, which just seems kind of lacking of depth to me, maybe with a slightly darker colored ring around the ourtside of the iris.

And I really think that a slight amount of Brazil's SSS can really pic up the skin material and put it over the top as a perfect image.

Good work,

04 April 2003, 10:11 PM
All the things she said, all the things she said, running through my head etc etc.

It looks like the dark haired member of T.A.T.U

amazing modelling, inspiring in fact:thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 10:27 PM
Great quality!

good work....really



04 April 2003, 10:27 PM
hey man, what a great piece of work man!!! well done!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

-disconnectedFUTURE by mayaism-

Michael Chen
04 April 2003, 10:33 PM
I am impressed :eek:

She looks like an elf princess :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 10:36 PM
I really wish you would tell me how you did the hair. I think it looks amazing! I wish I could do something like that.

Tell me about the hair! Tell me about the hair! Please!

Great job


04 April 2003, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by blindsleeper
he says its a poly model not a nurbs model iBlue (nurbs in max kinda suck)

awww :hmm:

04 April 2003, 10:40 PM
that is ridiculous, I love your style

04 April 2003, 10:42 PM
Oh, this is great stuff. Very good :bounce:

She really looks at the viewer instead of gazing at some distant point. Excellent expression there.

04 April 2003, 10:54 PM
Awesome model. Love it.

04 April 2003, 10:55 PM
this is fabulous!

i especially like the eyes, the best i've seen - i think the skin is good though it seems to lack that translucent quality real skin has - but then thats asking lot? yes/no?

04 April 2003, 10:57 PM
Very Nice! :applause:

I like particularly your eye :)

Good continuation!

Maya Ayanami
04 April 2003, 11:17 PM

amaizing of how little polys you used for the low res mesh.

howbout some solid wires

04 April 2003, 11:30 PM
Looks very cool...very elf like


04 April 2003, 11:30 PM
that is top notch, i disagree wiv some peeps bout the "puples needing more depth" coz i think her eyes are perfect. and her skin too... thats the really sweet texturing skills you have there.

beautiful - i do hope u are entering this into the exposé. that alone is worth buying the book.


04 April 2003, 11:41 PM
very elfish :D wonderfully beautiful :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 11:48 PM
Coño Juan, no jodas!!! :bounce: :beer: :airguitar :buttrock:

Hey , I´m spanish as him!!!! We all are like this guy!!!

:drool: :drool:

Dont make more houses!! go on with characters!! She has soul!

(damn, this guy is amazing...:D )

04 April 2003, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by hanzo
dude your so right! just they don't kinda suck they realy suck, :thumbsdow but I love max :applause:

im with ya... i love max :buttrock:

04 April 2003, 12:33 AM
Excellent work. Very inspirational.

Mata Tango
04 April 2003, 12:37 AM
This head looks awsome, just one problem though...
the eye reflection is doubled on the other eye making it
look like a duplicate. Just copy the shader and reverse it for the other eye. Other than that It looks great man....:wavey:

04 April 2003, 01:05 AM
some peeps have perfect faces you know ;)

04 April 2003, 01:19 AM
she is pretty! nice job dude!:scream:

04 April 2003, 03:16 AM
one comments only, watch out the different quality feeling with eyelashes and hair. ^___^
Well done, :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 03:21 AM
this piece as a whole is amazing, but for some reason it kind of looks like she's wearing those color contact lenses.

04 April 2003, 04:12 AM
I like her eyes,and the texture is perfect!

04 April 2003, 04:15 AM
i'm amazed at the low level of details for the low rez poly cage! :) very cool! btw LaoDong... I just left you a authorization request on QQ :)

04 April 2003, 05:20 AM
dayam! awesome!

04 April 2003, 06:14 AM
pretty work .
i love her eyes and face mapping ,it`s really beautiful .:applause:

04 April 2003, 06:26 AM
wow, it's cool!!! :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 06:37 AM
nice style:thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 06:39 AM
Preziosa, ha mejorado desde la ultima imagen de 3dsymax:bounce: :applause: :thumbsup: :drool: :airguitar

Al final el pelo te ha quedado bien en cuanto al peinado (mucho mejor que antes), aunque la textura podria estar mejor (bueno es por decir algo):wip:

SIgue haciendo "cabezas cortadas" de vez en cuando y no solo en las "crisis creativas"

1 SAludo!.

04 April 2003, 07:18 AM
wow this looks amazing..

how did you get the eyes so clean?!?!

04 April 2003, 07:27 AM
quizas tendrias que definir un poco mas los labios..., lo que mas me gusto es como conseguiste este efecto con shagçair... buen curro

04 April 2003, 08:00 AM
amazing!! great work!

Vash T Stampede
04 April 2003, 08:04 AM

excellent work!

04 April 2003, 08:51 AM
i really love the eyes... I think this is the best face i have ever seen. Congratulation: YOU WIN!

04 April 2003, 09:03 AM
oh, coooooool

the expression is so sweet.:applause:

04 April 2003, 09:11 AM
this is so ###king awsome,,

could you post a wire of the ears how did you manage to do that so low poly?!?


04 April 2003, 09:17 AM
thank you to all for so many comments so benevolent, I have not made many heads and for that reason I am glad so much. :bounce:
I will post some screenshots.

ZeBoxx, Dsigna, I agree, I will improve the upper lip

beautiful - i do hope u are entering this into the exposé. that alone is worth buying the book
Thanks!! I will sumbit the image, it would be a honor to be in EXPOSÉ

The hair location:

And the hair settings.

Thanks again to everybody :thumbsup

04 April 2003, 09:50 AM
very goood siquier

04 April 2003, 09:54 AM
really nice work...

04 April 2003, 10:10 AM
beautiful work!

where have you learned 3d? (if you don't mind me asking-)

04 April 2003, 10:21 AM
where have you learned 3d?
Here... in my room :shrug:

04 April 2003, 10:23 AM
Nice, nice, nice.........!!!!!! :thumbsup:


04 April 2003, 10:31 AM
i love her man. I still don't know how to make a good face texture :shrug:

Could you tell us some steps?


04 April 2003, 10:47 AM
really nice work, I love the eye's:love:

04 April 2003, 10:54 AM
_____________________________! Took my breath away :arteest:

04 April 2003, 12:24 PM
looks good. some stilish but i love the textures. did you use SSS?

04 April 2003, 01:01 PM
amazing simplicity

04 April 2003, 01:52 PM
WOW .... very nice!:buttrock:

04 April 2003, 02:40 PM
I am gonna be as simple with my answer like your polymodel:

nice!!! :xtreme:

04 April 2003, 02:49 PM
i could never keep my mesh so clean... damn amazing stuff man :)

04 April 2003, 03:09 PM
Siquier, that's some very cool work. :eek:

The lowres/hair/eye pictures are down. Could you please put them back up? Pretty please?:) :D

04 April 2003, 03:14 PM
Me gusta mucho la personalidad.
Buen trabajo Siquier!!!

04 April 2003, 03:33 PM
I think that there's a small problem with the eyes. The reflections and the textures are pretty good, however the irises are not modeled properly. You can see from the lighting that they are bending outward, following the curvature of the eyeball, and thus the wrong side catches the main highlight. See this tutorial for more details:

This is one method; but you can also model a separate inner and outer eyeball, with the outer sphere being transparent.

There are a few other minor issues that have been mentioned (upper lips etc.) but this is a very nice model already.

04 April 2003, 04:39 PM
Varias veces me has dado consejos, amigo, y es normal. Es normal que el mejor de consejos a los que quieren soñar con algún día ser como tú.

Sigue así

José María Andrés:)

04 April 2003, 04:53 PM
I can't find a good word for it...

very sweet style:love:

that's the closest word I can find for it

04 April 2003, 05:25 PM

but all the new pictures are broken :(

04 April 2003, 05:50 PM
:eek: pfffff very good work :surprised ,yes the link for the new pictures are also broken for me:annoyed:

04 April 2003, 06:45 PM
darn the I missed the wires, there not there now! :annoyed:

how can I do a thing like that?:surprised

could sombody plz post them back?

04 April 2003, 07:40 PM
Oh!! Sorry for the inconvenience
The Wire: Here (

04 April 2003, 07:41 PM
The eye close up:

04 April 2003, 07:50 PM
Wow! That's great that the mesh is so lowpoly.

04 April 2003, 08:25 PM
ya dude thats what I need brilliant! just brilliant with that model!


04 April 2003, 08:33 PM

Can I see the new pictures of the hair? the link is broken

Thanks you ;)

04 April 2003, 08:35 PM
Of course, sorry.
The hair location:

And the hair settings.

04 April 2003, 08:35 PM
Spechless!!!! this is great!!!! jaw drops :buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: :: :buttrock: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 08:57 PM
wow... amazing...

thx for all those pictures... you can learn a lot from them :)

04 April 2003, 10:38 PM
Here I was thinking you're just an amazing Arch Viz artist and you come now with this! :D Very nicely done man, I especially love the subtle innocence in her face, that alone spews character. And I must agree with everyone here, that's one clean cage :surprised aside from the huge tri on the cheek :p but it doesn't seem to affect the mesh at all. NIce job

Please be sure to enter this into Expose you definitely have a chance

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


05 May 2003, 01:37 AM
Again, awesome.

Thanks for the cage shots. One to grow-by for sure.

Obviously, the 3point poly is not harmful but suprised to see. :applause: :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 09:00 AM
lildragon... thank you for give me the ¡¡¡THIRD!!! choice award, I will send a HI-Res version to Exposé
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

05 May 2003, 10:03 AM
yes thanks for the wires, i've learnt alot from the efficient polys.:buttrock:

05 May 2003, 10:53 AM
Could you show your eyebrown and eyelash setup from shag hai r/fur ??

La escena es muy bonita !!!

05 May 2003, 11:44 AM
awesome!! :applause:

05 May 2003, 11:56 AM
Congratulations Juan beautifull render, I love the angelical expression of the girl. The final version of the hair it,s great good work overall. :applause:

05 May 2003, 01:05 PM
It's stunning.

I'm stunned.


05 May 2003, 07:33 PM
the power of max 5 poly tools!!! :love:

05 May 2003, 07:36 AM
wow, you're almost as good as me now. :D kidding. Super work though, any flaws have been pointed out so I'll just tell you that you did a great job. That's the level of quality and realism that i want cg to stay at, it's so perfect. A good expression of art that isn't too real or too fake. I like this little state of time in the cg world and you did a really effective job in working what your motherboard gave you. :)

05 May 2003, 12:13 PM
Hi... just playing with your picture.

05 May 2003, 11:07 PM
I think im speaking for alot of ppl when i say can you write some tutorials?

You jus keep putting out this amazing quality and without "schooling" makes me think wtf am i paying for for mine.. haha

specifically im looking for hair and texture tuts, if you could guide me some good references that would be great also


05 May 2003, 09:15 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 03:18 PM
Nice!THE skin is pretty nice!I also wanna to make one .can you tell me something about your skin texture?THX.

05 May 2003, 10:19 PM
Puedes decirme como has hecho los ojos, porque debe ser un poco dificil pintarlos en photoshop.

05 May 2003, 10:04 AM
Well.... excellent! You really deserve that award! Simple and beatifull!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Keep it up!

05 May 2003, 01:07 PM
excelent work.. ! love the eyes..
How did you do the eyelashes? :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 02:43 PM
very cute~

05 May 2003, 09:06 PM
Squire -

This is amazing work! The 3ds max dev team here in San Francisco is standing up and giving you applause!

Sorry for my bad Espanol.

Kevin G.

05 May 2003, 10:46 PM
The 3ds max dev team here in San Francisco is standing up and giving you applause!
...and my applause to your 3dStudio MAX, the best unquestionable
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

05 May 2003, 07:47 AM
I must say juan, I've thoroughly enjoyed your work for some time now,and I just luv your style mate, simply brilliant:thumbsup:

btw: will your web page be back up anytime soon?


05 May 2003, 08:20 AM
I like it siquier... There's something you can't do?

05 May 2003, 08:48 PM
a la pelota! :buttrock: :buttrock:

impresionante!! muchisimas gracias por las imagenes y datos que diste de como la hiciste! :thumbsup:

Saludos desde Argentina y sigue asi que vas caminoa ser un Dios :buttrock:

05 May 2003, 05:13 PM

05 May 2003, 08:03 PM
Whoow, I love her eyes. You know, she would be perfect if she smiled. I don't like girls with a look like this. Girls with such eyes should smile I think.

Just my sunny opinion :beer:

06 June 2003, 09:04 AM
holy jesus thaz amazin!@

*shakes yo hand*

is like.. perfect.

but yah. i was bored so i messed with tha pic a lil. =D

made tha skin a lil warmer for kicks (cause i like ma skin warmm), n' made tha eye lens have a lil more depth.

so yah. jus go up to blizzard or square soft n' be like "oopsie. i sat on a poly n' this popped out." n' they'd be like "$$$$??" n' you'd be like "$$$$ =D"


06 June 2003, 08:29 PM
ufff!! your english is incomprehensible for me, can you write again?

06 June 2003, 08:46 PM
Basically he said he really liked your work, he shakes your hand to congratulate you. He also edited the picture a little bit, gave it a warmer skin tone and messed with her eyes. :)

06 June 2003, 10:14 PM
oddly enough this reminds me of a girl i knew :D anyways great model, has that animeish feel to it.

06 June 2003, 11:39 PM
"" so yah. jus go up to blizzard or square soft n' be like "oopsie. i sat on a poly n' this popped out." n' they'd be like "$$$$??" n' you'd be like "$$$$ =D" ""

i'ma translate:

In addition, I would suggest you approach Blizzard or Square Soft and exclaim, "Pardon me, I sat on a polygon and this manifested it's self."
They may be alarmed and reply, "May we offer you large sums of money?"
You may respond in delight, "Why, yes. I do enjoy large sums of money."


yay translationism.

but yah. was jus sayin before that tha depth of tha colored part of tha eye is from how it kinda curves inward (so tha light hits it kinda different) while tha lens curves out n' stuff.

donno if you knew. jus sayin. =D

oho n' thank ya, saltank.

06 June 2003, 05:55 AM
Nice Work,

Love the lo-res cage. Folk might be interested in this thread (or continuing the poly discussion here:

Lunatique's topology thread:

06 June 2003, 08:40 AM
:buttrock: :applause: :applause:

06 June 2003, 09:17 PM
Her eyes look so realistic! You did a great job! :applause: :surprised

06 June 2003, 10:01 PM
See the shadow on the underlip? It might be a mistake. It depends on what you wanted to make. For me, it's better to fix it, because I think it looks more real. God work! :applause:

06 June 2003, 12:25 PM
Great work :applause:
her eyes...beautifull!!

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