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Bang sanghyun
05 May 2003, 09:43 AM (

Hi! :)
I Finished this character last March.
Her name is Nephirim.
She is an " On-line game Character"

S/W :: Maya 4.5 Photoshop.

If you want to see larger imgs. Click ~!

05 May 2003, 09:52 AM
:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: WOW!!!!:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:

05 May 2003, 09:53 AM
she's beautiful!!

awesome work...:thumbsup: !!!

05 May 2003, 10:01 AM
Thats really Beautiful!

05 May 2003, 10:11 AM
Great modelling and rendering. She looks awesome. I really like her outfit.
But are sure that she is not Deedlit from Record of Lodoss War? ;)

05 May 2003, 10:13 AM
You're a man of your word Bang, thx for posting her :) she's now plugged. Awesome work again

Please be sure to enter this one into Expose also

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05 May 2003, 10:13 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 10:19 AM
Very beautiful and good work! :bounce:

But she got ugly feet :D

05 May 2003, 10:20 AM
well i had to find someting (note that i had to look hard and pick many a nit

but heres my thoughts way cool work on the leather on the boots very real lookin...

probs. toes they just don't look like they had much work put into em, they arent formed very well.

something about the inner ear anatomy doesn't strike me as realistic, don't quite know what

the bracelets seem to be hovering, on her amrs (not umm being pulled down her arm (second pic) by gravity. and just straight hovering in first pic.

the only other thing and this is really getting every last nit i can find... the physical construction of the bow isn't right... the string is looped around a some kind hook/notch on the end, not built into the body, this allows for destringing and storage... for real life use...

well that is all o can find in it overalll very cool!!! but i feel i have to play umm devils advocate. someone has to :)) looks good

05 May 2003, 10:25 AM
Good lord I don't like those ears, maybe they have a purpose for being the way they are, I just.. idunno.. I for one don't find them pleasing to look at.

But apart from that she's very nice. I'm really dig the sharp textures: the cloth looks much cloth-like, the leather much leather-like, etc. Do you have any techniques you'd care to go into perhaps?

Nice poses too.

I have a tiny bit of grief with her toes as well, but not really anything that detracts from the model.. the ears does that much better :)

Anyway, overall pretty cool stuff there.

05 May 2003, 10:27 AM
great works!
so does the korean online game!

05 May 2003, 10:28 AM
wow :beer:

Excellent work. Love your texturing....the detail on her clothes and the bow is superb.

The ears sorta look out of place on such a petite girl, and I can't say I'm a fan of her feet either, but those are relatively minor issues (for me anyway).

05 May 2003, 10:30 AM
wow...great work

it make me think of ..Korea= great cg work

05 May 2003, 10:32 AM
not much of my style but nonetheless fantasic work :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 10:36 AM

05 May 2003, 10:39 AM
amazing job :surprised :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Although if you gaze longer at it than 1 minute, the hovering bracelets really show

05 May 2003, 10:41 AM
What eat at morning Korean people???

R E S P E C T :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Bang sanghyun
05 May 2003, 10:43 AM
Hi~ men
Thanks for your praise and crits. :)

Nephirim is an one of the Sephiroth's character.
Sephiroth is a korean on-line game.
Nephirim is a species that have a long fingers & toes.
I agree with your opinion that her toes are ugly and her bracelet.

Originally, Nephirim is a low-polygon character for on-line game
I made nephirim hi-res model for Posters.

05 May 2003, 10:58 AM
wow :drool: ! that's such an inspiration!
makes me wanna startup my 3d-progs...

05 May 2003, 11:00 AM
Wires.....must see wires.......

05 May 2003, 11:11 AM
:drool: May I marry her?:drool:

05 May 2003, 11:30 AM
Awesome! I may have to make a new desktop picture from this one. :buttrock:

05 May 2003, 11:43 AM
wow she's a babe
very nice work
could we see a wire :drool:

05 May 2003, 11:44 AM
like everyone has said fella this is truly a damn good model ! im liking everything bout it, except the inside of the ears, i know that you dont know anyone with ears like that - nor do i - but it think that they do like a be wrong, and i dont like her toes - but thats just personal opinion, ive neva been a big fan of long toe nails :S

but like i said u deserve to be plugged mate that is a geart model n some superior texturing there too fella.


05 May 2003, 11:57 AM
really nice work!

05 May 2003, 11:58 AM
great work.....
I like it!!:applause:

05 May 2003, 12:01 PM
:applause: :bounce: :drool: :thumbsup:

Pretty sweet ~~


05 May 2003, 12:03 PM
i agree with every one here, very good stuff, u know the bracelet on her wrist, on the first shot, it looks like it is hovering, is it means 2 b like that??

05 May 2003, 12:05 PM
totally seeing some deedlit here. excellent work. i'd love to see it in expose

05 May 2003, 12:06 PM
Reminds me of the Record Of Lodoss War character Deedlit (Deedolito)... Nice work. Toes need more work and the boobies look very "enhanced" (silicone)... The second picture is very fanservice-ish ;)

And I can't honestly say that I like the third picture, I think it's because of the lensflare and the dof... It could be more interesting than it is.

Still, good modeling and texturing job.

t r u n x z
05 May 2003, 12:12 PM
seen this at ya site before joinin this place...
very neat modelling,
very Zelda like...

EDIT: only thing which fails the piece? are her bangles around her wrist?
well? they work...just not in the top image? they seem to be floating? no?

05 May 2003, 12:13 PM

05 May 2003, 12:27 PM
WHOAAA!!! beautifully done... :drool:

Thanks for the super large renders :eek:

05 May 2003, 12:54 PM
WOUAH !!!!:thumbsup:
it remember me the character of "LOdoss War Chronicles"
But the lens flares ref of the last pictures could be hexagonal like the rays of the sun shows it.

It's a beautiful work in texture and color:)

05 May 2003, 01:10 PM

05 May 2003, 01:24 PM
Very nice .....Can't say anything bad.....Hell I even wouldn't it's that SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05 May 2003, 01:33 PM
Really nice work! I have to agree with the others that those ears are way too big. (the japanese artists do that large ear babe thing much better;) )
Maybe adding another fantasy element like a long tail would make the ear deal work more.:shrug:

05 May 2003, 01:34 PM
Only two complaints, and they're aesthetic, so they might look the way YOU want them to. The ears don't look delicate enough for my taste and she is in SERIOUS need of a pedicure. Those aren't toe nails, those are freakin' claws! Other than that, she's quite the babe, excellent work!

05 May 2003, 01:37 PM
First at all: Very good work. :applause:

She is very nice



tell her to cut her long toe nails
they make me shiver

she is such a cute girl but those scruffy toe nails....they are creepy...eeek...

Makes me really wonder how she didnt forget shaving her armpits... ;)

05 May 2003, 01:56 PM
awesome model and very beautiful mentioned those toenails look nasty :D

05 May 2003, 02:00 PM
very freakinly beautiful! i love her!:drool:

05 May 2003, 02:04 PM
brilliant work!

but i do have to agree with the ears, its the only thing that doesnt appease to me... if thats a word.

but i love it, still a great model, and worthy of all the drool from the guys :p

05 May 2003, 02:05 PM
Wow, Wow, i like it, the works it's great, you, korean people always surprise me for your good work.


Fred Heys
05 May 2003, 02:11 PM
yes very cool, nice model and an interesting style she really does stand out...

05 May 2003, 02:19 PM
anyon aseyo!

Very good job! How did you do the hair, it 's pretty neat!
For a moment I thought you've made Pilotess from Lodoss...

Anyway keeeeep posting!!!

05 May 2003, 02:30 PM
Excelent work, but ears need more work on tem in my opinion.
Also her feet nails look quite like claws.

Anyway its an excellent model, great job!!!

:applause: :applause: :beer:

05 May 2003, 02:50 PM
WOW! Beautiful modeling!:bounce:

05 May 2003, 02:52 PM
:buttrock: :buttrock: That babe rocks baaaaaaad :buttrock: :buttrock:
i agree in the ear and toe things but nevetheless amazing work, specially the textures :eek:

05 May 2003, 02:54 PM
I agree with a lot of what's been said so far. She is a beautiful work of art. I have only a few nitpicks of my own, aside from those pointed out previously:

In the 3rd pic, it's obvious that the Bow string is going to be obstructed by the dangling braclet on her left wrist. I think this might affect her aim. ;)

Also, it looks like the skin on her wrist may get flayed off. Might wanna consider making her a leather wrist bracelet for protection of the wrist-hand that holds the bow. Ofcourse, that's minor, since she is polygons, and wouldn't feel the pain anyway. :D

Also, her hair seems to defy gravity in the second and third images, unless she uses some really hardcore hairspray. :shrug:

So anyway, those are my only nitpicks. Obviously, they are minor, but something to consider to help "sell" the character.
POST WIRES!!! :bounce: :bounce:

05 May 2003, 03:11 PM
cool!! but the dof looks faked

05 May 2003, 03:17 PM
wow, she really has got.... uhh big ears!!

05 May 2003, 03:30 PM
well she looks GREAT :drool:

is just don't like the ears :hmm:

05 May 2003, 03:48 PM
:drool: sweet:drool:

Spike Siegel
05 May 2003, 03:55 PM
Really beautiful work:applause:

Bang sanghyun
05 May 2003, 03:58 PM
Hi. everyone.
Thanks for all your reply.
All crits help me to create better characters.
Thanks ^^ ;)

Some people told me about "LOdoss War Chronicles".
At first..
Originally, nephirim is low-polygon for on-line game.
Nephirim's concept design was created by game company.
I made her hi-res model for poster by an order from game company.
I heard that initial concept design refer to "LOdoss War Chronicles"

^^ Thnaks

Bang sanghyun
05 May 2003, 04:01 PM
Here are wireframes ^^ :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

John Lee
05 May 2003, 04:07 PM
Excellent stuff man i like the 2nd pic the best. I not sure why? LOL Keep it up!


05 May 2003, 04:11 PM
A very beautiful peice good work sir.

Being an archer I've always got something to say about archery works,

Firstly where the string meets the bow, at the top of the limb, it just seems to be stuck to it, to show you what it should look like here are some shots :

I also think that the bow is a little short, but it looks fine on the last picture where its drawn up so i wouldnt worry about that.

hope that helped

05 May 2003, 04:14 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:
*sees the hi res images and faints*

Mangled Poly
05 May 2003, 04:18 PM
I love this style so much the hair is awesome.

05 May 2003, 04:49 PM
This modle is BEAUTIFUL!!! You don't get to see characters this good everyday. Do you still have the low-poly version? I would be very interested in seeing it.

05 May 2003, 04:53 PM
Very nice modelling...I really like her body, Face is pretty well done though anatomically not correct...Main thing that instantly pops out to me as being fishy are her bracelets...Even the slightest discrepancy to reality can pull the viewer straight outta the image and make them start asking questions...

05 May 2003, 04:56 PM
This is really really niec and all, you know, i dig the clothes alot and yeah... dope model.. but man.. THOSE TOENAILS ARE NOT COOL MAN.

slick work :airguitar ...its just, those toenails are disturbing :thumbsdow

05 May 2003, 05:28 PM
I think the toenails are a wicked cool touch. :thumbsup:
The bow could use that notch to add some realism but doesnt make it any less amazing. You already know about the bracelets. She is an elvish so one can pitch anatomical rules right out the window. The materials ARE AMAZING!!!:eek: :buttrock:
The flesh is EVEN MORE AMAZING!!! :xtreme: I love how you can see a slight fuzz. OMG she is so soft... :drool: *stops while ahead*


05 May 2003, 05:48 PM
Nice work, I love the textures! Here's my crit:

The ears totally bother me, they look fake compared to the rest of her which looks real, that could be just because I never liked that style of ears for elves ( I will photoshop them out when I make it my desktop ;) ). Second the arms in the second pick. It seems to me that you should be able to see more of her deltoid on the arm that is up in the air. Also the braclet on her arm is totally unrealisticly positioned. I mean put a loose braclet on your arm, then move your hand from your side up to your breast. The braclet should slide down to the middle of your forearm, it wouldn't stay at your wrist. As for the bow, if I had done that I would just say that it is a enchanted bow that doesn't need to be restrung ;). I think it rocks!

Finaly, In the last pic I think it would look cooler if she was looking in the direction she is aiming, but that's just my opinion. The toes, I think that can be subjective, maybe in her culture they are ok?

05 May 2003, 05:53 PM
Holy crapd00d!! Damn thats onefine piece of modelling work!! i just love her!! awesome model awesome renders!!

05 May 2003, 06:49 PM
*drooooL...* the flaming h0tnesssssss..... *groggles*

ears, toes, and bracelets, their peculiarities I believe are part of the whole elfish theme .... she's not human, she's elf. =D So perfect in ever single way..... :drool:

05 May 2003, 07:19 PM
I'm just gonna make a print-out of the second picture and take it with me into the toilet where the lighting is much better!:drool: :drool: :drool:

05 May 2003, 07:36 PM
:eek: :drool:

05 May 2003, 07:48 PM
wow, stunning work!!! :eek:

Floyd Kurio
05 May 2003, 07:58 PM
Love the texturing. Just another small comment from an archer, when drawing back a bow three fingers are used because of the stress from the weight of the bow the string is also not positioned in the crease of the fingers but rather on the tips (much like squeezing the trigger of a gun) this prevents the string from handing up creating a more accurate shot.

05 May 2003, 08:11 PM
Ignore Floyd Kurio - If Rambo didn't have to mess around with "3-finger-tips" then neither should you!

And lets face it, Rambo is as realistic as you can get!:rolleyes:

( just kidding, Floyd is right...:thumbsup: )

05 May 2003, 08:27 PM
Very beautiful, very inspiring!

05 May 2003, 08:27 PM
ʹ ...;;


:xtreme: :xtreme: :xtreme: :xtreme: :xtreme:

05 May 2003, 08:30 PM
Intro...... :bounce: YEAH! :bounce:
:applause::airguitar :buttrock: :buttrock:

Bang sanghyun dude you Owsome!

I love her design and The outfit is just kickin, I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your work

05 May 2003, 08:56 PM
She looks great. Are you going to animate her?

05 May 2003, 09:05 PM
very stylize. i love it:love:

Your higher res image is super giant!! nice:thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 09:21 PM
Annyung ha shim ni ka..

It's good to see more good stuff coming out of Corea.


Dr. Bang
05 May 2003, 09:42 PM

05 May 2003, 09:44 PM
Oh god, YES! An animation! Please!:bounce:

05 May 2003, 10:07 PM
I also love the toenails AND the ears. Just excellent! Amazing!

05 May 2003, 10:40 PM

05 May 2003, 11:01 PM
Bang sanghyun, this is an amazing work. I really like it, even though she does resemble Deedlit from Record of Lodoss Wars.

No matter what, it is still a big accomplishment and achievement.
How long did it take you to complete this, from start to finish?

05 May 2003, 11:19 PM
This is some awesome work! I'd love to know how you did the hair. I love the cloth texture and the one on the bow. Only thing that scares me are those toenails. Your other models on your site are very good. Keep pumping out the images, and some unsmoothed wires would be cool, maybe some close ups of the face and stuff.

05 May 2003, 11:35 PM
looks freakin awsome dude great werk! :beer:

05 May 2003, 01:04 AM
My only complaint, and not really a complaint cause its still awesome.

But it seems as though she has no nipples. Do elvs just not have nipples...but have breast? (lol, j/k) Did you do that on purpose?

05 May 2003, 01:55 AM
nice n great work u hv done...the style look like mixture from western art n japanese art...hv u ever play the game Chaos Legion from capcom...

look like a same inspiration coming out 2...

anyway, give u a 5 star rating...nice nice nice nice nice...

05 May 2003, 02:25 AM
polymesh shows em so I think it was on purpose to not show them.

:rolleyes: :shame: :cry:


05 May 2003, 02:40 AM
Well done, :thumbsup: I love this character design. Keep post up the great work

05 May 2003, 02:48 AM
I was wondering why I haven't seen this on cgtalk.
Jung ma joh ah he :thumbsup:

Thanks again for taking a look at my work.
I'll see you and young ah at the Maya seminar!!

05 May 2003, 03:30 AM
beautiful model ..excellent work
wish we saw more work of this caliber more often...:)

Bang sanghyun
05 May 2003, 03:44 AM
Thanks all your reply~~! ^^

Here are other wireshot! :bounce: :bounce:

Bang sanghyun
05 May 2003, 03:47 AM
^^ Some people asked me about her hair.
Her hairs are nurbs~UV texturing. ^^

I took 2 weeks to finish her. ( Modeling, texturing...)

Thanks ;)

05 May 2003, 06:35 AM
2 WEEKS!!!!!!

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:


05 May 2003, 06:38 AM
VERY NICE! Love it! One q, did you get any inspiration from the Elvaan females in Final Fantasy XI? Just that you game is sephiroth, which is a character in final fantasy, and this looks a lot like the elvaan females...
Anyways, love it!

Bang sanghyun
05 May 2003, 07:31 AM
:airguitar Here is wireshot before meshsmooth ^^

05 May 2003, 08:42 AM
O........... M............. G...........

amazing. so beautifull

05 May 2003, 10:42 PM
amazing work man this is a job very well done :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 11:28 PM
amazing! beautiful model :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 10:14 AM
where is my gun...

06 June 2003, 02:42 PM
the second pic i like
really a beautiful pose
so charming !
fits the girl

06 June 2003, 05:51 AM
Great character design,

Amazing texturing, wonderful modeling. great all around. Only thing is that she looks a little too clean. a slight amount of wear and tear on her clothing and person might add to realisim if thats what your going for

Keep up the good work

02 February 2004, 07:54 PM
:buttrock: You rock!!!! What software are you using, and where can I get it?????:thumbsup: :bounce:

02 February 2004, 01:59 AM
page one: Maya 4.5 (&) Photoshop

02 February 2004, 10:11 AM
very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02 February 2004, 08:52 AM
Hi Bang sanghyun,

Beatiful work! Superb.

I just have one criticism, because I have taken one or two archery classes. In the third picture, her posture is "incorrect" from a traditional archery standpoint.

My archery instructor always told me to stand up with my back straight, and my head perfectly vertical. I understand that for the composition, the inclined head looks cute, and follows the line of the bow. However, for those of us who know archery, the "cute but wrong" posture feels silly.

Her character design shows her to be an expert archer, so she should have expert archery posture! If you changed the composition, and had her head vertical and looking down the line of the arrow, it would be perfect!

Lastly, I'd show more tension in her two fingers that are holding the bow. Her right hand seems softly relaxed, not as if it were holding 50 pounds of tension from the string.

Other that those two points, I love your work! Inspiring.


02 February 2004, 01:13 PM
simply lovely. :bowdown:

03 March 2004, 11:34 PM
Great stuff. reminds me to Record of Lodoss War. esp the 2nd shot. 2 weeks is amazing! how many hours?

03 March 2004, 09:12 AM
Very Very nice work :buttrock:

03 March 2004, 01:19 AM
i'm in love.... :blush:

10 October 2004, 04:24 PM
Oh my god oh my god oh my god! She looks really beautiful!
You had done a GREAT JOB!
and she looks like Wood Elf from Sacred!

11 November 2004, 10:53 AM
I must have that outfit >_>... *rips it off and runs* ..*comes back and takes her ears also* :twisted:

11 November 2004, 04:35 AM
simple yet eloquent!! very well done!

03 March 2005, 11:19 PM
she's hot!

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