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06 June 2009, 06:36 PM
Carlos Eduardo Montoya Cortes is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (

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06 June 2009, 10:41 PM (

hi i started the work this is the character base...soon i will explain my idea.

06 June 2009, 06:20 PM
hey dude,

good solid start.

the arms looka bit wierd at the moment. they seem to bend the wrong way, alos the hans are to small or the head is too big. keep it going tho.

Good luck



06 June 2009, 06:13 AM
Hey Carlos,

Nice to see you in this challenge! :D Good luck and waiting for more updates! Cheers! :beer:

07 July 2009, 01:02 AM (

hi everyone...this is the gun that i wull use...soon i will upload the storyboard and explain the idea.

07 July 2009, 07:25 PM (

ok..i have almost done my still workin on some details of him and storyboard...

any coment?

07 July 2009, 08:44 PM (

Hi...finally i have the storyboard ready...and here is the story:

Our character seems to be a regular cop, with friends, college graduated...all normal...the thing happens.

think in the bourne identity trilogy,

here are the shots:

1. Our guy is on bed..asleep
2. the alarm is on..time to wake up
3. He shuts down the alarm.
4. he takes a regular bath...this is a shot based on i robot when will smith is in the bath.
5. We se some College titles.
6. he starts to make some exercise.
7. Now we see some pictures of him and friends...and a cop picture all normal.
8. He is still making exercises, the the camera moves along a table and we se a regular gun, a badge and a cellphone, and he is in the background blurred, and the cell rings.
9. He answers, and a distorted voice says: " it?s time" and he hang ups.
10. He stands in front of his library and keep staring some books, then he takes an "special" book(still unamed)
11. When he takes taht book the library opens in beteewn and a secret room is revealed, full of weapons,, computers, gadgets and all secret agent stuff.
12. Final shot and end and credits.

Hope you like it...any comment are most welcome.

07 July 2009, 06:38 PM
Nice to see you here again dude, cool and strong start.
I'll be following you progress.
keep the work on, good luck !

07 July 2009, 02:17 AM (

Ok im working on the apartment, Based on some houses that we can se on some detectives serias.

Hope you like it and any comment is most welcome.

07 July 2009, 08:59 AM
Cool. Looking good, althought fridge door have some wierd reflections. Looks as if someone smashed it. Nice image.
I also need to work on apartment fot my shots.

07 July 2009, 12:33 AM
Thank for the comment...and about the reclecting another room with a window...but yes...maybe i can make ti less reflective!

07 July 2009, 08:55 PM (

Ok..the apartment is almost done...still needs some details..but now you can see everything..the bedroom, bathroom, living room and secret room...

Now i will add mode objects...

any comment?

07 July 2009, 09:00 PM ( is a photo montage that i made for one of the shots where we see a picture of the character being a normal cop.
Any comment?

07 July 2009, 09:19 PM
hey melkao,

Yeah i have some comments if you want some help in this,

First face propotions - you probably used some photo for reference - remmember that photo is done with FOV. So when you try go get 3d shape like in photo, in ortografic view ( side,front ect...) then is huge deformation. Try to make shape in perspective views and match to photos from diferent sides if its possible.

Details - this will be on texture and in small resolution so maybe it will not be seen very well but wil give more natural result -esspetialy try to work on eyes and areas around it.

Hairs. I recomend in this case render hairs as separated element. Sometimes light occurs model cool but not the hairs - so best solution is to render hairs with a bit different and faster light setup and compose it in ps.

Hope it will help a bit,


08 August 2009, 12:11 AM
Staszek: are totally rigth...but this is for test purposes...but i will take your suggestion.

Thanks man!

08 August 2009, 11:50 PM (

hi guys...this is another view of the im workin on animations...soon i will upload an animatic.

Comments are most welcome

08 August 2009, 11:50 PM (

Software: 3ds max

First ecsene to dis im finishin and startin the fx

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08 August 2009, 07:42 PM
Your Environment is very photorealistic. well done
but then your character doesn't fit into the scene. but overall good work :)


09 September 2009, 01:35 AM (

Software: 3ds max

This is another shot of the animation, the spy making still rendering everyting and is almost done!

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09 September 2009, 03:39 AM
Hey...regarding the chinup animation:

Don't forget to animate his shoulders :) Accentuating the head/neck motion would help too. In order to pull himself up behind the bar like that he'd really have to tilt his head forward.

Also, some motion on the legs would help as well.

09 September 2009, 07:51 AM
I think your character is too stiff. The body doesn't move at all. I think you should spend more time on the body motion (back, legs etc)
Here is good reference

09 September 2009, 02:57 PM
pierzak, ivanisavich: Thanks guys for the advice and i will fixit!...the thing is that i animated that character with a friend mocap, i recorded him and he moves like stiff. But yes, that can be improved.

Thanks again!

09 September 2009, 02:53 AM (

Software: 3ds max,After Effects,mental ray,Photoshop

I have just finished my video.

And the story is it:

Tom is just a regular condecored cop, with girlfirend and some friends, and every morning he wakes up he just make some excercises, to be atheltic...but he hides a secret job, nobody knows but tom is a secret agent, and when the phone rings, he is ready for action.

This idea was from Chuck the tv series and the bourne trilogy.

I just had 2 weeks of full rendering and post-production and just finished, I'm happy with the results...I was lucky for the time extended, so I can finish.

Hope you like it and good luck for all.

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09 September 2009, 03:16 AM
Feels like the morning routine scenes of the 2 Will Smith movies, I Am Legend and I, Robot.

09 September 2009, 04:18 AM
secret agents are just like you and me! They get up, work out shower drink water, and go to work! hah. I like the camera work albeit subtle shots. You finished just like your story boards, good job!

09 September 2009, 01:02 PM
Feels like the morning routine scenes of the 2 Will Smith movies, I Am Legend and I, Robot.

Definitely in there with the I-Robot reference with the shower scene, my GF loves that film, and that scene, pah! lol :)

like the anim dude, the character animations could be tweaked further, but other than that, pretty sweet. well done.

good luck!

09 September 2009, 07:32 PM
Feels like the morning routine scenes of the 2 Will Smith movies, I Am Legend and I, Robot.

sknne77, mcnooj82: Yeah you are right...i based that escene in those a great shot shot

destruct007: thats what a secret agent means....he needs no look like a regular person.

Thanks guys for the kind comments!

09 September 2009, 01:44 AM
i lil too much guy sweat but nicely done

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