View Full Version : Aviator's Wife, A.baldasseroni (3D)

09 September 2003, 11:28 AM (

Hi , here`s the last pic/model i made for Marco Spitoni`s Code Guardian (, hope you like it!

3D studio Max, Shag Hair, Photoshop , Bodypaint

b/w version, used in the movie :

Regards, Ale

09 September 2003, 11:33 AM
great texturing work Eklettica! I love it


09 September 2003, 11:52 AM
:eek:Awsome work! The textures are very realistic and the model is great.

How long time did it take to make this model?

09 September 2003, 12:18 PM
well ... Nice Work ! :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 12:55 PM
Well... :eek: :drool: :applause: :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 12:56 PM
Beautiful work .... beautiful woman :).

09 September 2003, 12:59 PM
is she still single? Nice work man!:beer:

09 September 2003, 01:10 PM
very neat. i never really figured out that shag hair plugin when i worked with max... youve done it well.

09 September 2003, 01:16 PM
that's very cool. Beside the excellent skin texturing I like the feather and the hair very much.

she's lovely

[edit] took a second look, also the hat and the clothes are very good. :thumbsup: This ain't gonna work, so I started to look for something that does look less good... couldn't find it :hmm: :thumbsup: :applause:

09 September 2003, 01:17 PM
molto ottimo !!!!!!

forse la pelle la farei un po' piu' satura

09 September 2003, 01:22 PM
lovely stuff, decided against the drunk kind of pose then? ;)

09 September 2003, 01:22 PM
love your work as always Eklettica. Its a joy to see. The little details you put in are exceptional:thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 01:24 PM
OH YOU! GREAT!:applause:

09 September 2003, 01:30 PM
oh icant belive my eyes!:drool: :eek:
how many minutes does the rendering take?
i think more than 2 days!!!!

09 September 2003, 01:34 PM
wow, thats impressive!! :thumbsup:

kinda reminds me of a younger nicole kidman :)

09 September 2003, 01:44 PM
nice mood to it, a classic look, works for me.

top job.


09 September 2003, 01:53 PM
Very nice work... congratulations!

09 September 2003, 01:56 PM
I stared at this work for a little while, looking for something to pick fault with...and there really isn't anything. Maybey the lighting could be more realistic, maybey the texture doesn't look real, or have enough translucency...but then those crits would only hold up providing you were trying to make it real. As it is, it is slightly stylised (which is good) and near flawless...well done! :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 02:03 PM
Woow~~~great work

09 September 2003, 02:10 PM
I have seen this from the basic head to the this super images! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Hope u make a uber demoreel or what it is called

09 September 2003, 02:17 PM
Well, excellent work as always...
This is gonna be the small photograph in the P-51 cockpit which will be seen for maybe a couple of seconds!?
You're a madman :p

By the way, she's the hero pilot's fiance from the "Code Guardian" short movie project, anyone cares? :D

09 September 2003, 02:40 PM

09 September 2003, 02:41 PM
stunning, i love the b&w, it's perfect!!!!:thumbsup:

how much longer till the project is finished┐


09 September 2003, 02:42 PM

09 September 2003, 02:44 PM
Fantastic work as usual, the b/w is absolutely stunning :surprised

09 September 2003, 02:56 PM
i love her, i love her lip and i love u man :D

great work...

09 September 2003, 03:08 PM
Absolutly beautiful work, expecially the Black and White one indeed.

09 September 2003, 03:08 PM
Beautiful, I prefer the B&W version :applause:

09 September 2003, 03:43 PM
Very good!
I like how you added the small loss of hair on her shoulder :)

09 September 2003, 03:55 PM
Just beautifull!!!!! 5stars

09 September 2003, 03:55 PM
Don't know when the "Code Guardian" project will be finished, there's still a huge amount of work to do... :arteest:

Btw there should be an in depth preview shortly...

09 September 2003, 04:38 PM
smile I'm dying

09 September 2003, 04:51 PM
wow amazing model you did there!:eek:

kinda reminds me of a younger nicole kidman too

EDIT: 5/5 stars :P

09 September 2003, 05:08 PM
hey man

kick ass stuff keep the world rocking :buttrock:

09 September 2003, 05:36 PM
Wicked work indeed.

Only crit would be her right (our left) eyelashes (could just be a slight transparency issue--or could just be the lighting) just kinda stood out for me.

Other then that, cheers and good times!

09 September 2003, 05:41 PM
Beautiful. She is very believable.

The little aviator is a lucky kid.

09 September 2003, 05:43 PM
Great texturing! very detailed work:)

09 September 2003, 05:45 PM
yeahhh.. nice

09 September 2003, 06:01 PM
F**k ME!!!!!!! Damn man!! that's a fine model! Wow! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

09 September 2003, 06:09 PM
Yeah Pro... AMAZING!

09 September 2003, 06:54 PM
bellissima! show us more please. :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 06:56 PM
OMG, the B&W one is my favorite!wonderful lighting as well as the model! goooooood work!:applause:

Kel Solaar
09 September 2003, 07:12 PM
Very pretty woman! she is cute :)

09 September 2003, 07:23 PM
great work--

the b/w version has a wonderful mood to it-- good use of camera angle and lighting-- good arch on the eyebrows too!

09 September 2003, 07:24 PM

Nice style 'n clear form. I'd like to see some nice wires too...

09 September 2003, 07:26 PM
Really really Great work, as always!

i can see the passion in your works :buttrock:

Bravo! :beer:

09 September 2003, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Douglask
Wicked work indeed.

Only crit would be her right (our left) eyelashes (could just be a slight transparency issue--or could just be the lighting) just kinda stood out for me.

Other then that, cheers and good times!

I noticed that as well and I beleive that it's because premultiplied alpha channels were used instead of straight and a halo is being created around the eyelashes as a result... this is very fixable.

09 September 2003, 07:38 PM
Very beautiful, especially loved the black and white.

09 September 2003, 08:23 PM
very impressive display of skills:thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 08:28 PM
Thanks for all your feedbacks people!

konst, RenderWoman : the render takes about 25 minutes , hairs with shadows are quite slow to render

StefanoTobacco : Don`t know, others told me that it`s too reddish.... humm..

Simon.Reeves ahahah

siquier Thanks, know, i used your great tutorial for the eyelashes !

dimitrios_c Yes, interesting point... i always start making something as more photorealistic as possible...but it`s so difficult (at least for me...eheh), so at the end it comes naturally to me to make something more illustrative, spending much research on overall mood and composition, that`s a limitation of mine , or simply my attitude 8D

Ostov : Thanks viking, your suggestions have been precious, really.

CEE-GEE i don`t know who`s more crazy ... afer all you are making Code Guardian all alone ... eheh

Thirdeye Thanks for all the anatomic insights and suggestions, all have been very useful ...but as u can see i didn` change the cheek`s wrinkle eheh

Douglask,gmask yes, you`re right....Douglas catched the point, i`ll fix it as soon as possible

sMileGraPhix Grazie Iacopo!

Here`s some wireframes :

09 September 2003, 09:37 PM
Great work....

I love the BW, totaly photorealistic

09 September 2003, 09:43 PM
Wow, that's a great model. I especially like your shaders, they are what makes it especially supurb. Do you have any advice for shading, tutorials, etc.? The skin is fantastic. I really looks like skin with make-up applied, amazing.

09 September 2003, 09:58 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 10:37 PM
That's one purdee ladee.

Excellent work - the slight irridescence on the bottom lip is a stroke of genius :beer:

09 September 2003, 11:04 PM
WOW, great! :bowdown:

09 September 2003, 11:08 PM
skin looks a little grainy especially under the left eye...
but overall it looks nice.

09 September 2003, 11:50 PM
this is amazing!

and thanx for the wire sharing!!
:applause: :buttrock:

09 September 2003, 12:47 AM

the second is just amazing!


09 September 2003, 02:11 AM
Beautiful! I think the most prominent feature of this image is the texture work, the model is great no doubt, but you really captured this model with the textures, I really dig the band around the base of the top hat and the feather. Very nice.

You have received the CGtalk choice award .Please feel free to display this image anywhere you like! Awespiring 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 @ so I can send you the award .psd file


09 September 2003, 04:27 AM
the eyes are too clean. if it is a blinn for the eyes then i would say that the eccentricity is also a bit too high.

but overall very, very nice work

09 September 2003, 04:57 AM
That study is tight dood!

My eye gets a little janked by the way the shadows hug the left cheek/mouth area in the black & white shot - and something about the temple/brow/cheek relationship doesn't quite line up, (I also kinda wonder how tall she's supposed to be - and how old).

Solid, werk! :arteest:

peace d=^)

09 September 2003, 05:34 AM
Great work!
and Beautiful woman :drool:

Your wire is very useful!thanks a lot!

:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:

09 September 2003, 06:30 AM
Extra-earth work for the black and white version !!!
Like the expression on her face a lot.
This image is perfect.

For the color version,I would simply say that the eyes appear to me too bright,too white,too clean.
Apart from that...

:applause: for the award.

(and :deal: one day , he will be mine... )

09 September 2003, 06:55 AM
excellent texturing and work with Shag! Keep that way :)

09 September 2003, 08:08 AM
very nice:applause:

09 September 2003, 08:14 AM
Wow... so real. She's vey pretty! :buttrock:

09 September 2003, 08:30 AM
Impressionante!!! Veramente un lavoro fantastico! :applause:

09 September 2003, 08:50 AM
GREAT :buttrock:

09 September 2003, 09:21 AM
I like it, good textruring and mapping! I like the grahic style, between realism and glamour

09 September 2003, 09:36 AM
Im in love with her :( to bad she isend real :P

09 September 2003, 11:39 AM
Bodypaint rulezz:p

09 September 2003, 01:28 PM
That award is well deserved Eklettica!!! :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 04:04 PM
i like her face a lot. she reminds me of...that girl, the one who ruined the resident evil move...MILA! yah thats it. also on your site, your star wars stuff is all amazing.

09 September 2003, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by Garma
took a second look, also the hat and the clothes are very good. This ain't gonna work, so I started to look for something that does look less good... couldn't find it

The suit looks plastic, it is too smooth and shiny. It needs duller highlights (I can't remember what Max calls it) and the clothes need a bump on them.

The head looks great though.

09 September 2003, 05:37 PM
I like the Black & white shot a little better than the color one. It looks a bit more realistic.:drool:

They are both excellent images!!!:buttrock:

09 September 2003, 09:56 PM
Thanks to you all for the feedbacks and critiques, and for the gallery award! :)

Regards, Ale

09 September 2003, 12:20 AM
How do you dare showing such an ugly picture ? ...
BASTARD ! Wonderfull style and lightning. It match perfectly the style.

09 September 2003, 01:17 AM
Bravissimo! great mix of stylished overall look and hyperrealistic details. The hair, the textures the lightning, the clothes, everything is perfect.

Trying hard to split hairs, I would say that maybe I would add a millimeter or two to the distance between her upper lips and her nostrils.

You are a great artist, I'll try to follow your work! Good luck!

09 September 2003, 04:38 PM
As I said before on IRC this is simply stunning work! I prefer the b/w version, it has a mood rarely seen in CG, this is defeneatly one of the best pictures I've ever seen.

One little thing tho, why is it that hardly any threads gets 5 stars? This work should obviously be rated as high as possible... maybe we have some jealous kids on this board trying to bring the ratings down eh? From me it's defeneatly 5 stars out of 5!

09 September 2003, 01:48 PM


09 September 2003, 11:24 PM
World class images Alessandro !!! I always were a fan of your work and these images made sure I still will be ! Maybe (probably) even more !!!

I think both images are awesome ! I sometimes see people creating a B/W version of their image to hide imperfections, but you are superb both in colour and B/W !!!

:applause: :applause: :applause:

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