View Full Version : Helexa - 3d Version Of Brom's Design, Toce (3D)

09 September 2003, 01:18 AM (

Hi there!

here's some of my latest work, it's based on a pic by Brom that I fell in love with recently.
I tried to reproduce it, adding my own touch..

Character model done in maya 5.0 and textures in photoshop..

09 September 2003, 01:31 AM
Thats pretty wild....

09 September 2003, 01:48 AM
wow, that's an awesome piece of art. i love it.
could you post that pic from brom which inspired you ? i dont think i've seen it before. would like to compare it to yours

09 September 2003, 01:54 AM
That's stunning. I love it. The other views are not quite as beautiful as the side view but I guess you were trying to get the same feel as Brom's piece and went for the same view. The little spines on her head at the very back close to the neck seem a bit awkward, but other than that I can't fine much to complain about.
P.S. the texturing is amazing.

09 September 2003, 02:04 AM
hey i'm a big fan or Brom also. he RULES

i used to have the 6 foot dog/creature pic as my Desktop for a LONG time...

one thing, it might just be me. but i think a diff lighting that would give the pic more contrast would be good


09 September 2003, 02:56 AM
awesome job. did you use the painting itself in the texture map? its almost exactly the same. wireframes?

09 September 2003, 03:29 AM
Looks "inspired" by the latest work of . love the textures tho.

09 September 2003, 06:39 AM
well, its a brom design, so it cant be inspired by pascal. cuz it looks exact the same as the brom one.

09 September 2003, 07:36 AM
well here a link to the original artwork from Brom:

and here is my model:
Hi rez (

and the wires:
hi rez (

And yes, my maps are based on the illustration, with rework on it..

09 September 2003, 09:27 AM
even if you have used broms artwork as a texture and reworked it a bit, the result is awesome.
your modeling skills are great!
but half the credit has to go to brom for the brilliant texture on your model :)


09 September 2003, 09:28 AM
Wow, this is so creapy. I love it. I know it is modeled after a Brom painting, but it also looks like something Gieger could do.

Keep up the creepy work, its great!!

09 September 2003, 10:13 AM
très chouette toce :beer:

09 September 2003, 10:22 AM
Beautiful work.....I thought it was a 2d work at first.....!!!
Great adaptation too !!:applause:

09 September 2003, 10:57 AM
As always beautiful job my friend, keep us dreaming!

*big fan, bigger than goron :p*

09 September 2003, 10:59 AM
I'm a fan too :buttrock:

great modeling&texturing


09 September 2003, 11:07 AM
:drool: whoa this is awesome work.... looks like a painting... beautiful

09 September 2003, 11:17 AM
Slick Modelling and great image!!!!

09 September 2003, 12:02 PM
Superbe, comme d'hab...

Bravo Toce

09 September 2003, 12:06 PM
Told you before and I'll tell you again, great work :) (even though I'm not too fond of that particular painting ;)) Good job with textures, lighting and modeling! I'd like a liiiitle more contrast, she blends in a little too well with the background, but that's just me.

09 September 2003, 12:07 PM
!!! gnizama

09 September 2003, 12:11 PM
You did a great job Romain,
Looking amazing...

09 September 2003, 12:33 PM
Stahlberg-Blanchè level imo. Congrats.

09 September 2003, 12:38 PM
woooooow! Excellent modelling and marvellous final rendering...
Maybe you should send this pics to Brom to have some business.

Keep on posting like this, man!

09 September 2003, 12:46 PM
wow.. greatly doned! congrats u make it on the front!:applause:

09 September 2003, 12:46 PM
:buttrock: 5 étoiles, fépéter le champ Toce :beer:

09 September 2003, 01:02 PM
I love the works of Brom , and i love your work too!!

:beer: very beautiful work

09 September 2003, 01:23 PM
:beer: I accompany your work there of 3D STATION and you is a great artist, you has original style. congratulations!!:applause:

09 September 2003, 01:49 PM
Super beau:thumbsup: les textures sont superbes! Magnifique
tableau en 3d:applause:

09 September 2003, 02:20 PM
excellente adapdation!!


09 September 2003, 02:22 PM
I'm glad I could discover Brom.... and you Toce... you two are good as hell...

09 September 2003, 03:14 PM
WOW Amazing modelling! bravo!!

Originally posted by .Hammer-Stroke.
well, its a brom design, so it cant be inspired by pascal. cuz it looks exact the same as the brom one.

eheh actually I know that pict for almost 8 years now ;) Im a huge fan of Brom's art , no wonder it always pop out in my creations.... there's Bisley too, Arthur Suydam, Moebius, Katsuhiro Otomo, and recently Katsuya Terada and Koji Morimoto (yeah lots of japanese artists, but these guys are so creative! )

Once again Toce, i'm blown away by your model :) great stuff!

09 September 2003, 03:19 PM
impressive work toce. the blue lights adds a very atmospheric touch to the piece. a success!


09 September 2003, 03:22 PM
very inspiring ! dead on ! thanks for sharing


Joel Hooks
09 September 2003, 03:31 PM
What a great model. Brom is awesome, and you've done him justice.

I think it gets lost in the background a bit. I'd like to see emphasis put on the model and not the surroundings.

09 September 2003, 03:36 PM
as i had told you before, a masterpiece in modelling and texturing

this deserves an award! :D

09 September 2003, 03:56 PM
Polyganal modelling ,eh? Well looks real wild... real real wild. :applause:

The Don
09 September 2003, 04:16 PM
wow i really love this one!

09 September 2003, 04:26 PM
the "personal touch" you gave the reference is awesome :) Have to say I like yours more than the original :D


09 September 2003, 04:28 PM
Geart Job! :thumbsup:
I love Brom's work too!! :applause:

09 September 2003, 04:58 PM
Yeah nice bit of modelling but why not try and do something original?

Maybe I'm being pedantic but yes the geometry is good but you haven't really expended any effort on the texturing.

Sorry - not madly impressed [by the image as a whole]

09 September 2003, 05:04 PM
And it´s very hard to do this kind of work! Just look at the ribs! all perfect! I like your work man, One suggestion: Try another pose. It looks flat: at first I thought It was a drawing. BTW looks a lot like the mermaid we saw months ago by another really good artist, in the sense, they got the same approach, That`s why I suggest anothe pose.

Everyting else: man, you`re not human! :scream:

09 September 2003, 05:05 PM
Hey I am glad you posted it here finally, really awesome work, as I told you the other day.

Keep showing us stuff like this...its really inspiring.


09 September 2003, 05:15 PM
Nice Job at capturing the Brom Piece!! I love it, and it would probably be cool to see your touch added to it with some different textures and modeling.

GREAT JOB!:buttrock:

09 September 2003, 05:40 PM
this is looked like a painting from the plug in the front page....



09 September 2003, 06:35 PM
I agree with the modeling skill displayed here

this is haute voltige ... excelent

Kel Solaar
09 September 2003, 06:55 PM
Very nice work toce :) It's a pleasure to see such a beautifull 2d artwork taking life in 3d :)

09 September 2003, 07:44 PM
pretty cool

09 September 2003, 08:14 PM
Wow!! :eek: Great result! I'm a big fan of Brom and you've done a great job on this!

The other work on your site is excellent as well

09 September 2003, 08:20 PM
Wow :buttrock:

it almost looks like the painting itself.

09 September 2003, 08:25 PM
really nice piece! I love the renders of the model without the textures more just because they show all the model detail that is lost in the final render. Are you planning to finish the lower half of the body because it would be really cool to see this creature moving. really great work!:)

09 September 2003, 08:40 PM
WOW! So many talented artists that I admire to tell me nice words, I'm impressed and very flate!!! Thank you all!!

Actually I'm currently thinking of doing a demo reel, so you should be able to see it move a bit.. in the near future I hope :)

Bliz >> I just fell in love with the original pic so the initial purpose was to see if I was able to translate it in 3d, sort of an excercice.. I took a lot of pleasure working on that piece and learned a lot. Keep looking for more personnal works, they re coming ;)

09 September 2003, 09:22 PM
wow thought this was a painting. amazing job.

09 September 2003, 09:38 PM
could you show your lighting setup? That's what made me think it was a painting at first. really nice.

09 September 2003, 10:03 PM
oué , cool model tousse ;o)

09 September 2003, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by toce

Bliz >> I just fell in love with the original pic so the initial purpose was to see if I was able to translate it in 3d, sort of an excercice.. I took a lot of pleasure working on that piece and learned a lot. Keep looking for more personnal works, they re coming ;)

Fair enough, my original post was too harsh anyway - sorry. :blush:

09 September 2003, 11:12 PM
Masterpiece for sure... AWESOME WORK dude :buttrock:

cya :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 11:15 PM
SICK! That is amazing, man! Bonus points for giving credit where it's due (Brom)....

09 September 2003, 11:36 PM
Bon, bein ma couille tu sais ce que j'en pense hein ! Prepare moi mon illu d'ici une semaine, je rentre de vacances et je mets une fessée dans ce genre ! (pleins de détails hein, tu vois le genre !);)

Well, in English now :


well, ok, maybe not exactly the same meaning ... :p

09 September 2003, 12:32 AM
Wow I thought that was 2d until I saw a wire frame..! :surprised
I'm impressed. Great rendering and texturing.

09 September 2003, 01:14 AM
wicked... :buttrock:

09 September 2003, 02:02 AM
didnt read the text and thought "damn, that looks like some work of brom" .... so, you definitivly got the style u wanted :)

09 September 2003, 03:18 AM
come on!!! finish the legs!!!! i want to see the whole thing!!!! this is not finished!!!!

09 September 2003, 03:20 AM

The 3d version gave broms work a very Gigeresche look.

Pretty and good.


09 September 2003, 04:47 AM
Brom's design is really great, i love him works.
I think your 3d version are great also.
Well done.
Well, mabybe you want to do more about Brom's design ;)

09 September 2003, 05:14 AM
nice!guy! Brom's fantasy works are my faverites. you did a good job. :applause:

09 September 2003, 06:13 AM
Thats really awesome ...
You've got a SKILL ...

:buttrock: Im also a fan ...


09 September 2003, 07:01 AM
fantastic!! I like all !! the expression the design the colors...:applause:

09 September 2003, 07:10 AM
nice job

09 September 2003, 07:43 AM
Nice, like the background also!

Looks a bit like that female creature from Species don't you think? ;)


09 September 2003, 07:51 AM
Ouaiche gros!
laisse moi kiffer la vibe avec Toce.
c'est trop bo, j'suis jaloux de chez jaloux là.

09 September 2003, 08:37 AM
:beer: This is really Cool... thumbs up :thumbsup:

any chance to se the texture map?

09 September 2003, 09:04 AM
:eek: :thumbsup: Very like of

09 September 2003, 10:09 AM
thats impressive work there. :thumbsup:
awesome model and image.

09 September 2003, 10:58 AM
kick ass bro

(love those wires)

09 September 2003, 11:04 AM
here is the light setup for the one who ask for it

pretty simple: the key light is the area at the left of the image... second area light to the right gives the blue back light...

The directional light from behind just to get some light from the wall

and the rest are juste low intensity volume light just to get more brightness where I wanted to have the shapes more visible..

09 September 2003, 12:31 PM
si on étais sur un autre celebre forum, je te dirait cassage de slip... Great work, impressed by the realism, maya is your dope.

09 September 2003, 05:35 PM
That is really amazing,i thought that pic was painted wheni first saw it. theni saw that you did your workin maya 5. ha, great job i like that a lot, i like all the cuts in her arm. the edges flow really well. ;)

09 September 2003, 05:59 PM
Looks like a painting, I like it a lot!:beer:

09 September 2003, 08:03 PM
thanks for the light setup. that's pretty sweet. like painting with light.

09 September 2003, 08:14 PM
Outstanding dude, this one rocks!

09 September 2003, 09:00 PM
:applause: Travail de fou ca dechire :D felicitations

09 September 2003, 01:46 PM
very good! congratulations :applause:

09 September 2003, 06:12 PM
dude that shytes sick.:buttrock:
any plans for rigging?

09 September 2003, 07:27 PM
Very nice rendition, the only thing that bothered me about this piece is how closely her texture matched the wall, aside from that I really like what you've done here. Love the blue light :)

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10 October 2003, 04:46 PM
really nice... i like the modeling and the render is beautiful

10 October 2003, 05:15 PM
that is incredible,beautiful work there.somply awesome.:buttrock:

10 October 2003, 07:08 PM
I am a fan of Brom !
But I like your work without this reason , its a great work itself !

10 October 2003, 09:08 PM
Beautiful, absolutly..very inspiring..

Keep up the good work!

10 October 2003, 09:08 PM
Beautiful, absolutly..very inspiring..

Keep up the good work!

10 October 2003, 09:08 PM
Beautiful, absolutly..very inspiring..

Keep up the good work!

10 October 2003, 11:46 PM
Looks amazing, I thought it was the 2D version too for a second.

The texture looks unbelievably close to the painting, especially on the head. Is the painting projected onto the scene, or did you paint it yourself?

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