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10-02-2003, 02:43 PM (


First: Sorry, my english is very poor ;)

It's my first serious artwork in 3D. Previously I created crap like boxes, thoruses, spheres :) I made this scene 3 months on vacation. Most used tool when I created this droid is boolean :)
I hope You like it.

<edited by Tito: Image replaced with one hosted on CGNetworks gallery to prevent dead links.>

Oh... I used Cinema 4D v.8.1


10-02-2003, 03:42 PM
Booleans? that is amazing, and to say you made it in booleans is just frightening.

Wonderful picture!

10-02-2003, 03:45 PM
very well done:thumbsup:
I assume that the design is based on Feng Zu's images..

Edit: oops didn't see the text at the bottom of the image:blush:

10-02-2003, 05:52 PM
i really love this picture i like roboot render :D nice work

10-02-2003, 05:58 PM
great work!
I was actually gearing up to model that very same design! oh well....You did a great job with it. Nice lighting and textures as well. And It's nice to see some thought put into the layout and design of the final render. It has a nice balance and good continuity through out.

10-02-2003, 05:59 PM
really cool stuff and creative as well. i like the hands ..

10-02-2003, 10:49 PM
awesome work---amazing modeling, love the overall design.

10-02-2003, 10:50 PM
Animation....I say animation!!! :applause:

10-03-2003, 12:50 AM
i like :thumbsup: . kind of reminds me of the robot in the last episode in Animatrix

10-03-2003, 04:11 AM
Zajebista Robota : ) lol
Skad jestes z polski?

Sorry my polish is very poor man. I can't really read it or write it, so I just type the way I say it lol. Great work though, I can't say anything bad about it. Everytime I see something like this I get really cheesy that I bought C4D :)

10-03-2003, 04:18 AM
That is an Awesome picture. Really like the detail.
Great Job.

10-03-2003, 04:37 AM
What if those naked flames ignite the oil? Aren't you worried about that? That's a very situation you have those robots in. What if little kids from the US see this picture and feel encouraged to float around in oil soaked environments with flames jettting from their shoulder blades? You'll be sued for sure!

10-03-2003, 04:42 AM
Really nice work:applause:

The beauty of this post is that you actually admitted that this was your first attempt at a serious piece and you stated how long it took you. You took the mystery out of how great work is sometimes done.

Now I feel that I'm ready to perhaps take on such a task.

Triple G
10-03-2003, 05:30 AM
How do you go from making nothing but boxes and spheres, to this?? :surprised :eek:

My only real crit would be that it's a little too grainy for my taste, but whether you're a n00b or not, that is one sweet should be proud! :thumbsup:

10-03-2003, 05:46 AM
yeah i noticed it was fengs sure we have all gazed at them in awe..... but u did it justice dood...would love to see that bad boy animated!:applause:

10-03-2003, 05:47 AM
Well done. Love the texturing


10-03-2003, 06:31 AM
wow! that s really fantastic ...
I like it!


10-03-2003, 06:34 AM
Three months of vacation?!? Where are you working?!
By the way, Awesome piece, Is the model made to be animated? Because if you haven't animated before either, than i'd love to see you take that to the same level as you're modeling!

DJ Scorchio
10-03-2003, 06:57 AM
im sure someone else did a model of these concept designs before and posted them up :S
Anyways, brilliant work!

10-03-2003, 07:01 AM
Seems like Feng Zhu is really famous these days :))):applause:

10-03-2003, 07:15 AM
Wow, cool!

10-03-2003, 07:26 AM
Good work man. I like it. I dont know but it seem kind of familiar with the bot from Animatrix , Matriculated part.:p No offence this is a decent work. ;)

10-03-2003, 08:43 AM
Dont believe that you modeled boxes and sphere only before this :D
Top notch !
Contrast seems a bit low. (May be because of lot of grain, bring it down)


10-03-2003, 08:47 AM

first real attempt? You should've seen my first attempt..

congrats man, with the plug

10-03-2003, 09:13 AM
i saw this model at Feng's website few months ago.
you deliver his concept design pretty well!!!
good stuff, dude.
it's working pretty good with environment.

congrats on plug!!


* actually, a friend of mine is working on the same design right now should let him know you already did.

10-03-2003, 09:33 AM
OMG!! What have those robots done to the warehouse! ;-)

Really nice robot design. I like the blueish lighting. :applause:


10-03-2003, 10:00 AM
The picture isn't seen. Fix it.

10-03-2003, 10:23 AM
Yep, the link is broken.:hmm:

10-03-2003, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by animatethat3d
Three months of vacation?!? Where are you working?!
By the way, Awesome piece, Is the model made to be animated? Because if you haven't animated before either, than i'd love to see you take that to the same level as you're modeling!

Well, I usually have *at least* 3 months of vacation every year - call it unemployment - doesn't really feel like vacation though :annoyed: When you don't live in the right area then sometimes you doubt if you chose the right industrie, at least this is my case, though I love what I do... Can be pretty frustrating sometimes :hmm:
Sorry for this personal deviation - back on topic: can't see the image either ;)


10-03-2003, 12:42 PM

Thanks for all comments :) I'm very happy when I readed it

Some details:

Yes, I really made most elements by boolean. I'm newbie in 3D and boolean operations it's easier for me than polymodeling. I know, wire in this method is very bad, even if I used better boolean plugin.

Animation... Hmm... I would to see it in animation too, but scene it's too heavy for my hardware. This picture rendertime is 2 hours... BTW. Droid have a lot elements without any mechanical sense. It's very hard to animate it...

Yes, I'm from Poland, and I'm study (for that reason I have 3 months of vacation) :D

Hiehie... Flame & Oil add hold in suspense ;)

My warehouse it's based on these up, but my have a lot more details and textures ;)

OK. Here we go... (copy & paste these adresses into new window because this server do not support hotlinks)


And droid without background:

Thanks for all replies! It's motivate me to work with next scene

PS. Heh... Sometimes I don't understand myself when I write this post in english... Arghh

10-03-2003, 12:42 PM
To the broken links guys, it might be your firewall - mine is blocking it because of "hardcore" in the domain name.


10-03-2003, 12:46 PM
both pictures wont work

please fix it

10-03-2003, 12:53 PM
Try open it in new window or copy and paste adress into new window... I don't have any good working server :(

10-03-2003, 12:55 PM
nice work bud...keep it up.

10-03-2003, 01:11 PM
Nice job, im just starting to get into 3d stuff. What is Booleans? Anyway, i like the detail throughout. The factory is almost a peice in itself, the water and lighting effects are cool. Those plasma tanks on the wasps sides are also a nice touch. This peice looks very realistic. You should definitly do an animation if you have time.

10-03-2003, 01:50 PM
quick explanation of boolean

if you use cinema 4d
would be worth getting this

10-03-2003, 02:38 PM
both links do not work :-(

10-03-2003, 02:44 PM
they work fine here...anybody else have same problem?

10-03-2003, 02:57 PM
Modelled very nicely.
The enviornment looks well done :beer: (I like when people pay attention to the enviornment)
Good work.

10-03-2003, 03:17 PM
I love it...very well thought out and presented.....and to think its booleans :P

10-03-2003, 03:25 PM
Just perdy man. Seriously good job. Composiion and all.

I tip my hat to you, now look into my eye

10-03-2003, 03:48 PM
I'd love to see it but again yet another webhost has put the kibosh on the file due to "Przykro nam, strona chwilowo nie działa z powodu przekroczenia godzinnego limitu transferu."

Which i can only assume means Bandwidth Limit Exceeded - or something to that effect...translators?!

Anyways if someone has some free space on there server if they wouldn't mind posting, it would be greatly appreciated looks good in the thumbnail...

The linked image gives me a "This image has been hotlinked pic" - I think, but then again it's in yet another language....

10-03-2003, 03:49 PM

10-03-2003, 04:04 PM
Clockwork, I get a mix of 404 and the "no hotlinking"(?) image too.

Damnit... It looks cool judging by the plug... Anyone up for hosting the images?

10-03-2003, 05:33 PM
Can't see it either--just get garbled page of text. But you peeked my curiosity. Anyone else want to host it?

10-03-2003, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by JoelD
...Anyone else want to host it?

Does it work?

eMeRPi, tell me if I should remove the image.


10-03-2003, 06:13 PM

Thats amazing!

Thanks for posting commanche

10-03-2003, 06:30 PM
BTW, has Feng seen this? He just finished up design work for SW Ep3, so he'd probably be available to take a look.

10-03-2003, 07:52 PM

Sorry for all at that broken links. Free www servers in Poland suxx :(

Big thanx for Commanche for upload it to other server! Picture it's little too heavy compressed, but better than none :)

I mailed to Feng, but he din't reply for now :P


10-03-2003, 08:37 PM
none of the pictures load, and none of the links work . . .

10-03-2003, 10:49 PM
Feng Zhu is the reason i still draw, he makes most excellent work and so do you.:applause:

10-03-2003, 11:35 PM
Nice....i know that I've seen the original drawing......I'm curious to see the wireframes:)Please

10-03-2003, 11:54 PM
I kinda looks like the machines from Matriculated - The Animatrix

10-04-2003, 02:58 AM
Thanks for the link comanche.

This robot is great. Hard to believe that it was done without the use of extrude.

Does anyone care to host the wire image? I would like to see what a boolean wireframe can look like.


10-04-2003, 06:18 AM
Great job. from another C4D user I was just wondering if you mainly used textures or procedurals? Very well done!

10-04-2003, 11:33 AM
very good job,you creat it in 3 month???
my god~

10-04-2003, 12:39 PM
No patrzcie, Polak też potrafi ;).

Model fajniutki ale ja się najbardziej cieszę że nie schrzaniłeś tekstur jak to się najczęściej dzieje.

Gratuluję świetnej pracy. :)

10-05-2003, 10:33 AM
Great work - I got occasion to see what Cinema is capable, and this is really the good example. I would suggest move some levels sliders in Photoshop, some it could be more dark, spooky or whatever. Anyways: :thumbsup:

10-05-2003, 11:15 AM
Very nice. I agree with Pinio about levels :)

Gratulacje :beer:

10-05-2003, 11:51 AM
Nice work on not only the bot, but the scene itself. Again another piece of art that does Feng's designs justice. I have no major gripes, maybe the noise level could be lessen a bit and since those flames seem mighty hot, adding some heat waves might be an interesting addition to the scene since it's so focus on the main character.

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10-05-2003, 12:30 PM

OMG!!! Wow! I don't believe it... CGtalk choice award! Aaaaa :eek: :buttrock:

I don't know what I shoul to speeak... Thanx!!!

Well... I must start my new artwork now :)


PS. Wire & Droid:

10-05-2003, 06:18 PM
I wish my journey into 3d had been like that!

Sphere....Cube...Torus...Super Robot!

Great job! I am eagerly awaiting your next artwork!


10-05-2003, 09:17 PM
Cool, I can see the image. ;) Great work!! :bowdown:

10-06-2003, 12:18 PM
great work emerpi
you should send it to maxon's gallery
and my :p

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