Mountain Patrol, Michal Suchánek (3D)

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  12 December 2009
Congratulations, very nice couple, your work rocks
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  12 December 2009
Wow. Pretty darn amazing. I would love to see these characters in a short or feature.
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  12 December 2009
Really nice work!!! Nice attention to detail!!!
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  12 December 2009
Hi,
Nice character-modeling and shading. The textures look good.

now for the crits: if anyone can't stand straight words, then please don't read on
no bashing intended, just my honest opinion

The lighting of the characters and the background don't match. Background has a light from a top-right direction, while the Characters get a lighting from top-left.
The Characters have subsurface scattering, the plants the big guy holds doesn't. Not a big deal, but it makes the plants look like they don't really fit into the scene.
Therefore, I don't think it really deserved a CG-Choice award.

And finally a personal thing: Orcs/Goblins :( don't want to see them anymore...so boring.
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  12 December 2009
Thumbs up

Cool work mate, congratulations
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  12 December 2009
Really nice work. Good job mate!
 
  12 December 2009
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  12 December 2009
Awesome image - great work.

H13 - I think you're being a tad harsh saying it doesn't deserve a CG-Choice award. I can agree that orc type characters arn't all that original but I think there's more to it than just that. I think the main thing that makes this stand out is that it's interesting - all good art tells a "story", meaning there's more to it than just an orc character. It's technically impressive too - you've pointed out a few problems with it but these are minor so I think it is worthy of the award.

Besides, I just plain like it.
 
  12 December 2009
excellent

stunning work!! i love it
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  12 December 2009
The image is really nice, but feels a bit flat to me.

Also is it based on the miles teves sculpture?

http://www.milesteves.com/gallery/d...gre+mask-02.jpg
 
  12 December 2009
ooooo perfect
 
  12 December 2009
kinda reminds me of photos u take at the mall with a fake backdrop. the photo background just totally ruins it for me. besides not matching the scene, there's no mid ground its just the characters and the mountains a mile away. i like the modeling, but presentation falls short imo. very harsh shadows for an outdoor scene (should probably be more blue than black) and the lighting doesn't really match up. textures feel a little monochromatic and flat (big guy is all pink, little guy is all green). not saying it isn't a good piece, but i dont agree with some of the choices made
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  12 December 2009
Nice render for the most part, but feel that the poses could do with a lot more work - they look very stiff, with not much thought put into actually how a character would perform the actions they are performing (even in still pose form).

That doesn't look like how any creature with four fingers and a thumb would hold a telescope (looks awkward). I think it's predominantly due to all his fingers (not including the pinky) being in a perfect straight line. Try holding something of that diameter up to your eye (and of significant weight just like a brass telescope) - I'll wager that your fingers splay out and rotate differently. The telescope guy's clavicle doesn't appear to have moved even though he's raised his arm. He doesn't appear to actually be in the process of steering the ogre, so wouldn't he look more natural resting his arm on his leg (it would be tiring holding the reins up in the air like that for an extended period of time). And the ogre's hands look very stiff (fingers all lined up etc).

The poses just don't look natural.
 
  12 December 2009
This is a great piece and those nit picking need to re-think, can you do better? I love the modelling, the texturing and the composition, and I think as a piece of art its very engaging. Great job with the hair too its a bitch to get right!

Oh and the little guy is my favourite!
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  12 December 2009
Originally Posted by vfx: This is a great piece and those nit picking need to re-think, can you do better?
Assuming you included me in those you feel are nit picking:

I am constructively critiquing the work. Plain and simple. Nit picking, perhaps. But that's what is going to help the artist get even better.

It really doesn't have any bearing on whether the one critiquing could do any better, it only matters whether the one critiquing has a good eye. I do.
 
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