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Old 08-18-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
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Smoking Robot, Axel Akesson (3D)

Title: Smoking Robot
Name: Axel Akesson
Country: Germany/sweden
Software: Softimage|xsi 4.0


After a lot of work... it's finally complete.
I hope I've improved a bit since my last robot.

Some info:

Done in XSI 4.0
- Standard lights used.
- A few reflection passes used to get nice reflections (no HDRI).
- Rendered in 2K, 16 bit and composited using the FX Tree and final touches in Photoshop CS.
- Too many passes.

Reference image from the book "1000 robots, spaceships & other tin toys", Teruhisa Kitahara & Yukio Shimizu, published through Taschen.

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Old 08-18-2004, 11:04 PM   #2
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That is awesome! I love those little robots.....i did some a while back. This looks very nice. Good job!
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Old 08-19-2004, 02:57 AM   #3
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The little scratches on the robots body really add to the realism. Nice job.
Old 08-19-2004, 04:07 AM   #4
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Very realistic!!!
Old 08-19-2004, 08:15 AM   #5
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Well done! I like the design of it!
Try to do an advertising poster of the robot in the old 50s-Style!

Old 08-19-2004, 08:17 AM   #6
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really nice and realistic rendering m8
good modelling and texturing
Old 08-19-2004, 11:58 AM   #7
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Looks really cool!

But where do you put the cigarette?
Old 08-19-2004, 02:29 PM   #8
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I once had a robot that did that back in the late 80's or early 90's, I forget. No cigarette, but smoke would come out of its mouth. I'd be surprised if they were allowed to make something like that today, though. A bunch of parents would probably file lawsuits claiming that it made their children want to smoke or something. Kinda makes me feel old.
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Old 08-19-2004, 02:34 PM   #9
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it blows my mind that something this simple can get 4 stars
Old 08-19-2004, 03:29 PM   #10
Axel Akesson
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Thanx guys!

sswift: Read the post by slackjaw10.


Last edited by aki : 08-19-2004 at 03:34 PM.
Old 08-19-2004, 10:35 PM   #11
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Overrall i like the image, i think the robot is a bit too shiny, when i look at him, i think tin, and tin is rarely ever that shiny, i'd dent him up a bit, or even if he's brand new, give him more of a metallic sheen, he looks plastic in areas right now, i like the concept and the model though, looks very cool. As for Slag, if you have valid criticism, i think any of us would be happy to field it or respond, but just making a simple stupid comment is rude and pointless.
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Old 08-20-2004, 11:53 AM   #12
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I was only joking about the cigarette. :-)
Old 08-20-2004, 03:05 PM   #13
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Very realistic! Excellent modeling and texturing!
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