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  03 March 2005
C.a.r.l., David Michaels (3D)

Title: C.a.r.l.
Name: David Michaels
Country: United States
Software: Maya


Life form (lame)

This is just a simple robot, clean design, and clean textures. He was developed from a doodle and was built in my spare time. Built in Maya and Rendered with Mental Ray.

Let me know what ya think.
-The Butcher-
  03 March 2005
Nice clean looking render. It might benefit from at least some type of background.. A floor for shadows, if nothing else... some type of studio lighting setup.

  03 March 2005
The name conjures up HAL9000, and the spherical shape of the body reminds me of the little green guy from Monsters, Inc.

I don't mean this in a derrogatory way, it's just my first impressions.

The modeling is done nicely. There is a pretty unique style to the way you designed the limbs. The camera eyes seem retro, but they work well with the concept.
  03 March 2005
Excellent Execution of Technique

Dear Butcher,

This robot is simple, yet so clean and fresh. I think the way you have it set up makes a lot of sense as far as kinematics and animation. Sometimes people make these super complex robotic models that were obviously modeled on the fly without any attention to making it so it could actually work. I've seen this guys rig set-up and it is by the coolest. Working lenses, cameras, proper joint rotation, and most of all no wierd joint problems.

You seem to be able to deliver the total package. Hire this guy...what you see here is only the tip of the iceberg for sure!

Chris Radcliffe
Zoic Studios
Chris Radcliffe
  03 March 2005
nice model maybe put him in an environment at least put a floor..
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  03 March 2005
Thanks all so far

Yeah, I never put it together like that, Mike from Monsters Inc. and Hall (good observation). I admit he does need some sort of environment, I guess I'm waiting for my buddy to get the animation wrapped up so I can bring it all together. Upon popular demand I will be doing a bit more with the textures. Thank you all for taking the time to view him and place your comments (hopefully more to come).
-The Butcher-
  03 March 2005
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