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  11 November 2003
Character: Afro Samurai

As a break from the caricatures, I present: Afro Samurai!!



Rigged by T4D

EDIT: Might not be online or updating for a few days, laptop cord just sparked, fizzed and died so I'm gonna have to wait to get a new one

Must.... save... battery life.
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  11 November 2003
hehehehe.....
man you come with some great ticklers!!!

Afro Samurai!!
 
  11 November 2003
That's awesome!
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  11 November 2003
wow what a great concept. I really like the idea. Both the model and the pose have great personnality. I really like the hair cut and facial traits coming directly from the 70s.

A few comments, if you don't mind :

- The feet look like boxes, perhaps you should make them a bit rounder. (Perhaps it is only a rendering / shadow issue).
- The square part of the sword is a bit too large
On my laptop's screen the extremity of the blade is a bit weird (antialiasing problem).
- I can't see his belt. Maybe you should make it a bit thicker.

I really like the Pi logo on the floor... Maybe you should increase the fuzziness of the shadows to make it a bit more enigmatic.

Wow what a great character
 
  11 November 2003
yeaahh i agree with telamon..

and i like more as teh matrix stuff..
something original and unexppected ..

great continue to work on him.. and start to learn rigging :-)
 
  11 November 2003
Another Super Cool Model Pi
the lighting looks cool too

So Who is he going to fight Neo or Bruce Lee ??
 
  11 November 2003
Great expression....I think we just found the king of characters....
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  11 November 2003
That's awesome Pi.

AWESOME AS ALWAYS!

Geez, you blow my mind away!

YOU ROCK THE CASBAH!
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  11 November 2003
Thank You

My battery is low so I'm going to have to make this quick. I'll pick up a new Powercord later today and so some more renders


Wgreenlee: Thanks mad, I'm really glad you like him. I was concerned because he is a departure from the caricatures.

Merlin: Thanks!!!

Telamon :

You make some great points about the shoes and sword and stuff. I'll do some tweaking before the next render I think


Xtrm: hehehe thanks. Yeah I know... must... learn...to rig


T4D: Hey thanks man, You do half the work


Proton:

AndrewE: Thanks Andrew! Glad you like him
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  11 November 2003
Looking cool, Pi
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  11 November 2003
yeah, this one is too cool . . . however, it does look, to me, like a caricature of Jim Kelly, the guy that starred in that 77' film "Black Samurai" . . . either which way, this character rocks!!! Can't wait to start seeing your characters in action.


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  11 November 2003
Yet another masterpiece from you, Pi! I like it very much! Do you have any plans with it? Is there a story behind him, or is he just feeling the same as the rest of us are these days; like kicking som Thurman @$$!
 
  11 November 2003
Thanks!

I'm making replies quick and short since I had to order my power cord online, and will take two days to get here

Plans for him? I'll upload a bunch more renders when I get my powercord, I have posed them and set them up, just don't have the battery time to render them .

I also want to get a few animations done for a Demo Reel using him
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  11 November 2003
My only crit is that I don't think the skintone is dark enough for him to be an "afro" samurai. It seems too pink to be afro. Other than that he looks really good. I love the green hair...adds to his character.

Last edited by LittleFenris : 11 November 2003 at 07:03 PM.
 
  11 November 2003
Dude, your hillarious!
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