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John Blacksad 3D model by ThoRCX John Blacksad 3D model by ThoRCX
Wonder what I wad doing for christmas ? No, not a party, but this : the low poly model of John Blacksad, made for my game project. It will be the game character, and the player will control him. Done with 3ds max 9.

John Blacksad is a character from the comicbook "Blacksad", by Diaz Canales and Guarnido.

The other character, Weekly :

You can check a turn-around video of this model in my demoreel : [link]

December 2009
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:iconassassin-sylk:
This looks excellent!

The detail in the cloth of the coat, shirt and pants are brilliantly done, the colours clash nicely, they're not too much on the eyes, and they definately give off a serious, natured look (if, of course, you ignore the eyes, which kinda scare me, they're the seriousness of serious)

The texture for this looks wonderful, the only thing I would say to maybe change would be the noise on the characters face, due to the colour you've chosen as his Fur/Skin, the noise is quite noticeable, I would say maybe brushing over it with some variation, so that the noise is still there, but the face doesn't seem as flat.

Now that i've gotten the texture out of the way, the poly count for this is rediculously low. I would have said about 2,500 for this character, but you managed to get lower. And that is brilliant, the detail in the cloth really alters the perception of the poly count, and I like that, because you cannot see that it is in fact low Poly.

I really like this peice, you've done very well with it, congratulations. I'll be keeping an eye on your account, from now on.

Sylk~
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:icontiparium:
Tiparium Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
So you said it would be a game character. Any chance I could get this rigged as a replacement model for the TF2 spy?
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:iconbrianjhammer:
brianjhammer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
TOO.DAMN.COOL.
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:iconthe-m-man:
The-M-Man Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd sell my blood just to fund a Blacksad point and click game. Preferably made by Telltale.
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:iconedurpack:
Edurpack Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Simply amazing <3
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:iconrazuminc:
RaZuMinc Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
O!!! JOHN! its Awesome! I like the comics BlackSad! Its would be cool if you done the cartoon
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:iconpiasdatter:
Piasdatter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
oh so cool!
if rigged it would be the best thing ever
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:icondragon-doomlord:
Dragon-DoomLord Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
This looks excelent.
It is 100 loyal to the character's design.
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Thanks ;)
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:iconemiliote:
Emiliote Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
awesome!, a really good adaptation to 3D!
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconpvalentega:
pvalentega Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
would so buy a game where the central character is a cat!
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:iconrupho-lyr4l:
RuPhO-LYR4L Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
fucking cool. I like Blacksad so much xD
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Thank you. Me too ^^
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:icondaswhox:
Daswhox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
OMAGAD!
amazing !!!!O.O
I'm really fan of blacksad, and, when i see that! i'm so happy! <3
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Thank you ;)
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:iconshamaneileen:
ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW WOW AND WOW!!!!
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
:)
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:iconlorenainse:
LorenAinse Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The comic is great (i readed it some time ago), but your model is amazing...
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Thank you ;)
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:iconnemo-h:
nemo-h Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gotta love Blacksad. And he came out VERY well here. Amazing lowpoly, I;m very impressed.
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thank you so much :)
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DrunkardHu Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Your Blacksad and Weekly models are very impressive looking and I actually learned a thing or two from :iconassassin-sylk:.

As you know, I haven't touch 3D for quite a while and I am going to take some autocad classes soon. I should try o design a spaceship or something in case that class gonna get me to draft a schematic or something...
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Hi, thank you.
Please let me know if you're starting to make 3D models. If you need some examples of stuff for training, you can check this site : [link] It's a huge database of references, with a side and front view.
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:iconfelipecosta:
felipecosta Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconmariebergeron:
MarieBergeron Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice work!! I love BLACKSAD, my favorite BD ;)
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Thanks. Really? Nice to see another Blacksad fan :) Be sure to check my latest works then, it's a video game project based on the comicbook.
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:iconmariebergeron:
MarieBergeron Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
really! oh be sure I will!
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:iconvanguard3000:
Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an awesome model. My only complaint is that the top buttons on the overcoat seem to be warped a bit. Other than that, beautiful work!
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Thank you so much :)
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:iconvanguard3000:
Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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:icong-saviour18:
G-Saviour18 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thats really good man, very well done indeed ;)
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thanks :)
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:icondeviant-doug:
Deviant-Doug Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Great job! Very efficient. I'd use some more polys on his head though, especially if you want to do close-ups in your game like you have illustrated here. It is apparent that it is low poly. You might be able to make the ears look better by simply softening the edge normals if you haven't done so already. The arms could use some more polys as well. If you have to spare. Depends on what game engine this will be going into. You would probably need to add more cuts to his elbows and knees before he would animate well. A normal map might really spruce this up as well. The textures for the coat and suit look great. You could probably get a pretty good normal map directly from the diffuse; you did such a good job with it. Keep it up!
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:iconnisaza:
nisaza Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the occ over the colour makes him look so good!!!!

i just love the way yoou painted the buttons and clothes, what software you used for painting???

his shoulders have so little loops, i think you will have problems when putting his arms down o_o
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Thank you :)
Every textures were made on photoshop CS2. I tried to make a quick try of putting his arms down, it wasn't simple but it's pretty working.
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:iconnisaza:
nisaza Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
OMG!!!! in photoshop and they look so great!!!!!!!!! you did a really good (and hard) work there

actually, since i knew i could paint directly in a 3d model in Zbrush, ive never touched photoshop to create textures again o_o you should try and woah... you would make even better textures!

oohh i guessed about the arms, hope the character can run without his shoulders looking weird ^^
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
I just tried a little Zbrush, for the moment I have difficulties to make something that looks like a real model ^^ Just some random ugly shapes. ^^; But as it's a standard software now, I'll surely learn it one day.

Well for the shoulder, it looks indeed a bit strange. Like a soldier during a parade, very unnatural. But this is my first game project and it's more an exercice than a real game, so they will be no animations. The character will just float on the ground, it sucks but animations are hard to do and for the moment, my teachers wanted us to learn the modelings and texturings first.
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:iconnisaza:
nisaza Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
well.... you did great at textures o_o i can tell

so you are learning game art and model as i did woaah im glad =)

oh, for zbrush, i dont really do models on it, i import my .obj models to zbrush, paint on it, and export the textures (uvs are keept from your original modeler software)

and i do some hi poly in zbrush too, then i do a normal mapping with the hi poly

highly recommended n_--
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
This is my second year at school. We use Virtools to make the game, and this software doesn't support bump and normal map so I don't think we will use ZB for the moment, but I did some internship in a video game campany so I saw them how they're doing. We can do really good effects with the normal map today. Sure I will test it when I have time.
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:iconnisaza:
nisaza Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
your career is videogame related? i was in digital animation and we had 1 year of videogames T-T then i realized it was my real passion xD
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shanesemler Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like it, very well done!
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Thank you!
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D-Ark-the-Random Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
:3 that cat reminds me of batman without his costume.Like if you messed with him,he'd own you. ^_^ he looks awesome.Nice job.
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconkkmck:
KKMcK Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Very nice. XD
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconvelvetdelirium:
velvetdelirium Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Awesome. Most anthros are either cute [for both male and female] or sexy [for female].. Good job with the anthromorphic "manliness". :clap: :D
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:iconthorcx:
ThoRCX Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thank you. :)
Well don't forget that the original character is not by me but by Guarnido. ^^

And sorry, I answer too late ^^
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KarYSs-Concept Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
perso , je trouve ça exellent!
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