Friday, August 05, 2005

"Sangyeng"


Renders finales

23 comments:

Mars Attacks said...

¡¡¡¡¡Hazme tuyo!!!!!

kjukes said...

really great work on that samurai, glad to see you've joined the forum.

-Kolby Jukes.

Heber said...

beautiful..

Eliza Leegan said...

Te ha quedado muy bien, la expresión está muy cuidada.
Enhorabuena!
y postea más cosas
:D

Icecube said...

this is just outstanding!!!!
your work really rock!!
keep the good work
take a look in my work not that awesome like yours but.... :D
i keep my eyes on your work!

Dolph Souza
www.rodolphodesouza.com
cya

Antonio Ávila Membrives said...

Muy buen trabajo, si señora!!

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Filip said...

Girl you are the best :)

rac_piolin said...

Is great! Human 120%!

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gum said...

Wow ! i love this one !! :)
Really nice job :)

hami said...

good incredible

ADHONYS said...

hola!!

me ha gustado mucho tu trabajo,
excelente.

un par de preguntas:
DONDE PUEDO ENCONTRAR BUEN TUTORIAL EN ESPANOL DE XSI.?
Y PARA TI ES MEJOR RENDERIZAR EN XSI QUE EN MAX? O LW?

veteehrri said...

Hi, Rebeca.
Really impressive work, brilliant model and texture, i love her tattoo.

Entropy said...

Hello!

I read the interview on XSI and came upon this magnificent CGI. Outstanding.

There is however a small detail that strays from true samurai tradition. She's wearing here katana upside down.
A short google images search for "Iaido" will soon convince you the way the Katana (or Shinken) is worn is with the blade towards the sky.
It is seen here http://www.tenshin.cz/iaido/iaido.2.gif

and here: http://users.tkk.fi/~mlahdenm/iaido/takada_ed-rs.jpg

The reason so many movies feature the Katana this way is from a misinterpretation of the speed and movement of the sword as it's drawn and swung in one motion. Foreigners thought it could only be possible with the sword blade side down. The key is in the way the sword is grasped traditionally, with the thumb facing outside with the other fingers facing the sky just before the roll on the handle.

I felt like I had to tell you as you CGI is just this detail away from being flawless, but as it is, cause a slight distraction for the trained Iaido practitionner and traditionnal Katana weilders.

Check The Last Samurai for a great example of the right way to hold and wear a traditionnal Katana.

Sorry for being a pest!

Have a good day, and keep on being impressive!

Emmanuel Albert

2356 said...

I saw this and realized you drew the Concubine Warriors from Sun Tzu.
Cheers

THE LESSON OF THE CONCUBINES
SUN TZU Art of War
Geral Michaelson

The following story is considered to be of dubious authenticity and
not part of the 13 chapters. Some translators include it within
their books; others ignore its existence. All narratives are quite
similar. You may find interesting lessons in the following version.

Sun Tzu's book, "The Art of War," earned him an audience with the
King of Wu, who said, "I have thoroughly read your 13 chapters. May
I submit your theory of managing soldiers to a small test?"

Sun Tzu replied, "Sir, you may."

The King of Wu asked, "Can the test be applied to women?"

Sun Tzu replied that it could, so arrangements were made to bring
180 beautiful women from the palace. Sun Tzu divided them into two
companies with one of the King's favorite concubines at the head of
each. He then made all of them take spears in their hands and spoke
to them: "I presume you know the difference between front and back,
right hand, and left hand?"

The women replied, "Yes."

Sun Tzu continued, "When to the sound of drums I order 'eyes front,'
look straight ahead. When I order 'left turn,' face toward your left
hand. When I order 'right turn,' face toward your right hand. When I
order 'about turn,' face around to the back."

After the words of command had been explained, the women agreed they
understood. He gave them spears so he could begin the drill. To the
sound of drums, Sun Tzu ordered 'right turn.' In response, the women
burst out in laughter.

With great patience, Sun Tzu said, "If the instructions and words of
command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly
understood, then the general is to blame." He then repeated the
explanations several times. This time he ordered the drums to signal
'left turn,' and again the women burst into laughter.

Then Sun Tzu said, "If the instructions and words of command are not
clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the
general is to blame. But if commands are clear and the soldiers
disobey, then it is the fault of the officers." He immediately
ordered the women who were at the head of the two companies to be
beheaded.

Of course, the King was watching from a raised pavilion, and when he
saw that his two favorite concubines were about to be executed, he
was alarmed and swiftly sent down a message: "We are now quite
satisfied as to the general's ability to manage troops. Without
these concubines, my food and drink will not taste good. It is the
King's wish that they not be beheaded."

Sun Tzu replied, "Having received the sovereign's commission to take
charge and direct these troops, there are certain orders I cannot
accept." He immediately had the two concubines beheaded as an
example and appointed the two next in line as the new leaders.

Now the drums were sounded again and the drill began. The women
performed all the maneuvers exactly as commanded, turning to the
right or left, marching ahead, turning around, kneeling, or rising.
They drilled perfectly in precision and did not utter a single
sound.

Sun Tzu sent a messenger to the King of Wu saying, "Your Majesty,
the soldiers are now correctly drilled and perfectly disciplined.
They are ready for your inspection. Put them to any use you desire.
As sovereign, you may choose to require them to go through fire and
water and they will not disobey."

The King responded, "Our commander should cease the drill and return
to his camp. We do not wish to come down and inspect the troops."

With great calm, Sun Tzu said, "This king is only fond of words and
cannot carry them into deeds."

Commentary following the story indicates that the King relented,
recognized Sun Tzu's ability, and appointed him a general; and Sun
Tzu won many battles. In contrast, some historians believe Sun Tzu
simply served as a civilian strategist, and others deny his
existence, claiming he was actually someone else.

rybeck said...

Pure Beauty, it is... It is amazing, Rebeca... Good work!

Karina said...

Excelente trabajo, muy real, me puedo enamorar fácilmente de una mujer como Sun Tzu.
Karina

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pabloraiz said...

Maravilloso trabajo Rebeca, me gusta mucho la sensibilidad poética para crear a tus personajes.
Felicidades.
Ojalá algún día trabajemos juntos en algun proyecto.

gilvan said...

mto bom... e olhe q é mto raro
mulhar fazer algu tam bom asim...

meus parabens.

e bjs.rrsrsrs

chicklet said...

gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

October 30, 2007

QUOTE:
"a small detail that strays from true samurai tradition"

(The proper placement of a weapon to the body was/is not a tradition, but a necessity.)

IF this render is meant to be a depiction of a concubine from the legend of Sun Tzu’s concubine ‘army’…

Then the quote above is a massive understatement, to say the least.

A beautiful picture is just that, a beautiful picture. Unfortunately, this render has done the legend of the Sun Tzu concubines a sordid injustice. Imagination is fine, but to have disgraced this legend with such un-authentic nonsense is just too atrocious. Without going into many details, suffice it to say, and just pointing out one instance, none of the concubines were outfitted with ‘live’ blades.

On the subject of the sword in this render, the curvature, as depicted, from the front of the subject, to the rear of the subject, is off by inches.

For a legend as great as this, and for the work done, no imagination and some decent research would have resulted in a truly great and (rightfully) admired render.

It may not mean much at this point. However, ‘I’ do honestly appreciate the effort and admire the talent involved. Thank you, Rebeca Puebla, for an otherwise pleasant render for my senses.

Litho said...

amazing artwork
really loved the character (only wrong thing i found was that the sword's blade is facing down and it should be facing up)