This image is called "Ground Infantry 3300AD". The initial idea came to my mind when I was reading old Babylonian and Canaanite writings about "Emissaries of Ba'al", a story about betrayal, deception etc.
The concept for the image I had was about GIs rushing towards the enemy, just like they've done for countless years and centuries in past. I wanted to make this piece as a kind of fantasy image, not an attempt to visualize how things would actually look in far future. I also thought to throw in some valkyrie influences in the characters as I'm handling this theme of war, death and mythology around war.
3dsmax, polymodeling, uv mapping, radiosity and some other tricks were used for modeling and rendering. Textures were made of photos I've shot here and there, no stock stuff used.
Color correction was made in post work, no other changes were made as I like to stick with pure renders, just in case I want to create animation later :) Check the links below if you want to see studio renders of character.
[url=http://www.cgmill.com/olmirad/20060219_GI3300AD_pose1.jpg]Studio shot 1[/url]
[url=http://www.cgmill.com/olmirad/20060219_GI3300AD_pose2.jpg]Studio shot 2[/url]
[url=http://www.cgmill.com/olmirad/20060219_GI3300AD_pose3.jpg]Studio shot 3[/url]
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