Thursday, January 18, 2007

Cyberman - Work in Progress

This is something I started a week or so ago purely for a bit of fun. The book Doctor Who: The Inside Story and a few other magazines have had an assortment of unused concepts for the Cybermen from the new series of Doctor Who. This is a mish mash of those and a few ideas of my own. Built in Max 7 and rendered in Vue 5 Infinite.

11 comments:

Tim Bye said...

Brilliant! You can't go wrong with a cyberman on your blog!

Drakath said...

It's already looking very fine.

The metallic surface is wonderful. I should try out to create something like that... I always fail doing good materials.

Dave said...

Love the lighting and a cool design. Also that hallway below is awesome and when I get a house, I will have it built in ;)

Hans said...

Hey Andrew,

Cool design on Cyberman! Can't wait to see the finished version. Love the corridor in the post below. It definitely have that starwars feel to it. Impressive that it only took you a few hours!!!

All the best and good luck in '07

Take care,

Hans

Ryan said...

This is really cool.

allen said...

Keep on ROCKIN'

Cybermen always creeped me out...great job.

Armand Serrano said...

I could see a character with a good disposition. Having that vent helps keep his head cool. Great job. Love the corridor as well. Now that you mentioned Buck Rogers, it's one of my favorite shows in the 80's. Don't know why but somehow there's something in it that kept me watching. Great lighting and design.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Although I did like the new BBC Cybermen they didn't seem as creepy as some of their earlier incarnations ! I really love the Tomb of the Cybermen story from the Patrick Troughton era !

I. N. J. Culbard said...

I did a pitch for Doc Who animated that never got shown/pitched, quite a few years ago now that had a revamped cyberman in it that I'll have to dig out... nowhere near as good as this, mind. Love the flat face and the grill, and you even have the tear. Great stuff.

Teemu J├Ąppinen said...

I'm digging it.

TimeWarden said...

Interesting how you've extended the handlebar motif down to the jaw line. I think one of the reasons the new BBC version isn't as scary as either the design in "Tomb" or the later Troughton "The Invasion" is because of the streamlining of the lower half of the face.

Added to that the noise they make walking, when stealth was previously the order of the day, and the commercial need for the catchphrase "Delete" brings about a further weakening of the original concept.