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30 Jaw Dropping 3D Character Creations
From Toy Story to Bolt, animation has brought us an array of wonderful characters to cherish and enjoy. This roundup highlights a selection of simply awe inspiring 3D characters.
Stunning 3D Characters
Created using 3DSmax, Zbrush and Photoshop, the attention to detail and expression are fantastic.
Textured using ZBrush and decorated with Blender, taking 5 days of work. Bobby is a unique and fascinating piece of work.
Hauntingly realistic, Harlequin is truly a spectacular piece of art. At first glance, one might think this was a well lit photo.
Modeled in maya and rendered in Mental Ray, Science is an excellent character, with matching production values.
Inspired by Max Cant’s soldiers when modeling the furnace on his back he is full of expression and crammed with an array of wonderful details.
Hilarious and superbly created using Cinema 4D, ZBrush and Photoshop. It has a warmth and charm that make it stand out.
Realistic and a little creepy, this is beautifully crafted with amazing colors and textures. The lighting adds to the freakish feel of the piece.
A tribute to the popular Final Fantasy character Cloud, the emotion behind the eyes is extremely powerful.
Created in Daz Studio with a rendering time of over 22 hours, this is a simply breathtaking 3D portrait.
Modeled using a combination of Poser, Vue, Cinema 4D and Photoshop CS, she has a real sense of mystery and magic.
A wonderful caricature, Art Ventura solves mysterious CG cases. The behind the scenes of its creation is worth viewing.
The artists first project using ZBrush with the entire piece taking over two days. It makes great use of textures.
A beautiful pose and composition, great use of light and a thoroughly captivating expression make Rose a compelling piece.
A funny and charming piece with great attention to detail on the cloth patterns and the stubble on the chin.
Inspired by Mel Gibson’s movie “Apocalypto”, this Aztec Priest is detailed, imaginative and original.
Created using a combination of Poser and Photoshop, the design on her scalp and the eye markings really draw the eye.
The texture work in the armor plates and skin are amazing given that the artist views this as a work in progress.
I don’t what’s more frightening, the hideous character or the amazing amount of realism he possesses.
This is Kai, Nariko’s dedicated friend (from Heavenly Sword). Created using Poser, Vue and Photoshop.
Absolutely incredible detail, the artist really captured the emptiness in her eyes and created a character deep in thought.
Inspired by the vampire film 30 Days of Nights, this female vampire looks really realistic and deliciously evil.
Created using Cinema 4D, Poser, Vue and Photoshop with an obscene render time, Arwen is a pearlescent beauty.
Fantastic modelling, texturing and shading make this utterly realistic, you will think it’s a photograph. An amazing achievement in 3D realism.
An incredibly striking, beautiful, realistic and moving portrait with an interesting story behind it.
A superb model of Sephiroth from Final Fantasy with the rendering taking 3 hours and the post production taking 6 hours.
An absolutely stunning combination of Poser and Photoshop work. Do yourself a favor and check out this render’s immaculate details.
The level of detail is nothing short of amazing, enhanced by the textures and lightning that give this 3D render superb qualities.
Artwork based on the W40k universe, it’s an Ethereal from the TAU empire, taking 2 days to complete using Cinema 4D, ZBrush, VRay and Photoshop.
A lone knight of the Temple, standing guard. The chainmail and stone are particularly brilliant in detail and texture.
Just awesome detail, amazing textures, superb blending and the befuddling expression on the woman’s face make this a wonderful piece of work.