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Captain Proton


By Luis Arizaga

Luis writes:

This lil alien is one of a 3d toon character series. Testing open software for CG cartoon. About the theme... I was listening star trek voyager where appears Captain Proton and the evil Caotica... I modeled the character with traditional polygon and box modeling techniques. Textures where painted with the 3d paint tools of Blender. I gave expresion and posed the character with the sculpt tools in Blender. Some composition in the Blender node editor and few small final touches in Gimp.


About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Jeeze guys. Between commenting about whether this is the correct character from star trek and begging for tutorials... can anyone actually give some feedback on the model / image itself? Personally I think he looks awesome, although it's actually the textures and lighting that impress me the most. Great posing and character design, too.

  2. As feedback, this is one of the most professional images I've seen coming from Blender in quite some time. Excellent work! Looking forward seeing the series.

  3. Really impressive work - Amazing character w/ really great details. Materials are top notch. Plus, he's just fun to look at! :) I expect him @ any moment to start looking around and shooting his ray gun :)

  4. Capt Proton for Prez, long live Proton.  Just an FYI, the char was named after a loong time Lightwaver.  Sorry blender folks.  :(  I do like your character, however.  Excellent work!  If you wish to learn from Proton he still teaches at DAVE in Orlando.

  5. Ey, Thanks everybody for the comments and feedback!
    Of course he's not the StarTrek Voyager Captain Proton ;) As I said I gave the character this name because I was listening the tv series these days. Tom Paris is the best! It was very funny to listen him while I was working on this lil alien pinup.
    Yes, he's an "animatable" character. But I've sculpted details on him also.
    I'm preparing a little "making of" so keep in touch. I will publish details about this and other characters for you.

  6. damn it takes two months of the current edition to arrival on my side of the pond, but I will definately buy this just for the cover captain proton rocks

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