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digital_rhino
03-17-2004, 03:28 PM
Harry Spirides has entered the Machineflesh 3D Challenge.

digital_rhino
03-17-2004, 03:30 PM
Well....I'm ready to get my @ss kicked. Good Luck everyone!:bounce:

Concept to come soon

digital_rhino
03-18-2004, 12:11 AM
Wow...threads get buried quick around here. Well...I cant get the scanner here at work to function, so i'll give a discription of my idea.

The idea is a BlackOPS Octopus...or BlackOC for short. It is an undersea military demolitions cyborg octopus.

The majority of the body will be the natural organism. The "head" will be a glass globe housing for the brain. Tentacles will be mechanical with magnets for the suction cups. Underneath will be housing for a magnetic mine to be attached to the hull of the ships. Where the ink "valves" would be will be replaced with a sonar jamming....something.:shrug:

I dont know...just my first idea. I'll upload the sketch later at home.

Opinions?

digital_rhino
03-19-2004, 06:18 AM
Hey all...well here's the first concept sketch. I'm not sure if I like it, so I would really appreciate feedback. Thanks...and no laughing at my drawing skills.


http://www.geocities.com/shortbus_animation/blackoc.txt

Virtuoso
03-19-2004, 07:53 AM
Hey there digital_rhino.........Going for the multi-legged creation this time around I see.......Actually your drawing skills are good,and the idea is a good one as well.........:thumbsup:

I think that keeping the majority of the body "organic" is a good way to go.It will also help the machine/mech parts stand out even more so.....Instead of being too convoluted with machine type parts.

Those are also some nice ideas for the BlackOPS Octopus......Original and fresh.I'll keep an eye out for your progress,have fun,and do some cool work,as I know you will.See you soon.:cool: :beer:

digital_rhino
03-19-2004, 01:58 PM
Hey Virtuoso...thanks for the comments. I hope I do alright this challenge. It's my texturing skills that worry me, so we'll see how things go.

Heres my first update.

http://www.geocities.com/shortbus_animation/oc1.txt


Crits please! Thanks!

digital_rhino
03-19-2004, 02:00 PM
Now that I step back and look at it, I think there's too much body between the eyes, and the tentacles. What do you think.

TheFirstAngel
03-19-2004, 03:39 PM
Great Concept, looking forward to more updates.
Hmhmmm, if the whole glass will be filled with his brain, you could build up some metalframe over that to support the glass. Cuz when the glass breaks...
best luck and let it rock!:beer: :buttrock: :beer:

Exidor
03-19-2004, 03:56 PM
The amount of flesh between tentacles and eyes looks OK to me. You should maybe have some kind of skeletal structure visible through the translucent octopus skin - otherwise, I don't see how he's going to support all that metalwork and a big glass dome.

digital_rhino
03-20-2004, 01:21 AM
1st_angel...Exidor, both excellent suggestions. I will definitly try to incorporate them both. I feel its kind of a simple character, so little detail ideas like that will be great to add.Thanks:thumbsup:

digital_rhino
03-23-2004, 01:32 AM
Hey all,

its about time I posted an update. This update shows 1st_angels suggestion for the cage around the glass dome. It actually looks like a leather helmet to me right now, but I'll add bolts and things later.

Please offer up some crits. Thanks all!:thumbsup:

http://www.geocities.com/shortbus_animation/Oc_new.txt

*edit* never mind

digital_rhino
03-23-2004, 07:55 PM
No comments huh?

Proficuus
03-23-2004, 07:57 PM
nice progress, clean lines. Can't wait to see more

flinder
03-24-2004, 08:56 PM
agreed. the model is looking very solid.

MDB101
03-24-2004, 09:13 PM
U know what lol, your concept is almost the same as mine? but mine is a x-millitary Canadian Project gone bad eh.


I cant wait to see more of your works :) it commin along nicley :)


heres my thread, tell me if its almost as close to yours heh

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=132722

digital_rhino
03-25-2004, 12:22 AM
Hey all...thanks for the great coments.

Here is a comparison between two versions. The one on the left is actually more of how an octopus looks I guess:shrug:. Please let me know which you all think is better.

http://www.geocities.com/shortbus_animation/OC_compare.txt

RedGlass
03-25-2004, 01:19 AM
The one on the right, I think there's too hard of a line between the brain casing and the actual octopus.

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