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dark-elf2
12-19-2004, 02:36 AM
wow nice detail

well keep it up no crits at this point :thumbsup:

Climax
12-19-2004, 02:50 AM
• :surprised I just can't believe I was about to post....:banghead: :blush:

• Very good Dim! nothing to crit...

:thumbsup:

vrhead
12-19-2004, 04:57 AM
it reminds me a lil of the titan ae .. or the big dome drop ships from mechwarrior... very sweet detail and awsome texturing

adel3d
12-19-2004, 07:13 AM
Hey,
You work hard man here in the forrum! Hope you get the result you expect,
astonishing I haven't seen your thread here.(LOL);)
anyway,your last update is cool!
good luck!

Kaksht
12-19-2004, 07:54 AM
Hi Dimitris!
Whoa, this is a big fella :bounce: and it looks just the way it supposed to - great :beer:
Btw the sparow is also a work of art, how do You manage to paint hose textures in such a short time?

gpepper
12-19-2004, 08:09 AM
Ouch ! :argh: Texturing is really really great ! Great job DIM !

Micro26
12-19-2004, 08:56 AM
Great work dimitris this is got be a huge composition in the end,really looking forward see this one :thumbsup:
:)

theuni
12-19-2004, 09:26 AM
Hi Dim,

really great texturing you`ve done there. Could you plz share some images of your textures and UVW`s :bounce:

YasushAzush
12-19-2004, 02:27 PM
ha ..............:wise: nice

markw7
12-19-2004, 02:40 PM
Hi Dim,

really great texturing you`ve done there. Could you plz share some images of your textures and UVW`s :bounce:

My request too. Incredible detail. I've been doing panels too but nowhere near the level of detail of these. Wow.

claudiojordao
12-19-2004, 02:56 PM
Amazing work Dimitris! Just one question, all the spaceships tend to be dark, dont you think that you could add some color to your fantastic models?

Panther690
12-19-2004, 06:02 PM
amazing... One thing I dare ask, maybe you should put a less smooth texture on the droping legges? :S .. Because is cant compare to the whole other body of the craft, less smooth, more textured and realistic.

glim
12-19-2004, 08:34 PM
your differents update are very impressive:thumbsup: :banghead:

i like very well your ship which look like a bird, it's seems carrier of death...:argh:

Aethyrprime
12-19-2004, 08:48 PM
Nice job. I cannot wait to see you assemble all of this into the final scene. Should be grand indeed.

Xtronik
12-19-2004, 09:21 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103405977_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103405977_large.jpg)

...worked a bit more on Lander....
The front area of the Lander has a horizontal tiling. It would be better if there 's a circular one ....or just one custom planar map. Also there 's a color/material difference from the other textures u use.

Versiden
12-19-2004, 09:42 PM
hmm, I only have 2 words.. holy crap!

really diggin the textures man, I just love that slick dark look...:buttrock::buttrock:

keep it going.. waiting for updates, don't leave me in suspense ;p

DimitrisLiatsos
12-19-2004, 11:02 PM
GASP...i am sorry i didn't answer so long...i had some domestic issues very urgent...
I really can't answer separately this time...to many people...thanks guys ...this kind of support is most encouraging ...u are great :bounce:

Someone asked some uv or textures shown..will do that tommorow night ..promise..

@ Xtronik...thanks man..changed that...it will be shown in next update....


Guys really thanks for commenting so much..really glad u spend some time with comments on this.. :wavey:

baby
12-19-2004, 11:15 PM
just

INSANE.

DimitrisLiatsos
12-20-2004, 12:26 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103506008_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103506008_large.jpg)

..Someone asked for the procedure of texture to post textures and workflow...i found a good example for this from Cgtalker Xtronik who said in prev post about the texture in bay door of Grana Lander that need fixing and to correct that horizontal tile...

Well here u are..i hope it makes sence and also i hope it's helpfull...it's a little bit custom method but it works..so ..why not? :)

DimitrisLiatsos
12-20-2004, 12:31 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103506266_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103506266_large.jpg)

..and the finished Grana Lander..with closed bay doors.

Hope u like it

jfelrod1960
12-20-2004, 03:51 AM
Great work "D"! :thumbsup: Can't wait to see the final image.

jsdesigns
12-20-2004, 05:52 AM
I was considering entering this contest until I saw your entry, or WIP. The detail is simply amazing. Has NASA called asking for their supercomputers back? Don't forget to set aside a week for this picture to render! :thumbsup:

JamesMK
12-20-2004, 07:09 AM
Yes, we like it :thumbsup:

But I bet you sort of rushed the feet of the lander a bit, no? Last piece you textured, right? :D

DimitrisLiatsos
12-20-2004, 07:12 AM
Damn..u are right :banghead: :banghead: ...i am gonna fix this later tonight...arghhh :p :p

Man....have u ever thought of changing proffesion...damn...u are too good at this... :love:

vrhead
12-20-2004, 07:15 AM
LOL LOL... oh man.. but it still looks friggin awsome..whats the poly count on that bad boy?

terraarc
12-20-2004, 07:16 AM
<greek mode>Geia xara Dimitri! Kalh ebdomada!</greek mode>

The Lander looks great, I like the new take on bay door's texture and the process image :thumbsup: Also the back view of this baby is very sweet, imaging it flying around with some fumes from that thrusters' complex... :buttrock:

Very Good Dim! :) (Actually excellent! :cool: )

DimitrisLiatsos
12-20-2004, 07:17 AM
...If i remember well(not in front of my machine now..) something above 4500 polys ..unsmoothed :D

JamesMK
12-20-2004, 07:18 AM
Man....have u ever thought of changing proffesion...
Yes, I have - I'm going to start working as a bus driver in january :D

DimitrisLiatsos
12-20-2004, 07:19 AM
Yes, I have - I'm going to start working as a bus driver in january :D


...hahahahahh.. :scream: :scream: ....aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :scream: :scream: :banghead: :scream:

Lemog
12-20-2004, 08:30 AM
Few days without come here for me... and what I see... you're always at work... aaaaaaaaaaah...

mmmmmmh... beautiful textures for the helmetlander...

I think I must change of profession too... I don't seem to use the same software than you... yours have better functionalities... :banghead: :banghead:

I hope to don't be to old to drive a bus :shrug:

Xtronik
12-20-2004, 11:02 AM
Yes, we like it :thumbsup:

But I bet you sort of rushed the feet of the lander a bit, no? Last piece you textured, right? :D
Nope James,

just has a bad history with ...footer parts !!! (boots ..legs .etc ) :)

OZ
12-20-2004, 01:15 PM
The "Grana Lander " roks!!wow! this is a true spherical marvel!!^_^ HEY!LOOKS LIKE WE LOVE BALLS!!!he he he he!seriously,great job....the tecturing on the sparrow is fantastic!

DimitrisLiatsos
12-20-2004, 02:35 PM
@ Lemog ...stop that crazy Frenchy ...if i thought that i wouldn't have decide to send u my Above & Beyond entry (Flying Machine) to texture it..ohh ..i..i didn't tell ..did i ...I will send that to u for texturing and render wallpaper and stuff after challenge..unless u have no free time for me ...or u are incredibly expensive :p :p :p ...I hope u want to..i think u are the most qualified to texture that beast...lol....will ya? ah? ah? :bounce: ...say YES crazy Frenchy...otherwise i will send the Squirrel Squadron...now they have Nukes too :scream:


@ Xtronik ...bastard! :scream:

@ -OZ- ...yes ..i also like spherical tech stuff :bounce: ....veeeeryy much...:)

DimitrisLiatsos
12-20-2004, 10:52 PM
Ok ...i am not too much on for work tonight..so just a small wallpaper ..just to keep the tradition the crazy Frenchy has...a small toil....err ..wallpaper ... :scream:


http://www.integra.gr/images/cgtalkimages/battlefieldwp.jpg

hope u like it.. :bounce:

JamesMK
12-20-2004, 10:58 PM
Right, I forgot all about the foot problem :D

Neato wallpaper, greek! I love those glows you know....

I'm on the new box now... just benchmarked it... everything about it is 5 - 6 times faster :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-20-2004, 11:01 PM
...hahah fixed that..just bored to death to render right now...i was just posting the question for your new pc in your thread :D

Glad to imagine the smile under that bierd of yours :bounce:

So now render on and have fun !...now definitely i don't think we have a chance ... :buttrock:

JamesMK
12-20-2004, 11:09 PM
Chances haven't changed though... I didn't upgrade myself (maybe there's a softmod one could apply somehow however, have to look into that as well - but now I feel it's bed-time... sleep well, potato, and the same to all ye lurkers out there... I can hear you breathing...)

glim
12-20-2004, 11:23 PM
absolutely fabulous:thumbsup: :bowdown: :arteest:
thx for this wallpaper ... Lemog ... no .... Dimitris:D

neble
12-20-2004, 11:32 PM
Your individual renders looks great. The texture is working really well for the pieces. Your not using the default Maya renderer are you?


Looking sharp

Squibbit
12-20-2004, 11:46 PM
great pic , dude , those sparrows are still my favourite

markw7
12-20-2004, 11:57 PM
Now I see what someone in another thread was talking about when the mentioned Dimitris' guardian. Haven't gone though all 39 pages yet, obviously. Very cool.

Lemog
12-21-2004, 06:28 AM
@ Lemog ...stop that crazy Frenchy ...if i thought that i wouldn't have decide to send u my Above & Beyond entry (Flying Machine) to texture it..ohh ..i..i didn't tell ..did i ...I will send that to u for texturing and render wallpaper and stuff after challenge..unless u have no free time for me ...or u are incredibly expensive :p :p :p ...I hope u want to..i think u are the most qualified to texture that beast...lol....will ya? ah? ah? :bounce: ...say YES crazy Frenchy...otherwise i will send the Squirrel Squadron...now they have Nukes too :scream:
LIke I said you a day... I like your Flying Machin... It's totally in accordance with my world... then, If you're interesting that I texture it... I'm ok... you can send me the file... when I will have few minutes for doing that... I do it with great pleasure (and a little part of honnor for me) :bounce:
I'm ok too for the squirrel squadron... christmas is in approach... then, I'm already a bit hungry... :twisted:

A maxigreatthanks for the wolpapeuuuur... that's ok for... that's already in my screen... and I've a good information for you... it's perfect... you can stop now... the challenge is finish for you... it's the final picture... don't do more detail or more composition... finish is finish... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahah :scream:

And a second information...less important -> I restart to work in this challenge :beer: the return of the Nutbublebeer...

terraarc
12-21-2004, 07:38 AM
Nice image Dim....the glows are super on the Sparrows....:thumbsup:

Now back to work! :wip:

Kalh sunexeia, dhladh teleiwma afou eisai toso konta! (MEREMETIA)

Cheers :wavey:

M477
12-21-2004, 08:15 AM
Loving the last post, it would look even better with dust kicking up from the jets! Also, when I look at all of your work (which there is VAST amounts of!) I can see the story hatching out in a comic book stye. It would be great to see several images linking together in that way.

Keep it going dimitris.. Or is that 'team' dimitris! j/k :buttrock:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-21-2004, 12:21 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103635275_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103635275_large.jpg)

..Final Suit Of Royal Guard...i have inserted a little orange stripe on pants too....hope u like it.

DimitrisLiatsos
12-21-2004, 12:24 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103635470_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103635470_large.jpg)

..and a close up...images are a bit dark..sorry but my monitor at the office is dying....lol....


I am going for the face and rig to pose him until this weekend..along with The Grana Merc Character too ....turbo time updates from tommorow..arghhhhh

These two will be rigged and posed together 'cuase they ...are killing eachother....weeeeeeeee

DimitrisLiatsos
12-21-2004, 12:58 PM
@ glim .... :)

@ neble ...thanks man!..i use both renderes...for example the Grana Lander last post is Maya Render ..not Mental Ray..and in some of the models i used ZBrush Renderer :)


@ Squibbit ...i am glad man u like it..:)


@ markw7 ...:bounce:


@ Lemog..well Frenchy .. the Above and Beyond model soon as we finish this one is yours to paint and light and hopefully make a scene with it and your crazy ships..it will be an honour...:) :thumbsup:


@ terraarc ..thanks man...GREEK MODE on
...tora exo ta paloukia omos..hahahahaha...
GREEK MODE OFF

@ M477 ...thank u friend..i hope that something good will come out as a final image...if not ..at least i will have the models for a short film ready...lol:bounce:

flyingP
12-21-2004, 01:00 PM
don't really have anything to crit this time but I thought a :applause: was appropriate :D

Claireabella
12-21-2004, 01:08 PM
Can't add much more to all your other fan mail so far - just WOW......! Good luck. :thumbsup: Claireabella

Lemog
12-21-2004, 01:08 PM
For me... nothing to crit... sorry :eek:



PS :
@ Lemog..well Frenchy .. the Above and Beyond model soon as we finish this one is yours to paint and light and hopefully make a scene with it and your crazy ships..it will be an honour...oki... and I remember me that I have always to do the Pod Racer... maybe together with your ABM... :D

ihamid
12-21-2004, 01:11 PM
just couldnt pass without a coment ! heck those charactars and models are damn whats the word eh....fantastic :thumbsup:

its like seeing the making of a great movie :) ! wow

Xtronik
12-21-2004, 01:13 PM
Finished? What Finished?
Where 's the head?

flyingP
12-21-2004, 01:16 PM
on second thoughts, all this praise is probably not good for you (don't want that potato head exploding) so....... it's rubbish do it again :D

Versiden
12-21-2004, 01:24 PM
looking good as always
can't wait for the rig and the pose..

jfelrod1960
12-21-2004, 01:33 PM
on second thoughts, all this praise is probably not good for you (don't want that potato head exploding) so....... it's rubbish do it again :D
Maybe so, but sometimes you have to give credit where credit is due and right now "D" is blowing this thread up!

When this challenge is over "D" you need to continue this with a short film or something. :thumbsup:

OZ
12-21-2004, 01:46 PM
Just WOW! niiiice scene man!!

flyingP
12-21-2004, 01:58 PM
Maybe so, but sometimes you have to give credit where credit is due and right now "D" is blowing this thread up!


I 'really' hope you don't think I was being serious :surprised

I'm not even sure if I am capable of that :)

jfelrod1960
12-21-2004, 02:08 PM
@flyingP ... Yeah I knew you were joking, but actually it is some good advice you gave to make sure an artist stays grounded and not let all the attention steer him/her away from their focus. :)

flyingP
12-21-2004, 02:11 PM
but actually it is some good advice you gave

wahahhahahaha that is almost scarier :scream: :D

DimitrisLiatsos
12-21-2004, 02:11 PM
:scream: ...hey thanks guys...@ Xtronik..i posted the suit..little bastard.:D ..i am doing the face right now and all night tonight...arhhhh..bastard..:scream:

@ jfelrod1960 ...thanks man for the good word...FlyingP is right when he says......all this praise is probably not good for you 'cuase basically i don't deserve this and second i think he means only good and he just means that i need to stay focus...:thumbsup: thanks Piggy ... i have that in mind always...although some times i get carried away ..lol...we have a old say here .." Money..many hated them...Glory...No one.." :bounce: :scream: :D


@ Lemog ... oops ..that means i need to open directory in my FTP server for you..hahahah:thumbsup:


@ yunisirees, Claireabella ....thanks friends !


@ -OZ- ...thanks man but nothing compares with your crazy nutso super dooper sphere concepts and models...:love:

flyingP
12-21-2004, 02:17 PM
actually I was being facetious :blush: :D

DimitrisLiatsos
12-21-2004, 02:21 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAhahaahahaahh :scream: :scream: ...pig ..i love u man.....er ..in a friedly way of course...:scream:

flyingP
12-21-2004, 02:28 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAhahaahahaahh :scream: :scream: ...pig ..i love u man.....er ..in a friedly way of course...:scream:

:eek: :argh: ...... :scream: :scream: .....:sounds of pig running for his life: :D

monsitj
12-21-2004, 03:25 PM
wow , your work is great! you work hard , and your thread is valuable learning thread! i can't read all of your thread , but i just want to see your charactor merge with your bridge scene, any rough composition yet???
good luck!

DimitrisLiatsos
12-21-2004, 08:10 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103663455_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103663455_large.jpg)

..Start on Royal Guards face....Color map is developing as basis in Maya....Bump Map and additional tweaks on it ...as weel as Specular maps will be in Zbrush...i will post all stages 'cuase i want to finish the Face of the Guard tonight..i have my email notice open..i will try to answer any questions...i am going all night tonight for this....after all , most of his face will be hidden behind mask....weeeeeeeee...

Hope u like the progress and ..please comment and suggest ' cuase up to now u have all been most helpfull :)

Bubble out....

Lemog
12-21-2004, 09:08 PM
I think it's largely good if the face is inside the helmet... you can go my prefered PotatoeHead :thumbsup:

Xtronik
12-22-2004, 12:35 AM
Don t need to put shodow under his nose on texture. The result with a different light angle will be ....stinky nose !!! :)
Also you need some Highlights

Btw ....Nice texture D. :applause:

TKraccoon
12-22-2004, 03:56 AM
I knew you'd pull through with that sparrow! :scream: Looks outstanding, and that is an understatement. I am glad to see you bring in bigger and badder objects into the scene, now I'm really intrigued to see the massive scale you'll take this. Human head is off to a good start too, so no suggestions there. Keep up the great work.

YasushAzush
12-22-2004, 06:19 AM
I think it's largely good if the face is inside the helmet... you can go my prefered PotatoeHead :thumbsup:i ma agree with him

terraarc
12-22-2004, 06:38 AM
The texture seems at a fine point so far...I think adding some specular map to will help on showing off better the reflective and wet areas on face...Some dirt too would help...

The texture work you've done for the color map looks great! :thumbsup:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-22-2004, 09:40 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103712051_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103712051_large.jpg)

...finished Color Map for Guard ..i have also the Specular map and working at Bump Map in ZBrush 2 ..but unfortunately i can't post until i go to my house tonight(i am at work now).

Fixed also what Xtronik mentioned...

Hope u like it

DimitrisLiatsos
12-22-2004, 09:46 AM
@ Lemog , visualact.com .... :) :)

@ Xtronik ...u are right..good point man..thanks...i fixed that a bit i think...check it out...:bounce:


@ TKraccoon , terraarc .... thanks friends for the feedback :)

DimitrisLiatsos
12-22-2004, 02:15 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103728509_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103728509_large.jpg)

...work done so far...

C&C are welcomed

Squibbit
12-22-2004, 02:37 PM
yea i´was thinkin like it's space opera so the dude might look
more alien... so i edited your pic a little .. umm...it's just a suggestion so
I'm not forcing u to use it ... gave more facial hair to the dude...multitude
of more expressions u know ... also ... that's just a bunch of eyebrows,
I moved the eyes and made them many.. they're now inside the gel/water-like
lips.. they float around in the lipwater... in this picture the guard senses
something moving behind him and the eyes take a look ...

:D

http://vaahto.hohto.net/panu/DimiEyeLip.jpg

Denman
12-22-2004, 03:00 PM
LooooooooL squibbit i love it.. haha
those eyes in gel-water inside the lips rock !
hehe

Dimitris -> i like your work, great modeling !

ps: i'm into the 3D too, what kind of study should i do ?
want to learn 3d modeling / animating...
any suggestions ? thnx..

DimitrisLiatsos
12-22-2004, 04:25 PM
@ Squibbit .....hahahahahahha...little bastardo!...hahahahah :scream: :thumbsup:

@ Denman ..thanks...man..what do u mean what kind of studying..if u mean app...i am sorry it's very personal answer i can give and that doesn't help u much i think ...if u meen School or Animation college ...again i don't know 'cuase never went to one :) ...please be a little more specific.

Anyway...model will go now to ZB for some bump ..although i don't think it will be visible much...and i will then go for rig and pose :banghead: :wip: :wip: :wip:

jfelrod1960
12-22-2004, 04:35 PM
How much more do you have to do to finish "D"?

uwil
12-22-2004, 04:47 PM
goin' strong and serious texturing job!:thumbsup:

JoeB2C
12-22-2004, 05:16 PM
[offtopic] denman, you might want to check out the GameDesigner education at the HKU in Utrecht

Nazirull
12-22-2004, 05:20 PM
Wicked my dear fren.....everything is just so wicked....i salute thee.....:thumbsup:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-22-2004, 05:37 PM
How much more do you have to do to finish "D"?
Ooohh....i think i will be ready until the end of next week...hihihihihihi:twisted:


Thanks guys for the good words :) ..u keep me rolling.

flyingP
12-22-2004, 05:42 PM
@ Squibbit .....hahahahahahha...little bastardo!...hahahahah :scream: :thumbsup:

He's been promoted again I see :D

M477
12-22-2004, 05:46 PM
Hey Dimitris, your thread is rockin' as normal. I have been looking hard at your guard model and think it's really cool, although would the central part of his helmet not be in his line of vision leaving him a blind spot just infront of his face? :D Don't get me wrong, the model is awsome and waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than my mortal attempt at one.. Which has the same problem - as pointed out to me by a friend. I used he's an 'alien' as the excuse!

Keep it up D, 'award winner' pic to the left is a dead cert!

Squibbit
12-22-2004, 06:42 PM
He's been promoted again I see :D

I was trying to help !! :rolleyes:

flyingP
12-22-2004, 06:48 PM
I was trying to help !! :rolleyes:

but of course, hence the promotion :D

DimitrisLiatsos
12-22-2004, 07:53 PM
He is right Squibbit!...u are promoted indeed ..hahahah :scream:



@ M477 ...hahahah he does have a small blind spot...but in the name of his design i skipped this...hahahah :scream: ...thanks man...

YasushAzush
12-22-2004, 08:58 PM
can't find any more words for you .........:) :scream: :thumbsup: :wise: :twisted: :eek: :bounce: :love: :deal: :applause:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-22-2004, 11:05 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103760313_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103760313_large.jpg)

...head....argghhh

c&c are welcomed ...

DimitrisLiatsos
12-23-2004, 12:14 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103764463_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103764463_large.jpg)

Guard's Rig for bind and posing...no IK's there yet ...(not that he needs it for the image...it just helps sometimes for more physical pose)

Xtronik
12-23-2004, 01:30 AM
:applause:

Denman
12-23-2004, 06:12 AM
JoeB2C - thnx for the help, i'll have a look at the hku page.

Dimitris- also thnx for the reply and trying to help me out, but anyways i meant school/college..
and since you said you didnt went to one ??? i'm wondering how you learned this ?
and do you do something with 3d-modeling for a living ?

Great updates again ! love your work ! good luck with the Challenge !

DimitrisLiatsos
12-23-2004, 09:34 AM
JoeB2C - thnx for the help, i'll have a look at the hku page.

Dimitris- also thnx for the reply and trying to help me out, but anyways i meant school/college..
and since you said you didnt went to one ??? i'm wondering how you learned this ?
and do you do something with 3d-modeling for a living ?

Great updates again ! love your work ! good luck with the Challenge !

...learned everything i know through personal studying and observation and lot..LOT of hours in front of my computer....studying everything related...(i am used to read a lot from University...).
And yes i have quit 8 years now everything else and i live from 3d work,,:) ..u got to have fun in life.....:bounce:

Kylebrn
12-23-2004, 09:50 AM
I like those helmut and body suit textures,nice stuff.the skin textures are not up to par with the rest however.Will you still do more on those skin textures?any chance of a closer lok at the eyes?Or are they just for far shots?:)

Kaksht
12-23-2004, 11:55 AM
Hohoho Dimitris!

Great riging here mate! Looks promesing, come on give us a couple of test renders with diferent fighting poses for the guard.
Happy holidays mate!

Lemog
12-23-2004, 12:01 PM
Respect for the RIG... but now... he must be dancing for us :thumbsup:

M477
12-23-2004, 12:03 PM
Ahh yes a quick dance would be nice to see! But 'no'... Where's the music?? he has no ears :sad:


Great rig.. Looking forward to some real action poses :bounce:

Squibbit
12-23-2004, 12:03 PM
Yea good to know u went with the alien design !

here, I made your sketch sharper :D

http://www.saunalahti.fi/panuom/skelien1.jpg

terraarc
12-23-2004, 12:09 PM
Hey just saw the RIG! :thumbsup:
Any chance for a pose? "Mr Incredible style" :curious: :twisted:

...learned everything i know through personal studying and observation and lot..LOT of hours in front of my computer....studying everything related...(i am used to read a lot from University...).
Respect man! :bowdown:

gpepper
12-23-2004, 02:28 PM
:) :):):):):):) excellent !

DimitrisLiatsos
12-23-2004, 06:23 PM
@ Kylebrn ..thanks friend..i don't think i have to work more on his face texture right now ...i think it's enough for the final Image. After the challenge when i will work on the animation of the battle , i will work more and more carefull on him (..and everything else, 'cuase i am gonna have close up to the characters talking and so their faces will show more :)

@ Lemog ....thanks ma...Dance :eek: ..hhmmm ..hahahah let me see..hahahah :bounce:


@ Squibbit ...hahahahahahah ...new title for ya...NUTSO Little Bastardo With Wings...hahahahahah :scream: :scream: Merry Christmas right back at ya! :)

@ terraarc ...of course man..it's coming real soon... :)


@ gpepper ....heeeyy ... :bounce: ...how is my cute No 1 avatar in CGtalk? :)

GaNNEl
12-23-2004, 07:07 PM
:eek:
:eek::eek:
:eek::eek::eek:
:eek::eek::eek::eek:!!!

ajitmenon
12-23-2004, 07:52 PM
pretty cool stuff dude... kinda joined this round late. But yeah, stuff looks great. I love the detail on those models. I like the orange bounce you have on your shots... just don'ty overdo it.
The Sparrow ship looks awesome... it's just that I liked it better without the guns in the 'mouth' section. Guess that's your call... but GREAT work.
am gonna keep checking back on your stuff

My Space Opera Challenge (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=179510%20)

Squibbit
12-23-2004, 08:50 PM
arrgh , title overload ! :D
but if u look closely to the skeleton it really looks like that doesn't it ?


Back to topic for change :p :

I like the orange version of the guard , but the other verison too.
Feels like the orange version would be more of a city uniform and the
other a combat suit.

one other thing is the lower legs , they look a bit strange , but then
again u probably had photo reference so i dunno


and hey, another self-learned artist ! me too ! although in my works it shows, hehe

Merry Christmas, dude

DimitrisLiatsos
12-23-2004, 09:03 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103839421_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103839421_large.jpg)

Isbur Royal Guard Rigged and with some Blend Shapes on the way....Ready....Going to setup now a small image for him i think!...

He was a little bit difficult for chest and arms..but i think i have him in a good road to get his poses :)...

C&C are welcomed

DimitrisLiatsos
12-23-2004, 09:11 PM
@ GaNNEl ... :)

@ ajitmenon .. thanks friend..it seems after these 2 months that most of the people liked more than anything else ..the SPARROW..hahah this was a big surprise for me 'cuase it was the less organised and more fast model than anything else in my thread ..hahaha....regarding the guns in the mouth...hmm ..maybe..but on the other hand i kinda like him with guns in there..maybe he needs better design on those guns in there...maybe after the challenge i have to upgrade those guns :scream: ....thanks friend..


@ Squibbit ...hahahah..yeah it looks ...but every time u post u bring smile in my face and i want so much to say this...bastard..ahahahahah (no offence) :scream: .....as for the lengs..maybe the should be a little fater...when i will pose him ..i will maybe sculpt those a little...wierd i have the same feeling like u for the legs..(something haunted me in this challenge..i can't make descent boots..:scream: :scream: )....hhahahaahhahaha

Squibbit
12-23-2004, 09:49 PM
bastard..ahahahahah (no offence) :scream:
none taken , keep up the good work :thumbsup:

tlggungor
12-23-2004, 11:46 PM
really good :beer:


Would you like to see my latest 2D challenge CİTY process:wavey:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-23-2004, 11:49 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103849350_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103849350_large.jpg)

Isbur Guard finished in one first pose ...Default Maya Render with 1 ray raytracing.....


Hope u like it...


Comments and crits are welcomed.

Denman
12-23-2004, 11:52 PM
dimitris !!! i love it
damn you're good at this !!...

keep the updates comming my friend ! wish you luck with the contest !

DimitrisLiatsos
12-24-2004, 12:29 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103851782_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1103851782_large.jpg)

The Same pose rendered in Mental Ray for Maya with some refinement in lights and Glows....

i hope u like it...


C&C are welcomed.

WesleyTack
12-24-2004, 12:34 AM
that is really nice !
but where are the shadows ? :)
but listen to me, i wish i was that good !!
really great thread this is, i've been following it for 3 weeks now i think, you totally rule

Nazirull
12-24-2004, 12:44 AM
Wow...Dimi doode...great everything....nice pose! He's ready for the cover of Royal Guard Weekly ...Eheheheh....Give him some big mean gun and he will look meaner....Now he looks as if he is reasy to dance with the lights!!

Ehheheh.....Great doode....How long to render this one at this res with your dual g5??

DimitrisLiatsos
12-24-2004, 12:51 AM
@ simon.wt ..they are softened from FG and Area light hahahahha....thanks man...

@ maranello55 ...thanks man.. ..the Big Fecking Gun is on paper...i hope i will have time to make it... :blush: .....The render with command line in G5 for this was 2 minutes and 23 secs.....weeeeeeee...in Mental Ray...weeeeeeeeeeeeeee :bounce:

monsitj
12-24-2004, 12:52 AM
great! i like it! :thumbsup:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-24-2004, 12:54 AM
@ monsitj .... :beer: :beer: ...what u don't know is how much i like your's man :bounce:

ace4016
12-24-2004, 12:59 AM
The gaurd looks great. The figners are kind of making him look a little...foppish, think they should be curled a little. BTW, where is he?

DimitrisLiatsos
12-24-2004, 01:09 AM
The gaurd looks great. The figners are kind of making him look a little...foppish, think they should be curled a little. BTW, where is he?

hahahah... i was a little tired ..i will fix that hahahah...he is in a corridor waiting the sign for battle...i think...one sec i'll ask him :D


In just a room i made for showing him...
:bounce:

jfelrod1960
12-24-2004, 01:25 AM
Great work as usual "D"! :thumbsup:

I'm assuming he's inside one of the towers?

DimitrisLiatsos
12-24-2004, 01:31 AM
Oh YES !!! :thumbsup:

Aethyrprime
12-24-2004, 05:13 AM
Very nice work Dimitris. This is coming along quite well. I cannot wait to see you assemble this puzzle... Keep at it!:buttrock:

Lemog
12-24-2004, 05:59 AM
Very Impressive... for me... then I think... you take photo of the real one... :scream: ahahahahah

Mental Ray don't know to do thing like that alone, it needs a Master like you to the commands...a bit dark... but uncriticable :thumbsup:

Nazirull
12-24-2004, 06:17 AM
Lemog is absolutely correct...it takes a master rider with a super steed to ride a race and win!

I want to learn Mental Ray too!! want to get my hands on macs!! buy Maya!!:bounce:

stefgrafx
12-24-2004, 07:25 AM
really like it... :applause: :applause:

KennyM
12-24-2004, 07:27 AM
stunning degree of realism here, I agree.
cool character desing too, calling you a master apparently isn't an overstatement in your case:scream:

gpepper
12-24-2004, 07:41 AM
Excellent !
Shouldn't it be more cool with the hands closed ?

ajitmenon
12-24-2004, 04:28 PM
The guard is looking nice.... though for some reason it looks more like a painting and doesn't have the rich depth of a 3d image.
If you're using maya, maybe you shouldn't use the glows so high that they soften the entire lighting of the room.
I thnk if you have them as very light glows with a more defined light source, you'll get a render with a li'l more depth.
Just a suggestion. But amazing work
I especially love the detail on the Sparrow. That has got to be one of my favorite new concepts of this challenge.

YasushAzush
12-24-2004, 04:54 PM
just die to see the final image......:cry: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :curious:

dimit are we suposs to send more than 1 final image????

GaNNEl
12-24-2004, 05:28 PM
HO HO HO :eek: ! I like that pic! The background panels just remind me of some Star Wars videogames, and I like the glowing! BTW: Merry Christmas to all!!!

Aethyrprime
12-24-2004, 07:11 PM
so dimitris you use the new mac for this work? Sounds cool. How does that work. My PC based station running 3D Studio Max crashes constantly...

mr_carl
12-24-2004, 08:16 PM
Really nice render, espesially the last one.
I wunder how you will implement this in the finale image, cat wait to se that.

Carl.

jfelrod1960
12-24-2004, 09:08 PM
I think we all are dying to see the final image. "D" I hope you are not feeling any kind of pressure here. :) The individual models are outstanding to say the least. But the final result is going to depend on the final image. I think it will be a challenge for you to show all of the great work you put into these models with just one final image. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you to pull this off.

Good luck my friend! :thumbsup:

texxx
12-24-2004, 10:47 PM
great !!!



especially the last update !

DimitrisLiatsos
12-24-2004, 11:26 PM
Guys i wrote a special answer to each one of u and suddenly power was of in my apartment...i really don't have the courage to write all this again..........bottomline for now.....MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF U ....AND HAPPY NEW YEAR ....(the sad thing is that i wrote so many things in personal way for each one of u ..i will make it up to u guys ...just for now ...have fun)


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

U ARE ALL NUTS...hahahahahha :scream:

Climax
12-24-2004, 11:26 PM
••• MERRY CRHISTMAS DIM!! •••

• Nice Updates my friend, :beer:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-24-2004, 11:28 PM
thanks Omar...u too ...Merry Christmass friend...and a happy new year... :bounce:

Lemog
12-25-2004, 09:58 AM
A BIG bubble MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD, and especially to one of the most simpathic and talentuous... you :wavey:

terraarc
12-25-2004, 10:24 PM
The last renders are great! And the pose works great too!!:thumbsup:

KALA XRISTOUGENNA KAI KALWS NA MAS EBREI O NEOS!! :beer:

Best and merriest wishes!!

jdsb
12-25-2004, 10:46 PM
great updates as usual,merry xmas

evanfotis
12-26-2004, 12:09 PM
Guys i wrote a special answer to each one of u and suddenly power was off in my apartment...i really don't have the courage to write all this again..........bottomline for now.....MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF U ....AND HAPPY NEW YEAR ....(the sad thing is that i wrote so many things in personal way for each one of u ..i will make it up to u guys ...just for now ...have fun)

Hi Dimitri- Merry Xmass to you and your family!
I think the best present you ought to buy for yourself this Xmass is a decent UPS!
1st: You live in Greece- the electricity is not stable- and I don't only mean black-outs but mostly over powered electricity which steadily degrade our pc systems, shortening their life!
( I frequently check my line voltage and indead of a normal 240VA, I see a 260+VA...)
2nd: You're a pro. Can you afford loosing your work,due to a black-out, when a deadine is round the corner? I think not.
3rd: Its the best time of the year for a tax write-off! Time do declare some expenses...
So, come Monday go out for some shopping ...
Ps: Somewhere I saw your config, and was quite impressive. I think you would need at least a 750-100 va line interactive Ups to support your rigs (my best is APC)..
Take care:)

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 12:42 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104068563_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104068563_large.jpg)

...a start on Merc Texturing.....Maya Artisan and mainly ZBRUSH Projection Master ......it has a lot of mistakes still..but i wanted to show where i am heading with his texturing....

Waht do u think?


Comments and Crits always welcomed.....

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 12:45 PM
Thanks for the comments guys....MERRY XMASS TO ALL CGTALKERS.... :bounce:


@ evanfotis ...hahaha u are right..i am going tommorow morning ..first thing..... :thumbsup:


@ EVERYBODY.....have fun these days and may your days are filled with joy :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

patina
12-26-2004, 01:00 PM
Hi DimitrisLiatsos


I hope you took a break christmas day, and switched off the PC,
my girlfriend took the power lead a_ha!

Your work is very strong, and numourous, I like your last alien character

only a few comments, I find the eye area could be blended more with the
facial area, as it feels more like a photoshop layer, needs a bit more blending,
and the teeth look very clean, It will have more emotion, if these are worked on
some more.

looking forward to the final image!

my link,

http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/grandspaceopera/view_entries.php?challenger=5288

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 01:03 PM
Oh u are right i am still testing stuff ..i will make this more defined and clear :)

thanks friend...

TheBloodyAlien
12-26-2004, 02:33 PM
Astonishing work

jfelrod1960
12-26-2004, 03:03 PM
"D" you are too much man! :thumbsup: Simply amazing! :)

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 03:46 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104079590_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104079590_large.jpg)

...So far with Grana Merc's Head...nothing complicated (meaning that i didn't use sss shaders or displacement.)...Color texture Upper part is combination of Zbrush and Photoshop...Specular map and bump in ZBRush ....i need to research a bit more some interesting stuff i found today in ZBrush ....all textures in Color map were applied with use of Projection Master....
The Maya shader produced is a PhongE Shader with layered texture in Color and Bump node....

Sampler info Node is use in Ray Direction..to soften a bit Specularity...that's it...up to now...:)

Comments and Crits are welcomed!

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 04:06 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104080788_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104080788_large.jpg)

...the two races so far....


comments and crits always welcomed.....

angel
12-26-2004, 04:39 PM
outstanding work!:thumbsup:

Maglok
12-26-2004, 05:09 PM
That is really amazing, I like the scaley look those mercs have now.

jdsb
12-26-2004, 05:29 PM
looking good :)

Climax
12-26-2004, 05:59 PM
• Lovely Updates Dim, :bounce: I just can't wait to see the fight :bounce: I really can't wait, Your work have been so inspiring to me, that I added you to my Buddy list:thumbsup: I wish u the very Best, if I ever go to Greece I would like to have a beer with you !:beer:

Aethyrprime
12-26-2004, 06:15 PM
looking good mate, keep at it!

Denman
12-26-2004, 07:06 PM
Dimitris !! the texture of that grana merc thing is perfect !
cant you teach me that? :)

waiting for updates & final image :D

YasushAzush
12-26-2004, 08:48 PM
what should i say ...... words finish:cry:

Squibbit
12-26-2004, 08:52 PM
yea dimi , man, u too good , go find another contest :P

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 09:35 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104100533_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104100533_large.jpg)

Merc shading rendered in ZBrush with less Cavity and less bump diffuse ....

jfelrod1960
12-26-2004, 09:37 PM
"D" he's a mean dude man! :eek:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 09:38 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104100716_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104100716_large.jpg)

The shame (more or less ) render but now with more Cavity control and bump shading on it....

...it gives me the creeps what u can do with this thing .....


c&c are welcomed...

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 09:48 PM
@ SNoWs, Maglok, jdsb ....thanks friends :)

@ Climax ....thanks friend for the honour...but if we meet..which i hope ..one Beer IS NOT ENOUGH.. :scream: ...and after the hangover u will definitely remove me from you buddy list .... :bounce: :scream: .....email me anytimne u can make it to come to Athens....


@ Denman ...thanks friend...teach u ? :blush: ..i am not worthy man...but for sure i can tell everything i know and done about this challenge...but better go to PIxologic's Thread here in CGtalk..or Zbrush forum and watch the real heavy duty Masters there....:love: ...and more when i finish this..time is starting to press now .. :wip: ..
Have seen Aurick's tutorials?...or Pixolator's...they are what u need to study...take my word for it!

@ visualact.com ..thank man :)


@ Squibbit .... :bounce: ...hey man!...Merry XMASS!!!.... :bounce:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 09:50 PM
@ jfelrod1960 ....i know...thanks... :) ...i wanted so much to achieve that..i hope i did it :wip:

Squibbit
12-26-2004, 09:55 PM
:bounce: ...hey man!...Merry XMASS!!!.... :bounce:

u don't know how merry...

I got a micro scooter http://www.saunalahti.fi/panuom/scooter.jpg for christmas present !!! Weeeeeee !!

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 10:02 PM
u don't know how merry...

I got a micro scooter http://www.saunalahti.fi/panuom/scooter.jpg for christmas present !!! Weeeeeee !!


OOOHHHHHH man...i really wanted one of this....but i have this ...
:scream: :scream:

http://www.integra.gr/images/cgtalkimages/mybike.jpg


:scream: :scream:


EDIT:...sorry i was dying for a reason to show off my bike in this forum...hahahahahahahha...i know ....i am stupid...hahahahahhahaha :bounce:

Squibbit
12-26-2004, 10:14 PM
well , it being such a cool bike why not show it off ? :thumbsup:

bet u can't ride it in the office like i can :P

DimitrisLiatsos
12-26-2004, 10:16 PM
well , it being such a cool bike why not show it off ? :thumbsup:

bet u can't ride it in the office like i can :P


....ahahahahahahha...i can't beat u to this man...ahahahahahah...u are damn too fast for me ...ahahahahahahahahha.. :thumbsup: :scream: :thumbsup:

flyingP
12-26-2004, 10:32 PM
well , it being such a cool bike why not show it off ? :thumbsup:

bet u can't ride it in the office like i can :P

well you could.......just not very fast I would imagine, and it would be a bugger on the stairs.

Nice updates Greek dude :thumbsup:

Maglok
12-26-2004, 10:56 PM
You could, off course, also interpret "can't" as in "try it and your boss will shoot you". Wich makes it an impossibility.

terraarc
12-27-2004, 12:04 AM
Nice updates Dim! :thumbsup:

The scales on the lower head part look kind of strange to me ....but that's my eyes only...:)

Nothin' more to crit or add to the developing conversation here.....
<greek mode>
Sigoura h mhxanh g*** ston anoixto dromo...
A8hna omws kai kinhsh....mmm...gia auto den mou aresei toso h A8hna

ps:DEN EXW MHXANH KARDIA MOU!! :D (GIA AUTO ZHLEUW LIGAKI)
</greek mode>

Keep it up Dim, great work as always!!:thumbsup:

rattlesnake
12-27-2004, 12:24 AM
wow wow...lots of work mate ...exellent work i mean!!

i went for a short time and i get back and see your work is rocking!!..im very impressed...textures are looking very nice ..just keep on that way
all modeling makes me thing that u may have a squad helping u or something cos is just too much...theres no doubt youre a great artist...:love:

Lemog
12-27-2004, 06:04 AM
Whowww Master of Bubbles... nice update... I previously don't imagine a texture like that for him... but no prob, it's always incredible and too much perfect... you can stop now... other challengers don't have any chance to win something... or maybe a little plastic motorbike... blue ? :eek:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 01:57 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104159465_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104159465_large.jpg)

...I think i am going on to the rest of Merc's texturing now...:)....(..he is hurt..hmmm)...


Comments and crits always welcomed.

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 02:04 PM
@ flyingP ...hahahaha..thanks my friend...i am starting more confident that u are going to like the final too....thanks man..u helped my thought very much! :bounce:


@ Maglok ...hahahahahahha....


@ terraarc ..thanks man..take a look at this view ..do u have that impression again?.....( To Bromogazo mou paei pantou...alla tora etoimazomai mallon na xtipiso kai ena KTM LC640 :) :bounce: ..vroooooom)

@ rattlesnake ...heeeey ..rattle! Merry Xmass...kinda late ...but Merry Xmass man... :bounce:

@ Lemog..... :blush: :blush: ..thanks man, coming from u is a real compliment. :bounce:

notavailable
12-27-2004, 02:11 PM
Mpravo!! (de mporo na valo parapano thavmastika, ti kammenoi)

M aresei para poly. Good job Dimitris.

I love the texturing.

A nai XRONIA POLLA, de bika xtes kai proxtes....den exo net (mpouxou... stamata skouliki!)

kali douleia poli kali.

i'm impressed

ta leme

Facepunch
12-27-2004, 03:47 PM
like the texture. very detailed. like to get your thoughts on my entry.
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=179521&highlight=albenze (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=179521&highlight=albenze)

YasushAzush
12-27-2004, 04:55 PM
dimit once this challenge get finish i have to many quastion on zbrush
welldone....

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 05:05 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104170702_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104170702_large.jpg)

...helmet on the Merc...still experimenting..but i kinda like it so far...

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 05:06 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104170806_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104170806_large.jpg)

...and this view..

C&C are welcomed

Squibbit
12-27-2004, 05:20 PM
..... Mom !!!

Deadlyforce
12-27-2004, 05:23 PM
Sorry, I get back only for C and C's but since you've asked for it...:twisted:

Aaaaaaalright...: first, merry christmas (yes I'm late).
Second : I think there are too many different textures on your model. They are all very nice and interesting that is why you should focus on few of them only. For an example would I be you, I'd choose only the jaw texture or the leaf-like texture around the eyes but not the two of them.

I have nothing to crit about his clothes.
The two teeth (outside of the mouth) do not match with the ones inside. Maybe it's a light effect but I imagine that you could get rid of it.
The scar is cool. I'm not sure about the ring in his nose...

Now for my personal tastes I would choose the upper texture because I've seen many lizzard like aliens in sci fi. However the choice is yours and I'm always happy to see nice lizzard men or women...:wise:

I hope this is constructive ! nice work anyway !

Cya !:thumbsup:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 05:24 PM
..... Mom !!!


...hahahahahha..is this good? ...or bad ?... :scream: ...hahahahah

uwil
12-27-2004, 05:31 PM
spine-tingling! nice work again Dimitris.:thumbsup:

jfelrod1960
12-27-2004, 05:50 PM
What about one without the scar "D"?

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 05:51 PM
Sorry, I get back only for C and C's but since you've asked for it...:twisted:

Aaaaaaalright...: first, merry christmas (yes I'm late).
Second : I think there are too many different textures on your model. They are all very nice and interesting that is why you should focus on few of them only. For an example would I be you, I'd choose only the jaw texture or the leaf-like texture around the eyes but not the two of them.

I have nothing to crit about his clothes.
The two teeth (outside of the mouth) do not match with the ones inside. Maybe it's a light effect but I imagine that you could get rid of it.
The scar is cool. I'm not sure about the ring in his nose...

Now for my personal tastes I would choose the upper texture because I've seen many lizzard like aliens in sci fi. However the choice is yours and I'm always happy to see nice lizzard men or women...:wise:

I hope this is constructive ! nice work anyway !

Cya !:thumbsup:



...yes it is friend...i will get back on his face for experimenting on what u mentioned...just not today..if i touch again his texture on the face today...it si a great possibility i will punch the monitor :scream: :scream: ...but i will tommorow.. :thumbsup: ...teeth..hmmm..they look good to me...i think.. :p

Ring on nose...i will leave this 'cause it's a personal joke to a friend here at CGtalk...he had piercing avatar :scream:


@ uwil .. :) Merci friend

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 05:53 PM
@ jfelrod1960 ...i can post one for u soon ...but in final scar will remain..'cuase it's there for a reason ...hihihihihihi!

jfelrod1960
12-27-2004, 06:08 PM
@ jfelrod1960 ...i can post one for u soon ...but in final scar will remain..'cuase it's there for a reason ...hihihihihihi!
I see. Then no need to post one without the scar. I thought you were showing some variations for us to crit. :)

Squibbit
12-27-2004, 06:17 PM
...hahahahahha..is this good? ...or bad ?... :scream: ...hahahahah

LOL



btw that's one awesome merc design u got there :thumbsup:

flyingP
12-27-2004, 06:49 PM
Ring on nose...i will leave this 'cause it's a personal joke to a friend here at CGtalk...he had piercing avatar

you'll have to 'insert' a carrot too then considering the updated avatar :D

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 06:57 PM
you'll have to 'insert' a carrot too then considering the updated avatar :D.....

GOTCHA...right on it! :bounce:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 07:15 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104178515_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104178515_large.jpg)

..i must be tired...i think he starts to look like a Samurai warrior to me....or a guy from another Challenge (LOR)...hahaahahah..anyway i am posting this step too..not sure yet if it's something good to look at..but here u are......boing...boing ...boing (emoticon simulation mode)...


C&C are welcomed

jfelrod1960
12-27-2004, 07:26 PM
This guy looks like he can take on the Isbur Defense by himself. Kaheldar did not have a chance. :)

What about the Grana Bumba Tank?

Lemog
12-27-2004, 08:49 PM
For me he have a good look... a good look for your project, your story...

When I saw it, I don't think to a samouraï...

Just one remark... his neck appears a little too smooth and shining compared to the remainder of the head... that's all... don't stop now... you don't be tired :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ace4016
12-27-2004, 08:59 PM
Scary looking fella. Nice start on the armor, only thing is I have to agree with lemog, the neck appears too smooth compared to the rest of the head.

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 09:18 PM
@ jfelrod1960 ...yes maybe he looks that bad a$$...but will he ? :twisted: :twisted:

@ Lemog, ace4016 ...u are right guys about neck...i have to tone down Specular there with a ramp texture....about smoothing there..i cn only avoid it if i go to displacement...(must think harder:banghead: ...must think harder :banghead: )


:bounce:

Denman
12-27-2004, 09:36 PM
Dimitris, thank you very much for your reply on my questions..
i am going to search for Aurick's & Pixolator's tutorials,...

BTW ontopic : Your updates are beautifull again ! love it...
i wish you luck again with this contest !

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 09:58 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104188324_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104188324_large.jpg)

...fixed Specularity in Neck as Lemog observed (thanks friend)....also arranged and changed a bit the sahding on chest plates....

....c&c always welcomed....

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 10:00 PM
@ Denman ...ok friend..do that u will find some amazing stuff written and presented ....thanks for your kind wishes :bounce:

flyingP
12-27-2004, 10:01 PM
I still don't see a carrot :rolleyes:


:D

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 11:00 PM
http://www.integra.gr/images/cgtalkimages/carot.jpg


:bounce: :scream: :scream: :scream: :bounce:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-27-2004, 11:01 PM
..oops ..double post...


:bounce: :scream: :scream: :bounce:

Denman
12-27-2004, 11:53 PM
This guy looks like he can take on the Isbur Defense by himself. Kaheldar did not have a chance. :)

What about the Grana Bumba Tank?i agree with you... he really does look like that !

jfelrod1960
12-28-2004, 12:26 AM
LOL! :thumbsup: Thanks Den!

userBrian
12-28-2004, 12:32 AM
Whata scar! Front page!
How do you suggest something for front page?
This guy will be featured in the final, for
shure! I'm gettin anxious to see a composite of your final scene ideas.

my 3d entry (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=179803)

rattlesnake
12-28-2004, 01:27 AM
http://www.integra.gr/images/cgtalkimages/carot.jpg


:bounce: :scream: :scream: :scream: :bounce:

first: thanx fo good wishes ...merry x-mas man! a bit late but still count!

and second: this man really looks good with the carrot in the mouth ...is it part for the final look?
great job

jdsb
12-28-2004, 01:41 AM
hehe,you are nuts:):D
meeery xmas and all the best for a money filled.nutsworthy,bananaeating good year

userBrian
12-28-2004, 03:18 AM
Merry x-mas to all. I thought he bites down on carrots to protect his teeth from
jarring in battle!:deal: Or just a snack to keep sharp those Jet-eye looks!:eek:
Seriously great though bubble nuts...:bounce:Don't tell him I said that!

my 3d entry (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=179803)

Climax
12-28-2004, 05:31 AM
• HEEEEEY! Isn't that Wabbit's Carrot!!??:scream:
• As Grandma Merc Always said...."Vegetables are very healthy":wise:

Very Good Texturing Dim!:thumbsup:

Lemog
12-28-2004, 06:20 AM
Change colors of the chest plates was a good idea Dim... but I think that's better if some parts of armor are a bit less dark... not too much, but to have a little bit of contrast... cause now... the char seem very luminescent... and armor... not at all...

Potatoes... carrots... squirrels... if you want, I can prepar a true good soup... :scream:

flyingP
12-28-2004, 07:26 AM
this man really looks good with the carrot in the mouth
most indeedy, I'd leave it in, somehow it does make him look really evil :surprised :D

Squibbit
12-28-2004, 08:51 AM
one might also think he has bitten off one of his fingers, trying
to take the pain of the wound .... this being the pic taken a moment
after most of the pain having subsided ...

Virtuoso
12-28-2004, 09:49 AM
Hi Dimi..................I am just here to give you support,to come in and say you have done a very nice job in all facets.......Just a guy here applauding you on and forwards to see this done as you have intended from the beginning.Just a little push for you like you see during the Tour De'france when the people push the riders up the hills.........Go strong and as you have been,all the best in your next moves..........:buttrock: :arteest:

lotaH
12-28-2004, 11:13 AM
Hi DimitrisLiatsos!!

I think that the scar is very deep to be healed (would be draining blood, not?)

Congratulations!! Good luck!

[]'s

artemesia66
12-28-2004, 01:46 PM
Incredible work. I just wanted to say (again, I think) how much I'm learning from your detailed posts. :thumbsup:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-28-2004, 02:40 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104248450_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104248450_large.jpg)

...fixed some stuff mentioned on his face and also on Helmet and rest of uniform...i am moving now i thing to arms and rest of body..my goal is to rig this guy as soon as possible....arrgghhh....


c&c are welcomed

DimitrisLiatsos
12-28-2004, 02:47 PM
@ Lemog ..thanks friend..i will take care od the lumincance of armour as i move on with him more :thumbsup: ...

@ Squibbit ...by accident(...and from a wrong image..) u are close to something..hihihi :twisted:


@ Climax ...yes ..it's the wabbit's carrot.. :scream:

@ Virtuoso ...thanks Michael...always nice to hear your encouraging words.....although late friend..again Merry Xmass and a happy new year soon to come for u... :)


@ lotaH ..the scar is not healed and not yet with blood 'cuase it's very...fresh :twisted: :twisted:


@ artemesia66 ..i am glad and homoured if my doings are helping someone friend :) :bounce:

notavailable
12-28-2004, 03:22 PM
Hi dim

The body-suit-armor looks great, i love the texturing.
Will these guys have guns or some kind of weapon?
Are you working on them...?

See ya...

Lemog
12-28-2004, 03:55 PM
You work like that man -> :thumbsup: a great precision !

DimitrisLiatsos
12-28-2004, 04:55 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104256522_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104256522_large.jpg)

...Grana Merc ....


hope u like it...

C&C are welcomed....(except boots...ahahahahah)

shiela_G
12-28-2004, 05:12 PM
hello DimitrisLiatsos,
wow, really cool thread. i got lost on many threads here. anyway i'm subscribing. great work. i'm speechless. those are kick-ass...updates.:) keep up Dimitris.

Divaise
12-28-2004, 05:30 PM
very good man nice texturing and you work so fast and produce so awesome stuff... as a flash you know ;)

lotaH
12-28-2004, 05:42 PM
hahahahaha!! great history!!! hahahah

good luck

flyingP
12-28-2004, 06:00 PM
C&C are welcomed....(except boots...ahahahahah)

DAMN!

:D

Denman
12-28-2004, 06:02 PM
Awesome ! mate,....
i'd love to see him choke someone in de finale scene !!!

leyfer
12-28-2004, 06:03 PM
Great work!

I just think the upper arm should be a little bigger, it's a little thin at the moment. If you look at his neck and how far it expands you would expect some huge biceps and triceps on that guy! Otherwise awesome work on this guy!

DimitrisLiatsos
12-28-2004, 06:16 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104261392_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104261392_large.jpg)

...Mercs...legs rigged and binded......i think that i will have a surprise for ya later tonight or tommorrow...

DimitrisLiatsos
12-28-2004, 06:26 PM
@ shiela_G, Divaise .... thanks friends..really motivating words.

@ lotaH ...u aint imagining not even the half of it ..i think...hihihi :twisted:


@ flyingP ... :bounce:


@ Denman ...hm...will he? :twisted: :bounce: :bounce:

@ leyfer ...maybe u are right ...for the final image it's ok now i think..later i will work on him on a different approach that a soldier only :twisted: .....thanks friend :)



:bounce:

mr_carl
12-28-2004, 07:13 PM
The textureing looks really great, I like the woond on his face :thumbsup: nice detale.
I really cant say anything about the rig exept it looks good, I really dont know hou it´s suposed to look so for me it looks fine :) .

Carl.

terraarc
12-28-2004, 07:15 PM
Great progress on this alien mate! :thumbsup:

Only suggestion is to vary a bit his tights (colan as alternative word for "tights"....:D )...also maybe a bit more color variation from the Guard...to denote that they're enemies....just suggestion here....

Looks great as always....:)

Versiden
12-28-2004, 10:32 PM
great textures man, I really like that worn texture on the armour. great work

:thumbsup:

fellah
12-28-2004, 10:46 PM
man, tell me that you have something planned somehing more for this after the challenge. because, I mean, you can't convince me that you did all these models for just one pic!? but oki.. maybe you did..

ooh, and a crit. or maybe it's more of personal opinion.
but the Merc's pants looks like a bading-suit for girls. or, like steel-panties. maybe you could add a keyhole to them. and change the story to something like..... that all the girls in the universe are looking for the key to these steel-panties.. and all wars in the world is made because of this. i dunno.. but it could be named "the secrets beneth the steel-panties" maybe?

ooops, no beurk.. but it looks a little feminine, maybe you could make it look more like mens underwear atleast :D

DimitrisLiatsos
12-28-2004, 11:31 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104280310_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104280310_large.jpg)

...Merc binded and with an expression...

..hahahah...ok fellah's ... hahaha i will do something about the panties of the guy...hahahah..thanks...and yes after the challenge i am planning to go to short animated film with these models and some more (older revised and new)...:)

jfelrod1960
12-28-2004, 11:35 PM
Great work "D"! :thumbsup:

terraarc
12-28-2004, 11:48 PM
Nice pose Dim! :thumbsup: Maybe abit more closed eyes will help the drama of this character....not a crit nor a suggestion.....:D

Keep them comin' this way! :thumbsup:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-29-2004, 12:53 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104285233_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104285233_large.jpg)

..Grana Merc with new pants texture and binded...

Hope u like him...


C&C are welcomed...

DimitrisLiatsos
12-29-2004, 12:59 AM
@ jfelrod1960 .... :) thanks man....

@ terraarc ... thanks friend..u are right again...but here i just show that he is rigged-binded and he has a first expression..but u are right ..eyes should be a little closed more..



New pants for the guy and i will now try to introduce the 2 enemies to u ...
:bounce:

Squibbit
12-29-2004, 06:19 AM
ok yea, way better with the new pants :thumbsup:

Lemog
12-29-2004, 06:38 AM
No major crit for the pant... only a question... textures pant seem a bit poor that the rest... a bit blurred ??? or is it the effect of a basic Maya render ? :shrug:

flyingP
12-29-2004, 07:52 AM
textures pant seem a bit poor that the rest... a bit blurred ???

have to agree with that, the pants really are letting this down a bit :hmm:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-29-2004, 08:01 AM
Thanks friends...i am glad that it's better ..and i am sad ..'cuase sometimes i am hasty...
...Lemog u are right on both things...meaning...first i used the low res and not high one of the texture there and yes the Maya default rendering engine ...blurred it more... :banghead: .....me stupido :banghead:

gonna fix that :bounce:

Lemog
12-29-2004, 09:24 AM
...blurred it more... :banghead: .....me stupido :banghead:
Stop that immediatly man... think to your beautiful greeks face :D

JacquesPena
12-29-2004, 09:29 AM
Awesome job on the texturing, especially on the lower body and boots, great detail. :thumbsup:

DimitrisLiatsos
12-29-2004, 08:40 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104356454_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104356454_large.jpg)

Conclussion on characters....the Fighters..models

DimitrisLiatsos
12-29-2004, 08:44 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104356683_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3794/3794_1104356683_large.jpg)

...Conclusion ..The Fighters textured ...


thanks guys for all the help and crits on them..u' ve all been most helpfull....

I hopre u like them...
..i am moving on Grana Bumba Tank texturing i think now ...fast....

ihamid
12-29-2004, 09:11 PM
wow! this is the best fighters ive seen in gso so far!:buttrock:

great works man :applause:!

YasushAzush
12-29-2004, 09:45 PM
Ok Lets seeee the DimitrisLiatsos's war:scream:

ace4016
12-29-2004, 09:53 PM
Nice render, and great poster:thumbsup: . Didn't know the merc was that much bigger then the other guy. Cant wait to see the next compo test and the grana bumba tank (still sounds like a funny name).

jfelrod1960
12-29-2004, 10:22 PM
..i am moving on Grana Bumba Tank texturing i think now ...fast....
Looking forward to that "D". I guess you can tell that I'm into the vehicles. :bounce:

Denman
12-29-2004, 10:36 PM
I love it... so detailed... so perfect... great texturing....
give us a scene where the grana-dude chokes someone !!!

yeahhhhh

btw, the shadow of the royal guard,.. seems to be really strange

uwil
12-29-2004, 11:29 PM
:eek: they're almost ready to kick each others @$$ now. very cool update Dimitris. always!

Dennik
12-29-2004, 11:49 PM
All i can say Dimitri is SWEET!!! :buttrock:

Kragh
12-30-2004, 12:11 AM
Wow, they are great, really. Very clean modelling and texturing, please, feel free to be proud of this last submission. No crits at all, for the first time I think...:)

Happy New Year, Dimitris

Climax
12-30-2004, 12:30 AM
• YEAH dim! Looking GGGRRREEEEAAATTT :bounce: NOw BrInG tHe AAAAcTION!!