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KurtBoutilier
10-18-2004, 02:10 PM
Kurt Boutilier has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/grandspaceopera/view_entries.php?challenger=3833)

Latest Update: Modeling: Almost done First Character
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1100983086_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1100983086_large.jpg)

Well dont know if I'll get this project done in time, been pretty busy with other things. I had some time to finish off most of him I'll add all the nik naks once hes is posed and textured.

Off to start the creature.

markovicd
10-18-2004, 02:11 PM
frog - city ? :D

KurtBoutilier
10-18-2004, 02:12 PM
Pretty sweet topic. I will have some concepts up soon. Good luck everyone!

KurtBoutilier
10-18-2004, 02:13 PM
hahah that would be cool maybe a epic battle between frogs and flies.... Or humaniod frog and flies...

markovicd
10-18-2004, 02:14 PM
well i gave u idea u figure it out what it`s gonna be :P
kidding
gl man liked ur frog verymuch !: )

DimitrisLiatsos
10-18-2004, 02:15 PM
Nice to cya here man...have fun

jddog
10-18-2004, 02:21 PM
The froggy jedy is back ! good luck Kurt !
jdd

KurtBoutilier
10-18-2004, 02:25 PM
Thanks all.. All I can say is this challenge is going to rock... so many great artist and great theme to play with.

Might have to put some kind of frog theme in a few concept sketches... I do like the idea of muntant frog vs the flies. Frog's can be the bullies and the fly resistents.

KurtBoutilier
10-18-2004, 10:55 PM
First thumbnail of the humaniod frogs vs the fly creatures.... Will have a cleaned up vershion soon I hope, works been busy as of late.

http://www.81x.com/Authors/akboots/Frog'sVSFlies.jpg

JamesMK
10-18-2004, 11:00 PM
Ah, battlefrogs... I like that a lot!

Virtuoso
10-18-2004, 11:02 PM
Kurt..................A space opera,now how can there be a better theme.I wish you the best,have fun,and bring on the eye candy................:beer:

KurtBoutilier
10-19-2004, 03:06 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098155216_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098155216_large.jpg)

Have a lot of different ideas running around my head. Like frog humanoids vs fly creatures or more traditional feel like battling monsters like in some of the greek myths.

I've alway been fascinated in the old tails and myths so I might try and make a more traditional piece.

KurtBoutilier
10-19-2004, 03:09 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098155362_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098155362_large.jpg)

More of a front view of the above concept

jddog
10-19-2004, 06:59 AM
I love the idea "frog vs fly" battle and, like me, I think is good to rise at the beginning with more ideas... The second sketch for me is much like a 'lochness' déjà-vu; the third one can be interesting. Small first impression Kurt.

jdd

KurtBoutilier
10-19-2004, 02:05 PM
Thanks JD.. I was thinking the same thing about the frogs being more interesting.. I trya nd develope them more=)

KurtBoutilier
10-20-2004, 01:40 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098236415_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098236415_large.jpg)

Last idea them i'll settle on one of them to make..

More of a single character to focus on.

Designer2
10-20-2004, 07:25 AM
fascinating, character looks great kurt.
keep us updated.:bounce:

KurtBoutilier
10-20-2004, 05:52 PM
Thanks designer.. I think i'm going to delevlop the last one for the piece. It has more of a iconic feel to it. Maybe see if I can model a frog humaniod as the charqacter... Not sure yet.

pBarrelas
10-20-2004, 07:10 PM
Nice sketches Kurt, keep on...

KurtBoutilier
10-25-2004, 02:36 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098671777_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098671777_large.jpg)

Last one before I start modeling something=)

This going to be a weekand thing only I think, work been pretty busy.

ps. sorry they seem so big they are not that big when i scan andsaved them on my desk top.

chadtheartist
10-25-2004, 03:33 AM
I've always enjoyed your work, and I look forward to seeing it progress. I hear you on only being able to work on this on the weekends. I work a lot too, and I just joined the challenge to be part of the experience! HAHA.

I noticed that a few of my pics were "upsized" too. I guess it's something that is programed into the upload page?

Anyway, good luck, and have fun!

KurtBoutilier
10-25-2004, 03:59 AM
Thanks chad your work rock as well... I hope to start modeling after work this week.

z-brush looks cool

KurtBoutilier
10-25-2004, 04:36 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098679006_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098679006_large.jpg)

Cleaned up the alien a bit.. The model will look more realistic. More to get my idea's on paper.

sicksurfer
10-25-2004, 10:49 AM
Go Kurt!
Some really nice sketches there brother. I will be watching this one!
(surfermcd)

azazel
10-25-2004, 10:50 AM
that last alien is soo cute... :)

chadtheartist
10-25-2004, 11:27 AM
Are you going to make the aliens insect-like? The designs kind of suggest so, but I'm not sure if that's the way you're going to take it. What I mean by insect-like is the Praying Manits style hands. Either way though I can't wait to see your next update!

KurtBoutilier
10-25-2004, 05:37 PM
I should be able to get the modeling started today I hope after work...

KurtBoutilier
10-26-2004, 01:57 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098755843_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098755843_large.jpg)

Yippy!!!! Had a few hours after work to start modeling.. Still have the ears to add, then the helmet.

KurtBoutilier
10-26-2004, 07:11 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098817915_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098817915_large.jpg)

Have ears...

markovicd
10-26-2004, 07:19 PM
kurt i think his ears are a little to big... esspecial that part down :D
and the nose... is a little bit to flat

KurtBoutilier
10-28-2004, 01:42 AM
Thanks mate... I'll tweak up the areas you suggested.. His helmit will cover most of his head in the final.

mmoir
10-28-2004, 01:57 AM
You got a good start on modeling the hero's head, your last concept does have that hero look to the image. Look forward to seeing what's to come.
Mike

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=180886

KurtBoutilier
10-28-2004, 02:19 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098929987_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098929987_large.jpg)

Just sketching out more ideas for his costume.

jddog
10-28-2004, 06:08 AM
How you model the fugure is amazing and wonderful sketch ! thats really great Kurt !
jdd

markovicd
10-28-2004, 11:33 AM
hey mate very nice ... design of character :thumbsup:
like it very much taht is something that i imagined like...
hope to see here great work , because i liked ur frog very much :)

JamesMK
10-28-2004, 11:53 AM
Very cool hero costume - it's like part sci-fi, part medieval knight somehow. For a second there I thought some plumes on the helmet could look nifty...

KurtBoutilier
10-28-2004, 04:33 PM
Thanks guys.... The plume idea might actully work... i'll try it out later on... I should hopefully have some time after work to start working on the helmit today.

KurtBoutilier
10-28-2004, 07:25 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098991512_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1098991512_large.jpg)

Little update...

pBarrelas
10-29-2004, 07:33 AM
Nice hemet dude, keep it on!!:thumbsup:

KurtBoutilier
10-29-2004, 04:52 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1099068746_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1099068746_large.jpg)

Started in on the body last night... Still really rough.

JamesMK
10-29-2004, 09:19 PM
Looks like solid modeling to me... hard to come up with any crits at this point - tagging along for the next update...

pBarrelas
10-29-2004, 11:57 PM
Well, Kurt, i'm liking it so far!! :thumbsup:

jasonhendrik
10-30-2004, 12:06 AM
great helmet!
wireframe shots ?

KurtBoutilier
10-30-2004, 03:40 AM
Thanks guys I'll try and post up some wires tomorrow... the armour will change a lot I hope.. Have some ideas running around in my head for it.

KurtBoutilier
10-30-2004, 03:27 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1099150065_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1099150065_large.jpg)

Wire you wanted to see.

Kurt

DimitrisLiatsos
10-30-2004, 04:15 PM
This is way cool hero u are making...:bounce: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: .Thanks for the wire pic....

Oliver3D
10-30-2004, 04:48 PM
Reminds me a bit of the monster of Lochness. Good luck!

dominicqwek
10-30-2004, 07:57 PM
looking good so far. The helmet could be slightly larger though, the current size looks to close to the head.. making the helmet look really thin. More updates!! :bounce:

azazel
10-30-2004, 08:37 PM
I think that soldier could use a bit less 'generic' face - something with more 'attitude', more 'character'. He has to be a hero, not some unidentified soldier, doesn't he ? :)

KurtBoutilier
10-30-2004, 11:09 PM
Thanks for the input.. I was thinking along the same lines for the helmit I'll be adding a lot of stuff to to it soon should help wiht the size issuse.


azazel.... yeap on that too was thing of making him have more of a hard line jaw like judge dred.

Will have updats soon..

thanks again for the crit.

KurtBoutilier
10-31-2004, 03:47 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1099241252_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1099241252_large.jpg)

Played with his chin a bit made is a wider more tweaking to do to his face still. Slowly building up detail.

KurtBoutilier
11-02-2004, 01:10 AM
Hi everyone need your opinions.... Do you think the peice would work better in a city back drop more then the rocky one I had in the concept? I was thinking of making the creature a bit more decorated so it will look like they have some intenlligence like a modern race of these guys not just dumb creature.

Thanks all..

http://www.81x.com/Authors/akboots/City.jpg

JamesMK
11-02-2004, 05:52 AM
Hmm... backdrops....

You know, since you present those two alternatives - we'll be seeing lots of rocky backdrops in this challenge. And we'll be seeing lots of cities as well. My vote: combine it. A rocky city, perhaps houses carefully chiseled into the walls of mountains.

And the character is progressing very nicely - not much to crit at this point. Simply looks good.

jddog
11-02-2004, 06:46 AM
I'm agree with the opinion of James... combine both. Wonderful work until now !
jdd

pBarrelas
11-02-2004, 11:47 AM
Hmm... backdrops....

You know, since you present those two alternatives - we'll be seeing lots of rocky backdrops in this challenge. And we'll be seeing lots of cities as well. My vote: combine it. A rocky city, perhaps houses carefully chiseled into the walls of mountains.

And the character is progressing very nicely - not much to crit at this point. Simply looks good.
Yeah, i agree that a mixture of that 2 themes would work fine!!

KurtBoutilier
11-02-2004, 01:38 PM
Thanks everyone.... I'll see what I can come up with....

KurtBoutilier
11-03-2004, 07:04 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1099512269_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1099512269_large.jpg)

Had just a bit of time last night to work on the pants belt and legs a bit.

markovicd
11-03-2004, 07:12 PM
nice modeling kurt continue :!

sicksurfer
11-09-2004, 04:13 AM
Kurt! Your models are always so clean! I am interested to see where your concept is going to take you with this one. It has been a while since an update so I guess you have other things on. Keeping an eye out for you there brother!!

KurtBoutilier
11-09-2004, 04:35 AM
Hey bud.. Thanks for the comments on the mesh. I really try to keep them as clean as I can, makes life a lot easier come texturing time.

I haven't had much time to play with this project last few days been busy with work. I'll hopefully have time to do some more on him tomorrow like his boots or hands..

Kurt

KurtBoutilier
11-10-2004, 02:41 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1100058061_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1100058061_large.jpg)

Roughed out the hands and boots tonight. will be adding a lot of nik naks to the boots as well having wraps in his shins like the drawing. his hands will be in gloves it think.

JamesMK
11-10-2004, 06:38 AM
Looking good :thumbsup: Closing in on the final character...

You might want to flatten the toe portion of the boots quite a bit to avoid a toony look though.

:wip:

KurtBoutilier
11-20-2004, 07:38 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1100983086_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/3833/3833_1100983086_large.jpg)

Well dont know if I'll get this project done in time, been pretty busy with other things. I had some time to finish off most of him I'll add all the nik naks once hes is posed and textured.

Off to start the creature.

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