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10-22-2004, 07:08 AM
Jonathan Myers has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

10-22-2004, 07:28 AM
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My first idea for the 3D competition...

Well, the Spaceman wasn't supposed to be three stories tall... if I model him correctly, the final product should look right. He's supposed to be climbing up the side of an alien ship, after docking down below for some sort of spy mission.

I was in such a hurry to enter something for this competition, I neglected to add all the detail that I originally intended. For example, I want to have aliens pursing him from below - possibly firing on him - and the alien ship is definitely just a place holder.

10-22-2004, 07:44 AM
The idea behind this sketch is a stereotypical Spaceman novel/movie from the 60's. You know, some spaceman trying to save the world against some genetically superior human mutants, or something of that sort. I'll flesh this idea out a little later...

Anyways, I need to do a little research to get the story and asthetics of my scene accurate. I want it to look like what a producer in the '60s would've intended for their movie if they had the technology of today. Anyone with suggestions on how to do this is welcome to post... also, what do you think of this general idea?

Does anyone know why my images are twice as large as they should be?

10-22-2004, 08:13 AM
The concept is great, keeping the whole thing with a 60's feeling. Maby you should try checking out old movie posters and sci fi novels to find some reference. I usually go to www.imdb.com (http://www.imdb.com) , for that sort of thing. Try typing in some space movies you know about, click on movie connections and just start linksurfing. When you find the old movies, check out the posters link. I did like this and found 567 sci fi movies from the 1900 to the 1960:

Right under the search line there is a link called "More searches". Click that. Click on "power search" on the new page under popular searches. There are five steps on the new page. You only need to use nr. 2. and nr 5. Check genre as Sci fi on the left and and years on the right. Click on search way down on nr 5. Baam! You get a lot of hits. TV-series, Movies, the works.


On most of these there are poster links. Otherwise you can always google the movie titles you find.

I think your image is large because you forgot to take the dpi down to 72 and left it at 300 before you posted it. That's what I did anyway.:)

Good luck with the search and the challange

10-23-2004, 01:28 AM
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Another idea...

I don't really know the story behind this, I just kind of drew it without any background. I've pondered making the cloaked guy anything from an ambassador, to captured leader.... story to come later I guess.

Some things I've thought about adding to this image:
1. Clouds, partially wrapping around the city, while still leaving some of the back-drop exposed.
2. Their ship exploding, while both characters remain expressionless.

10-23-2004, 01:30 AM
Great idea, zem! Thanks for the tip. :buttrock:

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10-23-2004, 01:45 AM
Have you thought about combining the two concepts? A captured leader being taken into custody is very solemn. If you took the spy and involved him somehow, it might put a very visual twist into the story...

10-23-2004, 02:19 AM
Well, I was kind of shooting for a somber scene with this second idea. Do you think this could be bad?

10-25-2004, 11:46 AM
Personally I don't think that a somber scene takes away the epic of it, just look at my entries.:)
It might even enhance a scene. You could even make it more somber by showing dead bodies by the spaceship. Maby some personal guards, slaughtered by the capturing forces.

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