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JohanL
11-03-2004, 09:41 PM
Johan Lundmark has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

JohanL
11-03-2004, 09:45 PM
Oh boy.. What a way to start the posting career here at CG Talk

I been lurking around this forum for awhile but now i saw this challenge and thought that its due time to get active!
Anyways... Kind of a late entry this but i'll do my best to finish the concepts i have in mind.
Unfortunatly my scanner has broken down so icant post any of the stuff i got sofar. Will get that done tomorrow tho so look forward to a synopsis and some conceps then..

Greets/ johan

JohanL
11-06-2004, 11:28 AM
Synopsis:

Here follows a short depiction of the fall of the andromeda empire

In the year 3684 the empires outpost at 193, 649, alpha received a signal
who's origin couldnt be appointed.
Later on it was decided that this was indeed the first contact with the aliens.

140 days later the first alien ship was fixed on radar. It was soon followed by
another thousand vessles, a combined total equal to the mass of a small sun.
The empire, that had discarded the previous signal as a mere technical malfunction
reacted way to late. With it's ships scattered all over the galaxy the enemy fleet
penetrated the empires defences within the first shivering days of the attack.
It was estimated later that about 15 million people lost their lives before they
even knew what hit them.

During the following two week the alien armada manouvered further in on andromeda
teritory, leaving death and kaos behind. Finally the empire launched a counterattack.
Ships from all over the galaxy had been summoned to fight the plague that tormented
their once peaceful lives but it was in vain. Outnumbered and with poor leadership
the empire army suffered a massive defeat in the initial battle. What was left of the
empire forces fled to their stronghold at the planet of Algarnon and started to prepare
for their final battle...



My scene:

All hope is lost. On a shoreline lookin out across the ocean sits a single soldier.
The last remain of the once so powerful empire. Behind him the alien army is maching
towards his location. He will soon be spotted and killed. And with him, the last
fraction of a empire.

I want to capture a feeling of hopelessnes and defeat. The fall of an empire by lookin at one man.
The pointlessness (a word? :p) of war, like in movies such as the thin red line etc. While war rages and empires crumples the sky can still be so crisp and blue. bird can sing so lovely and flowers can still be so so beatiful

JohanL
11-06-2004, 11:37 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5078/5078_1099744662_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5078/5078_1099744662_large.jpg)

God didnt give me his sharpest pen...
But i just tried to get the general idea and mood of the scene here

JohanL
11-06-2004, 12:38 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5078/5078_1099748316_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5078/5078_1099748316_large.jpg)

concept of a alien fighter jet.

Designed to operate in both space and in athmosphere.

JohanL
11-06-2004, 12:41 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5078/5078_1099748489_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5078/5078_1099748489_large.jpg)

alien troopcarrier.

deploys groundforces into battle. Much like the boats used by allied forces during D-day but in greater scale.

pBarrelas
11-06-2004, 06:47 PM
I thinks that your final image has great potencial. I like your concepts a lot!
When can we start to see some 3d? heh heh:wip:

Rochr
11-06-2004, 07:15 PM
This can truly turn out to be a powerful piece. Looking forward to see the progress.

Lycka till. :)

JohanL
11-07-2004, 02:55 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5078/5078_1099842926_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5078/5078_1099842926_large.jpg)

first look at the fighter in profile

JohanL
11-07-2004, 02:56 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5078/5078_1099843011_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5078/5078_1099843011_large.jpg)

Here is a first look at the fightermesh taking form..

This is the first time ive done high end work, only been doing gameart before so im struggling with the techniques *_*

anyways im into this contest to try and learn a few things so it really is a challenge :)

C&C\'s very welcome!

mmoir
11-07-2004, 03:18 PM
Johan,

This is a great and tragic story, it will be interesting to see how it comes together. I think you will really have to concentrate on that one last lone soldier ( ie: facial and body posture)

Mike
My GSO entry
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=180886&page=3&pp=15

JohanL
11-07-2004, 07:23 PM
tnxs for the comments guys, appreciated :)

And yes mmoir, lots of it hangs on the appearance of the main character. Wioch will be a superchallenge for me :D

But im lookin forward to it hehe!

Daniel-McMillan
11-07-2004, 08:11 PM
All hope is lost. On a shoreline lookin out across the ocean sits a single soldier.
The last remain of the once so powerful empire. Behind him the alien army is maching
towards his location. He will soon be spotted and killed. And with him, the last
fraction of a empire.
True helplessness...but wait, one man doesn't survive such a massacre just to amuse the Universe! Obviously, since there is a story told - there must have been no honor in killing the last one alive! In a case like this, would his face reflect astonishment, the reality of his lack of faith in God (as though David was defeated by Goliath instead), or would he assume the stance of that gladiator Maximus, and realize he's not affraid of death but will look his enemy straight in the eye, and face the outcome of his fate with dignity.

Keep up the good work! Nice start on the ship model btw!

arturro
11-08-2004, 10:17 AM
Hi there! Nice idea, and actually in some way similar to mine. But I agree with Daniel McMillan. In my scene for example I don't want to show any fear. It of course depends on the story and concept, but I think that one of the last humans would not behave in this way. The idea, and the composition is great, but on his face I would prefere some anger, focus, thinking, doggedness, he should hold his gun strongly. This is my opinion. Whatever you decide to do, I think it will be good stuff anyway:) Good luck!:buttrock:

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