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Nikus
11-07-2004, 03:04 AM
Nicolas Villarreal Kwasek has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/grandspaceopera/view_entries.php?challenger=5124)

Latest Update: Modeling: Some composition
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100643889_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100643889_large.jpg)

This time, I included my alien version on the screen. The spaceship is also more detailed, but still there is a lot of work...I think I'll start doing some texture test..
Tell me what you think about it!

dark-elf2
11-08-2004, 11:16 AM
welcome to the comp and good luck

Nikus
11-08-2004, 04:18 PM
Hello to everyone,
I'm very excited to enter the challenge, it is a big deal for me. Anyway, good luck to you all.

Let's get to the point. My idea es to represent common people in futuristic space galaxies. Haven't you thought about how would it be for poor countries to survive en such a high tech environment? I thing the idea is very interesting. Now, I want to include human figures which would have very delicated expresions as well as huge technological buildings with spaceships in the sky. Do you get the picture? I also want to use an exagerated perspective to increase the drama in the image. I'm going to work in Lightwave 8. The sketches are on the way...but I still dont have a very well organized picture of it all.

Anyway I hope we learn as much as we can from each other...
Good Luck
Nicolas Villarreal Kwasek
Quito-Ecuador

Daniel-McMillan
11-08-2004, 04:31 PM
Hello to everyone,

Let's get to the point. My idea es to represent common people in futuristic space galaxies. Haven't you thought about how would it be for poor countries to survive en such a high tech environment?
Hi Nikus! Looking forward to seeing your concept sketch. I recall that in Star Trek Next Generation, they mentioned several times how that they had solved the problem of poverty. I imagine the only way would be a socialist democracy. That way no-one would have to starve, or go without medicine. In any case, they reached a point where, instead of antagonists from within, that is to say (from within our society) new antagonists were out there somewhere waiting for us. I like the thoughts you have put into your visualization. I'll be looking in.

-DM

adel3d
11-08-2004, 07:04 PM
Welcome to the challenge. And good luck!http://www.adel3d.com/lamp.gif
:thumbsup:

Nikus
11-09-2004, 09:56 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100037369_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100037369_large.jpg)

Ok, here is my first sketch. It consist of a small girl, dressed with a Poncho (clothes that Latin american natives use in the mountains) She has a fruit in her hand and is gasping into the sky. Around here is a market place crowded with people. Above, are huge buildings, with hich tec details. And in the sky there is a huge trafic of spaceships, carriers, as well as fighters. And at last there is a planet. THe light would be different from that which is right now. My inspiration comes from series like Cowboy Bebop, or evangelion (a little bit). I am not still satisfied, what do u people think???
Nicolas

Nomad
11-10-2004, 08:03 PM
Intersting concept, it`s an idea to devlopp.. maybe try also another perspective where we can see some poor buildings (favella?) and maybe a wall separating them to the rich side... :curious:


Good luck to you.

dp76
11-11-2004, 12:08 AM
Ok, here is my first sketch. It consist of a small girl, dressed with a Poncho (clothes that Latin american natives use in the mountains) She has a fruit in her hand and is gasping into the sky. Around here is a market place crowded with people. Above, are huge buildings, with hich tec details. And in the sky there is a huge trafic of spaceships, carriers, as well as fighters. And at last there is a planet. THe light would be different from that which is right now. My inspiration comes from series like Cowboy Bebop, or evangelion (a little bit). I am not still satisfied, what do u people think???
Nicolas
It will be better to show the entire body of this girl, because "poncho" covers all the body from shoulders to floor.
So "poncho" visuals can only be apreciated if the entire body is shown, not only the upper body.
How about a platform?

Hope it helps...

Nice idea to show "contrast"!


Good luck!

Nikus
11-11-2004, 07:36 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100158598_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100158598_large.jpg)

Hello, it is 2:30 in the morning and Im falling from sleep...Here are my sketches for my image...hope you like them.
Nicolas

Nikus
11-11-2004, 07:39 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100158773_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100158773_large.jpg)

this may be one of the citizens of the street

Nikus
11-11-2004, 07:40 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100158846_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100158846_large.jpg)

very basic design of how the carrier is going to look from below

Nikus
11-11-2004, 07:42 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100158949_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100158949_large.jpg)

This I consider a better concept for my scene. Well...the drawings are terrible, but I think it fits the idea...still dont know what to do with the girl...maybe convert her into an android or something...what do u guys think?

MattGyver
11-11-2004, 09:41 PM
I like it. Great idea so far. I'd suggest keeping the girl a girl simply because it would keep us attached to the character. Although, she could have a cybernetic arm which would show that she's been through a lot in her life. Looking forward to seeing more. great work. :bounce:

Nikus
11-13-2004, 11:53 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100390011_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100390011_large.jpg)

Ok, here is my first modeled example. I used another architecture instead of my sketches, but the idea goes the same. I'm also starting to work on the people that will appear in the market. Please tell me what do you guys think.

Nikus
11-14-2004, 12:35 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100392500_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100392500_large.jpg)

Here is the development of the carrier. I am starting to do some details. Since it would be close to the camera, I want to give it the effect that this is a huge spaceship flying on top of all those people.

Nikus
11-14-2004, 12:40 AM
repeated image

Nikus
11-14-2004, 12:45 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100393154_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100393154_large.jpg)

Here is my dome for the background layer. It consists of a huge building with thousands of little windows. This building will be connected with other buildings through tunnels in the sky. Still dont know how would it be...but I keep working

Nikus
11-14-2004, 12:50 AM
repeated image

Nikus
11-14-2004, 12:52 AM
UPS!!! Sorry for that repeating of the last image!!! My computer had a network problem and somehow I think I submitted it three times...does anyone know how to erase that?

Nikus
11-15-2004, 10:02 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100556152_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100556152_large.jpg)

Here is the beggining of my police squad that is going to control the market place. Huge alien warriors strong and fast.

Nikus
11-15-2004, 10:05 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100556346_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100556346_large.jpg)

A more advance screenshot of my alien police squad

MattGyver
11-15-2004, 11:29 PM
Hey. You got pretty far while I wasn't paying attention. It's looking good. :thumbsup:

Xeroedge
11-16-2004, 01:10 AM
When you model a character with armor or a robot its best to keep all the pieces seperate parts and position them when you want. Its much easier. The most pieces the better I say.

Also make sure to use bevel or add more edges on the edge of metal pieces to make them sharp. Its very important. Also try and make the lines follow in a curve rather then say a vertice on a line pushed in. It will stop it from looking too organic. Unless thats what you want.

Just some tips...

I like the design though. The riot shield is a good add on. Making it bigger then the concept design I think will make it look more badass. ;p

oh yah and instead of "police" written on it like that you should make it like klingon type text to show it alienish... or predator like writting :D

Nikus
11-16-2004, 01:17 AM
Thanks guys for the support.
Xero: am have still not desided if the armor is an organic armor or a metal armor. but I will try to follow your advices...
In a few hours I will post another screen of my work...

Hector M. Mercado
11-16-2004, 04:54 AM
Love your idea. Great modeling too. I agree with Xero that the sheild will help the cop look more "bad ass" just don't know if your going for that. Well the whole thing looking pritty damn good and that gets you one of these:buttrock:

keep up the good work and good luck.

KennyM
11-16-2004, 08:33 AM
now I see where the camera angle remark came from, great pov you chose, as you have noticed I can still learn a thing or two on that subject :rolleyes:

great work mate, very cool visualisation ot concept, sweet start on modeling, keep it up :thumbsup:

Nikus
11-16-2004, 10:20 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100643620_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100643620_large.jpg)

Some more detail on the background buildings...

Nikus
11-16-2004, 10:24 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100643889_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5124/5124_1100643889_large.jpg)

This time, I included my alien version on the screen. The spaceship is also more detailed, but still there is a lot of work...I think I'll start doing some texture test..
Tell me what you think about it!

melkao
11-16-2004, 10:58 PM
hey that's a nice place, nice model
but try to do something else for that image, details to make it more epic ok?

nice work

Nikus
11-17-2004, 04:09 PM
hey that's a nice place, nice model
but try to do something else for that image, details to make it more epic ok?

nice work


Thanks for the comments, and yes, the scene will look more epic. The characters will be having their daily life in the market, while some serious action will happen in the sky..but some more modiling is comming soon!

melkao
11-17-2004, 04:22 PM
hi nikus....action in the sky? good idea. is a fight betwen 2 ships?

Mike Nuts
11-18-2004, 12:29 AM
Great work Nikus :thumbsup: It's nice to see those sketches come to life. I like the scene setup and the concept. Not much to c&c on the alien police squad character yet, but I'm looking forward to see it grow.

Nikus
11-19-2004, 12:31 AM
Thank you guys, Im trying to do my best. Yes, indeed, I am not satisfied with the police character. Ive started to model the child which is in the foreground. Still working with the background. Wish me luck!

MattGyver
11-19-2004, 12:37 AM
Don't worry. You'll get it. :thumbsup: As long as the computer is still working, there's hope. (And there's always hope the computer will start working too. :rolleyes: ) Anyway, keep up the good work.

mmoir
11-19-2004, 02:52 AM
Nikus,
I like the idea that daily life goes on but an epic moment is happening too. Look forward to more updates.
Mike
My GSO entry
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=180886&page=6&pp=15

jammin
11-20-2004, 11:15 PM
nice work nikus!:thumbsup: -like how you're sticking w/your original concept but allowing it to evolve and grow as well. ever see the show firefly? -seems like they were often landing someplace where people couldn't afford technology or the nicer things it might bring. of course, they were free from the problems that come with technology as well; the simple and the complex being forced to merge together.

anyway, i'm looking forward to those textures

ben

SnakeFarlow
11-23-2004, 05:34 AM
Hi, It's me again. Your concept it's very good, I know what you want to say with this becouse we are living the same reality in our country. I have some thinks to say: First: add some details, I think you are workin on this bus just in case. Then, Is just my impresion but is somthing wrong whit your camera shot, I think that you could find a better angle to capture a better image, or maybe it is a problem of the proportions of your image. It's better when you use a rectangle rather than squares, I know that your image is'n a square but you should enphatise a rectangle shape. a last thing, the column that is holding your tower, maybe could be a little wider.

Todo lo demás esta muy bien, me da mucho gusto poder ayudarte en lo que creo que podría mejorar. Sobre todo pon atención en la proporción, has la prueba y juzgalo tu mismo.

Que lo pases bien.

Snake Farlow. The rougue.

Nikus
11-23-2004, 08:10 PM
Thankyou Snake and everybody. Right now Im in a huge delay because I have so many things to do! You know, college projects, work, girlfriend...
I promise to put at least some screens for next week...I apologize for the delay

MattGyver
11-23-2004, 08:21 PM
Excuses, excuses. You know I would never allow things to delay me here. :rolleyes: Nah. I know what you mean. That's where the "life always getting in the way of art" thing came from in my frist post. Anyway, hope you get some free time to work on this thing again. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. :arteest: Later!

SnakeFarlow
11-26-2004, 01:46 PM
What's up Nikus.

I am worry about you, it has been many days since you send your last update. I hope we could see your new art soon.

Snake Farlow. The rogue.

Nikus
11-26-2004, 03:48 PM
I'm worrying too Snake,
I know I havent posted anything new... The good news is that Im inaugurating my new computer, an iMac G5... So the work will get going next week!

Ademas de eso ando tan ocupado con la universidad! y para variar estoy en andinismo, asi que desde hoy hasta el domingo estare espalando el cotopaxi. Si no vuelvo a escribir es que me quede por ahi congelado :eek:

jeje

saludos

Maxter
01-20-2005, 06:41 PM
Que pasó Nicolas??:sad: El trabajo pintaba bien. Mas empeño para el próximo. Suerte!!!

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