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CryingHorn
09-05-2005, 09:37 AM
Andrius Balciunas is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=7843)

Latest Update: Final Image: Four Nights Fountain
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133729945_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2880143#post2880143)

antone-m
09-05-2005, 09:51 AM
good luck Crying Horn

MattGyver
09-06-2005, 09:08 PM
Hey! Great to see you here too. Looks like this is going to be one of the more challenging ones to do. Good thing it's a long one. Good luck!

ace4016
09-07-2005, 02:00 AM
I liked your work from last challenge, hope to see the great things from you. Good luck:thumbsup:

CryingHorn
09-07-2005, 12:09 PM
Thank you guys for welcoming! I have a couple of ideas for theme but still not sure about them :wise:

the best: Same to you :thumbsup:
MattGyver: Thanks, yeah you'r right this one is going to be a tough one indeed...
ace4016: Thank you for your beutiful words mate I'll try my best... Good luck to you too :bounce:

Grubber
09-07-2005, 10:44 PM
I was expecting that you join this chalange. I can't wait your concept!
Sekmes! :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
09-08-2005, 08:51 AM
I was expecting that you join this chalange. I can't wait your concept!
Sekmes! :thumbsup:

Hey mate, nice to see you too here again, the concept theme is still in progress...
Aciu! :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
09-19-2005, 09:56 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1127163377_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1127163377_large.jpg)

HELLO!

Here it comes...
The basic idea is that somwhere exists a fountain which flows the water not affected by gravity, and sometimes birds (or other creatures) loves to come there and play with it, drink it, splash it and etc.
This sketch isn't exactly what I expect the final to look, but I hope it will give a basic understanding of what I am going to do... Excuse my drawing I am still learning my (GOD DAMN) hand...

See ya...

razz
09-20-2005, 02:34 PM
I like the idea about the water not affected by gravity. Hope you'll amaze us. Keep up the good work and good luck.

CryingHorn
09-23-2005, 06:02 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1127494954_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1127494954_large.jpg)

Decided to give some progress...

I started to create a tubes of fountainan (more like: sketch of tubes) wich will flow the water and the birds skeleton to experiment on poses. Within I'm experimenting on layout. Have to try a diferent angles. No real modeling yet

MattGyver
09-23-2005, 10:14 PM
You've got the start of a cool image there. It'll be cool to see how you get the water going in ways it's not supposed to. very interesting. Waiting to see more. :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
09-26-2005, 09:35 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1127766913_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1127766913_large.jpg)

Started to model my fountain tubes, this is part of ornaments that are going to be on them...

c&c are welcome

idflood
09-26-2005, 09:40 PM
Hi. Really nice start on modeling, and I love your poetic/original concept.:)

Good luck:thumbsup:

angel
09-27-2005, 02:31 AM
very nice details. So you are going to make tubes where the water flows from? is that it? or am I getting it wrong?


hhssuu
09-27-2005, 03:34 AM
wow nice modelling, what method are you using to get neat details like that?

mmoir
09-27-2005, 03:38 AM
Hey Andrius,

Some very nice detailed modeling , great job. :thumbsup:

madshooter
09-27-2005, 04:14 AM
Nice concept dude, nice detailed modeling I am anxious to see your next step, cause this
is a really interesting concept:thumbsup:

arLutiK
09-27-2005, 05:50 AM
Very nice ornament, great modeling

uiron
09-27-2005, 07:49 AM
nice details. myself, i prefer to build basic forms first for the whole picture, and only then detail those places that need it.

sėkmės

CryingHorn
09-27-2005, 08:29 AM
razz Thanks, I'll see what I can do
MattGyver about the water - me too :scream:
SNoWs No you are getting it right mate :thumbsup:
hhssuu Thanks, it's a loft modeling. Paths and shapes in other words.
david.mig, mmoir, ar LutiK, Thank you all, that's really sweet to hear that from you :)
uiron Yes you'r right this is the same I am trying to do. I on purpose do not sent the final concept scene because it may be tweaked quite a lot in progress, in any case the ornaments will sure be there... :wise: Aciu

Yongkiat
09-28-2005, 12:14 PM
Nice model you got going there. Can you show us the techniqye in modeling that?

Pooyag
09-28-2005, 01:20 PM
that's interesting

CryingHorn
09-29-2005, 07:17 AM
Yongkiat Thanks. Well that's easy, by using splines you draw a path and a shape that will follow that path, the using loft modeling method you pick those two splines and that's it. After that you can use a deformation tab for scaling, twisting and etc. Type "loft" in help of max it will be much informative I guess.

3rd user Thanks :)

CryingHorn
09-30-2005, 03:47 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128091626_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128091626_large.jpg)

Ok din't have much time so not much progress, planning this weekend to make some more I hope.

LAURO_MX
09-30-2005, 04:25 PM
I think will be born a great wort here!
just loved this tube details :thumbsup: I will be waching here man
Good Luck! C ya

YasushAzush
09-30-2005, 07:32 PM
original style so far ......weldone:bounce:

DaddyMack
09-30-2005, 09:15 PM
Absolutely stunning!!!
And a very clever approach indeed;)
I look forward to a truly beautiful image here Crying Horn:thumbsup: Good luck...

eddieellis
10-01-2005, 04:24 PM
wow, now thats impressive.. keep it up mate ill be watching :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
10-01-2005, 11:04 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128204274_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128204274_large.jpg)

Hello, started to model a bird.

CryingHorn
10-01-2005, 11:13 PM
LAURO_MX, visualact.com, DaddyMack, eddieelis Thank you all for a great support, I'll try to do my best :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
10-02-2005, 02:38 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128260313_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128260313_large.jpg)

Bird's leg, it took more time to do it then I expected

c&c are welcome

CryingHorn
10-02-2005, 07:54 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128279260_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128279260_large.jpg)

I know it's boring to look at some stupid bird's legs, but they have to be done anyway. It's like a food in dish - I always start to eat things I like less in it ;)

Grubber
10-02-2005, 10:50 PM
Legs looks nice, but something wrong with birds head, I think you should work more on the eye. Sekmes :)

CryingHorn
10-03-2005, 07:49 AM
Grubber Ok, I'll try to fix that, now that you've said I see they are a bit small comparing to references thanks :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
10-05-2005, 11:09 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128506969_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128506969_large.jpg)

Here comes the wing progress, hell with me, I jumping to all parts of my picture, want to make everything at the same moment, I have to stop that... anyway, don't look now at the textures cause they are made for better visual understanding how feathers are placed. The most important think now is to place all feathers corectly so they would construct a proper wing, I have to get more references, that's all for now... critism would be welcome. ;)

arLutiK
10-06-2005, 06:45 AM
Very nice feather, cool wing :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
10-06-2005, 06:02 PM
Hey, thanks ar LutiK, nice to hear some comments from you :thumbsup:

(o)ne
10-06-2005, 06:10 PM
yes, good-looking feathers!

melkao
10-06-2005, 06:35 PM
hey man nice modeling...What kind of bird is this?:thumbsup:

CryingHorn
10-06-2005, 06:53 PM
(o)ne Thanks, it's nice to hear that, though the feathers will look better in future (I hope) :)

melkao Thank you, well this is a "birds of paradise", though not existing type actually... mostly I am using referneces of "paradisea apoda" also known as lesser or very similar type raggiana. So mostly it's shape going to look like that, but not the colors... or maybe though... :rolleyes:

uiron
10-06-2005, 07:27 PM
awesome feathers, you're some kind of a madman to create them one by one?:]

CryingHorn
10-07-2005, 02:43 PM
uiron Hi, well I used array for feathers placing and cloning, and after that scaled individually, tweaking the bend parameters on each of them, it actually took about an hour, so nothing mad about it truly... :thumbsup:

HillbillyKing
10-07-2005, 04:40 PM
like the feathers. I was never that hot with doing birds. I don't have the patience for it

CryingHorn
10-10-2005, 03:24 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128954246_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1128954246_large.jpg)

OK, "feather placing" is almost complete, I think I'll have to tweak them in progress when I a'll make proper textures of feathers. For now only the shape texture (opacity) is done...

see you..

Grubber
10-10-2005, 08:09 PM
OMG! The wing looks great! Cant wait to see whole bird!
:thumbsup:

melkao
10-10-2005, 08:23 PM
espectacular wing model:thumbsup:

CryingHorn
10-11-2005, 08:59 AM
HillbilyKing Thanks, well I want to make birds as much natural as I can, though not real but natural for sure...

Grubber Hey, as usual, nice to see you here around Grubber. You will see it. :D

melkao Thank you it's a plesure to hear that.

madshooter
10-11-2005, 07:37 PM
Awesome work dude, very nice modeling and texturing:thumbsup: , I respect your talent Man,
Keep up the good work and all the best:thumbsup:

CryingHorn
10-11-2005, 09:07 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1129061218_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1129061218_large.jpg)

placing everything in one place to get a better view of proportion, still the model isn't complete. Anyway after that I am going do put feathers on a bird using hair system, c&c are welcome...

Good night for now... ;)

CryingHorn
10-11-2005, 09:09 PM
Thanks madshooter I had a bad day today, so your kind words really relaxed me, thanks again man... :thumbsup:

DaddyMack
10-11-2005, 09:25 PM
Stunning!!! I absolutely love those wings Andrius... Are you rigging it? If so, how?....

melkao
10-11-2005, 09:43 PM
amazin mesh,and cool details of the wings. how you made the wings?:shrug:....(i need to make wings to another project).:buttrock:

CryingHorn
10-12-2005, 10:01 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1129107709_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1129107709_large.jpg)

Ok this is mini explanation of how I did the wing, as you can see it was lot of planes bended, scaled moved and rotated, mostly I used array function and then manualy tweaked everything a bit... The othe wing side is going to be the same, just with some minor tweaking and, of course, a diferent texture...

CryingHorn
10-12-2005, 12:47 PM
DaddyMack thanks, about rigging, still not sure, but I doubt, since I am not going to animate it I'll going to use some modifiers and manual rotation :shrug:

melkao Thanks, see the post above this one :thumbsup:

Pooyag
10-12-2005, 10:22 PM
that's Good...you should work more on the Feather...more complex Texture maybe

CryingHorn
10-12-2005, 11:26 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1129156007_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1129156007_large.jpg)

Started to create a body feathers, tuxtures are temporal

ChristianHammer
10-12-2005, 11:53 PM
Tons of detail in there... It looks very nice thus far. Can't wait to see it done!

ihamid
10-12-2005, 11:53 PM
hie man! love the concept! :thumbsup: ... and those feathers a very nice! something that im trying to do here too ehehe! the approach to feathering the bird is great!
cheers man!

MattGyver
10-13-2005, 12:04 AM
It looks like a blue penguin without the wing feathers. I like it, as usual. Come on, man. Give me something to criticize here! :thumbsup:

ThierryS
10-13-2005, 09:14 AM
Well, I'm impatient to see the final renders with all the feathers on it...
Good progress man, keep it up.:) :thumbsup:

claudiojordao
10-13-2005, 01:26 PM
Hey Crying Horn... very beautiful concept and great progress on it... I can see a resemblance on both our works :) Good luck.

melkao
10-13-2005, 04:11 PM
amazing work man....do you made the hair with what?:eek:

CryingHorn
10-13-2005, 05:42 PM
3rd user Yes of course, I haven't textured the feathers yet, thanks

HammaJamma Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :D

yunisirees Ahh yes, you are creating a bird too. Well I promised my self that I won't deal with fur and hairs in this challenge, but heh... didn't have any other choise, I just tryed it... and then couldn't find any better method then this... "fallof" shader just wasn't that good, a planes with slight feathers on it wasn't good eather, I am not so good with texturing yet.. :banghead:

MattGyver che che, yeah, now that you said... a fluffy blue pinguin che che... Actually a full island of them would look quite spectacular. Thanks, nice to see you here again man...

thierry2005 Yeah me too, even though a bit scared about synchronization of hairs feathers and textured feathers... Oh well will see how it will develop...

claudio_jordao Thanks, yes your image is gorgeus for me too. It's really unique that showed some kind of movement wich constructs the wing in it's progress... (at least I understand your image like that) thanks good luck to you too :D

melkao I made the hair with shag hair, thanks :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
10-13-2005, 10:56 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1129240610_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1129240610_large.jpg)

Made bones for bird, I think now I'll start to do the most important thing : a final layout with everything in one place...

CryingHorn
11-01-2005, 02:02 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1130853752_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1130853752_large.jpg)

After those god damn half exams I'm back to my image, excuse that long pause, those studys are real pain in the ... sometimes... finally made a final layout, started to make fountain, more progress soon, see you...
Oh man, I need to hurry...

CryingHorn
11-02-2005, 09:59 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1130968759_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1130968759_large.jpg)

Some progress...

DaddyMack
11-03-2005, 03:38 AM
Heya Crying Horn.. great to see you back in the saddle again... Can't wait to see where you go with this;)

CryingHorn
11-03-2005, 08:37 AM
hey DaddyMack how are your dragons living? ;) thanks a lot, yeah got some time, so back on the road again :scream: :twisted:
btw is that you on your avatar? Where the doggy gone?

melkao
11-03-2005, 02:55 PM
the riggin of the brid is looking good, i simply love the feathers:love:, they are great....and what? aren't texturized?:twisted:....wow amazing work:applause:

DaddyMack
11-03-2005, 07:26 PM
hey DaddyMack how are your dragons living? ;) thanks a lot, yeah got some time, so back on the road again :scream: :twisted:
btw is that you on your avatar? Where the doggy gone?


Hahaaahh lol... I'm a 6'4 dutch-irish descent chrome domed housewife geek... You're looking at the lead singer of Boney M... I could never be so cool... but I'm still crazy like a fool lol ... Personally I blame Gunilla:p... My doggy will no doubt return when the novelty wears off;)

CryingHorn
11-03-2005, 08:20 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131049251_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131049251_large.jpg)

more progress...

CryingHorn
11-03-2005, 08:24 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131049496_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131049496_large.jpg)

All right this what I've done so far, lot of work is still waiting... good night or day to you all...

CryingHorn
11-04-2005, 08:31 AM
melkao: thanks, yes not texturized yet, I'm actually still considering what colors should I pick for the feathers and the whole bird.. :)

DaddyMack:
I'm a 6'4 dutch-irish descent chrome domed housewife geek...

hahaha... Yeah.. I'm just trying to imagine you like that... hahaha, no way...

melkao
11-04-2005, 03:19 PM
nice details:eek:

CryingHorn
11-04-2005, 03:37 PM
Thanks melkao, doing my best :arteest: :)

CryingHorn
11-04-2005, 11:52 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131148374_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131148374_large.jpg)

The wireframe of curent layout

CryingHorn
11-04-2005, 11:56 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131148592_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131148592_large.jpg)

Here is a quick rendered version with a some update, I guess architectural modeling is finished...

DaddyMack
11-05-2005, 08:19 PM
DaddyMack:


hahaha... Yeah.. I'm just trying to imagine you like that... hahaha, no way...

Hahaaah it's true mate:p check my profile for pic... I've got a fluoro pink apron with rainbow butterflies on it, my kids call me mum and I bake cakes for their school;).. It's a long story...

DaddyMack
11-05-2005, 08:20 PM
Oops btw, I like the straight line columns better than the spiral ones... Keep it coming:thumbsup:

YasushAzush
11-06-2005, 06:37 AM
nice view :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
11-06-2005, 10:16 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131315381_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131315381_large.jpg)

Started to make creepers. Don't worry about architectural environment it's opritimezed only for easy viewport working, tomorow I will start to make leafs on it. See you

CryingHorn
11-06-2005, 10:25 PM
DaddyMack: Hahaha... amazing... like ...yeah my mum is actually a male, she bakes me cakes, does a 3d stuff and other usual things, just like any normal mother you know... :thumbsup: Great!
About columns... yeah, you are right I guess :)

visualact.com
Thanks :)

CryingHorn
11-10-2005, 09:57 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131659853_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131659853_large.jpg)

Hi all, I've decided to give some progress of my water simulation, the most important thing now is a texture, I had to make a proper environment that would suit the image and made a great reflective look on water, anyway there is lot of experimenting and not much time, I am now working hardly on a final layout and right composition, I'll send it right away I'll be happy with it...

Nomad
11-10-2005, 10:19 PM
Exellent idea and great modeling :thumbsup:

I`m looking forward to see your progress on this interesting thread :bounce:

dern
11-10-2005, 11:17 PM
Holy crap that texture is amazing! Very nice job. If I had to comment on anything it would be that the little bits flying off don't seems 'ball-y' enough. It looks truly fantastic though. Keep it up!

CryingHorn
11-11-2005, 02:18 PM
Nomad thank you I'm happy that you liked :)

If I had to comment on anything it would be that the little bits flying off don't seems 'ball-y' enough

All right I'll keep that in mind, thanks for a tip and beautiful words :thumbsup:

melkao
11-11-2005, 02:51 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131659853_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131659853_large.jpg)

Hi all, I've decided to give some progress of my water simulation, the most important thing now is a texture, I had to make a proper environment that would suit the image and made a great reflective look on water, anyway there is lot of experimenting and not much time, I am now working hardly on a final layout and right composition, I'll send it right away I'll be happy with it...

excellent picture above. the texture is great....A question, the water you didi it with particles or how?:shrug:

glenn23
11-11-2005, 02:57 PM
This one's really starting to come to life! Good luck

CryingHorn
11-12-2005, 08:26 PM
melkao Thanks, yes it's particles.

glenn23 Thank you good luck to you too :D .

Good luck to you all!

MattGyver
11-12-2005, 10:39 PM
Hey. Sorry I haven't been keeping up with your progress. It's looking great. I love that water. :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
11-14-2005, 01:35 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131932110_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131932110_large.jpg)

Here it is, almost completed, some texturing still missing, the colors still may vary but mostly it will look like this. As I said before this is imagined bird but something similar to him are ragianna and lesser birds or paradisea apoda (birds of paradise) wich I mostly used as a reference. Sorry for static pose, couldn't resist not to send this render :) I'll send some more of him later, now I have to sleep it's 3.30 night... so goodnight to all...
c&c are welcome...

Grubber
11-14-2005, 10:52 AM
I have few c&c
first: wow
second: wow
third: WOW

CryingHorn
11-14-2005, 01:45 PM
MattGyver Hey mate haven't seen you for a long time, thanks, it still needs a lot of work.:D

Grubber che che, thanks that's sweet to hear that :thumbsup:

ihamid
11-14-2005, 07:11 PM
hei Crying Horn

the bird came out very nice mate! :bounce: :bounce: ! and the water effect looks excellent!
cheers mate!

eddieellis
11-15-2005, 01:08 PM
wow mate, that looks cool, especally like the tail fathers :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
11-18-2005, 01:30 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132277451_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132277451_large.jpg)

SOme changes... I decided to change all architecture... cause the old didn't looked good enough for me. SO this is is a new one, within a final layout (thank god), I still have to make rails, add vines, finish fountain tubes, split out of them water, add birds, add backround... yeah...

CryingHorn
11-20-2005, 09:37 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132522671_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132522671_large.jpg)

Started to texture my environment to speed my progress...

CryingHorn
11-20-2005, 09:40 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132522830_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132522830_large.jpg)

This is the first test of lighting and rendered architecture with textures

CryingHorn
11-20-2005, 09:50 PM
yunisirees, eddieellis Thank you guys, I'm doing my best :wip:

madshooter
11-21-2005, 02:45 PM
[QUOTE=Crying Horn]http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131932110_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1131932110_large.jpg)

:eek: The bird looks so beautifull Dude, I'm speechless very nice texturing:thumbsup:
The lighting looks good, waiting for your next update:bounce: :bounce:

melkao
11-21-2005, 08:57 PM
beautiful brid man thats great mate

CryingHorn
11-21-2005, 09:18 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132607933_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132607933_large.jpg)

Decided to give my water's progress...
Crits are welcome...

CryingHorn
11-21-2005, 09:24 PM
madshooter Hey nice to see you droped by mate, I hope I won't let you down. :D

melkao Thanks for your support :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
11-24-2005, 12:06 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132833962_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132833962_large.jpg)

This is my part of background, The tree's textures were made with speed tree, in total I made 9 different of them, then rendered and put them on simple planes.

CryingHorn
11-24-2005, 12:12 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132834368_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132834368_large.jpg)

This one was a bit harder, I modeled the tree by myself so it would look ok on final render, then I used speed tree to make leaf's planes on it, I had to put manualy planes on lower branch and some on the whole tree so it would look like those leafs are ... part of the tree :)

CryingHorn
11-24-2005, 12:15 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132834535_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1132834535_large.jpg)

I made a quick test too see how it should look...

mmoir
11-24-2005, 01:52 PM
Andrius,

Your image has impressive colors and lighting:thumbsup: :thumbsup: , I like the composition of things so far too.

glenn23
11-24-2005, 01:57 PM
The setting looks incredilble! I'm glad you're taking your time and making the surroundings a beautiful piece all by itself cause when you add that water and birds this is going to blow me away.

Can't wait to see it all come together.

Glenn
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=9224

soapy
11-24-2005, 04:50 PM
Great work. Very smart how you have built those trees for the background, they work well and must be fast rendering. Really nice modeling and texturing all around. I look forward to seeing this all pulled together.

Maxter
11-24-2005, 05:30 PM
Really like the composition here, the colors are also beautiful:thumbsup:

gwhite206
11-24-2005, 07:21 PM
Coming very nicely, try darkening the shadows and brightening one of the lights a little. Again very nice :)

Squibbit
11-24-2005, 09:57 PM
hey this is sweet, i like it alot!




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CryingHorn
11-25-2005, 01:58 PM
mmoir Thanks man!

glenn23 Hey mate thanks, yes I am very happy that I finally made a layout and almost everything is completed now I experimentally putting everything in one place and sinchronizing everything to suit the final, thanks again I hope I won't let you down. :scream:

soapy Thanks, yes I didn't have any problems with the rendering, muuuuch better then my architecture water birds and etc :rolleyes:

Maxter Thanks I am happy you liked it!

gwhite206 Yes I know what you mean, don't worry I'll give each element in the scene his needed amount of light (I hope so...)

Squibbit That's great to hear that, thank you :thumbsup:

eddieellis
11-25-2005, 02:09 PM
hey mate, looking great, has a lovely chilled mood to it.. :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
11-26-2005, 01:56 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133013361_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133013361_large.jpg)

Finished my fountain tubes, Finally I put those ornaments on them. I maded a bump texture of those ornaments to increese the performance and ability of rendering.

c&c are welcome...

angel
11-26-2005, 02:33 PM
wow, you have done quite a lot of progress since I last visited.

I feel that the lighting can be improved a bit more. The tubes are almost flat and can barely be seen. See that splash of light on the fountain steps? That splash of light should be reaching your tubes. Maybe you are planning of adding a spotlight to the tubes... I don't know; but the birds and the tubes need to be emphasized more, your current light rig is not doing that IMO.

CryingHorn
11-26-2005, 03:06 PM
wow, you have done quite a lot of progress since I last visited.

I feel that the lighting can be improved a bit more. The tubes are almost flat and can barely be seen. See that splash of light on the fountain steps? That splash of light should be reaching your tubes. Maybe you are planning of adding a spotlight to the tubes... I don't know; but the birds and the tubes need to be emphasized more, your current light rig is not doing that IMO.

Thanks for a crit man, yes I know, that rendering was a quick that's why it looks so, the light which comes from above has a map on it's shadow, to give a feeling that something is a bove that fountain, so in this case it darkens the tubes and the birds, I'll fix that for sure :thumbsup: thanks again :D

Gunilla
11-26-2005, 04:32 PM
I don't know how I could have missed this until now, but I'm glad I found before the ending.
You have some great work here - it looks real good and some very clever work methods!
Thanks for sharing and best of luck for the final steps :thumbsup:

The loft modeled ornaments are really cool - very inspiring :)

CryingHorn
11-28-2005, 02:21 PM
eddieellis Thanks, yes I want to make it snug :love:

Gunilla Thanks for beautiful words, and not at all for sharing :thumbsup: .

I've finished my work, just some tweaking is needed, so when I'll start rendering in original size I'll post my progress right away.

CryingHorn
11-28-2005, 09:54 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133214893_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133214893_large.jpg)

Finished to pose birds, sending a wire...

ihamid
11-28-2005, 10:09 PM
hi Crying Horn .. very cool progress and the background is superb especialy the fountain!and the bird poses look nice!

soapy
11-28-2005, 11:16 PM
I was wondering where those nice detail models were going to go, the horns look great.

CryingHorn
11-29-2005, 01:10 PM
yunisirees Hi mate, thanks, nice to see your post here :)

soapy Thanks, I'm happy that you liked :D

CryingHorn
12-01-2005, 10:45 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133433926_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133433926_large.jpg)

Started to render in original size, Changed the lighting, though I may still teak it, so c&c are welcome, birds and water soon.

see ya

uiron
12-03-2005, 10:51 PM
gražu žiūrėt ir pavydėt:] sėkmės pabaiginėjant, gaunasi labai neblogas darbelis.

CryingHorn
12-03-2005, 11:50 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133653801_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133653801_large.jpg)

HELLO. Ok I'm finished with rendering, so I quickly composed everything, added some glow and highlights to see how everything looks. Now I'll get some post tweaking...

CryingHorn
12-04-2005, 10:21 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133691673_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133691673_large.jpg)

This is my layer setup of only rendered images

CryingHorn
12-04-2005, 10:24 AM
uiron Aciu, gaila kad pats nebaigei...

ihamid
12-04-2005, 01:02 PM
hiya Crying Horn .. the scene is looking mighty cool man! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Gunilla
12-04-2005, 01:32 PM
Just beautiful! Now good luck for the final tweaks - don't wait to long with uploading, the treffic can be very intense in the last hours :thumbsup:

gpepper
12-04-2005, 03:09 PM
Beautiful !
A dream...

CryingHorn
12-04-2005, 08:35 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133728537_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133728537_large.jpg)

Ok some close up before final

CryingHorn
12-04-2005, 08:36 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133728606_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133728606_large.jpg)

Another one...

CryingHorn
12-04-2005, 08:37 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133728661_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133728661_large.jpg)

...and another...

CryingHorn
12-04-2005, 08:38 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133728723_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133728723_large.jpg)

... and the last...

MattGyver
12-04-2005, 08:44 PM
Wow. Could I get a poster of this one? :thumbsup: Don't know what else to say. I love it. Great work.

CryingHorn
12-04-2005, 08:59 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133729945_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7843/7843_1133729945_large.jpg)

Storyline

Once there was a man. When he was a child he used to play in the near woods with his favorite slingshot which he got as a present from his father. He shot leaves, trees, rocks, and he had fun. But once he saw a bird on the high tree drinking drops of dew from leaves. He looked beautiful, and his feathers on the back were gorgeous. The living target is something that a real hunter should hunt to, he thought. The bird looked calm and relaxed, he didn’t saw a human near by. The kid aimed and made his perfect shot. The bird immediately felt down on the ground near some green grass which started becoming red with bird’s blood. His scared look went to the young hunter who was coming towards him. With that look he started to move trying to safe himself, but he was too weak to do something. When the kid finally came close to him the bird was just staring at him with his dead eyes still full of fear. The kid started to cry and shake. He felt how his conscience began to torture him. He was scared so much that at one moment he almost swooned. Excuses seemed pathetic in that situation, though he was still screaming them. He felt like that for four days and nights. And then he made a promise, that some day his guilt will be redeemed.
His life continued, he became a professional architect and he was quite famous and very successful at his job. In his entire carrier he built lots of buildings, memorials and monuments which all were special, making everyone to smile and feel comfortable. When he became old he remembered his promise, he remembered it all the time. So he came back to that wood, and started to build a… fountain. This was the best work of all that he had ever done only by himself. When he finished it, he took a few steps back to see it all. He was standing for a while and thinking about something; “…four nights…” he gently smiled and said:
- This fountain will finish crying my sorrow over that bird which is still left in me…
After that he quietly went away.
When his soul left this world it was a warm late evening. That evening, birds of that wood first time accepted his warm, hearty, ingenuous and so weightless… magical redeem which finally has got forgiveness.

…breathe, drink, play, enjoy… …Four Nights Fountain…

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I want to thank all of you who have watched my thread, gave a support, comments, critics and etc.

The best, MattGyver, ace4016, Grubber, razz, david.mig, SNoWs, hhssuu, mmoir, madshooter, ar Lutik, uiron, Yungkiat, 3rd user, LAURO_MX, visualact.com, DaddyMack, eddieellis, (o)ne, melkao, HillbillyKing, HammaJamma, yunisirees, thierry2005, Claudio_jordao, Nomad, dern, glenn23, soapy, Maxter, gwhite206, Squibbit, Gunilla, gpepper.

Good luck to all of you in your challenges, see you all next time and of course,

HAVE A NICE AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

- The END -

makaron
12-04-2005, 09:09 PM
what a poetic image and a lovely story...

just spectacular... :applause:

Lync
12-04-2005, 11:00 PM
This is a really beautiful piece. I love it. I love the colours and the magical feel.makaron said it right: "poetic"
:thumbsup:

soapy
12-04-2005, 11:06 PM
Beautiful work, just gorgeous.

maurodelia
12-05-2005, 01:00 AM
Lovely birds ! Good luck !

mmoir
12-05-2005, 02:29 AM
Hey Andrius,

Very impressive image:thumbsup: , still enjoy those wonderful colors. Good luck.

Rebeccak
12-05-2005, 03:24 AM
Hadn't seen this image before...beautiful, lyrical image! Great work! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

CryingHorn
12-05-2005, 02:24 PM
yunisirees Thanks friend, I hope you'll finish yours in time :thumbsup:

Gunilla Thanks. Everything went well... Sended final successfuly... :scream:
gpepper :) Yeah, just like I wanted thanks!! :bounce:

MattGyver Thanks, sure... pm me you address, I'll send you one :scream: Cheers man!! :beer:

makaron Thank you, I'm happy that you liked my story :D

soapy hey mate thanks, and hury up on your own image, hope you'll finish it.

maurodelia Thanks, nice to hear that.

mmoir che che, thanks mate :buttrock:

Rebeccak Thank you!!! Cheers :beer:


...I also forgot to thank Silent Hill2 and Chrono cross soundtracks wich were mostly listened while making this image...

madshooter
12-05-2005, 04:56 PM
Fantastic :applause: :applause: congratulations:applause: :applause: for final image. Great job Dude:thumbsup: You have done an awesome job All the best and :beer: .

Nomad
12-05-2005, 05:01 PM
It`s a verry nice final image you have done Andrius :applause:

Good luck in the voting :bounce:

gedomenas
12-06-2005, 12:15 AM
wow ziauriai fainas darbas, niekur nematytas negirdetas vaizdas...super..

glenn23
12-06-2005, 01:31 AM
I'm very sad this place doesn't actually exist.

But I'm glad it does exist in your imagination, and that you shared it with us.
Thanks!

Glenn
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=9224

ThierryS
12-06-2005, 09:04 AM
:applause: :thumbsup: Great picture mate, it's got a nice mood and feel to it. All the best for the judging

claudiojordao
12-06-2005, 11:17 AM
Hello Crying Horn, man, I must tell you that your image is one of the most magical of this challenge.
Impressive and beautiful work. Congratulations, and good luck.

_Newman_
12-06-2005, 01:56 PM
Hi Andrius, your image is beauriful :applause:
I was watching your progress all the time and i'm glad that you finished it. Good Luck :)

zancan
12-06-2005, 07:38 PM
At first sight I thought I was jealous with your floating water effect, but didn't get the meaning of the scene. Reading the story was a pleasure, and the key to it only arrives at long last. Beautiful.

harryb
12-06-2005, 07:53 PM
Hi Andrius,

Thanks for your compliments on my entry.

I must say that your entry is one of the most magical, energizing entries I've found!

Your story is every bit as jaw-dropping as your image. Great work!

Grubber
12-06-2005, 10:32 PM
Crying Horn, congratulations on finishing the image! I like it very much. I like everything, the idea, the execution, the story :thumbsup:
Top work!

Sekmes! Sergu uz tave! :bounce:

ps.: papostintum sita ir lietuviskame cgtalk :)

melkao
12-07-2005, 02:12 PM
wow is really beautiful...i like that:love:

CryingHorn
12-07-2005, 03:48 PM
madshooter Thanks for beautiful words man, best of luck to you too :beer:

Nomad Thank you I appreciate that indeed. Good luck to you too.

imperioli Thank you :thumbsup:

glenn23 Who said that it doesn't exist :scream: thank you mate It's nice to hear those words from you, I would really could say same about you.

thierry2005 Thanks, same to you mate, I like you fairy creatures on your image.

claudio_jordao Hello Claudio thanks for droping by and really sweet to hear that, good luck to you too!

_Newman_ Thanks man.
zancan I feel honored that you liked it :bounce: . Man I'll say again that your image is really awesome and truly inspiring masterpeace. Hope to see you next time.

harryb hey not at all. Your image is really stylish. I feel happy for your words, it' really a plesure when someone says that :arteest:

Grubber Hi, nice to see you here Grubber, well I'm happy that you liked it, aciu!

melkao Thanks! Cheers man!

CryingHorn
12-07-2005, 03:57 PM
http://fcim.vdu.lt/~andrius_balciunas/Reference.jpg
This is some images that inspired me. Almost before this challenge one of my friends accidently showed me them. He keeps theese as an examples of fast shutter speed cameras since he is a photographer himself.
PS you can find more of those water images at http://liquidsculpture.com/

CryingHorn
12-07-2005, 04:05 PM
http://fcim.vdu.lt/~andrius_balciunas/Fichi.jpg

And this is my parrot Fichi after beeing used as a reference for my image :scream: .

No I'm joking, actually he really likes the water and when I go to shower he usually goes along and becomes calm only after he gets wet :D

zancan
12-07-2005, 04:08 PM
PS you can find more of those water images at http://liquidsculpture.com/
Thanks this link is really neat!

ipdesigner
12-11-2005, 08:25 AM
*incredible piece of art!!:)

*good luck!:thumbsup:

Digital_Rebellion
12-11-2005, 12:28 PM
Spectacular indeed :applause: sorry I wasn't in this thread b4, but glad I'm here now :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Squibbit
12-12-2005, 12:43 PM
pretty cool finish :thumbsup:



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vintagetone
12-30-2005, 12:39 AM
I don't know how they judge these, but this has to be in the top list. Beautiful.

Eclectic
12-30-2005, 08:39 PM
This is excellent!!!

I hope the jury will share my oppinion... Bravo!

Bungalo
01-13-2006, 08:39 AM
Va cia tai spektakuliarus vaizdelis iki negalejimo! Zodziu, as suzavetas. :bounce:
Thumbs up on this!

CryingHorn
01-13-2006, 12:20 PM
Thankyou all for your great feedback :D see you next time

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