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pluMmet
09-05-2005, 03:23 PM
Eric MacArthur is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=7959)

Story: Kate and her friend went out for a walk when they saw a strange cloud appear. Then all of a sudden ships began emerging form the cloud and one came toward them. Kate’s friend got out a camera.

Latest Update: Final Image: Ur Photo
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133746669_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2880763#post2880763)

pluMmet
09-10-2005, 02:23 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1126358637_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1126358637_large.jpg)

This is the third time I've entered a CGchallange. I've made this simple in hopes that this will be one that I complete ;)

The idea is a photo-real aliens among us image.

Fingers crossed!

pluMmet
09-16-2005, 11:18 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1126909094_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1126909094_large.jpg)

Getting the simple out of the way. Very standard U.F.O. ;)

pluMmet
10-08-2005, 05:52 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1128790345_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1128790345_large.jpg)

I'm considering a metal cloth jumpsuit for Ur. So for now he will have boots as to the reason he has no feet :)

Any thoughts on Skin type welcome!

gardogg
10-08-2005, 08:09 PM
Good start. I like the eye reflections and the proportions look nice. I would make his arms and legs skinnier and show some more muscle definition. Keep going!

pluMmet
10-08-2005, 10:22 PM
Good start. I like the eye reflections and the proportions look nice. I would make his arms and legs skinnier and show some more muscle definition. Keep going!

All the while I've been thinking about doing an actual musculature system for him in A.C.T. Your comment has pushed me into the "I'm doing it" range :)

pluMmet
10-09-2005, 11:30 AM
I've found a refrence image for the Ur Photo scene:



Bonneville Salt Flats
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/Saltph26.jpg

pluMmet
11-05-2005, 01:37 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1131197841_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1131197841_large.jpg)

Here's Kate. She will be the Aw Struck spectator.

pluMmet
11-23-2005, 01:44 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1132753492_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1132753492_large.jpg)

She shouldn't need any pants for this scene so I'll only model them if she doesn't frame as in my concept sketch.

pluMmet
11-23-2005, 01:46 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1132753615_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1132753615_large.jpg)

This is Kate's pre-dynamic hair. The rendering doesn't make me happy but it shows the general shape of things to come.

pluMmet
11-27-2005, 11:50 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133135419_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133135419_large.jpg)

Here is the Ur character with his jumpsuit. Only a few more tasks until I start rendering :)

pluMmet
12-03-2005, 08:11 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133640699_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133640699_large.jpg)

Here I have made the mountains and set the scene for the shot aspect ratio. I have also done the dynamics on the hair as well as putting Kate together. She is skinned but still in T pose until I do the cloth simulation.

pluMmet
12-04-2005, 10:24 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133691875_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133691875_large.jpg)

Here is the Mountain texture done in deep paint.

pluMmet
12-04-2005, 10:29 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133692179_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133692179_large.jpg)

Here is the light set up. This background plates lighting will be used for the rest of the components. I have added a cloud ship as a mother ship as inspired by Spielbergs "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

pluMmet
12-04-2005, 10:52 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133693555_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133693555_large.jpg)

Here are three elements composited together to make the plate.
1. Background- Rendered in Maxwell
2. Middleground- Rendered in Vue
3. Foreground- Rendered in Scanline

pluMmet
12-04-2005, 11:21 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133738471_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133738471_large.jpg)

Here is Kates face map.

pluMmet
12-04-2005, 11:24 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133738669_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133738669_large.jpg)

Here is a render of Kate in the scene.

pluMmet
12-05-2005, 01:30 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133746225_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133746225_large.jpg)

Here is Ur with his friends in the sky.

pluMmet
12-05-2005, 01:37 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133746669_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/7959/7959_1133746669_large.jpg)

Well here it is :)

I'm happy to have gotten it done.

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