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JurajMolcak
09-07-2005, 07:07 AM
Juraj Molcak is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=8315)

Latest Update: Final Image: WANNABE
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JurajMolcak
09-07-2005, 09:39 AM
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Hello to all competitors!

I am in :) This is the sketch and I am going to work on it with XSI.

I want to keep the story hidden to tickle your imagination for begining.
So, back to work. 88 days is quite a nice nummber. I hope to find enough spare time to finish this.

Oweron

Funky
09-07-2005, 09:44 AM
Welcome to you and proud to see someone using XSI for this contest like me ;)

Naim

Pufferfish
09-07-2005, 09:55 AM
:applause: I really love your concept!
It really gets me back to my childhood "dreams" :D

Good luck with the challenge!

Yongkiat
09-07-2005, 10:00 AM
The concept is quite touching. a small boy holding his ballon and lookig at large balloons int eh sky. Cool idea. Keep it coming


Yong

rickycox
09-07-2005, 11:11 AM
Nice concept, I like the loose feel of the sketch.

eYadNesS
09-07-2005, 11:14 AM
Like your coloring, nice style :)

Good luck with your challenge...

Lovas
09-07-2005, 11:25 AM
Great sketch! I wonder what you're up to but have no doubts that you're going to produce a very good and spectacular work.

XSI? Great choice of 3D software:thumbsup: (I'm actually using Cinema 4D but appreciate XSI for its capabilities and sleek UI...)

SONIC-X
09-07-2005, 11:36 AM
Yeh,very nice sketch and idea you have there.

Robert.C
09-07-2005, 11:52 AM
Nice concept ! I like you style :)
Good luck~~~~

rc

JurajMolcak
09-07-2005, 12:44 PM
Hi!

Thanks to all of you :)
Hope to finish it to your satisfaction!

Let´s check what is in your boxes :)

Oweron

blakbird
09-07-2005, 09:12 PM
Spectacular !!! :)

CrackleWax
09-08-2005, 07:10 AM
Hiya,


I like your concept a lot! I might leave the boy out of the whole idea because the sky so full of balloons would be a spectacular sight in it self!

Obi

zsurM
09-08-2005, 07:14 AM
This is great. Just looking at it puts a smile on your face and definetly tickles the imagination. Good stuff!

Micro26
09-08-2005, 08:39 AM
Great concept, the colors of your sketch is just superb.Cant wait to see more:thumbsup:

ihamid
09-08-2005, 08:55 AM
hullo

cool concept...reminds me of ethereal dreams of childhood.great stuff here!:)

JurajMolcak
09-08-2005, 08:19 PM
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This is kind of Darwin evolution theory modeling :)

Boys head - begining

Nichod
09-08-2005, 08:45 PM
The character has a lot of life. And you have an interesting idea. I wish you luck!

JurajMolcak
09-10-2005, 11:52 AM
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So, this is another small step.
As you can see, the boy´s head is few steps far from previous ape look :) and there is also basic scene sketch.
The rest of ballons will probably be matte painting.

Hope you still have fun around this challenge (and some fights with your girl/boy friend)

oweron

pluMmet
09-10-2005, 01:29 PM
Wonderfull idea! I can see it already ;)

JurajMolcak
09-12-2005, 10:37 AM
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Begining of being.

Hooch
09-12-2005, 10:55 PM
Lots of good memories came back to my head!
Great concept, Go for it! :thumbsup:

JurajMolcak
09-14-2005, 11:58 AM
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Hello.
I decided to include this phase of modeling as well. Little step, but big one for me :)

Keep going!

oweron

JurajMolcak
09-17-2005, 08:21 PM
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The time is running and I have no ballons :)

JurajMolcak
09-23-2005, 02:24 PM
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Hi!
Well, here is another milestone. The first summary. Boy's body modeling and wip texturing - considering "time left", this is almost done. Have a look at that sky full of ballons :)

Have fun!

oweron

pluMmet
09-24-2005, 03:18 AM
His hands and elbow (on the inside) don't seem to be deforming right.

It is looking good though :thumbsup:

JurajMolcak
09-26-2005, 07:13 PM
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The boy and his textures.
Might make some touch-ups later. I'm gonna focus on the other parts of the pict now - landscape, toy-plane and ballons.

The challenge looks very good. Eager to see finals of all of you :)

ow

JurajMolcak
09-26-2005, 07:29 PM
pluMmet: thank you for the note. I was playing with that arm nice time and just can't find suitable position. I will check it again - near the finish, probably :scream:

ow

JurajMolcak
10-10-2005, 03:01 PM
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Hello there!

I am still here and working, just those things between challenge and profession...you know.
This is my ballon wip modeling. I would like to achieve kind of hybrid of old and new ballon design.
There will be 3 styles of basket and few small details to catch the differences between ballons.

ow

JurajMolcak
10-19-2005, 09:03 PM
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Cauko!

It's pretty hard to catch the tempo of this challenge :)
However, this is my 'almost done' ballon modeling. I will add some details in the final scene.

Have fun challengers!

ow

JurajMolcak
10-22-2005, 08:01 PM
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hello there :)

This is enviroment wip modeling. I made one "for fun" render to see how is interaction.

ow

Pooyag
10-22-2005, 08:18 PM
wooooooooooooooow.....:bounce:
Cooooool..:bounce: ..i Love the Fantasy Looking on your Image.....Good LuQ !:thumbsup:

JurajMolcak
10-25-2005, 03:23 PM
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Hi :)

New stuff for the final scene. ToyPlane and Binocular...

ow

JurajMolcak
10-26-2005, 07:33 PM
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Hiya!

This is matte painting WIP milestone. I need that background mood to catch right texturing for the landscape and lighting for the scene. I would like to achieve kinda "old school bushy look" :)

oweron

Strannik
10-26-2005, 07:35 PM
Great concept, Go for it!

JurajMolcak
10-28-2005, 08:25 PM
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Hi :)

ToyPlane - texturing. With only few textures, I would like to have kinda flashy cheap toy.

oweron

JurajMolcak
10-31-2005, 05:51 PM
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Hello :)

Enviroment texturing is done. I made handpainted textures for the ground and the shaft. Stones and shutter are done with modified shaders. Grass is simple gradient.
Horizont is little bit sharp in this step, but I am going to blend it with clouds.
That´s for today. 34 days to go. Huh!

oweron

JurajMolcak
11-03-2005, 09:18 PM
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Hello :)

Lighting what´s under the ballons.
1 infinite
1 area + shadow
9 points + associate

BTW: This is my first challenge and I need help with FTP - how to submit the final one, please. I am not familiar with it.

thanx,

oweron

JurajMolcak
11-04-2005, 05:35 PM
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Hi there,

Here is my new texturing milestone.

entry C&C welcome.

rawwad
11-04-2005, 05:46 PM
Nice work, this going to be great, I like it :thumbsup: Keep great working!

Vyzerá to dobre, nápad ja fakt skvelý, teším sa až to uvidím hotové.

JurajMolcak
11-07-2005, 12:57 PM
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Hi,

new milestone here. Milestone with textures and shaders will be next one.
Entry C&C are very welcome :)

Anyway, I am still seeking help with using of FTP for final submiting. How to manage it. Please. Thanx.

JurajMolcak
11-11-2005, 09:15 PM
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Hello Up there :)

24 days. Well, that's more than 24 hrs.
I made this "what's up there" layout. This should help me with layering for ballons compo in 3D. Need to render them in separate layers in order to tune DOF and saturation for final one.
C&C are very welcome.

3rd user, Mibus - thanx again for help with "how to FTP"

makaron
11-11-2005, 09:33 PM
fantastic image so far... :applause:

JurajMolcak
11-11-2005, 10:21 PM
3rd user, gpashkov, rawwad, makaron : thank you for feedback. Keep working challengers...and have fun :thumbsup:

Gunilla
11-12-2005, 06:51 AM
Hey here! I haven't seen this since the early start and I must say you're making great progress. I really like your textures - how they make the image look something in between 2d and 3d, very good :thumbsup: The sky is wonderful!

Your concept is great too - I like the little boy perspective, can almost feel his surprise there.
Keep going - this is going to be great!

(o)ne
11-12-2005, 08:28 AM
Hi! really nice style you're working on! Keep it up :thumbsup:

Grorum
11-12-2005, 09:22 AM
ah! Some softness in this violent world...

Very nice, continue !

JurajMolcak
11-12-2005, 08:58 PM
Gunilla: happy to have your feedback here. 2D 3D hybrid is kinda goal for this image. It makes me very happy that you like it.

o(ne): thanx bro. Your entry is wonderfull piece of work. Keep going...

Grorum: violent world... need bigger army to bring some softness everywhere. Thank you.

JurajMolcak
11-19-2005, 08:40 PM
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Hi all,

Back with new update here. Just to let you know where I am :)

Good luck everybody with days hunt :)

ihamid
11-19-2005, 10:19 PM
hi man! nice update! very close to the intial sketch! and looks superb!
cheers!

rawwad
11-19-2005, 11:57 PM
I see, that working going very well. I like it, waiting for next update. :)

Čím dalej tým lepšie, ozaj skvelí nápad aj prevedenie. Drž sa :thumbsup:

JurajMolcak
11-21-2005, 08:01 PM
yunisirees: Oooo man, don´t talk to me about "superb" :) Your updates are amazing man. Thank you for feedback and compliment.

rawwad: Thanx buddy. Need to hurry up. Only few days left.

JurajMolcak
11-28-2005, 09:03 AM
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just for record...

JurajMolcak
11-28-2005, 09:09 AM
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Textures... Shaders... Colors...
+ "gas fire" particle and some basic color gradients and styles

sergioKomic
11-28-2005, 09:44 AM
Nice color+ unusual approach to materials (realistic yet painterly)


Keep going....:thumbsup:

Gunilla
11-28-2005, 02:18 PM
Some great updates since I last saw this - textures and lightning is really cool. It looks like you will finish in time and with style! Good luck :thumbsup:

JurajMolcak
11-28-2005, 07:24 PM
Gunilla, sergioKomic : I am always happy with such a feedback. Thank you.

JurajMolcak
11-28-2005, 07:41 PM
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Hi challengers and guests :)

Here is my last update. This should be the one before final one. I would be happy to finish this few days before deadline. Oh, I just realised - is it only 7 days to go?!? Yeah!
C&C are very welcome.

JurajMolcak
11-29-2005, 07:56 AM
:buttrock: :scream: :eek: :bounce: :scream: :buttrock: :wavey:

go! go! go! rock'n'roll! yeah! go! go! go!

(those are my fans)

ihamid
11-29-2005, 08:30 AM
hi Oweron

nice render there man! amazing! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ...

alvin-cgi
11-29-2005, 09:21 AM
nice work, nice render, looks very "friendly":) like it.

JurajMolcak
11-30-2005, 01:50 PM
alvin_cgi, yunisirees : thank you for feedback. Really happy to have it :)

Gunilla
11-30-2005, 03:50 PM
:buttrock: :scream: :eek: :bounce: :scream: :buttrock: :wavey:

go! go! go! rock'n'roll! yeah! go! go! go!

(those are my fans)

Haha! Well here are some more:

http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/crowd.gif
... and I think you can go with this - great image!

sergioKomic
11-30-2005, 04:33 PM
:lightbulb Very Good !

JurajMolcak
11-30-2005, 09:36 PM
Haha...Gunilla, you have big crowd with you. But which one is you? The orange one? :applause: Thank you.

sergioKomic: Very Thanx!

JurajMolcak
12-01-2005, 06:41 AM
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Just the screenshot from my wip. And yes, it´s PhotoPaint. I just don´t have enough to get PhotoShop license :) Nevermind, it works good.

handlebar
12-01-2005, 11:22 AM
Wow, what a fantastic image, i love the style. Good luck with the FTP, looking forward to seeing the final result.

JurajMolcak
12-02-2005, 09:46 PM
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Hello Challengers & Guests,
After almost 3 months, here is my final entry:

Title: Wannabe

3D modeling: Softimage XSI 5.0 Fnd
Post Effects and Compositing: PhotoPaint 11 + After Effects 6.5

Story:
One day when a boy named Karol went out of his home to play, he saw something up there. Something he couldn't quite understand. From this moment on, the little balloon in his hand became his new dream. He didn't care who they were, why they were above his playground... He just wanted to be a part of them. Maybe some day.

I would like to dedicate this picture to "she's the one" woman Ludka. Thank you my Love.

Juraj

makaron
12-02-2005, 09:50 PM
you have a own spectacular style... very nicely done... :applause:

JurajMolcak
12-02-2005, 09:55 PM
AND HERE IS MY THANK YOU LIST:
SPECIAL THANX GOES TO
MY FAMILY and FRIENDS

THANK YOU
Funky
Pufferfish
Yongkiat
riki
eYadNesS
Big D
SONIC-X
Robert.C
Le-Go
ObiGert
zsurM
Mr Micro26
yunisirees
Nichod
pluMmet
Hooch
3rd user
gpashkov
rawwad
makaron
Gunilla
(o)ne
Grorum
sergioKomic
alvin_cgi
handlebar

FOR YOUR SUPPORT WHICH MAKES THIS CHALLENGE EVEN MORE GREAT.

:applause:

JurajMolcak
12-02-2005, 10:02 PM
thanx again. this is very strong compliment :cool:

ihamid
12-02-2005, 10:13 PM
congrats man for making a spectacular image!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: ! truly a unique image and style!
cheers man and goodluck!

stefan
12-03-2005, 06:36 PM
Nazdarek zdarek. Pozdravujem Grafika zo Slovenska. Mile videt krajana a aj pekny obrazok. Uz sa tesim na nasledujucu sutaz.

kingfish3d
12-03-2005, 08:18 PM
congratulation !!!:thumbsup:
your picture is really nice, full of poetry
love it:applause:

Gunilla
12-03-2005, 08:36 PM
Ahh! Congratulations for a really unique and charming image :thumbsup:

JurajMolcak
12-04-2005, 08:03 PM
yunisirees : Thank you man :thumbsup: Good luck to you too.

stefan : aaaa, Stefan. Dik krajan moj. Som rad, ze sa paci.

kingfish3d : Thank you. Very happy for your feedback.

Gunilla : Ahh! Gunilla - Thank you :thumbsup:

GOOD LUCK TO YOU GUYS!

(o)ne
12-05-2005, 04:50 AM
respect for your image and good luck with jury :thumbsup:

JurajMolcak
12-05-2005, 07:47 AM
Made some composition screens:
http://www.dvadetride.sk/illust_imgs/composition.jpg

handlebar
12-05-2005, 12:44 PM
Brilliant, one of my favorite entries. Congrats and good luck.

JurajMolcak
12-05-2005, 03:52 PM
handlebar: Thank you. Hope to "hear" more about your crazy horse...

rawwad
12-06-2005, 12:54 PM
Congratulations my friend! :) It looks very nice, I like it. Good luck! :thumbsup:

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