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SuperXCM
09-07-2005, 04:00 PM
LOMBARDO Simone is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=8363)

Latest Update: Final Image: FINAL IMAGE: The return Of The Huge Bonzai
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SuperXCM
09-07-2005, 04:04 PM
Hi all, :wavey:


welcome in this new challenge, hope it will be better than the last one... hope i will finish this one... but sincerly, i don't understand really the theme....
i've lot of ideas for now, just need to defrag my brain.... :)


Anyway, good luck to all!!! Let's go!! :wip:


Simone...drinking a Belgian Beer in the garden to get news ideas... :beer:

Gunilla
09-07-2005, 04:57 PM
Hi Lombardo! Good to see you in. Have you checked the inspiration post ? (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/inspiration.php)
It got clearer for me when I read it - I think almost anything might go for this challenge as long as it's trigging a lot of emotions.

Good luck with the defragging and finally someone is bringing some beer! :beer:

SuperXCM
09-07-2005, 10:51 PM
Hi, good to see U!!

Thanks for the link Gunilla!! It help me a lot!!
After some beers i've got my concept, i'll post soon....as always you're welcome here in belgium to drink some Belgian Beer!! :beer:

Good Luck for these challenge.

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SuperXCM
09-08-2005, 12:38 AM
Ok,

let's try to explain my concept....

it'spurelyfiction... i'm using names of Countries just to place a background realistic.
I hope it'll never become like that.



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"Oh my god... that day it's simply amazing, ..that day... perhaps i must say "the" day,...

It remember me the past time, the human's errors did in this Beautyfull planet....

It remember me the luck we had, ....

Let's try to explain when all has began...

In October 2008, after somes differents between a few of the World Power, the 3rd World War has officialy began with the massive attack of United States against China...

In 5 days The United States Take half of the CHina's territory with High Technologic weapons, using Ultra Sound and micro wave. When Japan refused to let the United States planted bases in his territory, the attak of United States against Japan was inevitable...

Using a system of low frequency they launch against Japan, a amazing Tsunami...

But the Japan resist well, and in 12 hours all the population was refugied in the G.Cans under Tokyo.
The China was not free, they ask help to the rest of the world, the Europe send troops to help them...but as nobody can imagine the Russian join the United States and attak the Europe.
A war of 4 years has began....

In July 2012, we seen a Alien intervention, they try to stop the war, or perhaps to extermine the human race,... still now, i can't say if they were bad or good....but they join with the China-Europe camp.
They said that an another Alien civilisation help the United States... and they couldn't let do that.
After that the camp was USA-Russian-"Little Gray" against China-Europe-Unknow.

In 10 hours....the world be damage as never... population died.... in the next 5h the "Little Gray" use their last weapon.... and destruct 98% of the population....the last 2% must has been save by the Unknow civilisation...

I was in this 2%... they put us in a large underground and unknow city... all was huge...but too small for all the people. All the vegetation was destruct... and the Ozone Layer too.

So we have to stay in the underground city. A lot of us died everyday, no enough food, no enough water.

The population feel the end... But one day.... "THIS DAY"....



It began by an incredible sound of explosion, a ray of light explose the ground of the central hall and smashed the roof! It was there that we stock the last cars we have. But in less than one minute, something strange, something that it can't be real happened...

A very HUGE tree grown from the ground whit an amazing speed, pushing the cars, and explose the stairs... it was simply amazing...unbelievable.... And the tree come out of the city, growing to the surface of the Earth....

In less than 1 hour, this amazing gift of the planet, save all of us...

Creating a new ozone layer, and vegetation, animals, rivers and mountains. It's was a dream....
In the next month, we could plant cereals, vegetals and fruits. And create again a new civilisation, trying to protect the planet...
I don't know how it's possible, i don't why or from where this tree cames. Some religious groups call it "Yggdrasil" or "Arbre de Vie"... link to it some Divinity or Gods... but i don't believe them... for me it's just the Earth... the Energy from the Earth.

Mmmh.. perhaps i'm too old for that... hehehe... but for ever, i'll keep this moment on my mind, this beatiful tree growning so fast, nothing can stop it..and save all of us.

I hope that the new generation will understand ours errors, and don't do it again....

SuperXCM
09-08-2005, 12:39 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126136346_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126136346_large.jpg)

The moment of my pictures, is when the tree grown pushing cars and explosing stairs, perhaps i will add if i get time a charater in foreground.
In Red the stairs on foreground, in white the tree with the two box in front, that is the cars. Rapid sketch.
Just to explain where i want to go.


What do you think? :)

SuperXCM
09-09-2005, 09:00 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126296008_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126296008_large.jpg)

Ok, first test for the modeling... background.

Climax
09-09-2005, 10:05 PM
• Happy to find u in Lombardo! Great modeling so far, I wish tons of fun and happy learning, now, go plant some seeds for that tree :cool::buttrock:

Gunilla
09-10-2005, 02:17 PM
In less than 1 hour, this amazing gift of the planet, save all of us...

Great concept - can become really spectacular. :thumbsup:
So where is the background, will the tree grow up inside a building?
Somehow I pictured a great cityscape from your description. Looking forward to see some more of your splendid modeling skills.

... and now, the belgian beers please :)

Jaba153
09-10-2005, 08:57 PM
hi supaxcm good luck 4 the challenge great concept keep go!
:buttrock:

SuperXCM
09-11-2005, 02:12 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126401154_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126401154_large.jpg)

Here an update of the modeling... trying to place the objets, i will start the tree later...

C&C are welcome...:)

SuperXCM
09-11-2005, 02:14 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126401279_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126401279_large.jpg)

Here, some details view of the en of the stairs.. and the "attach"...that take the stairs.
Not finished yet...

SuperXCM
09-11-2005, 02:20 AM
Climax, Gunilla and Jab' thanks for posting... :)

i've start the modeling...ok it's supposed to be in a "huge" hall under the ground... opening only by the roof, cause of the tree... :D
I want to make long long stairs coming from a kind of exit on the roof to the ground...where after i'll put some "tuned" cars... cars that will be "push" by the tree...like some part of stairs... :arteest:

hope that you understand what i want to explain... :)

percydaman
09-11-2005, 02:39 AM
excellent modelling so far. :thumbsup: I like what I'm seeing. :)

overcontrast
09-11-2005, 04:00 AM
hey dude ur in too!! gr8!!!... best of luck... seems u already started strong... nice progress... keep it up buddy

nemirc
09-11-2005, 04:48 AM
I've been waiting to see Lombardo :beer:

Interesting concept. It looks like a Lorien tree, with elves and all.

*subscribe*

jddog
09-11-2005, 10:38 AM
Heila dood luck Lombardo !
Great models ! :wip:
jdd

Squibbit
09-11-2005, 10:59 AM
looks cool , but could you describe in short what you're building again, plleeeeeezz? :D



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Russell-Nash
09-11-2005, 01:46 PM
Here we go again. :bounce:

Nice to see you in here.

Interesting start, although I didn’t really understand your concept. :D



Russel

Neeno
09-11-2005, 03:15 PM
interesting concept you have dude.. welcome and great start on the models..

SuperXCM
09-12-2005, 12:05 AM
Hi all and thankz for replies!!! :bounce:

ok, i will try to explain what i want to do... 3rd world war.. 98% of the population is dead.. all the vegetation is destruct... live is impossible on the surface of the Earth, ....an unknow race of alien...put the survivors inside huge underground city (alien or old civilisation).
(one beer, before to go on....:beer:;) ..... )
In the Huge center hall (where the last and restored cars are stocked), from the ground a giant tree grown very fast and explose the roof, pushing on his way, cars, and explose circular stairs in the middle of the hall.....
Now, i'm modeling the wall of the hall, and the stairs.
I 'll post a "plan" for the explication.... i'm sorry for my ugly english and i hope you'll understand what i want to do... :arteest:


Thankss again for replies!! :bounce:

SuperXCM
09-12-2005, 12:07 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126480061_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126480061_large.jpg)

Ok here is the horrible plan... sorry all made with photoshop, my hand doesn't want to use any kind of pen, pencil... ;)

SuperXCM
09-12-2005, 02:23 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126488182_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126488182_large.jpg)

Hello,

i've continue modeling of background... but i hesitate, with the ornement of the arcade, /simple or double/? what do you thinks?

ihamid
09-12-2005, 02:31 AM
for me simple better!:) looks more grander! and btw nice style and idea!keep on going!

SuperXCM
09-12-2005, 03:27 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126492033_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126492033_large.jpg)

Ok update for the modeling, i've place the cars (simply box for now),
and change a little the camera view.

for now i've chose the "complex" decoration for now, just to test, but thanks yunisirees for your post...i'll note it, i always hesitate...
The light is not good for now, i thinks that in the final pictures, the light comes from the top... with good shadow in the front, and all light on the tree...must do some test, but after the modeling of the tree.

C&C are always welcome!!

joshcxa
09-12-2005, 03:29 AM
looking good so far. this has promise.

I like the simple design too for the decorations.

nemirc
09-12-2005, 06:40 AM
That's some amazing car you have there :beer:
*hats off*

As for the ornament. I vote for the simple one too. The double one looks too saturated.

Lemog
09-13-2005, 10:48 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah... shame on me Simon... I just discovering your thread today...

I'm so happy you're here too...

Very nice project... a common point with mine, the tower... for the rest, you find a fantastic idea with this tree... (that make me think to a following about my previous challenge with Mother Nature... ahahaha).

Your project is already spectacular... I can imagine the final scenery... and this time... you must finish it, please :thumbsup:

Well Simon, I wish you the best for your very original project, seeya :beer: and like me, don't forget beer (to be imaginative and for the taste... I add a finger of whisky...:scream: )

keetmun
09-13-2005, 03:20 PM
Whoa you're fast! Friggin' nice modelling you got. Sorry I didn't read your text, but judging by your drawing i'd say you got something worth watching. Subscribed!

Cheers
:buttrock:

SuperXCM
09-13-2005, 06:12 PM
Thanks all for replies!!! :blush:

Ok, i think you're right... i'll choose the simple one for decorations..thanks for the help:thumbsup:
And Nemirc...wait a little the real cars are coming!! :arteest:

hehehe Lemog :) no problem!! Happy to see u :beer: .... yeah your right for the common point ... but here is a huge hall, i'll try to give it a "old-civilisation-alien" style, i think it will be different that the way you take for yours...and for the tree true.... it's like that, i love nature, i love your previous entry and concept (and you know that i'm sure :)), and to say true, i would like to make a "update" of a old wip, the first i've posted on cgtalk... with a flower growing inside ruine (here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=167893&page=1&pp=15)), that i've never finished...... anyway i'm a fan of your work, you're like a model for me!! And it's normal that you influence me.... but i think the final way we'll take will be very different...and i tell you this time i'll finish!!! :bounce:
And thanks for the idea of whisky! :beer:

But for now i've got a problem, with the tree.... :cry:
I'll post the screen, but i explain....i've decided to modelise tree with splines (surface technic on max), but i'm novice with this technic, and when i wanted to insert a new part on my tree, the exterior disappear.... i' don't know how to explain... screen can help... see below.

If anyone got an idea... plz feel free to post!!

So until i've find a solution, i've beginning cars, i'll post soon.

Thanks again all for replies!!

:beer:

SuperXCM
09-13-2005, 06:33 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126632812_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126632812_large.jpg)

here a screen of the probleme that i explain in the last post.

Climax
09-13-2005, 07:51 PM
• "Surface technic"...mmm I am afraid I can't help, i don't know that technic, is it some kind of loft?, but check if the normals are pointing to the right direction, try converting the object to poly just to check it out, also try to "Cap" the hole.. I'll let you know if something more comes to my mind :banghead:

• By the way, good job so far, i am sure you are gonna find out what's the problem, nice modeling I like the double arcade, but if you lose detail depending of the camera shot then the simple one will work the best.

See ya!

nemirc
09-13-2005, 11:23 PM
My vote also goes for the normals thing.
Try rendering using a double-face shader :p

ihamid
09-14-2005, 12:33 AM
well i used max a long time ago but i still remember this.. u have to have quads and tris cant have more then that otherwise the surface dissappears! and i see u have more then four connected splines where two surf joins!

but sometimes the surface dissappears even if its quads or tris in this case adding a spline brings back the surface! hope this is helpful!

cheers!

SuperXCM
09-14-2005, 02:26 AM
Hi all!! Thanks for replies!!


Climax, Surface technic, is when you draw your model only with spline and apply the "surface" modifiers. I've checked the normals, but it seems that it was no face, it's empty and convert it to poly then cap, it's too hard because it's not the only part i want to add spline. :banghead:
And for the arcade i note your help, thanks a lot my friend! :)
So nemirc, doubleface shaders doesn't work too :cry: -thanks for the vote :bounce:
And How is Vincent? Want to see update!! :cool:

yunisirees.... omg... THANKS! :bowdown:
you're right... it's the solution!! three/four connected splines ONLY!
I can go on with my tree. Now i know that it's more easy.
i'll post soon a update.

Thanks all for your support and help!!
Beer for all!! :beer:

Thanks!

Gunilla
09-14-2005, 06:46 AM
Great modeling as usual here :thumbsup:

I would have guessed on normals too - I haven't done much spline modeling... so thanks to Hamid - I've learned something useful now... great!

Good choice in going with the more simple ornaments.. it will show up more clear I think. The camera angle and the movement in the comp looks really good - we can already feel the force from that tree as it explodes.
I will definitely be back, and not only for the beers :) :beer:

Lemog
09-14-2005, 06:54 AM
but i think the final way we'll take will be very different...and i tell you this time i'll finish!!!I'm totally sure mate, I just said that about "a little common point", nothing more, you concept is very good you know :thumbsup:


I just see you old project "Aftermath00", very interesting... I understand well you want to give a real good end to this adventure.

madshooter
09-14-2005, 11:06 AM
Rock Rock Rock XCM:buttrock: Nice background model and of course very good concept I have just strated imagining rhe final scene this will surely rock. Even i won't be able to help you in surface method of modeling, but I will be there to give serious crit on that tree:twisted: hehe... just kiding dude You have good modeling skills we all know that. Waiting for updates

Keep up the good work dude:thumbsup:

ihamid
09-14-2005, 02:22 PM
SuperXCM , gunilla u too are most welcome! glad to be of help! need update :D!
cheers!

nemirc
09-14-2005, 11:34 PM
So nemirc, doubleface shaders doesn't work too :cry: -thanks for the vote :bounce:
And How is Vincent? Want to see update!! :cool:

My MAX days are fog now so I don't remember about those problems :shrug:

And Vincent will soon have hands. I am finishing up the torso and arms right now :wip: :banghead: ... and also sketching the mermaid :love:

SuperXCM
09-15-2005, 07:49 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126810191_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126810191_large.jpg)

Hi all! Here is an update, with the base of the tree and the first car, not good light for now, and i'll change the position of the car... I must add now, the complex part of the tree..

Hope you like it, i'll post the car details now.

SuperXCM
09-15-2005, 07:51 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126810262_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126810262_large.jpg)

Here's the first car details. And a test for shaders, not yet finished, just test.

SuperXCM
09-15-2005, 08:04 PM
Hi all, thanks for replies!! :bounce:


Gunilla--->Thanks for reply ... i like this challenge for that, learning from each other...on all thread...
I've place simple ornaments in the last update, i think it's better too.
You're always welcome and not only for beer...thanks for support my friend :beer:

Lemog--->Hi my friend, yes it's for sure a common point, "mais c'est normal, on est influencé par ceux dont on aime le boulot, et comme tu sais j'adore ce que tu fais!! D'ailleurs j'adore la façon dont chacun de tes travaux represente une vraie idée et une vraie recherche réflechie en plus d'etre bien réalisé!!"
Yes i want to finish this work, or the symbol of "Aftermath00". Thanks for support my friend. :)

madshooter--->Thanks!! You're always welcome for critics and help my friend, no problem!! :buttrock:

yunisirees--->Thanks again!!! Thanks for this help!:bowdown:


nemirc--->Thanks for support!! I'm waiting to see update man!! Keep going! :bounce:

Squibbit
09-15-2005, 08:08 PM
wowow i'm gona read this all someday, instead of just quickly dropping by..
looks amazing.. really fun looking design... this is bound to be great :thumbsup:


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Climax
09-15-2005, 09:22 PM
• Hey, that's a nice car you got there! and even the test shaders look ok, If you keep like this, u r gonna have plenty of time to fine tune details :thumbsup:

bahman
09-15-2005, 10:37 PM
Nice vehicle!

I'm scared, challenge is getting harder!

Good luck!

MadnesS
09-15-2005, 10:44 PM
You are very fast... great progress... have 80 day left.. ehehhehehe

SuperXCM
09-15-2005, 10:50 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126821043_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126821043_large.jpg)

Ok, here is an update, start the complex part of the tree in the front, but not finished yet. try to deform a little the ground... Lot of thing to do, adjust the tree on the left part, modelise second car, but first, i think i must adjust light, for now is ugly, i must separate more the different plans.

Hope you like it.

C&C are always welcome. :)

SuperXCM
09-15-2005, 10:55 PM
Thanks all for replies and support! :beer:

I have only this challenge to do for now... so i can work on it a lot.
I really want to finish it this time... sad because i could'nt finish the M&S challenge.
But lot of things to do!! :wip:

Thanks for support!! :bounce:

madshooter
09-16-2005, 06:39 AM
Update looks cool, this time I am sure you will able to compelete it because your progress seems to be more fast this time. You have already done lot of things in your scene:)

Keep up the good work dude:thumbsup:

Lemog
09-16-2005, 06:40 AM
The car appear strange but very orginal, it's you goal... just pictures little too small to comment more, but it seem very good...

The scene now... as for the car, pic is little and it's difficult for me to do some objective crit... but the first thing which disturb, it's the position of the car... for 2 reasons...
- we see only the roof, we can't discover your incredible car design,
- second point, this angle car give us a flat aspect at this foreground... and close the light...

For the moment, it's a little difficult to know if the car fall or was catched by the tree... but I think your next update will be certainly more explicite...

In any case... that comes very nice and interesting, I'm very happy you really want to finish this one :thumbsup: Go Simon...

authentic
09-16-2005, 08:59 AM
Like the car so far. Very funny one.

Gunilla
09-16-2005, 09:02 AM
Very nice car! :thumbsup:
I agree with Lemog in that the current placement of it sort of locks the scenery - other than that I think you have some really good movement going on in there - very dramatic!
The lighting and mood is also heading in an exiting way - keep this going my friend!

Goul
09-16-2005, 11:11 AM
Hey SuperXCM, glad to see you in the challenge again :thumbsup:

Cool concept you had here, i like the camera angle, the car rocks and the entire scene looks promising :)

Bonne chance ;)

Borro
09-16-2005, 04:45 PM
Hi, nice to see you in this challenge :). Great work so far. Keep it up.

Jaba153
09-16-2005, 07:37 PM
nice update sup'xcm keep post'

ihamid
09-16-2005, 07:57 PM
hi the updates are coming out nicely .. have to agree with lemog's comment ! give some space for the viewer to explore!and keep on going im sure ur going to finish this:)
cheers man!

SuperXCM
09-17-2005, 01:04 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126915462_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126915462_large.jpg)

Hi all!
here is an update, change the car position and the camera view.
I don't know if it's really better. Must work again with light. And must modelise the ground.

SuperXCM
09-17-2005, 01:14 AM
Hi all,

madshooter, authentic, Goul, Borro and Jab', thanks for support, lot of work to do!! :wip:

Lemog, Gunilla and yunisirees, yeah i thinks you're right, i must change that, i've try something more lighter now, and take my camera back, to see more the ground, that i must modelise now.
But i'm not really sure for now, also i don't like the light... must work on it, do lot of test. last update it's just a test, some adjust on toshop, but for sure not yet good...i must work. :banghead:


Here a bigger pictures : http://www.superxcm.com/talk/spectacular/high.jpg

Perhaps it can help. I'll post details view of the car this night, and some shoot of the second car soon. :arteest:

Thanks for help and support all!! :beer:
Let's make some good final pictures for this challenge!! :bounce:

Lotus7
09-17-2005, 01:20 AM
hey lombardo!!
SPECTECULAR concept man!!! i also hope our civilization ever gets to this point!! i see you've read the mayan calendar. :thumbsup:
your 3d is comming out really nice also!! keep it up! :applause:

alancamara
09-17-2005, 01:53 AM
The vehicles is very crazy dude. I liked the design. Good luck :thumbsup:

SuperXCM
09-17-2005, 02:06 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126919182_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126919182_large.jpg)

Here details for the cars, test for shaders, but, too much "clean", in the pictures, it will be more damaged.

Here an link for an Hd pictures :

http://www.superxcm.com/talk/spectacular/highcar.jpg

Hope you like it!

SuperXCM
09-17-2005, 02:11 AM
Lotus7---> Thanks man, yes i hope too!

denverbz--->Thanks! I hope it's the good way.

thanks for support! :beer:

here the direct link for the hd, in the last post it doesn't make the link :

http://www.superxcm.com/talk/spectacular/highcar.jpg

Hope you like it. I've inspirated by old chevrolet. But i've modified and add some specials touchs, to give it an another style. :arteest:

gardogg
09-17-2005, 02:13 AM
My goodness you are fast! I don't even comprehend how it is possible to get that much done ALREADY! And very nice stuff too. Keep going!

Lemog
09-17-2005, 09:10 AM
Good... now, scenery appear better with new position of the car, sure ! witha appropriate lilghting... much better.

About your funny car, now that I see it better, just a little disturb me a little... the windshield seem very flat and with too much hard angle... just certainly a personal taste, and not something very objective I think... good continuation... keep your hand on :scream:

:beer:

Jaba153
09-17-2005, 12:01 PM
waawn crazy car and super shaders...the composition it's also much better kipgo!

jddog
09-17-2005, 02:54 PM
:eek: wow that's a car !
looks a little bit like that old bat mobile :thumbsup:
jdd

Digital_Rebellion
09-17-2005, 03:29 PM
Great concept - apocalypse, aliens, Gaya, kickass car... u got it all happening. Which beer does the trick? (hey I know you're talented, just kidding ok?) u must send a six pack so that I can get started with my spectacular entry :) Stella Artois for a start? Anyway, good luck :)

Gunilla
09-17-2005, 05:41 PM
Yes - new placement for the car much better - it has better focus on the tree now. And the car... normally I'm not the kind to drrol over cars but this one - I want to have it :twisted:

I knew it would be fun watching you work, just keep going :)

SuperXCM
09-17-2005, 08:16 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126984597_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1126984597_large.jpg)

Hi all, here is an update some new elements, ground ..and an ugly photoshop color test.... "à l'arrache" like we say in french....
Just to try to find the way, first i would like to get light from the high but now, i think it will be more spectacular if the light come form ground, a "open" ground, destruct by the tree.
Any C&C are always welcome!

SuperXCM
09-17-2005, 08:35 PM
Hi all! :wavey:

gardogg, Jab', jddog thanks all for support and replies!! :buttrock:
Lemog Gunilla, yes now i think it's better for the car, thanks for help!!

I've change the light in the last post, and looking now at the previous post (with the light form the top) i hesitate, i don't know wich is better, in one way, the tree is more view entierly (not sure if the good word :blush: ), in the second way, the "spectator eyes" look more the ground, break by the tree, and open to some strange light... it's two different way...
I must make some test... :arteest:

Which beer does the trick? (hey I know you're talented, just kidding ok?) u must send a six pack so that I can get started with my spectacular entry :) Stella Artois for a start? Anyway, good luck :)

Hahaha thanks man! It's belgian beer, here we are near Jupille, so we drink a lot (too much? :rolleyes: ) of Jupiler, but there is a few of different style of beer... like St-Feuillien or Kriek... hum...:drool:
Anyway, you're welcome to drink some of them if you come in Belgium!!
Or if you can't come, i send pack to you, no problem! :beer:

Thanks all for support!!

ihamid
09-17-2005, 08:39 PM
the scene is coming out nicely! the color scheme me thinks cool! but the bright spots distracts me too much, the scene arrangement better! cool work man!
cheers!

Goul
09-18-2005, 01:47 PM
The idea to put the mains light source from the bottom is interesting, but it mask a bit the tree (bottom overlighted, top overdarked) wich is the main element of the scene. You need to add more contrast to your scene. ;)

Heeee just have antoher beer to find the right lighting setup! Ca marche pas que pour les idées cette technique :D


Et la pécheresse dans tout ca?

romelalgo
09-18-2005, 04:23 PM
Hi Simone, I checked your concept, and I have some advices.

The tree is in a extreme perspective, maybe could to make bigger the top area.

Your scene is very dark, and the tree lost in that.
Perhaps break the roof for the light entrance. Maybe rays from the top.

Good luck.

And one question. Why you put a car in the building? The car is good but is not logic.

nemirc
09-18-2005, 05:11 PM
Hello there :wavey: So that's the car. I like it. It has that retro look that makes it very cool.


Your scene is very dark, and the tree lost in that.
Perhaps break the roof for the light entrance. Maybe rays from the top.


I have to agree. I find it very difficult to see the tree... to tell the truth, I can't even see the tree! :curious:

Borro
09-18-2005, 09:57 PM
Wow that car looks hoooot :eek:. The scene is coming up great. I love the hot colors :) and the cracks... But I think more steps should be visible, I mean not from the bottom, because the first time I saw the pic I asked myself what the swirling thing around the tree is... Well thats all from me. Keep it up.

bahman
09-18-2005, 11:54 PM
Your Car now gets more attractive simon, But I have to say something , It's better to spend your time on main subject, If background gets detailed makes composition hard to undersatnd,
And main object will gone.

madshooter
09-19-2005, 10:29 AM
Scene is getting better & better Dude:) The car looks great with those vibriant colours

Nice job:thumbsup:

suk-grigorij
09-19-2005, 06:48 PM
Cool story, mate. Maybe it's already a time to stop smoke sh#t. How long did it take to envent such a novel? Anyway, I like it. Waiting for updates.

Good luck.

SuperXCM
09-20-2005, 06:13 PM
Hi all!

yunisirees, Goul, romelalgo, nemirc, Borro, bahman, madshooter, suk-grigorij thanks a lot for the support and replies! :bounce:

I've did lot of test, but nothing give what i wanted...trying with mental ray, brazil, changing light, position... i don't have something i like... :banghead:

romelalgo---> The car is cause it was in this huge hall that we store the old cars.

suk-grigorij---> not a lot of time, this idea was on my brain since a long time... :beer:

But, i don't post update as you see.... because i hesitate a lot in my concept... i've seen a amazing movie yersterday... Final Fantasy Advent Children, and waouwwww.... simply amazing.... this movie give me something strange, i want now to make someting in exterior, something i don't know if i can do... something i never try... and i think the challenge is a good place to try this. want to make a scene more lighter, in middle of the day.
I was thinking and looking at my thread, read again some post... thinking...:arteest: ... and then i read this :



Great concept - can become really spectacular. :thumbsup:
So where is the background, will the tree grow up inside a building?
Somehow I pictured a great cityscape from your description.



OMG.... Gunilla, you're right!!

So i've decided to re-start my challenge, i'll create my scene more far in my story... i wanted to create this huge tree when he has reach the Earth surface and create a new environnement... this tree in the middle of a destrcut and old landscape. I'll post the concept sketch soon. I thinks i've enough time to restart, if i do it fast.

Not sure for now, just hesiting.... :shrug:

What do you think? :blush:

SuperXCM
09-20-2005, 06:35 PM
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Ok here the new concept skecth, the tree in background, in the middle of a huge city devasted by war... this tree growning to the foreground, i think i will put my car in foreground, recovert by the tree... and a character sit on it.... lot of work, but i think it can be more spectacular, and it's something i can't do... so for me is a real challenge... the difficulty i think it's to feel that the tree are really huge... but 75 days, 6hours, 34 minutes and 11 seconds... it's a lot of time!!

C&C are welcome!!

Gunilla
09-20-2005, 06:39 PM
Well.... it seems like a pity to throw this great start away, I think. Perhaps you could try a combination. If you have the tree breaking the building in the background ( maybe just the left side) and the city could be seen through the hole - that way the car could have entered through the crack. I really like the stairs... it could perhaps be the entrance of a buliding instead of inside...?
It's certainly a turnaround in concept, but knowing you I think you could pull it off with that splendid style of yours :) Good luck, I will follow for sure.

EDIT: Oh, I see you posted your new concept while I was typing... I'll have to take a look :thumbsup:

SuperXCM
09-20-2005, 06:44 PM
Hi Gunilla, thanks for reply,

I think i can use the object i did for last concept, perhaps transform the huge hall in a building break in the city, opened to the staris inside, and the car will be in the front i think, i must do some test... always hesiting... thanks for reply and support my friend. :beer:

Borro
09-20-2005, 07:21 PM
Hi :). Well the new concept and idea is great too... even better... Now when you twist the camera a bit and put the car near it it'll look super cool :). I think the city is going to be the hard part, so one suggestion - make about 10-15 building and spread them around, but what makes citys are the special buildings like museums etc... so 10-15 standard and 10 not standard should be more than enough :). Anyway keep it up!

nemirc
09-21-2005, 03:27 AM
This one looks like Kaena: The prophecy :beer:


It's a shame you threw away the other concept. The good thing is that we are still early in the challenge so you have plenty of time to finish :deal:

Good luck on your new concept.

Lemog
09-21-2005, 06:32 AM
Well... I think it's your choice... and I understand a little your "special" feeling after seeing this movie... I don't know it but I just go to see the Website of it, and effectively, pictures are very beautiful and so, very inspirating...

Your new subject will be certainly more clear to depict... but maybe you can do something as Gunilla explain... a big aperture on your concept... and around, some pieces of the dark buildings... but only 5 to 10% of the picture... a contrats of the past, buildings...they are grey... with this growin'tree... in colored hopin'country... maybe a good solution to keep a feet in your previous idea... and to take a new way nevertheless.

In any case... If you change totally... the new concept is very interesting too, certainly more... with this opening on the best and the beauty :thumbsup:

ihamid
09-21-2005, 06:39 AM
hei SuperXCM a change of background eh ... looks promising and a more of a good breathing space :thumbsup:!
cheers man looking forward to the new developments!

madshooter
09-21-2005, 09:23 PM
This new concept also looks promising to me:thumbsup: If you have finally decided to work with this concept, then go for it dude:) still you have plenty of time, also you can use some of the previous models in your scene.

All the best for this new concept :thumbsup:

JamesMK
09-22-2005, 08:50 AM
The huge tree concept is very cool at any rate - hard to find the best way to present it apparently... but as I tend to think: if the idea is great, there's always some way to make it look fantastic. Good luck deciding :thumbsup:

Divaise
09-22-2005, 11:26 AM
woahhhhhhhh bro that car really rocks ;) really great I cant wait to see the scene finished

Goul
09-22-2005, 11:51 AM
Cool new concept, seems to bit more difficult to do, put could be also spectacular :)

Good luck mate :)

SuperXCM
09-23-2005, 07:03 AM
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Hi all!!
Ok here's my new concept 3D sketch, no good light, no textures, and ...omg a lot of modeling to do!!

But now i see where i'm going... so i decide to go on with this one...

Hope you like it!

madshooter
09-23-2005, 07:22 AM
Nice concept dude:thumbsup: will you be adding more buildings in your actual scene. Looks promising to me.:)

I guess you will be adding some more elements to your scene so that it dosen't looks empty

Waiting for updates dude:bounce:

SuperXCM
09-23-2005, 07:37 AM
Hi all thankz for replies and support!! Sorry for the late answer...

Borro--->Thanks for support my friend... you're right for the camera view, look at my last update, i thinks it can be cool, for sure i will adjust but it can help to understand what i want to do...
Thanks too for your suggestion, it help me a lot, and i'have already a good way to follow,help i understand how i can realise my pictures. Thanks man! :arteest:

nemirc---> Hi! yes i know Kaena, but i think it will be more like FF7 advent children (not so perfect...), i want something desaturate, gray, something with more city, mechanical view... perhaps put some ship or why not the robots i've modelisate, huge and crash in the city:rolleyes: ... Thanks for support my friend!! Good luck too! :bounce:

Lemog--->Hi Laurent, thanks for support, FF7 AC is for me the best thinks i've seen in 3D movie, perhaps because i'm a old fan of the FF's games... and i have been a little disappointed when i see the first one ( "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" ), this one is better, not so realist with the characters..."si tu as l'occasion n'hésite pas à le regarder, je trouve que ça a le mérite d'être vu ne serait-ce que pour la façon de filmer, les ambiances, les scenes d'actions, la façon dont ils ont réussit a rendre quelque chose d'immense... enfin bref j'ai adoré....:love: "

And as you can see in my last update, i go on with this new concept sketch, doing like Gunilla saied, it's a good idea, but i really want to prove myself, i want to make something i can't make, to learn a maximun, and if i can't finish it for the challenge, i'll post it in this forum when it's done! :beer:

yunisirees--->Thanks for supports! I hope to post soon more update!! :thumbsup:

madshooter--->I go on with this concept! I've already place the previous modeling in the scene, but not sure if it'll stay there. I hope i'll get enough time! Thanks for reply my friend! :bounce:

JamesMK--->Thanks for support my friend! Yes it will be hard to give the feeling that it's huge... lot of work...:banghead:

Divaise--->Thanks! I think you must wait a long time... :cry: ... but i will finish it!!

Goul---> Thanks man!! Yes, more difficult, but it can be more spectacular!


Here is a like for the 3D concept in hd : http://www.superxcm.com/talk/spectacular/highnocolor.jpg

Thanks again all for replies!! :beer:

SuperXCM
09-23-2005, 07:40 AM
Hi madshooter!! Thankz for reply!

yes for sure i'll add more and more building and elements in my scene, playing with the ground too, and making a new huge tree, with a lot of part in the scenes, and coming near the camera... for now is empty... but i'll adjust that!! :wip:

Thanks for support! :beer:

Lemog
09-23-2005, 08:00 AM
and if i can't finish it for the challenge, i'll post it in this forum when it's done! :beer:
Shut up mate... you finish it... your new concept is incredible anf fantastic, I love so much your visualization... you finish, but you finish in time...

...stop occupying you of your wife, your child, and your house, and works ! :scream: :bounce:

SuperXCM
09-23-2005, 08:26 AM
Hi Laurent!


thanks for this warm support!! I appreciate it (just word?)..." heureusement que tu es là! Je te remercie du soutien! :beer:"
I will finish it in time... no wife, no child, no job, and ..oh yes a big big house, but not alone! I can do it! :wip:

JamesMK
09-23-2005, 09:45 AM
The new concept is really good - very nice composition :thumbsup:



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Gunilla
09-23-2005, 10:00 AM
Yes indeed - it looks very good, now we can see the hugeness of the tree. Go on, you can do it :wip::beer:

suk-grigorij
09-23-2005, 05:40 PM
Great update. Perfect choise of prespective, i'd say. Real good modelling too. Good luck, dude.

SuperXCM
09-23-2005, 11:55 PM
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Hi all, here's an update, new building add, and begin of texturing.... empty, but, the others building are coming!
Coloring on photoshop.

SuperXCM
09-23-2005, 11:57 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1127516226_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1127516226_large.jpg)

Here's details for the building 02 textures... not yet finished...

SuperXCM
09-23-2005, 11:58 PM
JamesMK, Gunilla and suk-grigorij, thanks for support!!:buttrock:

It's good to read that you like it!! :beer:

Goul
09-24-2005, 01:55 AM
Yeah, i like the layout a lot.

Un wip avec un univers post apocalyptique, ca fait toujours plaisir :bounce:

Jaba153
09-24-2005, 09:39 AM
nice update sxcm!! great render & very nice textures composition looks great too! keep po'

fgdf
09-24-2005, 09:43 AM
I like the building especially the texture work .There's a lot work before you. Beer to you for being so brave and changing concept- cheers

nemirc
09-24-2005, 09:51 PM
nemirc---> Hi! yes i know Kaena, but i think it will be more like FF7 advent children (not so perfect...), i want something desaturate, gray, something with more city, mechanical view... perhaps put some ship or why not the robots i've modelisate, huge and crash in the city:rolleyes: ... Thanks for support my friend!! Good luck too! :bounce:

I watched the movie yesterday and it rocks! :beer:
Too bad the story was so lame... well, as someone said, you can't expect a 90minute movie to be as good as the 60 hour game.

If that's a city around the tree how about you make a big wall around it. Something like a city protecting the tree :D ... now if you added pointy blond hair to the character that would be cool :buttrock:

madshooter
09-26-2005, 01:41 PM
cool update dude:thumbsup: Nice textures, waiting for your next step:)

SuperXCM
09-26-2005, 04:47 PM
Hi all,

thanks for replies! :bounce:

Goul---> Thanks man! Ouep, post-apo, mais la vegetation va reprendre le dessus! :bounce:

Jaba153---> Thankz Jab' for support, your work is fantastic i like a lot!:buttrock:

the_fgdf---> Thanks man, i hope i'll get enough time!! Beer for all to finish this challenge! :beer:

madshooter--->Thanks my friend, i'll post soon a new building and the beginning of the tree, hope this night. :thumbsup:


I watched the movie yesterday and it rocks! :beer:
Too bad the story was so lame... well, as someone said, you can't expect a 90minute movie to be as good as the 60 hour game.

If that's a city around the tree how about you make a big wall around it. Something like a city protecting the tree :D ... now if you added pointy blond hair to the character that would be cool :buttrock:


yeah for sure for the story, but i think they keep the "game spirit"...as they can...
For the wall, it's a good idea, i'll note it! And for the character, first i think same... but now i would like to make a girl... still hesitate :arteest:
Thanks my friend for support!


:beer:

Digital_Rebellion
09-26-2005, 07:35 PM
I've been away for a few days and you're changing the world already! :) Man, I've missed out on so much because of studies... Nice work with the building. Now time to see what else you've cooked up. I'm sure they're spectacularrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! YEAH! Remember the deal regarding Belgian beer? That inspired me so much... now I've got some idea now to get started with my challenge entry! Thank you :)

suk-grigorij
09-27-2005, 05:04 PM
Very nice update, I like the textures on the building. Very convincible.

jddog
09-28-2005, 08:20 AM
radical changement, but very cool concept and progress. :wip:
jdd

Gunilla
09-28-2005, 06:11 PM
So, have you decided for the character yet? A girl sounds cool :)

Any updates soon? :bounce:

suk-grigorij
09-28-2005, 06:48 PM
I just dunno why, but your picture looks very "alive". I like it VERY much, and the longer I look at it the more I like it. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Borro
09-28-2005, 10:16 PM
Looks absolutely awesome!!! I love it... perhaps you should add some more debree :), but otherwise looks fab. Keep it up!

madshooter
10-05-2005, 02:50 PM
Updates please:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

SuperXCM
10-12-2005, 09:07 PM
Hi all!!!

Sorry for late, and sorry but i must be fast, i'm in Sicily, and must turn 10 days to find a connection, i'm here for family affair since the 1 october, and i don't know when i come back to belgium. thankz all for support, i hope i can come back soon. and continue this challenge, sorry to not support you in your thread, and don't follow your progress... i have lot of problem to resolve here.

Anyway good luck all, hope to see you soon...you miss me a lot.


See U

Simone.

DaddyMack
10-12-2005, 09:29 PM
Whooahh SuperXCM... That'a a great shot you're putting together... The angles and scaling really work for me:thumbsup::thumbsup: I think you will walk away from this challenge with a truly compelling image... Good luck!

Nomad
10-12-2005, 09:35 PM
Great work SuperXCM!

I like alot the tree idea.
You can always "recycle" your pretty car and put it somewhere in the forground...

Lemog
10-12-2005, 09:38 PM
Well my friend, I hope you solve your probs quickly and you come back with us soon... :wavey:

nemirc
10-13-2005, 12:08 AM
I was wondering where you had been. I hope you will soon be with us :beer:

Digital_Rebellion
10-14-2005, 12:54 PM
Hey, come back soon dude. Really looking forward to some updates. Hope all your problems are resolved ASAP. Good luck once again.

Gunilla
10-14-2005, 12:57 PM
Sorry for late, and sorry but i must be fast, i'm in Sicily, and must turn 10 days to find a connection, i'm here for family affair since the 1 october, and i don't know when i come back to belgium. thankz all for support, i hope i can come back soon. and continue this challenge, sorry to not support you in your thread, and don't follow your progress... i have lot of problem to resolve here.


Oh dear - hope it's nothing seriuos and that you will be back soon. It would be great to see this one finished, best of luck with the family affair :thumbsup:

SuperXCM
10-18-2005, 07:44 PM
Hi all!
Thanks for warm support!
I'm back in Belgium, all prob resolve, and a supa-belgian-beer in my hand, i'm ready to go on with this challenge, nothing else to do, so i can work on it now!! :beer:
To answer, 'cause last post i haven't got enough time....

yes it wil be a girl, i'm sure now, and i'll use the car, for sure, i've start a second one, when i was doing the last concept, and i will finish it, just need shaders an adjustement. I'll post soon.

Lot of work to do, but when i was in sicily, i've take lot of photoz, and i've seen lot of building, so i've my brain full of ideas and inspiration.

Stay tuned my friends!! I'll update soon! :wip:

nemirc
10-18-2005, 09:24 PM
Glad to see you back :bounce:

Digital_Rebellion
10-18-2005, 10:20 PM
Great thing that u're back, dude! Go run thru those beer-crates like a Great White Shark, power up and deliver! YEAH! :beer:

Goul
10-19-2005, 01:11 AM
Welcome back lombardo :thumbsup:

madshooter
10-19-2005, 03:56 AM
Yeah, supa dupa Lombardo is back:bounce: :bounce: and now will start series of awesome updates:)

Welcome back dude:thumbsup:

Lemog
10-19-2005, 05:51 AM
Nice to see you here Simon :thumbsup: I'm waiting the next steps of your spectacular scenery :bounce:

authentic
10-22-2005, 10:37 AM
Oh I didn't come back to this thread since a long time and it have really change.

Your neuw concept can be really great and the modelisation of the broken buiding is cool. Waiting to see more for more crits.

good luck.

Gunilla
10-23-2005, 11:59 AM
Stay tuned my friends!! I'll update soon! :wip:

I say soon is now! What's happening here, any new updates coming?

:wip:

SuperXCM
10-23-2005, 02:55 PM
Hi all!

Ok update comes today for sure, sorry for late, i've finished the modeling of the tree but i've got problem with the leaf.... too much to do, i've try with textured plane, but i don't like it, i've try with particules, but some probleme with brazil, so finally, i've place all leaf modelisate.
I'm waiting for render now, the last one (only the second plan with the tree - 4.600.000 poly ) take 7h40 to finish... :wip:
So i let my computer rendering, and i don't disturb it. I'm rendering the forground for now, when it's finished, i'll post the mix do in 'toshop. :arteest:
I've start character too, but don't like it. It's very hard to modelisate....

I've received the Book from Ballistic/ "D'artiste Matte Painting"... it's incredible, and open for me a new possibility, to make this city. I think i will use some photo i've take in Sicily, for the sky and for the city. I must do some test. I think it can work, and i will learn a lot. :bounce:
Thankz for support my friends!! :beer:

SuperXCM
10-23-2005, 05:21 PM
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Hi, ok here's an update, tree modeling finished for the top i think perhaps adjust leaf at some part, but the base is there. Now must work on the bottom, and make growing the "racine", but i need to make the ground before, to see where i must go.
Some adjust on 'toshop, don't know really where i'm going...just test, changing everytime my mind... lot of work. i'll post a details view of the tree in next post.

C&C are always welcome!

SuperXCM
10-23-2005, 05:25 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1130084721_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1130084721_large.jpg)

Details for the tree, no adjust here, just like coming from max.

nemirc
10-23-2005, 05:46 PM
"Hey Lombardo, is that big brother's city? You think they will give us a big welcome?"

:beer:

tuck
10-23-2005, 08:48 PM
Hi! SuperXCM

Thanks for visit my entry!
Your texture is cool. and I think it is going to be wonderful when you are complete.:eek:

Pooyag
10-23-2005, 09:45 PM
That's Superb Progress...Really Great,Keep it up:thumbsup:

Lemog
10-24-2005, 04:46 AM
That's great Simon... your tree (and especially leaves) is fantastic... just for the moment roots appear as "too much tube..." but I'm sure you will add more details on these...

I like the pre-mood you give to your picture... I can feel your inspiration here... very good mate :thumbsup:

Gunilla
10-24-2005, 01:01 PM
Great updates, Lombardo - worth waiting for :thumbsup:

Are you saying you modeled the leaves for the thread?! It looks incredible - very good.
Will you stay low on saturation for this? It looks well in the comp.

romainf
10-24-2005, 04:22 PM
Hi sim !

You crazy belgian one ! you had a neat starting concept but decided to change because of another vision of yours, well, i know you love the word challenge, so, all your wishes are fullfilled now !

About your "attack of the giant bonzai", looks promising so far, but oh man, this is a spectacular amount of work to do... immense task !! but i know you're not afraid of anything ;)

Imho, you'll need a lot of details to make all this epic, more buildings and so on, maybe some idea to "lighten" the task and your cpu's health would be to add a sea around your city ? A "dirty" trick to ease your task maybe. I've got a picture in my head, where neither the city background nor the woman would be needed, so you could concentrate on the "smaller" city and tree. I see the city to the left and the sea to the right from a "cloud" "3/4" point of view with one root coming straight at your point of view.

Well, just ideas... enough said, i still must think about my concept...

Thanx for having "convinced" me to participate too and keep up the good work !!

Nomad
10-25-2005, 08:21 AM
Hello Lombardo,

Nice tree. This will look fantastic when finished, keep this way :thumbsup:

madshooter
10-26-2005, 07:32 PM
Very nice tree:thumbsup: You have already Started to rock dude hehehe..:scream:
Great progress:thumbsup:

Strannik
10-26-2005, 08:37 PM
Great concept, Go for it!

SuperXCM
10-27-2005, 09:22 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1130444573_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1130444573_large.jpg)

Hi all, ok here is a new render, begin of the ground, no building for now, just the ground, test of texture. I start also the background with some photos i've take in Sicily, just a start. I think i must change my light position in the 3D scene....
It's a mix with toshop. Missing a plan between the second one with the 2 building, and the one with the tree...
Trying to ajust the color, looking for a good mood..

C&C are welcome. :)

ihamid
10-27-2005, 09:44 PM
huya SuperXCM
very nice work man! like the colours and mood ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: !
cheers and waiting for more great uodates!

SuperXCM
10-27-2005, 09:50 PM
Hi all!


Thankz for replies, it help me to stay motived!! :arteest:


nemirc---> You're welcome in this new city, all is good, all his natural, and we have some good beer! :twisted:

tuck---> Your entry is incredible, amazing texture, and style! Thanks for post!! I hope it will be!

3rd user---> Thankz!!:)



Lemog---> Yes i must detailled the roots, i want to try zbrush for the details... to learn something else, i start to play with displace map and it's really cool, it give me some new possibilities. Thanks for support! :)

Gunilla---> I've used a soft called Tree Broadleaf studio to make 3 littles groups of leaves differents, it's really easy, and lot of parameters can be adjust, can also import different leaf, it can export in 3DS format, so it's easy to distort and change some part in max. So i've duplicate, distort and place these groups to make all the leafs. I must adjust again some part. And yes, i want to stay in this low saturation... but perhaps let see some more colored part. Perhaps for the character. Thanks my friend! :beer:

romainf---> Omg! Hi Rom, i've see you enter the challenge too, but nothing new, i'll be watching, post your sketch, give us something "Spectacular"!! :wip: Thanks for post man, you know i'm crazy, and i want to learn a lot in this challenge, trying some new stuff... :arteest: ... and thanks for your idea, it can be cool, i must do some test.
Let's go Rom, i'm waiting for your post!

Nomad---> Hi! Thanks for support man!

madshooter---> Thankz my friend!! Stay tuned i'll post new update soon!

gpashkov---> Thanks! :)


Hope you like the news update!
Thankz again all for replies! :blush:

Lemog
10-27-2005, 10:34 PM
Great progress my friend, colors... picture... really pleasant.

If you keep this framing... tree foliage must be large... more present... more visble, more spectacular too :thumbsup:

SuperXCM
11-01-2005, 11:34 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1130888053_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1130888053_large.jpg)

Hi all, here's an update, the background only for now, adjust a little the ground, add some building, and begin the tree textures, for now it's not finished, i would like to use zbrush, but i've got some probs. The leafs is always the same render, place on 'toshop. Didn't got time to do the render again.
Hope you like it! :)

SuperXCM
11-01-2005, 11:37 PM
Yunisirees and Lemog thankz for replies! :bounce:

Lemog, right about the leaf, i've adjust it, but must do the render. I'll try to do it this night.

Thankz for support! :beer:

SuperXCM
11-02-2005, 02:55 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1130900156_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1130900156_large.jpg)

Here a shoot of details. :)

madshooter
11-02-2005, 04:51 AM
:eek: Amazing, Great progress:thumbsup: Very nice colours, looks like as if I'm seeing some kind of a fantasy movie dude:)
Keep rocking dude:buttrock: Waiting to see more, always hungry hehehehe...:D :bounce:

SONIC-X
11-02-2005, 05:34 AM
Pretty cool stuff there dude.

Lemog
11-02-2005, 06:30 AM
Really impressive Simon... whaouw... I adore much your pictures... and especially the mood... very pleasant and imaginative...

just waiting for more... so beautiful... tu fais vraiment du bon boulot... finally... you have made a real good choice to change your concept and story for this one... which come very impressive and spectacular... very good work... receive my :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

authentic
11-02-2005, 09:38 AM
It's an incredible work with interessant concept. Nothing to crit a t this time.

YasushAzush
11-02-2005, 10:14 AM
fantastic pice of detaile mate ...... welldone :applause:

Jaba153
11-02-2005, 10:54 AM
waaaw the details are very impressive !! nice work here keep go keep po':buttrock:

nebezial
11-02-2005, 11:12 AM
whoaa.....it has the colour palette of advent children and a tree of final fantasy 9...lol just kiddin..so whats the topic here Ygdrassil reborn or? well whatever it is its frickin awesome..and the polycount is breathtaking

SuperXCM
11-02-2005, 08:55 PM
Hi all,

madshooter, SONIC-X, authentic, visualact.com and Jab' thankz for replies! :blush:
I 'll try to post update soon! :wip:

Laurent, thanks for support, it's cool to know that you like i've change my concept.
Hope to post soon the new leaf. :beer:

nebezial, thankz for post, yes i'm a really great fan of the Final Fantasy from the beginning and it's was after look the movie FFAC that i've change my concept. This movie and a post of Gunilla give me the feeling to make something "bigger", in desaturate color (also if i want to make some part with more saturation, like clouds and character). It's make me happy that you already find this influence in my pictures! :arteest:
I'll explain all in a post before.
And the topic can be called "The return of the Huge Bonzaï", it's what i would to to show, something spectacular! :cool:
Thankz for support!


Thankz again all for replies!! :beer:

PS: Oh and the polycount is a little more than 12.000.000 poly for this part of my image... and my computer become crazy! :cry:

Lemog
11-03-2005, 04:50 AM
There's few time I saw the movie which inspire you for your new story... and I understand you without prob... very beautiful mood... :thumbsup:



...12 000 000 p :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: hahaha tu fas pas les choses à moitié...:argh:

JamesMK
11-03-2005, 07:40 AM
Yoinks.... 12 mill.... eeep.... Aside from that, the detail renders look beautiful. The full scene doesn't quite work yet, but I have no doubt it will eventually, once you get into tweak mode.

Great stuff here, Lombardo.





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Gunilla
11-03-2005, 04:10 PM
Some great looking updates here, Lombardo!¨
I'm really fond of the desaturated look ... goes very well with the mood. Like it a lot so far - Giant Bonsai, this is going to be great :thumbsup:

shemosus
11-03-2005, 05:06 PM
well done,i like your story , convincing you know, someone from hollywood should give you a call.:wise:

jddog
11-03-2005, 05:08 PM
impressive you last post with details :eek: excellent image, mood, colors and details, congrats !
jdd

SuperXCM
11-04-2005, 04:36 PM
Thankz for replies! :beer:

Lemog--> Thankz for support my friend, yes 12.000.000 become really difficult to work on it. But Hope this night this part will be finished. And i launch the render..

JamesMK--> Thanks for reply! and oh sorry but what does it mean "once you get into tweak mode"... :blush: i didn't find translation... :blush:

Gunilla--> I'm happy you like it my friend, thanks a lot! :beer:

shemosus--> Hehe, i hope you right, i need a job! :p Thanks for post!

jddog--> Thanks my friend! :)

Thankz again all for replies and support! :beer:

michelmclaren
11-04-2005, 09:06 PM
UN GRAND BRAVO à SIMON TRES BON TAFF , je suis impressionner du rendu et du boulot, J espere que tu aura la coupe de cg talk tu le merite :buttrock:

CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP :thumbsup:

Climax
11-04-2005, 09:18 PM
• Wow Lombardo! your tree is looking very cool, i like the details, good job! :thumbsup:

nemirc
11-07-2005, 05:25 AM
nice magic beans :D

SuperXCM
11-07-2005, 08:56 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1131396965_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1131396965_large.jpg)

Hi all, here's an update no change for the background now, just the middle plan added. Not finished yet, i've add some building, and i've done the ground. Must adjust the building on the right, his roof is too white. And i thinks i must scale the little building on the left, to make it bigger, what do you think?
I want to add some part of the tree too, more building, and a part of the road.
Some adjust on toshop to see where i want to go, hope you like it.


Lot of work to do! :)

SuperXCM
11-07-2005, 08:57 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1131397052_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1131397052_large.jpg)

Here a shoot of details. Not yet finished.

SuperXCM
11-07-2005, 08:59 PM
Michel, Omar and Nemirc thankz for replies my friend! :beer:

Goul
11-07-2005, 10:54 PM
Woaa, amazing lighting/texturing job, did you use hdri to get this result? If not, i request some infos !! :p

Anyway, keep it up comme on dis :thumbsup:
Can't stand to see the character

Gunilla
11-08-2005, 07:13 AM
Looks amazing, Lombardo!
No crits at this point - I like every part of it - the mood is excellent :thumbsup:

Now, keep running and you'll get there :beer:

Lemog
11-08-2005, 07:17 AM
Fantastic Simon, you're working as a fool... it's very very beautiful... really speechless... winning matter here... congratulations... go go go... finish that in time please :thumbsup: :beer:

nemirc
11-08-2005, 02:32 PM
I do think the building on the left should be bigger

nebezial
11-08-2005, 02:37 PM
go see a doctor...sickoo:surprised ...honestly..u r insane:beer:

SuperXCM
11-09-2005, 01:47 PM
Hi all, thankz for replies,

Goul--->Thankz! No it's not hrdi, i don't know this method, it's a kind of texture, isn't it? For me all whas made with 3d Studio Max 5, and render with Brazil, exept some part, all is procedural texture, mixed with mask, i'll try to post soon to explain. But i work color and mood a lot in 'toshop. :arteest:

Gunilla---> Thanks my friend, see your post motive me a lot to work! And hope one day we can drink a beer together! :beer:
Lemog---> Hehe, and you're welcome too Laurent to drink some beer :beer:, thanks for support, hope i can finish at time, i've "quasi" finished the second plan, add road, and some stuff, adjust other, i think i must now work on character, because, i'm not character's specialist! :cry:
And i know it will be the more difficult part. Never finished a human characters, so it's the real challenge for me!

nemirc---> Thanks for help, i will make it bigger!! :)

nebezial---> lol Thankz for support! And your tutorial is really amazing, good work!! :thumbsup:

Thankz all for replies, saty tuned, update this night i thinks, and for sure, you're all welcome in belgium to drink some beer!! :beer:

SuperXCM
11-11-2005, 04:41 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1131727296_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1131727296_large.jpg)

Hi all,
The adjustement of the second plan is ok, i must do render. So i begin to modelise character, i must go more fast.
Here's a start shoot, really hard. Not sure if it's the good way. And i'm really a novice in characters modeling, i never finish an human... it's a really good challenge, but i have a question, i don't know if i must modelisate the cloths in the same mesh, or adding by reactor, i never use cloth dynamic, it's hard? Which is the better way? Any crits and comment are welcome.

madshooter
11-12-2005, 04:54 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1131397052_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1131397052_large.jpg)

Here a shoot of details. Not yet finished.


Fantastic dude:thumbsup: awesome texturing and lighting. No crits on the character for now because you have just started, well my suggestion is keep an image or a sketch in the background as reference. Keep going my friend you are doing a great job:bounce:

nemirc
11-12-2005, 07:11 PM
I think you should soften the hip a little :)

As for the clothing, I think it depends on what you are going to model.

Jaba153
11-21-2005, 01:40 PM
et koi sim ??ça avance?
we want see the girl!!:arteest:

Lemog
11-21-2005, 02:17 PM
Ben oui... il est où le garçon ? Simon ? allo ? :bounce:

madshooter
11-21-2005, 02:20 PM
:bounce: :bounce: I'm waiting:)

SuperXCM
11-23-2005, 06:55 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1132728935_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1132728935_large.jpg)

Hi all, sorry for late, here's the new update! Working a lot.. other post coming... to explain! :)

SuperXCM
11-23-2005, 06:59 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1132729162_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1132729162_large.jpg)

Here's a shoot of details...

SuperXCM
11-23-2005, 07:13 AM
Hi all! Thankz for replies!! :bounce:

Sorry for late, but this character make me crazy :banghead: ....
So i close myself in my room, eating some bad food, drinking some beers and some other stuff from holland:rolleyes: , reading all tutorial i can found, looking at reference, working and sleeping a little when i can.... and then, here is my first character, a girl.... no name for now, 'cause no feet, no hair and not really a face:D .... i hope you like it... :arteest: ...

I'll post soon a wire.

Thankz Roshan, Sergio, Jab' and Laurent for support! :beer:
Sorry for late!

So the last update, some stuff add, the background is always the same for now, not time to do render yet. Not all the texture, or some duplicate whitout coordinates for foreground.

The time is running, i must do now :

-The hair, texture and some stuff for the girl.
-The other character (yes another one, i'll change a little the concept, pushing it more far, i'll post soon the new concept.)
-Adjust the ground and the car texture.
-Add some part of the tree in foreground, also around the car.
-Do all plan render.
-Composite all on 'thoshop.

Hope idon't forget something.

12 days left... i can do it! :wip:

So c&C are welcome.

Good luck all for challenge! :beer:

SuperXCM
11-23-2005, 07:17 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1132730242_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1132730242_large.jpg)

Here's a wire shoot oof the girl, my first human character,... :d

Gunilla
11-23-2005, 07:30 AM
Your first character! :eek:

She looks really, really good - just as I expected! Is that NURBS? What's that on her leg?
Great work - I love this scene ... and of course you're gonna make it in time - we all be cheering for you, now Go :wip::arteest:

Lemog
11-23-2005, 08:44 AM
Whaouw... you can be proud of you my friend... your first char appear already very good... and better... post more now... and larger... and in shading mode... and with textures... hahahah... fantastic Simon... I'm so curious now... let's go mate :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

madshooter
11-24-2005, 08:00 PM
Your first character is awesome:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Yeah you can do it just keep going Go go go...:bounce: :bounce:

Climax
11-24-2005, 08:54 PM
• Amazing, The scene and character is comming along very nicely, Your first human figure rocks! :wip: nice job, Lombardo, Hurry up you have only detais to polish and you'll be done! ;)

Goul
11-26-2005, 08:45 PM
Great render, looks really promising and realistic hehe... I like the character, fit well in the scene..With some hairs, i think it will looks really cool !

Keep it up :beer:

angel
11-26-2005, 08:58 PM
I know is the pose but consider changing her left hand a bit. Rightnow it seems like she doesn't have a left hand at all.


nemirc
11-28-2005, 06:29 AM
Hey nice character and posing! I've been very busy with university these last days but I am back! Deadline almost upon us. Good luck man :beer:

SuperXCM
11-30-2005, 05:24 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1133328259_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1133328259_large.jpg)

Hi! Here's an new update, ok i've made the hair for the gril and add a second character, he's a B.Boy, making a "pose" of breakdancing on a part of the tree, survivants doing some "extreme dance". Some part add and adjust on the other plans i've made render and try to get a mood, and an "ambiance" but it's hard, not really sure about this second character, perhaps put him more far, or near the camera. Must do the hair for him and the textures of the girl's jacket. C&C are welcome!;)

SuperXCM
11-30-2005, 05:25 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1133328331_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1133328331_large.jpg)

Here's a shoot of details...

SuperXCM
11-30-2005, 05:38 AM
Hi all thankz for replies! :bounce:

Gunilla-->Thankz my friend! It's poly modeling, and on the leg, which leg? On the left is "apperture" jsut for styling, and on the right is a helmet of break dance, to turn on the head! :arteest: i must place it in an other position to see it better.


Lemog-->Thankz for support Laurent! I'm proud but i don't like it enough to make some other shoot... omg her face is so...hum... "polygonal" :D ... but i'll try to post more soon. :)

madshooter-->Thankz My friend!! :beer:

Climax-->I'll finish it! I'm working all of time on it! Thanks for support! :buttrock:

Goul--> Thanks! Yes, and i put some hair, not really sure for now, "qu'est-ce que t'en penses?" :wip:

SNoWs-->you're totally right! I've change a little, but i thinks i'll change again. Thanks for help.

nemirc-->Thankz for support my friend, welcome back!! Good luck too!

Thankz again all for support and good luck for this challenge!! :beer:

Lemog
11-30-2005, 06:53 AM
About the second character, I'm sure too... before read your text... I don't understant that's a guy... and again less a breakdancer... :blush: Maybe this guy is not very useful in your scene... in your story ? in image, we can't heard the music...

For the rest... it's okay for me, I love the mood, and the global composition... it's really spectacular... maybe you can again play with lighting... to have something a bit less flat... just in compositing of course...

the way is good my friend... just continue and give us the Final Masterpiece... :thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Jaba153
11-30-2005, 09:10 AM
yeahh! nice update ...i don't know why but the background(sky) looks too shiny.. anyway this image is comin' very impressive!cheers!!:thumbsup:

Gunilla
11-30-2005, 09:19 AM
Updates! Yes!
Her hair looks excellent and yes, it was the "apperture" I was asking about. It's cool!
I'm a bit with Lemog for the second guy - not really sure, he somehow draws the attention from the tree and the scenery - which really is the most important parts here, right?
The mood and the lighting is wonderful though, this will be a stunning image :thumbsup:

nemirc
12-01-2005, 02:54 AM
Personally I can barely make out the guy :blush:

jmturbo
12-01-2005, 10:20 AM
Man I love the feeling of the image, the ambience you got in there is great. Not sure about the guy on the tree, when I first look at your picture, I didn´t know what the h... was he doing in there :) . Anyway I love your pic, keep it up I´ll be glad to see it finished.

Dbeyond
12-01-2005, 01:48 PM
Your work can intrigue more imagination than others.:thumbsup:

SuperXCM
12-02-2005, 12:48 AM
Hi all thankz for replies! :)

Laurent, Jab', Gunilla, nemirc, jmturbo and Dbeyond, thanks for replies, i've read comment and i've decide to remove the Bboy, not really necesseray, and difficult to integrate in the compo. :banghead:

So i've finish all the modeling now, and i'm doing the render, trying the final compo tonight, and hope to post at the early morning, a version to have the last comments and crits, i'll will finish in time!!! :bounce:

Thanks again all for support and crits, it help me a lot!! :beer:

Lemog
12-02-2005, 10:54 AM
I think it's a good decision... his presence is too much disturbing... it's better to really appreciate the beauty and the interest of the other parts :thumbsup:

Nomad
12-02-2005, 11:06 AM
Looks like a final :thumbsup:

Good luck in the last steps :bounce:

jddog
12-02-2005, 11:23 AM
But I liked the Bboy... :hmm: well personal feeling... in any case, wow you last render is simply amazing. I really love how bring out your image, a spectacular scenario... :applause: Now I wait for the final !!!
jdd

SuperXCM
12-02-2005, 06:35 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1133548520_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1133548520_large.jpg)

Hello! Here's a test for color and mood. All plan are here now, add the new front part of the three and texture for the gril jacket.

C&C are welcome!

SuperXCM
12-02-2005, 06:39 PM
Laurent, Nomad, Jddog thanks for replies! :beer:

I remove the Bboy, but i'm happy that you like it too Julien. It was too difficult to integrate him in the compo. :cry:

Anyway i hope you like the last post. Here a link for a HD version :

http://www.superxcm.com/talk/spectacular/quadrihigh.jpg


Tell me which one you prefer and if i must change something! :bounce:


Thanks!:)

Gunilla
12-02-2005, 07:14 PM
They all look great... difficult, it's now only a matter of taste. If I have to choose it would be the 3rd or the 1st, but I can't say why :)

This is all coming together really well - congrats, you're almost there :bounce:

Nomad
12-02-2005, 07:41 PM
I like the 4th, it`s has a warm atmosphere.

Everything depends of what emotions you want give... the #3 have a dark sad sky. #1 and #2 are more unprecised.

Just my 2cents :D hope it helps.

SuperXCM
12-03-2005, 12:03 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1133568208_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1133568208_large.jpg)

Here's the last final versions, i'm "bloking" on 6 different version, tell wihc one you prefer... for me i don't really now, perhaps the 2 last...

C&C are welcome!:)

SuperXCM
12-03-2005, 12:07 AM
Hi!

Gunilla and Nomad, thanks a lot for replies!
I note, and yes for sure is really different atmosphere... i can't really choice, more i look more i like the last one. Or perhaps the one in the middle left.

Anyway thankz for replies and support!! :beer:

Edit: the link for HD http://www.superxcm.com/talk/spectacular/6finalhd.jpg (580 ko)

Goul
12-03-2005, 12:53 AM
I fact i prefer all the version on the right, the other ones are a bit too much saturated..
My favorite is the bottom-right one, warm and cool, but i also like the top-right one, wich looks more cold.. Depend of the final feelings than you wanna put in your image... ;)

Jaba153
12-03-2005, 02:55 AM
very nice final image !:beer: my fav is the bottom left the more contrasted one..don't know why b..in any c ase each image works...great issue good luck with the vote..!!:arteest:

madshooter
12-03-2005, 02:21 PM
Top right version:thumbsup: , I like the colour and mood. Actually I'm too late but Finally its your choice Dude.

angel
12-03-2005, 02:50 PM
for what's worth I like the 2 on the bottom but specially the right bottom. At the end pick what looks best to YOU. ;)

nemirc
12-03-2005, 08:14 PM
I vote for the right mid one :drool:

kingfish3d
12-03-2005, 09:22 PM
top right for me
really nice picture with a great mood
good luck for the end of the contest:bounce:

funkyboss
12-04-2005, 12:21 AM
Hi mate!
Amazing work, very good atmosphere here:)
For the vote, I prefer the mid right. It is the best equilibrated on colors and temperature.
I think...:shrug:
Keep up dude! It smell the eeeend
Good luck

TedTerranova
12-04-2005, 02:02 AM
I missed this one. Looks great. I like the one on the bottom left. I like the warm background and how it's less saturated in the foreground, except for the jacket. Really nice image. Great mood and I want to know the story when I look at it. Draws the viewer in.

hodongla
12-04-2005, 03:28 AM
Good mood,interesting compositing.~~

good luck!!

myspectacular
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=293629&page=2&pp=15
myhome
www.hodings.com (http://www.hodings.com)

SuperXCM
12-04-2005, 05:47 AM
Hi, thankz for replies! :bounce:

Ok i note the votes! Thanks for that, it's nearly from what i was thinking, and i really understood that it depend of what feeling i want to show. :arteest:

And for me it's a landscape desaturate and cold, but where a "giant Bonzai:D " grow to save us, pushing some irradiation of warm and energy to the all planet... so.. i've try this night differents version, centring the "warm" on the tree, and the desaturation and cold far of the tree but near the character. I must adjust some last thing ( i've got a too much dark zone on the cylindrical tower in second plan).
I post the final soon. :wip:

Thankz again all for support and comment, stay tuned for the final one! :beer:

Lemog
12-05-2005, 07:04 AM
A bit late, but the right mid one for me... white cold mood... with a touche of warm... good blend for me... sweet and inspiring for your story... :)

SuperXCM
12-05-2005, 03:28 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1133796504_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/11/8363/8363_1133796504_large.jpg)

Here is my Final image, i can turn around for ten day, but i must choose one and it's this one. Hope your like it!

Gunilla
12-05-2005, 03:31 PM
Like it? I totally love it!

Congratulations Lombardo :bounce::bounce:

This turned out really fantastic, I'm so glad you could find the time to finish it - You have a very special style and I like it a lot... so good luck with the jury :thumbsup:

And then some :beer::beer::beer:

SuperXCM
12-05-2005, 04:06 PM
THE STORY :

"Oh my god... that day it's simply amazing, ..that day... perhaps i must say "the" day,...

It remember me the past time, the human's errors did in this Beautyfull planet....

It remember me the luck we had, ....

Let's try to explain when all has began...

In October 2008, after somes differents between a few of the World Power, the 3rd World War has officialy began with the massive attack of United States against China...

In 5 days The United States Take half of the CHina's territory with High Technologic weapons, using Ultra Sound and micro wave. When Japan refused to let the United States planted bases in his territory, the attak of United States against Japan was inevitable...

Using a system of low frequency they launch against Japan, a amazing Tsunami...

But the Japan resist well, and in 12 hours all the population was refugied in the G.Cans under Tokyo.
The China was not free, they ask help to the rest of the world, the Europe send troops to help them...but as nobody can imagine the Russian join the United States and attak the Europe.
A war of 4 years has began....

In July 2012, we seen a Alien intervention, they try to stop the war, or perhaps to extermine the human race,... still now, i can't say if they were bad or good....but they join with the China-Europe camp.
They said that an another Alien civilisation help the United States... and they couldn't let do that.
After that the camp was USA-Russian-"Little Gray" against China-Europe-Unknow.

In 10 hours....the world be damage as never... population died.... in the next 5h the "Little Gray" use their last weapon.... and destruct 98% of the population....the last 2% must has been save by the Unknow civilisation...

I was in this 2%... they put us in a large underground and unknow city... all was huge...but too small for all the people. All the vegetation was destruct... and the Ozone Layer too.

So we have to stay in the underground city. A lot of us died everyday, no enough food, no enough water.

The population feel the end... But one day.... "THIS DAY"....



It began by an incredible sound of explosion, a ray of light explose the ground of the central hall and smashed the roof! It was there that we stock the last cars we have. But in less than one minute, something strange, something that it can't be real happened...

A very HUGE tree grown from the ground whit an amazing speed, pushing the cars, and explose the stairs... it was simply amazing...unbelievable.... And the tree come out of the city, growing to the surface of the Earth....

In less than 1 hour, this amazing gift of the planet, save all of us...

Creating a new ozone layer, and vegetation, animals, rivers and mountains. It's was a dream....all this warm energy growning...
In the next month, we could plant cereals, vegetals and fruits. And create again a new civilisation, trying to protect the planet...
I don't know how it's possible, i don't why or from where this tree cames. Some religious groups call it "Yggdrasil" or "Arbre de Vie"... link to it some Divinity or Gods... but i don't believe them... for me it's just the Earth... the Energy from the Earth.

Mmmh.. perhaps i'm too old for that... hehehe... but for ever, i'll keep this moment on my mind, this beatiful tree growning so fast, nothing can stop it..and save all of us.

All the youngs survivants now when they look at this huge three, i hope they understand ours errors, and don't do it again...."



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I would like to thanks all people who help me in this challenge, i was not always here, but omg i work and LEARN so much.
So Thanks all!! :beer:
(in order of apparence! :))

-Gunilla Elam (Gunilla)
-Omar Carias (Climax)
-Mathieu Didier (Jaba)
-Shane Purcell(Percydaman)
-Zubuyer Kaolin (Overcontrast)
-Sergio Arístides Rosa (Nemirc)
-Julien Daulte (Jddog)
-Panu Uomala (Squibbit)
-Torsten Thuenen (Russel_Nash)
-Marcel Harfouche (Neeno)
-Hamid Ibrahim (Yunisirees)
-Josh Costa (Joshcxa)
-Laurent Antoine Lemog (Lemog)
-Wong Keet Mun (Keetmun)
-Roshan Lohani (Madshooter)
-Bahman
-Carlos David (Madness)
-Vincent Guibert (Authentic)
-Nicolas Dehaut (Goul)
-Boris (Borro)
-Frederico Machuca (Lotus 7)
-Digital-Rebellion
-Romel Olivares (Romelalgo)
-Grigorij Sukhov (Suk-Grigorij )
-James Kaufeldt (James MK)
-Javor Rusev (Divaise)
-Bartosz Bialek ( The_fgdf )
-Robert Mack (DaddyMack)
-Maciej Frolow (Nomad)
-udom ruangpaisitporn (Tuck)
-Pooya Gharagozli (3rd user)
-Fouchard Romain (Romainf)
-Henry H. Pashkov (GPashkov)
-Corrie Engelbrecht(Sonic-X)
-Yasser Azarnoush(visualact)
-Stjepan Šejić (Nebezial)
-Ahmed Shemeis (Shemosus)
-Russo Michel (Michelmclaren)
-Angel Nieves (Snows)
-Juan M. Puerta (jmturbo)
-Dbeyond
-Gaetan Stoffel(Kingfish3D)
-Carl Bouchon (funkyboss)
-Ted Terranova (Novacaine)
-Hodong La


Thankz thankz thankz all! :blush:
It was a very unique and beautiful experience, i wish you all good luck for challenge, and see you on the next one!!

Now :beer: :beer: :beer:

SuperXCM
12-05-2005, 04:07 PM
Like it? I totally love it!

Congratulations Lombardo :bounce::bounce:

This turned out really fantastic, I'm so glad you could find the time to finish it - You have a very special style and I like it a lot... so good luck with the jury :thumbsup:

And then some :beer::beer::beer:

Thanks my friend for these kind words and for all the support!! See you in belgium one day to drink a beer!!

Cheers!! :beer:

ilusiondigital
12-05-2005, 04:18 PM
Just beautiful, great image

SuperXCM
12-05-2005, 04:39 PM
ilusiondigital---> Thanks!! :)

Here's a link for the 3300X1650 format : http://www.superxcm.com/talk/spectacular/Lombardo.jpg
(780ko)

:beer:

Nomad
12-05-2005, 05:04 PM
It`s a cool choice of mood for your final image :thumbsup: congrats and good luck :bounce:

madshooter
12-05-2005, 05:06 PM
Congrats Dude you did it:applause: :applause: The final image is awesome. You have done a great job:thumbsup:
All the best for final judging and voting and:beer:

Lemog
12-05-2005, 05:29 PM
Hey Simon... CONGRATULATIONS my friend... really splendid... in any case... before the color choice... all was very good... the originality make a lot in your masterpiece... and finally, you obtain a mood really different of your inspiration... tones are very different... and it's certainly a good thing... your touch is in your creation... good point :thumbsup:

Then, now, it's finish... judging cession now, and for that... I wish you the best... and a little more if I can and if it's possible :scream: ...

tu as bien déchiré sur ce coup... bravo copain... :applause: je boirais un coup à ta santé ce soir... (et à la santé de tout le monde d'ailleurs... :beer: :beer::beer: :D hahahaha )

jmturbo
12-05-2005, 05:30 PM
Hey body, Just wanted to tell you that the image is amaizing, I really like it, and the story you told to us is as great as the image. :thumbsup:

Goul
12-05-2005, 07:10 PM
Yeahahhahahaaaaa congrats lombardo, you're finally done with this challenge ! Great final pic, with an amazing render :thumbsup:
I wish you good luck for the voting phase ;)

angel
12-05-2005, 08:21 PM
congrats man, love the colors.
not crazy about the story but the image rocks:thumbsup:


SuperXCM
12-05-2005, 10:07 PM
Thanks all for replies! :blush:
Happy that you like it!! Good luck all for the vote!!! :bounce:


Laurent, merci pour ces mots! :blush: Oui j'ai changé finalement m'eloignant d'un coté for désaturé, c'est venu comme ça, j'avais fais pareil pour le GSO, photoshop permet de modifier tellement de choses des fois on part un peu de travers mais c'est ce que j'aime dans ce concours. On se fait plaisir, on experimente... Anyway, thanks again for all help and support!!
Je boirais un coup à la tienne! En esperant boire un coup ensemble un jour! :beer:


Thankz again all!! See you on the next one!!! :bounce:

hhssuu
12-05-2005, 10:47 PM
Congrats on your final. Alsome work man, the mood and feeling in you image is amazing. I love your composition and atmosphere. Best of luck man!!:thumbsup:

Jaba153
12-06-2005, 06:17 AM
great issue soupxcm' awesome image great render and supa cool mood ..good luck with the vote!!

jddog
12-06-2005, 08:57 AM
W O N D E R F U L ! lombardo :thumbsup: and congratulation for your excellent bonzai ! A very powerfull image !
jdd

SuperXCM
12-06-2005, 04:49 PM
hhssuu, Jaba153 and jddog thanks a lot for replies and good luck too for vote!! :thumbsup:


See you in the next challenge! :bounce:

Versiden
12-07-2005, 07:36 AM
wow dude.. nice.. another great entries to add to my list of favs!

goodluck man!

jddog
12-07-2005, 10:37 AM
See you in the next challenge! :bounce:

hehe of course... this challenges are like drugs... you are easely addicted to it !
:beer:
jdd

rept0r
12-07-2005, 09:03 PM
Great style in this one, reminds me some great animes, lovely mood.:)
Best luck for you man :thumbsup:

nemirc
12-09-2005, 12:53 AM
Congrats my friend! Very nice image ;)
Beers for everybody :beer: Drink as much as you want, Lombardo is paying everything ;)

SuperXCM
12-09-2005, 03:11 AM
Versiden, jddog, rept0r and Nemirc thanks a lot for replies !! :)


hehe of course... this challenges are like drugs... you are easely addicted to it !
:beer:
jdd

Yeah for sure, hope that the theme of the next one will be cool like this one!! :arteest:



Congrats my friend! Very nice image ;)
Beers for everybody :beer: Drink as much as you want, Lombardo is paying everything ;)

hahaha! :bounce: yeahhh thanks my friend, and of course, drink as much you can!! :beer: Beer for all! :beer:


Thanks again and good luck all!! :buttrock:

harryb
12-12-2005, 06:10 PM
Hi Lombardo,

It's good to meet you. I can't believe I didn't see your entry until just now!! It's really well done. Your focus on the tree and the meaning of rebirth and natural energy is striking!

Take Care and Good Luck!

Climax
12-12-2005, 10:56 PM
• I thought i had already congratulated you for your final, I guess it is never late so: :beer:
CONGRATULATIONS LOMBARDO
It is a great image very nice all the details, you can be proud of it!

SuperXCM
12-17-2005, 09:04 PM
harryb and Omar, thanks a lot for replies and good luck for vote!!! :beer:

Gunilla
01-14-2006, 11:45 AM
Hey Lombardo! Congrats for the honourable mention - very well deserved :thumbsup:

:beer::beer::beer:

Climax
01-14-2006, 11:52 PM
Hey LOMBARDO! I am truly glad to see u among the best!, Good Job pal!, please receive my sincere CONGRATULATIONS! :applause::applause::applause::applause::applause: