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CryingHorn
02-28-2006, 08:08 AM
Andrius Balciunas is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9667)

Latest Update: Final Image: THE GATE
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148676523_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3583683#post3583683)

MattGyver
03-01-2006, 04:03 AM
You're in! Sweet! Welcome, my friend, and best of luck to you. :bounce: Now lets see something great!

Grubber
03-02-2006, 09:58 AM
ho ho :)
I knew I will see you in this one also!
Good luck friend!

glenn23
03-02-2006, 01:04 PM
Great opportunity for your beautiful style. Good luck!

Gunilla
03-02-2006, 02:35 PM
Hi there! Looking forward to see what you'll come up with this time :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
03-03-2006, 01:09 PM
Thanks for welcoming friends! :scream: Nice to see you all back. I have couple of ideas, but nothing particular yet. Still trying to evolve them on paper. Anyway, sketch is going to be soon...

Oh and good luck to you all! :bounce: :beer:

CryingHorn
03-04-2006, 06:51 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1141501888_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1141501888_large.jpg)

Alright this should kind of show my main idea: three kids discover a big mistical temple. Even challenge preffers micro world I just can't resist for the size in this challenge theme. This image will be evolving in my progress of course, so in the end it may differ a lot from my sketch, anyway I hope you've got an idea...

...Good luck to everyone!

Vedic-kings
03-04-2006, 06:53 PM
Wow, nice sketch!

Good luck!

hobo
03-04-2006, 06:53 PM
nice image ..

kary
03-05-2006, 12:46 AM
Very nice sketch. As you implied there the challenge guidelines sound like they're looking for something different, but maybe just putting some distance between the kids/statues and the temple would do it? Either way really lovely start :)

MattGyver
03-05-2006, 04:22 AM
Cool. I like it. Although, the top of the temple seems rather boring. The hourglass type shape doesn't really do it for me, but I'm sure you'll do something great with it. Always do. :beer:

CryingHorn
03-05-2006, 10:44 AM
Vedic kings, hobo: thank you :)

kary: yeah as I said before the layout in 3d will be quite different, I'll try to match everything to suit the image, this sketch shows much the main idea rather the image I see in my mind, thanks.

Hey Matthew I totaly agree with you about the temple, I know it looks like a peace of plastic toy for now, it's because I'm not skilled enough in drawing yet to express what I see in my mind. The top of (and the whole) temple will look a lot different when I'll come up with the modeling :twisted: , thanks for viewing friend!

monsitj
03-08-2006, 01:55 AM
Hi ! how are you man! nice to see you again , nice concept ! and like you said your 3d work will be evolve into nice piece of art for sure! wanna see cool pattern design and detail modeling from you once again! good luck!:bowdown:

mmoir
03-08-2006, 02:15 AM
Hey Andrius,

Wow, the sense of scale in this is immense. :thumbsup: I look forward to your use of colors and updates.

CryingHorn
03-09-2006, 04:01 PM
Hi Monsitj, thanks for warm words friend! Nice to see you too. Yeah this time I'll have less free time but I hope I'll make everything in time and without compromises :twisted: . See you soon and once again good luck to you too! :scream:

Thanks mmoir, I hope I'll be able to transfer that sense of scale even more in 3d layout :) I just hope... I'll make it in time...

Some progress soon ;)

madshooter
03-12-2006, 11:53 AM
Hey dude nice to see you in this challenge:) Now thats a great concept, I like it very much

All the best for this challenge:thumbsup: Keep rocking.

CryingHorn
03-18-2006, 07:37 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1142714246_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1142714246_large.jpg)

Started to model...

Davision
03-18-2006, 09:11 PM
nice modeling:thumbsup:
good luck

madshooter
03-19-2006, 11:24 AM
Nice start with modeling:) Waiting to see more:bounce:

CryingHorn
03-19-2006, 02:16 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1142781391_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1142781391_large.jpg)

More progress...

CryingHorn
03-19-2006, 02:21 PM
Davision: thanks, good luck to you too :)
madshooter: hey man thanks for droping by and all the best for your challenge too :D

Gunilla
03-19-2006, 03:50 PM
Very nice start for your modeling - a beautiful head :thumbsup:

megabytes2004
03-19-2006, 04:19 PM
Nice start dude!!! Cant wait to see the body up to the texture. keep up the good work. I can see that it will be a great model once its done. jas check the lower jaw. Great work!!


Cheers!!!
Megabytes2004

CryingHorn
03-26-2006, 09:26 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1143411958_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1143411958_large.jpg)

Started the body, made some tweaks on head to make it look more "cat look". Sorry for slow progress, have problems with time this time.

CryingHorn
03-26-2006, 09:32 PM
Gunilla and megabytes2004: thank you guys for a support, I hope I'll finish this one in time :)

glenn23
03-26-2006, 10:07 PM
I've been waiting. Good to see you moving forward. Looks beautiful.

authentic
03-27-2006, 06:56 AM
excellent modeling start. the head is really cool but you can work the legs more I think.

CryingHorn
03-27-2006, 09:06 AM
glenn23: Hi man nice to see you droping by, thanks! Yeah I don't want to give up though my circumstances are really forces me to do that...

authentic: Yup this is just the start, lots of work is still waiting, thanks ;)

handlebar
03-27-2006, 10:24 AM
I am looking forward to this, fantastic start on the modeling, the big cat looks very regal. Bravo.

shakes
03-27-2006, 10:29 AM
Beautiful exaggerated form to the cat..so gracefull! congrats

MattGyver
03-27-2006, 05:30 PM
Hey. Sorry I've been neglectful in following your progress. The statue is looking great. Perhaps one of these days I'll learn how to do quality organic modeling like that. I'm not going to hold my breath though. :) Anyway, I can't wait to see how everything falls together.

BrianC
03-27-2006, 11:04 PM
Great character, i realy like the the style you gived to the cat

CryingHorn
03-28-2006, 02:01 PM
handlebar, shakes, BrianC, MattGyver Thank you all I'm happy that you liked :D

Anyway, I can't wait to see how everything falls together.

By the way now there are some changes. I'm thinking of giving a different mood to my image and I also have some thoughts on making kind of a huge monument instead of temple representing the gate to the sky somewhere.. well like the journey begins you know...

CryingHorn
03-28-2006, 07:51 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1143579093_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1143579093_large.jpg)

Allright seems like things are moving. It's still not completed as you can see but not so much left.

CryingHorn
03-28-2006, 08:01 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1143579695_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1143579695_large.jpg)

A quick test render to see how it looks like...

MattGyver
03-28-2006, 09:27 PM
"No, Billy, you can't climb the cat. Billy! Come back!" Looking good. I like the stretched out style, but I wouldn't mind seeing the head just a bit bigger. It seems very small to me.

kfc
03-29-2006, 12:30 AM
I feel the panther looks just right.
Just keep it this way and I'm sure u can move on to other parts.
nice modeling tho.
looking forward to ur update.

CharlesVarenne
03-29-2006, 01:38 AM
reminds me Lord of the rings...:rolleyes: Anyway thats nice. I like your cat. That can make a very nice pic.:thumbsup:

CryingHorn
03-29-2006, 07:43 AM
"No, Billy, you can't climb the cat. Billy! Come back!"

Cha, All right Billy it's a male, whatever, now leave those "things" alone...

...but I wouldn't mind seeing the head just a bit bigger. It seems very small to me.

Maybe, I'll try to experiment on that thing later, thanks :D

kfc Thanks man, nice avatar :thumbsup:

reminds me Lord of the rings...:rolleyes: Anyway thats nice. I like your cat. That can make a very nice pic.:thumbsup:

Maybe :shrug: I saw the 1 and 2 part of LOTR don't remember any cats or panthers, I am not really a fan of LOTR

Nomad
03-29-2006, 07:55 AM
This looks already great :thumbsup: big statues gives always a great mood.

I`m looking forward to see more, wishing you good luck and alot of fun:bounce:

Tigrenka
03-29-2006, 07:56 AM
nice modeling, but seems that you've lost the proportions somewhere.. the body is too long?

here is a nice reference
http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/landmarks/assets/images/Pantherdr.jpg

Dodgeas3d
03-29-2006, 08:20 AM
Nice head model, but I pretty much agree with Tigrenka, something weird with proportions. Hope you'll add more details on body muscules ;) anyway if its only sculpture...

Goodluck!

komsa
03-29-2006, 10:37 AM
Lovely cats. But it seems to organic for sculptures imho. Maybe textures will fix this.

http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=10869

komsa
03-29-2006, 10:46 AM
Also, i think proportions are just fine. It brings height in composition, besides it's in cheetah propotions.


http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=10869

CryingHorn
03-29-2006, 04:30 PM
Nomad: Thanks nice to hear that mate :D

the body is too long?
something weird with proportions

Yes the body is too long, I made that inentionally so they would look taller. I'm still not happy with them too, though I think I know what's wrong with them. Also, yeah, the body still needs some work.

...it seems to organic for sculptures imho.

I was thinking about that too, I don't know, there are actually sculptures like that, even Tigrenka's references profs that.

...It brings height in composition
Yes thanks that's the reason I've made them so long...

Thank you all for c&c They'll sure be useful. Now I want to jump on other image parts, I want to have a base image of my picture. See you

mmoir
04-01-2006, 06:51 PM
Hi Andrius,

The cats are looking cool:thumbsup: , I do think they could have more definition on their backs. I am thinking they need a tail , and that the tail could form a railing to steps that go into the temple . Just a thought. Great job so far .

CryingHorn
04-07-2006, 07:12 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1144437170_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1144437170_large.jpg)

After lot of concepts and brainstorming on temple and overal image I think I found one that I like most of all. I may change my mind about it but for now this is what I've got.

CryingHorn
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1144517654_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1144517654_large.jpg)

Started to create decorations, looooots of work is awaiting

Whyst
04-08-2006, 08:33 PM
ah love the new update =) the pattern under the creatures are looking good... if you add this kind of detail everywhere its going to look really great! the back legs on the creatures look a bit off... but i might just not know their anatomy well enough heh... great work!

CryingHorn
04-09-2006, 11:17 AM
mmoir Hey thanks man, sorry for delayed answer, yeah the tail is of course going to be. Thanks for suggestion friend :scream:

WhisperWithin Thanks. :D I'm not happy with their feet either. I’ll make some corrections though it won’t be seen so much in the final original size image.

thedirtypaw
04-09-2006, 11:23 AM
wow! great ideea, very nice cats and i think your image is the only one so far that is gonna be at night.and gunilla's. well great concept , good luck

CryingHorn
04-11-2006, 04:06 PM
thanks, so that means it's only Gunilla, because my image won't be at night...

CryingHorn
04-14-2006, 04:32 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1145032352_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1145032352_large.jpg)

Working on ornaments which are going to be on columns. Still not completed...

CryingHorn
04-14-2006, 04:36 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1145032567_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1145032567_large.jpg)

wire

CryingHorn
04-14-2006, 04:38 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1145032728_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1145032728_large.jpg)

some close up

Your opinion, c&c are very welome
see you soon and thanks for watching

Gunilla
04-14-2006, 04:56 PM
Really nice looking ornaments - you're up to a huge task if you're going to cover everything with them. It's cool you're modeling them and not using maps :thumbsup:
I like the size of the cats too - didn't know they where going to be that big... impressive really!
The shapes streching up on each side of the sphere looks like it could be there tails, is it?

CryingHorn
04-19-2006, 03:11 PM
Gunilla thanks, nice to see you here, about the tails: no they won't, but the idea is actually really interesting :wip: , The last layout looks total crap to me so I'm making the new one right now. While I'm still not sure exactly what I want, I can't go any further :( , also I don't have much free time this time so I'm moving really slowly, hope to find the proper (or at least decent) layout soon. See you :wavey:

glenn23
04-19-2006, 03:44 PM
Once again I love your elegant style! Can't wait to see the new layout.

CryingHorn
04-20-2006, 02:54 PM
Thanks Glenn, nice to see you dropping by :beer:

oceanbluesky
04-21-2006, 08:18 PM
Nice work, especially with the stylized HUGE cats...really like it that you were creatively bold enough to make them so enormous. Very different and interesting. Look forward to seeing more!

Good luck

CryingHorn
04-22-2006, 05:28 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1145726918_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1145726918_large.jpg)

More like concept actually, but not much time left... need to make decisions quicker, soon the final layout

CryingHorn
04-22-2006, 05:31 PM
oceanbluesky Thanks man :wavey:

oceanbluesky
04-22-2006, 06:08 PM
Beautiful shapes, looking good!

CryingHorn
04-28-2006, 06:17 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146248271_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146248271_large.jpg)

Finished Panthers, or tigers or cheetahs or whatever... anyway mostly chetahs references were used, I think that proportions now looks quite good, since I really wanted to look them unaturally tall. See ya

CryingHorn
04-28-2006, 06:18 PM
oceanbluesky Thanks :)

CryingHorn
04-29-2006, 02:53 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146322380_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146322380_large.jpg)

Small update of my modeling...

Gunilla
04-29-2006, 04:26 PM
Wonderful modeling - I really like your style - very special :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
04-30-2006, 11:12 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146438731_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146438731_large.jpg)

Update...

CryingHorn
04-30-2006, 11:16 PM
Thanks Gunilla, it's always nice to hear a good word from you :thumbsup:

oceanbluesky
04-30-2006, 11:26 PM
Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful, Andrius....you know I'm unsure of course if this is your intent for the final image, but, the way you have made the larger (huge) four shapes surrounding the centerpiece float in the air, or at least appear to float, adds quiet a bit of intrigue...especially given their enormity.

Looking forward to seeing more! Good luck!

CryingHorn
05-03-2006, 03:41 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146670907_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146670907_large.jpg)

another update...

oceanbluesky
05-03-2006, 03:47 PM
Hey Andrius, love the ridges you've placed on the petal structures, especially those reaching into the temple...very beautiful. --Did you take away those four huge pillars? (I kind of like those things....). Looking forward to more, good luck!

CryingHorn
05-03-2006, 03:50 PM
Thanks Eric for your opinion and comments, those four shapes will sure be. They will be standing on the ground reaching the sky, they were in the air because they are only dummies so far... :D

oceanbluesky
05-03-2006, 04:32 PM
Great! Kind of liked the thought that they were floating, too, but I'm sure I'll be into this final image. Good luck!

Dironik
05-03-2006, 05:32 PM
Very graceful and very well choosed proportions. Good luck! Keep on!

glenn23
05-03-2006, 07:35 PM
Reminds me a bit of the Sydney opera house or a Frank Gehry concert hall, but even more beautiful. You have a rare gift. Always a fan.

mmoir
05-03-2006, 11:56 PM
Hey Andrius,

I really like the architectural modeling here , great job.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: . You really have a knack for the ornamental type modelling too. Keep up the great job.

kary
05-04-2006, 01:16 AM
Brings to mind flowers, but with the enormous weight of a huge amount of concrete and steel, nicely done :)

CryingHorn
05-04-2006, 10:58 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146783514_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146783514_large.jpg)

Started to make my characters. To make clothes I used simcloth directly on biped poses and then fixed them manualy. They will be small in the image, but in original size they should be seen just a bit smaller then now I think...

CryingHorn
05-04-2006, 11:11 PM
oceanbluesky Yeah we'll see how it will develop ;)

Deser Thanks man :)

glenn23 Yeah I know that building, Frank Gehry is a real talent, his all architectural buildings are amazing. Can't say sydney opera didn't inspired me indeed, thanks for dropping by it's nice to see you :D

mmoir thanks, worried a bit about how those ornaments will look on my columns, oh well, we'll see...

kary When I was sketching for ideas the concept actually looked more like a flower on my paper, I even got some references of roses :D I thought that when I started to model it lost that "flower look". I guess not.. thanks for seeing it.. :wavey:

CryingHorn
05-06-2006, 03:59 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146931176_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1146931176_large.jpg)

This is the ring that the four collumns around is going to hold in the sky, the perspective of my layout will show about a half of it.

CryingHorn
05-08-2006, 12:47 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1147092469_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1147092469_large.jpg)

Ok it's almost completed, still needs some tweaking mnd minor fixes. I'll take them after I make my collumns and put everything in layout.

Dodgeas3d
05-08-2006, 03:55 PM
Hey cool updates!
I like your level of details. I agree with glen about that opera house :) it realy reminds.... Keep it going, its not that much time left ;) Im on fire right now....

rasamaya
05-08-2006, 05:18 PM
Fantastic! your almost done, and thanks for the updates.

Your architecture reminds me of the giant Lotus temple in New Deli, India. I was gifted to see it from the top of a building, during sunrise. mmm great reminder. thanks. It makes me want to travel again! I will travel to your thread to see more updates soon!

Cheers

CryingHorn
05-09-2006, 01:49 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1147182564_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1147182564_large.jpg)

This is my (more or less) final layout

CryingHorn
05-09-2006, 01:55 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1147182947_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1147182947_large.jpg)

Textured my panther.

CryingHorn
05-09-2006, 02:02 PM
Dodgeas3d Thanks man :D yeah the time is sure running out :surprised

rasamaya I've searched Lotus temple on google, wow it looks awesome, I'd like to see it too from above in real, wonderfull architecture, thanks :scream:

sathe
05-09-2006, 02:10 PM
Looks really good and there is a strong atmosphere in the render.
Good luck and have fun finishing :)

MattGyver
05-09-2006, 05:25 PM
Amazing as always, my friend. The level of detail and originality of your images never ceases to amaze me. :applause: I have nothing to critique.

rasamaya
05-09-2006, 06:22 PM
Wow, sorry, but really- wow. I love cats, perfect- except for the texture seam along the tail, but Im sure we wont see it on the final image.

skyisnotthelimit
05-19-2006, 02:03 AM
That's a very imaginative piece of work! I have to say it's really a beautiful design, great work on the detail too!

I just have one suggestion maybe the cat statue should have more ornamental carvings just like the building so they match each other more a little. Well, they look good just the way they are now, though.

Cant wait when it's finish!

Riddick
05-19-2006, 06:10 AM
The design is beautiful!!!
Good luck!!

CryingHorn
05-20-2006, 07:24 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148153078_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148153078_large.jpg)

Hello, sorry for a slow progress, didn't expect I won't have time sooo much this time, anyway made the sky. I used four photos to make it, then did some manual tweaking, need to hurry up. Also finished my upper ring in the sky, and the collumns with ornaments, also I've almost completed my building (I call it "the gate") so I'll make some renders in time and post them here before the original size render...

CryingHorn
05-20-2006, 07:37 PM
Sathe Thanks, yeah the panthers should look like that in the final too

MattGyver Hey man how are you, sorry that you won't be able to finish this challenge, for me this challenge is very difficult too, because I have a lot of problems eather :( anyway good luck, see you soon friend :thumbsup:

rasamaya Oh yes that seam is just temporal :) thanks for kind words and support

skyisnotthelimit Thanks, yeah I was thinking about that too, you are very right, but I've
made some test and those ornaments just doesn't fit anywhere around those panthers. I'll think about that if I'll have time.

Riddick Thanks, good luck to you too :scream:

Gunilla
05-21-2006, 04:54 PM
Nice update - your design is beautiful as always! You need to hurry now, I'd really like to see this finished :bounce:

CryingHorn
05-22-2006, 11:52 AM
Hi Gunilla, thanks for dropping by :) . yeah I'm in hurry now :surprised but almost everything is completed, just omptimizing everything for 4000x2560 :cry:

CryingHorn
05-22-2006, 09:21 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148332915_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148332915_large.jpg)

This is the small test render of my image far part. Feel free to say your opinion

hhssuu
05-23-2006, 06:48 AM
hi man haven't seen this thread in a while, you've got some cool design i really like the elegant orminents. look forward to the final, good luck!

webwings
05-24-2006, 04:41 AM
I like the colour consistency

Gunilla
05-24-2006, 05:22 AM
Really beautiful render - all the nice details are coming through well. Good luck for the final steps!

CryingHorn
05-25-2006, 10:14 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148595298_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148595298_large.jpg)

this my main characters in original size. Almost everything is complete, just to fix some parts of an image, and render a few passes. Tomorow I'll send my final.

CryingHorn
05-25-2006, 10:19 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148595592_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148595592_large.jpg)

Part of my image, quickly composed layers. See you tomorow

Womball
05-25-2006, 10:20 PM
Looks good! I hope to see more tomorrow!

CryingHorn
05-25-2006, 10:24 PM
hhssuu, webwings, Gunilla, Womball, Thank you all for a support :bounce:

glenn23
05-25-2006, 10:45 PM
I knew it was going to look great but this is even better than I imagined! The sense of scale is awesome. I can almost hear the incredible acoustics.

DDS
05-26-2006, 01:37 AM
REALLY nice. I love the architectural elements...

Squibbit
05-26-2006, 06:11 AM
ey Horn nice pic


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oceanbluesky
05-26-2006, 06:27 AM
Hey this is beautiful (of course!) but I'm worried you don't have a turntable up yet! You're working on one right???


Good luck!!

OZ
05-26-2006, 09:12 AM
FANTASTIC IMAGE!..with better lighing and an external environment out of the big door....it will be a winner!

-OZ-

CryingHorn
05-26-2006, 10:01 AM
glen23 Hi man, nice to hear you and thanks for comments :bounce: .
DDS thanks, I'm happy you liked it
Squibbit Hi man, how are you, how many concepts you made this time? :) Thanks for dropping by

oceanbluesky Of course I have, just not sended yet, it's 360 around panther, thanks see you soon :thumbsup:

OZ yeah I'm making some shadow passes right now to give a depth and mood that I want, hope the final will look better, Dors are part of my fixing, thanks

komsa
05-26-2006, 10:54 AM
Great progress! Watch for more and good luck for finishing!

myJourney (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=10869)

alvin-cgi
05-26-2006, 01:36 PM
nice contrast between the sizes, colours and lights, great image:thumbsup:



The Journey Begins (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=322760&highlight=alvin)
Spectacular 3D (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=275950&highlight=alvin)

OZ
05-26-2006, 01:44 PM
Well.....i find it REALLY one of the best work here....And im talking to the image at this point.
Im very curious to see the finale.Still...great image.

-OZ-

Alphajet83
05-26-2006, 02:49 PM
Superb. The architecture is beautiful. I think there's too much bump on the statues. Or maybe the texture is not tiled enough.
When I watch your sketch, I think it was a good idea to put a red light behind the building, it was adding something that made you nearer from the subject, as if the 2 charcaters were really going on a journey to discover a strange and maybe dangerous building... But in the last picture, it looks like they're just going to visit a museum, not leaving for a long journey...
Good work anyway, one of my favourite pictures.

CryingHorn
05-26-2006, 03:34 PM
komsa good luck to you too man :thumbsup: and thanks

alvin_cgi yeah, can't wait to show the whole image :)

OZ thanks, hope I won't let you down

Alphajet83 Yeah you are right, this is displacement it actually distracts me too, I'll see what I can do
About the concept, well I changed my mind, I want it look more euphorical, but I agree that entrance looks empty, I'll fix that...
But in the last picture, it looks like they're just going to visit a museum, not leaving for a long journey...
Good work anyway, one of my favourite pictures.

I think the upper part of image will change that feeling. :) Thanks for your opinions :bounce:

ilusiondigital
05-26-2006, 03:47 PM
Just great, but i think the bump map in the jaguars is too strong. A bump map more discreet and will be outstanding

CryingHorn
05-26-2006, 08:27 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675248_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675248_large.jpg)

Ok this is it, this is my layer setup before I post the final

CryingHorn
05-26-2006, 08:28 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675334_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675334_large.jpg)

As always some closeups before final, here we go..

CryingHorn
05-26-2006, 08:30 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675413_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675413_large.jpg)

Another...

CryingHorn
05-26-2006, 08:32 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675519_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675519_large.jpg)

...and another...

CryingHorn
05-26-2006, 08:35 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675707_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675707_large.jpg)

...One more..

CryingHorn
05-26-2006, 08:37 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675859_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148675859_large.jpg)

And the last one...

CryingHorn
05-26-2006, 08:48 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148676523_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9667/9667_1148676523_large.jpg)

---Background---

It’s difficult to walk the path when you don’t know where it leads to and it’s even more difficult when no one knows… But we did and we found it, even though everyone thought we were chasing the illusion. We went through so much, but it was worth it. Now I feel like I want to laugh, because, honestly, I was starting to doubt about all this myself... And here it is, just in front of our eyes. This is no paradise, because we’re not dead, this is our attained merit and it’s just about to begin…

----------------

I want to thank all of you who gave me support this challenge, this includes:

MattGyver, Grubber, glenn23, Gunilla, Vedic-kings, hobo, kary, monsitj, mmoir, madshooter, Davision, megabytes2004, authentic, handlebar, shakes, BrianC, kfc, Charles-Ho, Nomad, Tigrenka, Dodgeas3d, komsa, WhisperWithin, thedirtypaw, oceanbluesky, Deser, rasamaya, Sathe, skyisnotthelimit, Riddick, hhssuu, webwings, Womball, DDS, Squibbit, OZ, alvin_cgi, Alphajet83, ilusiondigital.

And all others who watched and were interested, I hope you we'll like it.

Additional credit goes to music albums Ulrich Shnauss - Strangely isolated place and Slowdive - Catch the breeze which were quite often listened while making this image


See you all next time, Thank you and good luck to you all.

monsitj
05-27-2006, 04:40 PM
congratulation for finalimage! you done very great image! I alway like the pattern in your work , flow curve element in the image and great sense of scale is awesome!
my favourite of this challenge man! good luck and see you in the next one !:thumbsup:

Maxter
05-27-2006, 06:40 PM
Fantastic work... great structures design, i like your style:thumbsup:
Congratulations!!:applause:

DaddyMack
05-27-2006, 06:53 PM
Such a cold palette this time 'round mate and I think it deepens the sense of scale and intensifies the 'feel' of this piece...:buttrock: Stunningly detailed and presented work as always and for me this one achieves a real otherworldly mysticism that I've only ever seen you touch on lightly in previous challenges...

Rock on!

JurajMolcak
05-27-2006, 07:26 PM
Even if your image is vertically oriented it looks very cinematic to me. Like image from huge fantasy movie... just great. Love your monotoned colorz. Good luck :thumbsup:

Tremoside
05-27-2006, 09:35 PM
Whoooa Andrius,

It's very-very nice!! Probably you know am an industrial designer student. I seen many forms sculptures shapes. Your sense to these are .... talented you are! :bowdown: Maybe you shoud go to create your designs in stone, marble or molded metal. If you didn't till this day. What a scenery also! i feel myself so small in front of this. Honestly it's a masterpiece. Now time to save your workflow. Hope see ya next time too! best luck for judging, i really hope you will be chosen!

Bests,
Mark

Climax
05-27-2006, 10:30 PM
Great image! I like the huge lions, great job pal and good luck!

makaron
05-27-2006, 10:31 PM
very nice... a real treat :bounce:

mmoir
05-27-2006, 11:57 PM
Hey Andrius,

Very impressive image :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: . The sky and the top part of the image is wonderful. Great job and good luck.

glenn23
05-28-2006, 12:20 AM
Incredible! Epic!

Tremoside is right. You have a rare talent for architectural forms. Great job.

Riddick
05-28-2006, 08:52 AM
Thank you for your comment!
The final picture is great!
I really love the design and the size of each elements!

lilCara
05-28-2006, 10:55 AM
As it was said before, great sense of scale! Trully breathtaking! Impressive details and architectural flow!

Although many may disagree, I think a wider range of colors wouldn't have hurt. Other than that, congratulations... and good luck!

Greatto
05-28-2006, 03:32 PM
Congrats! I love the scale of this image :)
Great Compositing.
Good LUCK in judging :)

oceanbluesky
05-28-2006, 04:10 PM
Wow Andrius! Congratulations upon completing such a wonderful just beautiful -- gorgeous image! Your texturing on the stonework really worked out well! Absolutely magnificent! Love the sense of depth and fragility, along with your attention to details.

Best of luck with the judges! Cheers!

MattGyver
05-29-2006, 02:30 AM
:applause: What else can I say?

hhssuu
05-29-2006, 03:14 AM
Congrats man! Nice final, you've pulled out some wicked designs in your image, amazing details too. I like the mystery element in your image. Congrats again on your completion and good luck with voting!!

KOryH
05-29-2006, 04:32 AM
Very nice.
Crisp and Clean. I really like the subtle grey colors.
and the design is great.
Best of luck.

Gunilla
05-29-2006, 05:55 AM
Wow, Andrius! The final turned out fantastic! I agree with Tremo - your design skills are amazing. Congrats and good luck for the judging :)

CryingHorn
05-30-2006, 10:31 PM
monsitj thanks man, I feel very happy to hear that from you. Your'e always my favorite, your works are always gets my respect :bowdown:. Can't promise I'll be in the next one though but time will show, good luck to you too friend :D

Maxter Thanks Fabio, glad you liked it

DaddyMack Thank you for your kind words Robert, when I get the concept in my mind the overal mood is a discovery to me either (btw I've missed that dog avatar of yours :D, hope I'll see it someday )

Qweron Yeah, in movies you can often notice one dominating color, sometimes you don't even notice that a picture has almost one color with it's different value and you still think that you are watching it in "color". Good luck to you too.

Tremoside Mark, thank you for your heartfull post, it really means a lot to me . I want to say that even I take myself into 3d primarly, I'm actually very interested in all types of "art making". I'd really like to try to make something out of stone, wood, clay, metal and etc, I would really like to learn paint with real oil canvas, ink... I hope I'll have an opportunity and time to try all this (I know I will...), cause that's really interesting. Best of luck to you too, I know you'll be picked :beer:

Climax Thanks Omar, I like your entrys too, esp the 2d, good luck to you too mate

makaron Thanks Mona, nice to hear that

glenn23 Hey glenn thanks. Btw, I visited your site some time ago and noticed in your experience field tigers sculptures in Detroit Tigers Stadium, I was a bit surprised, I'd really like to see them, I believe it's awesome when you make something very big, you can really proud of that.

Riddick Thanks man, happy for that...

lilCara Yeah maybe you'r right, didn't have much time to experiment, but I'm satisfied with my color scheme, I find it interesting, thanks for your kind opinion

Greatto Thanks Timur, Good luck to you too!

oceanbluesky, thanks pal, thanks for your support during this challenge, I'm glad that you like it, good luck to you too Eric! :bounce:

MattGyver You've already said friend, thanks, :scream: good luck to you finishing your image

hhssuu thanks pal always nice to see you here, same to you :thumbsup:

KOryH Thanks man, I really appreciate that indeed, best of luck to you too mate

Gunilla, Nice to see you here once again Gunilla, a BIG thank you to you for beeing and watching after my progress all this time :bowdown: , good luck to you

monks
05-31-2006, 09:21 AM
very nice work :), really like the background ! Congrats !

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