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MVDB
02-28-2006, 08:29 AM
Michael van den Bosch is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9673)

Latest Update: Modeling: messengerboy
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142510564_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3350296#post3350296)

sergioKomic
02-28-2006, 11:40 AM
Good luck Michael....:thumbsup:

MVDB
02-28-2006, 01:52 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141138346_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141138346_large.jpg)

Here's my first concept sketch

'messengerboy'

Is there anything worse then getting milk, when you just got home from school and thought you could finaly get some rest. Doing an errand for your mom, at the one place, where they have the finest of this product; at "Cat-Rock City".

Joblh
02-28-2006, 03:19 PM
haha, nice concept, very promising!

good luck and heb plezier! :)

Carina
02-28-2006, 04:08 PM
Love the concept:) Can't wait to see what this one turns out like!

MVDB
02-28-2006, 05:52 PM
Job, glad you like it! cheers.. :)

Carina, thank you! ;)

Vedic-kings
02-28-2006, 05:53 PM
Nice sketch!

Good luck:)

Alberto_Ro
02-28-2006, 05:57 PM
The concept lucks very cool! :thumbsup:

MVDB
02-28-2006, 07:41 PM
Vedic kings, Alberto_Ro,

thanx for dropping by! ;)

se7enthcin
02-28-2006, 11:33 PM
It looks as if you could have a lot of fun with this one. Good luck! :thumbsup:

paperclip
02-28-2006, 11:37 PM
5-Ding it this time, man? Good luck with this! I like the concept, very funny! It looks promising... will subscribe to this thread.

Have fun! :D

ihamid
03-01-2006, 03:20 AM
hi MichaelMotion . doin 2d and 3d i see. a very cool sketch mate! welcome mate!

mookid2005
03-01-2006, 03:24 AM
Great concept! When do you start the animated series, I think my kids (and my cats) would love it!

ragdoll
03-01-2006, 03:51 AM
lol very nice and cute! :D

MVDB
03-01-2006, 07:08 AM
It looks as if you could have a lot of fun with this one. Good luck! :thumbsup:
Hope I will, thanx mate! That's what's most important, right? Havin' fun :D

5-Ding it this time, man? Good luck with this! I like the concept, very funny! It looks promising... will subscribe to this thread.

Have fun!
Yep! Well, gotta try it sometime, right? Thank you!

hi MichaelMotion . doin 2d and 3d i see. a very cool sketch mate! welcome mate!
Cheers matey!

Great concept! When do you start the animated series, I think my kids (and my cats) would love it!
Thnx! Hehehe lol.. Don't know yet, let's see how far I get with this one.. ;)

lol very nice and cute!
Thank you! :)

SheepFactory
03-01-2006, 07:11 AM
hahaha hilarious idea , cant wait to see this progress :)

mike_t_3d
03-01-2006, 07:28 AM
wow, great sketch there michael, this ones going to be good I can tell!!!

mooncry
03-01-2006, 07:30 AM
nice sketch, i love the the style of the characters, cant wait to see it in 3d;)

Gunilla
03-01-2006, 08:01 AM
Wonderful concept! I think this theme must be right up your alley - good luck! :thumbsup:

Elsie
03-01-2006, 08:02 AM
Hah, didn't know you were 5D - Michael that is a fantastic sketch! Absolutely love it. :thumbsup: So much talent.

makaron
03-01-2006, 08:40 AM
love the dogs faceexpression... :bounce:and the bonehandle on his wagon is just :wip:

OniricCreative
03-01-2006, 10:32 AM
Another one!! hehe.. Michael your really into this!! I like the dynamic of your 2D but your 3D is funnier. Overall I wish you good luck in both. Looks good with great concepts!! Keep it up! :thumbsup:

michael-olszak
03-01-2006, 10:47 AM
Cool! i likt this idea a lot.
can't wait to see more.


good luck man

anostudio
03-01-2006, 11:55 AM
HAHAHAHAH funny .. I like it a Lot good Luck:thumbsup:

alvin-cgi
03-01-2006, 12:02 PM
cool:thumbsup: I like the "cat rock city".

MVDB
03-01-2006, 01:21 PM
SheepFactory, appreciate it! ;) thank you.

mike_t_3d, I hope so, I'm working on it.. thnx..

mooncry, Thank you, oh ok.. I'll tell them you like 'm.. :D

Gunilla, you mean the motion of the Journey, yep, in my alley indeed. Hope it works out alright for me.. :shrug: cheers!

Elsie, ahhh, made me blush.. Thank you..

makaron, Thnx.. yes, made me laugh myself, don't get that a lot.. :)

Loris_, thanx, I'm trying.. Well, one has to be funnier than the other ;)

Cr@sH, Thanks Cr@sH! Appreciate it!

anostudio, cheers, glad you like it..

alvin_cgi, thanx..

Crin
03-02-2006, 01:30 PM
Aaaah a man after my own heart. nice to see another comical approach! Simply beautiful sketch work! I watch and wait with baited breath. :thumbsup:

hobo
03-02-2006, 01:42 PM
That's nice :)

KnightSoul
03-02-2006, 01:45 PM
Hey Micheal, this is very cool, I really like your Style of drawing, Kinda reminds me of Axterix and Obelix style, Can't wait to see it in 3D :)

Keep up the amazing work!

Cheers!
Jonny

Agamemnwn
03-02-2006, 02:40 PM
3d as well :D great concept i like the look of the dogs face :D so funny :D keep up the good work michael :D

Ego
03-02-2006, 02:46 PM
Hilarious concept. Subscribing to this one too :)

unwrap
03-02-2006, 02:56 PM
Outstanding concept indeed, looking forward to it's completion :deal: .

sergioKomic
03-02-2006, 03:06 PM
Cutest concept so far:thumbsup:

Its looking very very promissing!

sirBS
03-02-2006, 05:29 PM
The interesting concept! Good luck !

dunderdan
03-02-2006, 06:27 PM
Very nice style and concept. Good luck in the competition.

MVDB
03-02-2006, 07:02 PM
Wow, didn't expect so much replies! Appreciate it very much..

Crin, hobo, KnightSoul, Agamemnwn, Queensoul, sergage, sergioKomic, Sergey Banityuk, dunderdan, thanx a lot.. :wavey:

kary
03-02-2006, 09:26 PM
The reply count alone shows how easy it is to connect with your idea eh? ;) Great start.

KangarooMan
03-02-2006, 09:36 PM
Hey Michael, it looks like you are going 5D too, best of luck to you on the challenge! I really like the style you're going for here. :thumbsup: I look forward to see it progress.

Matt :)

blueferret
03-02-2006, 09:43 PM
"Aiyow" a real fun idea ....I like it a lot

mindofka
03-02-2006, 10:01 PM
That's fantastic, wonderful idea :D
Good luck to you also, for both the challenges!

elmasfeo
03-02-2006, 10:32 PM
I'm subscribing to this one, it should be fun!
at first I thought it was a cat who was inside there, ordering the dog to go and get some milk, something like cats ruling over the dogs...

Best of luck with the 5D (it's quite an amount of D's, you know)

theWOODman
03-02-2006, 11:22 PM
That's a pretty good sketch. I shows good layout and form. Have you thought about entering the 2D entry instead? ....or maybe both lol.

Leionaaad
03-02-2006, 11:32 PM
This time I am fanboy too...

beelow
03-03-2006, 02:28 AM
I like this take that u are doing Micheal, good luck with this, I would definitely want to see how well u model!:thumbsup:

MVDB
03-03-2006, 09:05 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141380342_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141380342_large.jpg)

Started modeling 'CatRockCity'

se7enthcin
03-03-2006, 09:09 AM
nice rock. :D

authentic
03-03-2006, 09:13 AM
excellent start. Maybe more hard edges and putting more up the ears; I know it's a wip^but I have many hopes in your thread.

ecura
03-03-2006, 11:41 AM
This one really rocks! ....interesting concept. Good luck and keep those wonderful models coming.

duddlebug
03-03-2006, 12:20 PM
hey Michael!

Two entries eh? You're feeling brave!!

I love that first concept. The dog's face is priceless!!

And i'm always quite excited when i see something original and stylised in the 3D section. I'm gonna keep dropping by for this one...

Ramitxon
03-03-2006, 01:08 PM
Ill hope you will be able to finish both 2d and 3d. They are cool concepts and the slketches are great. Im impatient to see what will become.

Alberto_Ro
03-03-2006, 01:11 PM
Very nice!
No critics!

Tke
03-03-2006, 01:14 PM
Like the dogs expression and the ideas swirling in this sketch.
Best of luck..

wesa
03-03-2006, 01:22 PM
This is a funny story, hehe :buttrock:
Nice sketch as well! Can't wait for updates!:bounce:

monks
03-03-2006, 01:53 PM
great :)
cool concept, i agree with authentic, hard edges and bevels on the angles will make it "more rock" :) . keep it up !

Bord
03-03-2006, 02:45 PM
Dont now why everone thinks it shod look more rocky, its only going to be a blurdout shadow in the backgrund anyway. And the shape i good if you are in a tranin like the grand canyon.

so it looks good, the consept is funy :D. go for it

DoInferno
03-03-2006, 03:11 PM
So... a dog is going to get milk in a cat city... Gee, no wonder why he is upset...

Good luck again! :cool:

Stefan-Morrell
03-03-2006, 03:39 PM
thats a really good sketch you've made..looking forward to this one :)

MVDB
03-03-2006, 05:39 PM
Wow, thanks a lot guys n gals for those comments.. ;)

se7enthcin, thanx

authentic, hard edges, yes, I know, but not to much tho, this rock is gonna be blurry ;)

ecura, Thsi one realy ROCKS! hahaha.. LOL! made me laugh, cheers :thumbsup:

duddlebug, Thank you jonny! yeah man, hope I'll make it in time.. :)

Ramitxon, thank you! I hope so too. I'll do my best, k?..

Alberto_Ro, :)

Tke, thnx..

Jonason, you think this story is funny, heh? Have you seen the dogs face? :D

monks, thanx for dropping by and for your input! :thumbsup:

Bord, totaly right! This 'RockCity' is gonna be in the distance, so it'll be blurry, a silhouet.. thank you!

DoInferno, Hey buddy, thanx a lot! appreciate it! You're doing ok yourself I've seen..
Let's give it our best, k? :wavey:

Stefan_Morrell, cheers! :)

MVDB
03-03-2006, 05:42 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141411352_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141411352_large.jpg)

Here's a quick texture for the 'CatRockCity'
In the end, I think there will only be a silhouet of this rock, dunno yet..

makaron
03-03-2006, 05:46 PM
that is a perfect catrock, even if you only have the silhouette:thumbsup:

sonicstrawbery
03-04-2006, 10:48 AM
Hi Michael, like your ideas of cat rock city, looks very promising so far with this 3d cat symbol...looking forward :thumbsup:

Gunilla
03-04-2006, 11:17 AM
Great start for the modeling - very cool catcity!

Alberto_Ro
03-04-2006, 12:06 PM
Very nice!
I really like the Cat City! No critics!

Leionaaad
03-04-2006, 12:25 PM
It i just a suggestion: Make the botom sharper. i mean I would make sharpe stones there. But again, the deatils depend how much blur will have because of the motion blur. However, I suggest a slight color change from bottom to the top

burpy
03-04-2006, 02:40 PM
Funny idea, and really interesting style so far.:thumbsup:

Keep it up!

Nomad
03-04-2006, 05:46 PM
Cool idea :thumbsup:

I love your sketch :love:


Let`s wait how all this looks in 3d :deal:


Good luck and have fun :bounce:

BobbEr
03-04-2006, 07:07 PM
Hey! Nice start! :) I like your concept! :)

ODoul
03-04-2006, 11:58 PM
This is going to be a really fun one to watch. Looking great so far and that sketch is funny.

velascodearmas
03-05-2006, 02:25 AM
Funny stuff! Looking forward to seeing what kind of pallette and tone youll give to this one. Good luck!

Agamemnwn
03-05-2006, 08:30 AM
Goodmorning michael . Great modelling of the city. A nice touch that u blurred to see the profile and you it reads as its going to be in the far distance :D

ziriguidum
03-05-2006, 01:09 PM
hahahahhaha.. you concept is so funny! :bounce:

see you later, good luck!

ragdoll
03-05-2006, 02:34 PM
Catrock city? Sounds like a rockin' place to be? :D

whaaat?! :eek:

lol :scream: great start! the rock model is looking great! :thumbsup:


-rj

Rebeccak
03-05-2006, 03:27 PM
This is awesome! Good luck MM! :thumbsup:

Kid-Mesh
03-05-2006, 03:29 PM
Very interesting concept, ...."Cat Rock city" LOL...I'll be watching this.

MVDB
03-05-2006, 07:44 PM
makaron, 'CatRockCity' has to be clear. People have to notice it almost right away, so, don't know how much blur I'll use, but thanx a lot for your words! :)

cipher, cheers for that comment.. :)

Gunilla, thanx a lot!

Alberto_Ro, ;)

E.M.P.E.R.O.R., don't know about how much blur I will give it, texture isn't dun yet. I'll think about the color variation tho, thanx! :thumbsup:

burpy, appreciate it!

Nomad, fun, that's what's this challenge is about, right? ;)

BobbEr, hey there, thank you.. You've got a nice concept yourself! :)

3D_Explorer, I'll try and keep you come back and look for more..

dvelasco, it's gonna be all cartoony, but you'll see. ;)

Agamemnwn, well, good evening by now, sorry 'bout that.. thnx!

ziriguidum, glad you like it.

ragdoll, it's a 'rocking' place alright! :D cheers!

Rebeccak, thanx for dropping by and your comment.

Kid Mesh, thank you..

DimitrisLiatsos
03-06-2006, 07:26 AM
Yikes ..,another 5Der...who rocks da place. :)

Awesome idea ...i smiled when i saw your concept...it has that sweet emotion as if u are seeing a child movie where the adventure of a big journey begins... :thumbsup:

Have fun friend.

MVDB
03-06-2006, 04:03 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141664609_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141664609_large.jpg)

Started modeling the doghouse.

Roof still has to be done. then comes a little stylizing (proportions). Thought I'd post an update..

sfrey
03-06-2006, 04:12 PM
Nice beginning, looks very sweet! :)

OniricCreative
03-06-2006, 04:13 PM
oh I just love this doghouse!!! I know is still a wip model but ... nice modeling michael!! ;) Looking forward for the final :)

Alberto_Ro
03-06-2006, 04:25 PM
Very nice, Michael! :thumbsup:
The dog house is very well modelled!

se7enthcin
03-06-2006, 04:30 PM
Very nice man. It is looking great!

thebest
03-06-2006, 04:37 PM
cool keep going

JurajMolcak
03-06-2006, 05:15 PM
Yeah, this is nice progress. What about more kinda perspective deformation for the doghouse? :thumbsup:

DoInferno
03-07-2006, 02:10 AM
Ok man. I loved your concept, so i cant let you move on your image without telling you something thats bothering me. If you dont change, then its your choice, but ill have a clear conscience that i, at least talked to you about it.

I think your cat rock is too blured. It feels strange to me... Instead of telling you why, ill give to you a link that you probably read already, on the instructions page of the challenge. Anyway, here is what id like to say, and CGSociety people said better than i would:

Atmospheric Depth
Depth haze arises from the scattering of light by particles suspended in the air. The physics of scattering is well known and is worth noting. Scattering will reduce contrast but dos not blur the background image. Selective scattering and absorption of different wavelengths also leads to shifting of color towards the one background color.

So, to achieve atmospheric depth to an image all you have to do is add more of a single color with increasing depth. The color should be the same light color of the distant sky. The result is that the foreground is always darker with more contrast and saturation. With distance, the contrast drops and the image lightens towards the distant sky color - but things in the distance are not blurred.

You can have the blur, but it mimics lenses view, and thats not wrong, but i dont think its looking so good on your image as a focused "distant but kinda hard to see " rock would.... (just like on your sketch...)

I believe im complicating a simple thing im trying to say.... Here is the link...

http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/instructions.php

Stefan-Morrell
03-07-2006, 03:58 AM
the dog house is adorable,really nice work on modeling the planks,did you try leaning the doghouse back rather than forward?..I think that would help the composition alot.
I also think the 'catrock' is too blurred,though it's a only a wip & I'm sure you'll be working on that some more,

looking forward to seeing some colour in this,such a cool style you have :cool:

Cheers

Nakary
03-07-2006, 04:02 AM
Hi Michael,

Very funny idea, yous sketch looks great, and it is great that you already hit the modeling milestone, :) what an envy.

keep it up,. and good luck.

Gunilla
03-07-2006, 06:40 AM
Very nice modeling for the doghouse - sweet style :thumbsup:

makaron
03-07-2006, 07:26 AM
love that doghouse. like the style with nails missing and boards are look like they falling off soon... but as magic it still stands... :) and the touch with the bone above the door is original :applause: usally it is a dogsname there...

MVDB
03-07-2006, 08:16 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141723010_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141723010_large.jpg)

Here are some wires of the DogHouse.
Fixed the roof.. Details now

tilite
03-07-2006, 08:23 AM
Haha this is a great concept :D Love your modeling style to, great for this piece.

MVDB
03-07-2006, 08:31 AM
sfrey, thnx!

Loris_, thank ya! Pretty happy with it myself so far..

Alberto_Ro, se7enthcin, the best, cheers! thanks for dropping by.. :)

Oweron, yep, you're right, working on that, still a WIP you know. ;)

DoInferno, been worrying 'bout that myself, maybe there's not gonna be blur or DOF, still haven't decided yet. Appreciate it matey!

Stefan_Morrell, thanx! still working on it and haven't decided the pose for the DogHouse yet, bit more backwords would help a lot for the perspective POV, thnx for the words! ;)

Nakary, Gunilla,, thank you!

makaron, thanx a lot! yeah I know! or a board with some sort of name the've given the house, so.. there's still some option left heh? :beer:

^tilite , thanx, I'll try keep doing my best..

Matellis
03-07-2006, 08:48 AM
Hey Michael loving the cartoon style with this , no crits just keep up the great work :)

se7enthcin
03-07-2006, 08:50 AM
Still looking slick. I am so in trouble if I don't catch up with you :eek:

newellteapot
03-07-2006, 08:54 AM
I like the concept and the model of the house looks very cool!

Good luck!

Crin
03-07-2006, 09:01 AM
Lovely style you've got going here man! That dog house is fantastic! I was gonna tell you the roof was wrong but you beat me to it. :thumbsup:

mrdreamer
03-07-2006, 09:04 AM
The concept and models look very cool :thumbsup: Good luck to you!

soapy
03-07-2006, 02:38 PM
The sketch has loads of character and that doghouse is really fun. It looks like you have a good one going here! subscribed, cheers.

Agamemnwn
03-07-2006, 03:42 PM
great job on the doghouse michael it looks great :D

funkymunkey90
03-07-2006, 04:33 PM
Your concept is so simple and great all at the same time, the modeling on the dog hours it self is extremely detailed, cant wait to see it textured and lit.

makaron
03-07-2006, 04:36 PM
oh no!.. dont you dare to change that bone to something else... :twisted: haha...

Marcos_BorBa
03-07-2006, 04:55 PM
best threah so far! :love:

coochaki
03-07-2006, 04:59 PM
very nice concept , i like your idea
looking for more... .. .
:thumbsup:
good luck man!:thumbsup:

shakes
03-07-2006, 07:25 PM
that's a great toon style you've got there..the doghouse is beautifully modelled..the bone is a nice comic touch! look forward to more.

ODoul
03-07-2006, 07:31 PM
This is looking very good. Lots of style.

Kender
03-07-2006, 09:08 PM
I love ur concept and i dream ur render keep the simplicity of your rought

KangarooMan
03-07-2006, 10:11 PM
Hey great work on the modeling Michael, it really captures the style you have in your concept. And the style in general looks great! :applause: My only comment would be that the nails don't make indentations into the wood. And I think since you went through all of the trouble to model the wood grain in into the individual planks this little detail might add to the look. Anyway just my two cents. Keep up the excellent work!

Matt :)

DimitrisLiatsos
03-07-2006, 10:58 PM
This is one neat house....very nice work u do sir ! :)

grobouk
03-08-2006, 12:59 PM
thanks for comments, i love your 3d concept

MVDB
03-08-2006, 02:56 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141833358_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141833358_large.jpg)

Started modeling the (main character) little dog.

ODoul
03-08-2006, 02:59 PM
Cute, he looks like he's trying to be mean but I just want to go up and scratch his belly ... LOL

JackZhang
03-08-2006, 03:11 PM
lol this is so cute and lovely! keep it up i'm definitly following this one

makaron
03-08-2006, 03:21 PM
I can almost hear his *mumble* ... oO( I dont wanna go to the store... I dont wanna...) :applause:

authentic
03-08-2006, 03:31 PM
very clean model michael. NOthing to crit just wait for updates

Gunilla
03-08-2006, 03:47 PM
Beautiful model - no crits at all. Lovely style all over :thumbsup:

vader
03-08-2006, 04:26 PM
yeahh... excellent idea! i loved the sketch. the modelling is good too! :thumbsup:
good luck dude

Marcos_BorBa
03-08-2006, 04:29 PM
sweet model dude!!! would be possible some wire of the little dog? :bounce:

Stefan-Morrell
03-08-2006, 04:45 PM
Cute, he looks like he's trying to be mean but I just want to go up and scratch his belly ... LOL

that's exactly what I thought,lol..he's adorable

shakes
03-08-2006, 06:09 PM
fantastic Michael! very original character, and really cute and funny! nice clean modelling, too.

hobo
03-08-2006, 06:12 PM
I was going to say the lil dog looks real cute, but I've been beaten to it. Nevertheless he is cute, I had a feeling he would be :)

a-papantoniou
03-08-2006, 06:22 PM
The dog is neat! I love your process so far. The dog house is a character itself

JulianoCastro
03-08-2006, 06:30 PM
hey man...I love the concept, love the character design...very cool...good luck!!!

gregoo23
03-08-2006, 06:51 PM
The little dog rules:)

nelsonteixeira
03-08-2006, 07:06 PM
Reaaly Love de little Dog... so cute!!

Scied
03-08-2006, 07:33 PM
I like it very much either in terms of the design resolution you gave to the image, and the cartoon fell you pass to the modeling and in terms of idea too, I found it very interesting the journey of an unwanted dog trhu the city of cats. The hole Idea of abandon / independent age and the controverses, those unfriendly tipes we must face in our life journey is well depict on the image! I cant wait to see more!

thebest
03-08-2006, 07:58 PM
cool modeling

cheez
03-08-2006, 10:59 PM
good job man...:thumbsup:
i like very much ur idea...cant w8 to see it finished !
nice character design
good luck...

funkymunkey90
03-09-2006, 01:01 AM
thats so amazing!!! are you going to keep it smooth and toonshade it or are you going to addhair and fur?

kreuz
03-09-2006, 05:50 AM
wow , i love your concept and the sketch is so funny , and great modeling so far , wait your next update , keep the good work , i am going to watch your environment:thumbsup:

MVDB
03-09-2006, 07:32 AM
Matellis , thanks Matt!
se7enthcin , haha... I hear ya! better hurry then! :D
monica-taddei, hey Monica, thnx a lot
Crin, just trying to post some progress.. the roof wasn't finished then, but am glad I beat you to it. cheers Michael.
mrdreamer, soapy, thanx for dropping by guys!
Agamemnwn thank you Jannis.
funkymunkey90, thanks James.. I can't hardly wait myself. hehe
makaron, no no Mona, I will not change that bone, it'll stay right there where it belongs, k?
Marcos_BorBa, hey Marcos! thanx man! you're making me :blush: appreciate it!
coochaki, shakes, thnks for those words guys!
3D_Explorer, ;)
Kender, hey Riera, that's what I'm going for!
mmbenya, hey there Matt, keep those two cents coming! I'll look into that, appreciate it man!
DimitrisLiatsos, grobouk, I'll just try keep you coming back for more, thanks

my post of modeling the little dog:

3D_Explorer, hehehe, thanx! going for cute with a mad/anoyd look on his face.
JackZhang, thank you Jack
makaron, yeah! I maybe want to model the textballoon also, you know, with a lightnin B, a bomb, etc . would be cool tho, right? maybe I'll do..
thanks Vincent, Gunilla and vader
Marcos, yeah, I'll do that. it'll be with the next update, k?
Stefan_Morrell, shakes, hobo, appreciate it! cheers..
a-papantoniou, thanx for those nice words! :wavey:
Juliano, Gregory, Nelson, Fabio, Antone, Makis, thanks for looking and taking the time to comment!
funkymunkey90, hey James, it's not gonna be toonshaded or with hair/fur. It will look smoooooooth tho! :D
kreuz, :thumbsup:

Elsie
03-09-2006, 08:06 AM
Oh Michael, it's looking so awesome :applause: this thread makes me smile whenever I come visit, heh. Can't wait for more!

thepineman
03-09-2006, 08:47 AM
i like the design of this dog i think it will look nice when textured

Russel-Nash
03-09-2006, 09:20 AM
Looks really great. :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see more.

Russel

MVDB
03-09-2006, 11:58 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141909121_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1141909121_large.jpg)

here are some wires of the little dog..

maybe I'll put an textballoon over this little fella's head with some bad symbols, like a lightnin' B, a bomb, a cloud, etc. Makes it even more cartoon!

Kid-Mesh
03-09-2006, 01:11 PM
Skills bro skills....loving the dog right now hahahah very nice :thumbsup:

DimitrisLiatsos
03-09-2006, 01:27 PM
Hehehe...a dog really pissed ...heeheheh...awesome stuff...man..already one of my favourite threads... :bounce: :bounce:

OniricCreative
03-09-2006, 01:44 PM
Looking good there Michael!!! Love the dog. So sweet!! hehhehe And yeah, I would really like it with some balloons over his head. A 3D cartoon. Will be sweet!! Keep up.

thebest
03-09-2006, 01:44 PM
hahaha cool bone keep going

monsitj
03-09-2006, 01:46 PM
very cute! nice style! give us more!!!

makaron
03-09-2006, 03:08 PM
maybe I'll put an textballoon over this little fella's head with some bad symbols, like a lightnin' B, a bomb, a cloud, etc. Makes it even more cartoon!

would be nice to see how that looks... :bounce:

luigithekid
03-09-2006, 03:50 PM
All the modelling looks awesome. Nice concept.

ziriguidum
03-09-2006, 03:56 PM
haha. Funny dog. Do you use fur in final image?

Alberto_Ro
03-09-2006, 04:08 PM
That dog is really cool, his mood is very funny! :D
I like the cartoonish style of modeling you choosed for this project!

varma
03-09-2006, 04:47 PM
I really like all the aspects of this concept! Brilliant!
:thumbsup:

MVDB
03-09-2006, 07:24 PM
Kid-Mesh, thanx, appreciate it!
DimitrisLiatsos, thanks buddy, I'll do my best..
monsitj, a lot of work has to be done also, I'll try and update soon, k?
makaron, k, some other stuff first, but you'll be seeing it shortly..
luigithekid, cheers for the nice words..
ziriguidum, naah, don't think so, but never say never!
Alberto_Ro, thanx, honoustly this is what I do best (I think), cartoons
varma, appreciate such a nice comment, thnx!

Lot a work has to be done over the weekend, but still I try to update soon. :wavey:

gpepper
03-09-2006, 08:48 PM
The dog is great ! Good expression on its face ! :applause:

Agamemnwn
03-09-2006, 09:14 PM
awesome modelling :D it going to get some time to get my skill s to your standard michael but u are definetely and ispiration to watch and learn :D

stefgrafx
03-09-2006, 09:21 PM
Very nice cartoony character :)

SweD
03-09-2006, 09:29 PM
very cute little dog ! so expressive ! I like it very much ! :thumbsup:

se7enthcin
03-09-2006, 11:47 PM
Hey michael, what software are you using?

Love the expression!

MVDB
03-10-2006, 10:56 AM
gpepper, Agamemnwn, stefgrafx, SweD, se7enthcin, thanx a lot for the nice words. Appreciate it you dropping by and comment.

Agamemnwn, awww thanx, you made me :blush: again!

se7enthcin, I now use Lightwave and ZBrush, there's a lot of other great 3d software I want to explore tho, like XSI, Modo, so the road ahead is long..

tuck
03-10-2006, 03:17 PM
hey man,
thanks for checkin out my entry!
I like your character design.:thumbsup:

varma
03-10-2006, 03:26 PM
Very cute dog! will it have fur? The concept is sp far my fav.!
Good luck!

sergioKomic
03-10-2006, 03:38 PM
The dog is excellent!*****

mdavid
03-10-2006, 11:19 PM
It's pretty obvious by the number of replies that I'm not the only one who likes your style a lot. Good luck

se7enthcin
03-11-2006, 01:06 AM
Fair enough. I think you would like modo. You should try out the demo. I was sold on that program in the first five minutes. Honestly, five minutes is all it takes. XSI is pretty cool but I do not think it could replace my maya. I recomend you try both of them because each user likes different things. :thumbsup:

kirouac
03-11-2006, 05:28 AM
Ya ! nice start :P i didn't choose my idea yet and u are already in the modelisation stage ! wow .

Great sketch and idea! I luv cartoon style, maybe i'll take this kind of approch too for my entry. If u have time maybe u can model his mother saying him goodbye( just an idea like that).

Thx for passing on my thread too.

Good luck dude !

MVDB
03-11-2006, 03:32 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142094722_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142094722_large.jpg)

modeled the car (carrier, dunno how to call it) with some milkbottles (maybe there will be three) behind the dog.

Still has to be stylized, lines are to straight for now, but, here's where I am so far..

se7enthcin
03-11-2006, 03:49 PM
We usually call the car a "fifth wheel." At any rate. Keep going man!

Alberto_Ro
03-11-2006, 04:02 PM
Very nice!

thebest
03-11-2006, 04:03 PM
keeo going :bounce: :thumbsup:

Stefan-Morrell
03-11-2006, 04:09 PM
great stuff,I love all the curves on the dog house...never a straight line in sight!.

Cheers!

Banjowanjo
03-11-2006, 04:36 PM
lovely concept and excellent cartoon style ! the dog is so cute. I prefer the dog's head's shape of the concept but the 3d one looks more agressive (and yet just as cute). very nice.

varma
03-11-2006, 05:29 PM
Still my best fav. best thread! you got my vote, man!
:buttrock:

DaddyMack
03-11-2006, 05:49 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142094722_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142094722_large.jpg)

modeled the car (carrier, dunno how to call it) with some milkbottles (maybe there will be three) behind the dog.

Still has to be stylized, lines are to straight for now, but, here's where I am so far..

The planks and stylin on the doghouse are killer Michael:thumbsup: LYW... How did you make the planks?

I think the dawgs head is really well communicated but maybe the ears could be thicker and I think his body could benefit from being a little wider, especially on his back end to break up the uniformity a little...

...Hope it's OK for me to critique... Anyways... I've just unfolded my old lawn chair so I can stay in the yard and watch this evolve... Rock on:buttrock:

ODoul
03-11-2006, 05:52 PM
Yea, this is gonna be a good one. Nice style.

JDPinto
03-11-2006, 06:52 PM
Looks very promising! Subscribed. :thumbsup:

MVDB
03-11-2006, 08:37 PM
tuck, cheers, glad you like it..

varma, still have to decide if the dog would have some fur..., haven't made up my mind... You'll have to be patient :D Thanx!

sergioKomic, appreciate it.. ;)

mdavid, yes, I know and it means a lot, Realy overwhelming, it's a great feeling :bounce:

se7enthcin, thanx for that, I already did try the modo demo, but a month was to short, I didn't have time to fully enjoy it, what I did btw. Going for the extension of the demo, but I'm very busy, so hope I can explore it more... Oh.. fifth wheel, k! Thanx for that!

dominikmk, I have been thinking of modeling his mother, and I guess I'm going for it.. Still a lot of work to be done with the main character.. thank you!

Alberto_Ro, :beer: mate

the best, thank you!

Stefan_Morrell, well that's what I'm going for! the fifth wheel is going to look like the doghouse to, it's just to straight now! Thanks man!

Banjowanjo, when I'm done modeling, posing and texturing the dogs head will be turned slightly, this is why the head isn't like the concept yet.. also didn't want to it make that cute.. thanks!

varma, thnx! aren't you in the judging? :D I need people like you!

DaddyMack, I hope you will enjoy the ride! Thanx! No problem, critz is what I need! Makes this picture even better I think. I'll try that with the dogs body.. cheers!

3D_Explorer, thanx for dropping by and taking the time to comment! ;)

JDPinto, cheers!

unwrap
03-11-2006, 10:14 PM
I love how you're putting it all together so nicely :thumbsup: .

GonzaloGolpe
03-11-2006, 11:06 PM
Hellouuu Michael!:thumbsup: Hey, I like your idea so much, lol!Ill keep on watching to your progress on it hehe, poor little doggy:thumbsup:

▒Zalo▒

ecura
03-11-2006, 11:33 PM
Its fantastic! Its got all the right elements to it.

sonicstrawbery
03-12-2006, 12:13 PM
Very nice modelig, the dogs is looking good.keep it up :)

shakes
03-12-2006, 06:18 PM
looks superb Micael..fabulous cartoon style..the modelling rocks! love that doghouse

elmasfeo
03-12-2006, 06:28 PM
:drool: ...great stuff Michael....

the door of the house maybe looks a bit small for me, but I cannot think of anything else, it looks so good...

ihamid
03-12-2006, 06:38 PM
hiya Michael thats , the modeling goes veru well with the sketch! nice work mate !
keep going!

Sneakybunny
03-12-2006, 06:48 PM
very cute micheal:bounce: keep it up :thumbsup:

ragdoll
03-12-2006, 07:52 PM
this one is very promising as well! love the progress on it! keep it up! :thumbsup:


-rj

OniricCreative
03-12-2006, 08:40 PM
hehe.. thats one bad ass dog!!! :D Modeling looks good michael. keep up. :thumbsup:

Hoju
03-13-2006, 03:41 AM
Excellent work, Michael. I love the way youve modelled the wood grain into the planks; just the right amount of detail where its required. Im keen to see how youll deal with texturing and the final look of the piece.:thumbsup:

Joblh
03-13-2006, 10:32 AM
Very nice modelling, you're born for this cartoon style! :thumbsup:

LEON_25
03-13-2006, 11:37 AM
I like the idea! it`s funny!
Well modelled so far! I like the dog`s face :D
Good luck!

MVDB
03-13-2006, 04:19 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142270382_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142270382_large.jpg)

modeling a part of the fence, chimney and pully.. There will be a rope around the pully with at the end a hook, or to clichE? Maybe a bucket?!.. dunno yet.
Nails in de front of the house are to big, just noticed, I'll fix that next..

here's the update..

a-papantoniou
03-13-2006, 04:21 PM
Like I said before, the dog house you created has a life of its own. I consider it more as a character of your still, than a prop.

Stefan-Morrell
03-13-2006, 04:24 PM
a bucket does sound good,though with your style I think either will be just as good :)
nice work on the wood planks,& post some wires too if you can,I like seeing how your making these shapes

Cheers
Stefan

thebest
03-13-2006, 05:16 PM
cool updates :thumbsup:

shakes
03-13-2006, 06:34 PM
another detail nut! love it! totally perfect toon modelling mate.

makaron
03-13-2006, 07:00 PM
a bucket can be of use... to store all those milkbottles in :p

MVDB
03-14-2006, 05:50 AM
sergage, glad you still like it! Thanx.

Gonzalo Golpe, yeah, haha poor little dog indeed. didn't saw this one coming heh? :D

ecura, awww thank you.. ;)

cipher, I'll try and do my best, thnx for dropping by..

shakes, I'm starting to love the doghouse myself! thanx ;)

elmasfeo, the door, yeah, that's because of the big head of the dog, but he'll fit in
there, maybe I'll strech it up slightly, cheers mate!

yunisirees, no1gashuffer, ragdoll, Loris_, :) thanks a lot!

Hoju, the wood was done pretty easy, I'll show some wires next time I update.. ;)

Job., LEON_25, appreciate the nice words..

a-papantoniou, haha, thnx, you're right. House is getting better and better..

Stefan-Morrell, the bucket will be modeled, I'll show ya in a next update along with some wires, k? wooden planks are pretty easy, you'll see. Thanx!

the best, shakes, thanx guys ;)

makaron, been thinking about that, but maybe not for the bottles, there's gonna be something else.. cheers Mona!

makaron
03-14-2006, 07:35 AM
makaron, been thinking about that, but maybe not for the bottles, there's gonna be something else.. cheers Mona!

hmm.. thats not fair... you have to tell what.. :curious: now I have to sit here and guess... haha

.oO( for nails and hammer, to repair the doghouse? to keep the petcat in? maybe for the mail? or for mummydogs curles? worms for fishing? or milkmoney?)

authentic
03-14-2006, 08:14 AM
excellent. Will the dog have his name on it ??

wesa
03-14-2006, 09:20 AM
You have got some work done I see! Fantastic work!
I really like your concept! Cool and cute modells!
Keep it up! No crits from me, man!
:bounce:

MVDB
03-14-2006, 03:04 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142352290_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142352290_large.jpg)

Hey all, been modeling the textballoon and the bomb..

what do you think? Should I make a flat texture (draw the bomb in 2D) and past it on the balloon? Or go with this.. Hope you'll comment Cheers!

authentic
03-14-2006, 03:44 PM
excellent with this style of bubble I think.

makaron
03-14-2006, 04:32 PM
maybe the 3D makes it better in a "3D picture" but I really like the 2D version... I vote on that... 2D :)

JurajMolcak
03-14-2006, 04:33 PM
Ha ha ha, man, this is first real 3D comics bubble Ive ever seen :scream: Go with this style. BTW, very nice progressing in here. What do you think about to thick ears just a little? :thumbsup:

Gunilla
03-14-2006, 05:22 PM
Love every stpe of this - the dog house is fantastic! :thumbsup:

ODoul
03-14-2006, 05:44 PM
Not much to say. One of my favorites!

shakes
03-15-2006, 06:14 PM
I'd definitely do a 2d balloon if I was doing this-I don't think 3d speech balloons work, or are necessary. lookin cute !

thebest
03-15-2006, 08:12 PM
cool updates

MVDB
03-16-2006, 11:02 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142510564_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9673/9673_1142510564_large.jpg)

Modeled the bucket and a 'know-it-all'-bird, The bird will point his finger/wing just like the mother (humor element), where the little fella should go get the milk..

makaron
03-16-2006, 11:14 AM
know-it-all-bird... and a gnag-to-a-mother... no wonder that doggy thinking bombs... :bounce:
perfect touch :thumbsup:

thebest
03-16-2006, 12:26 PM
funny and cool idea keep going :thumbsup:

DimitrisLiatsos
03-16-2006, 12:45 PM
The "know it - all - bird"...is totally ....the best ever :) :bounce: . Just look at that expression..wahhaaaaaaaaa :scream: .


Awesome, awesome...hahahahah .

hobo
03-16-2006, 01:27 PM
Every time I look at this entry something makes me smile.

tuck
03-16-2006, 02:34 PM
Looking good.
I like the new details keep going:)

MVDB
03-16-2006, 07:18 PM
authentic, makaron, Oweron, Gunilla, 3D_Explorer, shakes, the best, DimitrisLiatsos, hobo, tuck, thank you all for the nice words! appreciate it very much. :thumbsup:
I'll be out for the weekend, so no updates from me.. see ya next week!
And keep those poly's flowing! :buttrock:

Art2
03-17-2006, 06:30 AM
Great modelling and great looking characters Michael! :thumbsup:

se7enthcin
03-17-2006, 08:17 AM
Cute bird! :thumbsup:

Hoju
03-19-2006, 11:17 AM
Yes, the bird is the perfect touch and very expressive.:applause:

varma
03-19-2006, 11:42 AM
Cute bird and nice expression! I really like the sense of curviness to those planks! It's very
soft and articulated! Can't wait to see how texturing would bring more life to it all!
Still a fan!
:)

JulianoCastro
03-19-2006, 12:38 PM
very funny bird!

shakes
03-19-2006, 06:34 PM
cute bird Michael! all looking great.

smallone3d
03-20-2006, 02:07 AM
Hey Michael


love the bird here too. The expression on the eyes, yes, keep that!
The house looks, so, well so cartoony...great!
The nails, some are in more than others, that is a very good touch.

Cesar

:thumbsup:

coochaki
03-20-2006, 04:20 AM
very nice characters:thumbsup:
looking for more... .. .
good luck
:scream:

kreuz
03-20-2006, 04:29 AM
so cute, i love the chicken!:scream:

Zapan
03-20-2006, 09:43 PM
Ouh droppin' by here a little late !

Really awesome style you're going on ! that birdie totally cracks me up ! :scream:

Keep up the great work , I'm soo gonna follow this from now !

cheers ,

-Zapan

DaVee
03-20-2006, 10:43 PM
ho yeah, i've seen your last pictures yesterday, I like it so much, cartoony style or i should say "tex Avery" style. Plank, tank, and "tchip-tchip":) are nicely done.

see Next.

David.

Agamemnwn
03-21-2006, 09:27 AM
i like the birds expression . its so funny :D great job Michael . looking awesome :D

oceanbluesky
03-21-2006, 06:11 PM
Interesting concept Michael -- looking forward to seeing more, good luck!

se7enthcin
03-28-2006, 07:01 AM
It's been a long weekend :eek:

Gunilla
03-30-2006, 01:07 PM
Yeah - long time with no updates here... you're not going to abandon your little doggie, are you? :wavey:

Nomad
03-30-2006, 02:27 PM
Exellent and fuuuunny:applause:


I`m looking forward for more... especially coloring :bounce:

Great work :thumbsup:

gpepper
03-30-2006, 03:15 PM
Just excellent ! Great style on your characters ! :bounce:

MVDB
03-31-2006, 08:28 AM
Hoju
Thanx! bird will only be a small part of the image tho, but it's nice to have some humerous elements I think!

Art2
Thanx Marlon, I do my best, tho I think it wont be good enough seeing all these master modelers around me!

Hoju :)
cheers!

varma
still have to wait a little longer, been very busy those last weeks.. texturing is coming tho..

JulianoCastro
thank you Juliano!

shakes
cheers John! appreciate the comment..

smallone3d
Thank you cesar!

coochaki
Appreciate it Mohammad..

kreuz
hehe, a bit your style too heh?

Zapan
thanx Stphane! never to late I always say! thanx for your nice words..

DaVee
cheers David!

gamemnwn
thank ya Jannis, I think the bird is just right with this expression heh? He made me laugh too when I was designing him.. :D

oceanbluesky
appreciate it Eric

se7enthcin
Hey Andrew, there's been some delayment, cause of busy-ness with my work, there's a lot to be done and you know how it goes when you have to choose between pleasure and salary(making money for survival). Hope I can get back to my modeler soon! cheers!

Gunilla
Hey Gunilla, no, no... not going to abandon this little doggy. He's waiting for me tho.. hehe!

Nomad
hey Maciej, thanx!

gpepper
thanx for dropping by Gilles and leaving some words..

Tigrenka
03-31-2006, 09:07 AM
Nice idea! Funny scetch!

oceanbluesky
04-02-2006, 12:41 AM
nice cartoonish details in the warping and twists of your wood planks, nails, pipes and such

alvin-cgi
04-02-2006, 01:35 PM
I really like the cartoonish style you have, want to see more...:)



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)

ODoul
04-02-2006, 02:04 PM
Cute little bird! Still one of my faves!

Womball
04-02-2006, 03:48 PM
This is coming along very nicely! The detail are amazing! Cute bird too.

unwrap
04-18-2006, 01:34 AM
Come on Mike, I'm looking forward to your final very much you see. :love:I love your concept.

gpepper
05-03-2006, 09:36 AM
Hey Michael, no update since a long time ! Where are U ? Don't tell us you give up the fight ?

varma
05-04-2006, 08:51 AM
I agree, this concept is too good to be abandoned! Please give us some more, if you can spare the time!
:cry:

MVDB
05-05-2006, 12:01 PM
I'd like to thank everybody for supporting while it lasted..
I'm sorry to say I think I won't be able to finish, the job is holding me back with the always anoying deadlines and those last weeks I'm working on a big project that's takin' all my spare time too... So, hope to be back in time.. but if I'm not, :shrug: please don't shoot me! :sad:
Thanx again for the words and support! ;)

hobo
05-05-2006, 12:09 PM
If you do have to give it up it's a great shame.

But the family dinner comes first ....

mdavid
05-05-2006, 12:45 PM
It's a sign of how wonderful your work is that you have so many keen followers on your thread - me included. But like hobo said, putting meals on the table comes first. I sure know what it's like to be dragged away from the things you enjoy doing by the realities of work, and I bet most of the other folks here do too. Good luck with those deadlines Michael

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