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alvin-cgi
02-28-2006, 09:43 AM
Alvin Tea is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9680)

Latest Update: Final Image: Aliyah's diary
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148635703_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3581625#post3581625)

alvin-cgi
02-28-2006, 09:52 AM
Hi every one... I am back:scream: !

Good luck to all of you:thumbsup: ... yeeeehaaaaaa:scream: :scream: :scream:

alvin-cgi
03-01-2006, 12:45 PM
thinking, thinking, thinking...:wip:






:lightbulbI think I have some ideas now...:p will post concepts soooon...hehe.

alvin-cgi
03-03-2006, 10:54 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141383258_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141383258_large.jpg)

For this challenge, I will have a child(or two children?) as the main character(will be a girl)than combine her with the stories behind... war, new land and journey. The time could be far future or past isn't matter...

1. Here is my very 1st rough sketch, a girl(or two?) walking together follow the large crowd in front... a journey to a promised land...

2. A little girl with arm(machine gun)... she lost her home because of wars, she try to find her family, a hope leading her to a unknown land(future)... she is a soldier... a toy soldier.

I still other ideas in mind, but need little time to tidy up... What do you guys think of these?? I know these two isn't a wow ideas(yet), but how to make them interesting is a challenge for me... cheers Alvin

robobot
03-03-2006, 11:16 AM
Great idea!! Lots of material to work on. Good luck! :thumbsup:

alvin-cgi
03-04-2006, 02:28 AM
Thanks robobot.

msteinert
03-04-2006, 02:38 AM
Appear that they leave your past, and are looking for new ways in his lifes. I like!

alvin-cgi
03-04-2006, 11:07 AM
Thanks msteinert, glad you like it.:cool:


I just finished another two sketchs, will post here soon... cheers

alvin-cgi
03-04-2006, 11:33 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141471991_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141471991_large.jpg)

These are the new sketchs I have just done, one is actually re-work from first sketch, I have took one child off and changed to new angle... The other one(girl with machine gun) is the second concept, a "toy soldier". Any comment are welcome. Cheers

alvin-cgi
03-04-2006, 11:34 AM
uploading the second sketch soon...:wip:

alvin-cgi
03-04-2006, 11:43 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141472588_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141472588_large.jpg)

Here is the sketch of second concept, the toy soldier... cheers

mmoir
03-04-2006, 02:08 PM
Hey Alvin,

The 2nd last sketch is looking the best to me, the one with her looking directly at the viewer. The pose and facial expression is very strong in this one.:thumbsup: Good luck with this.

blueferret
03-05-2006, 09:24 AM
Nice sketches alvin_cgi.....looks like a cool concept....goodluck !:thumbsup:

alvin-cgi
03-05-2006, 09:59 AM
mmoir,
Thanks, I like that one too, but I still haven't decide which one to go for... may be start modeling first and decide later.:)

blueferret,
Thanks, glad you like it.:)

alvin-cgi
03-05-2006, 10:32 AM
Just got an idea... I will add a huge building behind, this make it more contrast to foreground and help the story...
Will post the new sketch soon:) cheers

blueferret
03-05-2006, 10:37 AM
That sounds cool.....can't wait to see...............

alvin-cgi
03-05-2006, 10:45 PM
Thanks blueferret.:)

alvin-cgi
03-06-2006, 11:43 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141645410_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141645410_large.jpg)

This is the new sketch of the concept, I am thinking adding a huge object(building...)for background to enhanced the contrast. Any coment welcome.

Cheers

alvin-cgi
03-07-2006, 09:18 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141723099_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141723099_large.jpg)

Here is no.5 sketch... adding some falling buildings at the back... I think this would be the last sketch. comment please...

cheers
Alvin

alvin-cgi
03-08-2006, 02:39 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141785580_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141785580_large.jpg)

Here's the first modeling in progress, basically my daughter is the reference for the model's head, I will post any further progress once it done.

Cheers Alvin

Sneakybunny
03-08-2006, 02:52 AM
nice one , go middle earth!!! (im starting to see a heap of kiwi running around in cg talk now rock on. :buttrock:

Vedic-kings
03-08-2006, 03:36 AM
Good start on the face:)

Keep going!

alvin-cgi
03-08-2006, 08:44 AM
nice one , go middle earth!!! (im starting to see a heap of kiwi running around in cg talk now rock on. :buttrock:

Thanks mate, good to see you around.:)

alvin-cgi
03-08-2006, 10:14 AM
Good start on the face:)

Keep going!

Thanks man.:) :)

msteinert
03-08-2006, 10:52 AM
Nice modeling. I'm trying to do something like that (someday). :)

Cheers.

alvin-cgi
03-08-2006, 08:55 PM
Thanks msteinert:)

alvin-cgi
03-10-2006, 12:41 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141951263_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1141951263_large.jpg)

Updated model head, here is the finish of the child's head... some little details work still need to be done, but over all I am pretty happy with it now. cheers Alvin

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alvin-cgi
03-15-2006, 11:49 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1142423392_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1142423392_large.jpg)

Finally got time to do some works... here is the base model just finish(with out details yet). I now need to work on her hair...


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alvin-cgi
03-16-2006, 07:59 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1142495954_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1142495954_large.jpg)

Just a quick render out the model...
All comments welcome.

alvin-cgi
03-17-2006, 03:08 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1142564901_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1142564901_large.jpg)

Here's finished cloth model, I tried to keep it simple and clean...
Any comment welcome. Cheers

bkeiser3d
03-17-2006, 03:50 AM
I just finally looked at your stuff and read a few of your comments, looks great and I was thinking, :lightbulb it's funny how ours kids make it into our work. Anyways keep it up.

Ordibble-Plop
03-17-2006, 03:51 AM
Fine modelling and nice presentation.

You know, my favourite sketch of yours is still the second one. It has an air of loneliness and great mood as if she is reluctantly letting go of what she is leaving behind.

To give her context, maybe you could use another prop in front of her, like another toy that is burnt and smouldering.

I like the doll at her belt - travel light with only the essentials

stavrevstefan
03-17-2006, 04:43 AM
Hey Bro

I like where this is going...

Good luck

alvin-cgi
03-19-2006, 11:13 AM
Thanks, bkeiser3d:)

Thsnks, Stefan Stavrev:)

Hi Ordibble P. Lop,
Thanks for your time!
Yes, scond sketch were the favourite... then I decided to add some "prop" to make it
contrast to forground, and with an air(smoke).
Thanks for the good suggestion, I will look at to add something in front of her as you suggested. Cheers Alvin:)


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alvin-cgi
03-22-2006, 02:27 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1142994447_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1142994447_large.jpg)

Hi, here is 1st post of hair study, getting to what I am look for...

cheers

alvin-cgi
03-23-2006, 12:15 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143072946_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143072946_large.jpg)

Just finished modelling doll, here it is... all comment welcome.

cheers

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alvin-cgi
03-29-2006, 02:12 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143641569_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143641569_large.jpg)

Finally got time to do some works... here is the building I just finished, will post more later. cheers


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alvin-cgi
03-30-2006, 05:01 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143694891_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143694891_large.jpg)

Here are the another WIP of the buidling design, comment welcome.

cheers

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alvin-cgi
03-31-2006, 01:55 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143813356_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143813356_large.jpg)

...finished the main building construction work... more to come.

cheers

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alvin-cgi
04-01-2006, 02:32 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143858765_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143858765_large.jpg)

building update... all comments welcome. cheers

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ThierryS
04-01-2006, 03:31 PM
Powerful concept you got there and the modeling sofar is very good, so all my best to you man! Will keep an eye on your thread!:thumbsup:

alvin-cgi
04-01-2006, 10:10 PM
Thanks!!:)


And all the best to yours as well, I have bookmark your also.:)

alvin-cgi
04-02-2006, 02:50 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143985844_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1143985844_large.jpg)

yeah... this is the second part of the building model just done, it falling one... you know...

cheers

alvin-cgi
04-03-2006, 01:45 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144068341_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144068341_large.jpg)

This is not so much a shading, but just did this for testing... I have rendered this with ambient occlusion effect on to see the model looks like. ambient occlusion does a good job on it surface, I think I will combime this AO in the final image... will see. comment welcome.

cheers

Nothingness
04-03-2006, 01:53 PM
hey alvin_cgi,

nice looking concept! Was that a gun she was carrying in one of your early sketches? Would be fun if she was dragging along a toy-version of it.
Also, would it be too late to change the cheeks of the face? The head looks rather nice for a joung shild, only i find the cheeks a bit wide. Maybe push them a bit backwars as well.

The clothing looks clean as well. All will depend on the textures. I could only suggest adding some foldings. Not much work though: just add a loop inbetween 2 existing ones, and pull them forward with a dropoff to the sides. These could give some more dimention to the feeling of the clothes.

You could always try it with the puppet as well :argh:

The buildings are comming along nicely. I am a sucker for gothic architecture. But it's great you're developping something different.

CGzero
04-03-2006, 09:05 PM
WHOA!!
Alvin, your modeling and you idea Rocks!!!

reminds me a little of the legend of zelda, very awsome!!
i cant wait to see more progress on this one. :P

alvin-cgi
04-04-2006, 02:21 PM
Thanks CGzero


Nothingness
Thanks for your times.
I went for the comcept 1, a girl walking toward a promised land etc, not the one with the gun...
I was traced her out from my daughter head. Yes, her cheeks may looks a bit wide, I will see what looks like when her hair on.
Thanks for suggested of cloth foldings, I will add foldings on after textures done, just that I found much easier to apply textures with foldings first, and the poppet as well.

Cheers

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alvin-cgi
04-04-2006, 11:38 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144190298_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144190298_large.jpg)

Here is second test of ambient occlusion result...
cheers

alvin-cgi
04-07-2006, 01:04 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144368246_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144368246_large.jpg)

I just some compositing test... few more to come... cheers

comment welcome!

Vedic-kings
04-07-2006, 04:29 AM
Looking good:)

I would say A or C.

Keep it up man:thumbsup:

alvin-cgi
04-07-2006, 06:47 AM
Thanks Vedic-kings, I will upload few more to see what you guys thinks!

Cheers:)

alvin-cgi
04-07-2006, 12:57 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144411021_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144411021_large.jpg)

here are few more... cheers

alvin-cgi
04-08-2006, 02:45 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144460738_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144460738_large.jpg)

here are last 4... any comment are welcome. cheers

alvin-cgi
04-11-2006, 02:21 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144761706_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1144761706_large.jpg)

Just did this quick render to see the cloths folding. cheers


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alvin-cgi
04-17-2006, 03:20 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145240429_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145240429_large.jpg)

hair samples updates...

cheers

alvin-cgi
04-17-2006, 02:30 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145280650_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145280650_large.jpg)

more updates on hair samples... cheers

alvin-cgi
04-18-2006, 03:14 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145326480_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145326480_large.jpg)

here are few more hair samples... cheers

alvin-cgi
04-18-2006, 03:15 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145369745_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145369745_large.jpg)

Eyes are the windows to the soul... comment welcome.

cheers

alvin-cgi
04-20-2006, 12:28 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145489282_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145489282_large.jpg)

skin textures test, no bump map or anything yet just colour map...

cheers

alvin-cgi
04-20-2006, 11:36 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145529410_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145529410_large.jpg)

bump, translucency, specular and reflection map added.


cheers

alvin-cgi
04-21-2006, 12:16 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145575007_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145575007_large.jpg)

just finished both arms texture!

cheers

oceanbluesky
04-21-2006, 02:35 AM
EXCELLENT CONCEPT!! Really exciting -- not the typical sprites, dwarves, and gnomes ridding turtles kind of thing -- very anxious to see where you go with this. The character model you just posted is deeply disturbing, which is I guess the look you are trying to achieve. Really good work. Very high-concept. Good luck!

FlaminGlow
04-21-2006, 01:22 PM
great character, good luck.

alvin-cgi
04-22-2006, 03:50 AM
oceanbluesky, thanks for your times, yes, it is something difference I try to achieve, I hope I can do it... like from the earlier post, "it is not the wow ideas but how to make it interesting...

Thanks FlaminGlow.

donShole
04-22-2006, 04:16 PM
Hey there alvin, this is inspiring work! I really loved your concept and execution so far. IMO it works really great without a gun. All the best.

alvin-cgi
04-23-2006, 12:06 AM
Hi donShole, thanks for your times!:cool:

alvin-cgi
04-23-2006, 11:56 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145832961_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145832961_large.jpg)

Here is the cloth texturing so far... the fur need more refine, will post update soon. cheers

alvin-cgi
04-25-2006, 12:01 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145919715_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1145919715_large.jpg)

Final texturing for girl's cloth, bag, hair and skin etc. comment welcome...

cheers

theWOODman
04-25-2006, 12:04 AM
Love your texturing, looks great! I like the colors and attention to detail.

The WOODman gives 2 thumbs up in Z formation :thumbsup::thumbsup:

alvin-cgi
04-25-2006, 11:11 AM
Thanks WOODY, thanks for your time, your one is also rock!!:thumbsup:

alvin-cgi
04-26-2006, 12:47 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146008827_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146008827_large.jpg)

Puppet textures updates... cheers

alvin-cgi
04-26-2006, 11:28 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146047290_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146047290_large.jpg)

Here is the completed puppet texture, some final re-touch needed, but I won't worry too much as it only be small... cheers

donShole
04-26-2006, 06:35 PM
I love your texture work. Maybe the hands and feet of the doll could be the same materials as its head?

Gunilla
04-26-2006, 06:45 PM
Amazing texture work and a really nice concept for this - can't believe I haven't seen this until now. Really good work :thumbsup:

alvin-cgi
04-27-2006, 12:03 AM
Thanks donShole, good suggestion, I will try that, thank you:)

alvin-cgi
04-27-2006, 09:46 AM
Thanks Gunilla, thanks for your time!!:)

alvin-cgi
04-28-2006, 12:58 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146182312_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146182312_large.jpg)

texturing for collapsed building...

cheers

mdavid
04-28-2006, 05:40 AM
It's been a while since I've dropped by this thread and I'm amazed to see what you've done. The modeling and texturing are superb. Really nice building design too

alvin-cgi
04-28-2006, 01:30 PM
Thanks Mark!:)

lostcat
04-28-2006, 09:03 PM
The textures on this wall are very nice,
I also like the child modeling and texturing, there's only her face cheek that sort of feels a little off.
keep up the good work!

ChewyPixels
04-28-2006, 09:14 PM
Impressive work on the buildings! :thumbsup:

Since the buildings are supposed to be collapsed, you should add some major damage to them. BREAK THEM APART! :D

alvin-cgi
04-29-2006, 12:27 PM
Thanks lostcat, I will have a look on her cheek see what can be done.:)



Jedi-Juice, thanks for your time and your suggestion... yes, break it apart could be good, but only be minor... it should be more like sinking rather than collapsed, in my mind its always are sinking buildings... but dont know why I have call them collapse or falling...:shrug: I should change the title next time:)

coochaki
04-29-2006, 01:26 PM
nice modeling

nice texturing too!:thumbsup:

keep going mate!:)

alvin-cgi
04-30-2006, 04:43 AM
Thanks coochaki:)

ChewyPixels
04-30-2006, 02:34 PM
Thanks lostcat, I will have a look on her cheek see what can be done.:)



Jedi-Juice, thanks for your time and your suggestion... yes, break it apart could be good, but only be minor... it should be more like sinking rather than collapsed, in my mind its always are sinking buildings... but dont know why I have call them collapse or falling...:shrug: I should change the title next time:)

LOL! :D Ok, I see. Then perhaps some minor cracks and crevices?

Keep up the good work. :)

alvin-cgi
04-30-2006, 11:51 PM
Thanks Jedi-Juice:) :)

I will upload more "sinking" buildings soon...:D

theWOODman
05-01-2006, 03:02 AM
I really like your building and texturing. It looks really old and solid. If I ever enter into another CG contest, I'd like to make some structures like that.

alvin-cgi
05-01-2006, 07:57 AM
Thanks WOODY:)

alvin-cgi
05-01-2006, 02:53 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146491591_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146491591_large.jpg)

Here the second building textures... cheers

alvin-cgi
05-02-2006, 03:52 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146538365_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146538365_large.jpg)

more texture update, the sky is only temporary. cheers

mdavid
05-02-2006, 12:28 PM
You're managing to achieve a great sense of drama and mystery which I like a lot. When I look at the little child and the ruins of the structures I'm instantly intrigued. This is turning into a really cool image

alvin-cgi
05-03-2006, 02:10 AM
Thanks Mark,:)

Yes... I have try to achieve several "results" if I could, hopefully I can make it...:D

cheers

mmoir
05-03-2006, 02:15 AM
Hey Alvin,

Haven't been here for a while and I see you are making some great progress . The little girl is looking very nice :thumbsup: and I like the architecture stuff so far too. Keep up the great job.

alvin-cgi
05-03-2006, 09:00 AM
Thanks Mike!!:scream: :)

alvin-cgi
05-03-2006, 04:18 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146669490_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146669490_large.jpg)

Just added some grass on it... cheers

oceanbluesky
05-03-2006, 04:52 PM
Wow! Alvin that grass is really beautiful...like it being golden too, rather than the typical over saturated green in most CG images. Good luck!

alvin-cgi
05-04-2006, 12:05 AM
thanks oceanbluesky, keep it "golden" sounds good!:)

cheers

alvin-cgi
05-05-2006, 12:27 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146785247_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146785247_large.jpg)

more texture on building... cheers

alvin-cgi
05-05-2006, 09:47 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146818854_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146818854_large.jpg)

here is the 1st quick lighting test... cheers

safe05
05-05-2006, 03:19 PM
Nice job so far! You did a nice job on making your textures look dirty and broken up. The smaller blocks in front look like they could use a little more dirt near the ground, though. Looking forward to seeing this finished. :thumbsup:

soapy
05-05-2006, 08:51 PM
The modeling and texturing you have done here is superb. I love that little cloth doll. You have a super nice project going on here. Good luck. I look forward to seeing this develop.

alvin-cgi
05-06-2006, 03:23 AM
thanks safe05, :)
thanks for your times, yes, those smaller blocks in front will have more dirt add on, I will do that in post effect later.:)

thanks soapy:)
glad that you like it, the funny is, that doll cloths' were only took me little time compared to others textures... :D

alvin-cgi
05-06-2006, 04:17 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146928656_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146928656_large.jpg)

just turned around the building, be able to show more details... cheers

alvin-cgi
05-07-2006, 12:02 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146999736_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1146999736_large.jpg)

these are results of difference setting, testing haze, fog and lighting etc. cheers

BAMU
05-07-2006, 01:14 PM
persoanlly I like the image from left-bottom, it's more gloomy, it's not a "usual" light if you undestand me, fit's better with your theme
only one observation: the mountains from behind is at the same level as low part of the bulding, create some confusion

alvin-cgi
05-07-2006, 11:57 PM
Hi Bam,

Thanks for your time.
I like the left-bottom one as well!;)


"the mountains from behind is at the same level as low part of the bulding, create some confusion"

I see, may be the mountains are too close to the building(palace), I will move it away more and see. cheers:)

BAMU
05-08-2006, 07:25 AM
[this poor english of mine....]

ermm, I mean that the line of mountain it's the same as the line of building [lower part], you should move up or down the mountains or the building [mountains I think it's better than the building]... you may even rotate mountains a little, this should give a little more deph and a little dinamics to the compozition. hope to be clear :).
cheers

alvin-cgi
05-08-2006, 01:56 PM
[this poor english of mine.... too]:)

I think I understand now.. I will try your suggestions and see...;) , will post result later.


cheers

Climax
05-08-2006, 07:07 PM
Very nice updates, I like the image #1 but with the depht fog of the #4, this promises a great and pleasant final image, so hurry up and show us the final :scream:

alvin-cgi
05-08-2006, 11:25 PM
Thanks Climax, I will try to speed up...:wip: , still need to work(job) you know...:D

alvin-cgi
05-09-2006, 11:34 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147170855_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147170855_large.jpg)

here is update of the ground, grass etc... cheers

alvin-cgi
05-10-2006, 03:28 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147228084_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147228084_large.jpg)

here is update of the palace on the mountain. cheers

alvin-cgi
05-10-2006, 03:25 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147271148_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147271148_large.jpg)

Girl wiht puppet pose update... cheers

safe05
05-10-2006, 03:40 PM
I like the camera angle and colors used on the palace. Looks a little to clean of a separation between foreground and background (color wise), but I'm sure you've got something specific in mind. ;)

alvin-cgi
05-11-2006, 11:35 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147343744_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147343744_large.jpg)

new pose... cheers

alvin-cgi
05-11-2006, 11:38 AM
Thanks safe05, yes, the colour will change when I do the final...:)

alvin-cgi
05-13-2006, 03:28 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147487321_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147487321_large.jpg)

hi all, here is the 1st rough composite test... sky and girl to be added. cheers

3DDave
05-13-2006, 07:10 AM
Your main object is lit from the left, however your foreground blocks appear to be lit from the right.

alvin-cgi
05-13-2006, 02:27 PM
Thanks 3DDave,:)

You are right, this image is actually very quick rough put it together, I am rendering new one which the light has been fixed... I think.:)
cheers

alvin-cgi
05-14-2006, 11:40 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147646409_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147646409_large.jpg)

here is corrected lighting... cheers

alvin-cgi
05-15-2006, 02:17 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147699038_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147699038_large.jpg)

did couples of skies for test... cheers

alvin-cgi
05-16-2006, 12:33 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147736018_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147736018_large.jpg)

added sky with the building on top of the mountain... cheers

safe05
05-16-2006, 01:38 AM
Nice update. The sky works well with the building/mountains. nice! :)

webwings
05-16-2006, 07:42 AM
I like your choice of colour for the sky....love the rays too.

alvin-cgi
05-16-2006, 01:10 PM
Thanks webwings:)

Thanks safe05:)

alvin-cgi
05-17-2006, 01:48 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147870099_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147870099_large.jpg)

a quick DOF test, added background and new lighting setup. cheers

alvin-cgi
05-18-2006, 04:01 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147964507_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147964507_large.jpg)

more skies... colour and cloud testing. cheers

alvin-cgi
05-19-2006, 12:29 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147994952_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1147994952_large.jpg)

Post Effects and Compositing, with 9 layers, may be more layers needed for details... cheers

mdavid
05-19-2006, 04:16 AM
Thanks for showing your compositing setup. It looks like you're getting really close now. That dirty sky works really well against the backdrop of all that destruction. Excellent stuff!

alvin-cgi
05-19-2006, 09:35 AM
Thanks mdavid, it is close to the end, now I need to polish it off before 27th of May!!:scream:

alvin-cgi
05-20-2006, 02:23 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148131406_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148131406_large.jpg)

Facial expression...(Left image: before, right image: after) turned her eyes pupil toward viewer, open a bit of her mouth... so she looks more curious, some uncertain and wonder...
Cheers

sathe
05-20-2006, 02:38 PM
Hi there, to me it still doesnt look like curiosity. I think the eyes need to be squinting more and the cheeks raised.
Also, i know its a strongly lit image but the falloff on the face looks a bit sharp, try softening that off.
Good luck with it:)

alvin-cgi
05-21-2006, 12:12 AM
hi Sathe, thanks for your suggestions.:)

alvin-cgi
05-21-2006, 08:55 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148198127_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148198127_large.jpg)

this is update of the post effects wip, I will matte painting smoke and some lighting rays at the mountains. cheers

medunecer
05-21-2006, 09:10 AM
hey Alvin! Congrats! Really a great image! Could you tell me more about the sky? Did you use a sky gen? It's amazing!

alvin-cgi
05-21-2006, 02:33 PM
Hi Marco, Thanks for your time.:)

The final sky will has 2(3) layers, this one here is the main sky which has rays effects, I want the sky reflect the late afternoon or dawn feel of the whole image. I have create a few samples if you look at the old post, Sky is fun one to do but also very hard to get it right...
The images was created by using Ogo_Taiki plugin, I dont think Sky gen can do anything close to this... (I might be wrong...):D
Taiki is Lightwave plugin and very good one!

So are you Lightwaver as well?:)

cheers

alvin-cgi
05-22-2006, 12:05 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148252721_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148252721_large.jpg)

This is the close up of completed sky, mountain and palace, added fog, haze and improved ray behind the palace, might need some lens flare... cheers

alvin-cgi
05-22-2006, 06:46 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148276806_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148276806_large.jpg)

this is close up shot of the main building, I have matte painted some of the small cracks on the edges of the building, I think this will give it more natural feeling of it, and also added subtle smoke on the ground. cheers

oceanbluesky
05-22-2006, 07:04 AM
Wonderful Alvin -- really beautiful colors and strong shapes. Like the smoke and various shadows across this surface. Looking forward to seeing the final image soon! Good luck!

alvin-cgi
05-22-2006, 11:52 AM
Thanks oceanbluesky:)

medunecer
05-22-2006, 12:45 PM
Hey colleague! Sure, I'm a Lightwaver too! First I have to say again that you're making a great sky (and a great image). Then I have to thank you because your suggestion about Ogo_Taiki plug-in is very useful to me. I'm going to find it and study it! Thanks again! And congrats for your work my "Lightwaver fellow"!

alvin-cgi
05-22-2006, 03:30 PM
Hey colleague! Sure, I'm a Lightwaver too! First I have to say again that you're making a great sky (and a great image). Then I have to thank you because your suggestion about Ogo_Taiki plug-in is very useful to me. I'm going to find it and study it! Thanks again! And congrats for your work my "Lightwaver fellow"!


No problem my friend, Congrats for your work too!:)

alvin-cgi
05-23-2006, 12:41 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148341276_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148341276_large.jpg)

update on the post effects and compostting, added 2 more layers, the smoke on ground and the layer for the dust! cheers

3Dspline
05-23-2006, 01:01 AM
Hey, that's really cool how you've shown all the layers, good stuff. This has gota be an awesome image when its done. Wish I could do a sky like that.

there's some grass going thru a stone peice, but you probbly know about that one already.

alvin-cgi
05-23-2006, 03:43 AM
3Dspline,
Thanks for your comment.
Yes, those grass going thru a stone peice has been taking care of. Thanks:)

alvin-cgi
05-23-2006, 10:58 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148378292_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148378292_large.jpg)

here is the completed sence of background, next step is adding girl on it!!! almost there... cheers

BAMU
05-23-2006, 11:52 AM
hi alvin, nice moods and colors :thumbsup: , nothing to crit just a " push " :), go go!
BAM

alvin-cgi
05-23-2006, 01:48 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148388488_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148388488_large.jpg)

Girl added into sence. cheers

alvin-cgi
05-24-2006, 12:41 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148427657_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148427657_large.jpg)

this is pretty much the final version, testing the dust effect and zdepth just added, the dust actually help to enhance more of DOF I think... and... I'm done! cheers

MDN67
05-24-2006, 05:57 AM
Great piece with an awesome anbiance; Good job

mdavid
05-24-2006, 10:13 AM
It's looking fantastic! This has come together really well. Having watched this progress I bet the high-res version looks superb. Nicely timed to make the deadline too

InTerceptoV
05-24-2006, 10:55 AM
Nice one... great light setup. I like the contrast in your image and the colors too.

Go, go, go!!! :bounce:

alvin-cgi
05-24-2006, 01:06 PM
BAM, Thanks!:)


MDN67, Thanks!:)


mdavid, Thank you for your kind words.:)


InTerceptoV, Thanks!:)



I will post the final version sooooo...:scream:

rattlesnake
05-24-2006, 08:41 PM
hello..very good lighting job man!...the volumetric light rays that come from the sky looks amazing...youre doing a very good job on this one..waiting for final!:bounce: oh..particles flying aroud also give a great touch

alvin-cgi
05-25-2006, 06:01 AM
rattlesnake,
Thanks, the particles flying (dust) does helps! I was also surprise abit when i added in... well you know is cg!:)

The final has done and uploaded(Hi Res), will post here later with story...
I also find that writing a story as hard as doing cg...:D


cheers

alvin-cgi
05-25-2006, 09:08 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148544503_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148544503_large.jpg)

I post these close up shots while I am finish off the story... cheers

alvin-cgi
05-25-2006, 02:21 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148563272_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148563272_large.jpg)

here is another close up of the final image... still cant finish the story... I found that writing a story is harder than CG...?? well, guess I need to go back to keyboard, is 1:30am here...

simovici
05-25-2006, 03:51 PM
Congrats for the building's textures. Very realistic.:bounce:

alvin-cgi
05-26-2006, 12:33 AM
simovici, Thanks my friend!:scream: :)

alvin-cgi
05-26-2006, 10:14 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148634840_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148634840_large.jpg)

new update just uploaded!! Sorry...

BAMU
05-26-2006, 10:17 AM
Nice work alvin, and nice stroy too, congrats and good luck! :thumbsup:

BAM

alvin-cgi
05-26-2006, 10:28 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148635703_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9680/9680_1148635703_large.jpg)

Aliyah's diary

I have been crying for a long time, days and nights...I prayed for them every day and night...
~~~~~~~~
... I heard someone saw them in a village called "Hopian", I think it means hope...Hopian is about 10 days walk...I think I can make it.
~~~~~~~~
Today is my birthday, I turned 5, a big girl now... that means I haven't seen them for about 2 years...
I can barely remember their faces...
~~~~~~~~
I have to find them this fall before the winter comes...
~~~~~~~~
Tomorrow is the day? I have been waiting for this, they said if I go near the place called "Valley of the Shadow", then I can take a ride with traders who can take me to Hopian, can I trust them... I mean strangers???

_____________________


Dear Lord, bless me and my journey...
~~~~~~~~
Dora, you were given to me on my 3rd birthday, and since then, you are my best friend, always listens to me and be with me, always.

Dora, we will leaving soon, did you know you are my only companion on this journey... Oh! and God!

_____________________


It is now, I must go today, I must be there before sunset...
~~~~~~~~
...where are we, how far away from the Valley of the Shadow, are we near there or lost... I don't see any people around... all the buildings are falling and sinking...
I wonder should we continue or go back...
~~~~~~~~
Dora, I am worried, scared... are you? It's cold, silence and it's dark...
~~~~~~~~
NO, I do not fear anymore... I want this all to end.....
~~~~~~~~
...that flood separated us a long time ago, but I believe we will meet again...Nothing can stop us from getting together again... I know the real journey has just begun...
~~~~~~~~
Dear Lord, bless me and my journey... bless Papa and Mama, and help me find them soon...

BAMU
05-26-2006, 11:18 AM
ermmmm...why my post it's nou above your final image?

anyway, congrrats again ;) :thumbsup:

alvin-cgi
05-26-2006, 02:44 PM
Thanks BAMU, thanks for your supports!:) :)

hhssuu
05-27-2006, 12:12 PM
Hi man, Congrats on the final image. Good job on the lighting and the camera angle. Best of luck for hte voting:thumbsup:

alvin-cgi
05-27-2006, 01:24 PM
Thanks hhssuu, and good job no yours.:)

cgoz
05-27-2006, 02:00 PM
congrats, really cool atmosphere and color palette

mmoir
05-27-2006, 02:19 PM
Hey Alvin,

Congrats on finishing up this excellent image.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: . The lighting and the perspective of the image is great and the story or diary is a nice touch. Good luck with this.

alvin-cgi
05-27-2006, 03:17 PM
Thanks cgoz:)

Thanks mmoir, thanks for your kind comment.:)

alvin-cgi
05-28-2006, 12:23 AM
Thanks my friends for all the compliments, suggestions, encouragements, sharing and critiques, it has been great fun with you guys throughout in this exciting Journey, all the best to you and see you all again at next challenge!!:scream:

:)
robobot,
Maurício Steinert,
Mike, blueferret,
no1gashuffer,
Vedic-kings,
bkeiser3d,
Ordibble P. Lop,
Stavrevstefan,
thierry2005,
Nothingness,
CGzero,
oceanbluesky,
FlaminGlow,
donShole,
WOODY,
Gunilla,
mdavid,
lostcat,
Jedi-Juice,
coochaki,
mmoir,
safe05,
soapy,
BAMU,
Climax,
3DDave,
webwings,
Sathe,
medunecer,
3Dspline,
MDN67,
InTerceptoV,
rattlesnake,
simovici,
hhssuu,
cgoz,
:)

oceanbluesky
05-28-2006, 05:20 PM
Congratulations upon finishing such a cool interesting image Alvin! Really like your sense of color: the sky, bounce light, doll textures...very nice work on the grass, sky, and character model too. Hope to see your work in the next Challenge! Best of luck! Cheers!

KangarooMan
05-28-2006, 11:46 PM
Wow Alvin, this is amazing work, literally jaw dropping stuff! You've done an excellent job working with the light it really adds a lot to the mood of your image! Great stuff man! :beer:

Matt :)

mdavid
05-29-2006, 12:38 AM
I agree with mmbenya. You've created a really fine piece of work. I've enjoyed seeing your superb modeling, texturing and lighting through this challenge. Congratulations and good luck, and hope to see you around next time

ramras
05-29-2006, 02:21 AM
Hey...dude! Nice compositon and good lighting. THe character is very cute. All the best for voting.

alvin-cgi
05-29-2006, 07:59 AM
oceanbluesky, thanks.
It is great to be part of this community, will meet you again in next challenge.:)


mmbenya, Thanks, I am glad you like it, appreciated.:)


mdavid, thanks big!!
I will be around here for next challenge for sure, and you too.:)


ramras, good luck to yours too, thanks.:scream:


Thanks guys!:scream:

alvin-cgi
06-10-2006, 11:49 PM
3 more weeks to end of June...:scream: :scream: :scream:

Anatoli
06-12-2006, 07:08 PM
I liked your work. Cool !!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
It would be interesting to me to hear your opinion on my modest work.
Thanks:)
My work:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=350690&page=1&pp=15

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