View Full Version : The Journey Begins Challenge (3D) Entry: Nonato Moreira
03-05-2006, 03:08 PM
Nonato Moreira is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=10557)
Latest Update: Modeling: Insect body...
03-07-2006, 02:31 PM
This is my first sketch in wich I describe the ambientation of my scene "Exodus". The idea is based in the greatest everknown men's journey - the exit of sons of Israel from egypt. Focusing in the "Red Sea", the scene is transposed to the insect's world with a lake travessy to achive their objective.
The water opens and the obstacles are won on the way to a better place.
03-07-2006, 02:46 PM
My second sketch shows more details of the scene with the presence of a crowd of bugs crossing the water of the lake which opens in front of them.
03-07-2006, 02:53 PM
First studies of concepts of some characters. The responsability is to show all the diferent characteristics of each character inside the scene.
03-07-2006, 03:04 PM
He guides the crowd through the rising obstacles.
03-07-2006, 03:09 PM
Even the strongest become weak and dependent
03-07-2006, 03:15 PM
sup nonato, this is Bruno. Concepts are great, keep going. cheers and good luck mate.
03-07-2006, 03:15 PM
The help is always welcome when it comes from the sky.
03-07-2006, 03:46 PM
Great idea and concepts dude, keep going!
03-08-2006, 07:58 PM
Really nice concept!... Exodus... really a serious candidate to be a breathless final image!
03-09-2006, 01:52 PM
Lots of stuff still can change, but this color studies already shows a little of the atmosphere of my scene.
03-09-2006, 02:09 PM
I almost can imagine where it all will ends!
You had a great begin and with your habillitys I'm shure you will make a fantastic work!!
03-09-2006, 05:32 PM
A long walk begins with the first step. Even if you have alot of legs.
03-09-2006, 05:50 PM
I thank you for all the replys about my idea and the concepts. I intend to be more engaged each day to obtain the best result in this image, 'cos I know there's lots of competent people posting here.
Tnx again, and good luck for all of us!
03-09-2006, 06:09 PM
I´m drawing more concepts and I´ll be posting later.
03-09-2006, 08:18 PM
For an unique objective, the differences walk side by side.
good style, waiting to see the modeling ! :thumbsup:
03-11-2006, 12:43 AM
It´s my first modeling post. I will be posting each step of this character later.
03-11-2006, 01:36 AM
Wowzers! Really cool idea and the sketch is so nice.
aaahh ! modeling is coming !!! :bounce: nice start ! mesh clean and funny style ! It promise to be great !
03-11-2006, 02:00 AM
Hey Nonato... things are happenning there!! Wish I could work my way out on my concept... So thing s could start to flow!! hehe.
03-11-2006, 02:01 AM
Thanks, for you reply Raymond, your work is very good too. Congratulations!
03-11-2006, 02:10 AM
@Swed - I thanks your reply. I will begin to post the 3d modeling steps and I´m waiting comments about my work. Thanks.
@Nelson - The things are really happening here. I´m engaged to make my better.
Good luck for everybody!
03-11-2006, 02:49 AM
Modeling character body. I´m exploring the details of insect body.
03-11-2006, 03:14 AM
The colored sketch shows great concept and lot of details, besides your modeling looks great so far, keep going i'll be watching your progress.
good luck:thumbsup: .
03-11-2006, 03:27 AM
FlaminGlow, I Thank you so much. I wait to make of this idea a beautiful and expresive scene.
03-11-2006, 04:19 AM
I´m finishing of modeling character arms.
03-11-2006, 09:57 AM
Great idea and sketches. Your drawing ability is really great, too. Can't wait to see the final image.
03-11-2006, 01:00 PM
Thanks Dan, I really thank each comment about my idea. It´s a inspiration to keep trying to make the steps until the finish.
ohoh modeling grow up fast ! you never stop ? :scream:
I think the only defaults i see, is due too the jpg compression so...nothing to crits now !
03-11-2006, 02:09 PM
Arms e more arms...
This is looking very nice. Great sketches, models too. You've been bookmarked !!
03-11-2006, 02:38 PM
I Wait that you can see more details...
03-11-2006, 02:40 PM
03-11-2006, 02:44 PM
Thanks John! I saw your journey too. Your modeling is so nice, guy. Keep posting. Good luck!
03-11-2006, 04:31 PM
I finished the flies modeling.
03-11-2006, 04:52 PM
good stuff nonato, nice modelling. keep them coming.
03-11-2006, 05:50 PM
03-11-2006, 07:23 PM
03-11-2006, 07:29 PM
Nice start. I was not so sure about the model when it was not posed but now that I see it posed I think it works well. If you continue in this style I think this piece will be sucessful. :)
03-11-2006, 08:59 PM
Thanks Andrew, I also believe in this.
03-11-2006, 09:32 PM
Dude I liked the alone model I expect that going it place the phases of the creation , and keep going.
best regards man!
03-11-2006, 10:33 PM
After the modeling of all components of this character, I´ll still spend some time for teaks and refinements. But I´ll make some comments about this stage. Modeling is all subdivided polys and edge extrusions. Eeverything but the eyes, witch are NURBS.
To put the character on the final pose, I didn´t see the need of creating a skeleton and skinning the mesh.
I just parented all body parts in an hierachy way and move the pivot to its new location, matching the articulations. This way is easier and quicker to reach the final pose.
03-11-2006, 10:35 PM
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03-12-2006, 04:41 PM
great modelling nonato. I need to get started on mine danm. Still sketching some stuff out.
03-12-2006, 08:16 PM
hey modeling this character -from the images i saw- was entertaining job right i can feel it the stick bug catching give me the feel he is a teacher or father want his child to come down the tree he he he, but the whole thing is comming together nicely... great modeling start.
03-14-2006, 06:38 PM
That mantis is great!
03-19-2006, 03:58 PM
I was much busy here and I did not post more phases of my Journey. I am going to start again to send more news.:thumbsup:
03-19-2006, 05:07 PM
More one character of my journey using poly modeling and subdivision of faces.
03-19-2006, 05:16 PM
03-19-2006, 05:20 PM
:applause: An insect version of the parting of the red sea! Hahahhaha! That's good. The concept images and beginning modeling look really good! I will keep an eye on this one!
03-19-2006, 05:31 PM
nice model dude!!! i like ur mantis model. cant wait to see the textured version in the near future. Keep it up!!! Gud lack to all!!!
03-19-2006, 05:51 PM
Thanks guys for your replies. I will be posting more things about my idea here. Cheers and Good luck for all of us! :thumbsup:
03-19-2006, 06:24 PM
Modeling head details. I´m using face extrude with a EP Curve to make the antennae of my character. :)
03-19-2006, 06:30 PM
03-19-2006, 07:19 PM
Starting the modeling of the body.
03-19-2006, 07:41 PM
03-19-2006, 07:45 PM
03-19-2006, 07:48 PM
03-19-2006, 08:31 PM
detailing antennae edges...
03-19-2006, 08:47 PM
Here is where the legs and wings begin.
03-19-2006, 09:08 PM
Modeling the insect arm.
03-19-2006, 09:22 PM
03-19-2006, 10:47 PM
Wow this is great modeling on the buds flys etc!
I love the character style you have, keep going:thumbsup:
03-21-2006, 11:47 AM
good work mate keep it up.:thumbsup:
03-21-2006, 09:38 PM
real nice modelling man, keep it up indeed. I´m modelling a cell phone, once I´m finished, by tomorrow, gonna get back to my entry.
03-22-2006, 06:50 PM
:wise: OHH! I love model and characterdesign you very much.:love: Good luck mate. Cheer Cheer:bounce:
03-24-2006, 12:42 AM
Nice bugs, looking forward for more!
03-24-2006, 12:42 AM
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