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pseudonympending
06-26-2007, 12:18 PM
Dave Marsh is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/view_entries.php?challenger=12805)

Latest Update: Final Image: Don't Mess With My Tutu
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1195165934_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=4777847#post4777847)

pseudonympending
06-27-2007, 08:36 AM
Had an idea last night of several lithe, petite ballet dancers warming up in a studio; doing that bar thing they're always doing. The twist is that the main ballerina is in fact a 50 year old man. A big, muscley, slightly overweight, hairy, real mans man. In a tutu.

In fact, in my mind the character looks like my dad! This image makes me want to both laugh and cry at the same time. It certainly constitutes strange behaviour.

I'll get a sketch knocked up sometime today.

Excited about this one.

pseudonympending
06-27-2007, 10:56 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1182938161_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1182938161_large.jpg)

Here's a quick pre-viz of my initial idea.

The pink girls in the back are your regular, slim, elegant ballerinas. The red character is the teacher.

The blue monstrosity in the front is a 50 year old, hairy, male ballet dancer, dressed in a girls ballet outfit(including tutu) and performing a pirouette (or something).

The teacher is clasping her heart in an 'ever so proud' fashion - despite this guy looking more at home down a mine he's actually been doing ballet for a while and is in fact the star pupil (at least in the eyes of the frumpy, eccentric teacher that is).

The other pupils in the class will be looking on with a mixture of amusement, disgust, and pure confusion.

Pretty sure that ticks the box for strange behavior. What even more strange is that I'm really excited about modeling a 50 year old man in a tutu...

icedeyes
06-27-2007, 11:52 AM
Very nice concept.. i love your work david and i am sure this one wont disappoint anyone..

MichaelZHsee
06-27-2007, 05:32 PM
:D thats very nice,i like the idea already:scream:

Steampunk
06-28-2007, 02:26 AM
it will be interesting I think :) good luck ! :)

pseudonympending
06-28-2007, 11:58 AM
Thanks guys,

I read once that you should never go with your first idea...

But hey, the feedback is positive and I can't think of anything else that makes me chuckle as much, therefore I'm gonna run with it.

Anyone seen 'Old School' with Will Ferrel? There's a hilarious scene in it where he has to pass a gym exam by prancing around with one of those with one of those bits of ribbon on stick things - pure comedy and pretty much where I'm coming from with this.

Have already made good pregress modelling the old dudes head. Will post shortly.

Cheers,
Dave

pseudonympending
06-28-2007, 02:27 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183037268_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183037268_large.jpg)

The scariest ballerina you ever saw... :-)

pseudonympending
06-28-2007, 06:48 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183052883_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183052883_large.jpg)

Here's the textured head. Modeled in Max, rendered with Vray. I'm pleased with how this has turned out.

I've based the model on my dad - at 6ft 2 and 18 stone, Darcy Bussel he ain't... His neck alone is probably the size of a whole ballerina. Perfect.

I'll add proper eyelashes, eyebrows and hair soon. Also looking forward to playing with the spec map and making him sweat...

Logick
06-28-2007, 06:54 PM
Nice man, that is really top notch work.

Anubis3D
06-28-2007, 07:03 PM
Simply crazy! This is heading to be one of the most hilarious images of this contest, I'm sure about it. Maybe some other ballerina at the background trying to make the same pose as him(and not getting, of course! rs) could make it even stranger... Don't know, it's great anyway! :thumbsup:

Very nice(and fast!) modeling also.


Watching this.

Frooosty
06-28-2007, 07:23 PM
Very nice(and fast!) modeling also.

+1 :eek:

pseudonympending
06-28-2007, 07:43 PM
Cheers guys,

Very nice(and fast!) modeling also.

Not so fast when I tell you I've been virtually flat out on this since yesterday lunch time. Still, I have to admit I am happy with how smoothly it has come together.

I've been working on a female character over the last few weeks and for some reason I find males far easier - probably becasue thay are free of the necessity to look attractive.

Recently I've been rendering with Mental Ray but decided to give VRay a try and was impressed how quickly I could knock this up. I am 100% converted.

Thanks for the posts,
Dave

Cyberone
06-28-2007, 08:08 PM
nice render dude....sure you didnt use a modle from before??? lol JK

if i were you i wouldnt change the expression one bit...

he looks serious calm but happy...like hes proud of what hes doing,knows hes the best.knows hes being watched but thats all ok...hes not egotistical h just knows hes doing what hes been born to do...lol

looking forward to more...esp at tis pace...

CYB

Ramitxon
06-28-2007, 08:21 PM
Relax man, you make us all look lazy. :)

Fantastic. Really rocks.

Molte
06-28-2007, 09:31 PM
Im sure its not intended but thats actually very much like our (the company I work at, "Tryllefilm") logo.
http://www.chabba.com/stuff/forums/cgtalk/Untitled-2.jpg



btw, very very nice model texture and render!

ihamid
06-28-2007, 11:22 PM
found you David! :) ..cool and funny concept and as always excellent character modeling
cheers!

Senticus
06-28-2007, 11:35 PM
Good one! Isn't this face a bit too handsome? I could good imagine an ugly, almost scary face with a third-day beard :)

pseudonympending
06-29-2007, 08:52 AM
Cyberone, if i were you i wouldnt change the expression one bit...

Hhe looks serious calm but happy...like hes proud of what hes doing,knows hes the best.knows hes being watched but thats all ok...hes not egotistical h just knows hes doing what hes been born to do...lol
Haha. Perhaps you're right. Was planning to tweak it a bit and deifinately plan to add some assymetry to the face but maybe I'll leave it as it is. Need to see him finshed andposed but his expression could well stay just as it is.

Cheers man.


Ramitxon, Relax man, you make us all look lazy. :)
Just making the most of a few (self opointed) days off - freelance rocks! :thumbsup:


Molte, Im sure its not intended but thats actually very much like our (the company I work at, "Tryllefilm") logo.
http://www.chabba.com/stuff/forums/cgtalk/Untitled-2.jpg
Haha, excellent logo, is that the MD?. You're right, any similarity was unintentional. Love the star on stick thing though... :)


ihamid, hey man, good to see you. All these new usernames get confusing (mine included) You getting stuck in on this one then?


Senticus, Good one! Isn't this face a bit too handsome? I could good imagine an ugly, almost scary face with a third-day beard :)
Now wait till I tell my dad that :) . Good point. I think i'll up the stuble a bit for good effect and adding some assymetry to the face will help to 'brute' him up no end - crooked nose, eyes off centre, variation on the lips, that sort of thing. Cheers.

Thanks for the posts,
Dave

gpepper
06-29-2007, 09:48 AM
Hey David !
Didn't see that it is you !
Did you change your nickname ?
Anyway, great start man !
I will follow this !

ebbmeister
06-29-2007, 10:58 AM
Hey Marshy!

That really does looks just like your dad! Well done! :)

Great idea too, this should turn out well funny - although I think somebody might not see the funny side, hahaha!

Will watch with interest. How's the freelance thing working out?

Phil

pseudonympending
06-29-2007, 11:13 AM
Phil! Hello mate.

I didn't expect anyone who actually knows the old man to be lurking around here. Result. Moving onto the torso today and I've found a lovely pink tutu to put him in :-)

Freelance is working out well although I've spent the last year focusing more on websites as they're far easier jobs to find. I got back to some 3D about a month ago with the naked girl in my porfolio and realised I'd forgotten how much I love it. And how much web design sucks in comparison.

Not sure what the future holds, either way I'm going to give this comp my best shot. Are you going to join in the fun?

How's things your end?


gpepper, yep did change my username. Got bored of the last one and I like to keep you on your toes :-)

Cheers man.

ebbmeister
06-29-2007, 11:54 AM
I was trawling through the thumbnail entries for this compeition and knew it was your dad as soon as I saw it... even at that resolution!

I need to find time for this competition as I really like the theme. Coming up with a good idea is the first major hurdle before getting started. So many things I like to try...

Glad you made the right move, and I couldn't agree more about the web stuff versus 3d work. I'm doing more motion graphics and 3d at this company so I'm happy. Recently finished this little intro animation:
http://www.ebbmedia.com/3d/logodudes.zip

Those are some major 'assets' she's got there, hehe!

So you've stopped using Brazil for VRay then? I'm still stuck with Mental Ray for now, but VRay for XSI is in development and I'll be making the switch then too!

Keep up the good work mate,

Phil

Slav
06-29-2007, 01:32 PM
i never have anything to say, but the fairy thing is going to rock, i hope you up a test soon ill keep an eye on your progress. :)

pseudonympending
06-29-2007, 04:02 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183129345_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183129345_large.jpg)

Got the basic body done today... now to add the tutu...

Haven't gone hugely into detail on the body as most of it will be lycra clad... This feels so wrong.

But I like it :-)

pseudonympending
06-29-2007, 06:49 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183139347_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183139347_large.jpg)

Only basic materials atm but you get the idea. Next i'll add the hairy chest and get some displacement on the leotard to add wrinkles and stuff.

:-)

DougFerreira
06-29-2007, 07:01 PM
Oh boy,this promises to be really funny!Congrats and have fun!

imagineCG
06-29-2007, 07:51 PM
man this isn't a speed modeling challenge! lol...

anyway, great work! ;)

flyingP
06-29-2007, 07:52 PM
hehehe too cool :D

flinder
06-29-2007, 10:07 PM
top notch work. and i've got to say, the speed at which you're churning this out is a little scary.

pseudonympending
06-30-2007, 09:49 AM
DougFerreira & flyingP, cheers guys :)

parol.a & flinder, Recently I've been stuck in the dreary world of web design. Thanks to this challenge I feel excited about sitting down in front of my computer again for the first time in the best part of a year. Can I keep up this pace? Probably not, but I certainly plan to make hay whilst the sun shines. :thumbsup:

Cheers guys.

GonzaloGolpe
06-30-2007, 11:35 AM
LOL! ...impressive! :D I imagine this guy dancing while Elton John Rocket man plays,haha.

Take care!:thumbsup:

walrus
06-30-2007, 05:05 PM
Beautiful modeling and design work so far! Would love to see your meshes and textures laid out at some point if you take a breath from your break-neck pace and can post 'em! :)

nwiz25
06-30-2007, 05:19 PM
sensational work! :eek: certainly one of my favs!
the ballerina concept is simply outstanding! :D waiting to c more bro!

good head start! :P

cheers! :beer:

dmonk
06-30-2007, 06:02 PM
That priceless! Maybe the tutu should have multiple layers though. Looking forward to seeing this entry come along.

pseudonympending
07-01-2007, 04:45 PM
gG, I imagine this guy dancing while Elton John Rocket man plays,haha.
Haha, nice. If it becomes an animation I'd defiantely consider it as a backing track :thumbsup:

walrus, Would love to see your meshes and textures laid out at some point
Sure thing. I'll post the wires and texture so far tomorrow at some point. Cheers.

nwiz25, thanks dude.

dmonk, Maybe the tutu should have multiple layers
Definately. I'm working on a more detailed tutu that is much noisier and, as you say, multilayered. Cheers man. :thumbsup:

Cheers guys,
Dave

pseudonympending
07-03-2007, 12:35 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183462542_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183462542_large.jpg)

I've textured most of the body now. The upper torso is probably there, minus some hair. I think the lycra needs a bit of work but generally I'm pleased with it.

The legs and shoes only have basic textures right now. I'll sort hem out next.

Aedilen
07-03-2007, 01:00 PM
Congratulations, you're working very fast :thumbsup: Great tutu by the way :)

musi
07-03-2007, 01:00 PM
Hah! That's really strange and very funny concept :scream:!

And I just happened to be listening to Rocket man right now, and imagened him dansing :).
Oh, he looks really wrong... Hah!

Good modeling! Looking forward for updates.

SONIC-X
07-03-2007, 01:49 PM
This is excellent modeling and texturing.

Great work and great theme.

gpepper
07-03-2007, 01:56 PM
Excellent work Dave !

AJ
07-03-2007, 02:28 PM
Good God you work so fast!

He's looking excellent, I really like the attention to detail in the folds of his tights & costume.

One thing that grabs me though is the shape of his shoes... Ballet slippers tend to end with a squared off toe, which gives them quite a distinctive shape. And at the moment your's are quite rounded.

Although the reason I noticed this is largely because I've spent the last few days staring at reference for ballet shoes myself - so forgive me!

At this rate you'll be finished in a week & I can't wait to see it!

:D

varma
07-03-2007, 03:16 PM
Man, that's hilarious!!! Great sense of humor!
Now that I look at it, the head could be a tad too small!
good luck with rigging!
:thumbsup:

fido972
07-03-2007, 04:18 PM
Funny concept, good model.
I'll loock forward for the suit.
good luck!!

pseudonympending
07-03-2007, 06:24 PM
Aedilen, thanks :thumbsup:

musi, thats two votes for Rocet Man. Personally I'm feeling Voodoo People by The Prodigy :scream:

SONIC-X, glad you like hte theme. Cheers :)

gpepper, thanks man

AJ, One thing that grabs me though is the shape of his shoes... Ballet slippers tend to end with a squared off toe, which gives them quite a distinctive shape. And at the moment your's are quite rounded.

Good call. I have gone in and squared them up. Have also added some displacement to give that nice wrinkly ballet shoe look. Will post soon.

At this rate you'll be finished in a week
Unlikely. I've got a teacher, at least two other ballet dancers and a dance studio to get through yet. :thumbsup:

Cheers for your post.

varma, Now that I look at it, the head could be a tad too small!
Possibly, I'll double check against my ref photos. Chees dude.

fido972, I'll loock forward for the suit.
You might not have to wait too long. Just rendering something out now. Will post soon. Cheers.

Thanks for the feedback all, will update shortly.

pseudonympending
07-03-2007, 07:16 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183486584_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183486584_large.jpg)

More detail on legs, shoes and leotard. Also added a gold chain and straps to the top.

NR43
07-03-2007, 08:00 PM
oh man you gotta promise to show us a photo of your dad's face when he sees the finished piece :D

SweD
07-03-2007, 09:00 PM
wow you're doing an excellent job. The idea is funny and the performance is... :banghead:
don't know how i missed this one.
However i agree with a possibly mistake on the head size, she look a bit small for me too.

i'm waiting the follow-up :bounce:

pseudonympending
07-04-2007, 07:59 AM
NR43, oh man you gotta promise to show us a photo of your dad's face when he sees the finished piece :D

Will do :thumbsup:.

SweD, However i agree with a possibly mistake on the head size, she look a bit small for me too

She? :) I've mde the head a bit bigger on the last post. I don't want to go too far or he'll end up looking dwarf like.

CHeers guys.

pseudonympending
07-04-2007, 02:46 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183556817_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183556817_large.jpg)

My dad never goes far without a watch on so I decided he wouldn't remove his even for ballet practice :-) It gives me the opputunity to add some nice detail plus it adds to the overall strangenes of whats going on.

From this image you can see the level of detail I intend to achieve on this character.

Note the difference in texel density between the forearm and the back of the hand (the watch hides the seam for now). This is a bit of a cock-up on my behalf but I think I'll get away with it as the final image probably won't be quite this high res.

I'm well pleased with how the back of the hand is looking though.

The last thing to do to complete this part of the character is add some fine hairs to the forearm and back of the hand. I'm delaying this as my computer can't really handle it. It's a bit of a relic but I've just bought a new one and it arrives next week.

Can't wait :-)

Rama6ka
07-04-2007, 05:19 PM
This is the ugliest ballet danser i have ever seen!But the work is really good!Keep it up!

fido972
07-04-2007, 06:18 PM
Beautiful watch, with a good rendering.

Keep going.

neablo
07-04-2007, 08:25 PM
Awesome work: perfect modeling, texturing and rendering!

The concept is also a nice one!
Your illustration is going to be a really great one,
are you sure you don't want to participate in the shortfilm section? ;-)
Would be fun to see him dancing...

SONIC-X
07-05-2007, 05:59 AM
This is realy awesome work dude.

Love the level of detail.

polygonwarrior
07-05-2007, 06:07 AM
hmm.strange idea already.Best of luck for the challenge:thumbsup:

pseudonympending
07-05-2007, 07:07 PM
Rama6ka, This is the ugliest ballet danser i have ever seen
Glad to hear it :-) Cheers man.

fido972, thanks dude.

neablo, are you sure you don't want to participate in the shortfilm section?
Actually I am thinking about that, it would be great fun to animate him. From what I gather I need to enter anyway for the texturing and modelling categories. That right?

SONIC-X, thanks man.

CUBISIS, strange idea already
That's the plan. :-) Cheers.

:thumbsup:

HypnoticGenes
07-05-2007, 07:26 PM
Thanks for getting that image stuck in my head. I might never sleep again.

But for real, great job. Top notch work. I am really impressed.

gpepper
07-05-2007, 08:02 PM
http://gpepper.free.fr/picture/maitre_1.gif


I'm speechless...

pseudonympending
07-06-2007, 12:43 PM
HypnoticGenes, Thanks for getting that image stuck in my head. I might never sleep again.
Hahaha, my pleasure :thumbsup:

gpepper, :scream:. Is that you?

gpepper
07-06-2007, 12:47 PM
gpepper, :scream:. Is that you?

yep...it's me...:shrug:

pseudonympending
07-06-2007, 06:01 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183741307_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183741307_large.jpg)

Here he is skinned and posed. This might not be the final pose but it seemed like a good start.

The face hasn't changed but works seems to work quite well. I'll work on it a bit - maybe a knowing smile...

I have lost the displacement maps as I made them when the model was in individual peices - they need to be consolidated into one texture before they can be rendered.

I actually prefer the tights without the displacement map - just the bump map. The wrinkles are much more subtle. The leotard and shoes definately work better with displacement though (as seen on previous full size render).

MichaelZHsee
07-07-2007, 07:37 AM
lol~thats very interesting and funnily done,gorgeous modeling mate:thumbsup:

flyingP
07-07-2007, 08:52 AM
Hilarious :applause:

pseudonympending
07-07-2007, 11:15 AM
Thanks guys.

Just recruited some more members of my family to act as reference for the next character which I start work on in the next couple of days.

My mum is going to be the dance teacher and my sister and girlfriend will be the balerinas in the background.

:thumbsup:

Demitsuri
07-07-2007, 06:27 PM
The idea is really cool, but rendering quality and texturing is just awesome. :eek:

Keep it up.

musi
07-07-2007, 09:39 PM
Hey, that's going very well! Great work!
I just LOVE hand poses - very "girly" and elegant :)!
He seems to be out of balance a bit, but it works well I think. But you may want to work a little with the facial expression - may be let him look upwards, like enjoying what he is doing?

Looking forward to see the whole family portrait :applause:

pseudonympending
07-08-2007, 10:17 AM
Demitsuri, thanks very much :thumbsup:

musi, you may want to work a little with the facial expression - may be let him look upwards, like enjoying what he is doing?
Agreed. The face is just the default expression that I modelled with the character. By fluke it kinda works but I will definately go in and alter it a bit.

Looking forward to see the whole family portrait Me to :)

Cheers for your post.

gpepper
07-08-2007, 10:45 AM
ahah, excellent !
Can't wait to see the whole cast !

pseudonympending
07-08-2007, 08:58 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183924692_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1183924692_large.jpg)

I've started on the dance teacher - a stereotypical middle aged, arty type.

eRKK
07-08-2007, 11:56 PM
Great concept and great models!! But I would have loved it even more if the dance teacher was one of those "middle-aged-rich-kinda-women". Or I don't know, what will this guy do? What will his facialexpression be like?

TomAndersen
07-09-2007, 12:53 AM
Very funny work, man!

Good luck!

Demitsuri
07-10-2007, 09:37 AM
Good modeling. :thumbsup:

But he still looks so sad. :)

pseudonympending
07-10-2007, 03:08 PM
The eRK, Great concept and great models!! But I would have loved it even more if the dance teacher was one of those "middle-aged-rich-kinda-women". Or I don't know, what will this guy do? What will his facialexpression be like?
Hey man, that heade model is the middle-aged-rich-kinda-women! I decided to base the model on my mum and that was an attempt at modelling her by pulling around the model I made of my dad (the ballerina). It hasn't really worked and subsequetly I'm in the process of remodelling her properly from scratch. Whether it's a close liekness to her or not it should at least be more feminine... I'll post it soon.

Her expression wil be one of love and admiration for her star pupil :-)

TomAndersen, cheers dude.

Demitsuri, But he still looks so sad
Do you mean the ballerina? He does a bit but I want thim to look like he's really into it - concentrating, feeling the emotion of the music, that sort of thing. I'll definately go back and work on it at some point. Cheers.

nwiz25
07-10-2007, 05:20 PM
ur amazingly fast! and a knockout too! :eek: sexy work dude! that bubblegum pink tutu really takes it all ... but it just won't do without him! :P

i love it!

as for expression n all ... how about giving him that ' eyes closed with dreamy smile look ... ' ( hope i got it right :eek: :D )

all in all .. fantastic! really dig ur modeling skills! :buttrock:

good luck buddy! :thumbsup:

pseudonympending
07-10-2007, 10:15 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1184102127_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1184102127_large.jpg)

I've remodeled and textured the dance teacher's head.

Rendering is done with VRay.

pseudonympending
07-10-2007, 10:21 PM
nwiz25, hey man. Love the sugestion for the facial expression. I'm split between something like that and an intense, dramatic, passionate glare - know the sort of thing I mean?

Cheers for your post :thumbsup:

pseudonympending
07-11-2007, 08:58 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1184140677_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1184140677_large.jpg)

Here's a wire of the dance teachers head.

nielot
07-11-2007, 12:13 PM
HI
respect man !!
awsome work !!
grate texturing
great modeling
and of course awsome idea !!
good luck
waiting for next update

MVDB
07-11-2007, 02:37 PM
As my jaw was open watching your thread (my girlfrined in the back said to stop drooling) hahaha..

If I may there's one thing that you could consider..
Ballerina's can carry a pile of books on their heads at all time, this is because of the neck always being streched like a rope was pulling upwards from the back/top of the head. I love the pose your dancer is in, but maybe he could straighten his neck, with holding his chin more in.. (hope you know what I mean..) Ofcourse the head looks fine this way also..

Anyway, a lot of talk for letting you know, your killin' me here! Great stuff..

pseudonympending
07-11-2007, 08:43 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1184182980_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1184182980_large.jpg)

Here's the dance teachers body - I'm hoping to achieve quite a stereotypical look.

I still need to add quite a bit of detail and work on the sarong a bit. Also the materials are fairly basic atm.

Demitsuri
07-11-2007, 09:30 PM
Great work. :thumbsup:

Great texturing and modeling. :) (i must stop repeating all the same, but i can't :banghead: )

When we will see composition.

handlebar
07-12-2007, 01:14 PM
You're skills just amaze me, i really like the concept and would look fantastic animated.

Steve 8)

mim-Armand
07-12-2007, 02:22 PM
Great work Dave! it's going to be a awsome piece!

Goodluck buddy, mim, :thumbsup:

pseudonympending
07-12-2007, 02:42 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1184247776_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1184247776_large.jpg)

The model I had built of the dance teacher was based on my mum and was resonably accurate. I realised last night that now she had been cast for the part she needed wardrobe. The end result looks less like her but much more like the stereotypical, arty farty, teacher type I am aiming for.

I'll take this oppurtunity to oppologise to my mum for the big hairy mole I've stuck on her chin :-)

Need to texture the neck properly and then it's onto the body.

pseudonympending
07-12-2007, 05:37 PM
nielot, thanks very much :-)

MVDB, hiya. maybe he could straighten his neck, with holding his chin more in..
Good suggestion. I'll defiantely look into when I come back to that character. Cheers man. :thumbsup:

Demitsuri, When we will see composition.
Not sure. My next task will be to model at least two regular ballerinas. Then I'll do the dance studio. Then I'll get eveything into the scene and start playing with the composition - gonna be a while yet... :-)

handlebar, thanks man.

mim-Armand, cheers. I hope so :thumbsup:

pseudonympending
07-15-2007, 06:41 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1184521318_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1184521318_large.jpg)

Just a quick experiment with refraction on the lenses. Kinda works.

paperclip
07-15-2007, 07:19 PM
This is scarily good. The only crit I have (and believe me, I looked!) was that the top of the teacher's head is rather too narrow, she could have a wider crown.

But......seriously.....nitpicking. How DO you model such humanlike faces in max?? I'll never know! (I'm thinking back here to my weirdly gapped and pointy faces that I ended up with in college)

Slav
07-16-2007, 12:58 AM
your work till now is nothing less then perfect. i cant really say anything else.

pseudonympending
07-16-2007, 10:15 AM
paperclip, How DO you model such humanlike faces in max?? I'll never know! (I'm thinking back here to my weirdly gapped and pointy faces that I ended up with in college)
Haha, that's pretty much where I started. I think the answer is good reference and uncompromising attention to detail. We're all so apt at recognising human faces that we can instantly spot a fraud, so there can be no short cuts. If you can see a detail, model it. And follow your reference at all times.

The only crit I have (and believe me, I looked!) was that the top of the teacher's head is rather too narrow, she could have a wider crown.

Er yeah, like I said, follow your reference at all times... Doh! :)

Slav, cheers dude :thumbsup:

SONIC-X
07-16-2007, 10:57 AM
Realy great modelling.Love your work.

pseudonympending
07-16-2007, 05:58 PM
SONIC-X, thanks man.

I Might have to slow things down a bit now for a while. I've been hitting this challenge pretty much full-time for the last couple of weeks but I always knew I'd have to get back to the paid stuff at some point.

I'm pleased with my progress so far but still have a lot of work to do to see this one through. The next stage is to model a couple of ballet dancers. I'm really keen to push on but need to get a few other big jobs out of the way first.

Stay tuned, I'll update as often as possible.

Cheers,
Dave

polygonwarrior
07-17-2007, 04:17 AM
good work so far buddy.will surely wait for ur update.:)

huh! one thing , u need to change ur link of my stange behavior to ur forum page b'cos it is directing towards the submit page when clicked.

Jujuba
07-17-2007, 06:12 AM
Hahaha, sooooo funny, love the idea! Good work, will wait for ups!

icedeyes
07-17-2007, 08:24 AM
Great work David but i think that the last one feels a little too creepy for me... this amount of refraction just ruins the whole effect for me... keep it up

leonar3d
07-19-2007, 12:22 PM
Really Great work so far :buttrock:

I'm amazed about the detail! WOWOWOWOW
How did you make this amazing textures? Do you paint them with fotographic references?!?!?!

What about the expressions? Maybe a "Child wants his mammy to be proud of him expression" for the dancer could work great.


Anyway good luck for the competition (but probably you don't need it :D)

nwiz25
07-19-2007, 04:49 PM
hey bro! lovin each and every update man :love: can't wait to c this in full bloom! :p :bounce: u really pay a lot of attention to all the characters in ur concept! thats something i kinda lose out on :blush: ...

waiting to c more from ya bro! :p take care!

nwiz25
07-19-2007, 04:55 PM
dude .. i just noticed smthin ... theres some sort of a line on her neckline area .. its on the right ... was that supposed to be there? part of the texture? is it a seam or smthin? ..
thought id mention it to u before i signed out .. didnt want u to overlook it bro :p

TomAndersen
07-20-2007, 05:25 PM
The teacher is very nice, but I still prefer the fat guy.
I guess she makes me remember someone I know.

Anyway, it's still one of my favorite works here

pseudonympending
07-20-2007, 10:19 PM
CUBISIS, Oh yeah, cheers man. Thanks for pointing that out. :)

Jujuba, thanks :thumbsup:

icedeyes, i think that the last one feels a little too creepy for me... this amount of refraction just ruins the whole effect for me...
I did try and tone it down but it can be a tricky effect to get right. It seems to be all or nothing. I'll keep working on it. Cheers man.

leo84, Do you paint them with fotographic references?!?!?!
Yep. I use a lot of photo reference in my work both for modelling and texturing. The split of photographs to hand painting is probably about 60:40... 60 for the photos that is :-)

What about the expressions? Maybe a "Child wants his mammy to be proud of him expression" for the dancer could work great.
Love it! Something like that will be perfect.Ggreat suggestion :thumbsup:

nwiz25, dude .. i just noticed smthin ... theres some sort of a line on her neckline area .. its on the right ... was that supposed to be there? part of the texture? is it a seam or smthin? ..
Yeah it's a seam. I need to sort that one out. If i'd been thinknig ahead I'd have modeled in the neck in the first place and textured it together with the head. Shouldn't be too hard to fix though. Thanks a lot for your posts dude.

TomAndersen, The teacher is very nice, but I still prefer the fat guy. I guess she makes me remember someone I know.
I agree, the guy is my favourite character too. Still need to model at least two more - and also had an idea for an old piano playing biddy - could be quite fun. Cheers man.

Thanks for all the posts guys, I hope to have some updates for this next week. I'm stuck on a seriously dull ecommerce website right now but once that is out the way I can get back to the fun stuff.... Woohoo :)

melkao
08-29-2007, 05:03 PM
wow....you are a really good modeler.....how you do that.....but i see a line on her neck...you must weld it....everithing else is pretty good!

pseudonympending
09-29-2007, 05:57 AM
I'm back. Apologies for my absense. I told the judge I didn't do it...

There's a month to go and, if I put my life on hold, I might just be able to finish. Thankfully I had a strong start.

melkao, hey man. The line is not from a bad weld, it's a texture seam. If i'd thought ahead i'd have textured her head and neck as one but still, won't be too hard to sort that out. Cheers dude (and sorry it took me so long to reply).

nwiz25
09-29-2007, 06:47 AM
heyyy bro!!:scream: welcome back! :bounce: :D can't wait to see your next updates man! :p let the show begin! .. er .. continue! :D

pseudonympending
10-02-2007, 01:47 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1191329247_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1191329247_large.jpg)

Right, back to work...

Here's the first of three girls who will be looking on with a mixture of amusement, disgust and confusion.

They'll all be pretty much the same model of course with a few choice tweaks to make them look as different to each other as possible with the least amount of work. Ballet dancers always seem to look the same anyway... ish.

nwiz25
10-02-2007, 04:42 PM
wow! she is beeuuuteefulll! :p :eek: like the texture a lot! good work bro! cant wait to see the entire scene come together! :p :bounce:
good luck as always! :thumbsup:

melkao
10-02-2007, 06:31 PM
beautiful work!......tell me...what is you technique to get that kind of quality?


and if you are working in 3d, why you are in illustration forums?

authentic
10-02-2007, 09:03 PM
Nice models and textures. Very realistic shading. But I think her feet are really too long.

hollietree
10-02-2007, 11:33 PM
Nice models and textures. Very realistic shading. But I think her feet are really too long.

ballet blocks -nod-

pseudonympending
10-03-2007, 08:22 AM
nwiz25, I'm looking forward to getting it all togther. I'm currently working on the three background dancers after that I think I'll get some sort of basic composition together. Cheers man :thumbsup:

melkao, hey man. She's a subdivision model, made in 3ds Max. Renderer is VRay, as are the textures and the lighting. Hair is just a couple of planes with a hairy map on them - works well for dark hair only. That's about it really.

Whenever I am modeling a character I always think about it in levels and I'm continually looking to take the model to the next level. I don't have any preconceived concept of how many levels there are of what each level should achieve but I always know when I've reached the next one and then try and look objectively at the model and strive to improve on it again. Not sure any of that makes sense... :)

authentic, The feet are long because, as hollietree points out, ballet dancers wear wooden blocks in ther shoes to help them do that thing where they walk on tip-toes. However, I have had a niggling thought that I might've over done it a bit with the length of them and may pull them in a cm or two. Cheers dude.

hollietree, - nod- :)

melkao
10-03-2007, 01:12 PM
melkao, hey man. She's a subdivision model, made in 3ds Max. Renderer is VRay, as are the textures and the lighting. Hair is just a couple of planes with a hairy map on them - works well for dark hair only. That's about it really.

Whenever I am modeling a character I always think about it in levels and I'm continually looking to take the model to the next level. I don't have any preconceived concept of how many levels there are of what each level should achieve but I always know when I've reached the next one and then try and look objectively at the model and strive to improve on it again. Not sure any of that makes sense... :)


it makes sense...but you didn't answer my other question....why, if you are working with 3d models...you are in illustration forum?:thumbsup:

pariahrob
10-03-2007, 01:28 PM
I have just joined this challenge and was looking through the entries.
Your s is by far my favourite. I laughed so loud my wife had to come to my studio and see what the matter was.
Good luck!

MartinNielsen
10-03-2007, 09:06 PM
Your skin shaders are all excellent :thumbsup: They make the characters look very believable, and that will benefit the final piece very well. Great work.

gshupe
10-03-2007, 09:26 PM
freakin awesome modeling. i really want to see your dude in his final ballerina posture!

varma
10-04-2007, 08:26 AM
Amazing render and super duper shader work!
:thumbsup:

pseudonympending
10-04-2007, 08:36 AM
melkao,

it makes sense...but you didn't answer my other question....why, if you are working with 3d models...you are in illustration forum?

I don't know is the answer. It's been a few years since I last entered one of these challenges and the format has changed since then. It used to be a clear cut, 2d or 3d but now I'm not too sure where I'm supposed to be posting my work.

My best guess is that I can enter the illustration category with a 3d scene but if I want to eligable for the modeling and texturing awards I'll need to do a few 360s/flythroughs and enter it in the animation category. Anyone able to confirm that?


pariahrob,

I laughed so loud my wife had to come to my studio and see what the matter was.

Haha, execellent. Glad to hear it's envoking the intended reactions :thumbsup:


MartinNielsen, Cheers man. I have a vision of this thing looking quite real, whether it'll all come together as one is to be seen. Hope to start getting the scene together very soon.

AshCR24,

i really want to see your dude in his final ballerina posture

You may already have. It'll depend how well he works compositionally within the scene but, with the deadline looming, he may well stay as he is. cheers for your post :thumbsup:

melkao
10-04-2007, 04:07 PM
well....if i am right..you should be in the model dender/animation...i think that there's no need to enter in animation category. you can post just an 3d render escene....cause illustration cathegory is for illistrators(2d)...but you can ask in the FAQ forum for this challenge!.....


anyway good luck with your amazing work dude!:thumbsup:

miketche
10-04-2007, 07:35 PM
This Illustration category is for both 2D illustration and 3D stills. So he's fine.

Great work on this image by-the-way. I'm waiting for it all to come together.

pseudonympending
10-04-2007, 09:54 PM
varma, thanks man :)

melkao, That's definately the way it used to be but it seems it's changed a bit in recent challenges. I'll still get an animated entry in to make sure I cover all bases. Cheers for your concern :thumbsup:

miketche, should get something together soon. Thanks man.

authentic
10-04-2007, 10:23 PM
Illustration is for...illustration. No matter if 2d or 3d.
Animation is for animation or fly through with one picture
Short film is based on the screen play.

pseudonympending
10-05-2007, 09:32 AM
That' s what I figured. Cheers.

pseudonympending
10-05-2007, 12:40 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1191584403_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1191584403_large.jpg)

Here are the posed background dancers. So far I've made little attempt to differentiate them from one another. At some point I'll change the textures to make them look a bit different.

The plan is that these girls look unsure/unimpressed whilst in contrast the teacher will think he's the best thing since Margo Fontaine (famous ballet dancer, c'mon).

gpepper
10-05-2007, 01:33 PM
Great job Dave !
The girl is really cool !
Maybe some things to tweak in the skinning around the shoulders.

PsychoArt
10-05-2007, 03:30 PM
Great work!

Can't wait to se this finished!

P/

Peter-Eriksson
10-06-2007, 12:28 AM
Very impressing stuff I must say! Good luck!
/peter

pseudonympending
10-06-2007, 10:39 AM
gpepper, good call, the shoulders are far from perfect I agree. Cheers for your post :thumbsup:

PsychoArt, thanks man. Should have something together soon...

coolkonrad, cheers dude.

nwiz25
10-06-2007, 07:25 PM
yo bro! your scene is building up really well! :eek: not to mention the three hotties! :D
me very curious about your next update! :eek:
cheers mate! :beer:

pseudonympending
10-08-2007, 07:53 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1191826423_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1191826423_large.jpg)

I've finished the materials for the dance teacher and posed her.

I'm now in the process of rendering out a complete scene with all the chracters in, will post soon.

pseudonympending
10-08-2007, 08:45 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1191829498_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1191829498_large.jpg)

Here it is.

There is still loads to do. As you can see I've experimented wtih some fairy wings on the main guy. They're just basic shapes atm but I like the concept so I think I'll finish them and give him a wand and a tiara to compliment them.

Also I'm considering adding a piano behind te teacher to fill that space and maybe just close the composition in a bit.

I've also experimented with depth of field. I want to keep the focus on the guy but I think I might tone it down a bit.

Ballet dancers need to be reposed and made unique.


I'm especially keen to hear what people have to say about the composition - it's easy in this sort of situation to end up with an image that is less than the value of all it's parts if you know what I mean. Done that before :-)

nwiz25
10-08-2007, 09:12 AM
bro you're on fire man!! :eek: this is crazy sexy cool stuff! :eek: i can't help starting at your work! very well executed!, not to mention the rendering! ! KICKASSS!!:buttrock: ( i wish they had a kickass smiley :D ) ...

following your upcoming elements which will be added soon :

- piano sounds great!
- depth of field is really cool! me planning to use it too ... will have to see how that works .. here its really good!
- will be looking forward to ballet dancers update
- i think the fairy wings can do with a little more transparency
- also .. get the guy a little bit in the centre of the scene .. ( he's the main attraction! :D )

really waiting for the final round! love your work dude! cheers! :beer:

varma
10-08-2007, 10:11 AM
I'm really enjoying this concept and the way you have executed it so far! Brilliant render!
The posing of his fingers are just priceless, very nice!
Compositionwise you asked, Imho;
You could use some shade of blue for his shoes, to accompony the teacher's dress!
Lights on the cieling could be removed or repositioned!
More hair for the teacher?

The idea of a piano is a great addition to the whole! Can't wait to see the next render!
Excellent shading work, btw!
:applause:

musi
10-08-2007, 01:05 PM
Fairy wings! Just great!
And love the teachers pose of admiration :applause:
His left hand is just wonderful! It looks though that the right one is a bit big, and somehow looks odd...
Great progress! You are almost at the finishing line! :D

MartinNielsen
10-08-2007, 02:07 PM
Superb rendering! :thumbsup: I knew this would look good all together.

digital-bobert
10-08-2007, 03:06 PM
hheheheh... very funny :)

DougFerreira
10-08-2007, 04:10 PM
this is really nice and funny! I like it very much! You said that you would like to see some opinions on the composition,I would like to give some sugestions,just ideas see what you think about then:Adding the piano is a good idea,I think it would be nice also to add some natural diagonal lights coming from a window out of frame,focusing on the main characters,leaving the background in a darker atmosphere.Just a sugestion,good luck on the competition!

melkao
10-08-2007, 04:21 PM
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Hiun
10-08-2007, 04:28 PM
Simply fantastic!!:thumbsup: Lovely modeling and texturing. The render is simply gorgeous, GREAT work!
The idea of using the piano to close the composition is a great idea and it would really help also in that it makes it feel as if he is dancing to something, not just there. I mean... someone is actually playing the piano for this guy to dance... haha:D

Somehow I find the female characters to be VERY important in this piece Dave. The post with just the 3 of them instantly triggered my curiousity as to what they could be looking at. But they have disappeared so much in the full scene that I am not feeling much of their emotions and presence anymore; they are too much in the back. I wish I could tell you exactly where to place them or what might work. Maybe it's just me, but I am not immersed as I know I should be in the image.

Hiun
10-08-2007, 05:28 PM
Hey my friend... I hope you don't mind but I was pushing things around in your image and I find that if you bring the girl with her hand over her mouth to the front and off of the image to the viewers right it will do a nice close of the compositon on the right side. It still directs the eye to the guy but at the same time allows you to see her expression. Also bringing her to the fron right makes a nice grouping of 2 with her and the girl with her arms crossed which solidifies the fact that they all find this situation to be ridiculous:D Try it and see what you think, it really changed the feel quite a bit. Also... I took the girl with her arm on the bar and put her exactly where you have the duplicate at the back but the position is reversed, so her arm stretched out to the left instead of right, and the dynamic changed also, mainly because in that position she seems to have turned around and has gone out of her way to look. The other girl seemed to just pick up her head because she was already facing to the right. I hope I was of some help. I wish you all the best!:thumbsup: Here is where I placed them... I erased the extras at the back just to keep it minimal.

http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/11/15/382229/Files/Dave-edit.jpg

karko
10-08-2007, 05:52 PM
Very great characters: modeling and texturing !

Your picture is funny but without vulgarity and, curiously, the male character is gracious !
(and I do not think as Hiun because I like too much the expression of the young girl on the right !)

Marc

pseudonympending
10-08-2007, 06:42 PM
Great response, cheers guys :thumbsup:

nwiz25, cheers for your post and thanks for the suggestions. Will do on the fairy wings - they'll be a similar material to the tutu - I want that sort of 'mum made' look to them :-) I'll possibly move him a fraction to the left but I think it's better for the composition to keep him slightly off centre. We'll see... Cheers man.

varma,

You could use some shade of blue for his shoes, to accompony the teacher's dress!
Lights on the cieling could be removed or repositioned!
More hair for the teacher?


Like the idea of the blue shoes to tie the characters towther however I think it would be a shame to ruin his outfit. great idea though, i'll have to look for another way to bring some blue in.

Not sure those lights myself, might just turn them off.

The teacher has her hair in a bun, if you could see behing her this would be more obvious. I'll consider giving her a pony tail to make it more obvious that she's not bald :-)

Cheers for you posts :thumbsup:

musi,

His left hand is just wonderful! It looks though that the right one is a bit big, and somehow looks odd...


Agreed. When I posted the previous shot of him I photshopped his hand smaller. It's an optical illusion as he is of course symmetrical. I'll be repositioning the hand to hold a wand but if it still looks big I'll defo shrink it.

Cheers man.

MartinNielsen, I knew this would look good all together. Yeah, I knew it too... Er... (wipes sweat from bow) :)

digital-bobert, cheers man.

melkao, :thumbsup:

Hiun,

The post with just the 3 of them instantly triggered my curiousity as to what they could be looking at. But they have disappeared so much in the full scene that I am not feeling much of their emotions and presence anymore; they are too much in the back.
Very good point.

Hey my friend... I hope you don't mind but I was pushing things around in your image and I find that if you bring the girl with her hand over her mouth to the front and off of the image to the viewers right it will do a nice close of the compositon on the right side. It still directs the eye to the guy but at the same time allows you to see her expression. Also bringing her to the fron right makes a nice grouping of 2 with her and the girl with her arms crossed which solidifies the fact that they all find this situation to be ridiculous:D Try it and see what you think, it really changed the feel quite a bit. Also... I took the girl with her arm on the bar and put her exactly where you have the duplicate at the back but the position is reversed, so her arm stretched out to the left instead of right, and the dynamic changed also, mainly because in that position she seems to have turned around and has gone out of her way to look. The other girl seemed to just pick up her head because she was already facing to the right. I hope I was of some help. I wish you all the best!:thumbsup: Here is where I placed them... I erased the extras at the back just to keep it minimal.

http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/11/15/382229/Files/Dave-edit.jpg

Don't mind atall. I really like what you've done with the girl at the back, that really works. I'm not so keen on having that particular girl at the front - she's my least favourite of the three largely becasue the arm looks a bit rubbish. I totally take you're point on how it helps the composition though so I might go back in and sort out the model and then bring her forward.

Great suggsestions and I appreciate you taking the time to pull things about. Cheers man :thumbsup:

karko, I like too much the expression of the young girl on the right

She is the girl that I prefer too, and I think her moody expression really helps with the story as she was, until this guy showed up, the star pupil. not sure which way to go just yet but ther'll definately be some changes coming soon. cheers for your post :thumbsup:


Thanks to everyone who's posted, more updates coming soon....

Hiun
10-08-2007, 06:56 PM
No problem at all my friend, glad I could help a little :)

Gunilla
10-08-2007, 08:09 PM
Wonderful work here right from the start! The concept is really good and it seems to become a great final :thumbsup:

karko
10-08-2007, 08:17 PM
I think her moody expression really helps with the story as she was Yes I think also that: the girl is moody because the old and ordinary man is a marvellous dancer extremely gracious ...

pseudonympending
10-09-2007, 07:39 AM
Hiun, always appreciated :thumbsup:

Gunilla, thanks man, I'm glad to see that it has come together well, was worried for a mintue :)

karko, you got it :thumbsup:

Djampa
10-19-2007, 06:18 PM
Haha this is so good.

Congratulations, keep it up and good luck !



cya,

unf0rg1v3n
11-03-2007, 07:27 AM
Hay man, excellent character work. The inital models are breathtaking and extremely well crafted. The textures and anatomy really look top quality. But...

my only comment would be the compositional space of the image. The craftness and detail of the models is lost with their current placement in the scene - its not to say that its bad, it just feels like the piece needs more focus on its technical saaviness. For example, moving the camera up and looking down at the characters would minimize the unnessesary space and pull everything a bit more into focus (since its 3D, its a bit more foregiving with this type of change). Thats my two cents. Hope it helped or even made sense!jaja.

Liuba
11-07-2007, 04:35 PM
Hahaha, well, not so strange, but I love the way a tutor looking at this man :))) Good emotions!

pseudonympending
11-15-2007, 10:32 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1195165934_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12805/12805_1195165934_large.jpg)

Introducing the new star pupil of Ms Tingle's Ballet School For Girls - former builder and rugby player, Andy Marsh.

A warning to all men undergoing a mid-life crisis but who cannot afford a Porsche.

Hiun
11-15-2007, 10:52 PM
Hahahaha I really like this. You did a very nice arrangement and the addition of the piano really closed the deal on the image. Congratulations my friend. I have been hoping to see you complete this piece in time for the close of the challenge. You have my best wishes!!:thumbsup:

pseudonympending
11-16-2007, 03:32 PM
Whew, well I just made it. Had a nightmare rendering this but made it just in time.

Djampa, cheers man.

jpmonroyal, I tired your suggestion with the camera up but if I moved the camera up then his arms would cut through the other characters in the scene and that was not what I wanted. Cheers for your suggestion.

Liuba, not so strange you say... This sort of thing normal where you're from? :-)

Hiun, hey man. Cheers for your support. It was touch and go for a bit but I manged to get it rendered in the end - the scene was so complex it was killing my machine. But hey, I made it and I can put it to bed now :-)

Thanks to everyone who has offerd me their comments and crituques through this. Now for beer.

guterrez
11-16-2007, 03:51 PM
hehehe, very cool scene and very good models too
the attitude of the characters is great, especially of the main characters
would have been nice if the background characters have more interaction, maybe one girl whispering in the others ear for example
all in all very well done, best of luck for the challenge

quote: But hey, I made it and I can put it to bed now :-)
be carefull which one of them you put to bed, you could experience some baaaaaaad surprises muahaha^^

cheers,
Mathias

unf0rg1v3n
11-16-2007, 09:32 PM
no problem man! The result looks better than what I thought my seggestion would look like. Awsome work! I love the teacher's pose too - she looks so pleased with his elegant dancing and delicate footwork... its just funny. haha

GonzaloGolpe
11-16-2007, 10:24 PM
Wow dude, I donīt know, I think your work is my favourite in this section... or one of my favourites...

from my point of view you represent the hole idea of the strange behaviour theme.

I wish you all the good luck and keep dancing!:D

Regards,

_Zalo.

pseudonympending
11-19-2007, 08:57 AM
guterrez,would have been nice if the background characters have more interaction, maybe one girl whispering in the others ear for example

That's a great idea which I never thought of. I'm sure you'll forgive me if I don't go back and change things now though :-)

I based the main characters on my parents and am really pleased with the likeness. It felt I was casting them in the roles and it really helps to interpret the emmotion when you're imaging someone you know doing it - plus anyone who knows my dad finds this thing infinitely funnier. Maybe I should introduce him to the judges... :-)

Cheers for your post.

jpmonroyal, thanks dude :thumbsup:

gG, from my point of view you represent the hole idea of the strange behaviour theme.
I've always felt it was a strong concept in terms of strange behaviour which is why I went with the first idea I had - not something that people generally recommend. Let's hope the judges see it that way... :)

Cheers dude.

musi
11-19-2007, 09:05 AM
Hi Dave,

Congratulations! It is a great peace, one of the best Strange Behaviors around here!
Specially love Ms Tingle's expression and pose :)!

Good luck with judging!

pseudonympending
11-21-2007, 10:37 PM
Musi,

Hi Dave,

Congratulations! It is a great peace, one of the best Strange Behaviors around here!
Specially love Ms Tingle's expression and pose :)!

Good luck with judging!

Thanks a lot. :thumbsup:

OKMER
11-22-2007, 12:13 AM
Hey ronflll!!!Love it.Funny and great execution man!Congratz on finishing a great pic!Cheers!

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