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CgEye
06-27-2007, 07:11 PM
Rafi B.A is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/view_entries.php?challenger=12942)

Latest Update: Modeling: Zbrushing
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1183824635_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=4503133#post4503133)

CgEye
06-27-2007, 07:29 PM
I'm very excited about entering this challange, cuz i can get a chance to work on something that i wanted to do for quite al while now.

Also i've been working as a modeler in the industry a few years , and it's been a long time since i worked out of my own concepts. shame on me.. :rolleyes:

CgEye
06-27-2007, 07:33 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1182969215_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1182969215_large.jpg)

Well, the concept i'm gonna work on was acatually something i started when i was about 16 y/o. and i drew it on the wall in my room. it ended out like this...

gpepper
06-27-2007, 08:18 PM
Nice to have an old concept behind. I always thought that these challenges can help us to create pictures we all had, one day in our dreams or head or sheet of paper or...wall...
have fun Rafi !

CgEye
06-27-2007, 09:28 PM
yeah! exactly my friend :thumbsup:

good luck to you !!

CgEye
06-27-2007, 09:39 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1182976745_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1182976745_large.jpg)

Here's a new version of this tiger, done in photoshop this time. and also an actual concept this time...
i believe i'll add some more details as i go in to it, like tears in the cloths and maybe a print on the t-shirt. as you may have guessed he's into rock, and he can rock hard!! hehe :)

Xion-Cajou
06-27-2007, 11:46 PM
You tiger rocks CgEye!! Hes got personallity. How do you deal with voice and music?

AtomAndBrad
06-27-2007, 11:51 PM
As cliche and obvious as it sounds, I can't picture him singing anything but "Eye of the Tiger" XD

Sketch looks good ^_^ Looking forward to seeing more.

MoutMout
06-28-2007, 12:00 AM
The design is awesome love it so muuuuch!

Good luck to you !

iadagraca
06-28-2007, 01:18 AM
Looks awesome. hmmmm, i need to up my drawing to that lvl before i hit 16 ;).

CgEye
06-28-2007, 06:03 AM
thanks for the replies! glad you like it.

xioncajou - good question about the sound and music. I allready took care of that...
I'm gonna have a good friend of mine, who's a center piece of 2 awesome rock bands in Israel :buttrock:, create an original track for me. He recently asked me to model a character for a new video for his band, so i asked this favour in exchange :beer:.
I'm really excited about it.


AtomAndBrad - LOL. like you said... total cliche. I guess i'll have to surprise you. ;)

icedeyes
06-28-2007, 11:07 AM
I have to say that the sketch is just beautiful.. really great posture.. cant wait to see more

Bayaron
06-29-2007, 06:28 AM
The best! =)) go go!!

CgEye
06-29-2007, 08:48 AM
thanks icedeyes for the kind words! come back soon :)

Igor - Hey, glad to see here. thank you !!

CgEye
06-29-2007, 08:52 AM
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Here's a rough model of the character. it's mainly for bringing it into 3d and playing with it a bit to see if the proportions work. just a fast sketch before i go in deeper.

CgEye
06-29-2007, 09:11 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1183104689_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1183104689_large.jpg)

I created a very simple rig made of bones an ik's just to see how this model can move.. i like when it starts moving , it's like a mannequin coming to life.
So in this process i found out for instance that the arms were too long at first (the previous image is after the fix).
I aslo created a fast morph of a screaming expression to help visualize this.
I think it works pretty well. please let me know if i'm wrong. or maybe if i'm right :)

thoughtcriminal
06-29-2007, 10:39 AM
Good luck man!

Regarding the pose, I kind of liked the pose you had in that photoshop sketch you posted better than this one, it has more attitude to it and for me it's more interesting. It's also a better example of "strange behaviour" referencing to tigers' personalities.

...Having said that, I'm a little unsure about the concept itself:
For the modern people who've been exposed to so many fantazy stories, brought to life in so many techniques and styles, "A singing tiger" might not be considered a strange behaviour at all... Of course it will all be a lot clearer when detail and more information will be added to your concept sketches, I just thought I'd bring my thoughts regarding the concept as early as possible :)

Anyway, wherever you take this - I support and eager to see where you'll get with it!
Good luck once more, and keep us tuned!

Cheers mate

CgEye
06-29-2007, 05:55 PM
Hey man!!
good to see you here, thanks for the feedback!

Regarding the pose, this is an animation challange, and not a still. so this character has to "go" somewhere. What i really like, and want to show here, is exactly the contrast between that pose i sketched to this kind of crazy animal roar. And i found this pose is better for testing him out, for it is more extreme. I hope that clears that.

I know the concept is not too clear yet, i want you to come back and see where it goes :)

:buttrock:

Kid-Mesh
06-30-2007, 02:41 AM
Very nice start....reminds me of some of Timothy Albee's stuff. :thumbsup:

lemasterjg
06-30-2007, 04:16 AM
two birds with one stone on this project, finish an old work from the wall and a character for a band. nice low-poly model so far are you going to do a high rez in mudbox or zbrush for the final piece?

CgEye
06-30-2007, 11:40 AM
Thanks Kid-Mesh. I checked out Timothy Albee's stuff, i never heard of him before, thanks for the reference :) the concept is pretty close, but the style is gonna be very different.

lemasterjg - The character for the band that i menssioned is not this one. This is totally for my own satisfaction.
Yeah, I'm gonna go into Zbrush with this. Thank you!

ozawa3106
07-01-2007, 01:42 PM
Thanks Kid-Mesh. I checked out Timothy Albee's stuff, i never heard of him before, thanks for the reference :) the concept is pretty close, but the style is gonna be very different.

It also may be quite different style but check out my childhood helo too, Tigar Mask!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNsISAj3kV0

CgEye
07-01-2007, 05:00 PM
LOL!
Actually that's exactly the style i'm going for ;)
hehe...
Thanks for sharing that.

CgEye
07-03-2007, 11:06 AM
I didn't upload any thing in the past week, Been a bit busy with other stuff.
One of them is looking at some Zbrush3 tutorials, and improving my knowladge about it, and it's getting me exctied to get to that stage.

Meen while, i'm up-res'ing the model I've worked on and I'll post an update soon.

CgEye
07-03-2007, 06:37 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1183484236_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1183484236_large.jpg)

Here's an update of the model after i made it higher res. i chose to keep it unsmoothed for now, cuz it rounds stuff up, and it's not really the look i'm going for. I'll take to Zbrush from here to get the detail going.

CgEye
07-07-2007, 05:10 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1183824635_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/18/12942/12942_1183824635_large.jpg)

started Zbrushing the character.
comments are surely welcome...

dmonk
07-07-2007, 07:19 PM
This is coming along great!

Young3D
07-07-2007, 09:50 PM
Lovely Design. "Sure the final step will look greats!!!

cbernardo
07-07-2007, 11:23 PM
Great style! Your character looks very good!

Cheers,
Carlos

T4D
07-08-2007, 12:27 PM
Very nice I love the style,.- Sharp, clean, clear and very cool :thumbsup:

Mike Nuts
07-09-2007, 06:02 PM
Great job on remaining the style after 'z-brushing'. Definitely a :cool: guy.

Paul-M
07-10-2007, 11:02 AM
great idea man! :thumbsup:

and it reminds me a song for Rocky movies, "The Eye of the Tiger" or something like that :scream:
well, you know what i'm speaking about :buttrock:

Airflow
07-11-2007, 10:31 PM
Thats just beautiful work, Ill be watching this thread...

CgEye
08-11-2007, 12:54 PM
thanks for the replies!

I've been "off" the project for a few weeks due to starting a new job, and not finding the time.
But i really wanna get this done so i'll start updating again soon. promise :D

KoraggTheKnightWolf
10-14-2007, 06:56 PM
thats very good i love it

amin1333
10-17-2007, 12:37 PM
thanks for the replies! glad you like it.

xioncajou - good question about the sound and music. I allready took care of that...
I'm gonna have a good friend of mine, who's a center piece of 2 awesome rock bands in Israel :buttrock:, create an original track for me. He recently asked me to model a character for a new video for his band, so i asked this favour in exchange :beer:.
I'm really excited about it.


AtomAndBrad - LOL. like you said... total cliche. I guess i'll have to surprise you. ;)

I like your tiger character, I'm waiting for it's music clip, it will be gr8

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