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DTRAN
02-17-2008, 07:06 AM
** UPDATE ON LAST PAGE **
This is all so very exciting. Will be posting some sketches soon.

adriendebos
02-17-2008, 07:30 PM
Yeah man! Glad to see you entering the contest! Good luck!

paratrooper
02-18-2008, 06:28 AM
How are you?
I can't wait to see your artworks.
Cheers. Dave.

DTRAN
02-21-2008, 05:50 AM
Wow the war is really heating up, i am seeing alot of cool entries.

Here is an idea i have been toying with for my Space Pirate character. I always wanted to create a space pirate character.
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt01.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt02.jpg

I was thinking he would have this parasite that latched onto his back(i won't go into details here) giving him an extra arm to attack, defend, and reach with.
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt03.jpg

Here is another sketch i did up on the train to work.
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt04.jpg

Thats all i got for now i am still refining him until allthe pieces make sense before i start to model. I will try to get in some more concepts tonight.

Feedbacks and suggestions are always welcome.

Soggyclog
02-21-2008, 05:56 AM
Very good. Your posessed pirate will destroy all. I'll hold your hand till the bitter end. K?

sagishow
02-21-2008, 07:11 AM
cool job I like it

Veles
02-21-2008, 08:48 AM
Cool scetch! I liked paint on his face...realy good idea!

DTRAN
02-21-2008, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the comments guys.

here is a small update. just trying to get his clothes and gears to look right. I've also added twin blade type things.

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt05.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt06.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt07.jpg

some more updates tonight.

bradjames
02-21-2008, 03:57 PM
Really interesting character. I love the large blades. Great job

superpauloitalo
02-21-2008, 04:00 PM
Wow! Really good! I'll keep an eye on you!

ximage
02-21-2008, 04:44 PM
Liking where this is going. keep it up.


digging the big swords, but then again who doesn't :P

Pragmatist
02-21-2008, 05:33 PM
Very nice piraty-sneaky-guy. Major coolness.

Now quit noodling and do a basemodel. :D

RedRepublik
02-21-2008, 05:35 PM
i love the blades. i'm also glad you lost the tenticle. this looks like a contender for sure

d.a.m.e.
02-21-2008, 05:44 PM
You got a strong design going here D, keep going man. No sleep, no time, no doubt!

paratrooper
02-21-2008, 05:45 PM
Same as before, it looks great.
I love the shape overall. I'm looking foraward to seeing the next one.
cheers.:)

Airflow
02-21-2008, 06:40 PM
Love it, a pirate warrior.

damdischink
02-21-2008, 06:42 PM
pretty strong nice design u have man,, def digging this. Not so sure about the double blade though, there's something about it that doesnt fit the character right.

dronetheories
02-21-2008, 07:20 PM
The idea kicks @$$, i am looking forward to more and now you make me want to draw! bah... to bad I'm working.

Soggyclog
02-21-2008, 09:02 PM
Yeah man, the two blades work great in my opinion.

dingwang6
02-21-2008, 10:38 PM
u got the style man~nice design

jocz
02-21-2008, 10:47 PM
Great design, blades are looking really cool,
what is his new magic power ? Ice blades ?

OKMER
02-21-2008, 11:37 PM
Yehh,nice well balanced lines man!!!Keep m coming!Great start!
Cheers
:beer:

dmightyone
02-22-2008, 01:03 AM
i really like the way that this concept is going, very interesting and very simple silhouette, easy to look at. keep the great work going

guadzou
02-22-2008, 02:21 AM
I love the design !
he is my favorite concept .
guad

JMHartwork
02-22-2008, 02:27 AM
It's good to see people posting there sketches already, I'm a little late on that but will have some concepts up hopefully soon.

RedGlass
02-22-2008, 05:55 AM
I like your design so far, but I feel that the forearms and shins need a little more defined shape for them to be more interesting. Glad you went with the skull facepaint, and I think the staff weapon you had before would work better than the punching daggers your experimenting with now.

My thoughts. Good luck and have fun!

Rezeroth
02-22-2008, 07:15 AM
Have not seen any space pirate entries so far.. Loving the concept of that ice shard tail.. :D
Thumbs up!!
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ninjacore
02-22-2008, 01:45 PM
good shit. i'll keep an eye on this.

hiroshilee
02-22-2008, 03:35 PM
whooaa, great work!! Cant' wait to see it in 3D.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Lukavi
02-22-2008, 03:46 PM
I really like your space pirate idea, it think it has a lot of potential. I also like how the weapons you made fit his character.

DTRAN
02-22-2008, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the comments and feedback guys, much appreciate! i am trying a bit of this and that at the moment. I wanna get started on the 3D model soon but i also really want to have a good floor plan to work from as well. i might crack this weekend and get started on the head first :)

If you haven't guessed, This character is a warlord, i wanted to do stalker at first, but things just sort of didn't work out for me going that route. As far as magic goes, still undecided, i am thinking Ice though. thats anothing thing i haven't thought about, i know, its bad, i'll try to get some comps up on that soon.

In the mean time, here are some quick gear comps variations, not sure what i wanna go with.

Again, crits are always welcome!

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt08.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt09.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt10.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt11.jpg

Just some quick replies:
Red - Thanks Jeff. Have you decided which direction you are gonna head in with yours? defiently can't wait to see your 3D. Oh, uh...i haven't lost the tentacle thing yet. ;)
Dame - thanks for the support bro. Start posting and remember you can't have more then 9000 tris!
Para - Many thanks for your feedback and guidence!
Dam - Check out some of the weapon comps i did. still deciding on this one.
Sogs - So you like the double double eh..........
Air/zenchi/Ding - Thank you guys!
Jocz - Thanks! i am leaning towards ice and freezy stuff :)
Okmer - Thank you! i love your work!!
Dmight/guad/Jmhart - Thank you guys!
Redglass - Thanks for the crits, totally agree with you on those!
Zereroth - Loving your DOMWAR III Entry!! :) thanks for the visit!
Hiro/Ninja/Lukavi - Thank you guys!

Alright, time to get on the train! have a good one guys!

dmonk
02-22-2008, 04:12 PM
Love iT! I like the single weapon option and the first option for arm gaurds.

DrFx
02-22-2008, 04:31 PM
Damn impressive!
I prefer weapon and arm numbers 4. Weapon no.1 should have a longer grip so it could fit two hands, being a single weapon.
So many impressive entries, I feel like quitting already! :|

adriendebos
02-22-2008, 04:46 PM
It's looking ok I guess. ;)
If you go for arms #4, You may have too many skulls on your character, and not enough beautiful CGTalk logos.
I love blades #2!

d.a.m.e.
02-23-2008, 05:47 PM
Its all comin together, beauty.

I like weapon #4, its like a billiclub but better designed :thumbsup:, his fighting stlye would be interesting with a weapon of choice as this.

I like arm armour #2, well just because its abit different then most other armour were used to seeing (ummmmm like in street fighter :bounce:)

I want to know more about this tenticle and how it came to be merged with the pirate?


more more more weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

NinjaA55N
02-23-2008, 11:55 PM
its just so awesome watching these great sketches. The style that u r using in these drawings is one of my favorite... a bit messy pencil lines but every single one of them on the right place.. anyhow, I also like those pirate facepaintings, and the tentacle coming out of his back. Will stay close to watch ur progress, coz it will be one hell of a ride :)

SashaP
02-24-2008, 12:07 AM
I'm really loving your design and amount of detail! Incredible job, can't wait to see finished!

BluntPencil
02-24-2008, 12:21 AM
I'm loving this guy more and more. His posture and proportions are just...yum. Keep it up!

oliveira
02-24-2008, 04:42 AM
great concept!!!

Alex Oliver

Nihilicon
02-24-2008, 07:44 AM
This is my personal favourite from everything I've looked at so far. Great concept, very interesting idea. beutifully executed so far.

PeddlePastEm
02-25-2008, 12:22 AM
This is looking amazing, cant wait to see the final concept and model. Definitley one of my favourites, keep on doing what your doing. All the best.

suk-grigorij
02-25-2008, 09:19 AM
Cool concepts for now. I think twin weapons looks better.

ba-dan
02-25-2008, 09:09 PM
one of my fav's too
and
-the old double swords
-assimetric colored arms, so 1 and 3, but a little more soft puching face on it

AgustinLV
02-27-2008, 01:05 PM
I loving the concept so far. For the gauntlets I would drop the Jim Kazama like ones and go for an asymmetric Kurgan-like look. I'll be following this one very close. Wish you best of lucks and hard work.

DTRAN
02-27-2008, 06:38 PM
Hey everyone Thanks for the feedbacks and comments, i think i got enough to start meshing around in 3d

a small update.

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt12.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt13.jpg


I decided to start roughing out the head, just throwing my polys everywhere.
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt14.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt15.jpg

I did a quick test with the hair. I threw a bunch of planes in.
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt17.jpg


Thanks!

paratrooper
02-27-2008, 06:46 PM
It's just small updated? Oh,,,it's so much better than the first one.
good start the face. I like the hair. Are you keeping the color,the black?
Cheers.:)

AgustinLV
02-27-2008, 07:01 PM
The face looks like a exaggerated version of Solid Snake, really badass.

d.a.m.e.
02-27-2008, 08:41 PM
great start on the face, proportions are awesome D. I like the approach on the hair as well, most efficient and effective forsure.

Pragmatist
02-27-2008, 09:33 PM
Hey, like what I'm seeing.

I guess my only critique at this point would be that I find his face a little too.. perfect. And I know you're just building at the moment, but I find him a little blank. I'd like to see some sort of flaw- in the geo (not just the normal map) that gives him some interesting imperfections- and therefore more character. Maybe bigger eyebags, or a more defined nasal-labial fold, or creases running from the inner edge of the eye to the cheek. Nothing too over the top, but some distiguishing facial characteristics.

Equinoxx
02-27-2008, 10:15 PM
hm YUMMIE this.

Love the concepting style. DIG the parasitebag/cover and the start for the 3d looks to be equally tasty to the 2d ...

subscribed. cause I don't want to miss a thing

HappyCookie
02-27-2008, 10:40 PM
Pretty nice work, I feel sorry for discovering it so lately, your 2D style reminds me of Yoji Shinkawa, and your 3D model looks like it won't betray your concept. Keep us updated.

YongWei
03-01-2008, 01:46 AM
Amazin Progress! I love your sketches & idea!! keep up the good work

-DW3- (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=234&t=599361)

DTRAN
03-01-2008, 04:58 AM
Thanks everyone for your crits and comments.
I should have some more to show this weekend.

YongWei - Thanks Yong!! I see you got a pretty good start on yours! NICE!
Happy Cookie - Oh wow! i love Yoji`s art! I will do my best to stay on top of updates. Thanks!
Equinoxx - Thank you Equinox, Please stay awhile.
Pragmatist - Totally. I have done some changes to the model recently. i`ll post on the
weekend. Thanks!
d.a.m.e. - Thanks Bro! When are you gonna start modeling yours.
AgustinLV - Thanks Man! Solid Snake KICKS ASS!!
paratrooper - Hey lee! I was just testing the hair out. Thanks! BTW I am loving your Character over at CGLAND!
ba-dan - Thanks for stopping by Ba-dan!
suk-grigorij - Yeah some of the guys at work are totally in the same boat as you.....i am sorta leaning towards them. Thanks!
PeddlePastEm - I am keeping on keeping on.Thanks!
Nihilicon - Thank you for the kind words, Nihilicon.
BluntPencil -Thanks Blunt! really digging your Character for this comp. LOving the glows!
Oliveira - OMG its OLIVEIRA!! :) Loving your DWIII entry!
SashaP - Thanks Sash, the finish line is so far away still.
NinjaA55N- Glad to have you along for the ride, your thread is looking pretty sweet too!:)
GoldoO - can you ever really go wrong with too many skulls? lol Thanks Adrien, your progress on your thread is just killer!
DrFx - Good point. i might just do that. thanks for the comment Drfx
dmonk - Thanks Dmonk, i am still undecided. i think it will work itself out when i start modeling it.


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MarkDiokno
03-01-2008, 06:26 AM
Great work on the designs...I love the blades!:thumbsup:

hiroshilee
03-01-2008, 01:46 PM
really cool ! ! I'm really really really liking your character. Keep it up!:thumbsup:

sagishow
03-05-2008, 06:27 AM
That was one amazing thing.GOD bless u

walrus
03-05-2008, 06:56 AM
Looking great so far! I love how the hair is coming along. As for weapons, I really like the one in the lower left - the same one you posted way back in post #8, the sword with the handle on the end perpendiculat to the blade. Nice design, and looking forward to more! Good luck!

RedRepublik
03-05-2008, 06:13 PM
great updates. i like the hair alot. you aren't wasting any time on this huh.

Miqosis
03-05-2008, 06:28 PM
Absolutely gorgeous, man. Makes me wish I'd jumped on this thing a lot sooner.

chindian
03-05-2008, 08:40 PM
Hey Dtran - lookin awesome here! I'm really digging this concept - good sense of weight and nice silhoutte... I'm really liking the face design with the skull paint on it. No. 4 on the weapon design sticks out to me... and No. 2 on the forearm guard...

Only thing i got some reservations about is the parasite growing out of his back... it's a cool concept but not sure how it's gonna fit in, or what purpose it serves... but i'll hold my judgement till later... I know it's all WIP now...

Lookin good - I'll be following this thread! Keep it up man!

Peace.
_T

BloodTaster
03-06-2008, 06:20 PM
Hey, awesome stuff! more updates please!! hehe:scream:

njoo
03-06-2008, 06:42 PM
Man... I love your style, I just realize it's for the 3D, and u got real solid 2D, more update, can't wait to see more of your stuff~! Ur website's down? T_T hehe ttyl!

MikeHill
03-06-2008, 06:55 PM
oh man, sweetness. I peed a little

Equinoxx
03-06-2008, 07:00 PM
I think i'm in desperate need of an update here ...

DTRAN
03-07-2008, 05:34 PM
Just got back from a trip, I am not making much progress on this. Which hurts, looking at the calender here, theres about a month left. jeezus! i better haul ass!

again some minor updates, i meant to update last sunday before my trip, but couldn't do it. I am having a bit of a problem with how his clothes fit on him. i knew i should have concepted it out a bit more. damnit!

Here are some screenies, still got a bit of work on the head still.

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt18.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt19.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt20.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt21.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt22.jpg


Thanks everyone for your crits and comments.

MarkDiokno : Thanks man. Blades are in.
hiroshilee : :) Thanks Hiro, digging yours as well!
sagishow : Haha. Thanks!
walrus : Ah, yes Walrus, read your tutorial on imagine fx. nicely done and thank you!
RedRepublik : Thanks Jeff, going to do a second visit on the hair. and i have wasted time :( looks like you haven't!
Miqosis : Thank you!
chindian : Yeah the parasite. so undecided on that still, i might just have some cool parrot....an EVIL parrot on his shoulder. I guess it will depend on the Tris i am left with after the character and weapon.
BloodTaster : Heres a small update and thanks for looking!
njoo : Dude i have been following your work for along while now! so glad you joined the CGTALK side :) Thanks for the kind words! I can't wait to see yours when its done, i know you can kick some serious ass! Yep site is down for now. maybe i will put it backup after this comp.
MikeyH : hahaha.
Equinoxx : Sorry E, this is not a very full on update.

Well, as i said before, time to haul ass!

Whats up with our logo?

adriendebos
03-08-2008, 07:34 AM
I'm really digging the coat so far! You're on the right track, keep it up man!

ColdKodiak
03-08-2008, 07:44 AM
rock it man. nice

Maddog-CP
03-08-2008, 02:00 PM
Great stuff! Prolly one of my favorite concepts so far yup!
The detailed drawings of his armor, shirts, gear etc is awesome, I love the way you put everything together, its a great way to visualize how you will build things in 3D, I get a great vision of how everything would realistically fit together.

Comments - I would suggest a single handed weapon, Pirates usually use pistols or something but typically are deep into close combat fightings, between ships, barges or whatever type of space / future environment he is from. One might suggest twin weapons because of the close combat but I would think having a free hand to grab a pistol, grab railings, rope, cables etc would be a more functional strategy. Stab /block with weapon, activate traps, pulleys, grab apponent with free fist hand, or fire range weapons. I think it would be too cumbersome using both hands to wield twin weapons. Plus character has that alien thing on him, its kinda a stabbing thing, why would he use twin weapons?

DoInferno
03-08-2008, 02:12 PM
Very nice character. Very nice start.

VinayKr
03-08-2008, 02:19 PM
coming out nicely.........reallyy huge

Hideyoshi
03-08-2008, 02:23 PM
Wowza, your groundwork in terms of sketching/concepting is awesome! You could equally go for 2D, haha!
Can't wait for the model taking shape!

The Flork
03-09-2008, 10:16 AM
haha Iím glad your not doing 2d! If those are your ruffs Iím afraid to see what the real deal would be lol so far this is one of my favorite concepts! I canít wait to see more!

As far as your weapons go, I think your first 2 concepts on the first page are the best, especially the 2 blades. They look so sick in that first pic, id try and capture that again. I donít know if itís the blue and red of this latest line up, but all of them looked goofy to me, even my favored duel blades. Let me look again.... ok I see what it is now, in the original they had the handle go back and under his arm a little, and I think that helps balance the blade. I think also in the red/blue you have it pointed down ward slightly and for it to work I think the blade has to be the same angle as the forearm.

Hydelloon
03-10-2008, 03:51 PM
Amazing concept!
Definitely my favorite entry till now. Very stylized character! It simply rocks!! Hope that the the 3D modeling will be as outstanding as the sketchings.
Congratulations!

Soggyclog
03-11-2008, 06:06 AM
Looking awesome dude. I enjoy it.

Equinoxx
03-11-2008, 05:13 PM
no it's not a full on update by a long shot :p i need MORE ...

looking sweet man, one question though, seeing as this will probably be the lowpoly, what's going on with the very closetoghether faces/edges on the bandana ? I would think it's a waste of faces since they don't do anything for shape/form

DTRAN
03-11-2008, 06:26 PM
Hey E, yeah that wont be there in the end. i am doing some mirror modeling and just throwing polys around and blocking it things out. the optimization phase is still to come. omg 4 weeks left!

Equinoxx
03-11-2008, 11:03 PM
yeah thought so, just checking, could've been an oversight ...

OMG 4 weeks ?!?! hurry up man ... you NEED to finish this, imo it's among the strongest entries.

DTRAN
03-17-2008, 11:26 AM
Here is my current progress. He is about 85% done, i have bits to add and areas to optimize still, I think i am still going to go with the tentacle. he just feels bare without it.
Here are some screenies.

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt26.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt28.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt29.jpg


Right, so i did some more sketches on the train, just thought i'd post these as well.

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt30.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt31.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt32.jpg


Thats it for this update, I am about to start the some zbrush work for his face. will post more then i get some done!

As always, thanks for the comments and feedbacks guys!

Equinoxx - Thanks E, i am hurrying. God, i hope this turns out! :|
Sogs - *hugs*
Hydelloon - I hope so too Hyde, thanks!
The Flork - Thanks Flork :)
Hideyoshi - haha thank you H! I still have alot to work on with my 2d! I dig your stuff tho!
VinayKr / DoInferno - Thank you, guys!
Maddog-CP - Thanks for the feedback Mad, I think i just might go with the one blade.
ColdKodiak - Thanks Cold!
GoldoO - Thanks Adrien! Thanks for your help with the ears! :) you rock!

DTRAN
03-17-2008, 11:27 AM
Forgot these...

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt23.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt24.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt25.jpg

madshooter
03-17-2008, 11:40 AM
Chatacter model is looking cool. Waiting for sculpting update:)

Hydelloon
03-17-2008, 12:26 PM
Great model! :applause: But IMO the legs seem a little thin compared to the rest of the character. Maybe you should add little "muscle" :p or maybe some length to the legs.
Anyway great work so far. Congrats!!

DTRAN
03-17-2008, 03:34 PM
Hydelloon - Omg! you are so right! i was trying to put my finger on what was off about it. i have been staring at it too long! Thanks!

Madshooter - I am a bit new to zbrush, this will be interestings :|

- thx!

ReK0
03-17-2008, 04:50 PM
i think its incredible. your a very good concept artist as well as modeler. i cant wait to see more! :D

MarkDiokno
03-17-2008, 04:53 PM
Looks awesome:thumbsup: I love how the model is coming along...and the sketches of the hand details are cool..definately one of my favourite designs I've seen so far out of the bunch..

RedRepublik
03-17-2008, 05:20 PM
dude! this is looking great. i really like the drawing of the arm on the right. and i love the japanese-ish looking flag that you incorporated into the design. i can't wait to see the zbrush work

paratrooper
03-17-2008, 05:37 PM
good model. :)
when are you posing the highpoly moel of the head?
let me know when you post it.
looks great.

Nizza
03-24-2008, 07:52 PM
dude, awsome work. Been checking this thread daily for updates man. Hope you do as good a job on the high poly as you have the low one. And your 2d skills = awsome.

keep it up man and make sure you finish this one :D

all the best

DTRAN
03-25-2008, 09:14 AM
Thanks for the comments and crits guys. not having a ton of luck tonight, my laptop keeps crashing when i try to render out normal maps. :( this is bad. i did manage to get an older W.I.P head to render. so i went ahead and tested it in Xnormal and Max. I think the head and arms are all i can do in zbrush, the rest is going to have to be old fashion texture job with photoshop generated normals....:|

Here is a small update. Still working on the head, theres no textures.
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt33.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt34.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt35.jpg

Nizza
03-26-2008, 05:17 PM
head looks great man. Bummer about your laptop crashings, kinda surprised you're not doing this on a desktop or somthing. You could always try doing your normals in zbrush or somthing else but that might eat up to much time.

Really hope you can still get somthing awsome done, I gotta see how you tackle those clothes.

hope it all works out and best of luck with it :D

yongs
03-27-2008, 02:51 PM
looking good! really love your sketches man. looking forward to your updates as well!

Synectikos
03-27-2008, 07:25 PM
Looking great Dr. Tran. Keep up the work and I hope you complete on time. It would be a shame if this didn't make it after all your hard work. Gitter done!

kkem
03-28-2008, 11:40 PM
this is one of my fav's, so i'm looking forward to more updates. I like the head, it looks a little like arnie, and woody harrelson to me :shrug:.

d.a.m.e.
03-29-2008, 07:08 PM
Thank goodness for the extension :D

walrus
03-29-2008, 11:23 PM
Nice modeling on the face! I'm looking forward to seeing how he looks with the hair and opacity maps in there too. Good luck!

DTRAN
04-03-2008, 08:26 AM
Thanks for the comments and input guys, totall appreciate them!

Here is an update, not a ton done, been having having alot of crashes on my laptop, but got some more ram lastnight :) the textures are far off from done :( especially his shirt.
getting back to it. laters!

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt37.jpg

dmightyone
04-03-2008, 09:25 AM
wow that turned out great, i'm glad you'r gonna be able to finish it in time, your entry is one of my favorites! for suggestion i'dd try to make the normal maps stand out more in the diffuse map, right now they seem a little bit washed out (i know u'r in a early stage of texturing though). keep the great work coming!

DTRAN
04-04-2008, 11:53 PM
Yep mightyone, i played with the norms some more, they were actually inverted. doh.
but yeah, heres a small update, just shader and lighting and texture tweaks. the jacket is on the list for re-working.

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt38.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt39.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt40.jpg

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt41.jpg

big weekend for everyone i am guessing :) lets bring it home boys!

RedRepublik
04-05-2008, 12:07 AM
hell yeah! i love the proportions and the colors you are laying down. it's cool that you are not going for over-the-top normals like some people in this comp. i think clean might win out this year. good luck this weekend. it will be a busy one for most of us i suspect

DTRAN
04-05-2008, 12:27 AM
Thanks Jeff! i am so tired these days, work and then dom...i am looking forward to this being done :)

Yep, i am going a bit light on the normals and simplifying things a bit for this one.

I took a peek at yours, great to see it coming along, i still think you were nuts for switching characters but i am really liking her now...Keep going!!!

-d

Nizza
04-05-2008, 06:57 AM
sweet update man, lookin great
i was gonna say the jacket could use some more depth but looks like you already got it. And i think the clean, non-overdone normals look awsome, might leave more room for more cool designs and stuff on him like the tattoo on the arm.

Hope you keep on going with this and get it done on time.

SPIDER2544
04-05-2008, 08:54 AM
this is one of my favorite character designs in the competition. he reminds me a lot of Solid Snake

Sleep is for the weak stay up all weekend so you can finish him in time haha.

Blaschke
04-06-2008, 01:17 AM
Great character, you had find a strong profile.
Furthermore, I'm very impressed by your texture work; very clean.
I hope you will find the time to finish it.

Keep it up!

andy6308AAA
04-07-2008, 03:39 PM
Very nice modeling, looks cool

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=234&t=604654&page=4&pp=15

The Flork
04-08-2008, 04:00 AM
cool dude. for some resson those wernt the colors i was expecting but looking back i guess i should have haha i cant wait to see it all textured!

hiroshilee
04-08-2008, 06:11 AM
Cool! Cool! So Coooooooooooooooooool! ! ! ! !

DTRAN
04-08-2008, 10:42 AM
Time for bed, but first a little update. i am hating this guy more and more, i cant wait until this thing is over with.

Still working on the hair, looks like a pile of turd right now. the jacket still needs attention, so does his tentacle, omg 4 days left!

Flork - hey man i am not fully 100% on his colour scheme. I might change it up at the end, depends on how much time i have left.

Hiro/Andy/Blaschke/Nizza/Spider - Thanks guys, i need to finish this!

Thanks again everyone for the support and feedback!

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt42.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt43.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt44.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/cgt45.jpg

dmightyone
04-08-2008, 10:57 AM
just awesome!!! no critics this time, the face is amazing! almost there man u can do it! cant wait to see it finished!

adriendebos
04-08-2008, 05:51 PM
I totally agree, the face looks badass! :) So good!
And I love so much what you've done with the fabric and leather! We just want to see more of this guy! Keep it up! :)
Is the skull painting just in the spec?

zancoisrice
04-12-2008, 04:32 AM
You don't look so tough want to fight?

DTRAN
04-12-2008, 08:48 PM
Thanks guys for all your support and feedbacks, jebus this is painful to look at.
even with the extension i just ran out of time......i seriously need sleep. goodnight!

http://alphaworks.net/scraps/1.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/2.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/3.jpg
http://alphaworks.net/scraps/4.jpg

RedRepublik
04-12-2008, 11:05 PM
great job dave! i think it looks very refined. get some sleep. meanwhile i am feverously working on finishing mine

BloodTaster
04-12-2008, 11:34 PM
great job man! congratulations!

bradjames
04-13-2008, 12:54 AM
great job..turned out very nice...good luck

adriendebos
04-13-2008, 03:15 AM
Congratulation DrTran!!! You did it!!!

Your character looks badass and I'm glad you finished him within the deadline :)
Don't sleep too much though, you need to do your render for the poster before the 16th of April! ;)

John Warner
04-13-2008, 05:34 AM
looks good to me! nice work man, good job getting it done. those wrist guards are hot... and i love the angles and curves. the bottom of the leg/foot is great.. **** it, the whole thing is awesome.

congradulations!

Soggyclog
04-13-2008, 05:56 AM
Yay it's finally over! Your character is beautiful as always... Easily one of the nicest texturing jobs of the war in my opinion. Your presentation is great too... It's like release notes. Hi John.

The Flork
04-13-2008, 08:01 AM
i dont wanna sound gay or nuthin but that one sexy dude!! hahaha i wanna see him running around cuttin stuff and swining from that tentical haha
those all white modles are awesome too!
its been a pleasure good sir!

DDS
04-13-2008, 09:06 AM
The style reminds me of Team Fortress 2 a little bit. Definitely a pleasure to look at. Great job!

samarcbz
04-13-2008, 09:06 AM
nice work man. congrats for the finish

JReuss
04-13-2008, 09:56 AM
cool style at all! my compliments !!

d.a.m.e.
04-13-2008, 10:10 AM
Well done dude, as always you pull off an amazing layout. Love the process for the hair, your experimentation worked like a charm. We must celebrate this huge achievement.

sleep tight, and congratulations.

Nizza
04-13-2008, 02:54 PM
awsome final dtran, great presentation and everything.
Think it turned out really well and awsome job on the texturing too.

Good job on finishing man, definitley one of my fav entries

OKMER
04-13-2008, 03:34 PM
YAp nothing really original to say exept one big WOWWWW!!!
Congratulations!

Pragmatist
04-13-2008, 04:09 PM
Nice man- the design is what sells this one- I like that in the end you didn't have to build it up with all kinds of insane sculpting. It's just clean, cool, and bad-ass. I want to play the game where this guy is your hero character.

lallorona
04-13-2008, 07:21 PM
I like your style. Nice colors, very nice costume, beautiful tattoos, handsome features and original that tale from his back. Only one detail , the skin donít looks well done. Good luck. Nice work have own power.

yongs
04-14-2008, 02:20 PM
Congratulations!! man i love it, all the way from the design to this. definitely one of my favourites.

molynext
04-14-2008, 02:57 PM
Awesome character! That tentacle reminds me of "the darkness" but your character is much cooler than the character in that comic/game. I think this work will take you far in the competition - best of luck!

TheBloodyAlien
04-14-2008, 06:58 PM
great design, modeling, textures, great everything! :)

RaresH
04-14-2008, 08:26 PM
Congrats on a strong finish! Good luck with the judging.

paratrooper
04-14-2008, 09:17 PM
good job~ it's one of my favorite in this war.
you're the one who deserved to take some deep rest.
cheers!

DTRAN
04-16-2008, 07:35 AM
Alot of blood sweat and tears went into this thing, so, seriously a round of applause to all of you who entered this competition *claps* it was not easy, but we did it guys!

I am so happy to get my life back, but now i dont know what to do with myself. :|

RedRepublik - Thanks for your support and feedbacks along the way, seriously love your piece!

BloodTaster / bradjames - Thanks Guys!

GoldoO - Next year you better be on this forum :) Would have been great to fought along side with you, but hey we got to represent right? Thanks for all your feedbacks and suggestions, you have taught me so much during this competition, I owe you big time!

John Warner - Thanks, Johnny :) you better be in this comp next year!

Soggyclog - Yeah just like release notes, and thanks for the compliment, i thoughts yours turned out superb!

The Flork - Ah, dude, like-wise! its been a treat to watch your thread. Thanks for your comments and feedbacks and no, you dont sound gay,its cool!

DDS - Thanks double Ds! I love your beauty shots, rad character as well!

samarcbz - Beautiful job on your entry there, dig all of it, and thank you!

LordAngelus - Thanks, LA! Congrats on making it to the finish line and goodluck the rest of the way.

d.a.m.e. - Dude.....you are a fricken coked out cowboy from cowtown, the way you pulled everything together in the was just amazing to watch....guys from calgary are vicious, hope all is well with Jod and Zoe. Rock on Bro!

Nizza - Thanks Nizz, I am glad you like merrik!

OKMER - The feeling is mutal, Okmer, a big WOOOOOOOOOW to you on yours as well! Goodluck and thank you!

Pragmatist - Thanks Matt, its too bad you didn't enter this one, maybe next year?

lallorona - Thanks for the kind words Lallorona, i have to agree with you, the skin is weak sauce....:| i am just not that good with skin, definetly will try and improve on this area.

yongs - Thanks Yongs i am glad you enjoyed it.

Molynext - Thank you Molynext, loving your character design for your entry as well, goodluck the rest of the way!

Agostinuke - Thanks Ago!

Raresh - Thank you, Raresh, Goodluck with yours as well! :)

Paratrooper - Lee, yours is also one of faves in this competition, Thank you for your feedbacks, i think you will go very far with yours :) Goodluck!

Dizz-De-Sykes
04-24-2008, 11:54 AM
You have some amazing skills in 3D, the small details you've added such as the scar on the face and the tattoos seem to bring an extra bit of life to the character, great stuff. Good luck with the comp.

RobThornely
04-28-2008, 06:43 PM
Took me a minute or two to find yoor final entries, I'd post a bit of it up top at least as they really are cool. Great work, I have aq thing about space pirates too as it happens but love where you went with it

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