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03-19-2008, 12:07 PM
Ralph Keidel is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=14244)

Latest Update: Final Image: The Long For Freedom
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03-20-2008, 08:49 PM
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03-20-2008, 11:33 PM
So if I understand correctly, the human is an alien's pet?
Very interesting concept.

03-20-2008, 11:43 PM
Not realy... i think of an Alien, who lives in this cage and dreams of freedom.

So the alien is the pet and the child is watching him.
I don't know weather its enough if you see the alien in the mirror only.

But I havn't other Ideas yet how i can show my Alien in this direction.

(my english is bad.....)

03-26-2008, 06:02 PM
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Its work in process but only a basic Mesh

03-27-2008, 03:52 PM
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My Alien without texture but with eyes.

03-29-2008, 01:46 PM
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With Google SketchUp made conceptsketch of my premises.

03-29-2008, 01:53 PM
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First googlesketchup-sketch edit fast with paint.

Concept-Final - Premises

03-29-2008, 02:05 PM
hehe looks like this one's going to be cute ^^

03-30-2008, 04:11 PM
I hope so...^^

03-30-2008, 04:55 PM
Hi Ralph, nice to see you entering this challenge, too.

Looks like the whole XSI Forum entered. :scream:

Cute looking alien. :thumbsup:

Good luck with your entry.


03-30-2008, 06:11 PM
Dude, in my humble opinion You should focus on as few elements possible. Meaning, ditch the ambient and deal with three elements; alien / cage / child. Create a simple but powerfull image... a visual dialogue between the alien and child.

03-30-2008, 07:42 PM
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This is my Alien, the final version.
Only the premiese is missing

03-30-2008, 07:53 PM
I think anyway that i remove the child. So in this Scene are only two alines in the cage an the Woman. IN addition i set the viewcamera in wide angle an so on. I think its a powerfull pic in final but i couldn't draw it like that.

04-10-2008, 03:16 PM
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...without words.

04-15-2008, 06:52 PM
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Another WIP of the Permieses....
in the next time i'll abort the citchen.

btw: my first contact with XSI was in december 07...

04-19-2008, 01:00 PM
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an other WIP of the permieses...95 % closed.

I hope i can abort the citchen today.

04-20-2008, 09:47 PM
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a new WIP, 2 passes, lightning WIP

04-22-2008, 10:22 AM
Hey Ralph,
that's looking really good already. :applause:
Looking forward to see more.


P.S. You have a thunderstorm in your kitchen with all that lightning, but the lighting looks good. :D

04-23-2008, 05:03 PM
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this is the citchen of my scene, version 1.8...

now i have to add some litle objects and i hope in one week i can post the final image...

please comment my image because i need i litle bit feetback for finishing my work..

(worst english ever, isn't it? :)

04-23-2008, 05:11 PM
sorry but i dont know why i take a doublepost....sorry

04-23-2008, 05:11 PM
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this is the citchen of my scene, version 1.8...

now i have to add some litle objects and i hope in one week i can post the final image...

please comment my image because i need i litle bit feetback for finishing my work..

(worst english ever, isn't it? :)

04-24-2008, 01:08 PM
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this is the AO-pass of my scene.

04-24-2008, 03:29 PM
hey man, this is looking good from the cage perspective, i asume you'll start the woman now :)? im kind of sad you removed the boy, it seemed like a more interesting alien/human interaction

04-24-2008, 07:54 PM
yea i'm kind of sad too...but if the time isnt over maybe i try to model this litle boy.

I hope i can abort my scene in the next 15 days...but it isnt bad that you have remind my the litle boy...thx :)

04-25-2008, 12:31 PM
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Another WIP of the citchen with few changes...

04-29-2008, 02:12 PM
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my first WIP from my woman...

04-30-2008, 11:17 PM
Hey Ralph, interesting approach to the concept :D The design for the kitchen and house looks great and the camera on the cage is cool touch!! I Think the knees of the woman are a bit low. but is the first wip on her :) Looking forward for more updates. Cheers mate! :beer:

05-07-2008, 01:29 PM
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This is my first prerendering with my litle alien...only the woman is missing.

05-07-2008, 01:31 PM
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This is my second WIP from my woman with simple textures...time is runing

05-07-2008, 05:52 PM
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this is my first final composing with human and aliens ... scene nearly closed

05-10-2008, 04:55 PM
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i've add something in the scene

05-11-2008, 04:28 PM
Rendering looks nice. The light seems a little bright.

Hurry up, time is running.


05-13-2008, 04:58 AM
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After humankind in the year 2092 succeeded crossing the boundaries of the solar system, it came to light, humans were by no means the only lifeforms in the universe. Since many species lived under the same conditions as people on earth and were partly nice and tame, many aliens were brought to earth to be sold there as pets. The special lifeforms got forgotten, an alien wasn't anything special anymore and life went on.


First i was inspired by my mumīs idea of an alien in a cage and second a litle bit by the movie "Find Nemo", the scenes and views in the aquarium...but only inspired.

05-13-2008, 08:44 AM
Nice image! You did a very good job. Good luck with licence ;)

05-13-2008, 02:20 PM
hi ralph, congrats on completing your image :beer: it makes me a little sad that aliens aren't gonna be special in the year 2092 but life goes on :D not mine tho, ill be dead by then :)

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