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04-06-2008, 09:24 PM
Eugene Ahlers is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=15192)

Latest Update: Finished Video: New World
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04-06-2008, 09:51 PM
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Software: 3ds max

This is my first entry as well as the first time I try making humans. I do the challanges to give me something new to learn everytime, and so far, modeling a human is not as easy as I thought hehe

04-11-2008, 05:35 PM
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Software: 3ds max

This is my earth scene.. as for character, it is going slow.. but will update some more stuff soon (when it is something worth submitting ofc)

04-12-2008, 08:54 AM
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So far I have only build the Torso, and need to skin it.. I have been playing around with the SSS fast skin to get some ideas

04-12-2008, 12:08 PM
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Color Map for the torso

04-12-2008, 12:10 PM
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Final Torso with color and spec Maps

04-12-2008, 05:31 PM
nice texturing on the body.

04-13-2008, 03:30 PM
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Bruce's Head, with the SSS map etc
I am still deciding on the Red War paint..

04-14-2008, 08:33 AM
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Blending the Face and Body. I have also added bit more detail in shaders.
Edit: I still need to change some stuff and add propper specular. But for time being this can work for what I want.

04-14-2008, 09:13 AM
I think you have an interesting 'look' thusfar. With some interesting deformations and movement this character could be really unique!

- Justin

04-20-2008, 10:46 AM
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BRuce with some legs and an experiemental Goo.

I have started rigging Bruce and gave him some temp leg for now.. if I have enough time left later, then I will give him the desired leggs,. But for now, this will do

04-23-2008, 08:57 AM
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This would be the progress on my human charcater.. Still needs plenty of work.

04-25-2008, 08:36 AM
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Working on Evette's Clothing

04-25-2008, 03:47 PM
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Started with the Skin tone.. still long way to go

04-25-2008, 04:17 PM
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WiP on the Skin

04-27-2008, 02:52 AM
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Worked some more on the skin tone and added some hair to get an idea of the look

05-18-2008, 08:59 AM
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Reworked her hair and some skin texture again. As well as changed the suite.

Added some light to the scene to get an idea of shadows on her.

05-18-2008, 10:05 PM
u hav got some good texturing goin on there..
my concern is.. the proportions of her body are really going off..

just my view though..
good luk!:)

05-29-2008, 06:15 PM
Sorry for the delay in submissions, but I will be posting some more images soon.

Unfortunately I had data loss and corruption and now busy trying to restore as much as possible. The rest I have to redo. As for the models and main textures, I was able to get them again (copied them to my laptop) but rigging, props and scenery are all remake.

Edit: Hopefully you won’t notice too much difference in the models

05-29-2008, 08:38 PM
that's the spirit earfreak!!
keep going dude..:thumbsup:

06-03-2008, 09:13 AM
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Bruce is running through the sewers, trying to escape from prison.
From previous submissions, the biggest noticable change is the bump map.

06-09-2008, 09:35 PM
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I know it is bit late, but I decided to add a 3rd party

06-15-2008, 05:24 PM
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Software: 3ds max

Well, this is my submission so far. I have been having quite some problems with render the scenes. for example, rendering any scene with hair in a 2nd time, after changing something like lights etc, then max crash (Though it does not happen always, else I would not have been so far at all even)

As of now, I have lost more than 4 days worth of render time. So I had to cut back quite a lot of things. But nevertheless, I want to endure in the challenge as I am doing them to learn more about the 3d animation world.

This is by far the most complex animation I have ever tried. Hope you like it as much as I have enjoyed making it.

As for the fight scene, I have extended it, but having quite some issues rendering it, hope it will be done soon. (Had to restart the render this morning -.-)

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=91263)

06-16-2008, 02:04 AM

I hear ya....I always have a hard time rendering hair (so I try to avoid using hair systems at all costs ;))...although your hair looks good! You've got the dynamics going and everything, so good job :D

I think the main issue right now is the animation....it's very robotic and stiff (especially in the fight scene)...I think with some fixed-up animation and lighting tweaks this entry could look very nicely polished.

Looking forward to the trailer and making-of :)

06-17-2008, 03:07 AM
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Final Upload

06-17-2008, 07:26 AM
Hey mate....I'm not seeing a video....are you sure it uploaded ok?

Nows the time to check since the contest is almost over!!

06-17-2008, 09:24 AM
Hey mate....I'm not seeing a video....are you sure it uploaded ok?

Nows the time to check since the contest is almost over!!

Thanks for this info, I went to bed while it was uploading as it was taking some time..
Hopefully I can get it up correcly now

06-17-2008, 10:22 AM
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Software: 3ds max

Final Upload

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/player.php?entry_id=91308)

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