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VictorSantos
04-28-2008, 10:36 AM
Hi there!

Welcome to the work in progress of "The lighthouse and the stars" (provisional title) we've been working hard since january and we're now with the 3D work, the short will be ready by 4th july :) and please be free to comment it we will listen all your petitions, critics,etc.

STORY

Antonio is an old lighthouse man his father was the same and the father of his father... he have a curious young friend of the town nearby, Marcos, but he's gonna discover something about Antonio... something... magical...

You will have to wait to the final :D


Thanks to all!

------ THE TEAM ------

Victor Santos / Raquel Garcia / Carlos Puccio
Angel Oromendia / Noah Lee

VictorSantos
04-28-2008, 10:41 AM
We have some new images of Antonio, we hope you like it.

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http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1903/facialdetailcgoy9.jpg
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http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/3223/antoniofrontcgea0.jpg

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FACE WITH TEXTURES
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http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/8959/03sw4.jpg
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VictorSantos
05-22-2008, 04:09 PM
We are now with the lighting work and the set up and skinning of the characters.

I started with the exteriors! :D
http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/1996/noche06di7.jpg

http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/8075/noche07vc6.jpg
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Software: 3DsMax Mental Ray & Photoshop

VictorSantos
05-22-2008, 04:21 PM
A few renders of Marcos set-up & skinning by Angel Oromendia.

In a few weeks we'll start the final texturing.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/500/marcosrigks0.jpg
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theflash
05-23-2008, 12:17 AM
I love the nose on the boy character. There is something about the eyelids though. I am not sure if its the thickness that makes the eye socket look weired.

KarlLocke
05-23-2008, 03:13 PM
i really like your character design...beautifuly disorted from reality...cant wait to see more...

VictorSantos
05-23-2008, 03:32 PM
Thanks for your kind words Karl I'll update it every week.

Thanks flash we will "repair" the eyelids of Marcos.


Thanks to all for see it and all critics are very welcome.

doffer
05-24-2008, 04:35 PM
Really nice character design.
I think you moved a bit too quickly through the modeling phase though.
The eyes (on both characters) doesn't quite work (in my opinion).
Although it's characterized, I think you should put some more attention at real humans eyes.

I don't think it will kill the "toon" feeling, if they had a bit more realistic eyes as the rest of the face is characterized a lot.
I hope you get what I'm saying, and doesn't misunderstand my point.
I really think you've done a great job on the design, but the eyes could use some attention. As it is right now, is seems like "holes in the skin" rather than eyes :)

But other than that, fantastic design. Really appealing!

VictorSantos
05-24-2008, 05:58 PM
Thanks for the comments we are now taking notes of all your comments and we'll do some tests for you all to comment them with us.

Thanks again.

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This is the first animated test ( the overlapping of ears is exaggerated) All work by Angel Oromendia.

CLICK HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN64yuMS2Aw) to see the video

VictorSantos
06-07-2008, 12:31 PM
Update!

We just finished the rigging! and we have almost done all the modelling :cool:

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http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/7986/combuspw5.jpg
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http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5260/subiendohz9.jpg

Luxor3d
06-07-2008, 01:07 PM
Hi Victor, the scenes and the characters are really very nice,
I have only a note from you ... in this picture (which I think is taken from an animation) the laying of the character seems just natural ... but this course and 'only my opinion! Bye;)
P.S. Excuse me for my English

VictorSantos
06-07-2008, 01:13 PM
Hi! It's not an animation is just a pose to see the proportions and the scale of the scene.

Grazie amico!

miden1138
06-07-2008, 02:24 PM
Very nice work so far. I love the stylized look. And I have to agree with everyone about the eyes, but I'm sure you guys are working on it. Can't wait to see the final product!

Luxor3d
06-08-2008, 10:06 AM
Hi! It's not an animation is just a pose to see the proportions and the scale of the scene.

Grazie amico!



ok, ok ... Next so 'then!
Waiting for the first animations...


Adiós my friend;)

VictorSantos
06-13-2008, 03:14 PM
Hi there! we are starting with the preview of the short film and I'm now creating the stormy sky for a few scenes I hope you like it.

This is the link to youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVV69qspkEs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVV69qspkEs)

Thanks for watching it :thumbsup:

mjdowswell
06-14-2008, 04:42 PM
Wow, loving the character design here...really lovely work there...Antonio and Marcos are outstanding. The test of the moody sky is very nice too, the exterior shots the lighting looks a bit odd but I would say that isn’t finished yet?

Cant wait to see more.

VictorSantos
06-14-2008, 05:23 PM
Thanks for the kind words, you're right it isn't the final light set up in 2 weeks more or less I will have the final lighting set up.

Thanks again :)

VictorSantos
06-24-2008, 09:46 PM
Hi there! we are finishing the preview and seting up the cameras, in a few weeks (maybe a couple) I'll post the first animations until that day... we have a few images of "Marcos", we hope you like it.

Thanks to all again for your support.

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/3584/marcoscgtalkja9.jpg

VictorSantos
07-18-2008, 10:26 AM
The preview It's done, in September after our august break we will start the animation!!! :D

Thanks to all for the critics and the support.

DevIII
07-18-2008, 11:38 AM
im confused is there a link to animation?

it doesn't seem to be in your portfolio.

VictorSantos
07-18-2008, 12:47 PM
Sorry, We don't have animations yet, we will start with it in september and we will be updating the animations, we hope to finish the short film in december.

Thanks.

VictorSantos
09-07-2008, 08:26 PM
WE ARE BACK!! yes, we finished our lil' rest so... let's work! we must finish the animation process in 2 months ( we hope :D )

UPDATES SOON!

oneczech
09-10-2008, 08:14 AM
i like the character how it turned out under the lights .... then it has some character and appeal to it.

how long is your short? and how many people work on the animation and the rest of the production? would be interested to know since im also working on a short, doing animation
so i would like to get some perspective of your work ... nice!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=659586&goto=newpost

VictorSantos
09-10-2008, 09:22 AM
i like the character how it turned out under the lights .... then it has some character and appeal to it.

how long is your short? and how many people work on the animation and the rest of the production? would be interested to know since im also working on a short, doing animation
so i would like to get some perspective of your work ... nice!

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=659586&goto=newpost

Hi buddy!
How long? hmmm... 4/5 minutes we were 5 persons at the beginning but now we are only 2 (and we're working also) next monday we will start the animation phase wich ends in 2 months maximum and then we'll start the rendering (1 month or 2 we hope) and next up will come the video editting (adobe premiere or avid 2 or 3 weeks) and the post-production (with combustion, maximum 1 month) so... that's all!

Thanks for your interest buddy :thumbsup:
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I saw your link to the short you're making, pretty nice animation I like the lighting.

keep it up!

oneczech
09-10-2008, 10:25 AM
two people for 5 minutes? ... that sounds like a lot of work especially since you have to work as well ...

well i wish you good and happy work.

VictorSantos
09-10-2008, 11:13 AM
yep, it's a lot of work but we want to do this, we really are happy with it, we prefer to do it slowly but make a good short :thumbsup:

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