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Cyberone
11-11-2008, 05:27 AM
Simon Bull is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/steampunk/view_entries.php?challenger=15595)

Latest Update: Concept / pre-visualization: multi arm test
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227505144_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5517183#post5517183)

paperclip
11-11-2008, 05:50 AM
Why am I not surprised to see you here again? Good luck! :D

Squibbit
11-11-2008, 06:22 AM
yea i think i seen this dude before too :)

MrHobby
11-11-2008, 06:33 AM
Good Luck!

Neubius
11-11-2008, 08:37 AM
hey man!


how you doing? here we go again huh! :)
A

zachlost
11-11-2008, 10:25 AM
Melburnites turn up everywhere :)

NOOB!
11-11-2008, 10:54 AM
hey man,thanks for recognizing my name,i wish u good luck,i probably won't be starting to much l8r this year :(

Norberg
11-11-2008, 11:31 AM
Another familiar avatar.
Ill see you around

Zephyri
11-11-2008, 11:34 PM
Hey Simon.. man so many familiar avatars bringing back memories! Great to see you here, best of luck and looking forward to seeing what springs forth from this thread!

nwiz25
11-12-2008, 07:14 PM
hey there buddy!! :p very happy to see u here! :scream: i'll never forget your encouraging words for my entry during the uplift challenge .. bless u dude!
have fun and all the best! :thumbsup:

Ferx
11-12-2008, 10:35 PM
Hey Simon,

Really glad that you joined the challenge :) I know this is a great theme for your cool and original concepts, and Im ready for your first ideas :D The best of luck !! Cheers!! :beer:

Cyberone
11-13-2008, 12:46 AM
thx all for dropping by :) i will aim not to disappoint :)

as im handing in my masters paper this afternoon it means that
as tomorrow im officially on the challenge full time :) yay for university
holidays :)

so expect some updates in the next day or so...

mmm...me is thinking some japanese myth or legend may
be good...like Kappa
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_%28folklore%29)

MichaelZHsee
11-13-2008, 01:41 AM
hey simon,japanese myth is nice,not sure how the it looks in steampunk and i'd very much love to see your concept on these:)good luck mate

scala
11-13-2008, 04:03 AM
Simon good Luck my friend . Happy to see you here . Cheers ! Eric

kattkieru
11-15-2008, 01:11 AM
Alright Sez, I got a yellow feather with your name on it to help ya get started. ^_^/ Can't wait to see what your twisted mind works up this time around.

GonzaloGolpe
11-15-2008, 09:14 AM
Hello and have fun with your Kappa:arteest: =)

Cyberone
11-15-2008, 09:40 AM
hi all :)

thanks all the wished of good luck :)

i will be dropping into every bodies threads as we go along to catch up on what you all are doing :)

at the moment im just doing some research into some myths and stuff to get a good
story going.

so far im thinking
1. kappa (Japanese water spirit that sucks the insides out of kids thru their bums!!)
2. Kaguya-hime (Japanese moon princess)
3. Dionysos
4. ned-kelly
5. ares
6. Hecatonchires (one hundred handed giants that were bigger than the titans)

shall see how i go...

GonzaloGolpe
11-15-2008, 09:59 AM
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6. Hecatonchires (one hundred handed giants that were bigger than the titans)

shall see how i go...

Ohh...this looks coooo :Dl

Cyberone
11-15-2008, 11:54 AM
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Hecatonchires

HECATONCHIRES: These hundred-handed giants were the sons of URANUS and GAIA. They were not too bright, not having twigged they were mostly tree.

After naming them BRIAREUS, The Vigorous, COTTUS, The Furious and GYGES, The Big-Limbed, the parents decided they had done enough and hurled them to the world below the Underworld. There they stayed for a million or so years knowing no better life, until the time came when CRONUS put paid to the fatherhood of URANUS and the big Gods vs TITANS dust-up started.

In action the brothers had the mindless violence and loyalty that ensured victory for the Gods, and as a special reward ZEUS said they could go back to the lowest Underworld and guard such TITANS as had surrendered.

Cyberone
11-16-2008, 09:56 AM
still thinking of a good topic...

maybe red riding hood or pied piper...tho i think someone else was doing the piper...
another idea was the philosopher's stone..

im liking either red or the stone...

i dont really feel like making something dark this time...
and i wanna paint a cute girl in the picture...

so i was thinking a red riding hood in a steam punk city with steam punk costumes...

or a young girl inventor working in a lab...

mmmm....

Slav
11-17-2008, 06:30 AM
i looked into some of your myths and i have to say really cool choices. i would love to see you develop any of em.

balfs21
11-17-2008, 06:39 AM
Like the look of the start that you have gone for!

BTW...I went to RMIT too...only I did architecture!

Good Luck Mate!

Cyberone
11-17-2008, 09:53 AM
Like the look of the start that you have gone for!

BTW...I went to RMIT too...only I did architecture!

Good Luck Mate!
yay for rmit... :)

think im gonna do both philosopher's stone and pied piper at the same time then
see which one works out the best....

they are kinda very different themes so its should
be fun to do them both...

i also might enter the video section by myself if i get time...but dont know about that one :)

wont be updating for a few days as ive got work and after work fun planned.
maybe..

NinjaA55N
11-17-2008, 01:33 PM
hey there! I was thinking of red ridding hood for a moment as well :D that should be a nice image so I'd really love to see it being developed! Im voting for RRH :) best of luck buddy!

OZ
11-18-2008, 12:02 PM
...nnnnNNICe!

Ferx
11-18-2008, 07:12 PM
Hey Simon,

You have great concepts and like a lot that you explore many ideas, is a great journey for sure :D Like a lot your Hecatonchires concept, awesome work. Cant wait to see your next stage on your concept :) ( oh, and you are on video challenge too?? That is insane man :D but you have great talent :)) Cheers mate! :beer:

Cyberone
11-19-2008, 05:05 AM
all right im gonna do Hecatonchires.
ive finally got the image perfect in my head..i hope to have a concept image done
tonight over a few beers...should be sweet.

I might not enter the vid contest as ive broken my pro-sumer video camera and
i wanted to do do some cg onto live plates...
ill work on the image contest first and then see how i go for the vid one...but ive got
the idea for that too now...its been a busy few days just thinking up what i wanna do...
now the hard parts done its all just labor from here...so expect some updates :)

Cyberone
11-19-2008, 10:28 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227094085_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227094085_large.jpg)

ok this is kinda what im thinking...

huge Hecatonchires on the background messing up the city..
he will be steam machine looking....
ill be making him in cg then doing a paint over...

cute chick in the front running away from the havoc being unleashed behind her...
prob some other people as well running about and stuff..

prob wont use the chick that ive got in there in the concept...need mega cute chick :) as thats what CGtalk always loves....lol

GonzaloGolpe
11-19-2008, 11:17 AM
I think that the friend Hetachantonca...Hecatonchires :p has many possibilities to become a great image =)

paperclip
11-19-2008, 11:39 AM
Love the idea, but I think you could really push the perspective a whole lot more to give it a more epic feeling. CGTalk likes epic. :D

Cyberone
11-19-2008, 11:47 AM
Love the idea, but I think you could really push the perspective a whole lot more to give it a more epic feeling. CGTalk likes epic. :D

thx for all the comments ppls.

yeah paperclip ill be doing the whole "epic CGtalk look" shot once i get the style down...lol

paperclip
11-19-2008, 11:58 AM
Getting the style down? You just need huge mountains, someone screaming 'NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!' to the void and towering clouds.


Oh- and don't forget the gigantic beast galloping at full speed towards the hero (who is standing bravely with his spear pointing in the correct direction).....

On second thoughts...that sounds like something for MY thread...dibs on that idea. :scream:

Cyberone
11-19-2008, 12:35 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227101737_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227101737_large.jpg)

just playing around....

next ill prob play around some more...hahah

but ive gotta make the dood in 3d...so ill prob get to that next...its just been fun painting...havnt done it for a while..too much cg stuff recently :)

walrus
11-19-2008, 01:49 PM
Interesting Myth, Simon, one I'd vaguely heard of but wasn't really familiar with... Cool! I look forward to seeing how you combine 2D with 3D for this entry. Compositionally, everything important right now is shoved over to the left side. You might want to think about how to spread out the points of interest more. And it looks less like the Hecatonchires is threatening a city like you mentioned, just one screaming girl (which makes the scope of the piece a bit less grandiose.) Anyhow, just some thoughts... Good luck and have fun!

JackZhang
11-19-2008, 01:55 PM
I agree with warlus. the weight of the image lean towards left way too much. the body of the monster hardly balance it out. I'm thinking locate the head of the monster at power point 1, looking down from left up to bottom right. Let the girl fill up power point 4 and looking back into the monster.

My humble rusty two cents~

Cyberone
11-19-2008, 01:56 PM
Interesting Myth, Simon, one I'd vaguely heard of but wasn't really familiar with... Cool! I look forward to seeing how you combine 2D with 3D for this entry. Compositionally, everything important right now is shoved over to the left side. You might want to think about how to spread out the points of interest more. And it looks less like the Hecatonchires is threatening a city like you mentioned, just one screaming girl (which makes the scope of the piece a bit less grandiose.) Anyhow, just some thoughts... Good luck and have fun!

yeah i wanted to pick something different....hehehe

dont stress the layout will all be changed...
as i said before this is just getting the concept down....
expect my usual madness from here on in...

the reason i do stuff in 3D first is to get the perspective how i wnt it...easy to change the camera and all that....

then ill jump into the real painting which is my forte...

Cyberone
11-19-2008, 02:03 PM
I agree with warlus. the weight of the image lean towards left way too much. the body of the monster hardly balance it out. I'm thinking locate the head of the monster at power point 1, looking down from left up to bottom right. Let the girl fill up power point 4 and looking back into the monster.

My humble rusty two cents~

jacky jack jack..

dont worry.
as i said to the walrus fish eating friend ill be doing a different composition...

think what paperclip and me were talking about...we need epic!!

and dood link ya steampunk to ya signature so i can get to it better :)

Cyberone
11-19-2008, 02:15 PM
after looking at this for a while it so looks like the chick is strolling.....

"just out for a morning walk...oh...whats this behind me..."

lol....

makes me laugh....

as i said dont worry it will change

OKMER
11-19-2008, 02:28 PM
Nice idea man.Indeed the composition needs a bit more work maybe but can't wait to see your next steps!Good luck mate!

Neubius
11-19-2008, 02:47 PM
interesting stuff man! ace.
yeah would be cool to open it up a bit.
... still can't stop thinking about the little red riding hood idea! could be super groovy :)
A

soapy
11-19-2008, 08:55 PM
Wow great concept, this will be a really freaky good image. That sketch pretty much lays it all out. Nice. Good luck.

AlysonOctopus
11-19-2008, 09:42 PM
Very cool! :)
I love the face on the centipede monster. :)

Cyberone
11-22-2008, 02:15 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227323755_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227323755_large.jpg)

just working on the arm for the monster/giant...
he needs 100 arms....hahaha
s ill rig this up so i can pose and duplicate them...

Cyberone
11-22-2008, 05:23 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227334997_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227334997_large.jpg)

added a bit or a Victorian normal map..

i used some real Victorian patterns to make an alpha...

varma
11-23-2008, 01:09 PM
Hey Cyberone!
You great a cool concept going on here and very nice metal shader!
This is going to be fun!
:thumbsup:

oneandonlyDiscoStu
11-23-2008, 02:24 PM
hey there.

really great work so far i love the render with the many robot arms.
on this last one i think you should make the ornaments stick out sharper.
maybe try displacement (is it in bum channel atm?)
anyways keep up the nice work cant wait to see what your create out of your concepts.

keraj37
11-23-2008, 03:17 PM
great textures, it looks really nice

soapy
11-23-2008, 06:00 PM
Great textures! What are you going to do with the hand?

Cyberone
11-24-2008, 04:39 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227505144_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15595/15595_1227505144_large.jpg)

just a test to see how a few arms would look together...

next ill start making the body and head...
then put on the arms :)

still goto to fix up the hands alot more

AzzAnt
11-24-2008, 09:46 AM
I'd never heard of Hecatonchires before (but that is why it is a cool idea). I like your other ideas too... ned kelly would've been really interesting! but anyways best of luck hey
yay for oz

Kerem
11-24-2008, 05:49 PM
I love that idea too (lots of great ideas on the contest and I've used that sentence too much) but I really love it. Keep up the great work mate :thumbsup:

ChrisNoeth
11-24-2008, 05:51 PM
Wow!

Looking forward to you new updates!

Best,

Chris

Cyberone
11-26-2008, 02:34 AM
thanks for the comments peoples :)

im working on some other stuff today so ill update later in the week ..

Ferx
11-26-2008, 02:59 AM
Hey Simon,

Great model !! Like a lot the texture and design for the arms armors, really great work!! Cheers mate !! :beer:

M477
11-26-2008, 12:01 PM
That normal map embossing is really effective! I think you could bring it out even more if you dull the specular in the recesses and increase it on the raised up parts where they would rub on things. Looking really nice though, good work so far

soapy
11-26-2008, 08:59 PM
Ok that answers my question abuot the hands, very good. Nice work. Keep going!

Cyberone
12-03-2008, 09:50 AM
work has been insanely taking up all my time...
but i need to earn as much money as i can in the holidays....sad..
hope i can find some more time next week as for the past two i have
done nothing at all for the challenge...just come home and sleep...like im about to now...

hope i can get some more stuff up soon...

sasquatch70
12-04-2008, 08:37 AM
Hey Simon,

Looks great! I've heard of Hecatonchires, my son came down with it about a month ago. We just gave him some penicillin.LOl Sorry, that's my poor attempt at humor. Keep up the good work.
Brad

Cyberone
12-18-2008, 10:55 AM
sadly i dont think im gonna finish this....but the good news is...

im already half finished my first NVIDIA contest entry...

and im gonna enter the steampunk video challenge instead of the still entry...

have just been doing too much still stuff recently and really like the surreal theme better.

and imm really interested in making a short film during the holidays :)

so be sure to check my thread over there when it gets started

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