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ValenUA
11-15-2008, 07:31 PM
Valentine is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/steampunk/view_entries.php?challenger=16390)

Latest Update: Storyboards / pre-visualization: Storyboard Part 02
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ValenUA
11-18-2008, 10:36 PM
Time for a little update. First of all, I'm really glad that my friends Tayfun and NinjaUA at last joined the team.
Each one of us will do his own part of work. Tayfun - Camera, Animation, Storybording; Ninja - concept art, texturing, storybording; and I will do modeling, lighting, rendering, and composing + making some effects like fog and fire.
After a brainstorming ideas we came up to some vision of overall look, story and appearance of the main characters. And so Ninja made some quick sketches:

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Cave entrance to Medusa layer.

ValenUA
11-18-2008, 10:42 PM
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First quick Perseus sketch. That was made really fast, and as you see it lacks small details and coloring. We just wanted to study overall look and build of Perseus and his steampunk armor.

ValenUA
11-22-2008, 01:14 PM
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Some character studies that we made recently to find a look of Perseus, that will feet our story.

Deje3D
11-22-2008, 03:32 PM
Very nice sketches. It looks interesesting. I will be following this thread ;)

Falcorr
11-22-2008, 04:26 PM
Nice sketches very non cluttered. Nice team entry indeed. Hope you guys finish it.

ValenUA
11-30-2008, 10:41 PM
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After face studies, we decided to think out Perseus steam armor detailed look. We tryed diffrent ideas and approaches, and here a some of them.

Scied
12-01-2008, 12:43 AM
very nice enter I liked the Perseus design very much and love the fact that you guys picked a myth from Greek mythology! Very nice! I am doing Hercules so we are doing similar things that will surely be interpreted and designed in a very different manner! I am very interested in following up your thread! Great work so far :thumbsup:

ValenUA
12-01-2008, 10:43 AM
Tnx for comment Scied. We too saw your challenge entry, you have some very cool story there. :) At some point we even thought that a lot of people will enter the challenge with some Greek mythology on their mind, coz it's so rich on different stories. But luckily there is only two of us with Greek myths based scenarios in the video challenge now. :)

ValenUA
12-01-2008, 10:43 AM
I'm happy to announce that we have two new members in our team. Both will do modelling and texturing. I will update team list with names and roles a little bit later.

ValenUA
12-01-2008, 08:40 PM
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Our concept artist, picked one of the recent armor designs and started to sharpen some lines and adding some color to it. But personally I think that initial design of that armor is still looking rather sci-fi then steampunk.

Galvaniseoil
12-01-2008, 08:54 PM
looking good so far. Love the concepts.
I do agree with your comment about it looking to sci-fi though. I've been having a similar problem with my concepts as well. I think the two can be very similar sometimes.
Anyway keep up the good work and look foward to seeing some more

mrpeace
12-02-2008, 02:43 AM
The character designs rocks! keep it up.:applause:

Scied
12-02-2008, 03:40 AM
Maaan I wish I could draw and design like that! Awesome work there! The only coment would be that it is very high-tech/ symmetrical/ futuristic like mecha for my taste... but again its only my taste :shrug:

Keep on posting! your thread is delicious!

Pyke
12-02-2008, 11:07 AM
I quite like the mecha'ish vibe of the armour. To get the steampunk look, perhaps its a case of decorating the armour with gold and brass engravings?

TaYfun
12-02-2008, 07:44 PM
I quite like the mecha'ish vibe of the armour. To get the steampunk look, perhaps its a case of decorating the armour with gold and brass engravings?
Many thanks for the offer, we shall necessarily try to draw a variant with engravings.
If there will be additional offers we shall be glad to listen.

TaYfun
12-02-2008, 07:46 PM
Double post

ValenUA
12-02-2008, 08:58 PM
I think the two can be very similar sometimes.
The only coment would be that it is very high-tech/ symmetrical/ futuristic like mecha
Yeah, exactly my thoughts. :)

To get the steampunk look, perhaps its a case of decorating the armour with gold and brass engravings?
As TaYfun already said, big tnx for engravings idea:bowdown:, it will surely make suit more steampunk'ish. I think we will definitely add them.

TaYfun
12-03-2008, 10:13 PM
In parallel with working out of the characters, we develop a scene environment. To soon your attention we will give environment elements. We already have gradually started to model an environment and we will soon give our first results. History which we wish to tell in process and we hope that in the near future we can show you ours storyboard.

ValenUA
12-04-2008, 08:52 PM
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Along with finishing sketches of the main character, our concept artist started making some more detailed sketches of the environment. Here is one of them.

ValenUA
12-05-2008, 09:10 PM
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While our concept artist, working on character sketches, Tayfun created some gears, steam engines, bolts and other steampunk elements to detail our environment.

AlexPop
12-05-2008, 09:42 PM
I really like the environment sketches , can wait to see them 3D:)
nice work!:thumbsup:

TaYfun
12-06-2008, 01:12 PM
AlexPop, thanks!
Our plans include construction of really working steam engine which use in the industry.

ValenUA
12-06-2008, 01:59 PM
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Our concept artist re-worked Perseus armor a little bit in order to make forms more round and steampunk'ish. Plus we are also searching for the shield look and form.

Galvaniseoil
12-06-2008, 10:00 PM
Good looking machinery. Will be cool to see when it's all moving and working. Should look really nice
Also love your concepts for the characters. Is this final colours? Might be cool to mix in some coppery kinda materials in there

ValenUA
12-07-2008, 08:57 AM
Tnx, we will try our best to make steam engines look realistic. And about colors, well our concept artists just tried, to play with colors a little bit to add some depth to the image, so I think that colors would certainly change during texturing process.

ValenUA
12-07-2008, 03:17 PM
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We created several steampunk goggles for our character dressing needs. Here is one of them.

arLutiK
12-07-2008, 08:15 PM
love the goggles very steampunk

ValenUA
12-08-2008, 11:45 PM
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So here is final sketch of our main character Perseus in his steampunk styled armor. Now it's time for character modeling!

Staszek
12-10-2008, 08:58 PM
Greate designs!
Can you show how the story goeas on story board ?

Deje3D
12-11-2008, 02:33 PM
Very nice concept. I liked the way the steam was coming out from the suit in the earlier concept though.

Im looking forward to see the model :)

ValenUA
12-11-2008, 09:57 PM
Staszek: Tnx dude, I hope that we will be able to show story board only in the middle or end of the next week. Have nothing to show right now, everything is still in our heads.

to Deje3D. Tnx for you comment, I think I will try this and previous concept on the modelling stage, to see what will look better.

ValenUA
12-15-2008, 07:07 PM
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Here is our first studies of Gorgon Medusa look, and build. As you can see we wanted to step away from traditional Greek Medusa, and give our Medusa enormous steampunk monstrosity look. Something big and scary.

ValenUA
12-16-2008, 08:13 PM
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One more idea that came up to our concept artist during his search of Medusa look.

ValenUA
12-23-2008, 11:24 AM
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Last of our Medusa studies concepts.

SFedor
12-26-2008, 01:07 AM
Some very cool designs, you're obviously going in a much more hi-tech design with your medusa then we are. Should be a fun way to compare and contrast similar stories with very different style. Best of luck to your team!

ValenUA
12-27-2008, 12:00 PM
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First part of our storyboard:
1) We see some frozen figures in different poses.
2) In the end of the corridor we see some light.
3) It's Perseus with some mechanical torch like lamp.
4-5) Perseus walking though the corridor, looking around, he is frightened, there is a cold scary atmosphere in there.
6) Through the corridor he gets to a big hall of epic proportions.

To be continued... :)

ValenUA
12-31-2008, 08:52 AM
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We created some low-poly characters in steampunk armor elements to decorate background in first part of our movie(1-6 storyboard shoots). Here is on of them.

Deje3D
01-01-2009, 11:32 PM
It looks very nice !

Can't wait to see more :D

Is there gonna be zoom in the shots?

ValenUA
01-02-2009, 03:55 PM
First of all thx :)

And yeah, there will be a couple of zoom ins in our movie, actually in the first part of our storyboard you can see that we are zooming in from the second shot to the third. Arrows on the each of the storyboard shots, shows how camera will move. But of course the camera movement and position can change when we will set it up scenes in MAX.

Deje3D
01-11-2009, 04:25 PM
How is it going with your project?

ValenUA
01-14-2009, 08:32 PM
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So, here is Perseus WIP model. It's almost finished, only lacks textures and small detail, witch I plan to do in mudbox, later this week.

ValenUA
01-19-2009, 10:39 AM
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Here is second part of our storyboard. Perseus finds an old mechanism of some sort and activates it with a key.

oGLIK
01-21-2009, 05:41 PM
These character designs are absolutely amazing, so inspirational. I love steampunk, and this is all too awesome.

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