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djfilms
11-15-2008, 07:23 PM
David Martin is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/steampunk/view_entries.php?challenger=16394)

Latest Update: Work In Progress: The Kraken model version 1
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16394/16394_1227027587_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5504147#post5504147)

djfilms
11-15-2008, 07:39 PM
Greetings. Full disclosure: I'm not now, nor have I ever been, a graphic artist. I'm a 63-year-old nuclear physicist who likes to create animations. I just bought cinema4D, started playing with modelling and so.... here I am with The Concept:

An animated visualization of "The Kraken Wakes". Poem by Tennyson, book by John Wyndham. I read the book 50 years ago and it blew me away. I've made a first sketch, although in this REPLY dialog box, I can't see how to attach..... There will be an extra tail segment of the body, I think.

Looking forward to lots of fun....

regards, David

djfilms
11-18-2008, 10:37 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16394/16394_1227008257_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16394/16394_1227008257_large.jpg)

Here's my idea for the Kraken: a pleisiosaur-like beast.

djfilms
11-18-2008, 03:59 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16394/16394_1227027587_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16394/16394_1227027587_large.jpg)

Here's version 1 of the Kraken model. I wanted to avoid the cliche of a dragon's head, so I opted for a snake-like shape. However, it looks too plain. Any suggestions for improvement will be gratefully received.

Galvaniseoil
11-18-2008, 06:38 PM
Hey David looks like a good start.
Your concept looks pritty good. One thing I would possibly say about your model is that it looks a little simple like you said. I would suggest to make the main body a little more interesting than just a cylinder. Maybe make it come out more to give it the appearance of a chest and then as it gets closer to the tail make it come in more.

Just a suggestion, but it looks good so far

djfilms
11-18-2008, 07:33 PM
David,

You have the distinction of being the first to comment on my first challenge entry! Many thanks for that!

My original thought about the body was to make it like a boiler (i.e. steam-related). However, I will explore your suggestion of tapering. This gives me options I hadn't thought of.

Again, I appreciate your suggestion.

regards, David

Galvaniseoil
11-18-2008, 10:34 PM
Yeah I get the idea of a boiler but it doesn't mean that it has to be just a cylinder. Just thought that tapering it would give it a little more of feel like a creature.

TCPortfolio
11-20-2008, 07:16 PM
wow! really cool model. I like that a lot!

djfilms
11-20-2008, 08:10 PM
Trey,

thanks for the nice words. I will be trying to implement the suggestion that I taper the body.

Regards, David

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