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ximage
11-17-2008, 09:36 PM
Daniel Sweeney is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/steampunk/view_entries.php?challenger=16564)

Latest Update: Work In Progress: excaliber suit modeling
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227724277_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5523445#post5523445)

ximage
11-17-2008, 09:48 PM
Hey Guys

getting a team together and joining again this year, hopefully can finish again!!

just wanted to say GOOD LUCK to everyone and Great topic CGsociety!

concepts to come soon. :)

Daniel

------------------- UPDATE ----------------------

Legend -

The Legend we will be basing our story is on is around the King Arthur legends.


CG Project (Avalon?) working title

The Legend



The basic legend of King Arthur tells the story of a boy who was raised to be king. He was raised by Merlin and was seen by the magician to be the chosen one to restore peace to the land. Many smaller legends are attached to Arthur including Excalibur, the Lady of the Lake, Camelot, etc. After his rule he suffered a fatal wound in battle and returned his sword to the lake. He was put upon a boat and drifted out to sea towards Avalon, a mythical place where he could heal his wounds and return to rule. The legend has it that Arthur will return from Avalon when his people need him.


Proposed Idea



I think the return from Avalon is a strong idea to use as a story. Obviously we want to be more modern and futuristic and I think a post apocalyptic, ruined world is a great setting. Think of the planet on Alien 3 at the beginning and the future scenes in the Terminator as style for locations.



Using a young man/boy as the Arthur character, he would team up with a mechanic/engineer (the Merlin character) to build a machine that would attack the monster that has destroyed the land (Big Robot?). This gives us our three main characters for the trailer and we would echo the details of the legend. The machine they build could be called Excalibur or similar. Arthur is the chosen one, Merlin is a modern magician.



It gives us scope to update the legend yet still hold on to the story of Arthurís return when his people need him. It also means we have to design two machines! Camelot came from the word Camulos, an ancient British war god. A good name for the villain?

ximage
11-18-2008, 04:15 PM
Our Team had a meeting today and we decided on using the legend of King Arthur as our base for our story. :D

some more details to come soon!

cheers

Daniel

ximage
11-19-2008, 03:13 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227111230_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227111230_large.jpg)

some doodling for the armour of Arthur.

needs more pipes and cogs me thinks :P

cheers

dboydesign
11-19-2008, 04:00 PM
Nice idea! Good start on the Knight Armour, agree that it need more pipes and cog.

Good luck to you guys, looking forward to more updates :)

ximage
11-20-2008, 12:47 PM
ok guys more update on the story. Billy has been working on this.





CG Project (Avalon?) working title

The Legend



The basic legend of King Arthur tells the story of a boy who was raised to be king. He was raised by Merlin and was seen by the magician to be the chosen one to restore peace to the land. Many smaller legends are attached to Arthur including Excalibur, the Lady of the Lake, Camelot, etc. After his rule he suffered a fatal wound in battle and returned his sword to the lake. He was put upon a boat and drifted out to sea towards Avalon, a mythical place where he could heal his wounds and return to rule. The legend has it that Arthur will return from Avalon when his people need him.


Proposed Idea



I think the return from Avalon is a strong idea to use as a story. Obviously we want to be more modern and futuristic and I think a post apocalyptic, ruined world is a great setting. Think of the planet on Alien 3 at the beginning and the future scenes in the Terminator as style for locations.



Using a young man/boy as the Arthur character, he would team up with a mechanic/engineer (the Merlin character) to build a machine that would attack the monster that has destroyed the land (Big Robot?). This gives us our three main characters for the trailer and we would echo the details of the legend. The machine they build could be called Excalibur or similar. Arthur is the chosen one, Merlin is a modern magician.



It gives us scope to update the legend yet still hold on to the story of Arthurís return when his people need him. It also means we have to design two machines! Camelot came from the word Camulos, an ancient British war god. A good name for the villain?





all W.I.P at the moment, but i like where it is heading.

hope you guys like?

cheers

Daniel

musi
11-20-2008, 03:28 PM
Great idea! Specially the twist of Arthur's return.

Nice sketch of Arthur :) Can you get him looking more royal - just an idea...

How many are you in team?

Galvaniseoil
11-20-2008, 09:14 PM
Really nice idea you guys have got here. Already makes me want to see the movie.
I agree with your statement about needing more cogs and stuff on your concept. It's looking very very cool at the moment but to me it looks almost to sci-fi and not quite steampunk enough. So go with the more cogs and wires idea me thinks :D
I think steampunk can be quite different from person to person but that's just my impression so far.
Keep up the awesome work

ximage
11-21-2008, 09:03 AM
Hey guys thanks for your replies. :)

musi

were in the concepting phase now, so yeh il ahve a play with the more royal look, maybe a nice red cloak maybe a crown incorperated in to the helmet or something?

im not totally sure yet, there is 5 main at the mo, but it could grow, need to get everyone to join through the management thing. there are 2 people main doing the VFX, then rest are the video section.

Galvaniseoil

cheers :) glad you like. i think its quite a strong concept Billy has come up with too.
id defo work in more cogs and pipes :) to circlate that steam. :P

more concepts soon :)

RageOfAges
11-21-2008, 10:25 AM
Very cool twist on the legend of his return. I especially like the idea of The robot being called excalibur.
Perhaps the robot could have already been built, thousands of years ago? and only Arthur, with Merlin's help, can reactivate it?
Just a thought

can't wait to see more.

-Joel

ximage
11-24-2008, 01:08 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227535719_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227535719_large.jpg)

another suit concept :)

concept by me.

ximage
11-24-2008, 01:17 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227536227_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227536227_large.jpg)

here is a little doodle on concepting the bad guy in our project "Camulos".

concept by me.

cheers

ximage
11-25-2008, 03:02 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227628951_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227628951_large.jpg)

another excaliber suit concept.
quite likeing this one

cheers

concept by Daniel

ximage
11-25-2008, 03:11 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227629469_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227629469_large.jpg)

number 4 design of the suit.

cheers

Daniel

ximage
11-25-2008, 06:44 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227642242_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227642242_large.jpg)

another concept

:)


What you guys think??

any comments?

Galvaniseoil
11-26-2008, 02:35 AM
Your concepts are coming along really nicely.
Like the look of number 5. Number 4 to me feels a little funny in the legs. To me it seems as though the legs wouldn't be able to support the upper body.
Keep up the good work though looking really good

kynu
11-26-2008, 07:55 AM
hi

I really like the feel of the 3rd armour variation, but with more longer and heavier arms.
I also like the chest armour on the last one.
Great work! Keep it up!

ximage
11-26-2008, 04:46 PM
Hey guys

kynu

thanks for the comments, yeh i like this design best so far too, and i think we are going to base the excaliber suit around this one, i think they arms look short because of the size of the shoulder pads, and the width of the body section, i'll look into it though. :)


Galvaniseoil

thanks for looking dude.
yeh i like the bulkyness of 5, looks good, but think we are going to base it on 3 :)

il show some updates soon.

cheers guys

Daniel

ximage
11-26-2008, 05:31 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227724277_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/23/16564/16564_1227724277_large.jpg)

Started to block out the mesh for the Excaliber suit. this is based on concept 3. :)

cheers

ximage
11-28-2008, 12:55 PM
here are some concepts of camulos done by simon wray


http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KtdVIdY-1k4/SS_m-sJInvI/AAAAAAAAABg/qLz0Ig61XjU/s640/camulus_1.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KtdVIdY-1k4/SS_30n1UxSI/AAAAAAAAABs/IrvqjhFD8Fo/s640/camulus_2.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KtdVIdY-1k4/SS_30w8AokI/AAAAAAAAAB0/pGcNsBQUBa8/s640/camulus_3.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KtdVIdY-1k4/SS_31FnmEHI/AAAAAAAAAB8/0mkTa6JQ9Zs/s640/camulus_4.jpg

comments welcome

ximage
11-28-2008, 12:57 PM
hey guys

here are some weapon concepts :) done by me

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KtdVIdY-1k4/SS_4Yx3G6eI/AAAAAAAAACE/TPUJWncOY20/s640/sheet1small.jpg

quite like the idea of a gun sword, but haven;t amde up my mind yet.

what you guys think?

cheers

Daniel

Galvaniseoil
11-28-2008, 08:24 PM
Nice start to your model. To be a little critical it looks to me as though the waste is sitting to low. Looks like he's got a large torso and that his legs are a little short. But just a little critique.
Your concepts are also looking good to. I'd have to say 3 would be my favourite. And as for the weapons gun swords are pritty cool. Very final fantasy but hey, that's not a bad thing in my books. Love the silhouette 4

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