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Obmoc
03-17-2009, 01:05 AM
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Obmoc
03-17-2009, 07:17 PM
Can insects be considered a norm race? They are a living being in the universe. They do possess a living heartbeat. What do you guys think?

Kharn-ivor
03-17-2009, 07:31 PM
Norms include: Alien, mutant, elf, human, fish, pixy, giant, dwarf, tiger, dragon etc.

So I think you should be ok, if you manage to fit it within the character classes, such as
Invoker, Clericon, Stalker, Warlord.
And give it a weapon etc ^^

Good luck with the War mate :)

K-

Obmoc
03-17-2009, 07:49 PM
Many Centuries ago before the current state of affairs and war, a secret organization known as the cg society confronted and defeated an Invoker of immense power. His name was Krem. He dealt only in the darkest of magic. The sky turned to black when he was angered, water evaporated, he was the bringer of death. To defeat him the society tricked him into accepting a gift, an amulet of immense beauty and craft. When he put it on he was transported into the amulet, trapped for eternity. Locked deep in a cave and lost forever.... so we thought. A roach, the creature that outlasts all living beings in the universe stumbled upon the amulet and walked over it. Krem immediatley took control of the roach and a call for help rang out. Hundreds of thousands of roaches began a march to Krem's resting place..Humanity now has a new hope... Demons beware...The Bringer of Death has returned. Will he turn on humanity when the time is right?

AG3D
03-17-2009, 08:23 PM
NIce Story mate.

can't wait to see your concept!...it will be a giant or smaller beast?

Obmoc
03-18-2009, 05:55 AM
Here is a start on some concepts. I am not sure exactly which ones I like. I'm gonna have to do several more of these studies to truly define a unique shape for Krem. One that is unique, identifiable, and intimidating. I've also begun some work on a text image. Take a look and leave some feedback when you have time.

RaresH
03-18-2009, 06:40 AM
Ah, an insect concept sounds pretty cool. Good start on the roughs lets see more of those. Best of luck.

Obmoc
03-21-2009, 10:50 PM
First off thanks to everyone that has stopped by so far.

Kharn-ivor - Thanks for the info man!! I agree with you if I can fit the idea into one of the classes I should be fine. I think I got that accomplished with the story.

Anthony - Thanks, I was just brainstorming ideas and then it just clicked. I had to get it on paper and posted. If you guys have any edits/suggestions for the story let me know. As far of the size of the beast it will vary. You'll see. I Don't want to give it away just yet still fleshing out the idea. This year I'm trying not to rush and burn myself out.

Raresh - Thanks for the shout man. While I was brainstorming I just noticed everyone was doing a demon and it was driving me crazy. My initial thought was to also do an abomination but I've decided to go this route because it is unique.

So, here is another concept sketch to wet your appetites. Enjoy!! Crit is always welcome.

Ohh one last thing - I was reading the rules about the text image. It says no 3d image in the rules. I have a background and such in my concept of a text image. Do you guys think it sticks to the rules or should I change it? The image they've posted looks pretty plain.

Stutts
03-27-2009, 02:43 PM
Great story! And good start on the concepts! Keep it up. :thumbsup:

Obmoc
03-27-2009, 02:49 PM
Sorry for the delay guys. I have been working on some modeling. I will post some of it soon. To hold you over here are some reference images of roaches, wizards, and amulets.

Obmoc
03-27-2009, 06:54 PM
Here are some amulet reference images.

Obmoc
03-29-2009, 06:59 AM
I've been working on the character concept... I think I've found something interesting that I am going to run with. The image is attached. I have also been modeling a roach and will post the progress after I get to a good stopping point. Let me know what you guys think.

Obmoc
04-05-2009, 02:48 AM
Here are the modeling updates as promised. I've been super busy. Let me know what you guys think. Crit is welcome. Ohh and by the way everyone's wips are looking amazing keep up the good work.

Obmoc
04-09-2009, 10:20 PM
Ok so I went back and worked on the mesh for the roach some more. The details were lacking a bit and as such it wasn't very accurate in my mind to an actual roach. I made some improvements to the shell and the legs to give it some personality and make it much more accurate and identifiable. I also styled the amulet a little. Let me know what ya think. Soon I will post some images of a staff and a cape. I hope to start UV layouts this weekend. Keep up the good work everyone. The wips are looking nice. Remember we need a medal this year.

Obmoc
04-27-2009, 07:34 PM
Ok so here is a first pass on some texture work. The textures being used are diffuse, normal, specular, and alpha. I've already noticed several things I can improve on. Such as some seams in the diffuse texture. I also need to clean up the normal map, and add some highlight accents to the specular. Feed back is always welcome. Keep up the good work guys. I might actually finish this year. This is exciting. I'll post some more shots as time permits.

Obmoc
05-18-2009, 03:22 AM
Ok so here is the final post, I submitted my images for entry. I had many problems arise during the rendering process. Many of which were either Mental Ray, or graphics card issues.Which is why I haven't posted here for a while. I was busy working constantly. I couldn't have completed this project without the technical forums found here at CG Society as well as the crit from some of my co-workers and friends through out the industry. Thanks a bunch. So with out delaying anymore. I will post each image in its final state. Enjoy!!

- Text Image -

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3907/textimage.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=textimage.jpg)

Obmoc
05-18-2009, 03:25 AM
- Concept Image -

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7466/conceptshot.jpg (http://img219.imageshack.us/my.php?image=conceptshot.jpg)

Obmoc
05-18-2009, 02:24 PM
So what does everyone think? I would love some crit if anyone has some time.

Obmoc
05-18-2009, 06:00 PM
- Presentation Image -

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1981/presentationshot.jpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/my.php?image=presentationshot.jpg)

Obmoc
05-18-2009, 10:21 PM
- Construction Image -

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/7259/constructionshot.jpg (http://img294.imageshack.us/my.php?image=constructionshot.jpg)

Obmoc
05-18-2009, 10:39 PM
- Texture Sheet -

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6443/texturesheet.jpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/my.php?image=texturesheet.jpg)

Obmoc
05-18-2009, 10:40 PM
- Beauty Shot -

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/5413/beautyshoto.jpg (http://img2.imageshack.us/my.php?image=beautyshoto.jpg)

Obmoc
05-20-2009, 04:44 PM
So congrats everyone on a wonderful war. Maybe this year we'll actually get some medals. I would love to hear what some of you think of my images. This is only my second DW. Last year I did not finish. All the entries look fantasic.

Obmoc
05-24-2009, 06:29 PM
Yeah!! Conformation has been sent out and I am one of the confirmed entries. It is pretty cool to be on a list of names of only 608 other artists. Would love to place. The entries are amazing.

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