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robo3687
06-13-2009, 04:04 AM
Paul Robinson is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/secret_agent/view_entries.php?challenger=17757)

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Big Bad 001
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247638883_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5983803#post5983803)

robo3687
06-13-2009, 04:45 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1244868316_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1244868316_medium.jpg)

So I think I might go with an Inspector Gadget type entry. And here's my casting for the Inspector and the Gadgetmobile. Obviously it's a modern take on the idea

robo3687
06-13-2009, 09:22 AM
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First bit of progress on the GT by Citroen which will be transformed eventually into my Gadgetmobile of sorts...

theo88
06-13-2009, 09:27 AM
looking good so far dude, can't wait till i get started

DoubleP90
06-13-2009, 09:35 AM
nice start :) today I'll start mine to ;) i wish you good luck :)

rox29
06-13-2009, 10:01 AM
It looks nice so far, good work, don't screw it up ;]

Smirtouille
06-13-2009, 10:55 AM
The dude looks a bit like you, how funny. : )
Nice car.

DoubleP90
06-13-2009, 10:58 AM
The dude looks a bit like you, how funny. : )
Nice car.
did u noticed it too ^^? they look like the same person or like twins :P heh ^^

Smirtouille
06-13-2009, 11:03 AM
I would have said brothers.

robo3687
06-13-2009, 02:24 PM
lol...i guess i do look like him a bit......although at the moment i look a bit more like him as tony stark after several weeks in an afghani cave (ie unshaven and messy hair)...little update in just a sec

robo3687
06-13-2009, 02:34 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1244903682_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1244903682_medium.jpg)

Just a bit more done on the front of the car. Will start to flesh out the sides tomorrow I think.

robo3687
06-14-2009, 04:53 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1244955223_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1244955223_medium.jpg)

Filled in a few more details on the front and started working on the sides.

robo3687
06-14-2009, 07:06 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1244963194_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1244963194_medium.jpg)

Added a roof, mostly finished off the sides and started on the rear of the car.

JHarford
06-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Can't go too wrong with the go-go-gadget inspiration!, good luck!

Kerem
06-14-2009, 05:25 PM
Beautiful work so far! Best of luck on the contest :thumbsup:

RageOfAges
06-15-2009, 07:19 AM
Hey Rob. Just thought I'd stop by and leave a note. Quick progress as usual I see :D. Man that is one sweet car. Can't wait to see that thing as the gadget mobil. Keep us posted!

-Rage

robo3687
06-15-2009, 07:55 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245052528_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245052528_medium.jpg)

starting on the back now

robo3687
06-15-2009, 07:57 AM
@JHarford: thanks, it's quite lucky that I'd just watched some Inspector Gadget clips on youtube when I found this new challenge....lol

@Kerem: thanks

@RageOfAges: thanks, i can't wait to turn it into the gadgetmobile...

robo3687
06-15-2009, 11:04 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245063894_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245063894_medium.jpg)

filled out a bit more of the back of the car....

polygonwarrior
06-15-2009, 11:08 AM
quick start on ur car model. looking good. Best of luck. Looking forward to ur progress.:cool:

gpepper
06-15-2009, 11:48 AM
Wosh ! you run fast paul !

The citroŽn looks already cool !
It's gonna be a great entry !

I stay tuned !

dboydesign
06-15-2009, 11:57 AM
Great start! Nice car and nicely modeled. Looking forward to more updates :)
Thinking about having a car in my scene too :P All awesome super agents must have a car at least:P

robo3687
06-16-2009, 01:31 AM
@nandlaskar: thanks

@gpepper: i always tend to start fast and the slow down to a point where i don't finish....lol...i'm going to try and change that this time around though and push through tuill the finish...

@dboydesign: thanks, the thing is i'm making this car but i don't really know how i'm going to incorporate it into a scene yet....lol


there'll be some more updates today, i want to get the main bulk of the car finished and maybe start on Mr RDJ's head.

Intervain
06-16-2009, 01:48 AM
going fast indeed - best of luck :)

TiMrozek
06-16-2009, 03:20 AM
Nice progress on the shell of that there automobile. Looking perfect so far. We missed you at the end of the HMC. Looks like you've moved onto this, we all understand. Anyway, good luck, I look forward to following this.

robo3687
06-16-2009, 10:48 AM
well this sucks....

somewhere in the last 2 hours of working on the rims for my car I have unknowingly deleted my car...and had been saving several times without realising...

:sad::argh:

*dreams shattered*

so after about an hour of swearing and moping I'm about to go and start all over again....maybe this time i'll do it better...who knows...it still sucks....

i'll put up a pic of the wheel in a minute, it's quite cool and was a tricky bugger to model...

back to the drawing board now to redo over 20 hours worth of work...

RageOfAges
06-16-2009, 10:51 AM
Ahhh Paul that sucks, mate. Good thing it's now, though, and not a month from now. Let me be the first a$$h@le to suggest you save incrementally after every solid piece you model. It's happened to everyone, but keep your chin up and you should be back on track shortly.

Cheers.

-Rage

robo3687
06-16-2009, 11:08 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245150498_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245150498_medium.jpg)

the wheel that caused me to accidentally delete everything else....hmph

TiMrozek
06-16-2009, 12:17 PM
Oh man, bummer! So sorry to hear it. Also, and sorry if you've already done this, check every folder near your scene files folder. I have no idea how but sometimes I will apparently drag a file instead of open or something. I don't know, but I know that the past 2 or 3 times I thought I lost 5 or more hours of work, I found the file sitting in the "data" or "fur" folder.

Regardless, good luck, very sorry to hear about the loss.

warpv
06-16-2009, 12:28 PM
Aww man, that sucks, your car was shaping up great! You'll probably do better the second time around, but it sucks to loose all that hard work... :surprised Incremental save is your friend! :D Anyway, keep at it!

robo3687
06-16-2009, 01:40 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245159600_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245159600_medium.jpg)

Okay so I've started the rebuild, and I think it is actually coming out better than before, it just seems alot sharper and cleaner than before....i dunno...

maybe some higher power was just telling me "do it again!"

robo3687
06-17-2009, 03:29 AM
barring any more disasters, i want to try and get my car back to where it was yesterday, before the 'incident' (as it will now be referred to)

so look for several updates over the next 8-10 hours....

robo3687
06-17-2009, 04:30 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245213015_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245213015_medium.jpg)

Starting on the sides

robo3687
06-17-2009, 06:10 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245219055_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245219055_medium.jpg)

more progress

robo3687
06-17-2009, 07:28 AM
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added the roof and windscreen/windows...which i didn't actually do last time...

RageOfAges
06-17-2009, 07:38 AM
Lol Paul. Be wary of Bionic implants and Developmental drugs which enhance the body and mind to super-human properties. You still need sleep. Where are you getting all this time? do you live in a pocket dimension where time has a different meaning? Hehe. looking good. You're almost back to where you were.

-Rage

robo3687
06-17-2009, 10:41 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245235310_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245235310_medium.jpg)

Almost completely recovered now....and after working on this for around 7.5 hours straight I'm going to stop for now....lol....and don't worry guys i'm not losing sleep, its only 8:40pm here...

dboydesign
06-17-2009, 11:16 AM
Too bad you lost your files, but look like you recovered that pretty quick, and it looks better. Good job. Some sick rims on that one, looking forward for more updates ;)

Turns out my car didnt make it in the scene ;) So instead I will be watching yours :)

warpv
06-17-2009, 12:03 PM
Nice! :thumbsup: It's great at least that you had the free time to make up for the 'incident'! ;) It's looking great now! Hope to see some wheels soon, it looks kinda weird without them! ;)

platernity
06-17-2009, 12:11 PM
even james bond didn't have a car like this one ! amazing design love it :)

Airflow
06-17-2009, 05:14 PM
Looks beautiful, its setting the bar high for your agent, but its gonna be a good entry if you finish. :)

Spyndel
06-17-2009, 06:13 PM
Some nice modeling there. I hope you submit a turntable to qualify for the modeling award.

robo3687
06-18-2009, 02:41 AM
@dboydesign: thanks, i wasn't sure if my car was going to make my scene either but I'm pretty sure it will now...

@warpv: thanks, I'll be sure to add some tires onto those rims today

@platernity: that's cos not even james bond is as cool as gadget :thumbsup:

@Airflow: here's hoping i finish then...lol

@Spyndel: I'm certainly gunning for an award, which one i don't know...i just really feel like I need a win right now...


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more updates to come today, will hopefully get the bulk of the car finished and add a few details...

robo3687
06-18-2009, 05:36 AM
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Finally added some tires...doesn't look so strange now...

Maikl
06-18-2009, 05:51 AM
Hi,

great modeling and great car design.

Man you're fast, in the time I made half a car you made 2! :cool:

Keep going!

robo3687
06-18-2009, 10:00 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245319246_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245319246_medium.jpg)

some more progress

mrpeace
06-18-2009, 10:05 AM
Going good bro... I love the car design...keep it up...!

robo3687
06-19-2009, 03:38 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245382711_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245382711_medium.jpg)

I've scrapped my idea to do 2 comic book covers because it would have been too much work and i always try and take on too much and then i don't finish.

So instead I'm focusing on one image. It'll be some sort of daring escape, and the setting for that escape will be none other than Oia in Santorini.

It won't be like a 1:1 copy of Oia, but more a townscape based on the look of Oia...

CGIPadawan
06-19-2009, 04:29 AM
Well.... if you can put a street around the Santorini-type location you can still use the car....
Even if it means using an angle that obscures unfinished parts of the car.

The combination of both the Citroen GT and a fresh Mediterranean type port town would be very nice.

robo3687
06-19-2009, 04:33 AM
@CGIPadawan: yeh i'm definitely still using the car, just need to work out how...lol....

one idea i had was having the car breaking through a barrier and going over the cliff with some goons chasing behind. Up above would be gadget who has just ejected from the car and is flying away using his helicopter in his hat (which i have a really cool idea on how to do).

I could also perhaps have the car starting to convert into a submersible version so that it can get away safely...

CGIPadawan
06-19-2009, 04:40 AM
Or the car can be parked, and the RDJ-agent (RDJ is still the agent, right?) can be meeting with some beautiful woman.

I mean.. why else would a suave, sophisticated, secret agent be driving a Citroen GT in a Mediterranean tourist spot?

In fact, the POV can be the woman's. Remember that gag in True Lies? How girls like the "Man of Adventure"....

But there can be that "Dangerous Invitation" thing to it.. She could be saying to herself: "Oh I know you.. Girls for Dinner, Death for Breakfast...."

It can be like a still-life..... and RDJ's type is perfect for that role.... When that guy smiles.. Girls know it's trouble. But they won't be able to stay away.

Just a thought I had..... I mean.. I just don't want to see Santorini in flames that's all.
Hahaha!
:P

P.S.: Just read a few posts back and remembered this is the "Inspector Gadget" concept. Sorry... went off topic.

warpv
06-19-2009, 01:18 PM
Ah man, Santorini is such an amazing place! Although I don't remember there being any Citroen GTs when I was there! It would make for such a great image! You have the exotic car, now you have the exotic backdrop as well! :thumbsup: I like the action shot of the car flying off the cliff with the Santorini style village going up the side of the hill behind it, could be really cool! :) Anyway, let us know what you decided to do!

WyattHarris
06-19-2009, 03:50 PM
You recovered from your calamity quite well. Repetition is good for the soul eh, just not for the nerves. :D

With that kind of hill country a winding road up high would look great to have a high speed chase around.

robo3687
06-20-2009, 07:07 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245481659_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245481659_medium.jpg)

My approach for my Santorini-ish city will be to create a whole bunch of building blocks and then just build up the town block by block. I've also worked out a good way to use the standard max stairs to make all my steps.

DreamingOfAfrica
06-21-2009, 08:46 PM
The GT turned out sweet! I think you're making the rest of us look bad with your speed!!

robo3687
06-23-2009, 11:06 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245755195_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1245755195_medium.jpg)

Most uninteresting WIP update ever....lol

it's a nose! it will hopefully be Robert Downey Jr's nose....

WyattHarris
06-23-2009, 07:05 PM
Most uninteresting WIP update ever....lol

Lol, well at least it's a good nose. :D

robo3687
06-26-2009, 07:13 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1246000419_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1246000419_medium.jpg)

just trying to find a good setup for the scene

warpv
06-26-2009, 11:42 PM
Nice! I'm not that great at composition/framing, but it seems though that it could still use a bit of work...you have such a cool scene to put through I'm just not really feeling it completely with this camera setup. Maybe try a few tests and post them here? I'm sure someone else can further help you with the composition...

robo3687
06-30-2009, 10:13 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1246356788_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1246356788_medium.jpg)

had some time off from this the last few days but I'm getting back into it now...here's a model of the inspectors hat

thebest
06-30-2009, 11:00 AM
lol u know what they say every characte begins with a Hat :wise: ..........looking great I like how it is going so far ...........keep going :thumbsup:

gpepper
06-30-2009, 11:38 AM
Still a nice work !
Keep the good job !

robo3687
07-01-2009, 03:19 AM
@thebest: thanks, i figured the hat would be a good spot to start with his costume as well....

@gpepper: thanks


I'm toying around with a few more ideas in my head for a scene as i want to do something that I know I'll be able to finish by the due date for the challenge, and I'm not sure that's the case with my current scene.....

robo3687
07-01-2009, 07:44 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1246434253_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1246434253_medium.jpg)

just a few inspiration images for the look of my agent. Need a bit of help though...

can anyone identify the gun? i found it in the header of a gun sales website but i can't make out any markings other than '5.7x26' on the side

Maikl
07-01-2009, 08:58 AM
Hi,
I'm not into guns, but after a little google search it seems to be a FN Five-Seven (5.7x28!).

Hope this helps!

robo3687
07-01-2009, 09:16 AM
thanks for that, that's exactly the one....now to get to making it...lol

CGIPadawan
07-01-2009, 09:31 AM
As extra inspiration, allow me to mimic Major Boothroyd from the classic Bond films to let you know that the FN Five-Seven carries the largest possible munition for a pistol that straddles the border with what should be considered rifle ammunition: the 5.7 x 26 (or 28) round. This round is able to penetrate U.S. Army PASGT Vests and Helmets if within operating ranges and resembles miniaturized 7.26 (AK-47) style ammunition. Such is FN Herstal's pride in their invention that the "5" and the "7" form the name of the weapon.

The same type of ammunition is used in the Herstal P90 Personal Defense Weapon. FN Herstal's logic was that troops carrying the P90 can also carry the Five-Seven without having to carry different ammunition.

As "Q" himself once said of another formidable weapon: "Light as a feather but with a delivery like brick through a plate glass window."

Definitely no spy should be without one today. An excellent choice for your secret agent. ;)

robo3687
07-02-2009, 02:55 AM
@CGIPadawan: hey thanks for that info, seems i did luck upon the perfect gun for this....


i'll be modeling the current USG model of the Five-Seven but I'll keep the shaped trigger guard instead of using the current squared off one. The extra curve is supposed to aid in gloved use, and Gadget will be gloved so it makes sense....

will have some modeling updates on the gun later today....

robo3687
07-02-2009, 07:20 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1246519245_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1246519245_medium.jpg)

First bit of progress on the gun, got the slide done.

robo3687
07-04-2009, 06:13 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1246688030_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1246688030_medium.jpg)

Started working on the body of the gun...

robo3687
07-06-2009, 09:39 AM
i'll be getting back to this tomorrow...i've got a new laptop coming later this week which is about 10x faster than my current one...so i hopefully will be able to handle all the rendering etc involved with the challenge...

CGIPadawan
07-07-2009, 12:07 AM
Just a quick reminder only in case you haven't noticed it. Pistols do not have Discharge Slot on the left side of Slider. They only have them on the right.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff129/chaplain_oz/800px-Five-seveN_USG.jpg

Best of luck! Love the gun! :)

robo3687
07-07-2009, 12:50 AM
@CGIPadawan: lol i was hoping no one would pick up on that....it was a mistake by me for rendering purposes. Because i wanted to show the back of the gun closer in the same pic i just flipped it instead of rotating it....lol

but rest assured there is only one discharge slot and its on the right

CGIPadawan
07-07-2009, 01:02 AM
@CGIPadawan: lol i was hoping no one would pick up on that....it was a mistake by me for rendering purposes. Because i wanted to show the back of the gun closer in the same pic i just flipped it instead of rotating it....lol

but rest assured there is only one discharge slot and its on the right

So that's what it was!

I was wondering why I couldn't see a "pit" or "valley" in the silhouette if there really was two discharge slots! Because such a big depression should be visible even from the other side.

I couldn't see it... because there was none! You just flipped it! Lol!

robo3687
07-10-2009, 04:55 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247201716_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247201716_medium.jpg)

I've made the decision to swap out Robert Downey Jr for Hugh Laurie. Mostly because I already had a model of Hugh from the last Hardcore Modeling Challenge, but also because I wanted to have a slightly more rough looking Gadget...

I presume this is alright...it said in the rules you could use pre-fabricated models, so yeh...hopefully this is allowed...

This is just the base mesh, I have a version I ran through mudbox which I'll post in a minute...

robo3687
07-10-2009, 04:59 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247201990_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247201990_medium.jpg)

And here's the mudbox'd version of Hugh. Still need to work out what I'm doing for hair....probably just geometry as the hat will be covering most of it...

robo3687
07-10-2009, 09:26 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247217958_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247217958_medium.jpg)

was just playing around with some lighting and found this look which i quite like...with the eye's concealed by shadow and a little glimpse of that Hugh Laurie smirk...

germanager
07-10-2009, 09:39 AM
Nice head, mate. Good convincing eyes and wrinkles around.
But your face is stretched more than it's possible, it's easy to fix, move the jaw a little bit higher, like on the picture.

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg197/D_u_c_h_e/help.jpg

robo3687
07-10-2009, 02:05 PM
@germanager: i can see what you mean about the stretching (love the avatar modifications too btw...lol) but i think that might just be how hugh laurie is...i remember i checked it several times against several photos of him when i made that and from memory they matched up...

i'll still take a look at it tomorrow cos I appreciate the feedback but i think that might just be how his head is...he has a long face...

alshakno
07-10-2009, 02:37 PM
agree with germanager, the eyes are at middle
it's all about perspective and angles, take a deeper look at photos
if he has skull inside his head, the eyes should be in middle

good luck

robo3687
07-11-2009, 11:18 AM
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i'm thinking i'm going to go with something like this....

gadget is cornered by a bunch of goons but has that knowing smile on his face as he busts out a myriad of gadgets...

Terraplex
07-11-2009, 06:52 PM
Ha! That scene is just plain awesome! This is going to be amazing when you're done. :bowdown:

robo3687
07-12-2009, 03:00 AM
@Terraplex: hey thanks, i was quite pleased with how it looked...now lets just hope i can get it done....lol...

robo3687
07-13-2009, 05:56 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247464597_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247464597_medium.jpg)

Another update on the gun, all the bumps on the grip are modeled....no bump maps for me....fun fun...

even if i only do one thing today i'm going to finish this gun....

A3DLover
07-13-2009, 06:30 AM
Nice modeling on the car and gun, that texture on the is sweet you make that?
Like the character/agent too reminds of woody haroldson with a lil of Jason Statham
from The Transporter

Zapan
07-13-2009, 06:48 AM
Great modeling. the character face is pretty cool too but be careful on the size on your previz ...

Keep up the great work ,


even if i only do one thing today i'm going to finish this gun....

:D ...

cheers ,

-Zapan

robo3687
07-13-2009, 07:32 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247470328_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247470328_medium.jpg)

made the trigger and the modified trigger guard, not long now till the main body is done, then its on to all the little switches etc...

robo3687
07-13-2009, 11:17 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247483877_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247483877_medium.jpg)

finished the main body of the gun....onto the details now...

i must say this is the most challenging thing i've ever modeled, all the shapes and curves and details that you've got to work out...it hurts my head...lol

robo3687
07-13-2009, 01:05 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247490317_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247490317_medium.jpg)

Larger Version: http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247490317_large.jpg

well after a 9 hour modeling marathon today i've finally finished off the gun....and i couldn't be happier with the results

robo3687
07-14-2009, 01:18 AM
@A3DLover: if you mean the texture on the gun, its nothing special, its basically just a standard phong material in max with a little bump and some specular

@Zapan: yeh i thought it looked a little big...lol...

don't know what i'll work on today....i might try and get some of gadget's outfit done...

robo3687
07-14-2009, 02:18 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247537905_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247537905_medium.jpg)

The last renders didn't really show off the modeling much so here's just a plain grey version of the gun...

warpv
07-14-2009, 08:07 PM
Seriously dude, the gun looks amazing! :buttrock: But what 15 hours plus on the gun?? :argh: I've barely even found that amount of time to put on my entire entry yet! :surprised Haha! Anyway, I'm also loving the new idea with the thugs. But you put so much effort in that gun, you better make sure you see it real close to the camera! Maybe have one of the goons be more of a boss figure and he's standing with this particular gun to his side (maybe a cool silver or gold gun for him?) That way, you can put him in the foreground (from behind) and we can get a real nice view of that awesome gun in the final image! Btw, it's still set in Santorini, right? Anyway, keep it up!

ClausSimonsen
07-14-2009, 08:18 PM
Great modeling, Bro! The scene has a lot of action ready to start...very kool moment:thumbsup:

robo3687
07-15-2009, 03:10 AM
@warpv: thanks a bunch, you've given me a few ideas that i'm going to try out for scene setup and composition....stay tuned....

@digitalinkmind: thanks

robo3687
07-15-2009, 06:21 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247638883_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/24/17757/17757_1247638883_medium.jpg)

ok so the new scene (which will be mostly the same as the last one with a few changes) will now have a bad guy

this is my reference for said bad guy...we will only see his hand...

see where i'm going with this?

CGIPadawan
07-15-2009, 07:03 AM
Yes. Dr. Claw can be watching the action from a monitor while stroking Mad-Cat.

Note however, that if you've given Gadget a post-modern Gadget mobile.. then everything must reflect this new style. So the Monitors will be something like flat-screen Samsung HD TVs...

;)

Good luck.

razeverius
07-15-2009, 07:11 AM
whew those are looking great :D :buttrock:

Songai
08-02-2009, 04:06 AM
Really good modeling and attention to detail. Its great you chose Hugh Laurie as the Inspector because he actually has the right blend of humor and acting ability to pull of the role. Good luck with the challenge sir.

robo3687
08-05-2009, 02:53 AM
hmm... 4 days to go...no final image...hmm

lets see if i can throw something together before the deadline....

why must i always leave things till the last minute....

warpv
08-12-2009, 07:18 PM
So? Were you able to make it in time?! I hope so! You had a real great image going here! :thumbsup: Best of luck!

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