View Full Version : Above & Beyond, Azazel (3D)
08-12-2003, 09:40 PM
Just got some time to finish my old (almost a year or so) cgchallenge entry - Above & Beyond one. Textured the vehicle, added the pilot, and rendered it all. Here's the effect:
Whole background is painted ;)
08-12-2003, 09:48 PM
Hey neat picture. It's put together very well. I like the ruff look to the image. Grainy?
I do have a mechanical critique. I don't imagine a man or any other living creature could sit next to an engine of that size. I gather that the engine is one long tube, and if so, the cockpit has the engine's body ridding shotgun.
Other than the mechanical issue, I like the work.
08-12-2003, 10:14 PM
No crits, but wanted to say awesome concept and great rendering. .. :thumbsup:
08-12-2003, 11:01 PM
looks very cool,
im stunned, nice composition and very cool background. it has the precise atmosphere it needs
i also like how the lights shine into the night.
very good work
08-13-2003, 09:33 AM
3DArtZ: Thanks. There are probably more mechanical issues. To change the one You are speaking about I'd probably have to change whole design ;) As for grain, some comes from ambient occlussion pass (which I rendered with quite low sampling to save time), some comes from my way of painting (on bg mostly), and some comes from rain.
08-13-2003, 10:43 PM
This supposed to be on front page!
Wake up mods!
All I see lately on the front page is 2d and concept art. And some pics are just average.
Azazel: I would see the pilot as an old, crazy veteran of the skies. But the picture is great, even if that rookie is the pilot.
Great job! :buttrock:
08-14-2003, 02:52 AM
Beautiful piece of work, and most notably excellent mix of painted background and 3D foreground....yes this should be front page. :thumbsup:
08-14-2003, 03:29 AM
Looks really cool :cool:, i like this concept.
"Back To The Future IV" :thumbsup:
a&b so long ago what a beautyfull finish - i like it -
08-14-2003, 03:50 AM
The rain infront of the lights... Very nice.
08-14-2003, 04:17 AM
hey azazel, cool artwork. loved the almost watercolour quality to it.
keep up the good work.
08-14-2003, 04:27 AM
i like your style!!
08-14-2003, 04:46 AM
This is great stuff!
I love the imaginative design, and the whole mood of the image.
Thanx for showing it! :)
Nice work azazel! Even the 3D has a very painterly look to it. Keep it up
08-14-2003, 06:19 AM
08-14-2003, 06:53 AM
ahhh front page, well deserved - picture gets your imagination going....
08-14-2003, 08:12 AM
azazel ..i am happy for u man...this render does make a lot of justice to your work...excellent piece man!
08-14-2003, 08:17 AM
Nice work I say and great background :thumbsup:
08-14-2003, 09:24 AM
The atmosphere you've created is wonderful, with the slight rain infront of the lights and general texture of the image. No real crits, the rotor blades should have a little more blur perhaps?
Nice work, deserved front page stuff :beer:
08-14-2003, 10:44 AM
I really like the finish! Was there much post-PS work? How did you do the volume lights?
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
08-14-2003, 11:06 AM
Hi Azazel..............I can recall this from back in the old days................;)
It's very nice to see you bring back this creation.I am happy to see it get the finishing touchs,Ver nice work.Two thumbs up,I really like the style and look along with the very nice modeling.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
08-14-2003, 11:17 AM
hey, nice work azazel! although it was unfinished it still scored pretty well on the challenge (it came in 4th AFAIK) - i agree with mattmos about the blurriness of the rotors, but besides that, there isnt anything to crit! killer concept, brilliant textures....:buttrock:
08-14-2003, 11:32 AM
it looks really good.
i like the atmosphere, the grain, the idea - great!
08-14-2003, 12:45 PM
Finally! Man remember it well from the challenge. I think the last chalenge i participated.
Front page deserved very well.
08-14-2003, 12:47 PM
Great Work and nice concept!
In terms of art-work, its looks great...
But being an engineer.. personally I think it looks dumb...
Whoa! Kongratulejszyn Azazel, pierwsza strona, swietna praca.
Choc musze przyznac, ze tak jakby czes twojej pracy (w sensie szczegolow) znikla, ale widze ze rzadzisz juz tutaj ;). Polish Artists Rulez:buttrock: .
08-14-2003, 02:29 PM
such a cool design, i don't remember that i've seen it in the challenge page.
08-14-2003, 02:31 PM
The image is interesting and well done.
I have to agree though, I certantly wouldn't want to drive that thing!
08-14-2003, 02:57 PM
Thanks mods for the plug
mo_pic: thanks, older pilot: maybe some day, who knows? If I ever animate this, I'll think about it.
DeathBrain: I love back to the future movies
swag: I don't like leaving unfinished pieces. Even if it have to wait a year ;)
timshim: watercolor look was not really intended (maybe it's side effect of textured custombrushes in PS ), but I like how it turned out.
tomb: some of the textures are hand-painted.
friendlymike: nice to hear that
DimitrisLiatsos: now I'm happy too ;)
mattmos: I tried more blur, but it made rotors disappear a bit too much
CarlCampbell: there was very much ps work: whole background, all the fx like volume lights, and compositing the vehicle from passes.
Virtuoso: thanks, man. good luck with Your new project
PotatoHead: I wish I had time to finish it on time. As they say, real life got in the way.
Kel Solaar: thanks
Sliv: I agree about mechanical issues. But it was done for fun mainly, so I let them be
Luki: Opanowuje swiat. Jak co noc.
HapZungLam: It was long ago, but it was there.
stephen2002: I would not drive it too ;) , especially in that weather.
08-14-2003, 03:33 PM
juz gdzies to widzialem :beer:
08-14-2003, 03:38 PM
Very cool image! :applause: :thumbsup:
It looks as if you painted the BG on canvas...is that right?
Great job! :thumbsup:
08-14-2003, 04:34 PM
Nice job Azazel. It's cool to see some of the "oldies" get finished :D
08-14-2003, 04:41 PM
Nice concept! Talking about creating a chopper out of airplane and truck parts. The image looks 2d. Great job.
That Adrian Guy
08-14-2003, 07:09 PM
He he... god job Eltazar!
The shoulders of the pilot look stiff and almost poser like, but I don't kow how to fix that = )
Keep it up bro!
08-14-2003, 07:21 PM
thanks guys :beer:
Adrian, You know I would not use Poser to save my life.....
Draco 84: no canvas, everything is digital ;). Bg painted in photoshop.
08-14-2003, 08:12 PM
you have an eye for compositing.
would love to see it moving.
08-14-2003, 08:22 PM
:beer: Man you make me want to finish mine too!....lol
08-14-2003, 08:37 PM
I think this is a really cool concept and great treatment of the subject. Almost Jules Verne, if he knew about jet engines and helicopters that is :). Or something out a survivalist story, like Mad Max or Fallout.
To speak to the person who thought the cab / passengers were too close to the engine: have you seen some of these fighter jet designs? ( http://www.suurland.com/blueprints.php?catagory=10&order=name ) Many of these are merely a cabin mounted on top of a jet engine, with wings on the side. In other words, I think the jet / truck / gyrocopter would fly just fine (although controlling it would be a chore). Of course, it would probably get pretty hot in that cab, but some fiberglass insulation (or more in keeping with this image, asbestos) would fix that.
I can totally see this guy making deliveries from town to town in a post-apocalyptic story, although I have doubts as to where he would refill his tanks with jet fuel. Maybe it runs on corn liquor! :)
08-14-2003, 09:40 PM
Great texturing job! I'm digging your little matte painting in the back too, it adds great atmosphere. One thing I would like too see it to move your key light behind the vehicle. B/c from what I'm getting here seems like the main light source is coming from the far back between the mountain peeks and where the cloud mass starts. I would still leave a supporting light in the front so you don't loose all that detail though.
Looking forward for your future work
That Adrian Guy
08-14-2003, 10:25 PM
LoL, don't worry, I know you modelled everything, I just used really bad wording!
08-15-2003, 02:20 AM
I love it. You have a good imagination. Not the typical 3d/2d artwork concept. Love it.
hey thats really good. i dont spose you've got a larger resolution version? i'd love to have that as my desktop wallpaper.
08-15-2003, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by mejker
juz gdzies to widzialem :beer:
hehe me too zbig :p
swietna robota, widze ze moje sugestie sie przydalo
great job, i see that you have changed with my suggestions
awsome work ,as im sure others have pointed out.
but (and I dont know if anyones asked this yet so I apologize if they already did) would it be possible for you to give us a higher resolution version,
I feel like there are alot of little details we're missing out on.
and keep up the great work
08-18-2003, 01:56 PM
Sorry I reply that late.....
Thanks everyone :)
Here's higher res (1600 pix wide) version.
click me (http://sykut.pp.com.pl/azazel/above_beyond.jpg)
Borys: :beer: for You :)
08-18-2003, 05:40 PM
wow, amazing work, very good looking style
great, it rocks:buttrock:
08-23-2003, 01:15 AM
It's great to see past challengers finish up their entries. I love the composition here, I can't quite remember the entry but I do like what you've done with it for the final. Dig the atmosphere and the mo-blur work on the blades there. It's obvious you spent some good time on this piece, you seem to capture alot of small details :)
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08-29-2003, 07:34 AM
LOL, nice work :applause:
08-29-2003, 08:38 AM
cool grain, beautiful light...nice work ! :)
05-18-2004, 03:05 AM
Now thats a original concept vehicle.
09-10-2005, 11:59 AM
Azazel: Excellent work! I saw it for the first time on the cover of the Polish "3D Magazine". Strong atmosphere and funny vehicle.
3DArtZ: No, the engine doesn`t seem to require much space behind. It looks a bit like a radial air-cooled one, and they were really short. You could see a bit similar setting in French WWII fighters Bloch MB-150 and 152. :)
09-10-2005, 11:59 AM
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