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Paperboy
01-19-2010, 10:26 PM
Imkan Hayati is entered in the "B-Movie" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/view_entries.php?challenger=19094)

Latest Update: Final Image: CHIC KONG
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Paperboy
01-20-2010, 02:07 PM
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Still working on the background and the name for my Monster Chicken Thing, I'm still wondering it he should be Radio-Active, Mutant, or Alien Chicken. So this Giant Chicken is mean eats people by grabbine them with it's long tongue and drags them into that huge beak.

csmallfield
01-20-2010, 02:40 PM
I dig it!


hmm... names names names

Bokbok

Chickra

Mother Clucker

lot's of potential!

Paperboy
01-21-2010, 05:38 PM
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Well here is a previsualization of my scene using basic geometry, I decided to change the angle of the camera in relation to the one I had in my initial concept.

The main SkyScraper will be based on the Empire State, and the blonde woman will be dressed in 1950's styling.

There will be debris falling from the claw points and some already on the ground.

Pegahoul
01-21-2010, 05:45 PM
oh my! This is awesome composition! Looks like it's gonna be great

rendermann
01-21-2010, 06:28 PM
Great idea and composition.

jamieholmescg
01-21-2010, 07:49 PM
great concept - looking foward to see how this progresses.

jocz
01-21-2010, 07:59 PM
hey, nice idea,
Why did you removed the chicken in the last shot ? sad =)

Emptyshell
01-21-2010, 11:19 PM
Its looking awesome, its defiantly a great composition. so if its not a mutated chicken, is it a mutated caterpiller with a frog tounge ?!

Yongkiat
01-22-2010, 03:00 AM
I dig the Point of View you are going for...almost able to feel what the victim must felt when she/he's grabbed!

raultabajara
01-22-2010, 04:07 AM
I cant see the monster... maybe the face of the monster could be turnet to the tail and seeing to the human...

;)

Paperboy
01-22-2010, 07:11 AM
Hi Guys,


Thank you all for your kind comments.

csmallfield: Thanks for more name ideas :thumbsup: , the main issue is actually choosing the name, i have loads of ideas in my head for names, it's really deciding on one I'm finding difficult :banghead:

Just to quickly clarify, the creature pearched on the building is still a Mutated Chicken (the main mutation being it's long tongue, loss of most of it's feathers and some deformities) :-) , I still have to concept it up, which I am looking forward to!

I just thought the main concept sketch I had, was a bit boring and has been done before, so my decision was to take the camera view from a persons perspective of the Chicken to show it's enormous scale. Plus I wanted to give the feeling that humans were like worms to the chicken, as it attacked them, giving the scene a feeling of fear and panic, with the Skyscraper and girl being a homage to the old B-Movies.

So still a Chicken :-)

Paperboy
01-22-2010, 08:19 PM
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This is my initial concept for the Chicken Mutation, It's lost most of it's feathers, except for tufts on it's shoulders, back, groin area and some on the thighs. It has the Lizard like tongue and a dark skin (a homage to King Kong in a way), although I will play with the colours abit maybe make it more chicken skin colour, but not sure.

Womball
01-22-2010, 10:07 PM
LOL. That's epic!

Yongkiat
01-23-2010, 04:58 AM
I very much like the rooster monster...very very cool design.

SantoAnderson
01-23-2010, 05:05 AM
Very cool. I love the composition.

Paperboy
01-24-2010, 09:46 PM
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Well, here we go, a proper start on the Prehistoric Mutant Chicken. Box Modelling it in 3DStudio Max 8 (inset is the image I am using as reference.

I just want to get the base details right (some way still to go) and then take it into ZBrush and hopefully have some fun.

I have also found a name for my b-movie: "The Chicken that Time Forgot"

Paperboy
01-25-2010, 09:05 PM
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Continued my work on the chicken this evening. Added some details, and his mutated tongue!!

I'm finding the wings a bit hard to know how it should fit, since it's hard to find any reference of chicken wings that aren't fried!

I will continue working in Max trying to get as much detail done to help for the sculpting stage in ZBrush.

I am still working on the story to go with the name of the B-movie, hopefully can find something decent.

fourcrowsArt
01-26-2010, 12:14 AM
This is amazing!! Can't wait to see more! :love:

ScottMc
01-26-2010, 02:17 AM
nice start on the chicken-

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keesch
01-26-2010, 08:07 PM
Hey nice concept
Reminds me of "El pollo diablo"
from the monkey island series
http://www.themuffin.net/j/el-pollo-diablo.jpg

Aven99
01-26-2010, 08:33 PM
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This looks like a B Movie poster

This is looking great

Paperboy
01-28-2010, 09:26 PM
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Thank you for the nice comments and encouragement.

I haven't finished doing the base model of the chicken, will work on that over the weekend. But I have started work on the Police Choppers, and the Main Skyscraper, which is being based on the Empire State Building.

However since I like the proportion of the Skyscraper in my composition, I will not detail the building to be exactly the Empire State, but Suggest that it is.

Also I have decided to drop the concept idea I had for the chicken, and go for a more realistic chicken, but will still have the long tongue and maybe glowing eyes and some other more subtle details to make it that little bit more monstrous.

Anyway these ae just thoughts going through my head as I'm working through.

Paperboy
01-31-2010, 09:44 PM
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Here is the Chicken Base Mesh model finished, I still need to UV map it, but at least the model is done. I will be creating a few feather variations so that later on I can place them randomly on the body.

So what I will do next is take her into ZBrush and detail up the Head, Beak and Legs. Since the rest of the body will be covered in fur, I probably won't do much detailing of the body. I will also pose the chicken in ZBrush, so that I can tidy the mesh quicker and easier.

Also this weekend, I have been playing with the scene lighting in Modo, and abit more work on detailing the helicopter, which I will post later once I get it to a better standard.

SaphireS
02-02-2010, 08:37 PM
Looks great and I totally digg that composition!
Can't wait to see it finished!

Russell-Nash
02-02-2010, 09:50 PM
Haha, that's a cool and funny concept. The chicken looks great so far. :bounce:

Can't wait to see more.

Torsten

ravioli_rancher
02-02-2010, 10:33 PM
Paperboy,

:beer: Love the idea of the mutant chicken viewing humanity as worms. Very clever and charming. Also, since you mentioned fried chicken wings, perhaps you can make a spin on Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant chain (renamed, rebranded) somewhere in the background of your image. Just a small greasy diner that the mutant left an egg or . . . other substance on.

No. On second thought, that's just gross. Your image deserves better.

Awesome concept and progress. :beer:

anto-toni
02-03-2010, 08:03 AM
Looks great, i wonder how are you going to resolve feathers issue?

Ferx
02-03-2010, 08:10 PM
Hey Paperboy,

Totaly cool concept, like the idea :D The composition works really well, that giant chiken is an authentic menace :D. Perhaps you can exagerate some chiken charecteristics ( like the tongue) for a more mutant look ( I dont know, dinosaur legs... ) Only a comment :)

Great work and waiting for more updates. Cheers!!

Paperboy
02-04-2010, 07:13 AM
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SaphireS: It's great that you like my composition.

Russel-Nash: Thanks, I really hope I can make the piece like I envisage it.

ravioli_rancher: Thanks dude, funny you should mention about a KFC style boarding or something, it was an idea a friend put forward to me too.

anto-toni: Glad you like it. Yeah feathers, I was thinking of having a number of modelled feathers, which I will place on the chicken once it is posed, so that I can use them efficiently.

Ferx: Thanks for the comment and am really glad you like the idea. Once I get the chicken into ZBrush I will play around and see what works with mutations. Thanks for the ideas.

Well I have finished uv mapping the Chicken now, and also finished modeling
the taller of the back Skyscrapers and imported it into Modo, into the main scene from Max.

With the scene, I found a really nice image of a sky and the lighting of a building, which I am going to use as reference for my peice.

I also started work on the lighting, early days yet, but it's a start, I think the Ambient is a bit dark at the moment, and of course will swith some lights off and vary intensities of lights from the windows.

Ferx
02-05-2010, 07:55 PM
Hey Paperboy,

Nice update, like the night mood for the scene, puts a great dramatic touch on it, cool!
Looking forward for more updates! Cheers!! ::D

Paperboy
02-06-2010, 12:29 PM
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Ferx: Thanks for the encouragement and kind comments!

Well have finished modelling the Second Smaller Background skyscraper, and imported it into the modo scene.

I have played around with the lighting some more. I changed the colour of the sky a little, making it lighter and added some distance fogging too just to add to the sense of scale.

I also made some conceptual and scene changes,the main change is the removal of the ground plane, and the continuation of the buildings down and out of the scene, the main reason is to increase the sense of depth and drama, but also so gives a greater opportunity of uplighting the woman and chicken too, from police spotlights down from the ground.

This means the chicken is now carrying the woman slowly up the building rather than snatching her. So I will rotate the woman so she is more in a laid down position on his tongue.

The other change is I moved the helicopters around a little and the spotlights have been directed slightly differently.

Next will be to get the helicopters finished and in the scene, and get the chicken posed and in the scene in basic form.

Paperboy
02-07-2010, 09:13 PM
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I am now working mainly on posing, detailing and cleaning up the chicken.

This is how it looks so far.

Renderspud
02-08-2010, 04:18 PM
Love the chicken!!!:love:

soapy
02-09-2010, 01:06 AM
I'm finding the wings a bit hard to know how it should fit, since it's hard to find any reference of chicken wings that aren't fried!

Maybe all that chicken wing frying is what made that chicken irate in the first place! Nice work on the modeling so far. Your POV looks really dynamic and should work out nicely.

Emptyshell
02-09-2010, 04:18 AM
coming along well, love the chicken, he's looking awesome :thumbsup:

Paperboy
02-10-2010, 09:59 PM
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Thanks guys for the kind words for my Chicken!! Glad you like it so far!!

Well the Empire State Building-esque Building is done and finally in the scene, still some details to add to the building, like lit windows etc.

I also did some more work on the lighting too.

StayFrosty
02-10-2010, 10:05 PM
Ace composition, really dynamic, I like the girl pose too. This should look really good!

JUDZIGN
02-11-2010, 07:28 AM
Oh ! another chicken :p
maybe make a battle after the contest.. ur chicken vs my..
so nice work u do

Eskarina
02-11-2010, 11:21 AM
Breathtaking composition, and good job on the chicken =D

HeadSmell
02-11-2010, 01:23 PM
The lighting is really staring to come together, good stuff
cant wait to see the chicken :)

Russell-Nash
02-11-2010, 08:25 PM
Chicken is just great. :bounce:

Looking forward for more.

Torsten

Paperboy
02-12-2010, 11:04 PM
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StayFrosty: Thanks for the compliments :)

JUDZIGN: Thanks, yeah would be a cool scene Chicken vs Chicken :D

Eskarina: Love your entry!! Thanks for the compliments.

Headsmell & Russel-Nash: Thanks!! :)

Well, I have finally came up with the name for my B-Movie: Chic Kong :D, and I have added it to my scene!!

I also added some subtle detail to the main building, and added window lights and extra spots, so a bit more light work really, my next aim is to finish modelling the helicopter, and get it into the scene, also will try to work on some sky/cloud textures.

Paperboy
02-14-2010, 06:59 PM
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Well finally got the chopper modelled. I have made it relatively low poly since it is a distant prop.

I have got it into the main scene, and textured. However I have a little bit of lighting work still to do, and then will post a updat of the whole scene.

Paperboy
02-14-2010, 08:44 PM
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The helicopters are in the scene and textured, and lit. I am working on the rotor blades, getting some motion blur on them, got one blade motion blurred for now.

The sky is now in too, tried to get a nice soft glow at the top of the skyscrapers.

So next will try to tidy up the last bits. and get onto the Chicken again, YAY!!! :)

AJ
02-15-2010, 01:57 PM
The building & lighting look absolutely spot on. Can't wait to see the chicken in place! :D

MDR
02-15-2010, 02:23 PM
Nice work the giant chicken is going to look freaky! cant wait to see it:)

tcochu
02-15-2010, 11:01 PM
Really interesting Idea, I like the chick ;) I think this will be verry cool!

rattlesnake
02-15-2010, 11:45 PM
hey!!..very cool idea man! really like what youre doing so far, keep on the good work! :buttrock:

Ferx
02-16-2010, 01:11 AM
Hey Paper boy,

The building and lights look fantastic, great ambient in the scene. Maybe the helicopter beams can have a touch of blue color or orange, not pure white, more a wish than a critic :D
Greay work and waiting for more!! cheers! :thumbsup:

Aven99
02-16-2010, 02:13 AM
Man I can't wait to see this get done :D

Have you thought of for the Title:

King Cluck!

twodassassin
02-16-2010, 10:59 PM
Nice lighting man, fair play

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=305&t=846041

Paperboy
02-18-2010, 07:04 AM
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Thanks guys for the kind words in your comments.

The last few days I didn't so much time to work on it, and also I have been struggling with a few elements. Animating the rotor blades, which i finally managed to do in Modo. The main issue was the pivot point/centre always seems to reset itself to the origin, anyway some how it works now.

I did some lighting work too, I changed the beams from the choppers to a more blue tone (I agreed with you Ferx ;)) I also added some Light pollution from the city below the skyscrapers, and I think this helps bring out the buildings from the scene more. The final bit of lighting is on the helicopters, just so they show up a bit better.

My 2nd issue has been posing the chicken, it's a tougher pose than I thought, and doing it in ZBrush has been a nightmare. So went back to the base mesh and split it into sections, and positioned them in the places as the template model, and will weld the mesh and fix issues.

So hopefully will get the pose finished this evening, and start sculpting and maybe even lighting the chicken.

Oh yes, Aven99: I decided to go for Chic Kong, because it works well with the K from Chick being the start of the Kong word :)

BrianPoche
02-19-2010, 12:56 AM
I really like it so far. I can definatly see how that position would give you trouble with the chicken. I cant wait to see more!

Paperboy
02-20-2010, 04:13 PM
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I have finally got the Chicken in it's main pose and finally the Low Poly Version is in the main scene!!!! I also did a first pass of lighting the chicken, and through finally getting her in, I can see isses to fix, like the wing covering the chopper, the beam of light form the distant chopper disappears behind.

Also one of the toes doesn't really work, so another to fix. I still need to open the beak up, which I will do in ZBrush, finally to give her some detail and clean up. I had to rotate the head already differentally to the origianl so you can an eye.

So more Chicken Work to come :)

Ferx
02-20-2010, 11:36 PM
Hey Paperboy,

Looking rally nice. Like a lot the claws holding the building and the rised wing, cool pose. :D
The choppers beams look great :)
Great work, Chic Kong is a creepy menace for sure :D Cheers!!

PeterPuppet
02-21-2010, 09:59 PM
You made my day! :) This is my fav so far... Keep rollin´!

aradarena
02-21-2010, 10:10 PM
Good idea to do :)

Paperboy
02-22-2010, 07:16 AM
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Ferx: Glad you like how it's shaping up, I hope it still feels creepy with feathers and when textured.

PeterPuppet: Thanks :)

aradarena: Thanks too :)

Well, I have finally got the final pose and did some detail work, to get some muscle and fat structure to the chickens body, still a way to go. I don't want to detail the body too much, since I want to add feathers. So the higher res model is now in the scene as a test.

I also got the eyes textured, I need to work on the shader values to get a bit of gleaming.

Also I got the tongue positioned better.

So, I will try to do some more fixes, and hope to work on the tongue and feathers next, before continuing on with the body and texturing the chicken.

Paperboy
02-22-2010, 09:30 PM
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I've been working the past few days also in refining both what the feel and look and final poster should be like, and also what the background story is.

Today I have been mainly working on detailing the tongue of the chicken (although it's not in the scene yet).

STORY:
The year is 1923, in a small farm on the outskirts of New York City; a farmer by the name of George McClure goes about his business as usual.

A truck arrives at the farm, delivering a new batch of fertiliser, and George off loads 6 barrels, which he takes and deposits in the Chicken shed.

Unknown to George, the fertiliser contains a high percentage of Toxic and Radioactive material, used to encourage increased growth of crops, and one of the barrels had been damaged on transit and was leaking large amounts of the substance into one of the chicken pens feeding trays.

The helpless chicken living in the pen, hungrily kept on eating from its trough, and slowly a mutation was taking place. The Hen was growing larger and larger, and it?s feathers was slowly being shed, the Farmer freaked out not knowing what to do, he rushed out to get his axe to slaughter the Giant Chicken, by this time the Chicken had grown to be the size of the shed and had already devoured it?s Chicken friends.

As George ran back to the shed, the Chicken burst out of the shed destroying it, and using it?s newly acquired long tongue grabbed the Farmer and crushed him to death.

Soon, stories of this Giant Chicken spread like wild fire, and soon people wanted to see this Chic Kong as it was now called. A crazy business tycoon by the name of Eric Fudge decides that by capturing Chic Kong and bringing him to New York, he can get people to pay for the spectacle and make lots of money.

So he sets out with a team of hunters on an expedition to capture Chic Kong, which they manage to do after having a few team members squished, by using large canisters of sleeping gas fired in the vicinity of the Giant Chicken.

It is then taken on the back of a large trailer to New York, where it is chained up inside a Grand Theatre in Time Square.

The unveiling of Chic Kong was going to plan, until the curtains were opened and people started taking pictures. The Camera Flashes enraged the Chicken who with great effort broke the chains that fettered him and broke loose. The people panicked as Chic Kong?s tongue lashed out and it tore its way out of the theatre and onto the streets.

The military were called in to deal with this irregular situation. By the time they arrived on the scene Chic Kong had found itself a very attractive Blonde hostage, grabbing her off the streets with its tongue. It had also found a nice perch to which it could try and protect itself, The Empire State Building!!

Now choppers were brought in to take on this menace, and so Chic Kong placed his feminine hostage safely to one side, so that it could concentrate on its flying assailants. Unfortunately for it, the choppers were too many and the injuries it was sustaining from the guns was too much for its pimpled skin to take, and it succumbed to it?s injuries and fell all the way down from the top of the building to the ground, dead.

Eskarina
02-23-2010, 10:59 AM
Great update, now it looks like a real movie poster! Good job :thumbsup:

Ferx
02-23-2010, 05:44 PM
Hey Paperboy,

The poster style image works really well with your concept, and cool background story :D
Perhaps you can add some yellow color to the feet, the left foot is reciving light and that can show up the color of the foot. Maybe some rim light over the upper wing to separete it from the background sky and a traslucent crest to glow a bit on red and show up the crest form. Only silly ideas :D

Cool work and waiting for more updates. Cheers!! :thumbsup:

Antropus
02-23-2010, 07:53 PM
Oh man, this has potential to be great! The idea is hysterical!! :D

-Kris

Emptyshell
02-23-2010, 09:37 PM
this is brilliant, great work. You've really got the b-movie feel with your poster :applause:

yakonusuke
02-23-2010, 11:23 PM
This is evolving great, paperboy! Curious about the finished chicken!
I'd recommend to go for a more flat shaded title , it's looking too 3D-programish. But I guess it's not final anyway.
So just go ahead man! nice work!

JUDZIGN
02-24-2010, 05:54 PM
super.... :buttrock:

Paperboy
02-24-2010, 10:05 PM
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Eskarina: Glad you like how the Poster is looking :)

Ferx: Thanks :), I completely agree with your comments, I haven't finished texturing the chicken yet, so hopefully all what you have mentioned will get into the image :)

Antropus: Thanks man!! I hope I can get the chicken finished to a polished state. Actually I hope I can get a female character done in time!!!

Emptyshell: Thanks dude!

Yakonusuke: Thanks, I'm curious about the finished chicken too :D. The Title is based on a King Kong poster I've seen, yeah theirs is 2D with depth, so may be you're right, so will give it a go later and see.

JUDZIGN: Thanks :)

Well since last posting I have detailed the tongue, textured it: Dif, Spec, Bump, did a little more lighting work to get a slight glint in the eye, and have modelled and textured a feather which I am tediously placing :P

So will try to finish feather placement, then texture and detail the chicken a bit more.

Pegahoul
02-25-2010, 04:16 AM
chic kong? cool ^^ great lighting

Paperboy
02-25-2010, 08:12 AM
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Pegahoul: Thanks!

Since I know I will be pushed to get a female character done from scratch, especially with lots to do on the chicken still, so I decided to get a female character model I did for my ZBrush Central Action Hero Competition entry and modify it to suit the scene.

When I created the mesh, I used ZSpheres, and retopologised once I was happy (I added some images of the initial creation). I have already removed all the elements from the chocolate girl and have cleaned up the mesh more.

I need to give her feet, and I will probably retopolise her again, since the hands are seperate elements at the moment, then pose her and get sculpting.

Still Chicken to do though!!!

goofara
02-25-2010, 08:54 PM
Cool idea! I`m looking forward to seeing how it`ll turn out :)

Paperboy
02-26-2010, 10:13 AM
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Thanks goofara! :)

Well I have been posing the female model. Originally I had her in a fainting pose, however I felt it might be better to have her fainted. So I think the pose is nearly there, so hopefully can start modelling and detailing.

I have also decided to have her in a nighty so she has been plucked out of a nearby Hotel Window as she was preparing for bed :)

rasamaya
02-26-2010, 10:34 AM
Totally in love with your concept. Looking forward to featheres!

Paperboy
02-27-2010, 07:39 PM
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Thanks rasamaya :)

Well I have been texturing the chicken. UVMaster is such a god send from Pixologic (Thanks guys!!!) So I tried it out and it worked amazingly, so created the diffuse texture in ZBrush.

I have now generated bump, spec and a subsurface colour, so will be testing it out in my scene, then work on the feathers again.

Paperboy
02-28-2010, 12:03 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267362215_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267362215_medium.jpg)

Well I have now transfered the textures to modo, I had to intensify the skin diffuse to notice the different tones. I think the Bump and the spec are working nicely, I have to get the tranluscent llok to the thing on top of the head.

I am at the moment getting the feathers in the scene to see how they look and work.

Paperboy
03-01-2010, 08:23 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267435383_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267435383_medium.jpg)

Since my last post, I have been working on the feathers.

I brought in the modelled brown feathers I was working on, and they looked really poor, it was very unnatural and didn't work at all :(, so in a way it was wasted time.

So next idea was to try out making feathers using Modo's Fur, so creating a Fur Density and Fur Length Maps I started playing around with the fur trying to make them more feathery.

Which finally I think I am close to. I think they are abit wide for feathers at the moment, but I like the feel of them, more of a crazy chicken look, that has shed feathers, and I liked the white colour to them too, since the brown was too dark.

I also think that the white colourto the feathers give it a more bleached look from the radiation and toxic chemicals.

So other from the a few tweaks to the feathers, I am going to stop with the chicken now, and concentrate on the female character.

davidramonilustracion
03-02-2010, 11:22 AM
Hello

I like a lot your chicken monster concept, it's very original.

See you.

My entry (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=304&t=857743)

Paperboy
03-02-2010, 08:18 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267564718_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267564718_medium.jpg)

davidramonilustracion: Thanks, glad you like the concept :).

So I have given my Damsel in distress some feet and did a bit of cleaning up at the joins, still work to do on detailing her, especially facial features.

I also have been working on her night gown, just the straps left, then I can sculpt some folding and seam details. I want one of the straps to be falling down her arm a bit.

So will continue with the gown and the woman.

Ferx
03-03-2010, 04:14 AM
Hey Papeboy,

Cool updates, like a lot the lighting and shading on Chic Kong :thumbsup:, looks awesome. Perhaps on the top of building and the last part of chick cong body and wings you can add some fog to faint in the distance and gain more depth in the image (You can do that in photoshop when you finish the image, dont worry :D)
The damsel looks great, cool pose. Great work and looking forward for more updates. Cheers!!

Paperboy
03-04-2010, 07:04 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267689864_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267689864_medium.jpg)

Thanks Ferx, well about fogging ,well the building already has subtle fogging which I do not want to over do really, and as for the wings, since I am using a Vignette for the poster edge, I don't think it's necessary, but lets see :)

Poster: I repositioned some of the text, I changed the font for HELL and BIRD so it stands out more, added some highlighting to the eye, and I added a central crease on the poster.

I tried changing the title text to flat text in photoshop, but nothing really worked :( so I am staying with the 3D Title since it gels well with the scene, something which I always wanted.

Lighting: I moved the light on the face of the Chicken a little so that the intense light, causes half the chicken beak also to be in full light.

I added an extra point light at the belly of the creature.

Finally on lighting I widened the beam from the nearer chopper.

Chicken: I modified the feathers, I made the feet more yellow so they stand out, and I added some subtle Pimpling of the skin although that is not in the poster render yet, but added it on the side.

My main aim now is just the woman, hoping to get her night gown finished this evening and get the female base model in to see the Pose and positioning.

Paperboy
03-04-2010, 11:51 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267707102_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267707102_medium.jpg)

Worked on the Night Gown, and it is ready to take into modo to texture. It will have a silky Satin feel to it as the ZBrush image in away.

So hopefully get that done this evening, I will also increase the bump intensity on the Pimples and tongue of the chicken as I think they are a bot too subtle at the moment, and get the low res mesh of the woman also into modo to see how it works.

Paperboy
03-04-2010, 10:12 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267744324_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267744324_medium.jpg)

Finally got the base mesh of the woman in the main scene, and of course the night gown is in and textured. I have to fix the tongue abit, since it cuts through her arm at the moment.

The chicken is now done, I increased the bump on the tongue and skin a little.

Next I will fix the issue I mentioned, Finalise the Poster elements and get the woman and the hair done at the same time, so little time left!!!

whitemagus
03-05-2010, 10:51 AM
The building looks great! the reast is still a bit confusing!

Ferx
03-05-2010, 06:34 PM
Hey Paperboy,

Really great work, cool progress. :D Like a lot the dress and think the satin texture can work really well.

Think a bit translucent on the crest can work well ( perhaps not too much tan your previous test, but the translucent crest put a cool organic and flesh touch over that creepy chicken :D)

Perhaps you can try the woman on a position more near of the cam, more in perspective (foreshortened) with the chic kong head.

About colors, I like your version on sepia tones, put a cool old touch on the poster.

Great work and waiting for more updates! Cheers!! :beer:

Paperboy
03-06-2010, 07:47 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267865220_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/26/19094/19094_1267865220_medium.jpg)

whitemagus: I'm not sure why you are still confused with the rest of the image? I can understand the confusion at the start when it was very basic. Anyways glad you like the buildings.

Ferx: Thanks mate for the helpful comments :) The Crest bit I agree with but will be polish if I have time, as for the woman, I am going to rotate her so that her silhouette is a better one, but at this stage I don't really want to change my comp. Your final point dirty up the poster, well I was doing that anyway :)

So yeah I have been working on finalising the poster design, and here it is, added a border, changed the Hell and Bird text again, and also enlarged the whole writing, and added oldness to the poster.

So back to working on the girl.

handlebar
03-06-2010, 12:39 PM
Wow great work on the poster, it looks realy authentic. I like the way the lighting also effects the text.

whitemagus
03-06-2010, 01:45 PM
Hi Paperboy
I tought it was confusing because I didn't understant what was the monster, it looked like some weird alian (problably because the laptop was on low batery mode witch darkens the monitor) but now on this final image I've realised it is a giant chiken it looks great, a solid image in a few words!

Aven99
03-07-2010, 06:26 AM
Damn! I think I just became a vegietarian


The only thing I can suggest is a little bit more specular on the tung. To make it look slimier or you can have drools hanging from the tung.

That is if you have time :D

Well anyways with or without it it's looking great.

Good luck when you get this done. :)

Paperboy
03-07-2010, 10:12 PM
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handlebar: Thanks dude!

Whitemagus: Cool, glad you like the chicken too :)

Aven99: Thanks!! Yeah I agree, more spec on the tongue, will play around with that. Great idea about the drool, as you say that would be time dependent :P.

I was hoping to have finished modelling the woman this weekend, but had tonnes of other chores to do :(, I finally managed to retopologise her, which I needed to do to make sure I have enough res in the places I want, like the face, and to have the whole body as one mesh, rather than stuck on hands and feet. I also started working on her fainted facial expression.

Tomorrow I really have to clean up the mesh and get the details I want on, which will be nails, and the facial features complete. Will also work on the hair at the same time. Panicking a little now!!!

ohmagatsumi
03-09-2010, 02:36 AM
I like the progress of your work, the image looks like a true movie poster.

Paperboy
03-09-2010, 06:48 AM
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ohmagatsumi: Thanks for comment of encouragement!

Well I have cleaned up the female character, added the details I wanted, I didn't want to go to high detail, one I don't have the time, and from looking at most B-Movie posters, they aren't so into detail.

So I have also created the diffuse texture, painting her up in ZBrush, I still have to create the spec and sss texture for her, which I will do once I get her into Modo and the scene.

Again with the texture I wanted to get the feeling of skin, but not over detail it, as I wanted to give her a doll face look.

My aim is to get her into Modo and positioned they way I want, this evening and get the textures done, and do some lighting work on her, and do any other minor scene tweeks.

Then will concentrate on her hair

FeD
03-09-2010, 08:19 AM
Nice modeling (very very), I think the tong need more slime too :) maybe a bit like Venom's (http://www.neurosoftware.ro/programming-blog/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/c90ca_What_The_______MARVEL_01_VENOM_by_adonihs.jpg) tong ?

the composition is great, very dynamic, and oldschool poster effect is very well aimed (I hope this mean something in english)

keep motivated ! (and thank you for the kind words :) )

Paperboy
03-09-2010, 08:26 PM
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FeD: Thank you for your kind words and encouragement! :)

Well I have been working on modelling and detailing the hair the past few days, so will work on it some more tomorrow.

I have the final textured woman model with spec and sss map in, the scene and have worked on lighting and positioning her.

Korendo
03-10-2010, 02:02 AM
Hey Paperboy - One amazing building and chicken! Any hint how the story ends, (warning attempts at humor) does a chicken franchise like Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) get the remains? If we combined my broccoli and pineapple with your chicken we may solve world hunger.

Paperboy
03-10-2010, 07:51 PM
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LOL, Korendo very true, chicken and Brocolli definately sounds like a good meal, and the size of them would probably stop world hunger :D

I have finally got the hair in and textured it, the detail is subtle though, so will probably polish the final thing of in photoshop. I rotated her abit more so that she fits in the scene.

I tried moving her around, more centrally in the scene but unfortunately it felt empty where she was, so returned her to the original position.

I also increased the lighting on her some more.

I also made a progression image for myself, to see how the scene developed from pre-viz to now, and thought would share it :)

Anyways, I will noe work on the final polish bits, for the Final Entry.

rattlesnake
03-11-2010, 01:57 AM
Hello !!, well i think the image is looking better and better, , and with the sss sking on the girl and some ps tricks u will end up with a very cool art work!! cant wait to see it man :applause:

Ferx
03-11-2010, 05:57 AM
Hey Paperboy,


The girl looks really great, like the faint feel in her pose, cool ! :D
Perhaps you need to make the dress flow like the hair, the follow through of the motion, only a comment :D

Great work !! Cheers!! :thumbsup:

whitemagus
03-11-2010, 08:16 AM
I do agree it is looking better and better!

Paperboy
03-12-2010, 07:11 AM
rattlesnake: Thanks for the kind words! I hope the final image will look good :shrug: , the main things I will photoshop is the hair, just add some details to make it more feel like flowing hair, I will also try out adding some saliva dripping from the tongue and see how that looks and feels with the final image.

ferx: Glad you like the pose :D , thanks for the many cool comments you have given me!! Yeah maybe you are right and the dress needs to flow abit more behind her, again if I do modify that, it probably will be in Photoshop.

whitemagus: Thank you for your kind comment, I'm hoping the final image will be better still, have to wait and see.

So since my last post I have set up the sss for the woman, tongue and chicken, so hoping it will look fine once the render has finished, I have also amended the final story a little bit to taking into account why the woman is in her Nighty :D .

So, and now I have set my computer off to rendering the hi-res image, unfortunately my computer crashed during my overnight render from Wednesday to Thursday (the first time my pc has ever crashed with Windows 7 on it, what were the chances!!!:argh: ) So can see why it's best to try to finish stuff earlier, to give you more time if things like this happen!!

So anyways I set it rendering again Thursday morning, and it's still rendering. Last time I looked it's been 25 hours :p , well I am rendering it all out at once (silly? maybe! I am feeling drained at the moment, and just want to get it rendered), and it's mainly the area lights and the volume lights going through the feathers, that has caused the long render time. So once it's finished will do some polish work and a few amendments to the poster and hopefully post the final entry.

So anyways, since this is my final post before the final entry post, I just wanted to thank everyone in the forum who viewed, commented, supported and encouraged me during this competition!! Thanks guys & gals! :D I also want to wish you all good luck in the competition, and look forward to seeing everyones amazing final entries!!!

Also want to give Special thanks to my wife, who put up with the Chicken for far too long :) , and my friends at Codies, for their Support and Encouragement.

Final Entry Coming Soon! :D

Gunilla
03-12-2010, 07:24 AM
This looks great now! What a frightening chicken - hilarious idea! :D
You nailed the coloring good to, tasteful but still a bit B-movie, well done. The skyscraper is really cool too - I'm sure you will have no problems in making this into a super final :)

magicbrushlv
03-12-2010, 07:39 AM
the thumbnail are to small to be clearly watched.

but whe whole effect is good.

i mostly interested in the story of you piece,
i guess this is ispired by the move kingkong, but i am curious about why you create a character as the gigantic chicken

Paperboy
03-15-2010, 11:31 PM
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The year is 1923, in a small farm on the outskirts of New York City; a farmer by the name of George McClure goes about his business as usual.

A truck arrives at the farm, delivering a new batch of fertiliser, and George off loads 6 barrels, which he takes and deposits in the Chicken shed.

Unknown to George, the fertiliser contains a high percentage of Toxic and Radioactive material, used to encourage increased growth of crops, and one of the barrels had been damaged on transit and was leaking large amounts of the substance into one of the chicken pens feeding trays.

The helpless chicken living in the pen, hungrily kept on eating from its trough, and slowly a mutation was taking place. The Hen was growing larger and larger, and its feathers were slowly being shed, the Farmer freaked out, not knowing what to do, he rushed out to get his axe to slaughter the Giant Chicken, by this time the Chicken had grown to be the size of the shed and had already devoured its Chicken friends.

As George ran back, the Chicken burst out of the shed destroying the structure, and using it?s newly acquired long tongue grabbed the Farmer and crushed him to death.

Soon, stories of this Giant Chicken spread like wild fire, and people wanted to see this Chic Kong as it was now called. A crazy business tycoon by the name of Eric Fudge decides that by capturing Chic Kong and bringing him to New York, he can get people to pay for the spectacle and make lots of money.

So he sets out with a team of hunters on an expedition to capture Chic Kong, which they manage to do using large canisters of sleeping gas fired in the vicinity of the Giant Chicken.

Chic Kong is then taken on the back of a large trailer to New York, where it is chained up inside a Theatre some where on Time Square.

The unveiling of Chic Kong was all going to plan, until the curtains were opened and people started taking pictures. The Camera Flashes enraged the Chicken who with great effort shattered the chains that fettered him and broke loose. The people panicked as Chic Kong?s tongue lashed out and it tore its way out of the theatre and onto the streets.

The military were called in to deal with this irregular situation. By the time they arrived on the scene Chic Kong had found itself a very attractive Blonde hostage, grabbing her using its tongue, whilst she was combing her hair unaware in her Hotel Room wearing nothing but her nightgown. It had also found a nice perch to which it could try and protect itself, The Empire State Building!!

Now choppers were brought in to take on this menace, and so Chic Kong placed his feminine hostage safely to one side, so that it could concentrate on its flying assailants. Unfortunately for it, the choppers were too many and the wounds it was sustaining from the guns was too much for its pimpled skin to take, and it succumbed to it?s injuries and fell all the way down from the top of the building to the ground, dead.

The End.

Paperboy
03-16-2010, 12:02 AM
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Software: 3ds max,Modo,Photoshop,ZBrush

Story:

The year is 1923, in a small farm on the outskirts of New York City; a farmer by the name of George McClure goes about his business as usual.

A truck arrives at the farm, delivering a new batch of fertiliser, and George off loads 6 barrels, which he takes and deposits in the Chicken shed.

Unknown to George, the fertiliser contains a high percentage of Toxic and Radioactive material, used to encourage increased growth of crops, and one of the barrels had been damaged on transit and was leaking large amounts of the substance into one of the chicken pens feeding trays.

The helpless chicken living in the pen, hungrily kept on eating from its trough, and slowly a mutation was taking place. The Hen was growing larger and larger, and its feathers were slowly being shed, the Farmer freaked out, not knowing what to do, he rushed out to get his axe to slaughter the Giant Chicken, by this time the Chicken had grown to be the size of the shed and had already devoured its Chicken friends.

As George ran back, the Chicken burst out of the shed destroying the structure, and using itâ??s newly acquired long tongue grabbed the Farmer and crushed him to death.

Soon, stories of this Giant Chicken spread like wild fire, and people wanted to see this Chic Kong as it was now called. A crazy business tycoon by the name of Eric Fudge decides that by capturing Chic Kong and bringing him to New York, he can get people to pay for the spectacle and make lots of money.

So he sets out with a team of hunters on an expedition to capture Chic Kong, which they manage to do using large canisters of sleeping gas fired in the vicinity of the Giant Chicken.

Chic Kong is then taken on the back of a large trailer to New York, where it is chained up inside a Theatre some where on Time Square.

The unveiling of Chic Kong was all going to plan, until the curtains were opened and people started taking pictures. The Camera Flashes enraged the Chicken who with great effort shattered the chains that fettered him and broke loose. The people panicked as Chic Kongâ??s tongue lashed out and it tore its way out of the theatre and onto the streets.

The military were called in to deal with this irregular situation. By the time they arrived on the scene Chic Kong had found itself a very attractive Blonde hostage, grabbing her using its tongue, whilst she was combing her hair unaware in her Hotel Room wearing nothing but her nightgown. It had also found a nice perch to which it could try and protect itself, The Empire State Building!!

Now choppers were brought in to take on this menace, and so Chic Kong placed his feminine hostage safely to one side, so that it could concentrate on its flying assailants. Unfortunately for it, the choppers were too many and the wounds it was sustaining from the guns was too much for its pimpled skin to take, and it succumbed to itâ??s injuries and fell all the way down from the top of the building to the ground, dead.

The End.

Freelah
03-19-2010, 06:25 PM
Brother! You image rocks! Excellent B-poster! :)

Aven99
03-19-2010, 07:32 PM
Yes This does Rock!

Great piece of B-Movie we have here folks!

Congrats Man! I wish you all the luck :D :D :D

Renderspud
03-19-2010, 07:53 PM
This turned out SWEET!:D Great Job! I love the weathered look of the poster! It really feels classic.

Ferx
03-20-2010, 07:05 AM
Hey Paperboy,

Totally cool poster, like the old feel on it, really great :D
Lke a lot the perspective, puts a fantastic action touch in the image and chick kong looks totally threatening :D The night mood for the image and the colours works really well with the image.

Congratulations for this amazing concept, all the best my friend and good luck!! Cheers!!

Paperboy
03-21-2010, 01:14 PM
Thanks guys!! :buttrock:

Glad you liked the final image, wanted to go for a grainy old look to the final poster.

Thanks again for the support and encouragement, and good luck to all! :arteest:

Paperboy
03-23-2010, 08:11 AM
Oops, almost forgot to add some credits!! :argh:

Inspiration: KING KONG of course ;)

Title Style: Based on Old KING KONG Posters.

Reference: Random Images from here and there to be honest using Google Image search.

Textures: Also from Random Images from here and there using Google Image search, and also using Mayang.

Eskarina
03-23-2010, 11:49 AM
Great work Imkan, your poster is awesome :thumbsup: Good luck!

Paperboy
03-25-2010, 02:31 PM
Thanks Melanie, Good luck to you too!! :beer:

Antropus
03-25-2010, 04:28 PM
You got a very authentic look to your piece man and the idea is great!

Good luck,
-Kris

handlebar
03-26-2010, 11:30 AM
Awesome final image. I love the old faded look to your render. Good luck.

Paperboy
04-09-2010, 08:08 AM
Antropus & handlebar, thanks guys for your kind words, glad you guys like the final authentic worn look. Good luck to you both!

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