View Full Version : B-Movie Entry: Ian Sanderson

02-23-2010, 09:50 AM
Ian Sanderson is entered in the "B-Movie" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/view_entries.php?challenger=19810)

Latest Update: Finished Video: Making of
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02-23-2010, 10:28 AM
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Hi there, this is my initial concept for my video entry, yea its rough as houses but its a quick sketch just outlining my idea, looking forward to this challenge, i hope i can get it done on time, good luck to you all.


02-24-2010, 08:44 PM
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Rough outline of Alien.

My Story synopsis...

On a classic sci-fi movie set, the main star of the show is inside the suit of the Alien moster. Being as demanding as ever the star comes face to face with a real Alien not realising the horror about to take over the movie set and his life...! Da da daaaaa

02-24-2010, 08:47 PM
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Update on the sketch to get a better idea of colour etc. Going to work on the main Alien sculpting in 3dsmax now.

03-05-2010, 06:09 AM
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Hi all, heres my 'real' Aliens head, this is my first concept sculpt ever! using the awesome Autodesk mudbox 30 day trial. Its an awesome piece of software!!!
This is work in progress so the finer details ive still to add and the texture etc. Hope ya like upto now?

03-05-2010, 06:23 AM
Ok, so now the script overview is...

An actor is working as an Alien in the latest B-Movie but for some reason keeps getting his lines wrong and tripping up etc. and everyone thinks he's a loser and picks on him.
Feeling down and out the guy goes out for a cig break, only to encounter a real alien!
When he returns to the film set, unbeknownst to anyone else, he has been taken over by the real Alien, suit looks different, he acts differently and as the scene comes to a close everyone is praising him on his skills, but unfortunately for them its too late, as he makes his way towards them the scene fades out...SCREEEAAAMMSSSS!

03-05-2010, 11:03 PM
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Heres an update on my mudbox moulding. still lovvin the mudbox. How many of you have used Mudbox before?

03-06-2010, 12:15 AM
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Ive begun to add a little texture to the mudbox creation. Looking nice!

03-10-2010, 06:10 AM
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This is the beginning of the fake movie set on which our main star will do his bad performance.

03-10-2010, 10:33 AM
Not bad, mate. I like the textures.

03-10-2010, 10:41 AM
Cheers borisignjatovic,

im currently working on his 'un-masked' face, that should be deffinatly interesting! He's gonna have tentacle 'Predator' style teeth under the mask! cant wait to get it into max. Will update shortly.

03-12-2010, 12:40 AM
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An update on my Alien, basically this is his unmasking. Ive still got Tentacles to add to the sides of the head, but its pretty much there...

03-12-2010, 10:53 PM
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Software: Mudbox

Turntable render from Mudbox, into 3dsmax

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=111810)

03-14-2010, 12:42 PM
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As you can see, im not gonna go into mad detail for the UFO, as this will not be a big part in my final scene. The UFO will be seen briefly and mostly in the dark. Not that im going to cut corners of course, im still going to make it looking pretty cool. Gone for the classic saucer, but with a sunflower type outer edge, may bring that in a bit.

03-14-2010, 12:48 PM
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AS you can see, here is my finished UFO concept model. Uploaded shortly after the previous post as the work was done last night, was too tired to post it all up. Got a render to follow shortly!

03-14-2010, 12:51 PM
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Software: 3ds max

This is my initial test for my UFO, motion and overall look.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=111967)

03-14-2010, 02:42 PM
ure movie set if admired by me.

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This is the beginning of the fake movie set on which our main star will do his bad performance.[/QUOTE]

03-15-2010, 07:39 AM
cheers valentious,

movie set not too bad upto is it. alot more work is needed. :wip:

03-17-2010, 10:48 PM
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Software: 3ds max

Hi, this is the pre-vis on the moment the main character gets abducted!

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=112404)

03-18-2010, 06:55 AM
edited this one, as it was duplicate.

03-18-2010, 07:02 AM
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I've begun creating the fake alien suit in Mudbox that the main character will be wearing in his role.

03-20-2010, 04:16 PM
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Here is a render of my character in his suit, still work to do, but headin in the right direction. :)

03-24-2010, 07:33 AM
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After a few UV edits my work on the Fake Alien suit is almost complete. Ive not had much time lately, but hoping to get more done in the next few dayz. Please do reply with any comments you may have, i will return the favour and check out your post! :)

03-27-2010, 10:35 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Its the weekend, gonna try and get some work done on it this weekend!

So any crit for my work??

03-28-2010, 05:16 PM
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This is the initial Rig I created following a Tutorial grabbed from my Autodesk subscription centre on Creating A Complex Rig In Minutes, its gonna look sweet when hooked upto to my mesh!

04-01-2010, 02:49 PM
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Software: 3ds max

First actual render ive managed to do! This is the main character growling at the woman actress, she's not present at the minute, cos I havnt rendered her just yet. But here he is, making a fool of himself. He's on a rig, that raises him up, and then it breaks which is the jolt, then he falls!

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113111)

04-05-2010, 11:32 PM
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Software: 3ds max

Rendered title and opening, rendered for timing purposes and Visual styling. After effects FX to be added and colour correction etc. oh and audio. :)

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113172)

04-09-2010, 02:23 PM
Not long left and soo much to do, been busy with family life so not had much chance to do any updates, the weekend fast approaches, my left clicking skills will have to go into overtime and i fear i may need to buy a new nib for my Wacom come Monday! wish me luck! :arteest:

04-18-2010, 01:00 PM
I am proper cutting it close i tell ya! still havnt finished, im hoping to get it done today, well I have to, so it will be up in one form or another. Do we have to do a making of? cos thats the only part im gonna struggle to get up today i think! :banghead:

04-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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Software: 3ds max

Id say 75% complete. A few more things left to add like the actual sound track and put together the trailer, not much then! aaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113341)

04-20-2010, 02:16 AM
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Software: 3ds max

My finished Trailer.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113410)

04-20-2010, 03:43 AM
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Software: 3ds max

THis is the Final Movie. I wanted to do so much more but alas time is upon me, and im far too tired!

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113413)

04-20-2010, 08:21 AM
the deadline was not extended for the comfort of your sleep :) Just for the problems with uploading, that's why there was no warning. So, you should be proud of yourself you managed it on time. Good luck!

04-20-2010, 08:23 AM
When did the deadline get extended, blooooody ell. I stayed up till 4.30 am trying to get my entry finished, and i coulda slept! jeeezus

04-20-2010, 01:19 PM
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Software: 3ds max

Seen as the dealine was shifted im adding a few more bits to my finished products. First heres the trailer with added text

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113426)

04-20-2010, 02:29 PM
Ive uploaded my trailer to Youtube also, check it out at



04-20-2010, 03:56 PM
Not had many responses, but had quite a few views, im re-uploading my trailer entry and my Main Movie with proper ending. For those who are interested would be good to get some feedback?? :arteest:

04-20-2010, 04:10 PM
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Software: 3ds max

Final Final Trailer update I promise!

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113428)

04-20-2010, 04:23 PM
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Software: 3ds max

The Final Final Main Movie, all created in 3dsmax 2010, using Character Pack from Di-O-Matic, Fume FX and Particle Illusion plugins and then put together in Premiere Elements.

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113429)

04-20-2010, 10:40 PM
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Software: 3ds max

Got to do the making of, get in! aaaand relax. Enjoy, and please do gimme some crit on my work, i will return the favour.

music on this is

'07 - nightmare at 20,000 feet' by Jerry Goldsmith
taken from Twilight Zone the Movie (ost)

Play Video >> (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/player.php?entry_id=113430)

04-22-2010, 08:01 AM
Hi all, ive had 1,165 views of my posts, and only a couple of replies. Is my work that good that no one has any critique to give? I doubt it, i thought the main reason for us posting WIP's is for people to give feedback on the work etc.

Now ive been on other peoples entries to check out what everyone else is doing and ive kindly offered support and words of encouragement, but Ive had squat back, the same happened in the last competition the Secret Agent one, so what is it? is it my name? is it my work, or is it that no one can be bothered apart from a few? I'm just curious to find out how this whole process works?

Any insights? or do some other people feel the same? :wip:

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