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Zappa
10-21-2003, 09:27 AM
Ravi Jose has entered the ALIENWARE Challenge.

Zappa
10-26-2003, 04:30 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1067185839_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1067185839_large.jpg)


This concept sketch was mainly done to get the ideas out of my head, i understand that the scene is kinda crowdwd right now, and i will be looking to change things around and fine tune it some, any feedback and suggestion will be much appreciated.
Cheers

smd
10-26-2003, 04:56 PM
IMHO, it is a bit crowded to make out an alien landscape or setting, but I really love the image. I found three faces, a bird, a fish and a human figure.

OZ
10-26-2003, 05:25 PM
WOW! AAAALIIEENNNN!!!!.....very intricate colors...i like it a lot......i cant imagine how to do it in 3d...just curious to see!

Zappa
10-26-2003, 05:28 PM
Hey!Smd,

Thanks much for the reply,as i mentioned in my first post i understand that the scene is a bit crowded and the only reason i did that was to get them ideas from my head onto paper or pixels or whatever medium so as to get suggestions on what i should be changing or workin on further, im certainly looking to change things around, so my final may turn out looking completley diffrent from this one here.

*I found three faces, a bird, a fish and a human figure.*
With a fine imagination like that, im hoping you are taking part in the contest too, cause i would love to see your work. :) Thanks again for the feedback.
Cheers:beer:

Zappa
10-26-2003, 05:31 PM
HeY!OZ,

Thanks much for the encouraging reply, i know it will be a killer to do in 3D, (especially to create the feel im looking for) but im gonna try.

Thanks again.
Cheers
Zappa:beer:

sakenstein
10-26-2003, 06:39 PM
as oz... i really like 2 see it in 3d... amazing colors...scary too...

Designer2
10-26-2003, 07:32 PM
i tried to understand what is going on but i couldn't...:rolleyes:

Zappa
10-27-2003, 04:45 AM
Hey!Skis and Designer2,
Thanks much for feedback.

*Skis*
Im looking forward to creating and seeing it in 3D too, im not so much worried about the modeling part...its the texturing and rendering thats going to be very crucial i think.

*designer2*
i tried to understand what is going on but i couldn't...

well it was intentional for the most part, cause when one is in an Alien environment....it shouldnt be easily understood...otherwise it would be Bangkok instead :D
Also lookin at the contest the guidelines ...

quote:

The location where you stand seems to be moving and it is difficult to comprehend its function or intent. The surfaces and materials that surround you are nothing like you have ever seen before. The design and layout of the location defies logic or the laws of physics, though only slightly, it seems that reality here is somewhat obscure. You feel a sense of grandness and awe, your breath is coming in short tight gasps from witnessing this alien phenomenon as it starts to overwhelm you. You cry out, "Is anyone there?"

Unquote:

The feeling i wanted to create was of one that of a lil child who has wandered too far away from his mother.Suddenly everything looks Alien and scary...thats when one cry out. "Is anyone there?"

Thanks again for the feedback guys.
Cheers
zappa :beer:

Zappa
12-08-2003, 09:28 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1070918938_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1070918938_large.jpg)

Hello!
Have taken some time off to learn Cinema4D and, and have decided to do the Alienware Challenge using it.

This is the beginning of a series of images im gonna be posting...and i would welcome your views and feedback.

Cheers
zappa

Zappa
12-10-2003, 09:47 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1071092825_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1071092825_large.jpg)

Heya!
screen capture of modeling progress...feedback...feedback...:-)
Cheers

Zappa
12-14-2003, 07:22 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1071386551_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1071386551_large.jpg)

Update of modelling ;-)

tr1cky
12-14-2003, 07:32 AM
Not selling out or anything, eh? ;P

Zappa
12-14-2003, 10:55 PM
LOL!Not...do i sound like Kurt Cobain? :p

Zappa
12-30-2003, 12:01 AM
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This ones for you tr1cky ;-)
and wish ALL a HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope 2004 is good for all of us.

Zappa
01-03-2004, 05:18 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1073107102_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1073107102_large.jpg)

Modelling of a Alien Wild Plant, that grows and feeds on Metal objects.

jaygee
01-03-2004, 05:21 AM
i am loving that alien jewel thing. it-is-GORGEOUS. i especially also love the way the ground makes u feel like u are moving rapidly across the landscape, it helps to make the land seem more alive. good job! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Zappa
01-03-2004, 05:36 AM
Heya!jaygee!!
Thanks for your encouraging reply, i was starting to wonder if only i could see anything worthwhile in it.
Thanks again :-) and im working on more stuff.
Cheers :beer:
Zappa

Zappa
01-03-2004, 11:38 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1073173108_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1073173108_large.jpg)


Update on the Modelling....i would love any crits at this stage where i can change things around :-).
Cheers

jaygee
01-04-2004, 08:40 AM
ooh look even the aliens have an underused subway system! cute! :D :P

Zappa
01-04-2004, 09:03 AM
jaygee...the aliens have to get to places too....grocery shopping and the likes :)

jaygee
01-04-2004, 09:14 AM
i tot they ate energy? lol... anyway its looking great keep up the G-R-E-A-T work! i love the jewely look!

Zappa
01-04-2004, 09:23 AM
Hey!jaygee,
where u located?and guess u are kiddin about being 15 yo...your work is pretty awesome..:thumbsup:
FYI we are havin a meeing of CGTalkers in Seattle...hope you can come if you live around here :)
Cheers

jaygee
01-04-2004, 09:24 AM
umm i am 15... born 29th december 1988. live in vancouver though... no way my parents gonna drive me to seattle for something liddat lol.

Zappa
01-05-2004, 03:05 AM
Hey!jaygee,
so you just turned 15.....your work is really awesome for a 15 year old....:thumbsup: ....and wish you a Happy 15th Birthday.... belated though:)
Well, if you do convince your parents to drive you here, you are most welcome to the Seattle CGTalkers meet.
Cheers

Designer2
01-06-2004, 09:52 AM
hey zappa,
nice green crystal there, keep up the good work show us more compositions.

:thumbsup:

Zappa
01-07-2004, 12:25 AM
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Update

jaygee
01-07-2004, 02:30 AM
ooooh i like the jewel-ish style of everything in your image, its great! i like the new control panel/map thingy there, the textures are magnificent! keep up the great work!

BClaw
01-10-2004, 01:41 AM
Oooh! I *like* your entry! :applause: Good luck! :bounce:

Zappa
01-11-2004, 12:31 AM
Thanks... Designer2...jaygee....and...BClaw,..my day job has kept me very busy the last few days...(unfortunately its non CG related)...anyways, wont whine about that....want to add some more....wanna kick myself for goofing off during Christmas.

jaygee....my birthday is commin up too...on Jan19th ....so at least we share the same starsign i think...tho im actually a Capricorn- Aquarius cusp...whatever that means :-)
Cheers

jaygee
01-11-2004, 02:32 AM
i think im a capricorn or sumn. i dont care about that shiznat though its utter nonsense IMHO.

Zappa
01-14-2004, 01:11 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1074042690_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1074042690_large.jpg)

Modelling progress

Zappa
01-14-2004, 01:16 AM
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Latest Update...

saturen3
01-14-2004, 01:35 AM
:bounce: good colors and models
good luck to you:thumbsup:

Zappa
01-14-2004, 01:49 AM
Hey!saturen3,
Thanks for your reply, and im still working on it...wish i had some more time tho ;-)
dont it always be like that towards the deadline :)

cheers

saturen3
01-14-2004, 03:27 AM
:thumbsup: realy you are ok
you have good ideas and i wish you to win in the award.and all of the artists.
i am waiting for your new image dear zappa.

Zappa
01-15-2004, 05:07 AM
thanks again saturen3, a Spankin new Alienware computer would be jus great :-), anyways its always fun participating....there are so many excellent entries here.... i jus say good luck to all :-)

Cheers :)

saturen3
01-15-2004, 11:19 AM
:bounce: I am with you zappa.
And realy i believe that this is a hard CG CHALLENGE.

Zappa
01-18-2004, 02:39 AM
Thats very nice of you to say that saturen3....thats much.
btw hows the animation scene in your country, i have seen some good films come out of Iran, is there a lot of CG goin on as well?
just wondering.
Cheers n thanks again for your support.
zappa:)

saturen3
01-18-2004, 01:05 PM
:thumbsup: Thanks dear zappa
Very amazing question,and thanks for your interest.In fact we have good and stronge tallents here in iran but becaues of any governmental support and worse any correct education and more and more parameters.................. we cann`t produce a good film.We always have good ideas but no techniques and tools for doing it.
Which films did you see dear zappa?Could i know your country?Its amazing for me to know the situation of iranian films in a foreign country.
Know your work,you have good ideas and concepts and also modeling and lighting,please some hurry up to incresing the quality of the image,We have no time.you must winnnnn!!

Thanks for your interests and good luck to you too:bowdown:

My AW (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=104685&goto=newpost) challenge.

Zappa
01-18-2004, 08:59 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1074459561_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1074459561_large.jpg)

Modeling and rendering for final composition.

Zappa
01-18-2004, 09:03 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1074459836_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/3/123/123_1074459836_large.jpg)

update on WIP...almost done here...the test render took 8.5 hours plus...have one more big size render to go...so im stoppin here, will add some at post.
Cheers

Zappa
01-26-2004, 02:23 AM
Hello!saturen3,

Thanks for the info about the CG/Film situation in Iran, there is a lot of intrest among the people here (i live in the US) to know more about everyday life in Iran...i think you and your other good friends should get together and have a CG Talkers meeting and support each other to make good films and CG and other art related work:)
I understand that its hard to do all this when theres not much support from the government etc, however if all of you try, you can change things around.
All the best in your endeavors.

I checked out your AW Challenge entry, and i think its good work.
Wish you all the best.
Cheers
Zappa

saturen3
01-27-2004, 12:06 AM
Thanks dear friend!

Real problems here are these :

CORRECT FILM EDUCATION
CAPITAL

If we combine and create a new group we havn`t any money for doing it and more important no scientific knowledges.

But anyway we are doing little works and in the future we can do better things.

Thanks again dear friend and best of lucks to you:thumbsup:

Zappa
01-27-2004, 03:01 AM
Hello!saturen3,

Theres a lot of info about filmmaking on the web...(i persume you have good access to the www, since you are an active member of CG Talk), what you should aim at doing is make "very" small budget films (with home video cameras etc), and try to sell the concept on the web, im sure if your ideas are good there will be people to finance your film project.
Shoot actual footage (eg.: life of an artist in Iran) or similar ideas.

Wish you all the best :thumbsup:
Zappa

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