View Full Version : Tourists Racing Rollercoaster, Sormann At Work (3D)

02 February 2004, 10:12 PM (

Just a small image of an anim I am working on in the moment...

LvP Design
02 February 2004, 10:54 PM
Very nice! I like your style :cool:

02 February 2004, 10:56 PM
I really can't wait to see this thing get finished. Another great piece.

02 February 2004, 11:04 PM
Your work is phenomenal. I can't wait till you finish your project.:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 11:05 PM
Bloody brilliant as always... :D

I really really can't wait to see all your work come together. Seeing it in pieces knocks my socks off, I think my legs might fall off at the end of your project!

02 February 2004, 11:06 PM
it kicks ass. can't wait to see your anim :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 11:10 PM
Lol. Can't wait for the animation...
:D :buttrock:

02 February 2004, 11:17 PM

02 February 2004, 11:27 PM
Whoa, that reminds me of a scene in "The Lion King" - When Pumbaa's afraid that the female lion will eat him and he's stuck under the tree. The guy in the background here has the exact same facial expression - and that means, it's great!

I really love your style, Michael! Unbelievable, you're really doing a great job here. I, too, can't wait until Theme Planet is finished!

02 February 2004, 11:32 PM
For a guy working on his own private project I quess I can appreaciate this as much if not more so than anyone.It's very enjoyable to see you expand and grow with this project.This is a very fun extra scene within your Theme Planet..........The wheelie popping is a great added touch,it does add alot of that fun factor along with the danger factor............... :thumbsup:

The tourist in back's expression certanly conveys his feelings.In fact both there expressions are 180 degrees from one another.Nice touch too.Well just a very nice piece of work,and the BG stands proud,nice to see the themeplanet in action.Always looking for more,very nice work in all aspects..............:thumbsup: :beer:

02 February 2004, 11:42 PM
Really good Toon-3D-Style! The bacground plate, the characters,, WOW!

I just LOVE the trolley. It's expression is really speedy! Is the trolley pulling the brakes now?

Really great models and colors! The shaders would need more work though, the skins especially are a bit too "plastic-like" if you know that I mean.

Motion blur is an absolute MUST for this image!

How about the composition, maby try an off-centered layout?

Great stuff! Great characters! Great style!

02 February 2004, 11:50 PM
Woot! I love the style. lol I love these boards, so much creativity. Very well done. :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 11:52 PM
The detail in the background is great. Brilliant sense of depth.:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 12:02 AM
Wonderful! I'll wait your anim very impatiently!

02 February 2004, 12:05 AM
wonderful stuff ... just makes me smile big time :)

just a great sense you have of conveying an overall environment of amusement and lightheartedness ... :cool:

02 February 2004, 12:09 AM
I really like the expressiveness and the fun of the image. The texturings stands out a good deal. The only oddity is their lighting seems different that how the background is set and it makes it seem like a cut out ontop of the background than intergrated.. not sure. But its damn impressive work, if this is indeed an animation then my view about lighting doesn't matter as you'll be focused on action.
I think its high level character work man, can't wait to see it move.

02 February 2004, 12:12 AM
:bounce: I like your style man...i surely want to see this animation when u can show it to us!..excellent work...

02 February 2004, 12:41 AM
is back


02 February 2004, 12:57 AM
Well done. Nice modelling and texturing coming together for a great look.

02 February 2004, 01:05 AM
Enjoy seeing your work.

It has great imagery and concept.

02 February 2004, 01:21 AM
The whole project is great. Can't wait to see animation. Fabulous!

02 February 2004, 01:37 AM
You didn't do all that work by yourself did you?

Let me just say.........WOW!

02 February 2004, 01:38 AM
Man, That is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome. No crits (for the first time in my life). Gotta love the espressions and the rendering.

:drool: <--- Smiling guy getting cpr

02 February 2004, 01:42 AM

02 February 2004, 02:04 AM
realllyy nice n joyful image :)
the animation plssss plssss plssss :)

02 February 2004, 02:26 AM
Great work sormann
as always:p

02 February 2004, 02:27 AM
very cool :p

02 February 2004, 02:41 AM
cool... may I ask how long does it take to do such a short film...... alone ?

anyway, I really looking forward for this ... keep up the work.

02 February 2004, 02:52 AM
Great job as always.

For this image I would like to see the track with less blur.
as for the characters. If they had more of a focus it would be great. maybe the excited man in front could be looking down the track with glee, while the man in back could be looking down the track with fear or sickness. It would help with the story telling. right now they don't seem as connected to the image and action as they could be.
none the less fantactic. I always feel like the first guy when I see one of your pieces, then I quickly turn into the second guy when I think of how much work I still have to do on my own film.
Keep it up, you are an inspiration.

02 February 2004, 02:55 AM
Gee....I love you style....Wow......

Great work , dude!!:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 03:03 AM
been checking out your stuff since i saw that elephant walk.
Always thrilled to see more:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 03:11 AM
PS here is a visual as to what I was talking about I hpoe this helps.

once again great work.

02 February 2004, 03:42 AM

i grow gladder as u add more stuff to your project
i allways visit ur site to draw inspiration

keep up the good work!!!

02 February 2004, 03:44 AM
looks good dude,
best of luck in your project. I too have been seeing your site for updates and looks good.:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 04:41 AM
looks great, its got a very painterly feel to it. impressive textures and lighting make this stand out, its more than just a flat rendered cartoon.

Only suggestion I have at this stage is to have some motion blur on the characters and their coaster.
I notice the track has heavy motion blur, because presumably the camera is keeping up with the characters, so they aren't moving much relative to the camera but I would still give them a small amount of motion blur.
Especially as the coaster has a real sense of speed with the sparks and the front wheels lifting up.

Othersie most impressive.

02 February 2004, 04:55 AM

i have seen your work now for some time and it is always such a joy to see each new piece. i really like your theme/look and characters.

i am curious.... how much do you do in post and how much of your final presentation is rendered straight from 3d? do you render in passes and treat in post?

this new image is just great and fun. i do agree with someone else in the thread that the riders pop a bit too much from the background & track though-- i think maybe it is because they are not blurred at all really-- so the contrast is too dramatic. of course rendering with motion blur (or again... depending upon your process a cleverly created blur in post could save your render time considerably and allow a bit more freedom..)

i like your work very much & look forward to more!

02 February 2004, 05:16 AM
I like it.

02 February 2004, 05:45 AM
Great work !!!
Funny picture,makes me smile.:applause:

02 February 2004, 05:56 AM
nice moment and nice style :thumbsup: GOOD JOB :buttrock:

Angel's Knight
02 February 2004, 06:54 AM
This one is one of the best Render that ever seen !

Keep it up ...
Waiting for the final work :drool:

02 February 2004, 07:21 AM
awesome, looks so damn cool. Cant wait for the full animation!

02 February 2004, 07:24 AM

Great Points.........That totaly make the style more stonger and focus on the characters...COOL!!

02 February 2004, 08:15 AM
seems to be nice ! send us the link when the animation is complete !:wavey:

02 February 2004, 08:24 AM
very pretty and funny!! great work and style!!:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 08:25 AM
nice work :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 08:54 AM
woooooooooaw!!,I canīt wait to see the animation.:bounce:
Really,just a good light,color characters...


02 February 2004, 09:12 AM
thats jst so weird, before I even opend the thread, I said to myself: "This must be soreman"

and it is

Inspiration for all of us m8

02 February 2004, 09:45 AM
Like your style!
:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock:

02 February 2004, 10:03 AM

And keep us posted!


02 February 2004, 10:05 AM
Wow thanks for all the repies and feedback.
The reason why there is only motion blur on the back is simply because I addeted to the background layer . During animation there is the buggy motion blurred as well but this only looks good during animation. So I rendered this one as single frame.
But I agree... a little bit more blur in front would blend the front and the back better together..

02 February 2004, 11:24 AM
Brilliant work as ever, Michael!

Without a doubt, one of the most distinctive and pleasing styles on this board.... :)

I always look forward with joy to all your updates with this project
Just leaves you wanting MORE!!!

Is their completion in sight :shrug: ?


02 February 2004, 11:25 AM
I'm a fan of your work since a long time , you have a realy great style ..... nice color , nice character ..... great job ! can't wait to see the animation .

02 February 2004, 11:28 AM
Wow Sormann, really love your work, nice lighting style youve got there. Love the character expressions.:thumbsup:



02 February 2004, 01:05 PM
Great feeling and great characters. I can't wait to see more. Every image you show leaves me wanting more and more images, stop teasing ;)

Love the whole idea of Theme Planet :)

02 February 2004, 02:56 PM
Wow, great image^_^...they are so funny..haha^^"

When can I see the animation?

02 February 2004, 03:06 PM
Cool work!
I like the style of character ,color & BG:thumbsup: :bounce: :applause:

02 February 2004, 03:14 PM
Really really nice job.



02 February 2004, 03:30 PM
sormann at work : Are you the author of "Maya 4.5 Fundamentals" ?? .. I LOVE the animations on your site! :cry: <-- soo jealous!!

02 February 2004, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by bastiaan
sormann at work : Are you the author of "Maya 4.5 Fundamentals" ?? .. I LOVE the animations on your site! :cry: <-- soo jealous!!

Thank you! No, I am not the author of maya4.5 but I created the cover artwork.

02 February 2004, 07:22 PM
Absolutely incredible!!! Can you make a 1280x1024 resolution render? I really would like to use it as desktop wallpaper!

Kel Solaar
02 February 2004, 07:46 PM
Hehe very funny characters :)

02 February 2004, 07:58 PM
I've been a fan of yours for a long time, I'm dying to see the animation, or even a part of it.....good luck.

02 February 2004, 08:02 PM
Man I love the style of your stuff.keep up the good work

02 February 2004, 09:59 PM
:thumbsup: looks astonishing!! wanna see the short!

02 February 2004, 11:34 PM
Thanks again..
The anim will be online in a week or so, I have to polish some elements...the whole shortfilm will take much longer... there is a lot of stuff left to do...and never enough time...

02 February 2004, 11:43 PM
:wip: :wip:
its glad to hear the news
i cant wait for the animation
:bounce: :bounce: i want to watch! i want to watch!

02 February 2004, 11:54 PM
this is awesome I tell you! :applause: Love it! stopped by your page and I got stuck, love the textures, the cartoonish look of it, I want to learn that right away!

can't wait for some more anims..

keep it up! :thumbsup:

Hylian Hero
02 February 2004, 01:53 AM

02 February 2004, 01:19 AM
Yes, a nice image. But hey, Isn't that a Lebbeus Woods image in the back ground?!! I love his work! It's funny because I have that book but I've never looked at that picture and seen a roller coaster. :D


02 February 2004, 12:18 PM
Hah! That's a fun image. I like it.

02 February 2004, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by ngrava
Yes, a nice image. But hey, Isn't that a Lebbeus Woods image in the back ground?!! I love his work! It's funny because I have that book but I've never looked at that picture and seen a roller coaster. :D


The backgound is a rendering of Theme Planet rollercoaster elements, it consists of structures from this scene I created a few month ago...:

02 February 2004, 08:56 AM
Oops. My mistake.


03 March 2004, 10:00 AM
GREAT , nice work man :) i like this very much :):beer:

03 March 2004, 02:16 PM
I love your work as always, I think the theme park is really cool. It reminds me alot of Space Land from the Le Periot or whatever it was episode of Cowboy Bebop where Spike about got it from that nuts fat assasin guy.:) :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 07:41 PM
a lovely piece of illustration, great emotion on the characters. nice.

01 January 2005, 01:47 PM
Looks funny, I'd like to see full animation

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