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10 October 2004, 11:24 AM
Darko Markovic has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: And - FinaL (

And Here it is FINAL!
ok now i have to say a couple of words....

- This competition was very hard for me... last 10 days i worked over day and night... because my computer didn`t want to co-operate. So i am very tired... and if my school if finishing in 10 days... if i don`t start to study now ... i wont be pleased with my grades... neither will my parents :( ... Rendering problems were great pain in the ass... so i let my comp render and i go to party come back at 3:00 AM and sit down at computer try to be quiet as much as i can ... and not to wake up my parents... there were days when telephone woke me up ( some friend calling ) and i was sleeping on keyboard.... ( belive me very painful expierience ) ... But thnx to u people ( thank u! u have been very kind to me) that pushed me forward... and helped me trough my work somehow i managed to finish this competition....
i know there are some things that could have been better... but ... no time... :(
I have learned a lot of stuff during this compet. ...
AND! the best thing that happend here is new friends... and i think it is the best thing that happend to me since i started with 3D...! that would be my little speach ... don`t wanna make u cry! :D

- General
- 2.000.187 Polys in scene
- Render time 3h - 10 minutes - 1 minut TOTAL 3h11min17sec
- Program Maya 5.0 Complete + Photoshop
- Nurbs + poly ( just Phelius Soldier )



and yeah one more thing


10 October 2004, 11:26 AM
well... first of all i wish LUCK to everyone ! :)
theme is exellent... superb! cheerz cgtalk crew , going to do fast sketch right now :)

10 October 2004, 12:27 PM
ok... i am skectching now in moment of writting this! :)
i am going to make scene , giangantic battle ...!:) so not a day to lose big big big modeling to go :)
going to have ships in the air , massive buildings , 2 new races , cannons , tanks , little ships , army ! :)
so lets make history for now i will just sketch simple to shoow what i mean :)
and i will write story

10 October 2004, 01:11 PM
well...this is the concept i will first make this simple sketches... like this one :)
then i will paint it now in photoshop to get some sense to put more life in this scene... and then more detail sketches of vheicles , races and all :)
now i have to run to school :)

well , there are two races that lived together on nice planet. But after some time there was a terrible fight ,
Phelies (one race) wanted to go away from the Nakun ( other race ) . After leaving the Phelies wanted more ... on planet that they inhabited wasnt engough of resource... so they wanted to take over their motherplanet... So this is where are history is making... we are in the center of battle ... beetween these two races ... city is in ruins and ...

now i have to run to school!
later better sketch and everything

10 October 2004, 02:03 PM
well .... this sketch sucks big time ... i mean that is the angle of view that i want to accoplish ... but :)))) like i draw it with left leg hahaha... nevermind i am just unwrapping paper a3 and starting to draw scene...

10 October 2004, 06:29 PM (

well... i made some change... first of all there isnt going to be battle :)
here new update... humans after long jounrey finally found what they have been looking for the lost city of Phelius (aliens) , left it is going to be mother sheep ... there is going to be soldier on rocks standing exousted and underneet him is going to be city something like this that i have drawn!


10 October 2004, 09:24 PM (

Alien soldier concept... more detail tommorow... no comments :(

10 October 2004, 09:57 PM
Hello Darko...................:wavey:

Welcome to the challenge,it looks like you are thinking up an expansive scene/setting.Space opera........what grand open-ended possibilities this has.............Have fun over there in belgrade........all the best........Pozdrav......M.Madic (AKA....Virtuoso) :beer:

10 October 2004, 02:15 AM
Cool, markovicd, welcome to the challenge. Keep in mind that individuals are not the focus so don't put too much effort into characters. Keep it big ;)


10 October 2004, 07:32 AM
thnx man! :)
now that i realised that i suck at sketching on computer i will do sketch just on peace of paper to have sence of what i am doing and then i will do everthing detail - starship , alien-building , soldier... :)

e hvala bash mi drago da ima i dosta nashish na takmichenju :)

Cool, markovicd, welcome to the challenge. Keep in mind that individuals are not the focus so don't put too much effort into characters. Keep it big ;)

well... yes ... but now that i have 3 months to go i will do everything ... my character isnt visible in front just back , but anyhow i will model him in front :)

10 October 2004, 09:50 AM (

here i made some concept for head... had some spare time about 10 minutes...
made rough skectch of entire scene with paper and pencile (ah... traditional way :D) just dont have scener :D , i will w8 for my neighbour to come back and then scan it :)
then maybe paint it in ps ...
but never mind
here concept head alien soldier
hope u like it
comment !:)

10 October 2004, 06:10 PM (

well... this is it made this concept just to have fealing what i am making...
well story now... !
Story :
Once upon time there was town of nature-warriors - "Phelius" , they were warriors best in universe , with their hometown called Mondano , they were safe... but in not so long ago this town desapired! And now one group of the natural soldiers Phelius are looking for this town... and in the end they find it deep hidden from others in valley of unkown!
on sketch Alien - warrior on rocks , on his left side big career fleet , in front temple and other Phelius buidling , ...
so i will need here ...
one giant career fleet mothersheep!:) , alien , temple , little building (3) , landscape and that is it !:)
gl everyone now sketches

10 October 2004, 06:13 PM (

i am back from school got B from mathematics , not so happy about it but nevermind , i was so bored that i made some sketches....
alien head

10 October 2004, 06:14 PM (


10 October 2004, 06:16 PM (

now comment i am getting depressed :(

10 October 2004, 06:55 PM
really depressive... going to jump from my window....
bye :))))

10 October 2004, 07:19 PM
E, gde si ti?
Super su ti crtezi.
Samo nastavi.
Good luck!!!:bounce:

10 October 2004, 07:31 PM
ma evo nesto se drndam sa skolom kako je u Chironu ? :) novi studenti stigli ? :)ajde pozdrav nadam se da ces ti da uradis nesto onako "super" :D

10 October 2004, 09:19 PM (

well painting i tryed to pull something out of that rough sketch! :)
hope u like it :(

10 October 2004, 10:23 AM (

well started on modeling alien ! :Dfor now just start of the head... quick render with shader... still lot of work... first fix head then i will go on body

-Markovic Darko

10 October 2004, 11:18 AM
good work, i want to see how you will turn this to masterpiece later using 3d.

best luck.


10 October 2004, 05:07 PM
just came back from school starting to model body of alien

thnx btw for comments!

10 October 2004, 07:18 PM (

here some more modeling done started torzo... hope u like it
comments are very welcome :D

10 October 2004, 08:42 PM
hey because this is my first character i have some problems ... with abdomen does anyone have link for human Anatomy stomach esspecially ?

10 October 2004, 09:20 AM (

btw id make the alien a lot uglier ;)

good work going on atm

10 October 2004, 09:34 AM
hey thnx Voutlooz ! :) - like ur work!
no i dont want ugly alien... i want to represent them as peaceful creatures! :)
They are raised like warriors - something like S partans! :):bounce:

10 October 2004, 11:33 AM (

here some more modeling hope u like it...

10 October 2004, 12:29 PM
some nice ideas there. your alien seems to be quite ripped

good luck

10 October 2004, 12:45 PM
Hi, looks like this has potential so far! Only crit I have about the aliens is to get away from the horrible stereotype of having green skin, is this just temporary?

10 October 2004, 05:40 PM
yeah for now ... maybe he will stay green maybe he will turn to yellow ... who know`s till end :D

10 October 2004, 07:38 PM (

here still modeling alien... almost finished torzo... going for back.... :)

hope u like him ! :D

10 October 2004, 08:15 PM
hey good progress brother...nice alien u got there....but rather then giving it a musculer look i think it might b better if u go for a normal looking smart or angry alien... keep it up m8.. i'll b dropping by for updates...cya :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

edit: o another thing, please dont make the alien ware underwares...

10 October 2004, 08:52 PM
wow great work so far! The model is coming along nice. Just about the first organic model Ive come across so far.:thumbsup: Keep it up!

10 October 2004, 09:02 PM
Just watch your polycount, looks huge for only one character ! :eek:

Looks good so far, keep it up !!! :thumbsup:

Pozdrav iz USA:)

10 October 2004, 09:34 PM
hey thnx mates! :D this means very much to me ! :)
i have been watching ur progress fantastic!
love both ideas
hope to se some more progress at u to !:)
3doid :)) i wont it is just his butt !: D hahaah
well after i rigg it i will give him look for now just modeling then texturing :)

anyway thnx mates!

10 October 2004, 09:39 PM
Looks good so far!. I like the alien. Maybe area where the neck connects
to the body should be tweaked a little, not sure.

Keep it going, it's really good!
Just, do not forget - it's not about who is going to be the first to finish, so take it easy ;-),
and have fun!


10 October 2004, 09:43 PM
hey empy like ur work very much! :)
going to look for this mistakes and fix them!
well ... i know it isnt who is going to finish first i just working when i have time... now i have but later when they start asking at school... i wont have so much time :(

10 October 2004, 10:00 PM
No worries, 3 months is a loooong time to go.
Make a plan, and you'll be good.

10 October 2004, 10:09 PM
I really like the space ship drawings you had. Yer mesh looks a bit heavy for the detail you got, just a heads up if you are deforming your model for poses. Nice job so far and cool idea.

10 October 2004, 07:53 AM
Hi markovicd, Nice nice very nice I like your spaceship concept, also the alien is looking cool
just stick to your concept.
Good updates.:thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 08:09 AM (

hey thnx mates! :)
nice vibs from u ... ! :D
here update alien-legs


10 October 2004, 08:48 AM
:applause: excellent start and really nice alien modelling... !!!

10 October 2004, 09:53 AM (

he got feet ! :)

10 October 2004, 11:37 AM (

Still working on this dude and i gave him name! :)
he is getting arms

hope u like him! :)

now i have to go to school :(
hate that ... never mind some update later when i come back... i `ll have one hour to work and then i am going to "Night life" ! :D

10 October 2004, 12:40 PM
wooohooo we got some green guys!... gr8 modelign buddy... but some suggestions... theose elbows r too skinnish, the thigh needs some works and im not sure abt the feet too... u can make him ware some shoe if u want... and i donno ur intention yet but will he b wareing anything at all?... and also light up ur image so we can comment on it more acurately... keep it up buddy i like where u r goin... hope to c more updates soon... c ya :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 05:29 PM
thnx man very much... well about elbow yes they look skinish because i didnt render it in that postion to show u what i have done i made elbow longer :))
nevermind i`ll fix this stuff ! :)

thnx mate very much!

10 October 2004, 08:06 PM (

Fixed some stuff on alien! :)
and here is the render ... just simple shader phong without light just render! :)
hope u like him... he needs just hands... now i am of... i need to meet with one chick :D

10 October 2004, 08:13 PM
here had some spare time like 1-2 minutes

Grand Space Opera:

Well , story goes like this… There was a planet of race “Phelius” , they are peaceful people , that are raised like warriors from their birth to and of their life. But one day happens something strange their city vanished! Nobody knows what happen to it… Eons after group of “Phelius” warriors , want to know what happened to city so they go to their mother planet and start searching for their hometown… After sometime they find some seismic movements , and they go there… After all they have found it! They are tired , and exhausted …

In the picture that is going to be made 3D , u can see alien on rocks , looking on city underneath him and saying “Home again”

10 October 2004, 08:53 PM (

started on weapon

10 October 2004, 08:58 PM
I saw that's an alien, but with human body, it seems that shoulders are a bit strange . If i were you i would make a very strange body with more changes, more deformation. he's so human for an alien, except feet. (But it's a good start he's already green :) ).
headlook good.
Keep up rhythm.


10 October 2004, 09:11 PM
Hi again Darko.................Well got a couple things to say................First I like what you have,I do think Davee brings up a good point in your alien creation.You should go for some changes,slight ones.

Most importantly I wanted to point you out to these Challenge instructions: We are not looking for pictures of flying saucers, green humanoid aliens or spacemen with laser blasters. Please be original and imaginative.

Guidelines and Tips
• The key phrase in this challenge is “Grand Space Opera”. You need to create a visual icon that captures and encapsulates the truly epic scale. Book covers are a great example of the sort of iconic image we are after.
• If you're unsure of the idea of a space opera, then think along the lines of “Star Wars”.
• We are not looking for pictures of flying saucers, green humanoid aliens or spacemen with laser blasters. Please be original and imaginative.
• Be original. Anything to close to a published image will be excluded to avoid any potential copyright violations. It's fine to be inspired by Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, Babylon 5 or any pre-existing stories, but no copies please.

I think in the end it's up to you,it's your art and your time.But I wanted to at least warn you of some of the rules,and hope that this might be of help to you...........Something for you to consider.............Either way,I wish you the best,and until later I'll catch up with you then.................:beer:

10 October 2004, 08:41 AM
ok... thnx guys just woke up came back home at 3:30 AM... going to fix this with alien... and Virtuoso ok i get it :))

thnx anyway

10 October 2004, 09:16 AM (

here test shader... my alien is probably going to be yellow...

hope u like it :P

10 October 2004, 12:01 PM (

here basic form done some stuff still need to be fixed... he is almost finished with modeling

weeeee ! :D

10 October 2004, 04:07 PM (

alien weapon... this is how i see it... he is holding it with hand inside :)


10 October 2004, 05:17 PM
yo mate, ur stuff is started to take shape...i like where ur going...
suggestions: the shoulders, thigh, lips (try making it look more in a natural position, curreatly it looks like he want to kiss some one LOL) and some miror changes here and there will make it look smashing... keep up the good works... c ya around :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 01:32 PM (

here started modeling on first alien building
it is energy generator... ! :D
and there will be light in hole ...
i couldent put sketches first because my dad took camera with him - fu... :(
quick render no textures

hope u like it

10 October 2004, 01:34 PM (


10 October 2004, 04:42 PM
cool darko!! nice modellingg keep it goin''

10 October 2004, 06:12 PM (

hey sorry guys for this :(
first modeling then sketches... :(

10 October 2004, 06:13 PM (

btw thanx jaba !:)

10 October 2004, 07:30 PM
nice progress... love those pointy things... and i can c some new drawings...hmmm looks cool.... hey i thought it happend to me only... sometyms i start modeling soemthing den in the middle start designing it in paper and den model again..LOL....
keep up da good works.. c ya around

10 October 2004, 08:57 PM
Yeah good modeling!! You work very fast! I like the Energy platform, with the spicky-sphere! :bounce:

Keep going!!:buttrock:

10 October 2004, 08:57 PM
Yeah good modeling!! You work very fast! I like the Energy platform, with the spicky-sphere! :bounce:

Keep going!!:buttrock:

thnx mate u are pushing me forward :)

hahaahah we are strange ppl 3doid :D

10 October 2004, 02:16 PM (

just testing how it will be when i put light and everything... :)

hope u like it ...
or u have any other suggestion about light maybe green ? :D

10 October 2004, 02:20 PM
Hey, energy generators concept is really cool, nice shape. Model is also looking fine to me.
Nice detailing,.
Nice update:thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 02:36 PM
The red light is cool... but the center white light cone can be better if it be more transparent (i don't know if it's just in english :blush: ), and more blured... and perhaphs a little red too.
It's just a idea :shrug:

I hope you understand what i want to say..

But it's a very cool beginning!!!
Update! :thumbsup: And sorry for my bad english!!:buttrock:

10 October 2004, 02:39 PM
hey no problem i understood it all :)
well as i said this is just "try" to make it :D
tonight i will probably post concept of the "GREAT TEMPLE" :D
going to study now :( , and then sketch ! :D

10 October 2004, 02:41 PM
Nice work with that alien...:)

Keep on posting man...w8 for any further updates!!

10 October 2004, 02:42 PM
hey no problem i understood it all :)
well as i said this is just "try" to make it :D
tonight i will probably post concept of the "GREAT TEMPLE" :D
going to study now :( , and then sketch ! :D

It's a good "try" !!! Good luck with your study! See you!:buttrock:

10 October 2004, 03:07 PM
The modeling is really cool. Pointy things always look menacing :D

10 October 2004, 06:53 PM (

thnx for the comments ppl !:)
Finished studing ... hate it nevermind :D
here i want to get better at drawing 2d on computer... so i drew one building on computer...
i think of making city all in balls... giant balls :) + piramids....
but i dont know do u have any suggestion ?
hope u like it

10 October 2004, 07:31 PM
come on mates... where are u when i need help :(

10 October 2004, 07:50 PM
i think of making city all in balls... giant balls :) + piramids....
but i dont know do u have any suggestion ? Hmmm... it's a novel idea. But cities are almost never planned completely (i.e., all buildings don't look alike or even similar).

I think a couple of unique buildings (like a sphere or pyramid) surrounded by many smaller 'normal' buildings would make the city more interesting.

Somewhere, about 20 years ago, I saw a painting of a futuristic city which did this. Maybe I saw it in Omni magazine? Anyway, it featured about 3 pyramidal buildings, two or three cube buildings, and a sphere building all looming over a standard city. These buildings were quite large compared to the other standard buildings. I remember many regular buildings existed completely in the shadow of the unique ones.

It was an impressive piece (apparently, since I can remember it 20 years later:)). I wish I could remember something else about it so I could point you to a reference. But you get the idea.

Nice concepts!

10 October 2004, 07:52 PM
hey mate thnx very much... i will look for that one !:)

10 October 2004, 12:14 PM
ok guys... been busy tonight concept of city... now going for football / soccer :D

10 October 2004, 12:25 PM
looking good :)

havent watched in a while
so great progress !

10 October 2004, 07:34 PM
hi sexy boy:) i like you concept very much -i see good and brave start -wish you luck! kisses

10 October 2004, 06:29 AM
Hey, I like your idea of making city in large balls, very different approach:thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 12:09 PM
hey good ideas mate... like the smell of what ur cookin... that ball thing just might work.. and u knwo something mate i did my first 2d drawings in computer after entering this contest... LOL... keep goin bro... and i can also c some gals r also diggin ur style... keep it shakkin dude :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 04:45 PM
Voutlooz thnx man every comment means very much to me ! :D

centavrus ohohoho nice to see girl here :)))) , can i get ur phone number ? :))
ahahaha kidding thnx for kind words ... kiss :P

madshooterthnx mate ... ! :D keep them shooting !:)

3doid hey mate so nice to hear that u drew so good 2d for first time ! :) ... well my biggest probelm is that i dont have patience these days... to draw longer then 2 hours.... :( ... so everytime i start 2d ... i do it in hurry and... "ouch" :)) ... i will try this concept that i am drawing now... just balls :)... to create in 2d...

sorry for no update ... busy these dasys... :(

anyway thnx mates , girls :)))

10 October 2004, 05:40 PM
it s the most special approach of the challenge, but interesting. I like the concept of the cokpit.
Keep on.
what is your soft ?

10 October 2004, 05:47 PM
hey thnx for Cool words ! :)
well software that i use is maya 5.0 and mainly i work with nurbs... poly just for characters... > subd because it is very hard to create character with nurbs :(

10 October 2004, 06:22 PM (

well because i dont have inspiration for city damn! i will pause for 1-2 days... until then i will start texturing alien... probably he will be green with some tatoo simbols

- hope u like it... just start

10 October 2004, 01:39 PM
Hi markovic, cool work, but becareful of the texturing alien look and feel... Your mapping is really under your mesh.... Maybe you have to complexify you texture....
Keep on !

10 October 2004, 05:14 PM
i see forget about this... i am in bad mood these days... some chick is bodering me ... i like her but she doesnt know who i am :)
and i sent my female - friends to take her number... today but she doesnt want to talk ubtil i show her my face :))
bah... :(
i am in very bad mood these days because of that i cant w8 till monday

10 October 2004, 06:39 PM
i see forget about this... i am in bad mood these days... some chick is bodering me ... i like her but she doesnt know who i am :)
and i sent my female - friends to take her number... today but she doesnt want to talk ubtil i show her my face :))
bah... :(
i am in very bad mood these days because of that i cant w8 till monday

WHAT!!.... is that an xcuse?... den ur not xcused!... drop these chicks, de r waste of tym anyways... lot is happenin here... and u r also doin good... and who told ya to get into textureing now?... work more on ur tip-head alien....and dude.. the thigh and the elbo still needs some adjustment... keep goin buddy... hope dat chick prob goes away...;)

10 October 2004, 07:42 AM
hahah ... thnx mate... for nice words ! :D i ll fix now this ... and the chick isnt going anywhere until i tell her so :D

11 November 2004, 07:55 PM (

ok mates.. monday passed ... :D
as i said i will make some changes in monday and here i have new sketch for u... and new story! :)
yeah baby ... lip it up... lip it up all night oh yeah :D
never mind as u can see... this is simple city no war... no anything just peace.........

11 November 2004, 08:00 PM (

and here are the sketches of simple flying cars :)
because they will be in background farrrrrrrr away .. i will just make theirs basic shape... aint going to put much detail on them... and i will model about 10 of diffrent ... put diffrent textures hm... 3 for each of the kind.. and we get 30 cars... ! :D
hope u like them start modeling them in morning...

I AM BACkk... i feel so good :D

11 November 2004, 08:51 PM
Hi darko...........So a new concept........It's always good to go with something new if you get that urge or pull........I think however you need to add to your storyline,flesh it out some.Plus come up with some kind of "Pivotal" moment.......Why is there piece,is this the aftermath of some battle or discovery of a new place by your alien.....Is your alien ( Which I still think you need to make more _Non-Alien ,challenge rules).........Just some suggestions,trying to help out if possible,give you a spark of an idea..........Ok then good luck,and I hope to see more.....:arteest:

11 November 2004, 09:05 PM
yeah vir... i get it u dont like my alien :(
smrc... ahha kidding ... i dont know maybe i will kick him out of scene... maybe i will not... anyway now i am modeling this simple cars... made already 2 of them :)
and about story well i didnt say i wrote it... still in head have some ideas...
thnx for kind words!


11 November 2004, 09:22 PM
Well.................It's not that I dont like your alien's just not what they are looking for here.....Just watching your back young man.........Looking out for you.......I'll look out for your story,good luck......:arteest:

11 November 2004, 08:36 AM
yeah i know ... i was just kidding :)
thnx for watching my back it means very much to me ! :)
anyway... modeling now building when i finish i will post it :)

11 November 2004, 07:59 PM (

one of the buildings... modeling... nurbs everything here is modeled even windows ... hope u like it

thnx for comments

11 November 2004, 08:33 PM
btw this isnt finished... more detail needs... forggot to say that :(

11 November 2004, 06:27 AM
Hey Marko, I like this building. Nice clean model. Also a good texture will make it look more cool.
Keep going, nice progress:thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 09:01 AM
heh... it looks like nobody else likes it expect u :(
thnx mate for kind words :)

11 November 2004, 09:26 AM
Hi there! I like it also:) But definitely it needs more details, but lost of them can be added while texturing(like small shining windows on the surface). With such construction you have to be careful with choosing the camera angle, because it can easy become small. I mean the feeling of massiveness and scale. But it loks great and promising!

Keep workin':bounce:

11 November 2004, 09:56 AM (

here more modeling... hm... i dont know how much detail i will put on it because the building it self isn`t close...
btw thnx art...!
this comments mean very much to me :)

11 November 2004, 07:32 PM (

ok this is one of the cars... one of them many ! :D
this is my first "serious" sketch on computer... i made it in 1 hour ! :D

hope u like it

11 November 2004, 08:59 PM (

I am to sexy for my shirt... hahah :D

here modeling done for so far Nurbs no trims , just patches

C&c are very welcome

-hope u like it!

11 November 2004, 12:08 PM
Hey marco, nice progress, Car model looks cool:cool: . I guess you are still working on it, according to your sketch the front portion has to be rounded.
Nice update:thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 12:35 PM
• Hey you are going fast!, i like your job and how often you post your updates i wish i could go as quick as you :wip:, keep it up pal and good luck!

11 November 2004, 01:12 PM
[/b]Madshooter , Climax , jaba [b] (saw in ur post comments :D)...
thnx for these words... i am modeling piramid ( adding detail ) and making other buildings... i will post some other stuff today late at night...
and omg... how manny lights there will be in my scene... i think i am going to fall now :(... when i add all cars , aliens , buildings + lights omg... render is going to take about 24h or more!
oh my god....

11 November 2004, 09:35 PM
ok ... again new idea...
short story... just to put the point out...
dont have time to make concept... just something like this...
race as we all know it "phelius" :D , they all lived together... bla bla bla peace... and one day something happens ... they divide in two clans / republics... and one day one republic of theme comes to destroy other...
well... couple of soldiers w8ing on walls of fortress , and under them massive army of other ones , tanks and ships...

hm... so what do u think ?

1 - 2 - 3 ?

11 November 2004, 07:19 PM (

hi guys... been busy these days...
today i had some time to think and work... i have choosen concept 3... i will post it later dont have scaner at moment :(
and started making armor for "the ones that defend"... i will call them Royal army :D
anyway just simple render + shaders... hope u like it comments are very welcome
and yes... i will put tribals by displacment.. on armor i think it is better then to model them all.. :)

11 November 2004, 09:30 PM
The fella looks ok! I hope U put more armour around him-war can hurt a lot :twisted:
Keep on polycrunching! :buttrock:

11 November 2004, 09:54 PM (

hey thnx tavi!
some more update...

11 November 2004, 03:08 AM
Greetings fellow youth!

You're modelling really quick. Are your building and ship models done? They could use more detail i feel.

Cheers man

11 November 2004, 03:32 PM
Greetings fellow youth!

You're modelling really quick. Are your building and ship models done? They could use more detail i feel.

Cheers man

hey thnx mate every positive vibe is good! :D
my ships and buildings... well since concept has changed they are all erased :( ...
so it tooks me back to beging have just my little friend alien with me who is getting dressed up :D...
and i will continue later with alien fortres , other phelius , ships and tanks... :)

11 November 2004, 08:54 PM
hey mark wassup man... seems u did some more works with the models... nie going buddy, but dude please dont use shiny material in the final model... as i said b4 (im 3Doid, that ID got broken) the thigh needs tweaking, i say shrink it a little bit. The downward pointed pointy part of the helmat seems a little awkward... try doing something else with it... well thats abt it from me rite now... good luck dude

11 November 2004, 09:13 PM
hey 3doid! ... i thought that something was wrong with u :(
u didnt post for long time :(... tz tz tz... :( well shall they recover ur old acc ? or what ? :(
well ok i am going now to fix all this stuff that u said... but why not use shiny armor ? :)

-cheerz mate!

11 November 2004, 05:59 PM
dude its just freaky, i did almost everything i cud do to get my id back but no use... o well it really turned me down... anyways, the thing i said abt ur armor... its actually my taste thing... i think matt looking armor is more fururistic and cool... shiny things looks like aincient pottary. another thing is green and golden dosent goes well. and try using color that is in tone.. it looks better and can really give ur image a gr8 look. orite man, keep up the good works... i'll b droppin by l8r for updates :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 06:19 PM
yeah man... gr8 advice! i will do everything u said ... exellent... this is just supreme... match colors and not to be shiny... :)
well... damn hate when something happens with acc :( well... just continue working on that acc... and everything will go well i know... :D


11 November 2004, 07:08 PM (

hey mates long time no see :( ... had some love problems :( ...
nevermind about that have new rough sketch of spacecraft... hope u like it :)
started modeling it!

11 November 2004, 09:03 PM (

here... modeling... that i did for this time... 80% over with modeling....

11 November 2004, 03:21 AM
Nice model, great detail! Could use a bit more detail, depending on how close your ship is to the camera. Keep going man!


11 November 2004, 03:30 AM

Looks like you've got a lot of different things your working on here. The modeling looks great but I don't know what your making. Your sketches are a bit rought - which is understandable, but you need just one sketch that gives a sence of what the final "poster" will look like - like Virtouso said. Anyway, good luck.


11 November 2004, 11:22 AM

Ide tebi to dobro. :thumbsup:

Whadda you think, would the ship look more interesting if it was asymmetrical, with just one wing? Don't know why, but it strikes me as a good thing to do.

Will you model some stuff around the nose or you will do that with textures?

11 November 2004, 11:52 AM
hey guys thnx for replys!...
well first of all even i dont know what i am making :))
this rough sketch yeah ... i know i made it in school on biology lesson.... :D
i will try to make better sketches in future...
hm how close ship will be i dont know probably... if the picture is 1024*768... he will be...
hm ... 150*150... hm... probably....
erlik i dont know assymetrical well i will try... how it will look... and about front well i will model everything i preffer to model .... then to texture it ... and these are nurbs... so ....
i think it is better to model u practice ( i wanna be modelar :) )all the time then to put just textures... :)

anyway thnx for replays!


11 November 2004, 01:21 PM
I believe you will finish what you started.
Smal tip: practise perspective for drawings!
Monitor te pozdravlja!

11 November 2004, 01:26 PM
hello friends

i like starchip very nice interesting in you process

11 November 2004, 06:03 PM
thnx thnx...
monitore .................. :D

11 November 2004, 07:47 PM (

here made some more modeling

11 November 2004, 07:49 PM (

here more modeling... adding detail... has more work... hope u like it :)
btw i was inspired by bird "tukan" for this ship...:)


11 November 2004, 09:07 PM (

added bridge were soldiers enter... and added some test shaders... just to know where is rubber...
comments are very welcome... i am going to bed now ... tired to much :(

11 November 2004, 11:24 PM
cool ship....but keep working in the idea to get something really epic

11 November 2004, 01:21 AM
Aztec pyramids, Green aliens, Terrean Space Craft.

On the contary I think that if you keep at it, eg. adding more and more variations of the "space theme" using popluar space icons, you might get something. I am thinking alone the lines of something rather Andy Warhol like, but in space. I think that if your work is "self aware" of its popluar iconic nature, and even to the extent that it may actually try to be a satire of itself, would work in your favor.

Point is if your going for the "serious" new look on the space opera theme, then you'd should research some differnt solutions, but if you rather have a little tounge in cheek fun, then green aliens all the way.

buena suerte amigo.

11 November 2004, 09:57 AM
WazaR hey! this post has really opend my eyes! going to think about this :bounce: ... manny thanx man!

11 November 2004, 11:51 AM
Hi there! think intensively about the WazaR's words. He made a good point! I just would like to add something about the ship. I don't get it's size. The size of the enter for the crew is at it is, so I understand, that the size of the soldiers is similar. Ok, but then I don't get why the front glass is so big. For me it looks like a one or two persons cocpit, and with the size of the crew, it would be a quite big command place. I would suggest doing(probably with textures) the small windows in this front part, and texture this part not as a glass, but simply a little bit differently then the rest of the ship, and for those small windows gice the current texture of the front part. These are only my subjective remarks, so if that was what you wanted, then don't change it:)
Best regards and good luck!

11 November 2004, 12:08 PM (

hey thnx for reply... well... it is going to be . medium aicraft... cockpit will be for 3-4 persons... and back for 10-12... soldiers to enter...

here scale / proportions with soldier :)

11 November 2004, 12:31 PM
ok, now I can see:) looks good

11 November 2004, 08:17 PM
people i have problem :(... dont know how to texture this ship... dont know what to DO! :((
does anyone haveidead for letters , tribals or anything.... color of ship... just anything :(
help please....

11 November 2004, 08:21 PM (

here... i want to make it orange MAYbe ?

11 November 2004, 08:50 PM
Hello guy ! I like your battle ship you have imagine a very interesting design. I don't like orange so i can't advice you to use it :scream: loool. Sorry. I'd see some blue metal or something like that, but why not, test the orange if you like :bounce:, In France "we doesn't discuss tastes and colours" Lol I think it's and international expression :rolleyes: ....


11 November 2004, 10:01 PM
HI! I wouldn't go with orange kind of colors. It reminds me the yellow submarine:) it looks nice, but in my opinion not as a space ship. I would go with more dark colors. Maybe stay arond the grey color... like on the pictures shown... but uf course make it mettalic and paint some details(like some plantes, and dirt)

11 November 2004, 10:06 PM
Ewww. Bad orange. Why not mosaic?

BTW, check site with tons of fonts ( and again, its link section ( The guy has fonts from lots of major TV series and/or films. Then, Yamada Language Center ( has fonts from various languages. For something outrageous, try using Glagolitic (glagoljica). :D There's a collection at Zagreb Electrotechnical Faculty (

Hej, koji je to program? Nisam nikad vidio taj interface.

11 November 2004, 10:36 PM
darko your modellin' is comin' better! don't hesitate to put more maybe in the extremety of your reactors like a kind of small holes..but the space ship look nice keepgo'keep po':thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 10:49 AM
Hey it's coming out well Darko..............I like your ship.I think you are on the right road......Keep at it,at this rate you will have a nice finished piece of work to be proud of.....Keep at it real hard,it will pay off....I like your progress and update,I'll keep watching,you keep working....;) :arteest:

11 November 2004, 11:37 AM
[Hello guy ! I like your battle ship you have imagine a very interesting design. I don't like orange so i can't advice you to use it :scream: loool. Sorry. I'd see some blue metal or something like that, but why not, test the orange if you like :bounce:, In France "we doesn't discuss tastes and colours" Lol I think it's and international expression :rolleyes: ....

hey mate thnx... i thought of using blue - dark color... but then i went for orange nevermind... i will change!

arturro yeah man u are right... it looks like submarine :D ... well... as i said i want to go on some darker colors... like dark brown , dark blue or dark black :)....
thnx mate!:thumbsup:

hey erlik this site is just what i needed! this is awsome stuff here....
ovo ti je maya 5.0 ...

Jaba153 he thnx jaba for kind words! like ur concept very much! :) and about detail... well i am not hestating anywhere... :) working as slow as i can + i am working on peugeot 3rd theme... i will probably post it here when i finish!

man i like ur style , work - EVERYTHING!... man u are my idol! :D ... thnx for this kind words... i will work hard! i want to become something in 3d! i know i am only 17 but u start from ur early days , right!? :D

thnx everyone - cheerz!

11 November 2004, 08:25 PM (

here mates... just shaders... to have sense... how it is going to look at end... now going to put textures... hope u like it :)

11 November 2004, 10:46 PM
I hope I've been helpful.

I think you should take a bit to work out your composition. What is it that you are trying to express with this entry. Being as it is a illustration, what story or event is it that you want to demonstrate??? If you give this some more thought I think it will go a long way to getting you a better final image....

11 November 2004, 11:03 PM
hey that texture looks better, but keep going boy

11 November 2004, 01:48 AM
• U've got some skills! Well done on the ship Darko, but i think you should use other kind of texture, u can use any color but remember it doesn't have to take out details from the ship, i mean: model and texture must complement each other in a pleasant way, as it is now looks beter in the gray shade mode, it is too dark

• Anyway, it is a cool model

11 November 2004, 02:47 AM
Yes darko.................It's great that you are into this at a early age.......It will all pay off in the end,and you should continue to grow in CG with this kind of passion and determination.....Just learn,work and have fun,with this you will have a wonderful future.......

I'll keep an eye out for you,I agree with Climax on his thoughts,a lighter color or main color would work better......Possibly you can also create a secondary color,or racing stripe to the models,this will add flare and give more of a break to the overall look.......I'll be watching,keep at it hard,it is coming along nice,and your growth in CG will come fast and quick........:thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 07:23 AM
Just one thing to keep in mind:

If you take a look at your scale pic, you'll now notice that the cockpit bubble is way too big. You should make your alien bigger... two times, let's say.

11 November 2004, 07:53 AM
This is a nice progress.
Hope to see the other stages!:thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 11:01 AM
WazaR yes i agree with u... long way... :)

melkao thnx man! :) . as i said this is just shader test...

Climax yeah man u have got point there.... now it is to dark... i will put some lighter color on it... ! thnx!

Virtuoso thnx man ! :) One day ... one day :D

erlik i dont know man... if i make alien 2x bigger then only 5 of them could go in back... maybe i will scale him just 1.2 - 1.5 bigger... and as i sadi 3-4 of them go to front... :)
i will try

adel3d thnx man...! :D u will see them! :)

11 November 2004, 01:00 PM
Hey hey!! very cool here!! You work fast markovicd. :bounce:

I like the modeling, agree with jab' for details, and agree with you for the orange color, i think it can be cool, and originlal, perhaps not too many "orange-flashy" but, can be cool this way of color... :arteest:

Otherwise, you working well and fast, i'm waiting for more update!!!

Cool work!! :buttrock:

11 November 2004, 01:26 PM
hey hey hey, seems like ur working hard these days... and hey seems like u got some a lot fans over here... good on ya buddy!... hey nice ship model man! keep it up man... ur doing just aweosme... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 06:45 PM
well i wouldent say "fans" i would say mates ! :D
new mates are always welcome in my life... :) ... btw...
thnx for kind words...
just came back from school... now shit is going to happen wish me luck ... going to break someones nose... because something happend to my friend... i will tell u tommorow.. :(

11 November 2004, 08:08 AM
heh heh, looks like you've found a mentor in michael madic. This can only make you better. Keep it up mate!


11 November 2004, 04:39 PM
hope so my friend... hope so :)

11 November 2004, 05:33 PM
Have some fun with lighting that ship - it'll show your model better, and as i said, it's fun. Besides, sometimes good light setup may matter more than color scheme ;)

11 November 2004, 12:38 PM
azazel yeah man i totaly agree with you! :) ... lightning makes 40% of scene... in my opinion thnx!

11 November 2004, 02:01 PM
kul, svidja mi se brodic, ne mozes ti bez prevoznih sredstava,a dobar je i alien,ali why zelen!?sve u svemu bring it on!!! :thumbsup:
veeeeliki pozdrav :))

11 November 2004, 05:26 PM (

ok cant decide what colors for ship... so i decided to finish this alien... started on texturing him hope u like it !:)

11 November 2004, 05:28 PM (


11 November 2004, 05:29 PM
heya .. ana drago mi je da ti se svidja ! :D ... naravno kako ja bez vozila /me= industrijski dizajner :D hahaha... salim se...
a sto zelen... ne znam ni sam :)

11 November 2004, 07:17 PM
hey mark, looking good man, looking good... u might want to lower the self illumination of that white stuff in the armor... its a little bit distracting... for the aother (gray) part of the armor, u can try colors like yellowish-brown or dark-yellowish-green.. and i suggest u use onear-blinn shader.. its great for simulating rough or cloth like surfaces.... just some suggestions... ur models are looking good these days... keep rocking man... ur on ur way!...

hey by the way, u know u look xactly like one of my friends... no wonder u look so fimilere... :bounce: :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 07:58 PM
heya mate , thnx very much!... i will definetly try this thing with blin!... and i dont like this stuff that i put on his body :( i dont know why i did that!

hah nobody looks like Darko Markovic , he is the sexiest on earth ! :D hahaa kidding well nice for him! :)

11 November 2004, 08:46 PM (

yeah man i think he looks better with this color scheme... much better thnx man!

11 November 2004, 08:48 PM (


11 November 2004, 09:04 AM
the hip and upper leg area is waaaayy to big... the face somehow doesn't fit to the rest of the body... it maybe is a bit too cute...

cool stuff anyway!
keep it up!

11 November 2004, 04:12 PM
heh ... thnx man... well about face , i will try to learn blend shape... to animate it!...

and here have some changes , new concept i mean final... this is why i stoped posting new stuff..

story 1... for u... there will be 3 parts.... and new concept....

Close contact with Phelius

Once upon a time on a far planet –“Zoxon”, lived peaceful creatures … we called them “Phelius” . When the mankind first time step out of “Solar System , they found “Zoxon” planet . The planet got name by Dr. Steven Zoxon , because he was the first man who saw it. Dr. Zoxon also found out that there were some “life” movements , and that air was same as at our motherplanet. While ship was landing , breaking through “atmospheric” shield , crew saw how beautiful nater of this planet was! Whole planet was in jungles , with beautiful colors… They discovered that this planet was same as earth… so there must be some “life forms” on this planet intelligent like humans. The days passed , people stayed at same location , discovered new species , planets , but nothing from “humanoid” creatures. One night Dr. Zoxon was sitting on some wood , and reading some book , some kind of bug was teasing him and he tried to punch the bug , but it kept flying around him , producing that ugly sound like mosquito . Dr. Zoxon lifted his head up and started chasing the bug , crew got scared but nobody wanted to follow him. He run up the cliff , to end of it and caught the bug . But when he saw over the cliff he had to see something! He could see town ! lights flashing from it , all sort of colors , it was like in dream ! He couldn’t belive , there were even “shadows” from flying cars that they used! It was remarkable , he has never seen something like that , and mankind never had opportunity , for this. He knew that he was going to be first man that ever communicated with “non-human lifeform” . Next day they packed and went to city. Some man of crew thought it was foolish to do that , because they didn’t know if these creatures were peaceful, they could all died. Dr. Zoxon had theory that because of this peaceful “nature” they had , they should be very polite creatures!. When they came close to city. They could see something allright! Far better technology than “humans” , whole town was like Las Vegas at night , and they had great buildings as New York , but even bigger than them! And there they were , the new race! They had green skin just like in movies , just these had dark-green color , it looked like they all had different tattoos , probably they are born with them. They were tall about 1,85 cm all , and had sport definition . They were very kind , you could say that from their way of talking . They had big green eyes , and kind face . They were almost the same as humans , just they had more “spiky” head , that went in pyramid , and something on their elbows .

Dr. Zoxon could hear them talking , but he couldn`t hear good enough. So he wanted to come closer to them. He went closer and closer , and he could hear what they were talking, they language was like , Greece! He wanted to come even closer but he fell down , and “aliens” saw him . He was afraid first , but then two of “aliens” lifted him , and said something . They order him to walk with them.

The rest of crew tried to stop them , but more “aliens” came and took them somewhere. They were all very afraid , but then someone came to large hall . It was the theirs king.! He started to speak in english , everyone was so suprissed ! He said “ Manny years have passed, my human friends, since we saw you” – “What took u so long to find us , didn’t we give those culture , what was it name like , mhm… Greece , yes Greece good enough start with technology!?” – “ i thought that u would come much earlier… but nah…” , He smiled nice and said “Welcome my friends”. Everyone was fealing very strange. Dr. Zoxon first started talking , and asking him – why , where , which . Alien just smiled and said that his name is “Phelius Zugoros” , and started answering questions. This is where our story starts …

hope u like it!:)

11 November 2004, 10:53 AM
Machine Rebel

Well , years passed and Dr. Zoxon and rest of the crew , got to know better race “Phelius” . They lived with them and learned a lot of stuff. Starting from their native language , to gods and everything about their technology. As we said their technology was way better then ours. Only thing that they were working on was Artificial Intelegence. Dr. Zoxon met with best scientists on this planet. He needed to help them make AI work! They worked and worked …. And one they everyone was happy they have managed to make AI live! First robot was called “roush-1” , and this is where problems start… “Roush-1” got out of control and nobody knew about it… he started to produce his “army” , changing chips of normal robots to robots , that will work under his command. After some period of time when his army was strong enough to take over the control , Machine Rebel , started. They killed everything from Dr. Zoxon to female and children of this town. Everything was in flame…. And here starts “2 years Machine war”

11 November 2004, 10:56 AM
2 Years Cold War

War has started…. Everything is in flame… machines are all across the planet. Because machines didn’t need to sleep , or eat … and they work 24hours a day… Battle by battle “Phelius” lost… Machines were like beasts , anything that came in their way they would kill it. Only place where Phelius could win was “Cold part” of planet , where machines would freeze out , and stop working , but not for long…They found way to go everywhere , snow , ice , water , ground , air …. The end of Phelius was near…. Machines realizing that they have conquered everything …. On this planet , have found out that there is one even weaker colony “THE EARTH” . And machines prepared to attack that colony… getting troops in their ships, but while this was happening , The group of last alive Phelius ... leaded by Warrior “Namon Kzan” somehow heard what was going to happen. Knowing that there is no future for them on this planet , and that they can save 10000000000 of lives , they wanted to inform “Mother Earth” about this. There was a problem the last aircraft of Phelius, was on the tallest building “Sky-1” in Phelius “Cold part” town. They managed to get to it… but 1000000 of droids where following them and trying to kill them….

This is where our scene takes part , couple of Phelius trying to hold them down while rest are getting in ship, 100000 of drones trying to kill them all… and stop them reach the ship . Will they manage to inform “Mother Earth” or not?!

11 November 2004, 10:59 AM (

hope u like story + sketch...dont have time to draw everything... just enviorment and i put text insted of drawing... to get the poing...


11 November 2004, 12:42 PM
Yeah! good idea for the scene, I like it. It gives many opportunities to make something great. Smokey and foggy town in the bottom will look impressive. And with this angle of the camera, I think your image will be well balanced, and in each part ef the picture something will be happening. Good luck i in doing this:thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 12:48 PM
yo man... good stories there... i think this is surely gonna work... so r u gonna model everything again or what?.. anyway the latest drawing looks good... i would sure love to c more of these concept drawings... best of luck my freind.. just to remind u the contest deadline is 17th Jan. Hope u can finish by then and render it in 4000x3000 rezulution... keep up the good works mate... best of luck... just keep going!! :thumbsup: :bounce: :applause:

11 November 2004, 12:52 PM
Darko...............It's difficult to read your story with the black print.And I have very good eyes,I think you should change it to the standard color.........Up to you of course.......

I like your layout.I would only recommend you lower the camera angle a touch,this will help for scale,again this could change depending on your models.....I quess we will see later.......Ok get to it,all the best.........:arteest:

11 November 2004, 05:03 PM
hey sorry because of the black letters... i didnt know :(

Yeah mate... i thought of fog... the city willl be dark-black or something like that with green, red , colors! :)

3doid! mate ,i know that contest is ending 17 january!.... so i will be quick ... and i need to model... hm!?... i have "Phelius warrirors" , Ship which they will try to escape in...
i dont have enviorment ( big building this platform , and city underneet it... ) , droid...
so going to make concept of droids....
and about resolution ... well it will surelly need to be large... and i will post closeups ... because i tryied... modelid it simply ... putted alien and ship .. droids like balls and city boxes... and it is so small :(... cant see anything !:D so i will post closeups!:)


sorry about letters :(... well i will try diffrent camera setups... and i will chose the best one at end :)...

thnx... now going to model enviorment!

11 November 2004, 03:55 PM (

sketch of the droid...

11 November 2004, 01:27 PM
Funky, reminds me of Red Dwarf in a way. Keep going!

12 December 2004, 12:02 PM
hey mates , sorry for no update... :( busy this days... especially because of PEUGEOT 3rd CONTEST.... it end on 8 December... 7 days .... so i had to work on it... it is 95% finished... just to set up right render...
hm... that reminds me of something... how do i put enviorment... like in max... (for maya now) to render it same time as rendering the car... ?

-soon update

12 December 2004, 02:51 PM
Darko kakve su ti ovo zvrljotine? Poslacu Vukasinu poruku da vidi ovo pa da umre od smeha!
BY the Way pozdravio te MonitorDarko Markovic has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: droid

sketch of the droid...[url=""] (

12 December 2004, 07:17 PM
ajde da umes da quotujes nego nemas pojma ! :D salim se... a sta cu... brzina... mrzi me da crtkam... sve mi je u glavi sto treb da znam ! :D
pozdravi i ti monitora i nadam se da cete da glasate za mene na peugeotovom takmichenju zavrshio sam kola i uchestvujem! :D


12 December 2004, 10:11 AM
heheh i have finally finished my car for 3rd peugeot competiton

any comments are welcome

any crits is welcome!

now i can return on work my GSO! :)
well here we go :)

12 December 2004, 10:15 AM
Well done Darko!! I like it:) let us know about the results:thumbsup: And now I wait for some updates for this challenge, on the same level please, because it's a very nice and quite high level:twisted:

good luck!

12 December 2004, 01:36 PM
Ok I see the story,good one,and the droid looks promising,give him some extra something to standout,something to make him yours,a hook,a something ......something not seen yet........Ok get to :wip: :wip: ........darko..............Go,go go........:arteest:

12 December 2004, 03:18 PM
thnx , thnx , thnx

i will , i will , i will

working , working! :))

12 December 2004, 03:41 AM
sve ti dobro izgleda
kudos ! :D

12 December 2004, 09:15 PM (

ok ppl... we have a lot of work now... :)
after i have finished Peugeot ... i am now free... ready for GSO!
First of all i will model everything then texture... so
I was never happy with armor of my alien... and have decided to model it again... hope u like it
here is the time table

next 15 days
- Alien modeling
- Enviorment modeling
- Droid modeling

next 2-3 days
- Alien
- Droid
- Enviorment

5 days

and all other....

hope u like armor

busy , busy , busy! :)

12 December 2004, 09:30 PM
Good to see you back in the action:thumbsup: The model looks good, I like the armour, but I thinks that the helmet is too high. Try to move it down a little bit.

12 December 2004, 09:46 PM
me to , mate i am happy because i am back... :) modeling now leggs and adding detail... i have lowerd helmet... i will post later render :)

12 December 2004, 09:51 PM
hehe nice alien man I like it I'm sure with texture will be excellent . welcome back :P

12 December 2004, 08:29 AM
The armour looks really organic, which might be something you're going for. But I would suggest making a visible joint between the torso and the arms, to show that in can move. Otherwise it'll look like a shirt.

Cheers man, and keep going!

12 December 2004, 08:46 AM
hey marko... long tym no c... so u seem to b turning those drawing into 3d modles.. nice looking really good.. i like theat armor.. looks way better then b4... keep up the good job man... and wow u got some fast scadules there.. hope u will follow them... man theres so little tym left now.. i dont any idea of how an I gonna finish all my works in tym... orite man m out.. cya :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 09:10 AM
• Nice Droid, i see you have done additions to your story and modelling, more detailed! cool, I hope I can see textures very soon, time is running out, keep it up pal!

12 December 2004, 07:47 PM (

o , more modeling!

12 December 2004, 07:51 PM
Divaise hope so mate! :)

keetmun man u saved my life... i was thinking over and over what this armor didnt have... and it looked more like body then armor... then u said joints... i think it is much better now! thnx mate!

overcontrast yeah ... mate long time no see :( , i hope that i will finish this at time... at least i will try! btw i said that everything is going to be allright with ur competition entry! and it is :D

climax thnx , mate so little time really.. :(

12 December 2004, 07:52 PM
Hi Darko! nice progress, I would advice to make his calfs bigger, in comparion with arms they look to thin. I would also add some cables or pipes connecting his helmet with some backpack... they could go from this tube on the bottom of the helmet...

good work! I'm waiting for further development:)

12 December 2004, 01:16 AM
keetmun man u saved my life... i was thinking over and over what this armor didnt have... and it looked more like body then armor... then u said joints... i think it is much better now! thnx mate!

Anytime brother...New version looks way better, more believable!


12 December 2004, 04:59 PM
Darko, you will change the posture of the alien, right? This one looks, well, plastic. :)

12 December 2004, 05:12 PM
keetmun thnx bro!

erlik well i must change... there will be a couple of them in scen 5-6 ... 2 shooting in standing postion , one is going to throw bom ... 1 laying dead on ground and 2 runinng to spaceship :")

well i added him some more detail... and i will stop modeling him... now... just to add him boots and then we go on droid :)

12 December 2004, 07:45 PM (

here u go erlik! :) just fast posing... with blendshape...

12 December 2004, 07:46 PM (

and here i started modeling robot this evening ... nurbs + patches... hope u like start there is so much to do on him... :)

12 December 2004, 08:45 PM
hey nice start on the droid man... its good that ur working hard again... good luck.. i got one thing to say dont b a lazy as$ like me and work baby work;).... :thumbsup: :bounce:

12 December 2004, 12:19 PM (

more modeling on droid

12 December 2004, 03:22 PM (

more modeling

12 December 2004, 03:26 PM
nice model. I only don't like the connection of the arms and the body. Some kind of joint would be a goo didea there. Keep th enice progress! I'm waiting how this guy will develop:)

12 December 2004, 03:34 PM
yeah mate ... i know... i have to add some kind of ancles... hm i will think of something :P

12 December 2004, 07:23 PM (

made this picture just for fun... :)

12 December 2004, 07:30 PM
great update Darko! move only the left hand of the red guy more back, move the elbow a little bit farther from him. (I mean the guy in red)

keep the nice progress!

12 December 2004, 05:17 PM
the connection to the arm seems goofy!, not realistic enough. I will suggest adding some sort of ruber like / silicon like shape, more like skin, soft, like the wires and the metal are going inside of it.

- keep working on your stuff man!

12 December 2004, 05:44 PM
keep at it the last update helps me visualize a bit more. Are you going for a cartoonish appearance? It would seem that you are.

12 December 2004, 05:47 PM
thnx mates...
cartoonish?! no no no !... well that is just simple render with shaders... i am getting angry because everyone is starting to "make scene " and i still dont have my enviroment :(....

12 December 2004, 06:19 PM
I like the look of your 'BotZ...they have a classic SiFi appeal to them...I will wait to see more of your compo before I make any suggestions...keep on workin :cool:

12 December 2004, 08:44 PM
Dont worry mate! I dont have a scene yet Im still modeling.. LOL!

- cheer up

12 December 2004, 02:15 PM
The last one looks interesting, man. Like some kind of high class magazine cover. I think you might be on to something, maybe you can try more such layouts, looks really interesting right now

Cheers man

12 December 2004, 05:17 PM (

ok ppl u made me angry... everybody is making enviorment and i am not! :))
so here it goes... started 1 hour ago

12 December 2004, 05:20 PM (

closeup of elevator...
this elevator... for going on high buidlings :)...
it is powerd by 1 main jet and 4 small

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12 December 2004, 06:18 PM
I see that you're speeding up, that's great! Nice progress, I only would add some construction for the elevator. Some kind of scaffolding. It would look more stable, and more like an elevator.

12 December 2004, 06:22 PM
i will add w8 ! :)...
i have to stop now... going out... i will come back later to continue :)

12 December 2004, 06:57 PM (

still modeling addedneons

12 December 2004, 10:42 PM
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adding windows...
some comments would be cool....
going to sleep now , tommorow at night more updates!

we are going into massive-league now with this enviorment... a lot of details :)

12 December 2004, 11:16 AM
nice modeling.... good luck....:thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 01:02 PM
Nice Modeling Dude Rock on:buttrock: My suggestion would be to maybe add some pannels to the structure work like joins and maintanance access pannels you know that kind of thing.

Go For it dude it's looking good :bounce:

My Thread

L8r man

12 December 2004, 05:47 PM
Great work in progress updates. I see you broke your computer too ;) anyway keep going man its looking great.

12 December 2004, 09:36 PM
gulliver3 thnx man!:bounce:

blackdragoncg thnx for suggestions and kind words! well i am adding detail as u can see :)

||) |V| |^| hhhahhaha:scream: yes... hammer works f ine :D thnx mate!:thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 09:42 PM (

added cargo (boxes ) and reflectors ( lights ) i have to hurry up... because i dont know how long scene will render in end...

12 December 2004, 08:31 PM (

started on modeling the central part...
where the ship will be

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12 December 2004, 09:21 PM
nice updates sir Darko! I advice to add some pipes and cables going on the walls. And some little greebles on the wall, just to make it more real(some energy boxes, communication modules, and god knows what more). And also do you plan to do some plating on the walls? with bump? I thin kit would look good.
Keep good improvements sir!:bounce:

12 December 2004, 09:52 PM
thnx arturro , gr8 advices! sir , yes , sir ! :bounce:

hm... about bump map... i dont know... when i finish modeling i will ask u what color do u think i should use :)
i thought of some dark color , brown , blue , dark-black...
blah... lets not talk about it now... later when i finish modeling :)

12 December 2004, 06:09 AM
Niiiiicccceee....Good start brother! Don't worry about the colours right now, I'd suggest finishing all the geometry first before thinking about colour and texture, then do up your lighting setup. Good to be organised..

Cheers mate!

12 December 2004, 08:23 PM (

adding detail

12 December 2004, 07:31 PM (

i need to pause from modeling a little bit... ( not left much ) ... i think i am done 80%... anyway... started on texturing alien... i wanna finish this guy...
hope u like it:)

12 December 2004, 07:49 PM (

here are textures for middle part (torso)
and i have another bump... it is used in layerd shader 2bumps+ color

12 December 2004, 07:55 PM
hey wazzup my bro :) the textures looks nice BUT !!! but I think you should make them little bit more complex with some rust or somthn or if you want to be clean make them reflective little bit... any way :) I wish you luck man :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 08:03 PM
wow that looks very nice man!!... that alien orange-suit guy looks really scarry, dont let him close to me... lol... well i got one crit.. i guess there is something wrong with teh rust bump lear the thigh... beside that.. al looks good to me... keep up the great works mate :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 08:31 PM
divaise - thnx bro! i added rust... i think it is enough ? or is it ? :)

over - thnx mate! well that rust on thigh... is from acid ! :) i wanted to make some diffrent rust from usual... so this is from acid ... u know how it looks when acid is on metal :)

12 December 2004, 08:42 PM
yeah it's cool but I think you should make it not so symmetrical if you know what I mean in our language "не толкова равно" if that word is the same nn yougoslavian.. I mean on hands legs and etc. but it's a taste , not everyone likes rust so you decide :)

12 December 2004, 10:54 PM (

one more render folx....
c&c are now to much welcome!

12 December 2004, 11:19 PM
hello sir! Well done, now I only don't like the glass on his helmet. There are two ways... make it reflective and almoust non transparent, or make it transparent and very little reflective:) but I think that something should be done. I'm waiting for next updates sir!

12 December 2004, 12:03 PM (

i think this is it with alien...
made some quick enviorment with procedural textures (about 10 min work) just for fun :)
hope u like "Joe" i gave him that name :)

Phelius The joe :D

12 December 2004, 12:27 PM
Now I like it more man it's cool :) move fast. Good Luck :P

12 December 2004, 01:09 PM
Yap, it looks better. And nice rendering! this small DOF and lighting of this guy are very good as well! Keep workin' sir!

12 December 2004, 02:18 PM
Hey man just checkin in on you. Looking good so far. I might just suggest one thing. When working on character design, I can recommend 1 major source besides the internet to find out all about human / bipedal design: Grey's Anatomy. The work you have done so far is nice, but you might benifit overall by adding some mass (depth or width) to the calves of this character and the forearms. Keep at it my friend. Your making great progress.

12 December 2004, 07:43 PM
arturro - thnx mate i did that just for fun glad u like it :)

||) |V| |^| thnx mate! ... well i will check that....

i am glad u like it mates... just i am sad because noone else replied :(...

12 December 2004, 08:52 PM (

ok finally i can combine all ( well not all but most of parts for my final scene) this render needs a lot of seting... i have render this just to show u what i am going for...
so it is going to look like this but... there will be

- ship in circle
- posing of aliens... shooting from guns
- lasers
the robots wont be all in same postion on all 3 paths ... there will be explosion on one :)
- underneet there will be city
- smoke
and i cant remeber anything
so here goes... how it will all go calendar

- textures on droid + minor change on modeling
- spaceship textures

next 6 days (after this) modeling env + texturing )

2 days ( modeling + texturing of small buildings - city under )

then goes possing...

setting up scene

and then goes rendering + post...
i need to have at least 8 days... to set smoke , flame , lasers , explosion... and everything...

12 December 2004, 09:02 PM
looking good Darko, if you will do all this what you wrote, it will be great!

Good luck:bounce:

12 December 2004, 09:58 AM (

texturing droid... hope u like it

12 December 2004, 11:34 AM
Nice start on texturing mate, you may want to add a bit more detail, but you probably don't need to since these guys are so far away on the screen. Just a personal preference really.


12 December 2004, 12:24 AM
people... i am so hungry and tired... i dont have strenght to post... texturing of ship.... :(
it is 1:40 AM now here in Belgrade ...
i will post tommorow...
good night

12 December 2004, 12:27 AM
people... i am so hungry and tired... i dont have strenght to post... texturing of ship.... :(
it is 1:40 now here in Belgrade ...
i will post tommorow...
good night
yap, same here, but I used to work through the night... you will also like it sooner or later on your studies:cool: I'm waiting for next updates, thos last one looks promising, but I will see how it develops to say something more constructive:)