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10 October 2004, 01:50 PM
Daniel Trbovic has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: FINAL IMAGE (

"The Owners Of The Five Planets"
image size:6000x2266
apps: 3dsMax, Mental Ray, PS

well, here is my final image...

Special thanks to my Tania and Miros ;-) !
Many thanks to my friend BB for making it possible for me to finish rock dude!
Everyone, Thanks for viewing and C&Cs!

best luck and see you soon friends :-D


10 October 2004, 01:55 PM
Yo EmpY , nice to see you again !

keep on rockin , dude !

10 October 2004, 01:56 PM
lepo je videti nashe ljude ;) , bash cu da pratim tvoj rad nadam se da ces i ti moj ;)

10 October 2004, 01:56 PM
I'll second that, and I've joined you in here this time :D

10 October 2004, 02:10 PM
:p :p :arteest: :p :p

i see all the Bad Company is around here....


10 October 2004, 02:20 PM
Looking forward to your entry Empy=)

10 October 2004, 02:22 PM
Nice to see ya here !!! good luck EmpY


10 October 2004, 02:39 PM
Oh, nice one! Great to see you in here as well, Daniel :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 03:00 PM
Hey, Thanks ALL!!!
I'm really restless to see what you'll be cooking in the next 3 months.
The theme is awesome!!!

Good luck !!!


10 October 2004, 03:13 PM
hey empy, nice too see you here again.Your entry in the last challenge was one of my favourites and really rocked!! :thumbsup:
Hope this time will be even better!!!

10 October 2004, 07:32 PM
oh my god...this one is going to rock!!...i better keep an eye on this one!
Best of luck mate!

10 October 2004, 10:22 PM
Empy...............Very nice to see you entered.I look forward to a Space opera of epic proportions,style and surreal beauty...............I will be checking up on you,and look forward to a wonderful entry from you.............Pozdrav............:beer: :arteest:

10 October 2004, 10:36 PM
I've got now idea who you are, but I'm subscribing to this thread becuase of all the positive results :D

10 October 2004, 12:12 AM
Oh oh....Daniel's in :eek: this I must see....
Hey, best of luck!


10 October 2004, 02:00 AM
Hi Empy! Nice to see you here :)

We can surely wait for something awesome from you.
Good luck!


10 October 2004, 07:28 PM
Cuo sam da is dobio dobar posao. Bas me raduje. Puno srece.:thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 08:19 PM
i must not miss your entry :applause:

10 October 2004, 11:34 PM (

Yeah, boring, I know...

10 October 2004, 11:38 PM
It's pretty!

I have no idea what's going on, but it's pretty!:D

10 October 2004, 11:39 PM (

Thinking about two planets of oposing war sides crashing into each other...

10 October 2004, 11:46 PM (

Some kind of a secret place with a nice
view. In the back - twin planets of war,
or piece, or love...

10 October 2004, 11:48 PM
Great start mate.....looking forward to more=)

10 October 2004, 11:59 PM
Intresting concepts. Would love to see more :D

10 October 2004, 12:02 AM
hey nice concept drawings.... cant really tell whats happening in those but i like teh second one... 1 planets bumpin into each other seems fun... keep it up buddy, m sure u'll bake some cool CG cake for us :thumbsup: :bounce:

10 October 2004, 12:10 AM
Hey Friends,

Thanks for checking in, it's a real honor!!!
I missed you all, and your works!!!

Talk to you soon, over there in your threadz...


10 October 2004, 12:30 AM
There's some interesting depth in the second sketch. The big shapes on the left side are dramatic and seem huge.

10 October 2004, 12:32 AM
There's some interesting depth in the second sketch. The big shapes on the left side are dramatic and seem huge.

i tend to agree on this one :bounce:

10 October 2004, 01:01 AM
I definitely agree, alot of images usually lack the correct feeling of scale, but you did a nice job

I'll be watching to see this one take shape

10 October 2004, 01:39 AM
I lke the last one,killer look and the scale works.:bounce:

10 October 2004, 06:01 AM
I love both: the 1st and 2nd Sketch... !

10 October 2004, 06:09 AM
how are you?
nice to see you here, good luck on your way.
this sketch looks great while i still didn't get it exactly. he he :)

10 October 2004, 06:55 AM
you are indeed capturing that big feeling

10 October 2004, 07:00 AM
Interesting start.... Sketch 1 and 3 get my vote :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 07:23 AM
wow ,colliding planets , now there's a challenge !

10 October 2004, 11:25 PM (

The Shark vessel...eclipse in the back.

10 October 2004, 11:28 PM (

The lost scout...

10 October 2004, 11:31 PM (

The owners of the five planets - group photo. :-D
Supernova wipeout imminent...

Thank for viewing!!

10 October 2004, 11:51 PM
I like your concept #6. I wouldn't envy you having to model the people, though. I'm still getting my feet wet with people and have decided to work with spaceships for this one.

Good luck, I look forward to your progress with whatever concept you pick.

10 October 2004, 12:06 AM
number #4 , nice colors and atmosphere!

10 October 2004, 12:09 AM
Yeah, I'm going with the sketch #6 - group photo.
I'll recompose and make it more wide.
Some elements from other sketches will be included, too.

It's going to be fun!

10 October 2004, 12:21 AM
I think the group shot is a good choice. Those guys make a nice center of interest, and there's a lot of nice background space for stuff to happen.

10 October 2004, 07:19 AM
I'd be inclined to agree about the group photo #6 - but there's something very charming about 'the lost scout' as well, though I can see that in the end, #6 will be more grand and epic.

10 October 2004, 07:25 AM
but there's something very charming about 'the lost scout' as well,

I rather like that one myself to be honest :)

10 October 2004, 08:33 AM
me like Lost Scout too...but anything u like better....i know i will see eye candy stuff ....Bubble Nut :arteest:

10 October 2004, 08:43 AM
Nice to see you here Daniel... an another a great job in perspective... go go go :bounce:

10 October 2004, 11:13 AM
Sketch 6!!! :bounce:

10 October 2004, 08:14 AM
Hi empy, concept sketch 6 looks cool.:thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 08:17 AM
Shark vessel i think that it can be exellent image ( dont suspect that the others wont :))

just think that this one can really be great... ship going in sun......mmm :D

10 October 2004, 11:25 PM (

Thanks for your comments!!
Sorry if I'm not replying as I should...I'm so out-of-time for this.
(don't be mad if I'm not fast on replies, please)

Anyway, just caught an hour or so to start this baby up.

For the guys that like TheLostScout, you got me thinking there...thanks for that!!

Lets go freestyling again, woohoooo!!!

10 October 2004, 11:30 PM (

mmmmmm, icecream.....

10 October 2004, 11:43 PM
I expected some beautiful and surreal like atmosphere from you daniel.......And you did not dissapoint.A real nice mood,and a nice touch of surrealism........Keep on keeping on Brother........:arteest:

10 October 2004, 11:47 PM
@Virtuoso: Thanks, Bro, for your swift response!! see you around ;-)

10 October 2004, 11:51 PM
Did I miss a sketch? The latest render looks great - but how is it going to tie in with the theme?

10 October 2004, 11:59 PM
alway impressing me, i love your work and the last one really simple but has the touch you always made to bring it live

nice work keep having fun and show more soon
good luck

10 October 2004, 01:25 AM
I found you dude, great concepts and the icecream looks yummy...peppimint with chocolate...mmmmm!!!
Looking forward to more :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 07:35 AM
Great start.:scream: I like it.:love: Is this base for final image?

10 October 2004, 08:07 AM
Man, you have so many ideas at once... I really like all of your pictures, they have a nice atmosphere, but I think that some of them lack the iconic, epic, universe critic time. You should try to combine some of your ideas in the same picture, so that there is something really important going on.

10 October 2004, 08:07 AM
:bounce: wow, love the texture and that nice soft glow on the highlights. :) Can't wait to see what else you'll bring into this scene.

10 October 2004, 08:39 AM
Neato icecream Daniel! You still know your way around groovy looking shaders ;)

10 October 2004, 09:13 AM
This image looks very nice, but it's a bit soon for loosing time on any type of rendering......don't you think?
Try to gather informations about all the details in your project before you chose to start modeling job, and there is a time for good rendering later on.
I hope that this is helpfull for you. Anyway, great start so far and keep on posting.

10 October 2004, 08:49 PM
the show has begun...your art is rocking again mate!..are u going to post about your materials...they looks nice....ill be watching u!

10 October 2004, 09:33 PM
And the monster Lesson on shadind and ambient atmosphere has began boys and girls....
Man u really need to write a tutorial on these shaders of yours...BUBBLE NUTS MR SHADERS. :bounce:

10 October 2004, 10:00 PM
what the heck! That looks gorgeous!!

10 October 2004, 02:47 AM
Thanks guys!!!

The "iceCream" shader (max 7) scene file is HERE (
explore, use, modify, experiment, and have fun :-D :bounce:

10 October 2004, 03:59 AM
looking quite good already!! i'll stay tuned

10 October 2004, 01:11 AM
The last enviorment conveys a sense of serenity. I am wondering what kind if of characters or machinaery you are planning on populating this surreal seaside world?

Does this enviroment extend further out??

11 November 2004, 05:00 PM
Hello EmpY,

I think that "lost scout" and "group photo" are 2 really interesting sketches...the first one remembered me the ink/watercolor paintings of Victor Hugo, so I decided to go back and research something on him and i found that...well..they are quite different...anyway...I agree with Simoncvy and incidentally with Theron: you should develope those early ideas and show us that you are not going to forget them, before starting with icecreams :) :thumbsup:

thank you. Have a nice work.

11 November 2004, 11:02 PM
nice one.. looks like it could be interesting!

12 December 2004, 04:24 AM (

heh, back in the game...modeling background...

cheers, and merry christmas!!!

12 December 2004, 04:26 AM (

...modeling foreground...


12 December 2004, 09:44 AM (

...base light MR Omni/GI/FG.

12 December 2004, 09:56 AM
Merry Christmas to u too my friend..

Nice updates..welcome back :) :bounce:

12 December 2004, 11:56 AM
empy u are back! :) nice update

Merry christmas mate!

12 December 2004, 03:19 PM
ahh , the missing chaotic element , finally you're back ! things almost got
boring in here . Well things could never get totally boring, not with people like
dimi and lemog around, but excluding that :)

great stuff u got there again , i like the robed dudes and the jellyfish thingy...
those planets gonna be like two opposing planes connected by some glowing
beam of light ?

can't wait to see mthe next update

and merry christmas , dude !

12 December 2004, 06:18 PM
Hi EmpY,

seems like you`re still looking for a concept? I like the last rendering... how long did it take with mr?

12 December 2004, 12:10 AM
Beautiful imagination !
Keep it up ! :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 07:31 AM (

Hey all, thanks for viewing and C&Cs!!!!
It's good to be here...:-D

keep rocking!!!

12 December 2004, 08:18 AM

12 December 2004, 08:25 AM
really great textures...any tips for creating such exelent rocks?
...ohh i must say i look good in that group

12 December 2004, 10:39 AM
yep... your rocks are great... and the rest too :D

...and Merry Christmas man :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 10:40 AM
Very good, i like the magma and the rocks, well done pal, keep the good work! :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 11:43 AM
yay ! I got a planet!

12 December 2004, 09:57 AM (

Many thanks for all your comments guys!!

Rattlesnake: I will post (here) some of these shaders on Thursday.
I know I've been an a$$...not visiting and commenting in other threads :-( ... that's going to change (!)

anyways, this is a modeling and texturing update...and a quick composition test, to see if it's going to work.

see you soon :-D

12 December 2004, 09:59 AM
beautiful atmopshere empy!

12 December 2004, 10:21 AM
I know I've been an a$$...not visiting and commenting in other threads :-( ... that's going to change (!)

dont worry , u do what u got time for, I haven't visited half the threads I've wanted to...

Cool update , although planets are hardly recognizable now , even as planets..they just seem
like shapes..
same with the 5 dudes , get lost between the two contrasty formation things ...seem to
blend with the brown rock...that purposeful ?...

12 December 2004, 12:08 PM
Empy.....whats up brother........really fine results,and so quick,ambiant and moody with a touch of surrealistic "EMPY" style to it.......Nice to see you gain,and keep it strong......:arteest: :beer:

12 December 2004, 08:07 PM
very beautiful scene...."Empy style" for sure...very good work as always:thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 06:37 AM
Yes... Empy was in the place... nothing to crit... only beautiful :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 11:10 PM

Here are some displacement shaders from my scene.
Download the scene (max 7) with shaders HERE (


12 December 2004, 11:15 PM (

modeling the scouts...
arghhh...there is no time /frustrated/!!

12 December 2004, 11:25 PM
Many thanks guys!!!

Squbbit, keep giving me your C&Cs...very helpful, thanks friend!!!
I'm messing with my composition...I'll post an update/changes soon...



12 December 2004, 12:06 AM
First of all i hope to u and your family happy new year....second ..i tottaly love your design man.....
Third ...kinda late some posts i noticed this... ( comments on this are......AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAH :scream: :scream: :thumbsup: :love:

12 December 2004, 03:04 AM (

searching for the right feel...

12 December 2004, 06:37 AM
hmmm... I prefer a little the basic mood of the picture in the previous page... here, that's too pink for me... I don't know exactly what I feel now... maybe the picture need to be more red or orange than pink... with always the sand color mood...

Yeah for the Scout :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 09:41 AM
hmmm... I prefer a little the basic mood of the picture in the previous page... here, that's too pink for me... I don't know exactly what I feel now... maybe the picture need to be more red or orange than pink... with always the sand color mood...

:hmm: or maybe bring some of the blue back in

01 January 2005, 11:02 PM
nice work, but I think you insist too much with that lens effect. I like this small foggy effect, seems like is real this levitation atmosphera. keep going

01 January 2005, 07:19 AM
I must say those rocks are the best CG rocks I've seen in a long time. Maybe the best ever. Did you use Zbrush for the displacement map?Nice scene overall, but those rocks.... Wow!

I agree that you should lose the lens flare. Yuck.

01 January 2005, 09:18 AM (

rendering :-)

01 January 2005, 09:20 AM (

posteffects and compositing start...

01 January 2005, 09:22 AM (

postEffects continued...detail...

01 January 2005, 09:23 AM (

bw/flipped test...

01 January 2005, 09:25 AM (

heh, this is just for fun...:-)

01 January 2005, 10:27 AM
Love the spacey nostalgia for the future look. The ships are unique. The lava is hot.

my 3d gso (

01 January 2005, 03:14 PM
I like the color play and everything in your works , always so fresh :bounce:

01 January 2005, 03:49 PM
The color corrections to green are outstanding. But you have lost a bit of detail on rocks.

01 January 2005, 04:28 PM
Green is Majestic and awesome....but i would suggest my friend to reconsider with the Blue one 'cuase also there u have such yellow - orange lava glow( :love: )....i don't know ..i don't want to confuse u :)

01 January 2005, 10:55 AM
Hi Daniel, heard of u from Dimi about your unique style - that's it for sure, man!
Really nice. Mostly i like the green one - looks somehow mystical and strange in a
positive way...:thumbsup:

Keep on goooooiiinn' - only a few days left - best wishes, dude!:buttrock:

01 January 2005, 03:59 PM
daniel that's wonderful :buttrock: !!!


01 January 2005, 08:38 PM looking beautiful!:applause:
you rock man!

01 January 2005, 08:48 PM
also rather like the green version :bounce:

01 January 2005, 06:00 AM (

"The Owners Of The Five Planets"
image size:6000x2266
apps: 3dsMax, Mental Ray, PS

well, here is my final image...

Special thanks to my Tania and Miros ;-) !
Many thanks to my friend BB for making it possible for me to finish rock dude!
Everyone, Thanks for viewing and C&Cs!

best luck and see you soon friends :-D


01 January 2005, 06:10 AM
And, a bigger image is HERE (

01 January 2005, 08:24 AM
Oh my GOD :eek: ...this is awesome ..and it has Daniel Trbovic ..alllover it ..... :bounce: :love:

Congrats for one more amazing image my friend....OLE ...OLE ...OLE :bounce:

Your friendly Bubble :bounce:

01 January 2005, 08:34 AM
:applause: :applause: :D

01 January 2005, 08:38 AM
GOD! I missed this thread! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Fantastic work!

01 January 2005, 09:46 AM
Congrats Man... the final color way was the better for me... it's clean... impressive... sensitive... emotional... inspiring... dreaming... and so on... maybe poetic too...

You know... I will be happy if I will a big artwork like it on a wall at home... a Grand Space Opera with a real design... now, I think you know I love that :scream: hahahahaha

01 January 2005, 09:54 AM
WOW fantastic work.
I love finding jewels like this in these challenges.

Congrats. your hard work has payed off. you should be proud,

01 January 2005, 09:56 AM
That cropped-up ship looks bit distracting.... oh well. Very nice otherwise.

01 January 2005, 10:25 AM
Empy... :applause: stunning image, congtarulation !!! :bowdown:


01 January 2005, 10:42 AM
hey nice that u made it dude , great pic !

01 January 2005, 03:57 PM

very clean job...and for sure is very artistic work...good luck on the voting friend!

01 January 2005, 05:15 PM
Wow, how could I miss this thread. Amazing work. Congratulations. :thumbsup:


01 January 2005, 01:21 AM
Wow EmpY... excelleeeeeeeeeeeeeent job. Congratulations!

01 January 2005, 07:16 AM
Ypu are truly a great image creator..even with the simlist of polys you can bang out a good image ...the is very nice work the post work with the grain looks nice and gives a real artistic feeel....good one agaiN....

01 January 2005, 11:46 AM
omg... what have u made from simple modeling! u have made a masterpiece ... just setting the light! :)

01 January 2005, 12:15 AM
Really COOL

Victor Hugo would be proud of you.....just kidding...see my last stupid comment....




01 January 2005, 12:37 AM
I'm very happy you like the image!!!:bounce:
It proves that it was worth doing it, despite too many obstacles.

The challenge itself is fantastic with sooo many ultraCool works produced...congrats to all who finished.

Hope the next challenge comes soon, hehe!

Many thanks for the compliments!!!

...gone shoping for more memory...

01 January 2005, 04:45 AM
That's a great Image, with lovely colors and a special artistic touch!
Well done Daniel!

01 January 2005, 04:13 PM
Poetical. I like it. Conga!!

01 January 2005, 04:22 PM
Damn, I totally missed the fact that your final is up here.

It's everything one can expect from you, Daniel! Two thumbs up :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 07:08 PM
see ya in next challenge! :)

01 January 2005, 07:04 PM
Wow, I love the mood that this piece gives off; the composition and design is just really great. You got a vote from me on this. :)

01 January 2005, 07:45 PM
just wanted to let you know that I voted for your image :bowdown:
great touch of art here...

01 January 2005, 05:41 PM
U are very talented artist! From the design up to final compo&light setup it is a masterpiece.

01 January 2005, 07:59 PM
might be a little late to vote now,but never late to ....:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::drool::surprised

01 January 2005, 11:48 PM
Very nice mood in your image.
A spiritual touch.
I like a lot your final image Daniel.
Good luck in the voting phase! :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 06:23 AM
i had vote for u ... it's my favourite work, u r an excellent artist
wish u all the luck!


01 January 2005, 07:04 AM
I'm very happy you like the image!!!:bounce: .....

...gone shoping for more memory...

Of course we like it u crazy NUT...and ...hahahahahah..going out to buy memory?...this MR displacements of yours are eating up memory like peanuts eh? :scream: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ....amazing work again Daniel...hope to see u again in a Challenge :bounce:

02 February 2005, 02:44 PM
Dude !! This must have been the 16th for 3D :thumbsup:

till next time!

02 February 2005, 02:52 PM
Your image should have made it to the shortlist in my opinion, wonderful image.

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