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10 October 2004, 02:34 PM
Adam Trachtenberg has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

10 October 2004, 02:35 PM
hooo nice to see you here Adam... good luck !

10 October 2004, 02:37 PM
Thanks! My first challenge and I'm really looking forward to it. Have a few ideas already but I guess I'll ruminate on it for a day or two before I commit to a concept.

10 October 2004, 02:37 PM
Allrightie! This I'll be watching closely - good luck Adam

10 October 2004, 03:26 PM
Ahh good man! :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 03:43 PM
Go team C4D!!! (just realised how stupid that sounds :scream: ) good luck adam!

10 October 2004, 04:40 AM

10 October 2004, 04:46 AM (

My first thought was to have a planet appearing through a wormhole-type thingy, opened up by the character depicted in the reflection. The weapon (torus) is poised to fire through the wormhole, and the character is about to slam his fist down on the fire button. The character was to be the focal point but I decided it's a problem with the indistinct reflected image. So ... next thought is to use basically the same setup but with much more interest concentrated on the space outside, i.e., attack ships heading into the wormhole and defenders coming through to meet them--while preserving the reflected image of the character and his emotional response.

10 October 2004, 06:54 AM
haaa good starting point I like the concept; specially the idea to use the reflections. Will not be easy to balance between reflection and the space outside scene... This idea intrigue me !

10 October 2004, 10:04 AM
I'd be careful with the composition of this Adam, I like the idea of the reflection, but I think you'll lose it if you place it over to many other elements especially with such a centralised composition, could all just get a bit busy in the middle there :shrug:

10 October 2004, 11:58 AM
Hey, good luck, Adam!


10 October 2004, 02:03 PM
Thanks for the feedback gents. I'm definitely keeping an eye on the composition and will be sure (to try to) avoid too much clutter. This preliminary is in 4:3 aspect ratio but the final will be at least 16:9 and probably wider than that--so I'll have more room to arrange the outside elements.

10 October 2004, 02:44 PM
This preliminary is in 4:3 aspect ratio but the final will be at least 16:9 and probably wider than that

this is a question that I made on the thread...
Final Image Size
A guideline is 2657 pixels wide and/or 3636 high, 300 DPI.

don't know if is only a guide or the image must be vertical...? we will see ;) in any case with 16:9 will works perfectly !

EDIT: by the end hori/vert are allowe how they wrote in the FAQ Thread...

10 October 2004, 06:35 PM
this is good the expression you mentioned on the face of the character is nice idea to make feeling on this concept. i'll see how it will turn out.;)

10 October 2004, 09:59 PM
Hi Adam.
Great idea: The huge spaces combined with the charactes`s expression on the glass reflection. Nice concept sketch.
Good luck!!

10 October 2004, 10:03 PM
Yet another great concept....I like the idea of the character reflection in the glass..very unique...and yes there is no problem with the widescreen aspect ratio for your final images..unless they changed things since the machineflesh challenge//...

10 October 2004, 12:41 AM
Hey Adams, some news about your project ???

10 October 2004, 10:05 AM
Hey Adams, some news about your project ???

ditto !! :wip:

11 November 2004, 01:37 PM
Very sorry guys, I've just not had time to give this its proper attention. I have a window of opportunity to get back to it now but I can't say how long it's going to stay open. :hmm:

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