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10 October 2004, 10:07 PM
Sander Shiguenori Nonaka has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

10 October 2004, 01:44 PM
Now Searching for references...

Samurais, Etīs, ninjas, warriors...

10 October 2004, 04:35 PM
I like the idea of samurais; can I borrow it for a concept sketch for myidea?

and by the way... hope to see ya stuff soon :D

10 October 2004, 11:56 PM
Hey arsa, of course you can use the same "idea"!!
The design will be the most important.
good luck with your work and tell me when you join, right?:thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 01:22 AM
Like mine, it seems there's a running medieval/future Japanese theme going on!:D

10 October 2004, 07:12 PM
haha samurais rox! manda ve ae cara!!:thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 07:28 PM
Hiya there!

I joined the same day the contest began :D

Hope to see any of your sketches soon :D dont be late, you can get penalty because of that.

- cheers,
- if you want to have alook at my thread and contribute, you are welcome :D

10 October 2004, 07:30 PM
Yeah get some early ideas down on "paper". Doesnt have to be perfect, just get it done so we can all see wacha doin.

Anyways good luck with the samurais and ninjas.

10 October 2004, 09:13 PM (

Firts Alien sketchs

10 October 2004, 09:28 PM
Sorry everybody for delay and thanks for all replies!! :thumbsup:

Erilaz: Yes, we had "almost" the same ideia!! :) Iīll be posting a background soon. Good luck for you!! :D

Lotus7: Thanks man!! :thumbsup:

Arsa: I didnīt find your thread before, sorry. Iīll be watching ya!! ehehe... And thanks for warn me about the penalty!!

superlayer: Thanks!! Right done :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 09:33 PM
I think the toe-nails are "too-large" for a biped, that alien is not going to be able to ru!

But overal looks good :)


10 October 2004, 09:36 PM (

Firts Alien sketchs

10 October 2004, 09:41 PM
lil resident evil:nemesis or dungeon keeper influence huh? keep goin' good work :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 09:42 PM (

Firts Alien sketchs

10 October 2004, 10:05 PM
Arsa: Yes, the legs are long, thatīs because theyīll be like frogs. Theyīll have a "natural defense pose" (can you understand it? :) ) like a frog, but more "closed". Natural protection, got it?

Grimreaper1981: Hi man!! Thanks!! I didnīt fixed a reference, but we always have some references in our subconscious mind! :D

10 October 2004, 10:16 PM
I lke your Alien, head could have more détails. feet are good i think,
good sketches


10 October 2004, 10:21 PM

10 October 2004, 11:44 AM
Great creature design. With a good texture the final model will be really cool.

Zbrush nele!

10 October 2004, 07:35 PM

Space Hunting



Planet name - oofuji (in japanese, it means "big fuji") - A small but dangerous volcanic planet. Like the hell, this planet is extremely hot, and only the most resistant beings livings creature are capable to survive on this planet. Itīs environment is compound essentially of rocks and volcanos, with a dense gray clouds and lots of rays and thunders caused by the smoke generated from the volcanos. There are some areas where the surface are plane.

-The Creatures-
Name - Kataimono (in japanese, it means "hard thing") - those creature have a very incredible skin! Their skin can transform from a soft malleable to a hard indestructible skin easily! This is possible because of a special hormone they have. Their big claws and muscle help to fix themselves on the rocks, so they are able to defend themselves from the constant explosion of the volcanos. Eyes are a very fragile part of the body, so the "kataimonos" donīt have eyes, they locate in the space using a extremly sensible "radar", like the bats, which also help them to prevent from the explosion of the volcanos and any other type of atack.

-The hunters-

Name - Samurai-ja oOfH-n024 (ninja means - nin = "person" - ja = "magic" - A magic samurai - oOfh-n001 = operation OoFuji hunting - number024 ) - The Samurai-ja, a cyber hunter commanded by humans, was made after 24 tries of hunting the "kataimonos". Before that, the humans tried to use many diferent bombs. Because the focus of the human is to maintain the fisical integrity of the kataimonos, so they could use the kataimonos skin, the use of bombs was very limited. The only way to battle with the kataimonos was in a near combat. Sure the human is not so stupid to do that without the use of technology, then after a lot of studies they created the samurai-ja. Why a samurai? Firt of all, because of the ability of the samurais to use the sword, a very silent weapon. Plus, they are very agile and fast.

-The ships-

Basicaly, will have 4 types of "machines/ships".

1. HCB - Human Control Base - A "almost semispherical" base which will containonly humans. The human control the samurai-jaīs in a long distance. This ship will be seeded on the locals where the surface is plane. The HCB was build to be like a volcano, so it can foil the kataimonoīs in a extreme case.

2. hcb seeder - As the proper name says, itīs the HCB seeder ship.

3. SJS - Samurai-ja Ship - Will contain the samurai-jaīs. This ship will be like a boat, and the bottom and part of the top can be destroyed, so itīll be able to settle on the rocks.

4. KST - Kataimono Special Transporter - will transport dead and also some living kataimonos for deeper studies.

-The scene and story-

The main purpose of the human attack is to survival. The kataimono skin is very powerful, which can help to protect from bomb attacks, natural forces and also from extreme temperatures.
The scene will be very dense, with lot of thinks happening at the same time. The principal focus will be the attack, of course. A scene with much contrast, with "magma explosion", gray clouds, big thunder flashes, rocks and rocks and rocks. there isnīt too much to say about the scene. The concepts should speak by itself. well, i hope so. :)


10 October 2004, 07:40 PM
thanks all for replys!!

Iīll try to put more details in the head when modeling/texturing davee, thanks!! :D

pddaugusto - Hi argusto!! ehehe... Well, letīs see what i can do with zbrush :thumbsup:

thanks arsa!!

10 October 2004, 07:54 PM
realy nice storyline and good argument. I īm wating for more concept!! Great idea! good luck!:thumbsup: my friend!

10 October 2004, 09:45 PM (

The takaimono concept - posing.

10 October 2004, 09:49 PM (

The takaimono concept - posing.

10 October 2004, 09:51 PM (

Firt ship concept. Still very wip (and ugly too)

10 October 2004, 10:21 PM
nice start it looks very interesting!! :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 03:02 PM
Hey boss, thanks, i took 4 hours to write it :sad: . Until they create a perfect software translator weīll gonna die... :shrug: After all, I think iīm not that bad ehehe... (somebody can aswer?) :)

Hi oblivionblack, thanks!! :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 05:50 PM (

Firts sketch of Oofuji planet.

10 October 2004, 06:27 PM
good work man...I stay tuned...:bounce:

10 October 2004, 09:02 PM
really gooD!

i can't wait to see this in 3d it will be stunning ;)

10 October 2004, 09:13 PM
Nice idea. If you want some inspiration in mixing japanese culture and spaceships I'd suggest you take a look at Masamune Shirow's manga Orion (pretty hermetic story but awesome designs) . Keep it up!

10 October 2004, 04:45 AM
hey snok

good to see creatures... nice concept

just let ur monsters go crazy...

all the best

10 October 2004, 05:26 AM
Hi Snok , just passing by your thread , the sketches rocks man the last one is perfect a lo of detail. I really like how you explain the poses in your characters .

Keep going and ill keep an eye in your entrie

10 October 2004, 06:02 AM
Hmmm... This looks good, and looking at the background story i think that i am not overdoing my own story, it is still developing. And with that development i am not so sure anymore about the final image, now that the story deepens more iconic moment arise from it.

10 October 2004, 01:24 PM
Yo! Snok! whats up! sorry I havent been able to follow your thread, I have so many in my inbox, its just crazy!, but here is my input for you.

first, can you paint and show us a painted version of your scene?

second, I would add lots more of those creatures to the area, I mean, make it look like a hive.

Masamune Shirow's manga Orion << Very good, try it :bounce: >>
Ill be back once you add some more color to your concept


(note: if I get lost, please pull me back to the thread) thank you

10 October 2004, 06:23 PM
Thanks all!! :D Iīm happy to see you all here!!
Iīve been out for some days, just for personal problems. But Iīm back now!!:bounce:

ficolo & tabajara: Really thanks!! Iīm working hard to get this work done!! 3D will come soon.

m@. : Man, thanks so much for the help!! Masamune Shirow rocks!! :buttrock: Itīll be a great inspiration.

pinnamraj: thanks man!! Your creatures are so cool!! :D

adr: Thanks adr, itīs good to see you liked the poses! I did it to help me to visualize how complex will be the skin deformation, then when I turn to 3D its gonna be easier. :)

RobertJ: Hi RobertJ, thanks for your reply!! Your background story is cool!!

ARSA: Hi friend!! :thumbsup: Donīt worry about the replies!! You know, Iīm so slow. :D
Iīm trying to get a time to paint something, sorry if the sceneīs are too gray, I know its difficult to visualize something this way. :sad:
Iīll add more creatures next time!! Thanks!! :D See you!!

11 November 2004, 07:43 PM
Thats a great design for the ship , funny.
Im waiting the models.
Good luck


black rider
11 November 2004, 08:28 AM
man i like the modern samurai concept

cant wait to seet them

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