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10 October 2004, 03:22 PM
Frits van Essen has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

10 October 2004, 03:31 PM
Hey everyone @ CGtalk i am new and lets just say that i am saving my firt post for this contest :P

ill first start explaining my idea,
it's not like a lot of the other ideas in the sky but on the ground @ some sort of base
for fighther crafts (how knows what thath's gona be :D),
it willl have crafts and explosions and so on (since the base is under attack)
and the funny part is i have never ever created both of them in 3D =)
so it's going to be fun to find that out.

i will post a scetch as soon as possible.

(by the way i'am using 3Ds max6)

10 October 2004, 04:49 PM
delete please

10 October 2004, 08:40 AM
the rush is gone and a clear idea has been formed :lightbulb
so i am exited :bounce:

a change of story line , iít not going to be a attack on a base but on a settlement of friendly unarmed aliens (letís just say the good guys) called the Tharecs (how knows why)
they life on a nice (friendly looking planet) you know birds, bees, trees every thing in nice looking colors lotís of (strange looking) green stuff.
the settlement housing is made after a idea i got from african mudhouses (ill post concept sketch asap)
the Tharecs life in a agrarian culture (is that right used babelfish :shrug: ) so there will be some sort of weed and farming thing or some thing.

the idea is that this will illustrate a important day in the history of this part of the galaxy since it was the first time (neurtal, unarmed) friendly folks where attacked by the new
(from a nother galaxy) alien species how dont care for peace ;)(called Halocks :buttrock: )
ill be sticking to this idea so ill post sketches of the aliens, houses, ships and all this before the end of the this day, now I will go back to earth and just do my job (DTP) (for school)

10 October 2004, 06:08 PM (

this is what the vegetation will be like on my planet

10 October 2004, 06:11 PM (

this is a concept art of the type of housing on the planet, i will make a 3D sketch of it asap since i am not a good sketch artist :P (understatement)

10 October 2004, 06:14 PM (

fist idea for the Tharecs transport it is a very simple craft, because just like the Tharecs are simple peaceful aliens.
the 3d drawing sucks cant help it
but i wanted to try using pencil so deal with it :P

10 October 2004, 06:15 PM
I like that concept about a 'nice' planet and a 'cold' planet! I'm looking forward to see something 3D :) . BTW: for that explosions I saw a nice tut today on Julien VANHOENACKER's site: CLICK (

Good luck,


10 October 2004, 06:17 PM (

this will be one of the attacking crafts of the "evil" alien rase the Halocks
my ideas are better then the drawings :?

10 October 2004, 06:20 PM
the site about the explosion is bookmarked :thumbsup:

and ill post a 3D model asap, but i'am currently working on 3 websites/design for school
so i only have a few hours of time a day to model :sad:

but thx

10 October 2004, 06:28 PM (

This is a image i created yesterday, althought concept is changed, i thought ill just post it anyway.
(it was just a color test)

10 October 2004, 06:33 PM
Nice idea. A peaceful and cool place I wait to see u work.

I like the house's design.

10 October 2004, 07:17 PM (

Just a house design don't know if ill use it (colors are radom)

10 October 2004, 10:11 PM
remove wrong image posted

10 October 2004, 10:14 PM (

This is the "style" all my houses are gona be very organic, so lots of round shapes.

To do list (house)

- add door
- add more detail
- texturing
- maybe add interior

10 October 2004, 10:07 AM
ff kijke bij de andere NLers dacht ik zo :P

Looks nice i must say, kinda kiddy (but kiddy can be good, dont take me wrong)
i like the idea :D

keep up the good work

Nederland 4ever ^^


PS. I've seen that you sometimes post wrong images or wrong posts. You might wanna try calming down a bit, and take more time to post ;)

10 October 2004, 11:52 AM
thx and yes the orange yellow looks kiddy, but the otherone stil needs a lot of work.
i haven't desided what i'm gona do kiddy or something else, just wait :D

ooh yeah and that last wrong post was a rush job since i had to go but just wanted to post it, and when i go to fast i make misstakes. :banghead:

btw ill post new houses (maybe with textures at the end of the day)
im still @ work atm.

10 October 2004, 02:05 PM
Your design of this hoses are very nice, it's remember me tath Starwars village when Anakin Skywalker and his mother lives. The color cause on me a sensation with it are meded of ice.

Are you thinking to texturate this hoses like this image of "ice vulcans"?
Maybe it are be great whit this textures, but the hoses are great in anyway. :applause:

Are you thinking to do some village image with this? I cant wait to see.

10 October 2004, 02:10 PM
or kinda like the home in mysst "riven" .. always liked domes, for domiciles ..

nice start ya got going .. the kiddie thing might work :arteest:

10 October 2004, 04:25 PM
thx for the nice comments on the houses, :thumbsup:
and yes there are comming more of them in a village kind a way,
and about the texturing i'am still not sure wheather i should go with a ice look
our dark brown, yellow earthy looking stuff.

ill post more stuff tonight :D

10 October 2004, 07:00 PM (

this is the update just worked on this for about one hour made a new craft too very round see the zoom view for mor info.

10 October 2004, 07:10 PM (

Wire Frame of houses and craft

10 October 2004, 07:22 PM (

zoom view of the craft name = TYPE 43

to list on craft

- landing gear
- maybe more detail
- texture (duh)

10 October 2004, 08:55 PM (

this is again a moddeled house same style, just maked a kind of tower on top.

10 October 2004, 11:23 AM
looking great , and yes im from holland too.

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