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11 November 2004, 10:21 AM
Peakman has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Post Effects and Compositing: Marine Planet Invasion (

Compositing and effect...

11 November 2004, 10:42 AM (

My idea is to create a scene of Alien attack from a planet of Marine habitat.
And this is the first sketch how the creature on the planet would be.

11 November 2004, 10:45 AM (

My second design sketch of the planet creature.

Trying out some variations.

11 November 2004, 10:49 AM (

My third design of the creature.

Making it less "beast-like" and more civilized, futuristic-looking.

11 November 2004, 11:42 AM
Looking good!
can't wait to see it in 3d :)

11 November 2004, 12:29 PM
Dude, your character concepts are AWESOME! :D

I really wanna see these in 3D - definately subscribing to this ;)

11 November 2004, 02:02 PM
maaan, i have to agree with the rest. the concepts are definitely cool and i like the idea of the invasion coming from a marine habitat. thats really unique. now... if you could only entice with a screenshot. :D

11 November 2004, 02:16 PM
Dang that's wicked!

Go to watch you...

11 November 2004, 07:39 PM
The creatures look very promising. Will be interesting watching how your composition will look like.


11 November 2004, 05:12 PM (

This is the first concept showing the rough idea of how my composition will be, showing the sea creatures riding on their "Prawn fighters", with the giant "Sea turtle loading ship" on the background...

Still working on the "Prawn fighters" and "Sea Turtle ship" design...... just roughly drawing in something to visualize how the composition will be...

11 November 2004, 12:55 AM
Nice...Your composition now sure gives me that epic feeling. Keep going man, looks really exciting!


11 November 2004, 11:42 AM (

A more finalised design of the sea creature, and rough colour design for the overall body.

Will start working on the geometry of this creature now, hope to post it soon.

11 November 2004, 12:11 PM
Nice colour scheme, hope to see the geometry real soon! Keep going!


11 November 2004, 12:18 PM
if you can get the detail from the sketches in the models they wsill be awesome, very interesting entry, hungry for more :scream: :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 11:52 PM
I like the sketch you make.... Is realy good and the idea is interesting ... like others I be waiting to see this model growingup...

Cheers ....

11 November 2004, 11:24 AM
Thanks for all that reply and your interest to my post............ still working hard on the geometry and hope to show you ASAP.....

Wish I had discovered this challenge earlier so I can spend more time on it..... :P

11 November 2004, 09:22 AM (

Thanks again for all the comments and interest to my work....

Here's a WIP render of the Sea Creature model geometry. More details will be put to the texture version later.

11 November 2004, 10:29 AM
Hi peakman

Nice modeling, this would look good animated, I hope in a future challenge, we all get to create a scene and then we animate the final scene, and the winner gets to visit Pixar!

nice work, look forward to seeing texture

Paul P. Patina!

11 November 2004, 12:07 PM
hey great character designs and cool model too.

11 November 2004, 01:15 PM
whoa dude.. thx is looking really cool.. nice character designs..
the poses are awesome.. keep it up

11 November 2004, 02:26 PM

11 November 2004, 03:03 PM
VERY nice indeed! I'm always very envious of people who can be so "fantasticle" with there character designs.

11 November 2004, 03:49 PM
Nice modelling!
One small thing - the legs look a little little bit boxy, at the end. Otherwise everything else looks great!


11 November 2004, 01:48 AM
very nice character designs & sketches. looking nice.

11 November 2004, 02:32 AM
great sketches and cool model Peakman! :thumbsup:
keep it up mate and best of luck!

11 November 2004, 03:07 AM
Very interesting character, I really like the poison quill fish
head gear. Those fish have awesome coloring, it would be
cool to see some insane coloring there. Their idea is they make
themselves very visible as a warning that they know you'll die
if you attack them. But your guy looks like a predator and they
use camouflage. What does a poison fish eat? Little shrimps arround
a corral bed? Dunno. Maybe I should google it. So anyway maybe his
poison quills should be camouflaged and not insanely colorful.

my 3d entry (

11 November 2004, 05:50 AM
The model is coming along rather nicely, but I'm not sure about the knee pads though. They don't seem to match so well with the rest, but that's just my opinion. Keep up the good work.

11 November 2004, 10:35 PM
very good:)

01 January 2005, 12:01 PM (

Here's the first texture version of my creature. Will see if there's enough time for me to polish it more...

And thanks again for all the comments and viewing.

01 January 2005, 04:43 PM (

This is a quick lighting test......

Hm, time is running short so I'll have enough time to finish my work....

01 January 2005, 08:06 PM (

Render test......

01 January 2005, 10:01 PM
I think you need more movment. Make their poses a little more dynamic, like in the sketch. Also the first render had light that made it look more realisticly under water.

01 January 2005, 10:08 PM (

Final Image

01 January 2005, 10:18 PM (

Compositing and effect...

01 January 2005, 04:32 PM
Giant space shrimps?:) Great idea and a really nice final - congrats and good luck!

01 January 2005, 04:37 PM
Hey Peakman,

Great job on finishing this. I like the image it has a cool feel to it. Sort of like the opposite of Dune ,instead of desert there in water.
Cool image:thumbsup: ,Good luck

01 January 2005, 08:27 AM
Your final image doesn't show right in the voting page might want to check it with the admin.

Good luck!

01 January 2005, 09:20 AM
Cool concept, nice sketches, amazing final pic!

01 January 2005, 12:47 PM
Thanks a lot for all the viewing, replies and comments for my image so far. I really enjoy this experience participating in this competition, and seeing all the great works from others artists all over the world!!!

And thanks for Gunilla's concern about my final image, and sorry about my confusing final image. It's actually the right one that I came up with at the last day, it's just the same image I post as my compositing image as well. But somehow when I'm submitting my image the final image shows up first so my compositing one shows as my last image updated.

Finally good luck to everyone in this competition and as someone said we are all winners already to have gone so far!!!

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