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11 November 2004, 07:26 PM
Michael Crinnion has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: Progress on "Earth" Ship - 2 (

And a view from behind.

All critique welcome and encouraged :)

11 November 2004, 07:44 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm a bit of a lurker on this forum. Hence the lck of posts. However, that doesn't mean I don't know my stuff though. I'm a product designer by trade and use 3D visiualisation everyday. This however will be my first personal artistic venture. Hopefully I can give you all a run for your money ;)

I'll be submitting my concept scetch just as soon as i've put some colour to it. :D

See you around.

11 November 2004, 10:41 PM (

Excuse the rather garish colouring but the pink glow is taken from my vision that the alien invaders are illuminescent, rather like the various sea creatures we have.

It's fairly obvious what's going on here, and although the idea may seem a little unoriginal it doesn't get much more epic. The main focus of the piece will be the mother ship and it's devestating attck on the planet below.

11 November 2004, 04:18 PM
Nice start Crin! May I suggest you angle the camera just slightly higher so that the spread of the attack fleet really sends the message. The presence of the satellite suggests that people watching TV are about to take a long break. :O Is the round element near the top of frame the mothership? I notice that it is spewing lums.

11 November 2004, 06:38 PM
I was thinking either a mothership type affair or a stargate/wormhole typr thing. Not sure. The satellite was really just to show the level of civilisation, i was thinking about putting in a few and trying to show something along the lines of the "cascade affect".

Thanks for your input.

11 November 2004, 09:35 PM (

Here's a profile of an early model attempt for the Earth Defender Ships

11 November 2004, 09:38 PM (

Another view on the Earth Defender Ship

I'm not sure why i've said Earth here because it wasn't my intention for the planet to actually be Earth, in fact I don't want it to be Earth... meh!

11 November 2004, 10:50 PM (

Ok, so i'm spending time on this when i find a chance, here's a bit of modeling work for the side guns of the earth ship.

11 November 2004, 12:09 AM
hey dude... i liekt hose ship shapes... nice start there buddy.. ur concept it also very catchy.. keep it up

11 November 2004, 11:10 AM
Thanks man, I'm doing my best to get this modeling done but I'm finding it hard to make time for it this week.

All and any suggestions/critique would be welcomed from such a talented community.

11 November 2004, 01:33 AM
Nice subtle curves on that ship - but let's see more! Interested in seeing what you're going to do with the "luminous sea creature" bit.

And yeah - it surely is hard to find the time. I'm wishing I was single and childless again - but only for the next two months!

11 November 2004, 05:35 PM
Looks good, nice designs for the spaceships, but I agree with the idea of changing the angle...its quite classic. Maybe with the 3D composition will look better...

PS: I also invite you to check my work (need critique aswell!!!)

11 November 2004, 05:41 PM
Hey. I've always loved the organic ship concept and it looks like you have a great start. Interesting concept on the "Earth" fighters too. I can't see a whole lot to criticize so I won't. :) I'm looking forward to seeing how everything turns out.

11 November 2004, 10:45 PM
Hi Michael. I like your concept idea and maybe your suggestion of the stargate/wormhole might make the composition more interesting. Good start on the modeling. I'll keep watching and good luck! :thumbsup: Claireabella

11 November 2004, 07:19 AM
Beautiful shapes on those ships - your design skills really show!
As for the image idea - I think if you make a really strong contrast between the pink selfilluminated alienships (can't wait to see those) and the satelite and earth being very realistic and "present" in time, it could make a very strong visual. Good luck!:thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 11:15 PM
Thanks for all your comments, hopefully tomorrow i will have an update on the "earth" ship and maybe some background story to go with the scene. :)

11 November 2004, 09:25 PM (

Ok, here's an update on the ship modelling, I know it's not alot but i'm really pushed for time this month, hopefully i'll get some more free time this next few weeks.

11 November 2004, 09:27 PM (

And a view from behind.

All critique welcome and encouraged :)

12 December 2004, 03:37 AM
And a view from behind.

All critique welcome and encouraged :)
Nothing to criticise, a fine model here. :thumbsup:

Wow another idea from your model, thanks.

12 December 2004, 06:52 AM
Hi Michael

Some really nice ship designs you have here, looking forward to seeing some more. :)

12 December 2004, 08:00 AM
Nice idea and very promising model. Nothing to crit yet:thumbsup: I'm waiting for next updates!
good luck man:bounce:

12 December 2004, 04:50 PM
Your "earth" ship design is quite original, like the clean model unlike mine. However youd better hurry up, time is running out for all of us in this challenge! :thumbsup: Goodluck!

01 January 2005, 08:59 PM
Hey Michael, hope you're going to find the time to do some more work on this! The modelling so far is great. Good luck. :thumbsup: Claireabella

01 January 2005, 09:57 AM
Unfortunatly, this is never gonna be finished. I just haven't had time. Here's to the next challenge. :shrug:

01 January 2005, 11:45 PM
Sorry to hear that, I am pressed for time myself here, so you in the next challenge! Peace!:thumbsup:

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