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VladPascanu
11 November 2004, 09:14 PM
Vlad Pascanu has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/grandspaceopera/view_entries.php?challenger=5221)

Latest Update: Final Image: final final image
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106126292_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106126292_large.jpg)

it s done

VladPascanu
11 November 2004, 09:47 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1100468852_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1100468852_large.jpg)

good luck to all
don t know if i got a good ideea but ...
here it is
i recently saw (again) 2001, and i just keep remembering 2 images : the face o Keir Dullea (the movie wallpaper) and that cosmic ballet of spaceships floating on music.
hard to describe
now , i want to make an astronaut amazed by the beauty of what he sees (cosmic event,maybe a sunrise ...), the reflection on his helmet showing the spaceships ballet...

bRuNuShky
11 November 2004, 01:42 AM
I think that your idea is interesting and would become a great image... a beauty and pacefull escene may be...showing as you say a "the spaceships ballet"

Good Luck And see you

VladPascanu
11 November 2004, 10:20 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1100600450_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1100600450_large.jpg)

sketch_2

VladPascanu
11 November 2004, 10:24 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1100600656_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1100600656_large.jpg)

sketch_3

taz23
11 November 2004, 12:09 PM
Bravo omule! Imi place idea.

Great job so far! Keep it up!

MickW
11 November 2004, 12:17 PM
Top notch sketching!
I hope you can capture the same sort of style when you take it to 3D

Daniel-McMillan
11 November 2004, 04:49 PM
i recently saw (again) 2001, and i just keep remembering 2 images : the face o Keir Dullea (the movie wallpaper) and that cosmic ballet of spaceships floating on music.
hard to describe now , i want to make an astronaut amazed by the beauty of what he sees (cosmic event,maybe a sunrise ...), the reflection on his helmet showing the spaceships ballet...

I can so relate to your inspiration. The first time I watched 2001, I did a poster of all the ships
and graphic imagry as well! So interesting that after all these years, it continues to inspire.
Welcome to this challenge, and looking forward to seeing which direction the inspiration leads you. (http://cosmicorigins.com/sci-fi-treasures/chapter1/pages/2001-discovery_9.htm)

-DM

VladPascanu
11 November 2004, 09:04 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1100725457_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1100725457_large.jpg)

making the spacestation
nurbs & poly

VladPascanu
11 November 2004, 09:07 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1100725619_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1100725619_large.jpg)

quick texturing
hmm...too quick

roctavian
11 November 2004, 11:19 PM
Bombeu
Vlad, I like all your sketches. The shape for the space station is very beautifull.
Don`t know about the texture. A morereflective surface it will be a good option, I suppose.
Considering the previous challange, I`m sure you`ll find the best solution. :thumbsup:
The hole concept idea is really nice. :bounce:
Keep up the good work dude !! :thumbsup:
Toate cel bune si multa bafta ( ca inspiratie si idei, vad ca ai) !! :applause:

Teapot-7
11 November 2004, 04:47 AM
That's a remarkable space station shape - very effective.

hydrocell
11 November 2004, 03:12 PM
yeh, i really like the space station as it is.. it's such a unique shape, look forward to seeing the next stage!

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 02:41 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105195315_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105195315_large.jpg)

i didn t have time to post (school,job...)
but i realy want to finish this challenge.
i started to model the astronaut's helmet
subd and nurbs

PeterSanitra
01 January 2005, 02:53 PM
The sketches are realy professional work.

visualact
01 January 2005, 03:07 PM
Yeah Yeah Go for it baybe......weldone:thumbsup:

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 10:30 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105223412_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105223412_large.jpg)

small update

sandu22
01 January 2005, 05:29 AM
Bravo Vlade. Waiting to see the next step. With the reflection you can play alot, from symbols point of view [crucifix?]..goo ideea & work.

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 10:40 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105310455_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105310455_large.jpg)

final camera angle(i think)

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 10:46 PM
i really need to improve my english skills
"final camera angle(i think)" took 2 min to write
and that s not funny
i can t think in english



many thanks for c&c

taavi
01 January 2005, 09:19 AM
Really good modelling!
English is not my native language too, and its really painful to try to write any comments in english while U have modelled all day&night long.
Just one remark-the area of helmets glass surface-is this enough big to reflect the spaceships & stuff?
Ps. 2001 rocks :buttrock:

loading
01 January 2005, 10:41 AM
bravo omule, iti urmaresc lucrarile tale inca de cand postai la inceput pe VA...
nu am pentru tine decat laude si incurajari...

Goog work bombeu, clean meshes as usual. The concept is awesome.
Question: u use nurbs for modelling?

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 03:51 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105372316_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105372316_large.jpg)

update

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 11:04 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105398256_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105398256_large.jpg)

taavi you were right
i modified the helmet
at print rez it s ok
loading mersi
ce nick ai pe VA?
nurbs & subd it depends
i have to hurry if i want to finish in time so i use whatever modeling tools for a certain object just to build as fast as i can
i really like nurbs but poly modeling is faster

taavi
01 January 2005, 12:12 AM
U are Nurb-master :)
I am still polymodeller-too stupid for nurbs :(
I think the helmet is just fine now!
I really hope U manage to finish before deadline
Good luck!

:bounce:

eatbug
01 January 2005, 02:06 AM
love your model and your concept!yes, professional sketches.
admire you!:thumbsup:

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 11:11 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105657869_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105657869_large.jpg)

test render
i just wanted to get the right colours
textures will come and some detailed modeling
the left hand looks bad,iknow

taavi
01 January 2005, 11:38 PM
U are in the right course! Hurry up :)

Eratrioch
01 January 2005, 01:22 AM
Nice concept and modeling . Go for it man ! Can't wait for the final .

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 03:51 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105761103_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105761103_large.jpg)

hdri just for test

visualact
01 January 2005, 06:05 AM
nice .....do u have any resorce for hdri i can seee.....:bounce:

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 02:20 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105842054_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1105842054_large.jpg)

3 or 4 textures to make
hdri just for test

monsitj
01 January 2005, 03:29 AM
wow ! great texture and lighting! one thing is the reflection of glass ! it's reflect home window, or your astronaut is in his house? good luck !

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 03:33 AM
hello monsitj
i was just testing my textures
i will change the hdri

cgkrusty
01 January 2005, 04:39 AM
The reflection was already mentioned... I think you need to look at the fabric of the suit, what is it made of? Right now it just feels like a plain grey lambert material.

Love the detail on the helmet!

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 11:11 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106003514_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106003514_large.jpg)

nothing special
just 2 area lights
no gi no fg

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 11:22 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106004148_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106004148_large.jpg)

8 hours of rendering
i need more ram

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 11:25 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106004333_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106004333_large.jpg)

kitch?

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 11:36 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106004969_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106004969_large.jpg)

and the final image
i m not satisfied with it but...
next time
sorry for not having community interaction but i ve been very busy
thanks for c&c,good luck

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 11:50 PM
oh no
i uploaded a wrong image as my final entry(jpeg)

arturro
01 January 2005, 11:55 PM
upload next one:) the last uploaded is importand:) but it looks amazing anyway

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 12:06 AM
link to my final not so green image
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-1/933633/pascanuvladbombeufinal.jpg

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 12:15 AM
please follow the link
the image posted as final image IS NOT THE FINAL ONE

arturro
01 January 2005, 12:18 AM
I think they closed the entries to early and will give some extra time for the uploads. Anyway, great work done here! I wish you best and see you on the next challenge:twisted:

vrf
01 January 2005, 12:45 AM
wow, beautiful render. Make sure you submit this for Expose 3 consideration. I'd love to see the high-res version on paper.

Vance

taavi
01 January 2005, 12:56 PM
I think U made brilliant job! And You made it with considerable short time! :thumbsup:

visualact
01 January 2005, 01:42 PM
no men nice job you did it in short time and nice render....:thumbsup:

blackdragoncg
01 January 2005, 01:59 PM
Very cool image you have finished with i think ! :thumbsup: I have also been very busy recently try not to feel to bad about not getting around the forum too much. I have found it very difficult to surf around being on dailup just takes soooooo long to do anything! Tonight is the fastest i have ever experienced surfing here! Everyone must be in bed! he he

Well good luck to you.
Kind Regards
blackdragon

adel3d
01 January 2005, 05:14 PM
I really liked this work but I wonder if it can ve compatible with the subject.However undoutedly you are a great artist.:applause:
Good luck!

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 09:18 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106126292_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5221/5221_1106126292_large.jpg)

it s done

arturro
01 January 2005, 09:20 AM
Yes this one is better! Really amazing work. My congratulations. I wish you best and see you on the next challenge, with next ass-kicking stuff:twisted:

taavi
01 January 2005, 09:10 AM
hey! This is really realistic :) Excellent textures! Bravo :applause:

jarvetu
01 January 2005, 09:20 AM
Nice details and textures, good work!

DevilHacker
01 January 2005, 07:05 PM
You have most definitely the best entry in the contest. I have already voted for you and I hope that you will come out victorious.
Also, I look forward to more of your work on CGTalk.
-Good luck and have a good day, DevilHacker

Squibbit
01 January 2005, 07:54 PM
it s done

it's cool :cool:

ArtisticVisions
01 January 2005, 07:55 PM
Wow, very nice job (wish I could've come across this sooner). My only thought is the background behind the figure may have too much grain to it.
This one definately deserves a top spot on the list. :)

warthog
01 January 2005, 02:50 AM
Looks Great 5 out a 5 for me, just one question, why is it burry in the back ground and the reflection in the helmet in clear. I think you could clear the blurryness. and make light reflections on the left side were the space suit light is. Great Work

Martypt
01 January 2005, 04:13 AM
I really liked this work but I wonder if it can ve compatible with the subject.However undoutedly you are a great artist.:applause:
Good luck!

Agreed.It seems off subject,not at all grand enough.It will probbaly hurt it's chances,But still one of my favorites,It's just real nice.:thumbsup:

arturro
01 January 2005, 08:05 AM
Agreed.It seems off subject,not at all grand enough.It will probbaly hurt it's chances,But still one of my favorites,It's just real nice.:thumbsup:

In my opinion it's a bigger grand space opera than many other works here. Take a look... I understand it tis way: an astronaut(human) works on a space station in far future. In his helmet you cen see an alien reflected. First contact with aliens is for me a grand space opera:) It would be better noticeable if the helmet's glass was more transparent, and some astonished man's face would be seen. Well, at least that is how I interprete this piece of art.

ArtisticVisions
01 January 2005, 02:01 PM
It would be better noticeable if the helmet's glass was more transparent, and some astonished man's face would be seen. Well, at least that is how I interprete this piece of art.
Nah, I like it just fine without seeing the face: gives it a sense of mystery and drama. ;)

VladPascanu
01 January 2005, 01:29 AM
thanks for your critiques
some explanations
i only had 2 days for texturing 1day for rendering 1/2 for compositing
my fault
the face of the astronaut was modeled but it took too much to texture
the background does not match the reflection
my mistake
wanted the helmet/reflection to appear bigger in the final img but then i had to make bigger textures = render time up
soft shadows not so soft
not enough details
......
bottom line i really wanted to finish the challenge with a decent image

again thanks

Squibbit
01 January 2005, 01:37 AM
Now I remember you from machine flesh ! great designs even then, and
you knew exactly what would have made this pic better, if you'd had the
time... dude... :thumbsup:

i think u gonna be somewhere around top 5 in this one , all the best to you in the
future

Squibbit
02 February 2005, 03:28 PM
:surprised

nuff said

gonna take this as wallpaper as special honours :D
there really were so many good entries tho... I might have
been forced to give an extra 15 honorary mentions...

good work and better luck next time:thumbsup:

VladPascanu
02 February 2005, 10:30 PM
thanks
good luck to you too

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