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Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 04:20 PM
Thomas Wendtner has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Modeling: God's Temple (

Ok... long time no update because I was very busy with tattooing.
Thanks for all your comments and hints.
Cleaned up the mesh a bit and added nostrils and wrinkles... still a lot of work to do!

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 04:27 PM
Ok,... now u can definitly call the nuthouse.:D

I actually entered a 3D challenge,... doh!
Ok last and first time I ever modeled something, is about 2 years ago. Well, lets say my knowledge of 3D is very limited. But what the heck, it's
a good laugh for you gurus...:wavey:

So,.. I'll come up with a concept soon.


Tommy Lee

PS: I will TRY to use Cinema 4d, wich I won a time ago. So here is the chance to give it a try:twisted:

11 November 2004, 07:18 PM
Good Luck Tommy!!:thumbsup:

Hope that your 3D challenge look like your 2D!!
Really good sketch!! Waiting to see what you will do in the 3D!!

Good work!!:buttrock:

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 08:46 PM (

Ok... Here is my concept. It's similar to my 2D Entry(Storywise)
"The Oldest stared at the temple. 3 glowing fingers were penetrating the sky. There it was, right in front of him... the sign.
>Soon they will be here.<,he thought. >Soon we'll be...<"
I kept it simple, so maybe I have the chance to finish it in time. I'll try my best...

11 November 2004, 08:53 PM
Great 2D Sketch! I like that, and would definitely like to see the 3D version... Dont worry, Ill do my best to help you in 3D problems...(although I use lightwave instead of cinema :eek: )
I will be watching your work!

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 10:24 PM
Thanks for your replies!:thumbsup:

@SuperXCM ( vbmenu_register("postmenu_1736872", true); : I'm happy if I can put 10% of my 2D-skills into 3D.:D

@Nikus: I can use any help I get, thanks for your support:thumbsup: And the app is not that important. I am a total noob in 3D so I need just help in the fundamentals. Same in every app...

Cheerz and till the next update


11 November 2004, 10:36 PM
hihihi, now that's interesting :D YOU making 3d!! ...why not? :thumbsup: I'm very curious how this'll come out! (Sketches are excellent though the composition is a little boring, maybe too symetric)

11 November 2004, 11:15 PM
wow that's espactacular, is beatiful.
i like your idea is very starwars very epic

keep going

11 November 2004, 11:59 PM
hahaha !!! man , u 5D too !!! yea !!

:bounce: :bounce:

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 05:00 AM (

Ok... had not much time to update, but here is the concept for the priest in the forground.
I hope I can start to model(or better try to) tonight or tomorow.
I'll comment on your replie later on, no time right now...

11 November 2004, 02:10 PM
going 3d huh? .............. :cool: :bounce: :bounce:

11 November 2004, 05:36 PM
good luck, this character looks like it should be tons of fun to model ;)

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 01:30 AM (

Ok... I choose to go another way, though I'll stick with the story.
I want to try to bring my wicked style to 3d because my 2D entry is quiet serious...
The models are easier also, what is very important for me because I've no expirience whatsoever.
So... here is the concept of the maincharacter!

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 01:37 AM
Thanks to all!

@coCoKNIght: Yeah... we'll see. And 'bout the composition: I change the whole thing anyway---last post.Thanks:thumbsup:

@melkao: Thanks. Hope you like my new idea too...

@Squibbit: We will try our best, right?:deal:

@flyingP: I try, I try. Using cinema too, so I hope I can get some help from you too.:)

@azazel: Yeha looks like fun, but to complicated for a noob like me. So I go for easier stuf and make it look more complicated,...?Doh!
Anyway thanks man.

See ya next update dudes and dudettes:D

11 November 2004, 08:39 AM
I love the second sketch, reminds me a bit of humpty for some reason....perhaps the eyes. As to any help with C4D, yeah just ask, assuming I know the answers myself :argh:

11 November 2004, 09:56 PM
Very nice character designe:eek: :applause:

11 November 2004, 10:07 PM
hey those are very cute looking charecters u gto there...thrubs up from me :thumbsup: best of luck man

11 November 2004, 10:16 PM
oh, I like beautiful picture your idea it continues this way.

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 05:34 AM (

Ok... here is the final concept of the Priests head. Details are missing, but I let them evolve while modeling, like tentacles or whatever... don't know yet:)

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 05:55 AM (

Ok... started modeling the priest.
That,s what I got so far. Shaded and Wire...

I know it doesn't look exactly like the sketch. But I don't want to fix on the exact looking. Just loose...

And thanks for the comments


Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 07:33 AM (

Another small update...

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 08:23 AM (

Another little update and 3 views...

11 November 2004, 08:34 AM
looks good!

some nice creaturs you have there... go on!

11 November 2004, 08:37 AM
nice start Tommy.
would have liked to have seen you go with the second design though :)

11 November 2004, 08:49 AM
Likeness is there. Now it's time to clean up the mesh a bit - there are few creases and bumps that should not be. This little tutorial/article was posted in modelling forum while ago, you may find it helpful (it's bit maya specific, but translate-able to other packages):
Or just check one of hte topology threads here on cgtalk.:thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 07:04 PM
So you're REALLY doing this?! :D ...and I'm enjoying it, looking great so far :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 08:01 PM
hey that forg is very nice...i like it

Tommy Lee
12 December 2004, 06:56 AM (

Ok... long time no update because I was very busy with tattooing.
Thanks for all your comments and hints.
Cleaned up the mesh a bit and added nostrils and wrinkles... still a lot of work to do!

Tommy Lee
01 January 2005, 10:22 AM
Sorry for not finishing. But I was very busy and had to finish my 2D Entry too.Anyway, thanks for your support. Good luck and best wishes to all of you:thumbsup:


Tommy Lee

01 January 2005, 10:30 AM
bah, there will be a next time...

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