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grayspace
12 December 2004, 02:33 AM
Gray Hamilton has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/grandspaceopera/view_entries.php?challenger=5446)

Latest Update: Modeling: Color & Value Testing
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1103003777_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1103003777_large.jpg)

Here are some preliminary color and value tests, so I can make some decisions on how the modeling will progress.

mmoir
12 December 2004, 02:43 AM
Gray,
Welcome to the contest, good luck with whatever you do.
Mike
My GSO entry
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=180886

grayspace
12 December 2004, 05:08 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1102568899_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1102568899_large.jpg)

Brain, hand, a marker, and some highlighters do the trick.

This is my first challenge here...I wish I had known about it sooner, but I will give it my best shot.

My concept is the advent of "Magravel" (Magno-Gravitational-Electro) technology that enables humankind to travel efficiently and swiftly throughout the universe. Much like the advent of seafaring technology, this moment is pivotal to the future of our civilization. This moment occurs, however, on the oceans of intergalactic space.

This feat of space flight brings about a new age for humanity...an age of exploration, discovery and expansion like never before.

And, of course, the astronaut at this moment becomes a legend in space flight...a hero of generations to follow.

With this moment, I hope to capture the essence of one of humankinds most significant accomplishments and convey the feelings of awe, pride and inspiration that such an event would bring.

grayspace
12 December 2004, 05:12 AM
Gray,
Welcome to the contest, good luck with whatever you do.
Mike
My GSO entry
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=180886

Thank you and the same to you.
Gray

Daniel-McMillan
12 December 2004, 05:01 PM
Brain, hand, a marker, and some highlighters do the trick.

Hi Gray,

I see the marker, a hand, and some highlights - but where's the brain? LOL - j/k
This looks interesting. Welcome to the challenge! I'll be watching you. Thanks for your
comments about my entry.

-DM

Lelantos
12 December 2004, 06:41 PM
hey Gray welcome to the challenge good luck and have fun:thumbsup:

nice concept story looks good

grayspace
12 December 2004, 05:37 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1102657068_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1102657068_large.jpg)

Scanned initial concept sketch into Photoshop to further develop the idea.

Magravel ship in foreground traveling towards a large, spirally, ring-type galaxy.

Tools used in Pshop:
Brushes, Free Transform, Custom Shapes, Various Filters, Layer Styles and Opacity changes.

Derferic
12 December 2004, 02:21 PM
Thanks Gray, I have the impression that there will be a lot of difficulties to create this picture then good luck!

Derf.

grayspace
12 December 2004, 03:23 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1102951391_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1102951391_large.jpg)

Used Illustrated Mockup image to begin modeling in MAX. Now have rough models of ship, the pilot and the galaxy.

grayspace
12 December 2004, 05:26 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1103002007_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1103002007_large.jpg)

Worked on the cockpit a bit further and also did some preliminary lighting for studying the shapes and values of the model.

grayspace
12 December 2004, 05:50 AM
A little info on the technology of the Magravel propulsion system:

Using the concept of magnetism as a metaphor, the way the magnet both attracts and repels, depending on the rotation of the magnets poles...apply this concept to the force of gravity instead.

The Magravel system is able to "tune" in to the gravitational and electromagnetic signatures of any object within the known universe and using this attraction/repulsion principle, can propel the ship by slinging to, around and from these gravitational forces. Another metaphor would be the way Spiderman casts webs onto buildings as he travels through the city.

The ship powered by Magravel starts off by analyzing the gravitational signatures of the surrounding moons, planets, stars, etc. Then depending on which direction you are traveling the system adjusts the attraction/repulsion among and between the objects to move the ship towards your destination.

The movement is fluid and the speed is gradual but very swift. Most importantly, this revolutionary propulsion system is ultra efficient, and utilizes solar and magnetic energy to power the system processes.

grayspace
12 December 2004, 05:52 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1103003533_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1103003533_large.jpg)

Worked on the cockpit a bit further and also did some preliminary lighting for studying the shapes and values of the model.

grayspace
12 December 2004, 05:56 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1103003777_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/5446/5446_1103003777_large.jpg)

Here are some preliminary color and value tests, so I can make some decisions on how the modeling will progress.

M477
12 December 2004, 05:50 PM
I like your idea very much! The ship is coming on well. I know you haven't really gone into the texturing design yet, but I'm already picturing a very decorated ship with flags and wording adorning the hull as it will have so much historical value (am I on the right lines?)!

Looking forward to seeing more posts!

Aethyrprime
12 December 2004, 08:27 PM
Very interesting concepts. I am hoping to see this project finish on time. Could have some real potential here.

grayspace
12 December 2004, 07:31 PM
I regret to announce that I will have to drop out of the Space Opera Challenge.

I found out about the challenge and entered too late, not realizing the amount of work that would need to be done to compete with such amazing artists that are here.

I appreciate all of your comments, suggestions and encouragement and I will try to keep up with the challenge and the forums.

I will be watching for the next CG Networks challenge to enter.

Thanks,
Gray

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