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10 October 2002, 04:16 PM
Experimenting with nurbs & PS:

Here u'll find a bigger version of it. (

...and here is the site with 5 more images. (


10 October 2002, 05:49 PM
This is cool, I especially like lifeform 00683012 on the website - kinda like a futuristic space jelly fish.. speaking of the website, I really love the style with all the statics readouts and such.

This is great inspiration for me to code up some real-time gfx with a similar style.

Cool! :)


10 October 2002, 06:43 PM
Dude that's just kinda cool to look at. How did you texture it. I'd love to hear your process.

10 October 2002, 08:18 AM
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10 October 2002, 01:30 PM
Glad you like it :)

Actually the process is fairly simple.

The material is a blend with a falloff mask, both materials are of standard type, first with self illu on and electric material on diff (20), Opp(50) & bump(5) slots.
2nd mat is 100% self illu and have the same bitmap on diff, bump & displace (10) slots.

The form itself is straight modelling not something particular there.

10 October 2002, 07:04 PM
Comeon guys 500 views and only 3 posts? Anyone else?

10 October 2002, 07:24 PM
not that i can do that :eek:

but i think you should make it more structial

right now its just this blob sort of, make it more shapped. Like in final fantasy the movey. the spirit had a shape like tenticules


10 October 2002, 07:44 PM
thats really good stuff, like the website too

10 October 2002, 09:32 AM
Rason, thanks for your input., actually in this particular series i wanted that 'abstractness', that fusion between form and graphics.
Trust me it was far easier (and tempting i may add) to articulate the forms and form them more 'realistic', actually this will be the subject of the upcoming lifeforms II series. :)

10 October 2002, 07:48 PM
very cool! I have a new wallpaper!

10 October 2002, 08:06 PM
nice work, indeed very suitable as my next wallpaper ;)

reminds me of final fantasy: the spirit within

inspirated by it, maybe?

10 October 2002, 03:47 PM
Thanks guys! :)

Nevermore, not exactly, at least in the conception period. During the texturing proccess i noticed a slight resemblance, i 'll experiment more towards it someday in the near future...

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