View Full Version : TERRA GENETRIX - A Collaborative Science Fiction and Future Project

07 July 2005, 08:04 AM

This project is supposed to become the biggest sci-fi/ future epos in history.
I am talking about something as big as STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SG-1, BABYLON 5 AND ANDROMEDA together.


TERRA GENETRIX (latin .> Mother Earth) is the first time to try to show how humans could evolve in the next 100 years in the opinion of a (hopefully) international team of designers and is supposed to be the base for Design Studies, Movies, Books, ,Comics and Computer Games about following ( but not limited to):

Space Exploration
Life on Earth in 2100
War Scenes from the 3rd WW
Intergalactic fights with evil alien races
In the 20 years of the 3rd World War about 60% of Earth's population got killed through A, B or C Weapons

In 2090, the leaders of the nations realized, that no one really can win a war like this and made for the first time in history an international peace treaty, which every single country on this planet signed.

While the nations were trying to rebuild our civilisation , 3 gigantic Spaceships entered our Solar System .
Afraid, but fascinated, the humans welcomed those ships and established contact.
Those Aliens, which called themself Ska'Lux, told us that they were observing our species for now 15000 years and thought that the Homo Sapien was finally on a level in evolution where he was ready for interstellar contacts.

The Ska'Lux helped rebuilding our world and shared technology with us, after this they departed again for their home planet.

We write now 2100 A.D. and are in the preperations for the new century and a new era

of unity and adventures.

The I.C. TERRA GENETRIX starts her journey as the first interstellar Flyer in history of Mankind. With her 2000 men strong Crew , her Mission is to establish political contact to foreign species in a peaceful way
(Do you want to bet that there are species in space who just have no interest in talking?)

Project Aims:
Short Term :

Development of a Design of our Society in 90 years
Design of Human and Alien Technology
Creating a 30 sec to 2 min long short to build a fanbase
launching of a website
Long Term:

Transforming into a solid for profit corp.
Development of Full Feature Movie (Movie with Actors and CFX)
Development of Television series


If you want to help, we are looking for :

3D Artists
2D Artists
Concept Designers
Web Designers
and so on

Basically we can need everybody, no matter what you can do.

If you are interested in helping post here or write an e-mail to


Currently involved:
Markus Vogel , Director

THX upfront



07 July 2005, 08:48 AM
Just found out i forgot to put something in here:( One of the Main things):


The Centurions are the Earth's only military force.
They combine Police,Military, Navy, Marines and Air-Force and Space Marines.
They have everything from Hover Tanks ( which are mainly used for Troop transport) to Copters over to Space Carriers.

Through their wide range of operational fields, they have many different vehicles and armors and uniforms.

( Some concept drawings already exist)
The next lines are just a small
Creatures and Persons:
Space Centurion, Armor
Space Centurion Captain, Uniform
High Council Member, Female
Mean Ugly Aliens (Don't have a name yet for them. lol)

Vehicles/Ships/etc.:( for alien races and humans, different ships of course)
Small Copter
Hover Tank
Scout ship
Small fighter
Big Carrier
Star cruiser
Space Station
Ska'Lux Ship

Scout Bot
Mechanic bot
Spider bot

(To be continued)



07 July 2005, 06:28 PM


07 July 2005, 06:49 PM
This sounds pretty interesting. Check my sig and let me know if you would like my help. I am most skilled at modeling right now but I am learning to animate as that is what i would prefer to do. Just let me know.

07 July 2005, 06:55 PM
I was just thinking about deleting this thread and you answer.

Because we are in the beginnings of this project you can do whatever you would like to do

A few more ppl and this thing can really work

What would you like to do?

I saw your basic Human, this model qould be perfect for a standard citizen( you know those guys you use to fill pics of buildings and cities)




07 July 2005, 09:43 PM
I would like to model characters & props and once I get some practice at animating I would love to give that a go too.

I am not a concept artist though so I would need concepts.

07 July 2005, 10:00 PM
I Just gonna scan in the Concept Art for the Ska'Lux later .

The main part with modelling them, is the head and their neck because everything else is covered in long coat ( so you don't need this much body details maybe just a rough body and then their hands a little more detailed)

I post in about 2 hours

07 July 2005, 09:31 AM

I am working rigth now on my first short film, which is based in the future (year 2105), so maybe I can help you modeling some characters and stuff, and animating some of them. Till the end of the year I do not have enough time but, let me know if I can help you....

Best regards.
Dario Sanchez.

07 July 2005, 10:10 PM
This sounds cool, I'd like to help.

07 July 2005, 11:20 PM
my bad for the douple post

07 July 2005, 08:17 PM
First of all:

I like to welcome all of you to yhis project.
I am really glad that so many are interested and looking forward to work with you.

I am sorry for not posting the concept art this weekend but i had to replace my scanner this morning because my old one decided not to cooperate anymore.

But a new week, a new scanner .

Ok what we have to decide first is following ...where to begin?

We can first start with the Centurions and their ships and weapons
or we start with designing the world

I would love to decide this democratic, so guys tell me your opinions what you would like to do first?

Another Idea would be splitting in smaller groups and different development departments, what would allow us to increase a production rate about 25%.

Would like to know your guys opinion about those questions before we start.

07 July 2005, 01:44 PM
I say lets get started with the centurions and their ships.

My 2c. Talk to you later.

07 July 2005, 07:13 PM
That setting seems to provide some interesting stuff to design...
I'd like to help with the concept art.

07 July 2005, 09:19 PM

Welcome on Board

I would say the Ships and the Centurions first

Smili write to my addy: and tell me what you would like to design and i send you a List

to everyone else

The first Concept Drawings are going to be up this weekend

See ya

07 July 2005, 07:29 PM
Oh by the way we still could need more people, have enough work for

08 August 2005, 04:07 PM
hi marcus,

you still need more people?? Iīm in...!!

08 August 2005, 04:33 PM
I'd like to do the web-design...
have you got a server or something like this?

08 August 2005, 03:31 AM
Hey man whats up? I sent you an e-mail, and I thought I would also leave a note in the board, I would love to do some of the Vehicular Moddeling(If Thats a word) and just drop me a line if you want to see some of my current work

08 August 2005, 09:07 AM
perhaps he doesn't want to have more peolple?

08 August 2005, 09:51 PM
hey guys i'm new to it all and hope for a good "field" learning experience.

just finishing up a course in Maya and wanted to get out there and practice like mad and actual goal could help me immensly.

i find i'm pretty good with texturing as long as i hace all the tools needed ^^

so let me know if you guys could use a newb under ur belts or not :P

have a good one and btw this project sounds freakin cool! :P

08 August 2005, 02:11 PM
Hi there buddy.....

I would like to koin the project, if thats no prob. with you. My area of specialisation is modelling and am right now going full tilt into character rigging.

08 August 2005, 07:09 PM
No use wasting your time with applications... The guy vanished just a few days after making this thread. He hasn't replied in my email either though I'm supposedly in the team. I hate this kind of "projects" XP

08 August 2005, 04:50 AM
You know we could carry on with this project, I don't mean completely take it away from him, but just do what we can while he's not here, we could come up with various ship designs, unless someone has them and moddel them

08 August 2005, 03:50 PM
Nah, looks like he probably never comes back and the story belongs to him after all... And even if he miraculously returns, I at least wouldn't care to be in a team whose leader is this irresponsible.

But well, I guess we could make this a thread for drawing ufos just for the heck of it if we just don't get our hopes up too much about them ever being used. =)

08 August 2005, 03:03 AM
If you guys are really intrested in some sci-fi colabs you should look into some of the others like Aegis and stuff, which I have to say has some of the best concept artist and modelers out there (besides me of course I'm just used to make thier models look better). Also after reading this story and his goals they seem very similar to Aegis anyway except the year has change from 2100 to 2375.

08 August 2005, 03:49 PM
i'd love to get into another colab if i could but i'm still QUITE new to most of this stuff i was just trying to get my foot in the door so to speak :P

well thanks guys might be fun just to mess around with some UFO ideas like the other guy said :P make some little green men hehe

09 September 2005, 09:45 PM

Ok, I am back
Thanx to Katrina my whole Net crashed down and I just got it up again and before KATRINA I was't home for a few weeks.

LOKI nice to have somebody like you on my team! THX for backin' me!!!
SMULI-- This project is alive and well and so am I

Ok GUYS who still is with me on this thing WELCOME!
To everybody that didn't get response per e-mail, sorry my account was messed up

I load up a few gfx this weekend so lets get this thing started!


09 September 2005, 02:43 AM
Nice, to Have you back Timetraveller, so as you said, lets get this started I can't wait to see some of the stuff

09 September 2005, 02:51 PM
I'd like to get involved in modeling. Please contact me to let me know the info!

09 September 2005, 08:01 PM
Can I Join . would be a very nice
Im a skilled 3D modellor and Also draw 2D+ doing concepts
And I can do websites and programming stuff. (html - php (beginner) asp (advanced)
Im doing the 3D in 3ds max...
Nice project hope i can join :P my email and msn is

09 September 2005, 11:18 PM
greendog and denntanos welcome aboard.
It's always nice to see more people that are interested in this project.
I still have to upload the files.

Ok so the following things are going to be done within the next 4 weeks:
Build a website
Create the Logos for the Organizations
Accumulate Concept arts and design the first 3d modells

Whoever wants to make concept art or design something without concept art should write me per e-mail.

I also would like if we could design a teaser before x-mas

So see you later

09 September 2005, 11:24 AM
Ok, I am back
Thanx to Katrina my whole Net crashed down and I just got it up again and before KATRINA I was't home for a few weeks.
Sorry about my ramblings then, I just got the idea of someone enthusiasticly posting their idea and forgetting about the whole thing in a couple of days, and a month is a long time to wait. But you did have a good reason for your absence so once again, sorry about it.

If you want to I can send you specs to and you can try on your own a few designs
If we'll be starting with Centurion designs I'd like to have a go at some of their armor/clothing.

09 September 2005, 11:28 PM
hey man ide love to help, im in full time school right now, but i have nothing to do in my free time, i can do mostly anything, draw, model, texture, rig, im descent with animation but it isn't my stron point, let me know if i could be of some help!

feel free to email me

09 September 2005, 05:52 AM
just like celmury i'm a full time student but have lots of free time that i'm not using wisely lol. I'd be more than happy to help if you need someone to model or animate.


09 September 2005, 10:27 AM
I am also interested in joining this project.

My mail is and I'd be interested in helping with pretty much anything I can get my hands onto.

09 September 2005, 05:17 AM
Ok, I'd like to go for an animatic style similar to "Final Fantasy:The Spirits Within" as that make the real life events more realistic happening in 2100.

I also rate it's a good topic to do CG on as it is such a broad topic and one can be as creative as they please as nothing from that time period has even been invented.

First things first, we need to get a website up so we can get some order and organisation.
Would everybody involved in this project please mail me with their name, address and what they'll be doing. then we can build up a base/mailing list on the information.

This way we'll also be able to know what we're missing when it comes to work.

09 September 2005, 11:11 AM
ok, it does rather look like nothing's happening here..
If this thread's not happening then why's it still here?

09 September 2005, 04:15 PM
has timetraveler e-mailed u?

09 September 2005, 06:47 PM
hey timetraveller and the other guys.

I'd like to take part in this project as a 3d artist, too.
It could become pretty cool if everything's done right.

I just sent an email to you, timetraveller.

best wishes,

09 September 2005, 04:53 AM
the-carrier03, yeah, timetraveller sent me an email, apparrently he's ready and on a mission, but personally I don't see anything so I'm a tad sceptical..

Welcome aboard everyone else!

There might be a slight delay in this project, so just hang-ten everybody!

timetraveller should be in here sometime soon to give an update!


09 September 2005, 11:41 AM
ok... and now ?

What have to be done?

I mean... are there lists of things which are still not done ?
Or are these things somehow distributed to the team-members ?

09 September 2005, 04:50 AM
ok... and now ?

What have to be done?

I mean... are there lists of things which are still not done ?
Or are these things somehow distributed to the team-members ?

Exan, nothing has really been made yet for this project, everyone's just waiting around because the story belongs to timetraveller so we can't really carry on with anything until he shows himself again.

I'm willing to start on stuff tho!
I think it's be a cool proj to do with all the guys and gals in here right now!

09 September 2005, 11:21 AM
hm yea.
I agree with you akiara -

Timetraveller wrote me a short mail, so he is still alive ;)

I think we should wait a bit....

best regards,

09 September 2005, 03:53 PM
Where do i sign up.
I am interested very interested.
I've read the message so far but I want to know more bout whats happening.

You guy mind moving over for one more person???

Contact me : so i can send some things i've been thinking bout.


09 September 2005, 09:23 PM
i haven't really read the storyborad yet :) i've been reading lots of collaborative team projects' storyboards so..plz dont mind

erm...have u got any sketches of the models or something?

09 September 2005, 11:52 AM
Welcome guys!

There's always space for more help when it comes to something of this magnatude!

3d_guru, there are no sketches or anything of the sort that I know of yet.
Please read the latest thread replies as to what's happening with this project.

If you are however interested then post a reply stating your details if you havn't already.
That way we can keep a clear picture of all the members and all the tasks that need to be completed, or in this case, started.


09 September 2005, 04:26 PM
so, details? i do stuff in maya (i do best at modeling vehicles, buildings...something non-organic). photoshop aswell...i just don't do texturing lately cuz i'm fed up with it for now.

some drawings of building models would be nice. it's important, it wouldn't be good if each modeler would model stuff in different style. the centurions need to have some features or markings that will make them easy to be recognised. afterall, every species have their own technology and style, neh?

just out of curiosity, may i know how old is the project leader? just curious nothing else. have you got a lot of experience in modeling stuff and all?

09 September 2005, 05:06 PM
My name is Bill I have short Brown hair and I like long walks on the b..... oh wait..... heh wrong details.

I'm really a good modeler, as far as other aspects of 3D...I can do them, just not as strong as modeling. I'm up for a good challenge nonetheless. Well, anyways, that's about it with me.

09 September 2005, 10:58 PM
Ok I need everybody of you guys that really wants to be on this team to write me an email in which he states name, location, messenger, email and which field of work he wants to have.
As soon as I have the names I will send all people signed up a list and I will asign the individual tasks to each single person.
From there on, when the team is structured, we will do following steps in this order:
-Design Logos
-Agree on first projects and set schedule
-set up a website with a integrated restricted acces area
-design and post concept art
-design 3d art

I have to admit I am deeply pleasured by the big response on my original thread
This is all so far!

Peace and Out

09 September 2005, 05:17 AM
welcome back timetraveller :thumbsup:

I'm going to be creating a TG Newsletter called the TGN (appropriate isn't it?!?!)

If anyone has anything they'd like to put in any of the upcoming editions, please contact me with the details.

09 September 2005, 09:50 AM
timetraveller, that's impossible! why? in your settings you've set not to receive emails from members :p

09 September 2005, 11:33 AM
For those of you that're having problems sending mail to timetraveller, send to

and now you know

09 September 2005, 04:12 PM
The email thing was my mistake:
As Akiara mentioned:

Peace and Out

10 October 2005, 12:05 AM
I just did an exemple for how the website can look..
Just tell me if u dont like it...
I know it is some bugs example the extra dot in ".:HOME:."

Oh I got it fixed.. and here u can see the result in the real resolution too :P

10 October 2005, 12:37 PM
denntanos: i dunno how about the rest of ppl, but i can't open the webpage. all i get is a pile of scrambled letters. looks cool though, like an alien manuscript :)

10 October 2005, 04:10 PM
hm.. I checked that.. and i cant see the first one liked u said some type of alien / matrix code

but heres the picture direct viewed

10 October 2005, 11:17 AM
hm. nice design... but it's a bit too grey, isn't it ?



hmmmmm sounds good...

10 October 2005, 12:17 PM
you saw signs like these

thats because your browser couldn't parse the PNG file correctly. So it simply displayed the image data. Happend to me too...
In order to be able to see the imagefile you should download the file to your computer and open it there.

But denntanos already put it into cgtalk... so forget it.

10 October 2005, 02:16 PM
Some additional things about homepage... and team constellation
we could make a start-page where users will be able to choose between flash or html version.


We should make a list of team-members and what each of us has to do first....

10 October 2005, 03:40 PM
I've made an update of the webpage-design. and added a logo.

What do you think about it ??

best wishes,

10 October 2005, 07:02 PM
Hey Exan,
Ok I really like this Design much more than your last one.
Still I have to suggestions for changes what I would like to see .
1.I am going to send you a Logo or I will post a 2D Drawing that somebody can give a little more depth and we will use that as logo.
2.lighten the Menu bar up a bit please, give it a more steril look like a apple look, a liitle more rounded on the edges
3. I love the translumicent panels but can we change the color to a more kinda blue glow?
They are just to dark for the background. They should be really lighter,look more like a blue glass screen thing.

But man i really love this in comparison to your first Design!!
If you could try those changes I suggested , it would be great.
But man two Thumps up for your hard work.

To the rest of you:
I am still missing Information emails:
I need your name,email,age,messenger and your location ( because of timezone)
and of course your desired field of work.

I thank you guys


10 October 2005, 07:32 PM
Hey timetraveller,

yeah- I'll change the points you've suggested in about an hour.

I had a pretty cool idea...
We could make a startpage where the visitor can choose between flash and html version.
And in the flash-version, the panels will reflect the mouse-coursor as it would be wet glass.

Another question...
Should I add another background? Like a nightsky with stars ? ... Nearly invisible... only because this stupid grey doesn't look very good in my opinion.

to point 1.)
Maybe someone other could make it ( I won't steal an others' job )...
... appropriate to the website colors/shapes, and transmit it to me.
Who makes the website now denntanos, others, me ?

to point 2.)
apple look ? Apple as operating system "Mac OSX", or the fruit "apple" :D ?

But I know what you mean... It's changed now.

to point 3.)
read above....

ok- i'll continue working now....

till later.

10 October 2005, 09:25 PM
mhm yep.

another update.

I tried to change the things as you said.

10 October 2005, 10:13 PM

I really like it!!!

The website is really good.
Concerning Background.... out a Black bgr in.
As soon as we have the logo you can replace it and put a bigger image of teh logo , barely visible, behind the main panel.

Exan you are doing an awesome job! Keep it up man!

Peace and Out

10 October 2005, 05:21 AM
It's remarkable, I'm away for 1 weekend and when I get back you guys have got webdesigns and everything!
Very nice ppl.

Keep it up!

10 October 2005, 11:24 AM
hi akiara, welcome back.

How many people take part in this project now ?

10 October 2005, 02:46 PM
thnx Exan! :)

not sure hey!
seems to be quite a bit!

still havn't received any lists or anything from timetraveller tho..

10 October 2005, 05:58 PM
ahh.. Ur stealing my text :P eh no problem :P
The problem is the copyright text ... Is that allowed if not everybody have a
licesense at their software?
I mean if u have a downloaded program by maya ?

10 October 2005, 06:01 PM
About who is doing the website ?? I think that is u.. But u havent started when
I did it so .. thats why i did it :P
Just to make this project starting :P
Are u able to code ? or should i do that ?

10 October 2005, 07:38 PM
I'm sorry for the miscoordination. As you have seen somebody else is already working on the website. Yet I do appreciate your work.

10 October 2005, 07:50 PM
I dont now if this is appriciated but..
Not alot working right now but the coding is working well..
The best resolution to drive this website in is..
and the text in Small or Smallest..
Some of this is just temporary.. The website was done between I was posting
the last message and this message :P And it is easy to do changes.

10 October 2005, 08:33 PM

We could make the website together. Lets talk about it in msn.
And about the resolution... I don't think that we need any specific resolutions above 1024x768
Because the page itself will never be resized. Only the grey background....
well... ->msn.


10 October 2005, 01:38 PM
how are the sketch artists doing their work? any progress, i'm very anxious about starting to do some work.

10 October 2005, 08:27 PM
3D_Guru ?
are u on the team or just a fan ? :P lol

10 October 2005, 08:43 PM
We created a forum today.
If u dont want to have one just ignore it or see it like temporary...
But it should be greate to see this project be something and start rolling
so plz register and start posting...
And btw .. TIMETRAVELL U did sayed that u should put some concepts up in the weekend..
that was over 2 month ago.. or even more..
If there is any concepts. why dont u post it here or on our forum
( I just wanna help)

10 October 2005, 05:16 AM
Hi guys,

Please start posting in the new forum as denntanos has stated!


10 October 2005, 02:33 PM
I have seen you Akiara On the forum and Green_Dog..
So it coming somewhere- But please show me that u exist
and i hope other members will signup..

10 October 2005, 04:49 PM
Heres a sketch of the Copter and the hover tank..
They look alot better in reality but the camera make them ugly especially the shaded
parts :S

10 October 2005, 07:38 PM
Just tested to do a new one :P

10 October 2005, 05:11 AM
Hi guys..Z_nyo here...would like to join the team...

I'm a concept designer, intersted in Sci-fi themed project....

so if you guys can update me with everything I can be more helpful witht he project..:)



10 October 2005, 01:31 PM
cool.. Yeah u know just check the forum :P
and add me on my msn
and akiara.. Check the forum for his email

10 October 2005, 06:55 AM
Hey Timetraveller you out there? I've got a few concept drawings done for some vehicles, but I'm not gonna show them till you come back (grabs papers and holds them close while looking around dodgedly) lol:deal:

10 October 2005, 07:58 AM
I am here
Send the concept first to me \

And afterwards When I have seen them we can put them on the site


10 October 2005, 09:29 AM
This is one Alien race

10 October 2005, 09:22 AM
it looks like a starcraft protoss..

10 October 2005, 03:11 AM
ya half protoss half elf

10 October 2005, 03:38 PM
who did it ??
the concept..?

10 October 2005, 09:33 PM
I did the concept !!

10 October 2005, 08:00 AM
hello ppl my name is Steven Messenger and i have been modelling since April this year and i love Scifi in fact it's the only thing i model at the moment and i would really like to join this project for the experience,(good look on CV for team co-op) and especially for the enjoyment of working with other ppl on a big project this will also be my first project and on thing i don't really like modelling is characters.Anyway my email address is and after next week i have a 3 week period in which 3 days i have exams which i can let ya know if u need to and after that as far as things r going i don't have anything else to do until June-July next year except for working of course but i'll still have plenty of time to work on the project :) oh and for MSN Messenger my email for that is and for Yahoo Messenger my user name is stevenmssngr so if u wanna talk to me take any of the 3 means of communication ;) and i'll be looking forward to the end of the project :D .

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