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09 September 2005, 10:24 AM
Alexander Preuss is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: FINISHING LINE (

It’s all imagination and science Fiction you see in this Picture.
Itīs all about What if…

What if the people in the 19th century had already the ability to hover….
What if they are doing awesome World-Championships with hovering vehicles…

Saturday. 9 March 1910

One of my worst days …but also one of the best days in my whole life.
It is near at the end of the final lap. My RICHTHAMMER - Hover Racer runs like hell and everything seems to be perfect.
I can touch the smell of victory this time, and there are only 2000 meters to go. Only one last corner and there it is… the great arena… finishin line.
The crowd goes wild, and I can smell their testosterone. But something went wrong… whatīs that noise… This dam sucker in the AUTO-UNION. DAM it! Iīm HIT!
My rudder blocks and i canīt control my Hover-Racer. OH MY GOD… the sky turns red. Someone must have crashed into my left rudder.


Everything is like slow-motion now.
I can fell the pressure from my heartbeat bumping blood into my vains… bum…. bum…. bum…

My eyes went to the right side of my cockpit and I saw this pure guy in his racer hitting the track-margin and become a ball of fire flying right into the arena.

Things are speeding up again and heart is bumping like a capoeira drummer. VICTORY!
I cross the line short before that sun of a bitch to my right. It was his fault.

This should be the happiest day in my life, but my face is covered with tears…
There he stands on the podium… to my right side. Smiling like he has won the race… but he doesn’t!!
This was my day!

There is only one thing left i have to do…..


Itīs an incredible feeling to broke your fingers hitting that dam smiling bastard.

Now i feel better.


09 September 2005, 10:26 AM
So letīs get busy... and good luck to everyone!!

More updates wiil come soon ;) :scream: hahahaha

Cheers :beer: Alex

09 September 2005, 10:46 AM
And now... at first view, all our familly have joined this challenge... we can start :scream: hahahaha...

Good luck and have fun Alexander :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:50 AM
Good luck and have fun , Vampeta!
good to see u partake again


09 September 2005, 11:04 AM
Good luck and have fun , Vampeta!
good to see u partake again


Ditto! :bounce:

09 September 2005, 11:49 AM
Have FUN Alex ! And give us a cool work again ! ;)

09 September 2005, 11:54 AM
Hey! Nice to see you participating again :) Good luck to you! :buttrock:

09 September 2005, 12:27 PM
goo luck vampeta

09 September 2005, 12:30 PM
Hi alexander , I wish you all the best :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:05 PM
all the best alex.. expecting some nice work from you man! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:29 PM
orrit!! the whole army is here... lets march!!...

best of luck buddy... this challange is gonna b spectacular!! :bounce:

09 September 2005, 02:51 PM
Best of luck, Alex; I loved your entry for the last Challenge and I know you'll do great in this one. :)

09 September 2005, 08:09 PM
Good luck:thumbsup: .

09 September 2005, 08:24 PM
Good luck Alex! I know you will do well! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:55 PM
Good to see you here again Alex;) May your spectacular be more spectacular than any spectacular...

09 September 2005, 07:49 AM
Easy Guys

Thanks 4 your warm welcome :bounce:

I will start next week on this one because im cuurently relocating. I have to set up my new server in my new appartement bevore i can work any good :scream: Hahaha

Lets rock this "spectacular" place

Cheers :beer: alex

09 September 2005, 09:35 AM (

Ok… conzept is set :)

I always wanted to do a cool racing Image.

Here is my Idea:
Itīs the Future… but not so far…
The final lap of the F-A World championship.
A fight between the leader of the race and his chaser has ended in a SPECTACULAR disaster…. :)

Ceers :beer: Alex

09 September 2005, 09:42 AM
• Alexander the Great is oficially in!! welcome, and truly happy to see u, now, lets Play! :beer:

09 September 2005, 09:47 AM
cool idea! Looking good so far, ncie work! :)

09 September 2005, 09:49 AM
A cool ideau for you... it's sure... I already imagine your result... great :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:54 AM
Cool idea. :thumbsup:

Good luck.


09 September 2005, 09:56 AM
great concept ! :thumbsup: excellent action and well I wait to see the spectacular disaster... !

09 September 2005, 09:56 AM
i like the concept..:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:57 AM
Coooool SPECTACULAR disaster

09 September 2005, 10:20 AM
hi alex. nice to see you here. again :thumbsup: . wish you all the best (and donīt forget the comet ). by the way, i like your concept very mutch. i think by your very good technical model-skills, this will be a great entry... :bounce:

09 September 2005, 11:14 AM
hey! how are you friend?! glad to see you here again! and your concept is very good ,can't wait to see your futuristic mechanic design again! good luck man!

09 September 2005, 11:17 AM
Aaah, there's nothing like the smell of a good car crash in the morning - I'm sure you'll manage to make something really spectacular out of this one.

09 September 2005, 11:30 AM
Nice to see your engines are roaring Alex :) .
I will be luck!

09 September 2005, 02:09 PM
Great sketch Alex! I have really enjoyed looking at your work, and so far this looks very promising. Good luck! :D

- Gary

09 September 2005, 02:15 PM
Hey Alex! Good luck matey! I remember that crash like it was yesterday...watched it live on was a horrible but spectecular crash.

Good luck!

09 September 2005, 03:05 PM
Big fat disaster, great dynamics, cant wait to see you knock this out! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:09 PM
very nice idea...good luck!

09 September 2005, 06:03 PM
Are these hover cars?

09 September 2005, 08:56 PM
great concept!
can't wait to see how you will create the speed effects.

09 September 2005, 03:37 AM
Cool idea. Looks like this will be a spectacular image to see.

09 September 2005, 06:33 AM
Thanks Friends.

Itīs sooo cool to meet the whole Family again.

Let me say this::

:bounce: Yuchhu!!:bounce:

09 September 2005, 06:43 AM
Very Good Idea
I love racing crashes!:buttrock:
best luck 4u
c ya

09 September 2005, 10:24 AM
Hey vampeta, welcome back, I'm just gonna wait here until you cross the finish-line. :)

09 September 2005, 11:06 AM
Alex, have good luck mate!!:thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 12:44 PM
Hi Vampeta,

Good luck for the challenge.

the scfi racer - scene has a lot of potential. Iīm mostly interested to watch how the design of the vehicles will look like.

the only disadvantage of this topic is probably that there will be a lot vehicle/Environment images with the same content for this challenge. But thatīs no reason to stop doing it.:)



09 September 2005, 09:06 AM (

Ok.. Here we go.

This is how one of the racing vehicles should look like.

It is a hover vehicle with a powerfull rocket engine.

Iīm a greart fan of the old racing cars from the 30ths - 50ths. Secial the silverarrows from mercedes.

i will try to catch the spirit of this time area with these awesome cars and put it into a semi-futuristic like environment... but recognizable ;)

So... hope you like it :)
And thanks 4 the awesome feedback Friends.

P.s: Only one week left and then i have vacation :bounce:

See ya Alex

09 September 2005, 09:23 AM
yes! concept sketch look cool ! very vampeta's style:bowdown: and concept have a lot potential! good luck man!

09 September 2005, 10:19 AM
Beatuful design... a interesting mix between olds f1 cars an some 80/90 design. Love it !

09 September 2005, 10:28 AM
i always love to see new design ..... very nice and cool design on the rasicng car wish you best luck:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:41 AM
Really nice design, I cant wait to see ot in 3D :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:50 AM
I want to try that car! :eek:

09 September 2005, 11:52 AM
Hey... I'm a real fan of 30'-50' cars too... very good design and blend style :thumbsup: top nocht !

GO GO GO :bounce: Bronson Coppermine...

09 September 2005, 12:36 PM
Wow, nice design and style.. me like :D

09 September 2005, 02:58 PM
Alex that is going to be an awesome car! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:12 PM
Oh wow..the sketch is really awesome. It gives out a very good view and dimension of the craft itself.

09 September 2005, 03:30 PM
Really spectacular!! Can't wait to see more! Best luck! :eek:

09 September 2005, 04:00 PM
hi vampeta

like the style and idea of the sketches

cheers mate.

09 September 2005, 04:58 PM
Kind of reminds me of slot racers back in the 70s. Cool design, looking to see how you will make it spectacular!
My entry:

09 September 2005, 06:13 PM
Very cool racer design there! Futuristic, yet somewhat linking back to the old racers of the 30's and 40's too. Excellent.

09 September 2005, 12:00 PM
Hi pal,

greate idea your racing scene idea... welcome back & good luck

09 September 2005, 01:52 PM
i love the concept dude... very nice..

09 September 2005, 07:28 PM
Great idea and cool design!
can't wait to see more :D
good luck mate

09 September 2005, 10:42 AM
looks sweet, waiting for more :)

09 September 2005, 12:08 PM
Just dropped a line to subscribed, love to see what you have in store!


09 September 2005, 02:08 PM
Hi Folks.

THX 4 all that awesome feedback!!

I always wanted to do a kind of racing Image...
This Challenge has a lot of capabilities, and you are not focused on a special environment. You can do what ever you like, as long as it is SPECTACULAR ;) !

Iīm not sure that my idea hits the target this time ;) ((like the last challenge :scream:ha ha ha))

Letīs see how this SPECTACULAR event will end :D:)

See Ya

09 September 2005, 02:22 PM
Great concept, and nice sketch. I can't wait to see what evolves out of this. Good luck.

09 September 2005, 02:28 PM (

Hi Folks,

iīm playing with photoshop a bit to find out what kind of color - conzept & environment i want in my scene.

Hope you like it.

P.s: the cars a from an old painting i found on the net... so please donīt wonder, itīs just a conzept-sketch ;) )

09 September 2005, 02:36 PM
great concept vampeta! Looking forward to seeing it progress. I take it your going to have the race vehicles motion blurred? Im asking because it seems like the obvious thing to do, but might make it harder to see details and such.

09 September 2005, 02:39 PM
This is one serious looking colour sketch. Love it. If you can somehow manage even a grander view, it'll probably be a winner. Love your Grand Space Opera. Congratulations.

My spectacular entry:

09 September 2005, 02:46 PM
great concept vampeta! Looking forward to seeing it progress. I take it your going to have the race vehicles motion blurred? Im asking because it seems like the obvious thing to do, but might make it harder to see details and such.

Hi percydaman,

nop! there will be no motion blure on the vehicles... but on the enviroment, and maybe on the racer behing.
You knew.. motion blure is a very simple way to hide details but make the image look impressive. But i donīt like this way.

I think itīs more important to give the viewer some space to discover a new detail every time he watched the image ;)

And thanks 4 your feedback.
Cheers :beer: Alex

09 September 2005, 03:23 PM
What, no sponsor logos on the race cars? You know: Solent Green, Bachelor Chow, Clone-a-Cat, Taco Bell Fine Restaurants, Johny-Cab.... :D

09 September 2005, 03:28 PM
very exciting progress here.
the colour sketch and the retro-scifi design of the vehicles are very nice.
the perspective of the colour concept is very strong.
keep it going.:)

09 September 2005, 04:03 PM
:DHi preuss, welcomeback my friend to this spectacular challenge.

The idea:
An explosion in a race,, yeah, i like it, i have seen a lot of crashes in races in the tv, and is a spectacular tragedy. Good idea man:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:20 PM
I loved your skech
This will be Awesome
waiting to c more ups :thumbsup:
c ya and good luck with the comp.

09 September 2005, 04:26 PM
This is a very fun concept... Looking forward to see he modeling. Gonna follow this one

09 September 2005, 04:43 PM
looks cool :)

09 September 2005, 05:00 PM
Your concept is extreme, but donīt have the quality than your space opera.
You use the explosion for call it spectacular.
I hope you change the concept without explosion.
Anything more softness, maybe the velocity, the danger.
Good luck.

09 September 2005, 05:00 PM
The color concept is amazingly awesome It got all the elepments to be spectacular!!! I think the final piece's goign to be way cool!

Tee Double U
09 September 2005, 05:36 PM
Nice Work, great persepctive, good luck

09 September 2005, 06:01 PM
Very cool colour concept - indeed promising for the upcoming 3D version

09 September 2005, 06:23 PM
Great concept! Good luck! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:10 PM
very promising indead.. waiting for more

09 September 2005, 10:36 PM
I like it cuz of alittle liking to my sketch .sure that was a joke .I like ur palyaing with colors .
Goodluck ...

09 September 2005, 11:05 PM
the concept sketch looks like a finished one in the 2d section . :)
2 thumbs up man! this is going to be good !

09 September 2005, 11:18 PM
Waouwwww.... excellent concept, i very like the sketch, good color... keep it up!! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:15 AM
Don't change anything and run like that Alexander... you find it :thumbsup: respect to the master :bowdown:

09 September 2005, 07:19 AM
Very nice concept Vampeta.

Good luck

09 September 2005, 07:38 AM
truely spectacular!:eek: great sketch and nice concept!
can't wait for more.good luck.:bounce:

09 September 2005, 09:45 AM
Yeah, your color sketch is great, very dynamic inded... good job!

09 September 2005, 09:48 AM
this is really kewl vampeta excellent job on the concept. im sure this will one of the top ten knowing your skills.. all the best my friend and keep us posted!

09 September 2005, 06:18 AM
very nice colored verion too...

09 September 2005, 06:39 AM
Love this entry.... v spectacular

09 September 2005, 07:22 AM
Thanks Friends 4 the massive feedback!! Thatīs absolut incredible :eek:

My dayjob and the work on my new appartement are currently killing me.... but i think next week i have a bit more time to work on this.

See ya soon
And... keep on watching ;)
Cheers :beer: Alex

09 September 2005, 07:30 AM
Greate looking concept. Can't wait to see the models for that :)

Good Luck to you.

09 September 2005, 03:24 PM (

Ok some free-time... and... woala here are my first steps into 3D (again ;) )

Itīs the race-vehicle from Bronson Coppermine with the start number 6.

Hope you like it.

Stay tuned

09 September 2005, 03:27 PM
I have to compete against you!? Damn!:banghead: Great lookin' stuff! Looking foward to seeing you doing some more stuff good luck!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:34 PM
hi alex.. started the modeling engine have you :).theres no stopping you now!
cheers man!

09 September 2005, 03:51 PM
Looks very nice surface.

Just curious > poly- or nurbs-modelling? I guess first one.



09 September 2005, 03:56 PM
The surface does look very nice.

09 September 2005, 03:56 PM
• Great modeling vampeta! smooth and clean, I like how the wireframe looks, very professional:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:09 PM
nice start man... model is looking clean... i'm waiting for more!! so bring on the polygons!!

09 September 2005, 05:05 PM
Hey, nice start with the model vampeta, this is gonna be awesome man:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:32 PM
I've told in the space challenge and I'll tell you again: I love your clean modeling man!
Great job.

09 September 2005, 07:00 PM
Hmmm Vampeta, a fine start dude! I hurt each time I saw your sketch... This is going to be truly spectacular indeed!

09 September 2005, 07:03 PM
Convincing rac car wip, Vampeta. Your color concept sketch looks promishing!

09 September 2005, 09:35 PM
Looking sweeet so far. Put in some engine, and it will surely kick some ass.

09 September 2005, 10:05 PM

that so a challenge. I like the design of the race ship. the concept sketch is great. A crash in a race with these kind of High speed race vehicule are right spectacular.

good luck

09 September 2005, 10:23 PM
nice start vampeta .. im liking this alot.. great work.

09 September 2005, 12:28 AM
Awsome start on the modeling.

09 September 2005, 12:55 AM
Hey Alexander ,

I wasn't to keen on the concept when I first saw it but it is growing on me , your doing a fine job with it and I am sure the final will be great. The last concept sketch is great and your model looks very cool so far. Good luck with this.

09 September 2005, 05:41 AM
Nice RichHammer Alex...

by seeing this creation, that recalls me a project which I have at the head since already much time, to recreate one of these mytic races on the circuit of Rheims near where I live, at times of the glorious hours of these formulas. Circuit closed for a very a long time. Perhaps that I would have time to do it one day, in any case, you give me really desire with these particular forms. Thank you for the inspiration. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:56 AM
love the shape and aerodynamics of it...

09 September 2005, 01:40 PM
Hey preuss....update, updates!, i want to see more:scream:

09 September 2005, 02:10 PM
... Vampeta! This challange seems to be more in line with your personal preferences... almost geared up just for you :) Some old-school gaming-sessions at your former place come back to my mind looking at your concept-ideas and first sketches. BTW, did you have a chance to try "WipeOut Pure" on the Sony PSP yet? Marvelous... the best one of the whole series yet! I don't dare to imagine what's in it for a PS3-version of that game :)

Regarding sponsor-logos... here are my top-5 sugguestions:

Dr. Pepper
Kukident 3-Phasen Tabs
AG Systems
Best regards...


P.S.: Sorry, I couldn't make it last weekend. My situation here is really a mess.

09 September 2005, 04:50 PM (


Not very much yet, only some detail-work on the body.

Stay tuned 4 more updates

09 September 2005, 05:14 PM
aaah the details start to come in!:) just dont add too much ;)! nice work alex!

09 September 2005, 05:40 PM
I agree ... nice work. From the concept art it looks like there are going to be several models. Looks like a heavy load, but you have plenty of time.

Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:56 PM
you again with killer mechanic design ! i still remember your weapon from GSO! dude! good luck! no comment at this point but beware! i will be back:twisted:

09 September 2005, 07:06 PM (

I just found this in my chest ;)

Itīs an old picture from Bronson Coppermine. The greatest Hero from the FA world championship.

Oh good old days ! ;)

09 September 2005, 07:14 PM
you again with killer mechanic design ! i still remember your weapon from GSO! dude! good luck! no comment at this point but beware! i will be back:twisted:

Yes Iīm sure you will Monsit... and thatīs the only part on this challenge iīm concerned of! :scream:Ha ha ha ha.

You knew.... I knew.... everyone knew.... NOBODY can beat your killer designs!:cry:
So... bring it on Iīm waiting 4 you :twisted: Ha ha ha

Cheers Alex

09 September 2005, 07:17 PM
P.S: Thanks everyone 4 the great feedback!!

See you all on the next update!
Iīm now going to texture some walls in real! ... (in my new appartement). bähh... 3D makes mor fun!!

See Ya

09 September 2005, 07:59 PM
Yes Iīm sure you will Monsit... and thatīs the only part on this challenge iīm concerned of! :scream:Ha ha ha ha.

You knew.... I knew.... everyone knew.... NOBODY can beat your killer designs!:cry:
So... bring it on Iīm waiting 4 you :twisted: Ha ha ha

Cheers Alex

:eek::D:sad: hehe I mean i will be back to this thread to comment and enjoy your work , not the way you understand heheh, anyway I hope I can finish my entry this time because now I have some trouble with my personal work:sad:

09 September 2005, 08:20 PM
:eek::D:sad: hehe I mean i will be back to this thread to comment and enjoy your work , not the way you understand heheh, anyway I hope I can finish my entry this time because now I have some trouble with my personal work:sad:

Dam! these stupid dayjobs ... i whish you some free time to enjoy this party here! ;)
We all should become vacation everytime a Challenge started!! :wise::cool:
...yeah great Idea!! letīs talk with our companyīs abot it :Dhi hi hi

Nevermind.. I hope you find some time... i miss your awesome skills!!
Cheers Alex

09 September 2005, 07:33 AM
I really like the desing of your car, vey clean model too. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:24 AM
Hahaha Great :thumbsup: very sympathetic this Bronson :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:35 AM
That's Ali G 'innit'?

Don't know who I mean then check this out:

Spitting image!
Oh yeah and cool concept and great work btw :)

09 September 2005, 09:17 AM (

Hi Folks,

Here is the Head from Mr. Bronson.

Itīs my "very first" ZB model.
The basic shape was done in max and the exported into ZB to get a better feel of the proportions.

Hope you like it
Cheers :beer: Alex

09 September 2005, 09:22 AM
Hey vampeta,

just have a look at the 10/2005 issue of PC-Magazin. I saw a picture of a F1 crash on the front-page. I think there are some movies of crashes on the DVD.


09 September 2005, 09:04 AM
Hey Russel,

Thanks 4 the hint :)
I got myself some television captures from old F1 chashes. The are always spectacular.

Iīm not so sure if it is the right way to play with explosions and catastrophes... i saw a lot of them in this Challenge...

but nethertheless.... at the end i will have another image 4 my portfolio :scream:hahaha

Thanks to everyone 4 the great feedback!!
I will be back soon ... Cheers: beer: Alex

09 September 2005, 06:44 PM
Hello vampeta, cool head, with a interesting expression. Good work.

09 September 2005, 09:16 PM
hi Alex
the head is looking nice! but i think u have a lot yet to refine in zb eh? keep it coming!
cheers man!

09 September 2005, 11:15 PM
Great head so far, I will be back lata to see what is you have done in this diabolical attempt to steal the crown from everyone,LOL , holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:03 PM
Hey there. Just dropping by to see how it goes.

I dig the concept and also that color test. However I think you could capture more collision on the image. Maybe the back car's nose hitting the front car's side or something like that just to show they have completely lost control of the vehicles :beer:

09 September 2005, 04:10 PM (

Hi Folks,

Here are some ideas for a possible environment.

Hope you like it ;)

09 September 2005, 04:13 PM
Is this race taking place in a stadium or throughout the city? Nice start on the environment.

09 September 2005, 04:23 PM
do we have to have a 2d sketch of our concept or can we do a 3d still of our concept?

09 September 2005, 04:30 PM
the design looks cool man! no crits! model away alex!

09 September 2005, 04:33 PM
Hi Jeff,

Thanks Friend, I think i will let this event happen in a stadium with special raceways.

do we have to have a 2d sketch of our concept or can we do a 3d still of our concept?

You can do what ever you like as a concept sketch... 2D, 3D... it just have to show your general idea! I like to it in 2D, itīs a good way to exercise your skills in every dimension ;)

Good Luck and thanks 4 visiting
Cheers :beer: Alex

09 September 2005, 05:30 PM
Are you architect? The enviroment is very impressive.

The architecture details are new classic. Are you in the future with antique arquitecture.

Could you explain your enviroment concept, please?
And the flags, ummmm I donīt understand.

09 September 2005, 05:53 PM
Are you architect? The enviroment is very impressive.

The architecture details are new classic. Are you in the future with antique arquitecture.

Could you explain your enviroment concept, please?
And the flags, ummmm I donīt understand.

No Problem: ;)
My Story will take place in an alternative universe near the year 1900-1920.
But in this altenative universe things are a bit different.
What would be if they had the ability to hover or to fly at this time?!
I want to capture the spirit from this area and the atmosphere from the first F1 Races with the great "Silverarrows" or "Bugattis" ...but with some futuristic aspects.

I knew this is all fiction. But thatīs the fun part 4 me ;) :)
I donīt want to recreate some existing photo or artwork... i like it more to create fictive worlds.

Nevermind, thanks a lot 4 the great feedback!

Cheers :beer: Alex

09 September 2005, 07:03 PM
awesome concept, you should have something like a white dove flying above the accident glowing in the light to make it look more astonishing. Good Luck

09 September 2005, 08:40 PM
I just had a silly idea: if the cars hover, why not have the race track also have loops and vertical climbs? What a view it would be to see a crash on a vertical climb part of the track! Keep the updates coming.

09 September 2005, 09:13 PM
Looks like this is going to be some thing spectacular

Good luck

09 September 2005, 10:31 PM
vampeta,,Hi dude nice to see old dudes here,:D

The sketch to possible environment is amazing.And got to tell you,I'm like big fan of F1 racing,,i almost never miss one in the season,and I went on one of those truely spectacular events in ITALY.
You got my attention,I'l drop here every now and then to see progress,seeya pal. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:10 AM
The environement concept sketch are really cool ! :applause:

09 September 2005, 08:35 AM
Excellent to view all your idea developping step by step. You envirnoment looks great here ! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:38 AM
I like your neo-retro environment design, it's certainly a good choice :thumbsup: for sure, with that, you keep in the race :scream:

09 September 2005, 09:34 AM
Wow. Those arena sketches look positively marvellous. So far you're managing to capture the "spectacular racing event" feeling perfectly.

09 September 2005, 02:20 PM
Great sketches (the scene and enviroments concepts looks awesome); the cars are also turning out pretty sleek (kinda reminds me of the old F-Zero video game). :)

09 September 2005, 02:26 PM
Arena scetches rock :) ...indeed in the spectacular feeling.

09 September 2005, 11:13 PM (

I started modeling on the podium... hope you like it ;)

P.s: Thank you all 4 your great feedback!! that is realy motivating!
Iīm currently a bit in time trouble because of my dayjob so.. please excuse my spare updates ;)

See Ya Alex

09 September 2005, 11:23 PM
Don't worry man...we all have time troubles with dayjob... :) ...keep going.

09 September 2005, 11:43 PM
Nice clean model so far, waiting for next update, good luck!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:26 AM
good job so far! I 'm sure you will find time to have fun together! good luck man!

09 September 2005, 11:13 AM
very cool modeling keep it up:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:18 PM
It looks like a videogame racing circuit. I can't wait to see the textured version :)

09 September 2005, 07:19 AM
Great start on the environment models - looks grand and classically race-tracky in a futuristic kind of way. Looks like we're headed for another serving of some reliable Mr Preuss quality.

09 September 2005, 08:19 AM
hmmm like the concept and the modeling ;)

Nice Alexander :)

09 September 2005, 07:31 PM
hey man thats a very nice progress. i like alot that street. good work:scream:

09 September 2005, 09:30 AM (

Just some more details on the Stand...

Hope you like it ;)
Cheers Alex

09 September 2005, 10:04 AM
Great job Alex, continue !:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:10 AM
I like a lot this middle-style... between oldies and contemporary... looks great for me Alex :thumbsup:

Damned... always nothing to crit :beer:

09 September 2005, 01:11 PM (

more details ;)

09 September 2005, 02:48 PM
Nice update Alex! Can't wait for the cars! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:53 PM
Nice idea for column details... maybe you find my words these a little strange... but now, these columns looks very "german"... right and solid :thumbsup: as the Auto-Union cars :)

I think it's very symbolic for me :shrug: :beer:

09 September 2005, 08:43 PM
Hello vampeta, nothing to point for now... except... where's my seat? :) Great job.

09 September 2005, 09:40 PM
This has come together really well Alex... How do you plan to populate it?

09 September 2005, 12:21 AM (

Ok the last one 4 today! ;)

I will now went into my sleeping room to dream/think about some new ideas ;) :))

See ya tomorrow

09 September 2005, 12:48 AM
Hi Folks!

I want to thank you all 4 your great feedback and support!!

@DaddyMack :: I still donīt know how to populate this.... maybe i ask Lemog 4 some of his M&S Figures :scream:ha ha ha (i like this idea ;) )

@claudio_jordao :: Hi Dude! i reserved a virtual seat on the "Loge" 4 you! ;) i hope this is ok!

@Lemog :: Hi Friend, i knew what you mean... and... you are right! yesterday i watched the movie METROPOLIS the 6th time again. I like the design from Fritz Lang, and i will try to catch some of the emotions from this time. (and not from the 1940 thīs) ;)

@jfelrod1960 :: Hi Jeff, thanks friend. Iīm now in vacation... and texturing my new appartement. i donīt forgett our little project... if i have some spare time i will prepare the ship model 4 your sim!!

@gpepper :: Thanks Dude!!

@melkao :: Dito!

@flaeticia :: also dito ;) ... ( the photo on your avatar looks pretty nice... is that you?! :drool: )

@JamesMK :: Thanks Friend! but iīm afraid i could not be this specular as you in this Challenge!! :scream:Ha ha ha ;)

@nemirc :: Thanks Dude!

@the best :: also dito! ;) ha ha ha

@monsitj :: Yep! i will try to have more some time 4 this! nice to see that you also find some time to kick our asses :scream:Ha ha ha

... And to the rest of you all


Cheers Alex

09 September 2005, 06:50 AM
details added ! This close up is really cool ! Keep going Alex ! :applause:

09 September 2005, 07:21 AM
Hi vampeta, it seems like u really know what u re doing man.Superb work so far
cant wait to see the rest of the env stuff too:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:44 AM
I love the modeling too, columns are a little weird, I'd see them rather in a bank... but all is great. Keep it up!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:41 PM (

Here is my first texture test on the track surface.

The idea is, that it is build of large concrete patterns fixed on a metal construct on the bottom.

See ya & thanks 4 your great support!

09 September 2005, 06:51 AM
Exactly style you need for your tracks :beer:

09 September 2005, 11:53 AM
Hi Alex,

freu mich das du mitmachst. Wünsch dir persönlich viel Glück, Ausdauer und gutes Gelingen. Bisher gibts ja kaum was zu meckern.

Gruß Jens

09 September 2005, 12:10 PM
No crits Alex. Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:59 PM
hey man nice structure you made, i like a lot the details:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:31 PM (

Hi Folks,

once more i added some details on the arena. (up to 60 % finished... exept for the 6000 people models i have to do.... Aaarg :/ )

See Ya

09 September 2005, 05:58 AM
Use particle instances :beer:

You could even use those instances to select different bodyparts... for example one particle loads chest a and head c while the one next to it selects chest e and head h and so on and so forth... Just a thought :)

my entry ( :deal:

09 September 2005, 06:59 AM
hi Alex some seriouse modeling there and nice design as always! :thumbsup: and 6000 ppl models :argh:!
this is gonna be huge!
cheers !

09 September 2005, 07:11 AM
Hahahaha... very nice postcard Alex :thumbsup:

6000 guys ? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: you must need much that -> :beer:

09 September 2005, 07:27 AM
6000 ppl model ! lol :eek: good luck with them :twisted:

09 September 2005, 08:03 AM
awsome :) love the last render card.
Thats a lot of people. I wish you best of luck with that task!

09 September 2005, 07:09 AM
Impressive scale on your model, this promise a very impressive environment ! :wip:

09 September 2005, 02:27 PM
@jddog :: Thanks Friend

@stripe :: Hey nice from you! Great to see you in here! Viele Grüße ;)

@the best :: Thanks! i think i will make 6-12 different versions of these people and put them later with post effects into the scene (i donīt know yet ;) )

@Lemog :: Thanks Friend (there is enough time 4 some million Polygons... and i have the right mashine under my ass :scream:hahaha

@yunisirees :: Thanks! ... Yes HUGE! ;)

@nemirc :: Thanks Friend thatīs a realy cool idea... i was planing to render the people in groups and put the together with post effects... but your Idea sounds even better... i will figure that out later! Thanks

09 September 2005, 02:55 PM
Ahahaa! I thought for a second there that you had been invaded by a small army of Lemogs :D

Looking good, Alex.


09 September 2005, 02:57 PM (

I started with texturing the Arena.

polygon count is at the moment 135.000 (only the left side) Iīm realizing that my NVidia quadro is starting to slow down a bit (in shadet mode) :0

Dam! i need a bigger mashine ;) ha ha ha

Cheers Alex

09 September 2005, 03:34 PM
Good work Alex! Looks like you're going to have problems with the completed scenes once all models are finished?

09 September 2005, 09:45 PM (

Just experimenting with outdoor lighting and mental-ray.


09 September 2005, 09:57 PM
@JamesMK :: Hmm... small army of Lemogs?!.... :twisted: i know how to fill that arena ;) :scream:hahaha

@jfelrod1960 ::Yea if i would try to render the whole scene in one step with all the people and textures and lights. That would couse a reactor leak in my warpdrive powered BOXX ;)
I think i have to build it up in layers.

Cheers Friends
See ya tomorrow

09 September 2005, 09:58 PM
Great entry, i love the arena :)
The final layout seems to be an interesting mix beteween futuristic and old buildings.
Sounds cool :)

09 September 2005, 10:35 PM
Hey Alexander,

That is an excellent view for the image, I like the curving track in the background . You are doing a great job :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:24 AM

Get rid of those "soft frames" around the tiles and I will die a happy man :)

09 September 2005, 08:40 AM
great stuff. i like the camera angle very mutch. very spactacular and dynamic... :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:44 AM
hei man! love the angle shown here! the scene looks great!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:38 PM (

I started modeling on the first building of the city in the background of the Image.

See ya later!

09 September 2005, 06:13 PM
Alex this would make a great video game! :D
Good work! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:36 PM
Beautiful building. It reminds me of those on Naboo :)

09 September 2005, 07:51 PM
Hi Alexander ,

Nice job on the building:thumbsup: , it is going to look great in the background.

09 September 2005, 09:23 PM
hey nice work...very good the iluminatiion. and the textures too.

that are the final trees?, they doesn't look very real:D

09 September 2005, 10:28 PM
@melkao :: Thanks! nee! that are just some test trees to get a rough view of the final composition.

@mmoir :: Thanks i hope so ;)

@nemirc :: also Thanks! Hmm... Noaboo... i thought more at a movie from "Fritz Lang" ;) ha ha ha

@jfelrod1960 :: Thanks friend! Yea great idea! you know i was 7 years in the game industry, 4 years ago. I dit the 3D Models for "X-beyound the frontier" & "Xē" and a lot of smaller projects. Thatīs maybe the reason why my models look somehow like game models... but... iīm working on that ;) :scream:hahaha

09 September 2005, 10:40 PM (

Modeling finished...

Dam!... my girlfriend i calling me into the bed. :/

See ya tommorow!
Cheers Alex

09 September 2005, 10:49 PM
nice building man, you do some cool stuff, i like your M&S, hope to see great stuff from you again :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:08 AM
Thatīs maybe the reason why my models look somehow like game models... but... iīm working on that ;) :scream:hahaha

Alex your work is excellent! No crits at all! I just meant that you have an excellent start on what could turn out to be a top selling game. I know that's not your plan.

Master craftsman! :bowdown:

09 September 2005, 03:09 PM
cool building, continue :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:16 PM
I just loved this building! perfect design.
Keep going with this great job! C ya

09 September 2005, 03:22 PM
Beautiful building, you've got good architectural modeling skills.
Will come back to see your next steps. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:24 PM
I hope your girl friend like your building Alex :scream:...

09 September 2005, 03:48 PM
Oh Vampeta, that skyscraper-ish building is coming along most nicely!

Best regards...


09 September 2005, 03:51 PM
Great work with building man. Cant wait to see this textured:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:25 PM
Wow Vampeta, you've really captured the sense of scale and grandeur with this mate;) Congrats:thumbsup: Nice render too;)

Rock on!...

10 October 2005, 06:17 PM
@hhssuu :: Thanks! i hope also that i can do some stuff you all like :)

@jfelrod1960 :: You are a realy cooool dude! thanks a lot Friend!

@the best :: Yes i will :scream:haha Thanks!

@LAURO_MX :: also thanks!

@thierry2005 :: nice to hear! i will make some coffee ;) See Ya!

@Lemog :: nea! she likes more my M&S stuff.... i donīt know how to impress her... maybe i put some flowers on the road :scream:hahaha

@MacSlow :: Thanks Partner! P.S: your poster is still waiting... ähmm sorry i mean sold :rolleyes: but i will print some new ones in the next week! Hope you visit me in my new appartement in the near future :) Bis dann Großer!

@Mr Micro26 :: Thanks! is in progress!

@DaddyMack :: Big thanks! :buttrock: yea! lets Rock!! :buttrock::buttrock:

10 October 2005, 06:28 PM (

This is a pattern from the race-track...
I just hope it does not look too modern :/ ;)

see ya on the next update.

Cheers Alex

10 October 2005, 06:31 PM
That looks really cool! Good job.

10 October 2005, 06:40 PM
The race track section looks great ;)

And that building is just awesome.

Keep it up, up, up!

10 October 2005, 07:02 PM
WOW!!!:scream: Great job!:thumbsup: Every detail is fantastic.:eek:

10 October 2005, 12:13 AM
I think it looks a little modern ;)

10 October 2005, 04:51 AM
@Lemog :: nea! she likes more my M&S stuff.... i donīt know how to impress her... maybe i put some flowers on the road :scream:hahaha
I know this prob mate... if you want only one council... flowers... not for the road... but real ones for her :thumbsup: hahahaha :love:

10 October 2005, 06:52 AM
Great job Alex at this time ! great design on the building and great modeling !

10 October 2005, 07:30 AM
nice modeling man very kewl

10 October 2005, 08:21 AM
Those are great looking models -keep it up.

10 October 2005, 08:29 AM
hi Alex ... nice details there! and the building looks great!

I think it looks a little modern ;)

heheh sorry but i have to agree ;)!

10 October 2005, 01:49 PM
I think it looks a little modern ;)

Maybe? I would value these guys opinion more than one from me, but if you ask me, I would say place it in the scene first and then see if it's too modern. Just my couple of pennies Alex! :shrug:

10 October 2005, 04:17 PM
Great design again and lots of details added.I dont think its to modern looks good to me.
Keep it up:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 04:20 PM (

Ok here comes the crowd.

my first idea was to place just some billboards with photos from people on the stand... but then i thought i would be more fun to model these people (and a good training in low-pol-modeling as well :) )

each person had at least 250 polygons. (the girl has 450 ;) )
I think thatīs enough, because you will see them only in very small size in the final.

They will be rendered in groups and placed with photoshop into the final.

Hope you like it and thank you all 4 your awesome feedback!

Cheers Alex

10 October 2005, 05:08 PM
Everything you post is ace dude, with a proper texture they will look very cool in the final i'm sure. Can't wait to see this scene completed, please make a render 1920*1200 aswell, kthx :p

10 October 2005, 06:32 PM
Good job with this crowd. The only thing that I would suggest is making things a bit more random. Maybe someone can be bending over to get their drink, another person can be talking into the persons ear next to them, and also, I think that they should not ALL be wearing hats. Outside of that stuff, very nice!

10 October 2005, 06:43 PM
Great concept and delivery vampeta. everything is looking amazing. The models the textures The angle of the the file scene. Keep up the good work. Inspiring :D :D

10 October 2005, 07:23 PM
Hahahahaha, I thought 6000 larger than that :scream:

Nice update. I have to see how it goes :)

10 October 2005, 07:30 PM
Fantastic... pretty people... with just needed polygons... perfect for sure... and largely sufficient. Really good design in the same way that the others pieces... That promise us something marvellous... continue like that Alex... you have gold in your hands :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 11:46 PM
Fantastic... pretty people... with just needed polygons... perfect for sure... and largely sufficient. Really good design in the same way that the others pieces... That promise us something marvellous... continue like that Alex... you have gold in your hands :thumbsup:

Hi Lemog, ...stop it :):scream:Haha you driving me .... whatever :scream:hahaha
Iīm just following your footsteps! ;) Thanks Friend!

@nemirc :: Too much beer ... hicks! i canīt count it at real ;) Thanks!

@Agamemnwn :: also thanks!

@gardogg :: Great idea! i will try this, thatīs 4 sure!

@simon.wt :: W:eek:W ... thanks!

I want to send a BIG thanks to evryone in this thread! :thumbsup: you are realy pushing me to the edge ;)

See ya tomorrow!
Cheers :beer: Alex

10 October 2005, 12:50 AM
:thumbsup: ..Clever approach for people..and well designed if u take count the low res...Smart and good looking.

10 October 2005, 01:56 AM
Long time since I visited your thread, Alex, but you look like you are progressing "spectacularly". :D
Your enviroment and architecture is completely flawless (as usual :applause: ) and I love your designs for the crowd (they have a very Victorian-style to them - an nice blend of the Past and Future, I think).

All the best. :)

10 October 2005, 04:50 AM
Hi Lemog, ...stop it :):scream:Haha you driving me .... whatever :scream:hahaha
Iīm just following your footsteps! ;) Thanks Friend!
chhhh chhhhc chhh man...
currently, you carry out a picture which I would certainly have liked to realize, then inevitably, I'm stuck here :scream: :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 06:01 AM (

Ok here comes the crowd.

Great job here again ! I think your in the right way ! Texturing job ?

10 October 2005, 07:39 AM
Hi. nice style. i realy like it. keep going. good luck........:applause:

10 October 2005, 09:02 AM
Waahaahaa! Looking really good! Only 5991 left to do :scream:

Seriously though, great idea, and those extreme low-poly shapes work surprisingly well.


10 October 2005, 12:18 PM
This is a GREAT WORK you show here... love the retro-future look of things! keep it up

10 October 2005, 02:50 PM
nice work you have here :) good luck in counting all those people. ;)

10 October 2005, 06:51 PM
good vibes on the crew!! congrats!

10 October 2005, 08:06 AM
@ Gus_clifton :: Thanks!

@ makaron :: also Thanks! i will try my best to cout the all :scream:ha ha

@ bakbek :: Thansk!

@ JamesMK :: :scream:hahaha ... Thanks Friend!

@ ali_rahimi_3d :: Also thanks!

@ gpepper :: Is in progress... just a few more minutes ;) Thansk!

@ Lemog :: I found your work is awesome and has a love detail iīm still missing in my pieces.. but i will work on that :scream:ha ha ;) P.s: maybe we should exchange our work and Avatars...and you go on as vampeta and i as lemog :scream:;) HA HA HA HA HA

@ArtisticVisions :: Thank you!

@DimitrisLiatsos :: Thanks Friend!

Saa ya on the next update
Cheers :beer: :beer: :beer: Alex

10 October 2005, 08:20 AM (

Let my introduce...

The BRONSON CLONES ;) hahaha

Have fun with them ;)

10 October 2005, 08:39 AM
@ Lemog :: I found your work is awesome and has a love detail iīm still missing in my pieces.. but i will work on that ha ha P.s: maybe we should exchange our work and Avatars...and you go on as vampeta and i as lemog HA HA HA HA HA

Hahahaha... surely a strange melting pot... but maybe interesting :scream:

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: for your Bronson clones... colors are maybe too much "french flag":scream: for the moment...
result is very sweet... good point for the following :applause:

10 October 2005, 08:55 AM
That guy is HUGE!!! ;)

Great concept and start to this project. The camera angle really puts us down in the action. Keep up the great work.

10 October 2005, 08:59 AM
Charles ! My favourite actor !
(of course, I'm kidding !)

10 October 2005, 10:30 AM
hi vampeta, i like your progress. keep it up... :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 01:44 PM
Good work Alex! That guy does look HUGE and MEAN! :)

10 October 2005, 01:58 PM
hi Alex.. cool low poly models there! the scene is going to look massive when u place them by the thousands! really great idea and like the texturing on them too!


10 October 2005, 04:13 PM
jajaja nice strange models....that models you willuse them in the final image or they are a test?:D

10 October 2005, 02:41 AM
That's bizarre...
"He's found a way to copy himself"
"so there's more than one?"
"... a lot more..."

:beer: sorry, it's the beer

10 October 2005, 02:06 PM
@ nemirc :: Yep beer works fine on mee too :Dhahaha Thanks!

@ melkao :: Strange ?! of course they are! a thousend copies of charlses bronson would properbly look very strange ;) Hahaha. you will see the just very small in the Final image. and itīs a good way to handle this much bodys!

@ yunisirees :: Thanks! i hope it will ;) !

@ jfelrod1960 :: Yes Huge :D! Chhers Friend!

@ gpepper :: mine too!!

@ vrf :: Huge indeed ;) Thanks!

@ Lemog :: I cant wait to see how this will end! colors are maybe too much "french flag":scream: for the moment... Sorry i just wanted to impress you ! :Dhahaha

10 October 2005, 02:13 PM (

The left half of the arena!

I think itīs a nice result and i will go with it. currently counting 800 bodys.

I think at the end i will have at least 2000 bodys 4 the crowd (not 6000 ;) hahaha)

Hope you like it
See ya on the next update!
Cheers Alex

10 October 2005, 02:22 PM
:) great work on these!

10 October 2005, 03:12 PM
Wow amazing work! I love 3D croud scenes like this, it looks great! The guy in the grey suit seems to be repeated more than anyone else, but oh well, it still looks amazing! Keep up the great work :D

10 October 2005, 03:30 PM
I see poly people :eek: