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09 September 2005, 12:15 PM
Fotis Tsantilas is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Texturing: TEXTURING (

09 September 2005, 12:17 PM
Good luck and most of all ,have fun everyone:bounce: :) .

09 September 2005, 04:45 PM (

Year 3000, the most spectacular event is VA(virtual arena), instead of proposal men must win their beloved ones in this crazy speed race in onder to get married. I ll propably make more sketches to figure out how the track is going to look like.
Any c&c is always welcome.

09 September 2005, 06:32 PM
heheheheh what happens if the groom looses? :twisted: I like your sketch a lot, reminds me a little bit of Tron :scream:

09 September 2005, 07:08 PM
I like the idea man! I'd exagerate the perspective view much more :D

09 September 2005, 08:29 AM
anim_ziggy: i guess no race no marriage ,thanks

DDS: i might change the perspective or maybe angle later.

09 September 2005, 04:16 PM
Nice skech man
good luck for u!:thumbsup:
c ya

09 September 2005, 04:36 PM
hehe funny and a superb concept! keep it up man!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:50 AM
Hey man, I like the base of your set up, but to get to the SPECTACULAR I think you could add a bit more to the action, so far itseems they're racing/riding... ok, it's cool. But something more should happen I think, maybe one of them is more in front, bumping the side and loosing control of his vehicle and the other one is preparing to either avoid or simply hit ? or maybe they're racing dirty and doing whatever nasty trick they can come up with to win ? ...I do see some bad intention in the girl's eyes, but it's still too suggestive so far, maybe you should show more what's gonna happen than simply suggest something's gonna happen. My 2 cents, keep it up anyway, nice sketch!



09 September 2005, 02:22 PM
This one will be a hit with the girls! :D

I agree that one of the "cars" (the one on the left?) should be a little behind, trying to catch up. It would add a bit more action, I think.

Good luck!

09 September 2005, 05:31 PM
Hey thanks for the comments and suggestions
: i m still trying to visualize something cool and i ll try and give a funny feel to this one.Maybe the girl will hold flowers with one hand and the bike with the other.Thanks for your sugg. really cool and i ll post something as soon as possible.To make it more spectacular i ll make some reporter bots to get the event.:scream:

09 September 2005, 09:33 AM
Man this is an awesome idea and I think that it could solve many problems when people are forced to get married and not want to... :thumbsup:

I can't wait to see more man !! The view of the sketch is great... Be careful of what you will show as background and not making much attraction to the eye... you know what I mean... :bounce:

09 September 2005, 07:37 AM (

i ve made this little reporter robot and a fast rig,its going to record the race and still needs some more tweaking.I ll add some cables and maybe little details to it.Any c&c are always welcome.

09 September 2005, 08:13 AM
Yeah,Cool concept!:Di just dont know,this robot is which one of those racing machines?!:D
very neat modelling!:thumbsup: goodluck,

09 September 2005, 09:19 AM
A reporter bot! Nice idea and good modeling :) . I'm watching this!


09 September 2005, 11:14 AM
great concept Fotis, Great modelling as well. Keep it up . Good luck with the challenge :D

09 September 2005, 11:19 AM
This is nice. I like your bot, nice modeling there. Good luck.

09 September 2005, 12:40 PM
Reporter bot? Thats very cool! Some cables will be perfect, but as background element looks done to me.


09 September 2005, 12:50 PM
hey that robot is cool! looks unique and great modeling

09 September 2005, 08:40 PM
hey, glad u like it so far.As soon as possible(get control over my life:scream: ) i ll send more updates with this guy and i m also working on the "bike" concept.

Max 234666 cccp
09 September 2005, 05:25 AM
Simpathetic robot :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:10 AM
Some nice poly pushing there as always Microman!

As sun would say: GO GO GO!:bounce:

09 September 2005, 12:28 AM (

Just finished the concept for the bike.Anyway, its a mixture of bike and plane look and i have some more sketches to do though, for the rest of the scene.Hope u like it.

09 September 2005, 12:36 AM
Nice scetch fotis. cant wait to see it modelled. keep up the good work :D :D

09 September 2005, 12:50 AM
Agamemnwn: thanks man:thumbsup:
sergioKomic: yeap he does say that:scream:
Max 234666 cccp: :)

09 September 2005, 01:19 AM
Good concept. The design of the vehicles is very interesting. Good luck

09 September 2005, 12:09 PM
Nice modeling, I like that robot a lot. It's a good idea to have it as reporter of the race.
If the rest of the characters are modeled with this quality , this is going to be a great pic.
All my best for it man.
Will be back to see how it's coming along.

09 September 2005, 12:22 PM
very cool Consept,I like your bike:)

09 September 2005, 03:02 PM
Totally agre with Adriano_Zanetti.

But I still like your sketches.

09 September 2005, 02:36 AM
Really cool concept for the bike man, real slick ! lookin forward to see it in action.

Totally agre with Adriano_Zanetti.

But I still like your sketches.

hehe, Komrade Sukhov's down with me, I am flattered and honored! :buttrock:



09 September 2005, 09:49 AM
Good concept for the bike. Let's see some polys:) !


09 September 2005, 04:33 PM
looking really good so far fotis!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:55 PM (

Had some free time and started the bike. Lots of tweaks to be done :).Anyway hope u like it, c&cs are always welcome.

09 September 2005, 09:09 PM
Wow , great idea and model :eek:

09 September 2005, 12:47 AM
Great work sofar .............keep us updated :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:36 AM
hi man!
nice koolest byke! evry stylish and looks like it exists! :D

09 September 2005, 06:25 AM
Ayaaa...another cool bike on the challenge. This is looking awesome, i would just (personal taste more than observation) make the bike a bit less fat and more long...just a bit .


09 September 2005, 07:13 AM
Cool models both robot and bike! Keep it up!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:35 AM
very nice model there... nice attention to detail and looks mechanically sound

09 September 2005, 08:06 AM
This looks realy great dude.

Every thing is just sweet.

09 September 2005, 08:36 AM
very good modeling ! :thumbsup: very good robot ! nice concept too, waiting for your update !

09 September 2005, 08:38 AM
Mmm-hmmm ! looking good, MrMicro!

09 September 2005, 09:46 AM
Still trying to figure out the final look. I ll make a nice engine at the back and wings with thrusters to this fellow but its hard to make details without adding to many polys.Anyway glad u like so far:) .

09 September 2005, 09:59 AM
Superb modeling man! :thumbsup:
I agree, you can give them a bit more of aerodynamic look.
Good luck & have fun. :)

09 September 2005, 10:32 AM
Very cool concept Fotis... I like the design of your bike... very impressive :thumbsup: Best wishes for your continuation mate :bounce:

09 September 2005, 10:54 AM
Good luck man:)

09 September 2005, 12:03 PM
Very good mod and design man, good luck for the next ;)

09 September 2005, 01:52 PM
Looking really good Foti,

Great job modelling the bike . keep it up :D

09 September 2005, 09:05 PM
I want to ride this bike:bounce: . Amazing modeling. Don't add too much details, it looks already great, bit this is just my personal taste!


09 September 2005, 07:14 AM
Wow ! amazing work here ! Your modeling skills are amazing and your sketches too !
great ! :thumbsup: :applause:

09 September 2005, 07:29 PM
Oh... You're one of those guys that comes up with awsome machinery just like that... *gnashes theeth in envy*

Joking! :)

Great stuff, man. I'm looking forward to see this textured. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:53 PM
Exelent modelling skills, mate. Really good models. I love it.

09 September 2005, 08:14 AM (

finished the back of the model,its simple shaped but i think with textures it will look a lot better.I might change something but later ,after i put everything together.Next i ll start the track.

09 September 2005, 08:15 AM
thanks for the c&cs, i hope it looks better textured.I would like to ride this bike too:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:06 AM
I can see some nice details here. You're doing a great job keep it up ;)

09 September 2005, 09:14 AM
Very nice model, I like it a lot, it shows the way for pod-engine modeling.:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:44 AM
excellent modelling, good luck with the challenge!

09 September 2005, 11:26 AM
Very niceice model, with a lot of details. I like it :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:16 PM
Can I see a wireframe please ??

It's very great design.

Fast, fast fast :p

09 September 2005, 05:53 AM
great progress on the bike.keep it up

09 September 2005, 07:01 AM
Wahouw... Always impressive and strong design for your bike Fotis :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:19 AM (

just sending the wireframe of the bike model.Thanks for viewing.

09 September 2005, 07:28 AM (

started the track modelling. I ll add some more details and make it look a metallic structure church.Thank for viewing and any comments are welcome.

09 September 2005, 07:32 AM
the_fgdf: i like detailing ,my cpu doesnt:scream:
thierry2005: thanks:thumbsup:
gavin youl:u too man:bounce:
Goul: :)
Hiha_Psychose: wish i had more time.thank u
Lemog: thank u:)

09 September 2005, 07:34 AM
Awesome work my friend! Keep up!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:46 AM
Nice bridge raod setup.

09 September 2005, 09:18 AM
Great modeling, I'm loving the details.

I wonder how it will look textured, can't wait :)

09 September 2005, 09:22 AM
Ooooooooooh Yeeeeeeeees :thumbsup: your track is great mate... really, I really like this style... very easy to imagine your bike in this environment... :applause:

09 September 2005, 11:40 AM
and here we have another insane for details, haha! it looks great man! keep it up, the concept is fine!


09 September 2005, 08:56 PM
Hey Fotis,

I just read through your thread and I like your concept but I really like the bike model , super cool:thumbsup: and awesome job on the modeling. The track is looking great too, have you thought of having curved supports instead of straight columns , just a thought.

I look forward to the image coming together and keep up the good work.

09 September 2005, 03:25 AM
Futuristic concept, This is nice and interesting:) bike model is awesome dude:thumbsup: also the track looks great, I respect your style Man:)

Sorry for subscribing late to your thread, All the best for this challenge:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:24 AM (

had some free time and continued with the track roof,i made some glass panels and added some more details.I made some props of the vehicles to get an idea of the layout but any suggestions are welcome.

09 September 2005, 08:41 AM
IpiotisDinos: thanks man:)
SONIC-X: thanku:bounce:
lilCara: i want to finish some more models and then i ll start texturing.
Lemog:glad u like it:)
Gus_clifton:thank u
mmoir: didnt want it to look totally scifi and more like retro i think.thanks man:thumbsup:
madshooter::) :bounce:

09 September 2005, 08:59 AM
Hi Fotis. My humble suggestion would be to make the track's looks a bit small from left to right now..:bounce:

09 September 2005, 05:46 PM
Hey, mate that is one cool update:thumbsup: . I just thought, why don't you make your racer to fight in air. It could make your image more dynamic. Or you could add a crushed racer on the backstage.

09 September 2005, 03:58 PM
DimitrisLiatsos: you re right, its too narrow i think, i ll make it wider.Thanks for your c&c:thumbsup:

suk-grigorij: it would be boring if they just fly you re right too, some action would be better.

09 September 2005, 11:26 PM
Wider, yes... and with slanted support beams instead of straight ones... Like a "V" or inverted "V" shaped tunnel or something. It would add impact to the perspective, I think.

10 October 2005, 01:54 AM
whoa man great progress!
the byke looks awsome man! and the track details is really cool!:thumbsup: no crits!!

10 October 2005, 05:47 PM
Very nice futuristic concept, great work on modeling:thumbsup:

I like the vehicle design... but the track could be a bit wider

10 October 2005, 06:35 PM
Great track Fotis, only that its too narrow . Keep up the good work

10 October 2005, 08:12 PM
I love your work.

good luck for the next.

++ ;)

10 October 2005, 10:54 PM
Congratulations... my 500th post goes to you! :scream:hahaha

Very nice detailwork on the track:thumbsup:

Looking realy great!! ... hat up ;)

Keep it up & good luck!
Cheers :beer: Alex

10 October 2005, 06:51 AM
Great work on the track, I like all this details:thumbsup: . As mentioned before I would also make it a little wider so there is enough space for your amazing bikes!


10 October 2005, 07:09 AM
Yep. The detail is very impressive. Like the modeling allot. Keep it up and you will have a greate post.

10 October 2005, 04:06 PM (

Made the female head,I think there still is tweaking to do but this is where I am so far.Next is to make hair and the rest of this character.

10 October 2005, 11:21 PM
Hello! thanks for check my Concept Sketch, I like your robot, I like the hands!

10 October 2005, 10:25 AM
I like your female head:) . Clean modeling, so tweaking will be easy. The region on the outer sides of the eyes are a little strange. Smoothing problem perhaps, a non-quad polygon? I'm curious to see her progress!:bounce:


10 October 2005, 08:09 PM (

Almost finished with the female character, some tweaks need to be made.The hair are not the final but i hate watching her bald :)

10 October 2005, 08:24 PM
SoniaNotRed: V shaped columns usually work fine in tunnels as supports on lots of loads I think.
I plan adding some motion blur and I hope that brings perpective:shrug:.Thanks:thumbsup:
yunisirees,Maxter,Agamemnwn,Hiha_Psychose,fgcity,adrianguerra: thank u:bounce:, as soon as I get back to the track details I ll fix it.
vampeta:I wish u another 50000000...ok thats enough:scream: .
daWinky: glad u like it, your re right about the eye region ,its tricky :)

10 October 2005, 07:32 AM
Wow, you are working very fast and with nice details:thumbsup: . She' looking already pretty nice! Good clothes! More character modeling, please:bounce: .


10 October 2005, 07:43 AM
Hey Fotis... nice design and clothes for her :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 09:30 PM
hi Mr Micro26
the model is looking marvelouse! nice going there!:thumbsup:
cheers mate!

10 October 2005, 03:24 AM
Good work so far and great modeling pace. I need to follow your example and HURRY UP!

10 October 2005, 08:38 AM
Fotis, how could I have not seen this yet?!? You have a cool and fun concept, races for marriage! Great and fast modeling, though I agree with Dimitris, the track should be wider.
Have you tried subdividing the girl yet?
Good luck for the contest!:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 09:32 AM (

made the textures for the bike.Its not finished and the rear textures might need tweaking and I ll texture the other bike with different colors.
Still lot of work to be done.

10 October 2005, 09:40 AM
Cool Bike! I wish I had one like this! I like the shader and texturing so far, looks nice!
looking forward to see the finished scene!

10 October 2005, 09:40 AM
daWinky: I dont know how the other character will look like in the end,maybe a fat ugly human/allien dna fellow:scream: ,just want to make something funny of it.
Lemog: thank you
yunisirees: thanx:thumbsup:
gardogg: I need to hurry up too u know:scream: .
DrFx:I cant wait for more updates from u.thanx

10 October 2005, 09:59 AM
Varma: u posted before I did.I ll send more updates of the race track and the girl as soon as I start texturing.Glad u like it so far.:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 12:59 PM
HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo Foths:)
Fantastic work man:thumbsup:
I like very very much your design


10 October 2005, 03:54 PM
Rocking dude:buttrock: I,m speechlessAwesome modeling and very good texturing:thumbsup:

Keep going:)

10 October 2005, 03:57 PM
Also I love the female character model very nice details:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 05:09 PM
You are using normal mapping or something. The shading is looking kinda strange.

10 October 2005, 10:09 PM
wowwwwww! awesome stuff! your sketches and design are superb, and your modelling
is fantastic! love the bike. I'll really enjoy the rest!

10 October 2005, 04:49 AM
Yes Fotis, as Grigorij... I find your mapping very "flat"... I don't know why... :shrug:

10 October 2005, 05:41 AM
Maybe you need to add bump maps so that textures doesn't look flat:)

10 October 2005, 05:42 AM
Yeah I agree with suk-grigorij, it also depends on what shader you are using dude:)

10 October 2005, 07:03 AM
You know that I love your bike, great design and modeling work:) . But your texturing is not of the same quality yet. But it's just a wip and time enough to work it out! Curious to see the progress!:bounce:


10 October 2005, 09:08 AM
Hello Mr Micro26, great to see you in the challenge.

Ralf Stumpf

10 October 2005, 09:54 AM
The bike is looking cool dude.Keep it up.

10 October 2005, 07:58 PM
V shaped columns usually work fine in tunnels as supports on lots of loads I think.

Yeah, your right - the weight goes out sideways instead of down (what would cause the top to collapse) or some such thing. I wasn't thinking about that, though - I guess I just saw too much Battlestar Gallactica when I was a kid. :D

I like the girl a lot. She looks very natural. :thumbsup:
But i agree with the others about the textures - there's still something missing.

10 October 2005, 07:53 AM
sorry for late reply
SUN:how are u man?good to read from ya:thumbsup:
madshooter: thank u:scream:
suk-grigorij:no normal mapping yet, its just plain bump.
Lemog: I agree with both that theres an issue with textures i ll make it better (as long as I stop working like mad and have some free time:twisted: ) .
thank u:buttrock:
daWinky: thanks for c&c .Cant wait for more flossy renders:love:
WildWire: hey ralf :bounce:
SONIC-X: thank you
SoniaNotRed: I watched Gallactica like mad as a kid too:buttrock:

10 October 2005, 10:36 AM
Very cool design!

10 October 2005, 07:52 PM
Thanks for visit my entry!
I like your design bike.
Good luck with the contest.:eek:

10 October 2005, 04:02 PM
Hey, I would like one of those bikes - really cool. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 05:44 PM
Cool Design... :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 01:39 AM (

Made some basic textures for the head and fixed(i think) some modeling issues.Next i ll make the rest of the character.Any c&cs are welcome

10 October 2005, 05:05 AM
Hey dude Vrey nice update:thumbsup: Well I see some problem with the nose, holes are too small, it looks different might be bacause of the camera angle, if you can post a front, left or perspective image would be cool. But the head looks cool dude:thumbsup:

Waiting to see more:bounce: :bounce:

10 October 2005, 06:18 AM
skin looking very nice so far. great face.

10 October 2005, 07:42 AM
Great update on the head, the texture is coming along very nice:thumbsup: ! And I also think you fixed the problems:) ! Can't wait to see the rest...:bounce:


10 October 2005, 09:18 AM
No crits here dude.Love to see the character develope.

10 October 2005, 09:42 AM
:bounce: Cmon keep going man, lets them machines....

10 October 2005, 09:54 AM
madshooter: hey thanks man, maybe the nose needs fixing.I ll post all character next.:thumbsup:
shakes: :bounce:
daWinky:glad u like ut:)
SONIC-X: thank u:thumbsup:
i was busy but i hope i ll update soon:sad:

10 October 2005, 01:13 PM
Very realistic textures. :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 11:27 AM
Very nice texturing Update ...:bounce: .

...and post some other angles of face... if it's possible..........i like this character's face :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 02:16 PM (

the same head in different angles.

11 November 2005, 02:20 PM
sergioKomic:thanks man:thumbsup:
SoniaNotRed:i hope i ll have the time to finish everything:)
DimitrisLiatsos:you rock , cant wait for more updates from u too man:buttrock:

11 November 2005, 06:37 PM
Your skin shader is really great ! Excellent Fotis ! :buttrock:

11 November 2005, 12:10 AM
Your skin shader is really great ! Excellent Fotis ! :buttrock:

yeah i totaly agree with gpepper! great work man!:thumbsup::thumbsup:

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