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09 September 2005, 12:28 PM
Alan Martins Camara is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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Come on Come All

In 1930, Mr. Benjamin Denver founded the Denver’s Circus Company, a median-scale and poor circus that presented it self in small-towns across of State. Five years after the Denver’s Circus foundation, in one of those little towns, Mr. Benjamin met James Molina, a First World War ex-soldier looking for a job in the area. Italian descendent, James impressed Mr. Benjamin by his physical scale and his extraordinary power, when he lifted seven men on a platform, for a few seconds. Without a doubt he hired him as a member of the group.

Many years went by… and the company didn’t make any improvement, still having a money problem. In spite of the Denver’s Circus having acquired a few new equipments, Mr. James Molina was still the biggest attraction. Even whit 52 years, he continued doing many achievements at the circus, especially when he lifted ‘Big Bob’, the 8.500 lbs. elephant, making the crowd delirious.

In 1946, a year supposed to be like many others, something special happened that made a statement for that generation. It happened in one of those little towns that the circus went, when the staff was building up the tend. The young Bruce, employee responsible for Big Bob’s trailer, get distracted and left it on the top of the slope without breaks.

At the same moment, far from her parent’s eyes, Jessica, a 5-year’s old girl, was playing with a colorful balloon near by the elephant. Scared, Big Bob started to move agitated making the trailer going down on the slope. The sisters Judith and Dorothy, two nuns, were passing by coming from the church, saw the trailer coming down the hill in the direction of the little girl and screamed for help.

Aware by the noise, Mr. James Molina, who was preparing the equipments for the night show, saw the trailer moving and run to try to avoid a big tragedy. With his power and his experience of many years of work, Mr. James accomplished the biggest achievement of his career and his live: stopping the elephant’s trailer and saving the little girl’s live. Until this days, the whole town still talks about this. Every newspaper, at that time, published the story of the little Jessica’s rescue by Mr. James Molina, ‘the strongest man in the world’.

The End

09 September 2005, 12:44 PM
Hello, It's my first contest in CGTalk. I hope to learn, have fun and colaborate. wish us luck...

09 September 2005, 02:22 PM
Hey Alan ! Nice to see you here ! I am sure you are going to make a nice job !

09 September 2005, 02:59 PM (

This is my scene.
The idea is to show the star of a 50's circus. "The strongest man in the world". A man that can lift a car, an airplane and an elephant. his name: James. A man who is 46 years old, a veteran with extensive circus experience, great fame and ripped muscles. A paradox exists between the raw strength of James displayed by his overwhelming power to lift a chained elephant and innoscently fragile an looking girl, hoding a single baloon.

(sorry about my english)

09 September 2005, 03:02 PM
for the moment nice theme, and you'r good on 2D! i'm impatient to see your 3d entry

09 September 2005, 03:08 PM
i love the theme and concept of your idea..

09 September 2005, 03:32 PM

I hope start now, because is that a specific theme. I'll have to do several research about those years, (clothes, style, hair), but i hope can do that.


09 September 2005, 03:36 PM
very fine concept ! good luck !

09 September 2005, 03:36 PM
Such a wonderful concept. With the 50s motif in your scene, will add extra visual treats to the final scene. Hope to see more

09 September 2005, 03:36 PM
Very interesting idea, Alan! I think it would be interesting if there was some sortof big crowd around the man, looking scared, while the little girl would be standing more to the front.

Boa sorte e bom trabalho!

09 September 2005, 04:07 PM
Circus is a true spectacle. Great concept and sketch looks wonderful. Looking forward to seeing more.

09 September 2005, 04:07 PM
Very cool skech
and very cool idea!
best luck for u! i will be waching here:thumbsup:
c ya

09 September 2005, 04:12 PM
Lovely concept and sketch! It looks like pretty unique for the challenge too - good luck!

09 September 2005, 05:02 PM
Hi Alan. Your sketch is very funy and beautiful :D

Good luck!

09 September 2005, 05:49 PM
I really like this! keep going.

09 September 2005, 06:48 PM
Hi, great start. I love the elements of the scene. Good luck.

09 September 2005, 02:21 AM
Hey "camera" hohoho :) Wow that is the best of all the sketch i saw ! Great, great image, i like how you fill it with elements. it is very very good, you can tell a story just by looking on the elements...
"maybe the CIA (the policemen on the back) are going to hire the strong guy" or "the children is talking to her papa about the school today" hahahaha great ! I am really cheering for you :)

09 September 2005, 03:45 AM
Hi, Mister Alan. Great sketch, dude. I'll keep an eye on this thread for sure! Have you started modeling? Good luck, dude! :)

09 September 2005, 04:32 AM
Very nice work and a great idea. good luck with this!

09 September 2005, 05:03 AM
nice one :thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 05:13 AM
I'd also have the elephants trunk up. (seems to be a lot of elephants this challenge:) ) And more action around them. A on stilts...more tents...cotton candy stand....maybe even have the man holding the elephant standing on a ball.

Great concept. Can't wait to see where this goes.


09 September 2005, 07:11 AM
wow, great idea dude.. goodluck for the challenge!

09 September 2005, 09:58 AM
Wonderful concept, i love the little poster with the elephant being winched up. Fantastic

09 September 2005, 05:18 AM
Yongkiat - Thanks. I'll have a lot work about this scene, because, how I said, I'll need a lot reference about at the time, i hope to do. Thanks :thumbsup:

jddog - Thanks.

DrFx - Nice Idea dude, i'll think about this. Obrigado. Boa sorte pra você também. :thumbsup:

HammaJamma - I was thinking to do a theme about heroes, tragedy, explosions and other things about this, but i said, I need to do something funny and happy. How you say, the circus is true spectacle. Thanks

LAURO_MX, ziriguidum, banzato - Thanks guys. É isso aí vamos ver se a gente faz bonito cara. Parabéns pra vc também, boa sorte. :thumbsup:

Gunilla - Thanks.

Seven Thanks dude.

Storytelling Tree- Thanks Andre. How you saw, i'll have a hard work, and I now work to finish on the time, I've a lot things to do modeling on the scene. I hope go to the finish. Ah, the strong man lost the time for the child's school, the mother stay home waiting for him, the elephant is nothing close to her. Valeu cara. Abração

maurocor - Thanks Mauro. I now started, i'm modeling the elephant. I hope to see you more to here. Abração e obrigado.

joshcxa,Squibbit, Versiden Thanks.

Nichod Thanks. Good idea. I didn't think about this. I don't want fill so much the scene, If i have time, maybe can try to do. Thanks. :thumbsup:

handlebar Hi. The little poster was a sketch that I did not like, then i used as poster to present the spectacle. Thanks.

Please, sorry about my english

Tee Double U
09 September 2005, 07:13 AM
Love the style though the elements need to work better together

09 September 2005, 09:06 AM
this "scetch" is really good!! you should enter the 2d challenge with this :thumbsup: !

09 September 2005, 10:40 AM
I am really liking this. Your concept is brilliant. Good luck!

09 September 2005, 08:15 PM
I like the sketch... very interesting concept

Good luck!!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:24 PM
excellent idea and sketch !
looking foward to see next updates ;)

09 September 2005, 08:51 PM
Hey Alan,
I really like your concept sketch, it has that believable/unbelievable feel to it. Good luck with this.

09 September 2005, 08:56 PM
Woooooooooooww , Oh my god , that`s a stronge sketch .Idea and drawing needs to alotof greet . Hope to lock in this challnege .:scream:

09 September 2005, 06:08 AM
Tee Double, Zongo, pariahrob, Maxter, collings, Ramtin_moom Thanks by all comments. I'm happy by yours support, thanks.

09 September 2005, 06:18 AM (

Hi, i started modeling of the elephant. His name is "the Big Bob" . I also posted the modeling process.

09 September 2005, 06:23 AM (

Here is some pictures about the elephant "The Big Bob"

09 September 2005, 06:25 AM (

I posted this last image about the elephant. Please C&C. Thanks

09 September 2005, 06:41 AM
thanks for "modelling progress"

Do you plan to add small geometry details in future? Or it will be just texture and bump?

09 September 2005, 08:49 AM
Looks good! The legs should be a bit thicker though, especially around the "knee" area. Great fast progress there! Giving us a run for our money!

09 September 2005, 11:03 AM
Great start to the jumbo Alan, its going to be mammoth

09 September 2005, 12:36 PM
Alan, the elephant is great ! The ears and the weight are very nice !!! I would change somethings on the foot though, the nails area is a bit strange, the nails should be touching the ground, like if they were the last thing on the foot. Hmm, let me try to show you and example...

Ok, here, the nails are toucing the ground and they have more volume and size. Well, just a tip :)

Alan, everything is great ! the topology of the head and body is very nice ! I think that the great challenge here will be the texture !

Cya ! Keep the good job :)

09 September 2005, 04:57 PM
(o)ne, Thanks dude.

Nichod Hi Brian. I agree when you say about the "knee" area, maybe i can change something. I'll go to look my references again and verify. Thanks dude

Storytelling Tree Hi Andre. I agree about that you said. I not saw this detail so important, i'll go to modify.About the textures, you are sure, this is my great challenge!!! "I WANNA A ZBRUSH":scream:.... thanks my friend :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:01 PM
Your elephant's coming up very nicely. Can't wait to see it textured ;)

09 September 2005, 08:26 PM
Yongkiat - Hi, Yongkiat, thanks by your comment.

09 September 2005, 01:37 AM (

Hi, i adjusted some parts in the model especially the feets that was strange in the nail area.

09 September 2005, 01:48 AM (

The equipment to support the elephant when James lift him.

09 September 2005, 03:45 AM
Interesting viewpoint for a spectacular theme. Perhaps a mammoth instead of an elephant? That would up the impact value. Your modelling skills should handle that with no problem. Yeah, mammoths are extinct, but hey... this is art.

Regards and all the best with your entry.

09 September 2005, 04:12 AM
Hi Alan. You is very fast! Your model is being very cool.

09 September 2005, 06:26 AM
Very promising progress :thumbsup: I continue to watch !

09 September 2005, 07:02 PM
Nice ! Nice ! Oh !! Come on !! We want texture ! Texture ! :D I can't say that i am not anccious to see the final results of these !

09 September 2005, 03:01 PM
Wow, Hey Alan, you're the man, nice start.

Good luck.

09 September 2005, 11:07 PM (

Thanks a lot comments, I'm happy by yours support.

I'm posting the elephant "Big Bob" with the texture, I still need better somethings, but by moment is this. Please, C&C.

09 September 2005, 11:08 PM (

Other angle. Thanks

09 September 2005, 11:11 PM (

Ok, the next step, i'll go to do the base and the support for the elephant and I will be posting here. Thanks.

09 September 2005, 11:52 PM
nice elephant but they arn't shinny or glossy :p

09 September 2005, 12:22 AM
Thanks by his comment. How i said, i need better something specially the speculary in the textures. Thanks. :)

09 September 2005, 01:00 AM
here's a nice photo of an elephant, ( ) not much SSS going on it, so i think you should make your SSS less powerful.

09 September 2005, 01:34 AM
Wow, good reference. Really the elephant don't have none speculary,hehehe. Thanks dude :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:13 AM
Nice elephant! Wow. Maybe dirty up the toe nails a little more though. Give them some grooves too with your bump map. The toe nails look too "clean" right now.

09 September 2005, 03:01 AM
The texture of the elephant's extra ordinary...really well detailed and nice.. Keep on the great work.

09 September 2005, 03:12 AM
gardogg - Hi Gary. I agree about that you said, but I not still worked the textures both of the nail and of the grip, but now i'll go to see. Thanks :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:15 AM
[b]Yongkiat[b] - Thanks dude, I'm appreciating his elephant also. :D

09 September 2005, 02:03 PM (

Hi everyone,
I'm working in second character called "James". He's the strongest man how said before.

I was think how i'll make this characters and I remembered the Marlon Brando when he worked in the movie "The Godfather" and the strongest man i was think about Hulk Hogan.

Sorry by my english

09 September 2005, 04:07 PM
excellent personality mix here ! :D

09 September 2005, 05:12 PM
AhhauuAHuHUAhuHUahuHAuhahAa... great and funny Sketch of Character!! Good Luck!

09 September 2005, 05:25 PM
great method and nice idea .really original :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:57 PM
So I like "Big Bob" a lot and I'm curious what you will make with James.
Great job so far:thumbsup: , I'm watching...


09 September 2005, 06:34 PM
Hi, Alan!

It´s getting great. I am sure you will give us a great image. Congrats again! :)

09 September 2005, 07:15 PM
Wow that elephant is superb! Hulk Brando, hahah. Good luck. cheers. locked on.

09 September 2005, 08:21 PM
AhhauuAHuHUAhuHUahuHAuhahAa... great and funny Sketch of Character!! Good Luck!
My sentiments exactly, this is turning out to be a stunning piece Alan:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:56 PM
jddog - Thanks dude.

ziriguidum - Hi Rodolfo, thanks by your support dude.

Ramtin_moom - Thanks.:thumbsup:

daWinky- Thanks Sabrina, good that you liked the "Big Bob". I'll be modeling the James. Thanks :thumbsup:

maurocor - Hi mauro, thanks by your tips about the work, i hope see you more here. :)

soapy - Thanks dude. Good name, "Hulk Brando" hahaha. :thumbsup:

DaddyMack - Thanks

09 September 2005, 12:53 AM
Cool mixture of godfather and hulk. Has a strange circus feel to it.Waiting for more updates:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:14 AM
Hehe!! Like your concept, really spectacular!! And good idea for this "mix"... waiting to see update!

Keep it going!! :bounce:

09 September 2005, 01:22 AM
Great concept! I like the things you've made so far - James is very amusing.

09 September 2005, 01:45 AM
Mr Micro26, SuperXCM, The Parrot - Hi guys, thanks by your support. I'll be modeling the james and posting here. Thanks :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:28 PM (

Hi everyone,
I've started the modeling of the stronger man "James". I'm doing it based on the head from the Marlon Brando photo. Not an exact copy! C&Cs please.

Sorry, i'm working on my english :banghead:

09 September 2005, 07:03 PM
hi denverbz
subscribing here! cool concept! a very nicely textured elephant and thats some nurbs head modeling .. is it? i could never get to nurbs look like that much!

cheers man!

09 September 2005, 07:47 PM
I'm actually seeing the resemblance here. Great job on this model! It isn't easy to make a 3d portrait like that. Good job so far!

09 September 2005, 01:49 AM
yunisirees - Hi, thanks for the comment. The model i'm working with, subDivs in Maya, these holes in the mesh are areas that i'll put the ear. Thanks man.

gardogg - thanks dude :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:54 AM
Hey denverbz, i loved that elephant!
And as for the strong guy... Kick ass! He has a strong personality, very cool.
keep going man! ( when you want, i can lend him my car, hwauehawuehuaw)
Hugs man:beer:

09 September 2005, 10:49 AM
Great portrait, he has a very sad and exhausted look, it's hard to depict emotions correctly in 3d, congrats! Here's my favourite tip for ear modelling by Bay Rait, ears in my challenge are not ready yet too, gona make it today:

09 September 2005, 04:26 PM
Cool Idea and sketching. Modelling is also very nice.

Good luck.

09 September 2005, 06:57 PM (

Hi, this is last changes in the model.

09 September 2005, 06:57 PM
LAURO_MX - Hi Lauro, Thanks man. I'll send both james and the elephant to you put in the car. have a place? Thanks dude :thumbsup:

victim335. - Thanks for your support a did download for my modeling library, thanks1 :thumbsup:

suk-grigorij- Thanks dude!

09 September 2005, 07:27 PM
Alan, great ! The face is mutch-like the concept that you've made ! Great ! The body as we talked need some more "strong" look. But i am looking forward to see your work done ! I want to see specially how are you going to give the 80´s look on it.

09 September 2005, 08:06 PM
Oh, I like James! He is going to be a character with personality. Already good work on the muscles:) . Definitely want to see more of him.


09 September 2005, 09:41 PM
Hi Alan,
nice modeling, i liked the face, keep going:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:12 AM
Storytelling Tree - Hi Andre, thanks for the comment. Well, how I was talk with you, i'll still some changes on the model, especially in the torso, (shoulders and chest), but first, i'll be finish the model.

daWinky - Thanks. I hope to do with a little resemblance about Marlon Brando, but it's don't easy, perhaps the texture can be the more difficult thing.:banghead: Thanks :thumbsup:

dcmoutinho - Hi Daniel, thanks dude.

09 September 2005, 01:28 AM
Thats a killer concept. and the face modeling is excillent, really looks 46. keep up the good work.

09 September 2005, 07:00 PM
Thanks for the comment. The face i'm using like reference Marlon Brando on the movie "The Godfhater". Thanks dude.

09 September 2005, 12:39 AM
Nice concept

Wish you good luck

09 September 2005, 03:29 PM (

Hi, thanks.
Ok, I finished the torso of the strongest man. I did a first version but looked small, then i put more volume on the model. The clothes i'm thinking of use like references; Louis Cyr, canadian that was the strongest man in the world during the 20's or 30's?

09 September 2005, 04:10 PM
Hm, very, very good modelling. Espesially my respect to quality of anatomy modelling.

09 September 2005, 06:19 PM
Thanks grigorij,
I still need to do some details with the model and soon i'll post here, Thanks for your comments.

09 September 2005, 07:16 PM
I agree. The anatomy looks excellent here. I wouldn't know that had I not been studying anatomy extensively for 2 weeks! You are right on from what I can tell. Looking great!

09 September 2005, 03:19 AM (

James' overdose

09 September 2005, 03:27 AM
Hi gardogg, thanks for your support.

I did the legs of the model, but i still need to do some adjusts in the topology and add some details. I already have the hands and the foot and soon i'll post here.

The next step is make the clothes and the hair of the model.

09 September 2005, 06:19 AM
Hi Alan!
the james is being really cool! :thumbsup:
i cant wait to see this finished...
keep it up man!
Abração pra vc

09 September 2005, 03:59 PM
Hi Lauro,
thanks for your support dude. I want finished the model this week and later begin to do the little girl, i hope. Thanks :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:34 AM
You are doing and impressive job here :thumbsup: congratulations !

09 September 2005, 02:58 PM (

Hi, i finished this model and still need add some little things like the clothes and the hair. I want to do the visual with style 40's or 50's how i said, then i painted the clothes to see how will be .Please C&Cs.

09 September 2005, 03:00 PM
jddog - Thanks dude. I still hope finish this model this week. Thanks :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:04 PM
Hey, it's very good modelling. Very convincsible and accurate. U got sharp eye. One little crit, there is something wrong with lower part of neck. It's more useal for thin characters than muscular. I think it should be more smooth.

09 September 2005, 05:24 PM
Hi grigorij. I agree about you said. I still need to make adjustments on the model. Thanks for your tip dude. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:38 PM
Very nice updates of James. I like the style of his clothes and shoes. I think it will fit perfectly in your concept!:thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 10:39 PM
Great Modeling :thumbsup: It's very nice...

09 September 2005, 03:35 AM
Alan, James is great ! His proportions are very goood, his 50´s style is very nice and his modeling is great ! Very very very nice work ! I am really cheering for you to finish these challenge ! I am ancious to see the textures !

Great work man :) Really great


09 September 2005, 05:27 AM
Great proportions, anatomy, and modeling as a whole! I'd say that you should make the ring finger on that hand a little longer though. Keep it up!

09 September 2005, 06:09 AM
i really enjoye to look at you thread. i like you concept an you modelling. respect. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:11 PM
daWinky - Hi Sabrina, thanks for your comment. I have worked hard to find the material from this period. It's dificult, but i keep going. Thanks :thumbsup:

infinita - Hi Fabio, thanks for your support dude, i'm waiting to see your concept. :thumbsup:

Storytelling Tree - Hi Andre, thanks man. I already started something with textures and soon i'll be posting it here. I can't wait to finish this model. Thanks dude :thumbsup:

gardogg Thanks Gary. I've been working a lot with this model :banghead: and especially with the anatomy. The hand has the rig and i'll post here. Thanks for your support :thumbsup:

mac_andre Hi, thanks. I really wanted to make a funny and spectacular theme and thought, why not a scene about circus? Thanks for your comment. :thumbsup:

Sorry for my bad english. :)

09 September 2005, 03:15 PM (

Hi. I started the material selection and texturing for the model.

09 September 2005, 05:22 PM
This character is sooo cool , awesome modeling abilities , the model musculature seems way more right than mine congrat..:thumbsup:

Can't wait to see more :bounce:

09 September 2005, 05:54 PM
yes, you did a nice one :) waiting for more...nothing to crit for now..

09 September 2005, 06:21 PM
hi denverbz

cool and great modeling there! :thumbsup: nice the way you have modeled the body man!

09 September 2005, 07:34 PM
great character denverbz!
I really dig the arms and the hands! The head looks really cool too!
Good job so far man :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:13 PM
Hey Alan,

Your strongman is looking strong:) , great job on the modeling :thumbsup: . One thing , he looks a little pidgeon toes or his right foots toes are pointing in to much unless that is what you want. Look forward to more updates

09 September 2005, 08:39 PM
Fantastic, no crits!

09 September 2005, 02:09 AM
hi Denverbz,
great modeling

09 September 2005, 02:42 AM
Kick ass man!
i can't wait to see the little girl!
Hugs :beer:

09 September 2005, 03:15 AM
Good character. Just more details and this will be awsome.

09 September 2005, 03:36 PM
Zapan - Thanks for your comment. I liked also your model, how i said. Thanks
(o)ne - Thanks

yunisirees - Thanks dude, i steel need make some adjustment on the model, for exemple the details in the belt and later i'll be posting it here. Thanks :thumbsup:

collings - Thanks for your support dude.

mmoir - Thanks for your comment. You teel me about the look strange on the toes, perphaps be the perspective, but i'll look it. Thanks by your tips. :thumbsup:

gardogg - Thanks again dude.

dcmoutinho Hi Daniel, thanks by your support.

LAURO_MX - Hi Lauro. Thanks dude. I wanna drive that car, where is the key? :applause: Thanks dude. The little girl, i'll make the next week. Thanks :thumbsup:

banzato Hi Rodrigo. I go put him together with your "Rex" i think will be funny, no?hahaha. Thanks dude :thumbsup:

Sorry for my baaaaad english :p

09 September 2005, 03:43 PM
Nice model denverbz I like your work. Cheers :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:46 PM
This is a really strong character. I can now imagine how he will look like when finished and I really love the style. Keep on with this great progress!:thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 10:30 PM
thierry2005 Hi thierry, thanks for your support :thumbsup:

daWinky - Hi Sabrina, thanks for your nice words. I intend to finish him this weekend, (i can't to see James :banghead:) and later i'll start with the little girl. Thanks :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 08:44 AM
good concept ! I like your modeling and the caracter of the man ;)

good luck !!

10 October 2005, 09:08 AM
I like this model very much. Muscles are modeled very natural i like them
Good luck man!

10 October 2005, 06:08 PM (

Hi, i started with the textures of the strongest man, i still have make some adjusts.

10 October 2005, 06:12 PM
pitiwazou,the_fgdf - Thanks for your comments. :thumbsup:

Ok, i'm finishing the strongest man, i still make somethings but i think finish today or tomorrow, i hope.

10 October 2005, 06:28 PM
I think the creases by his cheek bone and jaw are a little harsh and the transition from his hair to his face needs work (maybe blend it better with your color map). The eyebrows and the model itself look fantastic. The face could use some more shine and a little less brown tones. This is coming along quite well!

10 October 2005, 07:38 PM
hi gardogg, thanks for your tips dude, i'll be correct this. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 08:13 PM
Nice modeling! He looks a bit like Marlon Brando hehe. I´s be careful with the texturing, if the bumps are too uniform, they give us the impression of a rubber mask figure...

10 October 2005, 03:16 AM (

Ok, one more update with the face textures.

10 October 2005, 03:23 AM
dvelasco - Hi Diego, thanks for your tips. I made some changes on the model with the textures. I did increase the specular and i did a little smooth on the the bump map. :banghead:

10 October 2005, 05:19 AM
Wow, it's a pleasure to watch how James is getting better and better:) . He looks amazing with the textures, especially with your improvements of the bump and specular map. Perhaps his stylish moustache could need a little brush-up, nothing else to crit. Great work!:thumbsup:


10 October 2005, 12:29 PM
Hi Sabrina, thanks for your comment. I really need work the moustache, Maybe in the next update i'll corect this. thanks forr your tip. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 03:52 PM
Good shading, but make some extra work on specular.

10 October 2005, 03:58 PM
Great stuff here !
Nice modeling skills ! And texturing and rendering are great too !
Can't wait to see it finished ! :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 07:59 PM
suk-grigorij Thanks man. I igree about you said of the specular, i also saw this, thanks for your tip. :thumbsup:

gpepper - Thanks man, i want very, very to finish too, but i'm a lot work here. Well keep going. Thanks :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 07:59 PM
great modeling and texturing! parabéns man!

10 October 2005, 08:23 PM
Hi Alan,

Great work until here. :)

Did you start the modeling of the body?

You have muuuuch work to do .. but I belive that will be a great scene. :thumbsup:

To de olho :D

10 October 2005, 03:04 AM (

Hi guys, One more update. I now put James beside the elephant to compare with the scale, maybe i decrease the size of the james, but i'm not sure. please C&Cs.

10 October 2005, 03:08 AM
Gus_clifton - Hi Gustavo, thanks dude. Valeu cara pela força. :beer:

[/b]JR.Braz[/b]- Hi João, thanks man. Well, the body i did modeling, but i know that i've a hard, hard work, but "Eu sou brasileiro e não desisto nunca" hahaha. I hope finish the scene. thanks for your support dude :beer:

10 October 2005, 07:33 AM
Hi! The very interesting idea! I always impress exceptional potentialities of man very much! Good luck!

10 October 2005, 08:01 AM
Yeah !
nice stuff again !
Is it a little elephant ?

10 October 2005, 08:28 AM
Very cool. The strong-man reminds me a bit of Marlon Brando.

Great work on the elephant too.

10 October 2005, 01:08 PM
Wow, this is blowing me away. Not finished yet James is already great, and in the scene he really looks amazing.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: I think you should scale him down a little. Elephants are huge animals...:)


10 October 2005, 01:17 PM
I agree with Sabrina. Really wonderful work here - and the elephant could be a bit bigger.
Love the strong man model - he looks very solid :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 02:37 PM
Yeah this is outstanding job , soo nice texture.
Yep the elephant could be bigger, in fact I guess more he will be big , more your scene will appear spectacular...

Keep up the very great work mate...

10 October 2005, 02:45 PM (

i'm doubt about the scala of the James. I'm posted two options and i need help about this. Thanks

10 October 2005, 02:53 PM
Hey man! good texturing, and the models are so realistic! keep it up the good work!


10 October 2005, 05:13 PM
Atris - Thanks for nice words dude. :thumbsup:

Swamps Thanks for your comments. I used Marlon Brando like reference, but i did time to do exactly like him. Thanks for your comment. :thumbsup:

daWinky - Hi Sabrina, thanks for your comment mate. I saw this problem with the elephant and already correct this. Thanks for your tips :thumbsup:

Gunilla - Thanks dude for your comments. How i said, i already correct the scale of the man. Thanks

Zapan - Thanks for your nice words.

Ok, i'll finish with the strongest man today and tomorrow will start with the little girl.Thanks guys :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 07:12 PM
This is looking very cool. The only problem is that under the belt, in the crotch area, it looks like he's wearing a diaper! Maybe this picture can help. I think the bulge created by the genital area should not be so huge like you have it right now.

10 October 2005, 02:11 AM
firstof all i agree with gardogg's comment please do change his briefs .

And now for the options u have given to select for u,i will select the 2nd one bcos in the 1st image the elephant looks like a baby.

10 October 2005, 03:06 PM
gardogg, cubisis - Thanks guys. I agree about this, but i don't know if we can to compare with this reference, The stronger man has between 45, 55 years old, arnold looks me 25. But i'll correct this, and soon will post here. Thanks for your tips. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 02:20 AM (

Hi, this is the pose of stronger man. I know that this is unreal, but this is spectacular, no?

10 October 2005, 07:19 AM
Yes, this is spectacular for sure:) ! Great update!:thumbsup:


10 October 2005, 10:31 AM
Well done Alan, nice idea!

10 October 2005, 01:15 PM
daWinky, Joao Fonseca Hi Sabrina, Hi João, thanks for your comments. I think that I found the final pose for the strong man, i was to worry about this.

10 October 2005, 01:43 PM
Ahaha , the pose is excellent Alan and yeah that is spectacular :applause:
Still great :bounce: :bounce:

10 October 2005, 02:18 PM
This anatomy and textures are perfect!
Also the retro style in that character was answome :thumbsup:
Keep posting!

10 October 2005, 05:11 PM
To Zapan - Thanks mate. I broke :banghead: my head to find the best pose, but i think found:argh:. Thanks for your comment.

To LAURO_MX - Hi Lauro, thanks for your comment dude. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 04:19 AM (

This is the car of the elephant.

10 October 2005, 07:46 AM
Alan, isto está demais!!!
Modeling is very good (you're fast!), I love the elephant textures and the middle-aged look of James! Very interesting! Keep up the good work, and good luck!

10 October 2005, 11:50 AM
I liked the concept better where he was standing on a round plate with chains.
But very nice work so far, one more thing, the way he's holding the cage he would fall over,
you need to draw a verticle line from his main leg and make sure the center of the cage/elephant is also on that line, so the weight makes sense.

10 October 2005, 12:04 PM
Alan, it is great ! I loved to see your evolution ! I am happy that you are working on it, it will be a veryyy nice still ! Very very nice, no crits from me, loved the characters. Keep coming !!!

10 October 2005, 05:50 PM
To DrFx - Oi Carlos, muito obrigado por suas palavras e pelo incentivo. :thumbsup: Thanks for your comment and the support. :thumbsup:

to simon.wt - Wesley, I understand. But when I did the concept i thought that would turn out well like this. But when I put on 3D, stayed a lot unreal. The chains done not stay well put and the elephant was not with security,hehehe there in top. Sorry for my english.

To Storytelling Tree - Hi Andre, good to see you here again dude, thanks for yoour nice words.:thumbsup: I'm running to finish the scene. thanks :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 06:37 PM
Strong man, strong concept

it would be rather spectacular to lift an elephant in a trailer like that!!
very good job on the modeling and texturing of man and elephant.

I'll be around..

the mix of hulk and godfather is briliant

10 October 2005, 07:14 PM
Really coming along amazingly! You are on a fantastic pace. I noticed a couple of posts back a major seem in the texture where the arm meets the hands. Make sure you fix that...

10 October 2005, 03:41 AM
Hi, Alan!

Congrats, the models are very good. But I have to desagree about this last pose. I don´t know if it is a test but this way doesn´t look right for me. I think even a very strong man couldn´t lift an elephant car this way. There is no balance. And I think you will have a big problem about the elephant itself inside the car because probally it wouldn´t be stand up. I am not really sure about this last pose. I prefer the sketch pose. But that is a personal opinion. Good luck, dude!:)

10 October 2005, 03:57 PM
To 3d-empire Thanks for your comment. I think will be better, the trailer is more "real" :thumbsup:

To gardogg Thanks. I'll to correct this, i still adjust some things on the texture. Thanks :thumbsup:

to maurocorHi Mauro, nice see you here again dude. :thumbsup:. I agree about you said, but i did try some poses and i liked that, because the first pose (concept) i don't liked for two reasons. 1) The plate make shadows in the strong man, this is no good. 2) The first pose don't explore the body, of the strong man, therefore, I did choice this last pose. Thanks for your tip, it's very important. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 03:59 PM (

Hi, i started the texturing and i'll add more details on the trailler.

10 October 2005, 05:00 PM
Very good textures. Interresting to see with propper lightning.:)

10 October 2005, 06:07 PM
to suk-grigorij - Thnaks for your Interest, dude :thumbsup:

to maurocor - Hi Mauro. how i showed to you. My scene is about a myth. Look this picture of the Louis Cyr, perhaps he be lifting up 10 or 15 men, this is unreal. I want to capture this essence.

10 October 2005, 10:45 PM
better late than never!

what a great idea this is! your modelling and texturing skills are very good! fantastic job on the elephant- congrats. and very inspired choice to have the godfather as the head!
I look forward to the rest.

10 October 2005, 10:58 PM
good texture job:thumbsup:

Have you thourght about the post of the elephant?
maybe is should be struggling to keep its balance while beeing lifted...
that is if the trailer is tipping like the blue sketch trailer.

10 October 2005, 02:22 AM (

one more up

10 October 2005, 02:45 AM
shakes - Thanks for your nice words. :thumbsup:

3d-empire - Thanks for your comment. I did test with the pose of the elephant, but i still need make some adjustments, epecially on the feets,is only a test. Thanks :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 03:46 AM
Hi, buddy. I liked the textures of the trailler, I just think you can improve that pose of the man. Maybe you can make a litle more types to fit in that trailler. Good job.

10 October 2005, 07:28 PM
Thanks Rodrigo, how i said, i did alot tests:banghead: about with the pose and this i think the better. Thanks for your comment :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 08:05 PM
Been gone awhile but glad to see how much progress you've made. Looking really good.

10 October 2005, 01:25 PM
You're textured trailer comes along very nice:thumbsup: . I like that you keep the same style for all your scene elements and I'm curious to see what comes next.:bounce:


10 October 2005, 05:30 PM (

Hi, i made some changes in my scene. This is a test composition with the elements. I was thinking about the way the strong man lifted up the cart with the elephant; i wasn't sure about this. then, i made this change.

First. The strong man holds the trailler because the little girl is in danger, while she is look at the balloon.

Second. Two nuns look to themselves and say, ''it's a miracle''.

Third. The zeppelin flying over the scene saying "hi this is an ancient scene...' hehehe.

Sorry for my bad english

10 October 2005, 09:35 PM
HammaJamma - Thanks, i'm runnig to finish this scene. Thanks for your comments :thumbsup:

daWinky - Hi Sabrina, thanks. i made a test with the elements, to see how will be composition, but it's just a test. thanks :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 09:55 PM
e aí Alan! mto bonita a iluminação e a textura tb está ótima. parabéns!

10 October 2005, 10:02 PM
i like the look! a few things: i think the girl should be smaller, to add magnitude to the sitation
also, could you add more space on the left, and tilt the elephant more, as i imagine he would be leaning/ sliding that way under gravity.?
just a thought!

10 October 2005, 10:15 PM
yay, more brazilian guys here heheh. Awesome look Alan, keep rocking =D

10 October 2005, 11:58 PM
ziriguidum - Valeu, cara pelo comentário, mas ainda falta muita coisa pra fazer e essa luz ainda vou mexer. Valeu :thumbsup:

shakes - I agree,about you said. But, i'm not sure about the size of the little girl. Maybe she have 4-5 years old and i'don't now if could smaller her, but i'll try. I also agree with you about the compositing, i think that will be better with changes. I'll make the changes and soon i'll post again, thanks for your tip. Sorry for my english :thumbsup:

auroness - Hi Gabriel, thanks for your support dude, yeah one more brazilian. Vamos nessa! :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 12:26 AM
Sorry for my english :thumbsup:

your english is just fine!!

10 October 2005, 01:18 AM
Thanks buddy, i also working this :banghead: :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 03:19 AM
Hi, Alan!

As I told you before, I love the nostalgic mood that you are creating here. Good choice of colors too. No doubts that it is one of my favorits. Congrats! :)

10 October 2005, 05:02 AM
This is looking fantastic. I like your ideas. Some crits: The boots look too clean. They need to be given some scuffs and stuff because otherwise they look fake. The elephant's specularity should be toned down. Elephants are normally very dry looking and the one you have here looks like it was just rubbed down with vaseline. Also, as was mentioned before, the center of the weight of the wagon should be centered over his back, otherwise, based on the laws of physics, this wagon would tip backwards off his back if held like this. I would suggest having him bent more forward and having the cage be actally on top of him - where he is under the central weight of it... kind of like the fulcrum of a teeter totter. Hope some of this helps you. I want to see this come out as best as possible!

10 October 2005, 02:11 PM
maurocor - Hi Mauro, thanks for your support and tips. :thumbsup:

[b]gardogg[b] - Hi. Thanks for your tips.
• Ok, about the boots, i still need work with this. I not yet texturing.:banghead:
• I agree about the specular, an elephant don't have.
• I also agree about the position of the elephant inside the trailler, i really need adjust with this.
Ok, gardogg, thanks for your ongoing support, i hope see you again here dude, thanks :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 06:39 PM
Nice work and concept pal,
Good luck with it!

10 October 2005, 06:42 PM
Hahaha this scene is amazing ! Totally crazy and hilarous concept, i love it :scream:

I'm looking forward to your project man,this will be great :)


10 October 2005, 10:22 PM
adel3d - Thanks dude. :thumbsup:

cipher - Thanks for your support. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 01:36 AM (

Hi. I started the modeling of the little girl, i also posted some images about clothes and references to modeling.

10 October 2005, 05:38 AM
Wow, Alan, finally the little girl:bounce: ! And you're starting again with great modeling work:thumbsup: . She's already coming along pretty nice. You've made a good choice with your reference pictures! Really cute model...:) Can't wait to see more!


10 October 2005, 05:40 AM
very nice modelling - her eyes look a tiny bit sunken on the side view, but great stuff!

10 October 2005, 05:58 AM
the little girl looks really good. i watch your progress and i must say that this is a very good work. so keep it up. i will watch you :eek: ;)

10 October 2005, 07:06 AM
Oh great start with the little girl, No crits for me , everythings is alright, Bravo mate :thumbsup:

And as Sabrina said you have a perfect inspiration picture really cute.

Keep up the great work Alan :bounce:

10 October 2005, 07:53 AM
Very good modeling on the little girl!!!

good exspression, you are very good with faces.

10 October 2005, 02:51 PM
daWinky - Hi Sabrina, thanks for your nice words and the ongoing support. Really the reference of the little girl is very good, but i don't know if I'll to do like her.
:banghead: Thanks friend :thumbsup:

shakes - Hi John, thanks mate. I agree with you. I could have work a bit more on the eyes,:cry: if i have a time, i'll make this better. Thanks for your tip :thumbsup:

mac_andre - Hi Andre, thanks for your comment. The next post i'll put the update with the body/clothes. I'm think to do her on the final pose, like the last sketch. Thanks dude :thumbsup:

Zapan - hi Stéphane Brouty. thanks, thanks mate :thumbsup: for your nice words and the ongoing support. :thumbsup:

3d-empire - Hi Danny Good see you here dude, thanks for your comment and the support. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 02:59 PM
Looks good, keep 'em up! :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 03:41 PM (

Hi. One more update, i'm not sure about both the pose and the colors of the clothes. I'm thinking to do her as a red-haired little girl like the reference, but also i'm not sure hehehe about this. i accept suggestions

10 October 2005, 05:27 PM
sergageHi Sergio, thanks for your comment :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 06:27 PM
I think your setup is pretty good, but I have a few suggestions.

If the elephant had it's foot braced againt the bars of the cart, it would lend to some believablity. I know we are trying to show something unbelievable, but the act itself is enough for that. The mind click over to obsurd if you defy gravity too much. Maybe James can be leaning forward a little more, and looking up, while gritting his teeth.
The camera angle might be good if you shoot it from the eye-level of a child. then you could place the little girl at about the same level.

BTW great textures and models, even though james might need his hips adjusted.

10 October 2005, 08:03 PM
Great job on the nose - one of the best I've seen in a while. The eyes may be a bit too far apart. Good progress!

10 October 2005, 11:37 PM
hi denverbz
the kids face looks excellent! maybe u could try setup the scene and then see with different colours and how they match!
cheers mate ur doing great!:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 04:36 AM (

Hi, one more update before weekend with little changes. i'm not sure about the position of the legs, this is just a test.

10 October 2005, 05:46 AM
Good modeling so far! I think it's too early to critique the pose. It all depends on what her hands are doing. It looks good though. The only things I'm seeing wrong are the head - WAY too big. Looks like a cartoon. No offense, I'm just being honest. Also, the skirt in that picture is as short as it is because the little girl is pulling it up. In your model, the girl is not pulling her skirt up. Therefore, unlike the picture, it should not be that short. I think that as it looks right now, the girl is dressed like a prostitute. I would bring the skirt down to at least calf length, and I'm betting that the girl in the reference picture's skirt is about calf length too when it is not being pulled up for whatever reason.

Hope that helps. I hope that you don't take offense either. I only want to be a help!

10 October 2005, 06:06 AM
She looks pretty !
Great modeling, again !

10 October 2005, 08:06 AM
Great work Alan.

The pose is looking very good and the cloth fits her very well, nothing to crit.
Go on mate :bounce: :applause:

10 October 2005, 01:23 PM
Radulan Hi James, thanks for your comment. I agree with somethings that you said. About the way as James lift up the cart, i agree. Look this

Hi, i made some changes in my scene. This is a test composition with the elements. I was thinking about the way the strong man lifted up the cart with the elephant; i wasn't sure about this. then, i made this change.

First. The strong man holds the trailler because the little girl is in danger, while she is look at the balloon.
Second. Two nuns look to themselves and say, ''it's a miracle''.
Third. The zeppelin flying over the scene saying "hi this is an ancient scene...'

I thinking change the position of the elephant on the trailler, i don't like and i'm not sure about this, gardogg had a good tip about this.

About the camera angle, i liked of the your suggestion, i think that will be good.

Thanks for your comment and the tips, sorry if i didn't a good explaination about, my english is bad, i'm working too... :banghead: :thumbsup:

gardogg - Hi Gary, well thanks for your comment. About the eyes, how i said, i could have worked more on eye area, if i have a time, maybe i still to do somethings there, i'm not sure about this.

Hmmm... about the proportions i'm not sure, i'm working the proportion with "five-heads", ideal to children beteewn 4-5 years old, but i'll look again with my references.

Prostitute? :wise: I think too early to this, no? hehehe. I not yet worked with the dress her, This just a test with the pose. Thanks for your tips dude and tthe ongoing support.

yunisirees Hi Hamid, thanks dude.About the colors, i made a little changes as a test, what do you think? Thanks :thumbsup:

gpepper - Hi Pfeiffer, thanks for you comment :thumbsup:

Zapan - Hi Stéphane, thanks again mate. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 06:49 PM
Little girl is so cute and pretty:) Very nice modeling dude, I 'm too late in your thread, but I saw every thing , character ,elephant model I respect your style Man:bowdown:

Waiting for youe next step dude, All the best for this challenge:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 07:55 PM (

Hi. One more little up with some corrections.
I increase abit more the body of the little girl, really the body was small. I also made some adjustments in the clothes. I'm wating for crits and comments please

10 October 2005, 09:38 PM
Dude, as far that you go with your work impressed me more. Very good modeling. I just want to suggest a cold color to the cloth of the girl. I think you archive a good balance with this once all the piece is full of very hot colors. Keep rocking


10 October 2005, 05:32 AM
madshooter - Hi Roshan, thanks for your comment, dude. :thumbsup:

auroness - Hi Gabriel, thanks dude. I agree about the colors of the clothes, I really need think about this, thanks for the suggestion dude. Valeu a força :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 05:57 AM
Looking good. Here is a dress idea for the detail work in the skirt

Something like this would look really cute on her. Note also the shoes. Some variant of these would be nice. Good luck!

10 October 2005, 12:13 PM
good start for the girl. but she looks a old woman and not a little girl.

Good luck.

10 October 2005, 01:40 PM
Good work on the girl Alan.

The pose looks good, like "look mom, can daddy do that too?":D

I don´t agree on her looking like am old woman, I'm convinced she will turn out great (and cute)

I'll be back

10 October 2005, 01:58 PM
hiya the red color seems cool specialy since she is in danger and the red... might work it out nicely man!

10 October 2005, 02:23 AM
gardogg - wow gary, this a good reference :bounce: dude, i liked also the shoes, thanks for your support :thumbsup:

ziriguidum - Hi Rodolfo. I understood what you said, perhaps because i not have worked on the legs, no? The legs are a bit long. Thanks for your tips dude. :thumbsup:

3d-empire - Hi Denny, thanks mate
The pose looks good, like "look mom, can daddy do the too? hahaha, i liked, i'll put a ballon with this phrase. :bounce:

yunisirees hi, Hamid, thanks for the comments. I'm really breaking my head about the colors :banghead:. I liked of the red too, but i'm worry because the strong man, the cart and the circus are also using red:cry:,but thanks for your suggestion mate, maybe i'll use red :banghead:

10 October 2005, 12:29 PM
Hey Alan ,

Great work on the little girl model , you are doing a great job.:thumbsup: I do see a bit of an old lady when I look at her , I think her bum sticks out too much and is a little to big. Great progress with this.

10 October 2005, 05:59 PM (

Hi, one more update. I made the hands and worked a bit more on the clothes.

10 October 2005, 06:41 PM
mmoir Hi Mike, thanks for your comment. I made some adjusts on the little girl, what you do think? :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 06:46 PM
Hey Alan,

I thought I just posted here but it didn't send or something.

I do like what you have done with the skirt and I do get a picture of a little girl much clearer now. :thumbsup: I do think the hands could be a bit to big , you may want to check that just to double check. Keep up the good work.

10 October 2005, 07:06 PM
mmoir Hi Mike, thanks for your comment. I made some adjusts on the little girl, what you do think? :thumbsup:

mmoir - Hi Mike, you went more fast

10 October 2005, 08:38 PM
she's looking great!

10 October 2005, 08:45 PM
Hi denverbz, Brazil rules !!!
Its a very creative concept and you are going very well. Nice composition, colors and models ..... keep going.

10 October 2005, 11:39 PM
shakes- Hi John, thanks for your support mate.

DeankovitchHi Dean, thanks for your comment. Yeah, this is my modest contribution to the contest, hehehe. I hope see you here again dude, thanks :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 05:30 AM
Hi Alan,

cute little girl, indeed I think there's nothing to crit, she's coming along pretty nice, the proportions are right and the pose is very convincing!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Time for texturing?!!!:bounce:

10 October 2005, 06:23 AM
Great job on modeling the folds of the cloth. I know what a pain that is! I think the fingers on a little girl would be more puffy/fatty than knobby and boney like you have here. Maybe you can beef them up slightly - or at least take away some of the knuckle definition.

10 October 2005, 12:34 PM
Yay - the little girl is looking real good! She will be a great contrast to your strong guy - very nice :thumbsup:
This is just getting better and better.

10 October 2005, 05:26 PM
daWinky - Hi Sabrina, thanks for your nice words my friend :bounce: I hope start with the textures this week. Thanks mate :thumbsup:

gardogg Hi Gary. I have been look this about the fingers and I already fixed. Thanks dude :thumbsup:

Gunilla Hi Gunilla, thanks for your comments mate. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 12:01 PM
Damned... I don't see your thread before... fantastic subject, very imaginative, your universe is very pleasant... congratulations for all... the big Bob and James Molina, about the girls, she comes very nice.

Just only one thing disturb me after reading your page... and I can reassure you, it's a really minor point... the wheel of the charette, the curved rays are not very credible, especially for old wheels of this time, don't forget that they must support the weight of this weighty elephant. That'all... the rest is perfect for me... continue like that Alan... and best wishes for you :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 12:16 PM
ooooh,. the little girl lost her baloon,.. poor girl. :cry:

the baloon will ofcause have written words on it,. while having reflection, refraction and sss.
a most spectacular baloon,.:D
good work.

10 October 2005, 09:12 PM
Lemog - mate, i'm happy that you have been liked this stuff:bounce:. Thanks. I' admire so much both your works and the skills, not only on this contest, but on all works that you have been making. :applause: Also thanks for your post overthere on the my character WIP.:thumbsup:

the curved rays are not very credible, especially for old wheels of this time, don't forget that they must support the weight of this weighty elephant.

Hmmm... ok. I made the wheels based on a reference that I can't find now :banghead: I don't remember what site i saw this:argh:, but was a 1940's locomotive with that wheels. I'll find it and soon will post here.

Thanks mate, for your nice words :thumbsup:

3d-empire - ooooh,. the little girl lost her baloon,.. poor girl.
Hahahaha, good Danny. I wanna make the strongest and spectacular baloon in the word, hahaha. Thanks mate :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 01:11 PM (

Hi, I'm almost finishing the little girl. I still need make few adustments. I also started with the textures, but is just a test. I waiting for crits e comments.

10 October 2005, 01:21 PM (

Hmmm... I forgot the shoes, hehehe

10 October 2005, 03:09 PM
"Yeah I can help you in finding your balloon pretty girl" well it is with denverbz he is modeling it... heheheh:scream:

Nice start on texturing dude:thumbsup:
Keep going:)

10 October 2005, 03:20 PM
The strong guy have a very good concept! I liked!

But, i don´t like about the new pose of this character in the scene. The pose of the concept is better!


Eu gosto mais da primeira pose do fortão! Essa segunda, de ele segurando pelas costas ta um pouco estranha e pouco anatômica!

Vai fundo ai que ta ficando muito legal!


10 October 2005, 06:07 PM
Great job on the texturing mate :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Skin tone appears a bit reddish to me.

Keep the great work Alan :bounce: :bounce:

10 October 2005, 10:15 PM
madshooter - Thanks for your comments dude. :thumbsup:

Raul Tabajara Hi Raul, I made a bit change on my concept. About the pose, i did change because, i saw a lot things that i'm not liked. One Example. The plate did a lot shadow over the model, the pose of the strong man was bad:banghead:. In the sketch i also liked, but when i made on 3D, i'm not liked. Thanks for your comments dude. :thumbsup:

Zapan - Hi Stephane, thanks for your opinion. I agree and i'll fix this. Thanks my friend :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 10:30 PM
hiya denverbznice updates man!:thumbsup: like the girl a lot! the bottom part of the jacket of the girl looks odd kinda too stiff! and maybe a little bit more fair skin hehheh but anyways its just a test as you mentioned !
cheers man! keep on going!

10 October 2005, 11:55 PM
I think she is leaning forward too far. It looks like she would fall forward if leaning that far forward... Good job with the textures. I'm not sure I understand the spots on the legs though...

10 October 2005, 12:48 AM
The pose is an adult pose, kids dont look like that, that is why it seems so weird the new pose. I think. You should definetly try a new one. Great work so far.

10 October 2005, 04:34 AM
Hmmm... ok. I made the wheels based on a reference that I can't find now :banghead: I don't remember what site i saw this:argh:, but was a 1940's locomotive with that wheels. I'll find it and soon will post here.
No prob Alan... just my first feeling about these wheels... not a real prob for me...:thumbsup:

The girl comes very well... just waiting for more :bounce:

10 October 2005, 05:25 AM
Oooh,this is great , Alan:eek: ... I think everybody wants to help Jessica!! She's at once awakening the maternal and protective instinct. So she'll be a really convincing part of your composition:thumbsup: . (And she's awakening the wish in me to take some character modeling lessons from you:) ...). Though some minor crits...I'm not sure if I like these blotches on the pantyhose and the fingerknobs are a little too distinctive...and James' hair is not so good for her...But the overall look is amazing and I find nothing to crit on the pose!!! I'm waiting eagerly for an update.:bounce:


10 October 2005, 09:54 AM
She is coming to life:)

have you found fabric for the clothing yet??
Red jakket, flower dress and white stockings??

I'll be back..

10 October 2005, 03:22 PM
yunisirees - Hi Hamid, I agree and i'll fixed this. About the skin, i'm not satisfied, i'll to do on the skin again. Thanks mate.:thumbsup:

gardogg Hi, Gary. I did a few tests on the scene with pose and looks to me good, but i'll do some tests again:banghead:. Thansks dude.:thumbsup:

danielkenobi Hi Daniel, thanks dude. Adult pose?:hmm: I'm not sure about this.But i'll see my references again. Thanks :thumbsup:

Lemog - Hi Laurent, thanks again mate. I broking my head on the hair her. :banghead: Thanks my friend :thumbsup:

daWinky - Hi Sabrina, thanks for your niiiice words mate.

'm not sure if I like these blotches on the pantyhose and the fingerknobs are a little too distinctive...and James' hair is not so good for her...But the overall look is amazing and I find nothing to crit on the pose!!! I'm waiting eagerly for an update.

I agree totally with you, i did just a tests with the texture and the james' hair, but i'll thinking to change all, I don't liked too:p.Thanks my friend for your ongoing support. :thumbsup:

3d-empire Hi Danny, thanks friend.

have you found fabric for the clothing yet??
Red jakket, flower dress and white stockings??

Hahaha, i'm searching.... Thanks again mate. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 03:03 PM (

Hi guys, i started with the textures on the little girl. I'm not sure about the colors, i think that i'll change.

10 October 2005, 03:04 PM (

Hi guys, i started with the textures on the little girl. I'm not sure about the colors, i think that i'll change.