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09 September 2005, 02:23 PM
Eric MacArthur is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Story: Kate and her friend went out for a walk when they saw a strange cloud appear. Then all of a sudden ships began emerging form the cloud and one came toward them. Kate’s friend got out a camera.

Latest Update: Final Image: Ur Photo (

09 September 2005, 01:23 PM (

This is the third time I've entered a CGchallange. I've made this simple in hopes that this will be one that I complete ;)

The idea is a photo-real aliens among us image.

Fingers crossed!

09 September 2005, 10:18 PM (

Getting the simple out of the way. Very standard U.F.O. ;)

10 October 2005, 04:52 PM (

I'm considering a metal cloth jumpsuit for Ur. So for now he will have boots as to the reason he has no feet :)

Any thoughts on Skin type welcome!

10 October 2005, 07:09 PM
Good start. I like the eye reflections and the proportions look nice. I would make his arms and legs skinnier and show some more muscle definition. Keep going!

10 October 2005, 09:22 PM
Good start. I like the eye reflections and the proportions look nice. I would make his arms and legs skinnier and show some more muscle definition. Keep going!

All the while I've been thinking about doing an actual musculature system for him in A.C.T. Your comment has pushed me into the "I'm doing it" range :)

10 October 2005, 10:30 AM
I've found a refrence image for the Ur Photo scene:

Bonneville Salt Flats

11 November 2005, 01:37 PM (

Here's Kate. She will be the Aw Struck spectator.

11 November 2005, 01:44 PM (

She shouldn't need any pants for this scene so I'll only model them if she doesn't frame as in my concept sketch.

11 November 2005, 01:46 PM (

This is Kate's pre-dynamic hair. The rendering doesn't make me happy but it shows the general shape of things to come.

11 November 2005, 11:50 PM (

Here is the Ur character with his jumpsuit. Only a few more tasks until I start rendering :)

12 December 2005, 08:11 PM (

Here I have made the mountains and set the scene for the shot aspect ratio. I have also done the dynamics on the hair as well as putting Kate together. She is skinned but still in T pose until I do the cloth simulation.

12 December 2005, 10:24 AM (

Here is the Mountain texture done in deep paint.

12 December 2005, 10:29 AM (

Here is the light set up. This background plates lighting will be used for the rest of the components. I have added a cloud ship as a mother ship as inspired by Spielbergs "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

12 December 2005, 10:52 AM (

Here are three elements composited together to make the plate.
1. Background- Rendered in Maxwell
2. Middleground- Rendered in Vue
3. Foreground- Rendered in Scanline

12 December 2005, 11:21 PM (

Here is Kates face map.

12 December 2005, 11:24 PM (

Here is a render of Kate in the scene.

12 December 2005, 01:30 AM (

Here is Ur with his friends in the sky.

12 December 2005, 01:37 AM (

Well here it is :)

I'm happy to have gotten it done.

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