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09 September 2005, 06:27 PM
Tuomas is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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09 September 2005, 06:31 PM
yes indeed, I am in, again:) I am playing with some idea about aerial stunts, perhaps skydiving or something like that.... Let's see if I can do this!

09 September 2005, 03:03 PM (

Sorry for the poor quality sketch, just wanted to make sure nobody else steals this:) The idea is to portrait a base jumper in his critical, but enjoyable moment... The city background is a challenge, I might still change it to something else.

09 September 2005, 03:03 PM
good luck man!

09 September 2005, 03:10 PM
hey again, dude , hi five! er..


09 September 2005, 05:03 PM (

I started to model the shirt of the jumper, added also some displacement to it because of the high winds. I wish I had Zbrush, but I guess I have to this the old school way!

BTW, I thought I'd change the perspective more towards sky (less work:)

09 September 2005, 05:18 PM
hi tuomas,
you should consider the winddirection. the shirt will probably be much more drawn or blown in the opposite direction he`s falling.
but maybe his jumping gear is preventing the shirt from doing so. i don`t know, just a thougt :)

09 September 2005, 05:31 PM
Yes, actually I will place the camera below the jumper. I made the current turbulence on the shirt based on that thought.

09 September 2005, 07:22 PM
hi tuomas spectaculering eh :)!... nice sketch and concept. this will come out good :thumbsup:!

09 September 2005, 10:54 AM
I am at work waiting to get home so that I can develop my jumper further! I'll probably do the pants next, then the parachute and then the head and arms. Cant wait! I am lucky that nobody else selected this same subject, at least so far!

09 September 2005, 03:25 PM (

Pants are roughly done, next modeling other props... and adding details.

09 September 2005, 03:40 PM (

been working on the parachute and its details. Tedious stuff!

09 September 2005, 04:20 PM
hehe lol we seems to be on the same planet jarvetu :)
Good luck your job is on the good wayy too...

09 September 2005, 04:50 PM (

testing with perspective using the headless, armless and legless base jumper:)

09 September 2005, 04:52 PM (

Not so good as the previous, I'd presume?

09 September 2005, 05:17 PM
you`re right, the first one is better :wise: !

09 September 2005, 05:31 PM
Right, the first one is really more impressing and more vertiginous.

09 September 2005, 05:42 PM
hi there..

yeah I like the previous one better..

nice modeling..


09 September 2005, 05:50 AM (

This is the correct the angle, at least for now. I might change the background to a bridge, who knows. I've got time still!

09 September 2005, 05:53 AM
cool progress i see ! dig the belts and the wind driven cloths! u know but i still like the angle in the concept sketch .. the ground rushing to meet up!

09 September 2005, 05:55 AM
I like your theme, pretty spectacular. Base jumpers are crazy. Good luck.

09 September 2005, 04:47 PM (

I've had a fairly long break from this challenge, now I decided to model the arms. Next, probably the feet!

09 September 2005, 05:07 AM
This is a very cool image so far. My crit right off the bat though is that the anatomy of this arm is WAY off. His shoulder ends and the bicep is where? You've got like a shoulder-bicep thing going on. I'd look into some photo references of arm muscles. Besides that though, I like the pose and the angle of the camera. The building looks cool too.

09 September 2005, 08:21 AM
Thanks for the crit! yes, there is something wrong with the upper arm, I will fix the bicep separation problem soon:) The building is just for reference, it might be something totally different in the end.

10 October 2005, 09:43 AM (

Back on the model again, I started refining the model a bit more. The head is going to be crucial with all the expressions and all. I've got some stage freight to move to that phase:)

10 October 2005, 04:34 PM (

Started with the head and made some progress, still a lot of work to do with it!

10 October 2005, 05:06 PM (

Some progress on the head in 30 mins... Oops! ears are still missing!

10 October 2005, 04:57 PM (

I am a bit behind schedule due to other hurries. But here is a little update, the jumper is staring to take form!

10 October 2005, 06:44 AM
I am still pondering about the background, should it be a building, bridge, antenna or perhaps a cliff. That is yet to be defined. Anyway the key focus here is on the jumper himself and the feeling of the rush that he gets. So, the expression should portray that. The textures will play an important part and the clothes. BTW, the hair is polygon hair, I might change it to red:)

11 November 2005, 06:36 PM (

I finally got the shoes to the guy. they have a lot of detail, laces and all, but not really visible in the pic. But least was a good practice:)

11 November 2005, 05:43 PM (

Started the main rock tower from which the character leaps. It needs some background cliffs too and some twigs. The texture is so far all procedurals, my favourites.

11 November 2005, 05:21 PM (

I am way behind, as my computer was being repaired. Anyway, I started modeling the rock and put a quick procedural texture to it. here is a sort of general look of the image. the current perspective doesnt work, so I'll do some changes to make the guy appear falling.

11 November 2005, 06:04 PM
hey tuomas,
youre working on your project again, good to see that!!
but why have yyou changed your idea to a cliff in the background? i liked the scyscraper much more, and i thinl it is much more spectacular.
but anyway, i think the angle should be much steeper (<- right word?)
just a few thoughts....
keep going, not much time left :)

11 November 2005, 02:36 PM (

Got the the background to a decent level, next working on the main jumper. The other guy is just a quick low poly jumper.

11 November 2005, 04:17 PM (

I started the jumpers texturing. I'll next unwrap the head and arms for UV-texturing.

11 November 2005, 04:47 PM (

Just testing with the composition and playing with the lighting. There is stillmuch work with the jumper, he still has flaws:)

11 November 2005, 12:12 PM
I removed the other jumper from the background as somehow he didnt fit to the pic. Next I'll do some tweaking: parachutes details, jumpers pants, skin, goggles, parachute straps (now appear to go through his shirt), etc. Then I guess I'll try to do some tests with HDRI renders on the jumper.

12 December 2005, 06:07 PM (

This is almost it, just some post effects still to do...

12 December 2005, 06:26 PM (

Added some noise and tweaked the colours.

12 December 2005, 06:33 PM (

"Paralyzed with fear, feel velocity gain, entering a near catatonic state, pressure of the sound roaring thru my head, crash into the ground, damned if Iíll be dead!"

-Megadeth (High speed dirt)

12 December 2005, 08:04 PM
yeah man thats very cool:thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 02:03 PM
Thanks to all for your comments! This time I haven't had so much time to interact with the community and that is too bad. I wish had more time to comment also other people's productions. Better luck (read: time) next time:)

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